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Bubba StarlingTrack this Player High Level: AAA Current Team: Kansas City Royals - In Minors MLB Years: 2019-2019
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Drafted
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick

PositionsCF-543, RF-59, LF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDerek Starling
Height6-4Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateAugust 3,1992 [26.353]PlaceGardner,Kansas
High SchoolGardner Edgerton (Gardner,KS)

DraftedSelected by the Kansas City Royals [Team Picks] in the 1st round (5th overall) of the 2011 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$7,500,000Signing ScoutsBlake DavisLonnie GoldbergMitch WebsterService Time0.067 (2018)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2012-MLB-#24 ... 2012-KCA-#2 ... 2013-MLB-#35 ... 2013-KCA-#2 ... 2014-KCA-#8 ... 2016-KCA-#3   [PIPE] 2016-KCA-#7
OrganizationsKCA [8] Awards2
TBC Player ID165352Retrosheet IDstarb001MLBAM ID605490
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed64Power80Contact35XBH81RBIs57Runs73Hitting51Durability50Team.483Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2012Burlington RoyalsAppRkkca23cf19532003555821033101287030122.275.371.485.8569720232.372.210.395.36912.0730.172.504.3120.0036.36
2013Lexington LegendsSALAkca11cf201254355110521413632235312860418.241.329.398.72717338498.309.157.322.32210.6425.702.422.6133.4636.19
2014Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca16cf211324826710523495417249150130504.218.304.338.64216336549.293.120.253.2918.9327.323.061.6453.5634.29
2015Wilmington Blue RocksCaroA+kca16cf221244617402122171700010.386.471.6141.08527651.600.228.409.45913.7333.332.433.9222.0035.29
2015Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca6cf22913315184194103245309121213.254.318.426.74414133366.319.172.260.3228.2024.863.032.7333.1039.29
2015Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         103375571012341244663710821223.269.337.448.78516839417.346.179.277.3398.8725.902.922.8831.2538.61
2016Northwest Arkansas NaturaTexAAkca6cf23622332843151523101158160104.185.251.322.5737521255.257.137.240.2525.8831.765.401.9646.6048.84
2016Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca30cf23471661430802171076402102.181.213.265.4784410176.277.084.133.2093.9836.369.141.1483.0033.33
2016Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         10939942732317401112214562206.183.235.298.53311931431.265.115.195.2355.1033.646.591.6257.0042.47
2017Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca6cf2480278356914172154196533009.248.303.381.68410622303.301.133.205.2976.2721.453.422.3139.7131.88
2018Arizona RoyalsArizRkkca25411330035000410000.273.3331.0911.42412312.000.818.818.5680.0033.330.0025.003.67100.00
2018Idaho Falls ChukarsPioRkkca2558543014005200000.500.6921.2501.94210413.600.7501.375.70938.4615.380.407.698.00100.00
2018Totals for Rk-Rk         919873049005610000.368.5201.1581.67822725.333.7901.053.64120.0024.001.2016.004.75100.00
2018Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca251135592002105601001.257.350.314.66411241.310.057.229.30312.2014.631.200.000.0022.22
2018Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         205413165041110101211001.296.415.6111.02633966.316.315.519.43315.1518.181.206.0613.5056.25
2019Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkcacf2672261348111273893215900000.310.362.448.81011720282.379.138.241.3467.4520.922.812.4837.2924.69
2019Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkcacf26724671002103700000.292.370.333.7038127.412.041.208.31511.1125.932.330.000.0014.29
MLB Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter724671002103700000.292.370.333.7038127.412.041.208.00011.1125.932.330.000.0014.29
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter69424843346051281869304812023973734714533.244.317.393.7109762152778.317.149.270.0008.6026.533.082.4836.0035.54
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter21074088189353167816752194361012.255.307.376.68327854802.326.121.203.0006.4824.193.732.0046.2528.57
AA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1535647912734515551464517281317.225.290.383.67321654621.295.158.252.0007.2527.703.822.4237.6042.52
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter14452673122274116619356167130514.232.318.361.67919042600.314.129.266.0009.3327.832.981.8347.8234.43
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1254355110521413632235312860418.241.329.398.72717338498.309.157.322.00010.6425.702.422.6133.4636.19
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6221943621121442101337640122.283.385.543.92811927257.369.260.452.00012.8429.572.305.4515.6443.55
Kansas City Royals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter724671002103700000.292.370.333.7038127.412.041.208.00011.1125.932.330.000.0014.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625551391622300462306916200000.292.370.333.70318523625.412.041.208.00011.1125.932.330.000.0014.29
Average Minor - Per 162 games1625807814130416711955617282318.244.317.393.71022850648.317.149.270.0008.6026.533.082.4836.0035.54

