Bubba Starling

CF / Kansas City Royals / EXP: 0YRS / MINORS Height: 6-4 Weight: 210 lb Age: 23 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' Bubba Starling: Posts .077 average in 10 games

      Starling went 3-for-39 in his last 10 games at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. At the start of the 2016 campaign, Starling picked up where he left off in 2015, sustaining a batting average in the realm of .250 until his recent slump. His line now sits at .195/.282/.376 and he's struck out in an astounding 40.6 percent of his 133 at-bats this season. Due to his struggles, Starling is seeing less playing time and has been replaced by Terrance Gore in center field. Since taking to starting role in center field on May 20, Gore has gone 6-for-23.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' Bubba Starling: Optioned to Double-A on Monday

      Starling was optioned to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Starling struggled a bit against major league pitching, going 2-for-18 with a home run and three RBI in eight games this spring. He'll head back to Double-A to hopefully build off of a strong 2015 campaign and possibly move up in the organization at some point of the coming season.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Royals' Bubba Starling: Added to 40-man roster

      Starling's contract was selected by the Royals on Friday. Once considered a bust, Starling took great strides in 2015, and therefore the Royals wanted to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. While most of the big names from Starling's 2011 draft class have already debuted in the majors, his time may not come until 2017, as he has not yet played above Double-A.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Royals' Starling suffers hamstring strain, likely headed to DL

      Royals minor-league outfielder Bubba Starling suffered a hamstring strain Sunday and will likely by placed on the disabled list, the Kansas City Star reports. Starling was considering a top-40 prospect in 2012 and 2013 but fell off prospect lists after a couple of unproductive minor-league seasons. He shot out to a hot start this season, hitting .386/.471/.614 in 44 at-bats with high Class A Wilmington, and has managed a .255/.356/.490 line with three home runs and eight RBI in 51 at-bats with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

    • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

      Royals move up OF Bubba Starling to Double-A

      Premier Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling has earned a promotion from Class A Advanced to Double-A Northwest Arkansas, the Kansas City Star has reported. The 22-year-old Starling has been sizzling to start the season. He owns a .386/.471/.614 slash line with two home runs and 12 RBI in just 44 at-bats. His numbers represent a strong rebound from 2014, when he batted just .218 at the same level.

    • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

      Royals' Bubba Starling: First spring 'a great experience'

      Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling was one of several players re-assigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, wrapping up his first taste of major-league spring training, which he said met all his expectations, MLB.com reports. "And then some, probably even more so," Starling said. "I feel like I have really learned some stuff from the veteran guys. It has been a great experience." Starling struck out in five of his first six Cactus League at-bats but was able to rebound from the poor effort, collecting four hits in his last eight at-bats. "Getting those first couple of hits really relaxed me," Starling said. "I was able to stop making those defensive swings just trying to get the ball in play and I started being more aggressive and being myself." "You could just see the pressure come off him," manager Ned Yost said, "and then he started playing his game."

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Starling, Mondesi, Dozier among Royals cuts Wednesday

      The Royals announced Wednesday they optioned pitcher Aaron Brooks, infielder Orlando Calixte, outfielder Lane Adams and outfielder Jorge Bonifacio to Triple-A Omaha. They also reassigned pitcher Buddy Baumann, pitcher Brian Broderick, pitcher Casey Coleman, pitcher Joe Paterson, infielder Hunter Dozier, infielder Matt Fields, infielder Raul Mondesi and outfielder Bubba Starling to minor-league camp.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Bubba Starling continues to disappoint

      Royals outfielder prospect Bubba Starling is having another rough start at the outset of the 2014 season. The 2011 first-round pick (No. 5) is hitting a disappointing .133 with one home run and six RBI through 17 games for Class A Wilmington. Starling has four doubles and eight runs, but he has 24 strikeouts to just nine walks. He is slugging .250. Starling has not been very productive offensively since beginning his pro career. He is batting .242 with a .337 on-base percentage, .410 slugging percentage and .747 OPS in 195 career games.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Bubba Starling still struggling at Class A

      Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling underwent LASIK eye surgery in mid-May after complaining of not seeing the ball well during night games. Unfortunately, Starling is still struggling offensively for Class A Lexington, particularly at night. Starling is batting .219 with a .354 slugging percentage in 84 games. He's batting .289 in 21 day games but is hitting .195 in 63 night games. The 2011 first-round pick (fifth overall) has a triple, eight home runs, 14 doubles and 41 RBI.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Royals prospect might need Lasik eye surgery

      Royals outfield prospect Bubba Starling left Class A Lexington Wednesday to travel to Kansas City, where he might undergo Lasik eye surgery, according to The Kansas City Star. Starling recently complained of having problems seeing the ball at night. "When a player makes mention of it, we're going to get it checked again," assistant general manager of player development J.J. Picollo said. "Upon his examination, there was a discrepancy from his last eye examination, which was in 2012, to this year's most recent one. He's going to see our doctor here, and he is a potential candidate for Lasik surgery. If that's the case, we're just going to go ahead and get it taken care of right away. The turnaround time for Lasik is so quick that he can potentially be back in the lineup maybe as early as this weekend. However, we're not counting on it, nor do we think it's necessary." Starling is batting .213 with four home runs, six doubles and 17 RBI in 35 games. He's batting .300 in day games but .172 at night.