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Bubba Starling

23-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

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Starling spent the entire 2014 season at High-A Wilmington, where he was unable to improve on his poor plate discipline, striking out a career-worst 150 times compared to just 49 walks. To add to his ...

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

June 6, 2015  –  Bubba Starling News

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Starling (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Saturday.

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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 132 549 482 67 105 36 23 4 9 54 17 2 49 150 0 5 13 .218 .304 .338 .642
2015 22 A WIL 12 51 44 6 17 6 4 0 2 12 2 1 7 17 0 0 0 .386 .471 .614 1.085
2015 22 AA NOR 65 262 236 37 65 25 16 3 6 23 3 5 22 60 1 1 2 .275 .341 .445 .786
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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 549 482 8.9% 27.3% 0.33 69% .297 .120
2015 22 A WIL 51 44 13.7% 33.3% 0.41 61% .600 .228
2015 22 AA NOR 262 236 8.4% 22.9% 0.37 75% .347 .170
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Bubba Starling: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Starling will miss 3-to-4 weeks with a strained hamstring, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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Starling exited Sunday's game with Double-A Northwest Arkansas due to a strained hamstring, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Starling, 22, was promoted to Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Thursday, MLB.com's Jeffrey Flanagan reports.

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Starling was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.

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Starling received an invite to spring training, Fox Sports Kansas City's Josh Vernier reports.

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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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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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2015

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2014

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 into a solid major league outfielder. His biggest issues, ones that weren't corrected moving from the Royals' Rookie League to Lexington, are found inn his plate discipline, or lack thereof. He hit .241 for the year and struck out 128 times over 498 plate appearances. While that rate is slightly lower than it was the year before, it is still a little high for a player with his expected skill set. He is obviously still young enough to make significant improvements in his game. However, this season, which he will likely spend at High-A Wilmington, could play a key role in whether or not he remains a top prospect moving forward.

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.