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2012Burlington Royals AppRkkca19CF53--132643142138.9722.60------53100.080.3
2013Lexington Legends SALAkca20CF118--233631242239.9882.03------12594.485.5
2014Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca21CF130--2651425281279.9932.15------13298.594.9
2015Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22CF11--261--27271.0002.45------1291.77.9
2015Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca22CF75--1713-11741741.0002.32------9182.454.0
2015Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca22RF9--23---23231.0002.56------919.96.5
2016Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca23CF51--117621125123.9842.41------6282.336.4
2016Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca23RF8--20-2-2220.9092.50------6212.95.7
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca23CF44--1017-31081081.0002.45------4793.631.4
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca23RF1--2---221.0002.00------472.10.7
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca24RF40--9263-10198.9702.45------8050.028.4
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca24CF37--885119493.9892.51------8046.326.2
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca24LF2--2-1-32.6671.00------802.51.4
2018Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca25CF8--6---661.0000.75------5160.010.5
2018Arizona Royals ArizRkkca25CF6--4---441.0000.67------4150.011.5
2018Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25CF10--24---24241.0002.40------1190.97.1
2018Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25RF1--2-1-32.6672.00------119.10.7
AAA Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF91--2131214226225.9962.47------910.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF42--9664-106102.9622.43------420.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF2--2-1-32.6671.00------20.00.0
AA Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF126--288922299297.9932.36------1260.00.0
AA Totals for RF - 2 season(s)-   RF17--43-2-4543.9562.53------170.00.0
A+ Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF141--2911525308306.9942.17------1410.00.0
A Totals for CF - 1 season(s)-   CF118--233631242239.9882.03------1180.00.0
Rk Totals for CF - 2 season(s)-   CF67--142643152148.9742.21------670.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2012Burlington Royals AppRkkca19-------53---
2013Lexington Legends SALAkca20-------118---
2014Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca21-------130---
2015Wilmington Blue Rocks CaroA+kca22-------11---
2015Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca22-------759--
2016Northwest Arkansas Naturals TexAAkca23-------518--
2016Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca23-------441--
2017Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca24------23740--
2018Idaho Falls Chukars PioRkkca25-------8---
2018Arizona Royals ArizRkkca25-------6---
2018Omaha Storm Chasers PCLAAAkca25-------101--

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2014Peoria JavelinasArizona Fall LgMinor21207971450050033000000.177.207.241.44819582.286.064.1013.6636.5910.000.000.0035.71
2014Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2111000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2015Surprise SaguarosArizona Fall LgMinor2222841023204105062500000.274.322.440.76237690.345.166.2986.6727.784.174.4421.0026.09
2015Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB22816341001001810000.250.333.313.6465118.500.063.1255.5644.448.000.000.0025.00
2016Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB231230441013000900000.133.133.267.4008230.150.134.1330.0030.000.003.3330.0050.00
2017Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB241220360002002410000.300.391.300.6916023.375.000.1008.7017.392.000.000.000.00
2018Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB25711230011002400001.273.385.545.9306113.333.272.45515.3830.772.007.6911.0033.33
2019Kansas City RoyalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2617327113026015500001.344.432.6251.05720537.360.281.40613.5113.511.005.4116.0045.45
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs421631737704155095500000.227.267.344.6115611172.317.117.2025.2331.986.112.3340.7529.73
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs5711019285041301103020002.255.328.409.737459122.316.154.2368.2024.593.003.2827.5032.14

Awards [2]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2011High School All-American - 1st Team (UT)1
2012Appalachian League All-Star (UT)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2019-07-11OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors26.342Team Roster on 2019-07-11
2018-12-18OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract26.137Team Roster on 2018-12-18
2018-11-30OFFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency26.119  
2018-04-27OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL and assigned to Omaha (AAA)25.267Team Roster on 2018-04-27
2018-03-29OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Left oblique strain25.238Team Roster on 2018-03-29
2017-11-01OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL25.090Team Roster on 2017-11-01
2017-08-26OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL25.023Team Roster on 2017-08-26
2017-08-23OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Strained oblique25.020Team Roster on 2017-08-23
2017-08-11OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list25.008Team Roster on 2017-08-11
2017-07-13OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YDL-7InjuredDL7 Injured24.344Team Roster on 2017-07-13
2016-07-02OFKansas City RoyalsOmaha (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Omaha (AAA)23.333Team Roster on 2016-07-02
2016-04-07OFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)23.247Team Roster on 2016-04-07
2016-03-15OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YMinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to minors23.224Team Roster on 2016-03-15
2015-11-22OFKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors23.111Team Roster on 2015-11-22
2015-06-06OFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list22.307Team Roster on 2015-06-06
2015-05-15OFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured22.285Team Roster on 2015-05-15
2015-04-24OFKansas City RoyalsNorthwest Arkansas (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Northwest Arkansas (AA)22.264Team Roster on 2015-04-24
2014-04-12OFKansas City RoyalsWilmington (A+)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Wilmington (A+)21.252Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2013-04-14OFKansas City RoyalsLexington (A)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Lexington (A)20.254Team Roster on 2013-04-14
2012-06-28OFKansas City RoyalsBurlington (Rk)-Minors--19.329Team Roster on 2012-06-28
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-08-15ContractSigned by Royals 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2019 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.