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11 Bubba Starling CF

Kansas City Royals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
3%1%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1132.1958141
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC3111314222863910.235.274.195

Player Updates

August 21, 2019 02:36 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Sitting for series finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not starting Wednesday against the Orioles.

Starling will give way to Brett Phillips in center field for Wednesday's series finale. In 14 games this month, the outfielder is slashing just .120/.170/.200 with one home run and a 37 percent strikeout rate.

August 17, 2019 07:16 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Out of Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not in Saturday's lineup against the Mets.

Brett Phillips, who was called up Friday, may cut into Starling's playing time going forward. Starling is just 5-for-40 with one home run in 11 games this month.

August 13, 2019 02:20 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Catches breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.

Starling will head to the bench after making four straight starts. He went just 2-for-15 with a double and two walks over that stretch, so he'll aim to regroup at the dish with the help of an off day. Whit Merrifield gets the nod in center field and is set to lead off with Starling riding the pine.

August 7, 2019 02:56 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Red Sox.

Starling will give way to Billy Hamilton in center field for Wednesday's series finale after starting the past six games and going 3-for-21 (.143) with a home run and nine strikeouts (40.9 percent strikeout rate).

August 5, 2019 11:00 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Swats second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

The rookie gave the Royals a spark of hope with his eighth-inning blast off Matt Barnes, but the comeback attempt fell short. Starling is slashing .250/.281/.361 with two homers and seven RBI through his first 19 big-league games.

July 30, 2019 02:40 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Not in Tuesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not starting Tuesday against Toronto.

Starling has gone hitless in his last two games, though that came on the back of an 11-game hitting streak. Whit Merrifield moves out to center field in his absence, with Nicky Lopez starting at second base.

July 23, 2019 04:12 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Not in lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not starting Tuesday against the Braves.

Starling is riding a seven-game hitting streak and his hit .286/.355/.429 in eight games overall since making his big-league debut in the first game of the second half. The Royals will have no designated hitter in the two-game series in Atlanta, leaving Starling the odd man out Tuesday as Whit Merrifield gets pushed over to center field.

July 20, 2019 05:24 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Takes seat Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

Starling will give way to Billy Hamilton in center field Saturday but still appears set to receive the bulk of the action at the position for the foreseeable future. Through his first seven games in the big leagues, Starling has gone 7-for-24 with a double, three walks, two RBI, a stolen base and six runs.

July 15, 2019 02:00 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: On bench Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not starting Monday against the White Sox.

Starling started three straight games after getting promoted for the start of the second half. He's gone 2-for-10 with a walk so far. Billy Hamilton takes over in center field.

July 14, 2019 01:16 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Gets third straight start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling will start in center field and bat seventh Sunday against the Tigers.

In the lineup for the third straight game since his callup from Triple-A Omaha, Starling looks like he'll get a fair shake as the Royals' everyday center fielder while Billy Hamilton serves in a depth role. Through his first two big-league contests, Starling has gone 1-for-6 with a walk, run and RBI.

July 12, 2019 01:52 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Batting seventh in debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is starting in center field and batting seventh Friday against the Tigers.

Starling was officially called up from Triple-A Omaha earlier Friday and will immediately slot into the starting nine for his major-league debut. The 26-year-old has been at the Triple-A level since 2016, but he finally found some success this season with a .310/.358/.448 slash line in 72 games.

July 11, 2019 06:40 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Set for MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling's contract will be selected for the first time by the Royals prior to Friday's game against the Tigers.

The fifth-overall pick back in 2011, Starling has failed to live up to expectations thus far in his professional career. He's spent the bulk of the last four seasons with Triple-A Omaha, recording an unimpressive .255/.305/.376 slash line. Still, the rebuilding Royals have little reason not to see what he can offer. A corresponding move will be announced Friday.

May 6, 2019 02:20 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Overcomes hand injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (hand) has started in both of Triple-A Omaha's last two games, going 4-for-8 at the plate between the contests.

Starling looked at risk of landing on Omaha's 7-day injured list after being struck on the hand by a pitch April 30, but he was fortunate to avoid any structural damage. After sitting out for three days while managing soreness, Starling rejoined the lineup over the weekend and didn't appear to be hindered by the hand issue. The outfielder is slashing .351/.393/.455 through 23 games in the Pacific Coast League.

May 1, 2019 04:44 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: X-rays come back negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

X-rays on Starling's hand came back negative, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Starling has escaped with a bruise after exiting Tuesday's Triple-A game after getting hit in the hand on a bunt attempt. The 26-year-old, who is hitting .333/.382/.449 with two homers and five stolen bases through 21 games with Omaha, should be considered day-to-day for now.

