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Left Field Age: 29 Exp: 8.06 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2005 Agent(s): Larry Reynolds (Reynolds Sports Management)
  • Current Contract

    Justin Upton signed a 6 year / $132,750,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $132,750,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $22,125,000. In 2017, Upton will earn a base salary of $22,125,000. Upton has a cap hit of $22,125,000.

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $132,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $22,125,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    2017 Contract details by year 30 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    2018 Contract details by year 31 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    2019 Contract details by year 32 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    2020 Contract details by year 33 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    2021 Contract details by year 34 $22,125,000 $22,125,000
    Contract Notes:
    • Opt-out available after 2017
    • Annual 20-team no-trade list

    Previous Contracts

    2010-2015

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $51,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,250,000
    Average Salary $8,583,333
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2010 Contract details by year 23 $500,000 $208,333 $708,333
    2011 Contract details by year 24 $4,250,000 $208,333 $4,458,333
    2012 Contract details by year 25 $6,750,000 $208,333 $6,958,333
    2013 Contract details by year 26 $9,750,000 $208,333 $9,958,333
    2014 Contract details by year 27 $14,250,000 $208,333 $14,458,333
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $14,500,000 $208,333 $14,708,333
    • 2014-15 No Trade List: Chicago Cubs, Cleveland, Milwaukee, Toronto
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $800,000 - $800,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 $1,000,000 - $1,380,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $393,000 $1,000,000 - $1,393,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $412,000 $1,300,000 - $1,712,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $3,250,000 - $3,750,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - $4,250,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - - $6,750,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $9,750,000 - - $9,750,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $14,250,000 - - $14,250,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 - - $14,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    Est. Earnings (10 seasons) $73,310,000 $7,350,000 - $80,660,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $22,125,000 - - $22,125,000
    $183,935,000 $7,350,000 - $191,285,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2017 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Justin Upton ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($22,125,000) Rank
    MLB: #20
    Detroit Tigers: #3
    Left Field: #1

    Total Cash ($22,125,000) Rank
    MLB: #15
    Left Field: #1

    Average Annual ($22,125,000) Rank
    MLB: #23
    Left Field: #1
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2016 DET 153 149 570 81 140 28 2 31 87 50 9 179 .246 .310 .465 .775
    2015 SD 150 146 542 85 136 28 3 26 81 68 19 159 .251 .336 .458 .794
    2014 ATL 154 152 566 77 153 34 2 29 102 60 8 171 .270 .342 .491 .833
    2013 ATL 149 145 558 94 147 27 2 27 70 75 8 161 .263 .354 .464 .818
    2012 ARI 150 148 554 107 155 24 4 17 67 63 18 121 .280 .355 .430 .785
    2011 ARI 159 156 592 105 171 39 5 31 88 59 21 126 .289 .369 .529 .898
    2010 ARI 133 129 493 72 134 26 3 17 69 64 18 151 .272 .356 .440 .796
    2009 ARI 137 134 522 81 157 30 7 26 86 55 20 136 .301 .366 .534 .900
    2008 ARI 108 100 356 52 89 19 6 15 42 54 1 121 .250 .353 .463 .816
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 7 yrs, $134,864,137
    • Avg. Salary: $19,266,305
    • MLB Rank: 37
    • LF Rank: 3

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent: 2022
    • Avg. Salary: $22,125,000
    • MLB Rank: 26
    • LF Rank: 1

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Justin Upton to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Hunter Pence 5 $90,000,000 $18,000,000 30
    Jayson Werth 7 $126,000,000 $18,000,000 31
    Josh Hamilton 5 $125,000,000 $25,000,000 31
    Jason Heyward 8 $184,000,000 $23,000,000 26
    Averages 6.3 $131,250,000 $21,000,000 29.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Upton's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    7 $143,151,832 $20,450,262


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Upton statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Hits per game, Runs per game, RBIs per game, Strikeouts per game, Batting Average, On-Base %, Home Runs per game, Doubles per game

    Player GP % H R RBI K AVG OBP HR 2B
    Hunter Pence 2012-2013, SF 99.38 1.04 0.55 0.63 0.81 0.268 0.329 0.16 0.19
    Jayson Werth 2009-2010, WSH 97.22 1.01 0.65 0.58 0.96 0.282 0.381 0.2 0.23
    Josh Hamilton 2011-2012, LAA 83.02 1.13 0.68 0.82 0.95 0.291 0.350 0.25 0.23
    Jason Heyward 2014-2015, CHC 93.52 1.04 0.5 0.39 0.62 0.281 0.355 0.08 0.19
    Average 93.29 1.06 0.60 0.61 0.84 0.28 0.35 0.17 0.21
    Justin Upton 2014-2015 94.12 0.95 0.53 0.6 1.09 0.261 0.339 0.18 0.2
    % Change 0.89% -10.38% -11.67% -1.64% -29.76% -6.79% -3.14% 5.88% -4.76%
    Median Prime % Change -4.76%
    Average Prime % Change -6.82%


    Justin Upton's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    7 years, $134,864,137 19,266,305