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Bubba Starling

22-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

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After hitting 13 home runs and stealing 22 bases over 125 games for Low-A Lexington last year, there remains a good amount of promise and hope that the 21-year old Starling will eventually blossom int...

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LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/3/1992   BORN: Gardner, KS   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd   

July 12, 2014  –  Bubba Starling News

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Starling, 21, is batting .211/.292/.334 with six home runs, 41 RBI, and 10 steals through 85 games for High-A Wilmington in 2014.

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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2012 19 R BUR 53 232 200 35 55 20 8 2 10 33 10 1 28 70 0 1 3 .275 .371 .485 .856
2013 20 A LEX 125 498 435 51 105 38 21 4 13 63 22 3 53 128 0 4 6 .241 .329 .398 .727
2014 21 A WIL 131 544 479 66 105 36 23 4 9 54 17 2 47 149 0 5 13 .219 .303 .340 .643

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2012 19 R BUR 232 200 12.1% 30.2% 0.40 65% .375 .210
2013 20 A LEX 498 435 10.6% 25.7% 0.41 71% .313 .157
2014 21 A WIL 544 479 8.6% 27.4% 0.32 69% .299 .121

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Bubba Starling: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Starling, 21, is batting a putrid .198/.298/.305 with two home runs, 22 RBI and nine stolen bases through 50 games for High-A Wilmington this season.

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Starling made his first Cactus League appearance Friday and went 0-for-1 against the Reds, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Starling snapped an 0-for-15 slide with a 5-for-5 game for Low-A Lexington on Sunday.

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Starling is struggling in his first exposure to Low-A ball, the Kansas City Star reports. He's hitting .136/.203/.237 in 17 games with a 4:25 BB:K ratio.

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Starling went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, two home runs and six RBI during short-season Burlington's 13-5 win over Danville.

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Starling went 0-for-5 with a walk and three strikeouts in his debut for the Burlington Royals on Thursday.

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According to General Manager Dayton Moore, Starling (hamstring) is expected to make his pro debut Tuesday or Wednesday at short-season Burlington (N.C.), the Kansas City Star reports.

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Starling left Sunday's exhibition game early with a sore hamstring and is questionable to play on Tuesday when short-season Burlington kicks off its 2012 season, the Kansas City Star reports.

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2013

Starling, the former two-sport high school standout in Kansas, enjoyed his first full professional season when the Royals assigned him to their short-season Rookie League affiliate last year and he hit .275 with 10 home runs, and nine stolen bases over 232 plate appearances. He also posted a .371 OBP as well as an ISO that ran north of .200 for the year. Starling is still very much a work in progress as he also posted a strikeout rate of over 30 percent and appears to need some work on his basic hitting mechanics. Still, the raw power, the bat speed and his speed both on the bases and in the outfield make him a very intriguing option as he develops. He is still just 20 years old and needs to play a full season in the minors before we see just how quickly he could advance, but if you are playing in a dynasty league, he should be more than just on your radar.

2012

Starling was the fifth overall pick in the 2011 draft. A local prospect, he came straight out of high school, bypassing a potential stay at the University of Nebraska, where he could have played both baseball and football. Expected to move quickly through the Royals' system, owners will want to track Starling as he is viewed as an elite level prospect with power and speed.