Who Is The Royals Closer?

Josh Staumont has been recognized as the closer for the Kansas City Royals. Josh is a right-handed pitcher for the Royals.

While playing for the Arizona League Royals in 2015 and the Idaho Falls Chukars in 2016, Staumont compiled a 3-1 record and 2.48 earned run average in 18 games.

Josh Staumont
Josh Staumont

Both for Wilmington Blue Rocks and Naturals in 2016, Staumont threw for both teams.

combined 4-11 record and 4.23 ERA in 29 games (26 starts) between both teams. The following year he participated in the Arizona Fall League, a professional baseball league.

Staumont pitched for both the Omaha Storm Chasers and Northwest Arkansas Razorbacks in 2017 and compiled a 6-12 record with a 5.56 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 124.2 innings.

Staumont was given the opportunity to make the big leagues by the Royals. On July 25, he made his MLB debut, tossing two scoreless innings in relief.

He had a 2.45 earned run average and a 2-1 record in 2020. With an average exit velocity of 94.4 mph, he had the greatest average exit velocity of any major league pitcher.

While pitching in 65+2/3 innings in 2021, Staumont went 4-3 with a 2.88 ERA and struck out 72 batters while walking just 24 in that year.

As a professional baseball personality, Josh Staumont takes home an annual average salary of $728,000, while having a net worth of $1 million.