Bubba Starling

Bubba Starling #11

  • CF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/210
  • Age: 24


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Bubba Starling does not have any MLB stats for the 2016 season

Bubba Starling Bio

  • Full Name: Derek Starling
  • Born: 8/3/1992 in Gardner, KS
  • Draft: 2011, Kansas City Royals, 1st rd. (5th overall)
  • High School: Gardner Edgerton, Gardner, KS
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Bubba Starling does not have any MLB stats for the 2016 season


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Bubba Starling Stats

*Since 2006

Bubba Starling Advanced Stats

*Since 2006
*Since 2006

Bubba Starling Statcast Events


Bubba Starling Awards

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Kansas City AL

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
06/23/2014 Wilmington CAR

APP Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/06/2012 Burlington APP

APP Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Burlington APP

Bubba Starling Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
October 3, 2016 Kansas City Royals recalled CF Bubba Starling from Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 2, 2016 CF Bubba Starling assigned to Omaha Storm Chasers from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
March 14, 2016 Kansas City Royals optioned CF Bubba Starling to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
November 20, 2015 Kansas City Royals selected the contract of Bubba Starling from Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
June 6, 2015 Northwest Arkansas Naturals activated CF Bubba Starling from the 7-day disabled list.
May 13, 2015 Northwest Arkansas Naturals placed CF Bubba Starling on the 7-day disabled list.
April 24, 2015 CF Bubba Starling assigned to Northwest Arkansas Naturals from Wilmington Blue Rocks.
January 26, 2015 Kansas City Royals invited non-roster CF Bubba Starling to spring training.
April 1, 2014 CF Bubba Starling assigned to Wilmington Blue Rocks from Lexington Legends.
March 21, 2014 CF Bubba Starling assigned to Kansas City Royals.
March 29, 2013 CF Bubba Starling assigned to Lexington Legends from Burlington Royals.
June 13, 2012 Bubba Starling assigned to Burlington Royals.
August 15, 2011 Kansas City Royals signed OF Bubba Starling.

Derek Starling Bio Info

Derek "Bubba" Starling resides in Gardner, Kan., during the offseason...Graduated from Gardner-Edgerton (Kan.) High School in 2011...hit a combined 17 home runs over his final two prep seasons, batting .481 as a senior...selected First Team Rawlings Preseason All-America in 2011...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 1 high school prospect and the best high school athlete in the 2011 draft...played for Team USA's Under-18 squad in 2010, batting .339 with a .474 on-base percentage...also competed at the 2010 Tournament of Stars and the Under Armour All-America Game...A three-sport star in high school, he rushed for 2,471 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior quarterback and was also an all-state honoree in basketball...Bypassed an opportunity to play football and baseball at the University of Nebraska when he signed with the Royals.


Bubba spent a majority of the year at Northwest Arkansas (AA), after opening the year at Wilmington (A-Advanced)...Hit a combined .269 with 23 doubles, four triples and 12 homers between his two stops...tied for 11th in the Texas League with his four triples, while his .744 OPS would have ranked in the top 20 if he had enough at-bats to qualify... Batted .333 (33-for-99) with seven doubles, two triples and three homers in July...had a season-best 12-game hitting streak from June 26 to July 11, where he hit .340 (16-for-47)...Hit for the cycle on July 28 at Arkansas, going 4-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored in a 10-4 Naturals victory...Participated in all six of Northwest Arkansas' postseason games, batting .211 with a homer and four runs scored...Played in 22 games for Surprise in the Arizona Fall League, batting .274 with two doubles, four homers and 10 RBI.