April 30, 2019 09:40 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Leaves Tuesday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling exited Tuesday's game at Triple-A Omaha after being hit on the hand while attempting a bunt, Rustin Dodd of The Athletic reports.

Starling has been off to a fantastic start this season by slashing .333/.382/.449 with two home runs and five stolen bases in 20 games. The specifics and severity of the injury remain unclear.

March 6, 2019 06:20 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Starting spring hot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is on a tear to start spring training, hitting 7-for-12 with two homers.

A tiny sample of 12 at-bats doesn't do a whole lot to change the perception of a player, but a continued hot streak could give Starling at least an outside chance to break camp with the Royals. The fifth overall pick back in 2011, Starling was formerly an interesting prospect but has stalled out in recent years. He's now a 26-year-old with no major-league experience coming off a year in which injuries limited him to just 20 games. The Royals don't have many players with ironclad holds on roster spots, though, so Starling is worth keeping an eye on for owners in leagues deep enough where every player on a roster deserves consideration.

December 17, 2018 12:32 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Returns to Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling signed a minor-league contract with the Royals on Monday.

The fifth-overall pick by the Royals back in 2011, Starling has stalled out at Triple-A in recent years, hitting just .225/.276/.336 at that level over the last three seasons. He'll be organizational depth in Kansas City and could finally make his big-league debut this season should injuries strike the Royals' outfield, but he's given very little reason to believe he can be a fantasy asset.

December 1, 2018 03:48 PM
Bubba Starling: Not tendered 2019 contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals declined to tender Starling a contract for the 2019 season, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Starling only played in 11 games for Triple-A Omaha this past season while dealing with oblique and finger injuries that caused him to make two separate stays on the minor-league disabled list. According to Flanagan, Starling is expected to re-sign with Kansas City on a minor-league deal in the coming days.

July 19, 2018 04:16 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Out six weeks with finger injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (oblique) suffered a dislocated left index finger and will remain on the disabled list for six more weeks.

This injury wasn't baseball related as it occurred while Starling was away from the club during a home visit. Prior to this setback, Starling was nearing activation from the 7-day DL after spending the past two months on the shelf with an oblique strain. This new timetable puts his eventual return around the end of August.

May 14, 2018 04:40 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Officially lands on minor-league DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (oblique) was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Omaha on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Starling is expected to be sidelined for a significant amount of time after suffering an oblique strain last week. He's dealt with oblique issues in the past, so expect the team to proceed cautiously with him. Prior to injuring himself, Starling was hitting .257/.350/.314 across 11 games with the Storm Chasers.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland3181 .258 .355 .258
vs Clevinger (Career)310 .333.333.333
vs RHP81181 .259 .296 .222
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
8/11@DET5000000
8/14STL3000000
8/16NYM4010100
8/18NYM4110000
8/19@BAL3000010
8/20@BAL3000000
8/23@CLE4000000
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
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NYM
L5-11
19
@BAL
W5-4
20
@BAL
L1-4
21
@BAL
L1-8
22
@BOS
L4-5
23
@CLE
L1-4
24
@CLE
7:10 pm
25
@CLE
1:10 pm
26
OAK
8:15 pm
27
OAK
8:15 pm
28
OAK
8:15 pm
29
OAK
1:15 pm
30
BAL
8:15 pm
31
BAL
7:15 pm
Fantasy Points by Week
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016KC0000000000 --- --- ---
2017KC0000000000 --- --- ---
2018KC0000000000 --- --- ---
2019KC3111314222863910 .235 .274 .195
Total 3211314222863910 .235 .274 .195
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019KCOF31307369311 .986
Total  31307369311 .986
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2016KC00000000
2017KC00000000
2018KC00000000
2019KC303101002
Total 303101002
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012R-Burlington Royals5320035558210332870101 .371 .485 .275
2013AFX-Lexington Legends12543551105214136353128223 .329 .398 .241
2014AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1324826710523495449150172 .304 .338 .218
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N9133151841941032309145 .318 .426 .254
2015AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock12446174021271721 .471 .614 .386
2016AA-NW Arkansas6223328431515231581101 .251 .322 .185
2016AAA-Omaha4716614308021776410 .213 .265 .181
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers802783569141721196554 .303 .381 .248
Total 602216928750811216582552086667117 .307 .381 .234
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthdate:
8/3/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Gardner, KS
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Kansas City Royals
College:

MLB Experience:
1