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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Alex Gordon 32 9 Amateur Draft 8.092 Casey Close 4 yrs/$72M (16-19) & 20 mutual option $12M $16M $20M $20M $4M [FA-*] FA
Ian Kennedy 31 9 6.124 Scott Boras 5 yrs/$70M (16-20) $7.5M $13.5M $16M $16.5M $16.5M FA
Jason Vargas 33 10 Free Agency 8.114 CAA Sports (Nez B... 4 yrs/$32M (14-17) $8.5M $8M FA
Omar Infante 34 14 Free Agency 12.120 Octagon 4 yrs/$30.25M (14-17) & 18 team option $7.75M $8M $2M [FA-*] FA
Wade Davis 30 7 Traded 6.032 Jet Sports Manage... 6 yrs/$27.6M (11-16) & 17 team option $8M $2.5M [FA-*] FA
Joakim Soria 32 8 Rule 5 Draft 9.000 Oscar Suarez 3 yrs/$25M (16-18) & 19 team option $7M $8M $9M $1M [FA-*] FA
Yordano Ventura 25 3 Amateur Free Agent 2.013 Relativity Baseba... 5 yrs/$23M (15-19) & 20-21 team option $1.2M $3.45M $6.45M $9.95M $1M [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Edinson Volquez 32 11 Free Agency 8.059 Wasserman Media (... 2 yrs/$20M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $9.5M $3M [FA-*] FA
Lorenzo Cain 30 6 Traded 4.074 Joshua Kusnick 2 yrs/$17.5M (16-17) $6.5M $11M FA
Kendrys Morales 33 9 Free Agency 7.170 Wasserman Media G... 2 yrs/$17M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $9M $1.5M [FA-*] FA
Alcides Escobar 29 8 Traded 6.082 The Legacy Agency 5 yrs/$15.75M (12-16) & 17 team option $5.25M $500k [FA-*] FA
Mike Moustakas 27 5 Amateur Draft 4.111 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$14.3M (16-17) $5.6M $8.7M FA
Eric Hosmer 26 5 Amateur Draft 4.146 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$13.9M (15-16) $8.25M Arb FA
Chris Young 37 11 Free Agency 9.162 Jon Fetterolf 2 yrs/$11.5M (16-17) & 18 team option $4.25M $5.75M $1.5M [FA-*] FA
Luke Hochevar 32 8 Free Agency 7.151 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$10M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $5.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
Kris Medlen 30 6 Free Agency 6.137 Wasserman Media G... 2 yrs/$8.5M (15-16) & 17 mutual option $5.5M $1M [FA-*] FA
Mike Minor 28 5 4.138 Jet Sports Manage... 2 yrs/$7.25M (16-17) & 18 mutual option $2M $4M $1.25M [FA-*] FA
Salvador Perez 26 5 Amateur Free Agent 4.050 Morgan Advisors 5 yrs/$7M (12-16) & 17-19 team option $2M $0 [Arb-*] $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Danny Duffy 27 5 Amateur Draft 4.085 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$4.23M (16) $4.22M Arb FA
Kelvin Herrera 26 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.157 Wasserman Media G... 2 yrs/$4.15M (15-16) $2.55M Arb Arb FA
Jarrod Dyson 31 6 Amateur Draft 4.088 CSE 1 yr/$1.73M (16),1 yr/$1.73M (16) $1.73M Arb FA
Tim Collins 26 4 Traded 4.097 Octagon 1 yr/$1.48M (16) $1.48M Arb FA
Drew Butera 32 6 Traded 5.018 David Schwartz 1 yr/$1.16M (16) $1.16M FA
Tony Cruz 29 5 4.105 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$975k (16) $975k Arb FA
Christian Colon 27 2 Amateur Draft 1.022 Boras Corporation Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Paulo Orlando 30 1st Traded 0.137 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Terrance Gore 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.066 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Cheslor Cuthbert 23 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.055 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Scott Alexander 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.034 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Miguel Almonte 23 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.034 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Jeremy Guthrie buyout $3.2M
Alex Rios buyout $1.5M
Name 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *24 10 4 3 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$132.1M $95.4M $56.2M $47.5M $21.5M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 7 4 2 2 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $58.2M $33M $16M $35M $12M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 0-0-6-0 1-0-1-0 5-1-0-0 0-5-1-0 0-0-5-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) $0 $24.22M $5.26M $8.86M $17.68M $20.18M
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 1 9 19 16 18 20
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $792.8k $7.14M $15.06M $12.68M $14.27M $15.86M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $132.9M $126.8M $76.5M $69M $53.4M $36M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $132.9M $179.5M $106.4M $83.4M $86.9M $47.2M

* - 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:
    $792.8k for pre-arbitration, $1.23M for 1st-year arb, $2.73M for 2nd-year-arb, $4.04M 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