Royals former first-round, draft pick Bubba Starling will begin the baseball season in Class A affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky.
Starling, a 2011 Gardner Edgerton High School  grad, will play centerfield and wear number 15 for the Royals farm club. The Lexington Legends are in the South Atlantic league.
Starling is the son of Jim and Debbie Strack of Gardner.