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2013 Kansas City Royals

Current and Future Payrolls

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86-76, Finished 3rd in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ned Yost (86-76)
GM: Dayton Moore, Farm Dir: Scott Sharp, Scouting Dir: Lonnie Goldberg
Scored 648 runs, Allowed 601 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 87-75

Ballparks: Kauffman Stadium · Attendance: 1,750,754 (12th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 106, Pitching - 105

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2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls

Team Future Payrolls

Buyouts are always shown when years are options ([*] for option details)
Name Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alex Gordon 31 9 Amateur Draft 7.092 Casey Close 4 yrs/$37.5M (12-15) & 16 player option $12.5M $0 [FA-*] FA
Jason Vargas 32 10 Free Agency 7.114 CAA Sports (Nez B... 4 yrs/$32M (14-17) $8.5M $8.5M $8M FA
Omar Infante 33 14 Free Agency 11.120 Octagon 4 yrs/$30.25M (14-17) & 18 team option $7.5M $7.75M $8M $2M [FA-*] FA
Jeremy Guthrie 36 12 Traded 8.130 CAA Sports (Brodi... 3 yrs/$25.2M (13-15) & 16 team option $9M $3.2M [FA-*] FA
Yordano Ventura 24 3 Amateur Free Agent 1.013 Relativity Baseba... 5 yrs/$23M (15-19) & 20-21 team option $950k $1.2M $3.45M $6.45M $9.95M $1M [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Edinson Volquez 31 11 Free Agency 7.059 Wasserman Media (... 2 yrs/$20M (15-16) & 17 team option $7.5M $9.5M $3M [FA-*] FA
Wade Davis 29 7 Traded 5.032 Jet Sports Manage... 5 yrs/$17.1M (11-15) & 16-17 team option $7M $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Kendrys Morales 32 9 Free Agency 6.170 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$17M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $6.5M $9M $1.5M [FA-*] FA
Eric Hosmer 25 5 Amateur Draft 3.146 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$13.9M (15-16) $5.65M $8.25M Arb FA
Alex Rios 34 12 Free Agency 10.130 Paul Kinzer 1 yr/$11M (15) & 16 mutual option $11M $0 [FA-*] FA
Alcides Escobar 28 8 Traded 5.082 The Legacy Agency 4 yrs/$10.5M (12-15) & 16-17 team option $3M $500k [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Luke Hochevar 31 8 Free Agency 6.151 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$10M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $4M $5.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
Kris Medlen 29 5 5.137 Wasserman Media G... 2 yrs/$8.5M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $2M $5.5M $1M [FA-*] FA
Greg Holland 29 6 Amateur Draft 4.028 Turner Gary Sport... 1 yr/$8.25M (15) $8.25M Arb FA
Salvador Perez 25 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.050 Morgan Advisors 5 yrs/$7M (12-16) & 17-19 team option $1.75M $2M $0 [Arb-*] $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Kelvin Herrera 25 5 Amateur Free Agent 2.157 Wasserman Media G... 2 yrs/$4.15M (15-16) $1.6M $2.55M Arb Arb FA
Lorenzo Cain 29 6 Traded 3.074 Joshua Kusnick 1 yr/$2.73M (15) $2.73M Arb Arb FA
Mike Moustakas 26 5 Amateur Draft 3.111 Scott Boras 1 yr/$2.64M (15) $2.64M Arb Arb FA
Danny Duffy 26 5 Amateur Draft 3.085 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$2.43M (15) $2.42M Arb Arb FA
Franklin Morales 29 9 Free Agency 6.007 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$1.85M (15) $1.85M FA
Jason Frasor 37 12 Traded 10.134 Dave Meier 1 yr/$1.8M (15) & 16 mutual option $1.25M $550k [FA-*] FA
Tim Collins 25 4 Traded 3.097 Octagon 1 yr/$1.48M (15) $1.48M Arb Arb FA
Jarrod Dyson 30 6 Amateur Draft 3.088 CSE 1 yr/$1.23M (15) $1.23M Arb Arb FA
Drew Butera 31 6 Traded 4.018 David Schwartz 1 yr/$988k (15) $987.5k Arb FA
Ryan Madson 34 10 Free Agency 9.155 All Bases Covered 1 yr/$850k (15) $850k FA
Chris Young 36 11 Free Agency 8.162 Lon Babby 1 yr/$675k (15) $675k FA
Erik Kratz 35 6 Traded 2.129 Metis Sports Mana... 1 yr/$533k (15) $532.5k Arb Arb Arb FA
Christian Colon 26 2 Amateur Draft 0.071 Boras Corporation 1 yr/$510k (15) $509.52k Pre-Arb Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Brian Flynn 25 2 0.032 1 yr/$508k (15) $508.45k Pre-Arb Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Joe Blanton 34 11 Free Agency 9.016 CAA Sports (Jeff ... FA
Michael Mariot 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.104 Arland Sports Arb Arb Arb FA
Yohan Pino 31 2 Free Agency 0.048 Arb Arb Arb FA
Reymond Fuentes 24 1st 0.035 MDR Sports Manage... Arb Arb Arb FA
Francisco Pena 25 2 Free Agency 0.034 Kinzer Management... Arb Arb Arb FA
Terrance Gore 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.029 Arb Arb Arb FA
Lane Adams 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.028 Platinum Sports Arb Arb Arb FA
Brandon Finnegan 22 2 Amateur Draft 0.028 Arb Arb Arb FA
Aaron Brooks 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.009 Arb Arb Arb FA
Billy Butler buyout $1M
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *29 10 3 1 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$115.4M $64M $25.45M $8.45M $9.95M $1M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 6 7 2 1 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $50.2M $58.2M $15M $6M $12M $12M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-8-0 0-0-8-0 0-0-12-0 0-0-10-0 0-0-10-0 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) $31.4M $31.4M $47.2M $39.3M $39.3M $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 7 14 12 14 15 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $4.62M $9.24M $7.92M $9.24M $9.9M $16.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $100.1M $66.1M $63.5M $58.5M $50.2M $16.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $146.3M $119.8M $77.2M $63.8M $61.5M $27.84M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
All salary values are VERY unofficial. On occasion, we have estimated arbitration eligibility.
Future arbitration eligibility assumes players will play full major league seasons.
Signing bonuses are typically prorated across the contract, but in some cases may have been paid at the time of signing.
For information like contract history, contract incentives, and more, we heartily recommend Cot's Contracts
Unsigned players salaries are estimated based on the last three years of salary data:
    $660k for pre-arbitration, $1.2M for 1st-year arb, $2.52M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.93M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
Please let us know if you find any errors, updates, or corrections


2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls