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Kansas City Royals Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Kansas City Royals, including multi-year payrolls, active roster salaries, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Payroll Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total Payroll Allocations   $100,773,003 $79,616,667 $36,650,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000
Signed Players   35 20 18 12 11
Catchers   $12,142,061 $14,200,000 $14,200,000
Infield   $3,547,707 $5,000,000 $6,950,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000
Outfield   $20,373,000 $23,000,000
Starting Pitchers   $19,001,438 $15,250,000 $15,500,000
Relief Pitchers   $19,547,314 $16,500,000
Designated Hitter   $5,224,207 $4,666,667
Disabled List   $11,895,598
Suspended  
Retained/Deferred   $19,207,385 $1,000,000


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Roster Payroll Figures

Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Royals Salary Payroll Table

Catchers Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Salvador Perez 29 C $11,200,000 $14,200,000 $14,200,000 0UFA 0-
Cameron Gallagher 26 C $557,125 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Meibrys Viloria 22 C $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Nick Dini 25 C $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
1st Base Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Ryan O'Hearn 25 1B $557,650 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ryan McBroom 27 1B $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
2nd Base Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Whit Merrifield 30 2B $1,000,000 $5,000,000 $6,950,000 $2,950,000 $6,700,000
Erick Mejia 24 2B $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
3rd Base Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Hunter Dozier 27 3B $567,225 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Kelvin Gutierrez 24 3B $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Shortstop Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Adalberto Mondesi 23 SS $576,000 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Nicholas Lopez 24 SS $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Humberto Arteaga 25 SS $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Outfield Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Alex Gordon 35 LF $20,000,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Bubba Starling 26 CF $555,000 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Brett Phillips 25 RF $555,000 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Starting Pitchers Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Danny Duffy 30 SP $15,250,000 $15,250,000 $15,500,000 0UFA 0-
Mike Montgomery 29 SP $2,440,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Jake Junis 26 SP $578,250 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Brad Keller 23 SP $578,175 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jorge Lopez 26 SP $562,250 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Trevor Oaks 26 SP $555,350 0- 0- 0- 0-
Glenn Sparkman 27 SP $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Relief Pitchers Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Ian Kennedy 34 RP/CL $16,500,000 $16,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Jesse Hahn 29 RP $800,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Kevin McCarthy 27 RP $578,250 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Tim Hill 29 RP $573,175 0- 0- 0- 0-
Eric Skoglund 26 RP $568,175 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Jacob Barnes 29 RP $567,600 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
Jake Newberry 24 RP $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Josh Staumont 25 RP $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Kyle Zimmer 27 RP $555,000 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Heath Fillmyer 25 RP $555,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
 
Designated Hitter Age Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Jorge Soler 27 DH $4,666,667 $4,666,667 0- 0UFA 0-
Cheslor Cuthbert 26 DH $850,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Values for players who have been released, traded, or otherwise removed from the roster.

Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Billy Hamilton CF $3,290,342 0- 0- 0- 0-
Chris Owings 2B $3,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Wily Peralta RP $2,250,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Brad Boxberger RP $2,200,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jason Hammel RP $2,000,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Travis Wood SP $1,500,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Martin Maldonado C $1,478,492 0- 0- 0- 0-
Jake Diekman RP $1,463,695 0- 0- 0- 0-
Lucas Duda 1B $1,250,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Terrance Gore CF $350,000 0- 0- 0- 0-
Homer Bailey SP $304,368 0- 0- 0- 0-
Frank Schwindel 1B $41,776 0- 0- 0- 0-
Ben Lively SP $35,808 0- 0- 0- 0-
Wily Peralta RP $25,000 $1,000,000 0- 0- 0-
Chris Ellis RP $17,904 0- 0- 0- 0-
 

Deferred Payroll Figures

Pos. 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023