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Starting Pitcher Age: 33 Exp: 8.059 Years
Agent(s): Wasserman Media Group
  • Current Contract

    Edinson Volquez signed a 2 year / $20,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $20,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $10,000,000. In 2016, Volquez will earn a base salary of $9,500,000. Volquez has a cap hit of $9,500,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $20,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 32 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
    2016 Contract details by year 33 $9,500,000 $9,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 34 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 35 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2017 Option includes a $3 million buyout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 31 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $88,360 - - $88,360
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $5,636,640 - - $5,636,640
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - $9,500,000
    Est. Earnings (3 seasons) $22,725,000 - - $22,725,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    $25,725,000 - - $25,725,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/25/2015 Player contract details by year Fighting 5 games $204,918 Role in a brawl against Chicago (CWS)
    04/20/2010 Player contract details by year 50 games $121,584 violating MLB drug prevention and treatment program
    $55 $326,502
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Edinson Volquez ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($9,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #124
    Kansas City Royals: #2
    Starting Pitcher: #46

    Total Cash ($9,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #125
    Starting Pitcher: #46

    Average Annual ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #121
    Starting Pitcher: #44
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 KC 26 26 151.2 168 93 86 55 112 18 9 10 0 5.10 1.47
    2015 KC 35 34 206. 195 94 81 74 161 16 13 9 0 3.54 1.306
    2014 PIT 32 31 192.2 166 75 65 71 140 17 13 7 0 3.04 1.23
    2013 SD 33 32 170.1 193 114 108 77 142 19 9 12 0 5.71 1.585
    2012 SD 32 32 182.2 160 88 84 105 174 14 11 11 0 4.14 1.451
    2011 CIN 21 21 108.2 106 72 69 65 104 19 5 7 0 5.72 1.574
    2010 CIN 12 12 62.2 59 30 30 35 67 6 4 3 0 4.31 1.5
    2009 CIN 9 9 49.2 34 25 24 32 47 6 4 2 0 4.35 1.329
    2008 CIN 33 32 196. 167 82 70 93 206 14 17 6 0 3.21 1.327
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $30,097,585
    • Avg. Salary: $15,048,793
    • MLB Rank: 65

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2017
    • Avg. Salary: $10,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 121

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    James Shields 4 $75,000,000 $18,750,000 33
    Ricky Nolasco 4 $49,000,000 $12,250,000 31
    Yovani Gallardo 2 $22,000,000 $11,000,000 29
    J.A. Happ 3 $36,000,000 $12,000,000 33
    Averages 3.3 $45,500,000 $14,000,000 31.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Volquez's current age (33), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $30,950,000 $15,475,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Volquez statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Started, Innings Pitched per game, Wins/Start, Strikeouts per 9 innings, ERA, WHIP per season

    Player GS IP/G W/S SO ERA WHIP
    James Shields 2013-2014, SD 34.00 6.7 0.40 5.53 3.18 1.21
    Ricky Nolasco 2012-2013, MIN 32.00 6.01 0.39 4.46 4.08 1.29
    Yovani Gallardo 2014-2015, BAL 32.50 5.71 0.32 4.05 3.46 1.35
    J.A. Happ 2014-2015, TOR 28.50 5.32 0.39 4.58 3.90 1.30
    Average 31.75 5.94 0.38 4.66 3.66 1.29
    Edinson Volquez 2014-2016 30.33 5.92 0.38 4.44 3.79 1.32
    % Change -4.47% -0.34% 0.00% -4.72% -3.55% -2.33%
    Median Prime % Change -2.94%
    Average Prime % Change -2.57%


    Edinson Volquez'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
    2 years, $30,097,585 15,048,793