Joshua Tyler Staumont is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Kansas City Royals of Major League Baseball’s National League West division (MLB).
Staumont graduated from La Habra High School in La Habra, California, and went on to play collegiate baseball at Biola University and Azusa Pacific University, among other schools in the state.
In 2014, he competed in collegiate summer baseball in the Cape Cod Baseball League, where he was a member of the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox, who won the league championship.
He was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the second round of the 2015 Major League Baseball draft and went on to become one of the most highly recruited players from Azusa Pacific University.
Staumont debuted in 2015 with the Arizona League Royals and was later promoted to the Idaho Falls Chukars, going 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA in 18 total games. In 2016, Staumont appeared in 29 games (26 starts) with the Wilmington Blue Rocks and Northwest Arkansas Naturals, compiling a 4-11 record and a 4.23 ERA. He finished the year in the Arizona Fall League.
Staumont split 2017 between the Northwest Arkansas Naturals and the Omaha Storm Chasers, going 6-12 with a 5.56 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 124.2 innings thrown.
In 2018, he was 2-5 with a 3.51 ERA in 74.1 innings mostly in relief for Omaha. The Royals signed Staumont following the 2018 season. In 2019, he returned to Omaha.
How Much Does Josh Staumont Make?
The Kansas City Royals signed Josh Staumont to a one-year, $728,000 deal, comprising a $728,000 guarantee and an average yearly salary of $728,000. Staumont will make $728,000 in basic pay and $728,000 in bonus pay in 2022.