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Bubba Starling

Bubba Starling 16 CF

Wilmington Blue Rocks

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Derek Starling
  • Age: 22 (August 3, 1992)
  • Birthplace: Gardner, KS
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 180
  • Draft: Round 1 (2011, KC)
  • School: Gardner Edgerton (KS) HS
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Bubba Starling Career Stats

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Bubba Starling Awards and Honors

Bubba Starling  16 CF

  • Full Name: Derek Starling
  • Born: August 3, 1992
  • Age: 22
  • Birthplace: Gardner, KS
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 4"
  • Weight: 180
  • Draft: Round 1 (2011, KC)
  • School: Gardner Edgerton (KS) HS

Selected by the Kansas City Royals in the first round (fifth overall) of the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Gardner-Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kans. ... Hit 17 homers over his final two high school seasons, batting .481 as a senior. ... Ranked No. 1 among high school prospects in the 2011 Draft by Baseball America. ... Played for Team USA's under-18 squad in 2010 and hit .339 with a .474 on-base percentage. Also competed at the 2010 Tournament of Stars and the Under Armour All-American Game. ... Was a three-sport star in high school, rushing for 2,471 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior and earning All-State honors in basketball. ... Bypassed an opportunity to play baseball and football at the University of Nebraska. ... Was ranked the No. 17 prospect heading into the 2012 season by MLB.com.