He garnered a multi-million dollar signing bonus but never really seemed to live up to expectations. Now, as Winter approaches, the front office has seemingly lost patience and looks to trade the "never was" hometown hero.
Take a look:
In the 2011 draft, the KC Royals took a chance on a kid from just down the road in Garnder, Kansas. Bubba Starling, drafted out of Gardner-Edgerton High School was set to be a home-grown hero. Unfortunately, things didn't work out that way.