Joe Nathan

Relief Pitcher Age: 40 Exp: 13.12 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#159 overall), 1995 College: SUNY-Stony Brook Agent(s): Dave Pepe (Pro Agents, Inc.)
  • Current Contract

    Joe Nathan signed a 2 year / $20,000,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including an annual average salary of $10,000,000. In 2015, Nathan will earn a base salary of $10,000,000. Nathan has a cap hit of $10,000,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $20,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year $9,000,000 $9,000,000
    2015 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2016 Option : $1 million buyout
    • 5-Club Trade Block
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2013

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $14,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,375,000
    Free Agent: 2014 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
    2012 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $1,050,000 $8,050,000
    2013 Contract details by year $7,000,000 $1,050,000 $8,050,000
    2014 Contract details by year $9,000,000 - $9,000,000
    • 2014 option includes a $500k buyout
    • Nathan may void option, forfeit buyout with 55 GF in 2013 and 100 GF in 2012-13
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M for 45 GF. $0.3M each for 50, 55, 60 GF
    • All Star: $50,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    1999 Player Cash Earnings $200,000 - - $200,000
    2000 Player Cash Earnings $225,000 - - $225,000
    2001 Player Cash Earnings $200,000 - - $200,000
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 - - $300,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $300,000 - - $300,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - $25,000 $465,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $2,100,000 - $25,000 $2,125,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - $3,750,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $5,250,000 - - $5,250,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - $25,000 $11,275,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - $25,000 $11,275,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - - $11,250,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $11,250,000 - - $11,250,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $1,050,000 $8,050,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 - - $750,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - $1,050,000 $8,050,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - - $9,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings (17 seasons) $91,515,000 - $2,200,000 $93,715,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Joe Nathan ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #114
    American: #60
    American Central: #18
    Detroit Tigers: #8
    Closer: #3

    Total Cash ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #113
    Closer: #3

    Average Annual ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #117
    Closer: #4