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Kansas City Royals

Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
1864.21512262
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC56186264041295620.255.317.215

Player Updates

March 22, 2020 09:40 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Crushes in Cactus League
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling had a .367/.441/.767 slash line with three doubles, three home runs and three stolen bases through 30 at-bats before spring training was suspended.

The 27-year-old isn't typically a significant power threat and had only 11 homers in 482 plate appearances between Triple-A and the majors in 2019, so the spring training pop is certainly surprising. Starling -- the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft -- is likely to begin the season in the big leagues since he's out of minor-league options, and he seems likely to be in the mix with Brett Phillips to work as Kansas City's fourth outfielder.

September 29, 2019 10:48 AM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Still out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (side) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins.

Starling exited Wednesday's contest with left side tightness and will end up missing the final three games, assuming he doesn't appear off the bench. The 26-year-old has a .215/.255/.317 slash line over 56 games in his first taste of MLB action. Erick Mejia will start in center field for the season finale.

September 28, 2019 10:48 AM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Remains out Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (side) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Twins.

Starling has been out since Sept. 25 with the side injury. Erick Mejia is starting in center field and hitting sixth.

September 28, 2019 01:20 AM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Sitting Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling (side) will sit Friday against the Twins.

Starling left Wednesday's game with side tightness and will miss at least one start. It's possible his season is done, as there are just three games left on the schedule, though the Royals haven't announced that he's been shut down. Brett Phillips will start in center field Friday.

September 26, 2019 01:04 AM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Battling side tightness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling was removed from Wednesday's loss to the Braves with left side tightness, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Starling was pulled for a pinch hitter during the sixth inning after the injury cropped up while making a throw to home plate. The specifics of the injury remains unclear, but the 27-year-old will have Thursday's scheduled off day to aid in his recovery before potentially missing the final weekend of the regular season.

September 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Swats two doubles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Braves.

The multi-hit effort was an encouraging sign for Starling, who was just 8-for-38 (.211) with two extra-base hits (a double and a home run) through 15 games in September heading into Tuesday's series opener. The rookie is hitting just .217 with four home runs and two steals in his first taste of the majors (55 games) but will look to finish the campaign on a positive note.

September 20, 2019 01:00 AM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Out of Thursday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not in Thursday's lineup against the Twins.

He is 7-for-34 (.206) with one home run and one steal in 13 games this month. Erick Mejia will start in center field and hit seventh.

September 4, 2019 02:04 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Sitting Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not starting Wednesday against the Tigers.

Starling hasn't done much since making his big-league debut, hitting .205/.247/.295 in 40 games. Brett Phillips starts in center field Wednesday.

September 1, 2019 02:04 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Checks out of lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.

With the Royals bringing back one of their regulars (Adalberto Mondesi) from the injured list Sunday, Starling and Brett Phillips will likely have to fight one another for one spot in the lineup in most games. Though he'll take a seat in the series finale, Starling has helped his case for sticking ahead of Phillips on the depth chart by going 8-for-23 with a home run over his last six starts.

August 27, 2019 02:32 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Laces three hits in blowout loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling went 3-for-4 with two runs Monday in the Royals' 19-4 loss to the Athletics.

Starling's showing at the plate was one of the few silver linings on the evening for the Royals, who suffered their biggest loss of the season and have now dropped five of their last six games. Even after the three-hit night, Starling is slashing .203/.240/.276 with two home runs and one steal in 130 plate appearances since receiving a callup from Triple-A Omaha coming out of the All-Star break.

August 24, 2019 04:08 PM
Royals' Bubba Starling: Heads to bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Starling is not in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians.

Starling will get his fourth day off in the last 10 games while in the middle of a 2-for-21 slump with eight strikeouts. The rookie outfielder is slashing .222/.259/.296 against righties. Brett Phillips will start in center field and bat ninth against hard-throwing righty Mike Clevinger.

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.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Minnesota1420 .143 .143 .143
vs Perez (Career)210 .500.250.500
vs LHP54101 .241 .278 .185
Last 7 Games
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020KC0000000000------------
2019KC56186264041295620.215.255.3170.572
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Total56186264041295620.215.255.3170.572
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020KC000000000
2019KC56705901104
2018KC000000000
2017KC000000000
2016KC000000000
Total56705901104
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2012R-Burlington Royals5320035558210332870101.275.371.485
2013AFX-Lexington Legends12543551105214136353128223.241.329.398
2014AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1324826710523495449150172.218.304.338
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N9133151841941032309145.254.318.426
2015AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock12446174021271721.386.471.614
2016AA-NW Arkansas6223328431515231581101.184.251.322
2016AAA-Omaha4716614308021776410.181.213.265
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers802783569141721196554.248.303.381
2018AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers11355920025610.257.350.314
2018ROK-AZL Royals411330035--400.273.3331.091
2018ROK-Idaho Falls Chukars585430145200.500.6921.250
2019AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers722613481112738215993.310.358.448
 

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