Kris Bubic Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/19/1997 (26)
Kris Bubic Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Kris Bubic News
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic (elbow) was recently placed on the 15-day injured list due to a left flexor strain. Now, the Royals have revealed that Bubic will need to undergo Tommy John surgery. That means, Bubic will miss the rest of the 2023 season and probably the beginning of 2024. This is a shame considering the 25-year-old appeared to be finally turning a corner. He was fairly decent through his first three starts, but he won't take the mound again this season. It's unclear who is going to take over as the full time starter with Bubic out for the rest of 2023.
The Kansas City Royals placed left-hander Kris Bubic (forearm) on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with a left flexor strain and recalled left-hander Josh Taylor from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move. The move comes a day after Bubic allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings of work against the Atlanta Braves. The 25-year-old southpaw will now go on the shelf for a little while after starting off his 2023 season with a 3.94 ERA (2.74 FIP), 1.31 WHIP, two walks and 16 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched over three starts for KC. It's not clear yet who will replace Bubic in the starting rotation for the Royals moving forward.
Kansas City Royals left-handed pitcher Kris Bubic dominated the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, throwing six innings of scoreless, two-hit ball. Bubic added nine strikeouts without allowing a walk, but unfortunately walked away with a no-decision after the Giants mounted a comeback. The lefty generated 19 whiffs on 76 pitches and finished with a 43 CSW%, both very good numbers. Bubic has looked good through his first two starts and has managed to limit his walks, something he hasn't been able to do in the past. He'll need to show more of this to be trustworthy, but he should be starting to creep onto fantasy radars soon.
Despite never pitching above High-A, Kansas City Royals starting pitcherKris Bubic started 10 games for the Royals in 2020, going 1-6 with a respectable 4.32 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched. Bubic was drafted in 2018 and went straight into the Rookie-level Pioneer League before progressing to High-A in 2019. That's when Bubic really came to prominence when he made 17 starts totaling 101 2/3 innings with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP. He also struck out 110 batters with an impressive 28.1% strikeout rate and a very nice 6.9% walk rate. Understandably, those numbers weren't maintained in the majors, as he had a 22.1% strikeout rate and 9.9% walk rate last year. Bubic has an unusual delivery as a left-handed pitcher with a fastball that sits in the low-90s and is accompanied by a changeup and curveball. Without a fourth pitch, Bubic might struggle to be more than a back-of-the-rotation starter, but he's still only 23 years old and was pitching in college just three years ago. Bubic looks set to be in the Royals rotation in 2021 and based on last year's numbers, he could be a solid fantasy contributor in deeper redraft leagues. The Royals won't offer much run support for Bubic to pick up many wins, but with an ADP around 489, if he can progress and put up an ERA around 4.20 with a 1.30 WHIP and 120 strikeouts, he'll have some fantasy appeal in 2021.