Kris Bubic Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 8/19/1997 (25)
Kris Bubic Season Stats
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Kris Bubic News
The Kansas City Royals and starting pitcher Kris Bubic agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million deal to avoid salary arbitration. The southpaw made 28 starts for the Royals this past season and posted a career-high 5.58 ERA across 129 frames. Bubic struck out 110 batters and whipped up a 4.78 FIP. The 25-year-old has had better years as a starter, and the Royals can only hope that Bubic can move past this roadblock in his career. He is relatively young for a starter which gives him time to alter any flaws in his game. The Royals do not have the most dependable rotation, but Bubic is undoubtedly a vital component of the rotation. However, he will not provide anything significant from a fantasy standpoint and is mainly an option in deep-league formats.
The Kansas City Royals agreed to a one-year, $2.2 million deal on Friday with left-hander Kris Bubic to avoid salary arbitration. Bubic wasn't very good for KC last year, going 3-13 with a career-high 5.58 ERA (4.78 FIP), 1.69 WHIP and career-low 18.7 percent strikeout rate in 129 innings over 28 outings (27 starts) in his third MLB season. The 25-year-old southpaw will be off the fantasy radar in mixed leagues entering spring drafts. In his three seasons with the Royals, he's posted a 4.89 ERA (4.93 FIP), 1.53 WHIP and 20 percent strikeout rate in 67 appearances (57 starts).
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Kris Bubic had a strong game to close out his 2021 season against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday. He pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed seven hits, no walks and three runs (two earned) while striking out five. Unfortunately, he was tagged with his seventh loss of the year as the Royals only mustered three hits in the game. Bubic went on a solid run to end the season, posting quality starts in three straight. The 24-year-old made 29 appearances (20 starts) on the year and went 6-7 with a 4.43 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP and a 20.5% strikeout rate.
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.