Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher Age: 31 Exp: 6.124 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#21 overall), 2006 College: Southern California Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)
  • Current Contract

    Ian Kennedy signed a 5 year / $70,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $70,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,000,000. In 2016, Kennedy will earn a base salary of $7,500,000. Kennedy has a cap hit of $7,500,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $70,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $7,500,000 $7,500,000
    2017 Contract details by year 32 $13,500,000 $13,500,000
    2018 Contract details by year 33 $16,000,000 $16,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 34 $16,500,000 $16,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 35 $16,500,000 $16,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Opt-out available after 2017
    • 2018 player option includes a $6M buyout

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,850,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,850,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 30 $9,850,000 $9,850,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,250,000 - $2,250,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $394,275 - - $394,275
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $408,925 - - $408,925
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $403,000 - - $403,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $423,000 - - $423,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $519,500 - - $519,500
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,144,153 - - $2,144,153
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,120,847 - - $2,120,847
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,100,000 - - $6,100,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,850,000 - - $9,850,000
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $22,363,700 $2,250,000 - $24,613,700
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    $49,363,700 $2,250,000 - $51,613,700
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    06/14/2013 Player contract details by year 10 games $233,060 Intentionally hitting Yasiel Puig, inducing a brawl
    $10 $233,060
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ian Kennedy ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #167
    Kansas City Royals: #8
    Starting Pitcher: #59

    Total Cash ($7,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #188
    Starting Pitcher: #66

    Average Annual ($14,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #79
    Starting Pitcher: #27
  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA
    2015 SD 30 30 168.1 166 95 80 52 174 31 9 15 0 4.29
    2014 SD 33 33 201. 189 85 81 70 207 16 13 13 0 3.63
    2013 SD 32 31 181.1 181 108 100 73 163 27 7 10 0 4.97
    2012 ARI 33 33 208.1 216 101 93 55 187 28 15 12 0 4.02
    2011 ARI 33 32 217. 181 70 68 52 194 18 20 3 0 2.82
    2010 ARI 32 31 188.2 158 85 80 68 163 25 8 10 0 3.81
    2009 NYY 1 0 1. 2 1 0 0 0 0.00
    2008 NYY 10 9 39.2 50 37 36 26 27 5 0 4 0 8.10
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $41,428,150
    • Avg. Salary: $13,809,383
    • MLB Rank: 79

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $14,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 79

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Matt Garza 4 $50,000,000 $12,500,000 30
    Phil Hughes 3 $42,000,000 $14,000,000 28
    Ubaldo Jimenez 4 $50,000,000 $12,500,000 29
    Anibal Sanchez 5 $80,000,000 $16,000,000 28
    Averages 4 $55,500,000 $13,875,000 28.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Kennedy's current age (31), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    3 $39,409,091 $13,136,364


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Kennedy 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, WHIP per season, ERA

    Player GS IP/G W/S SO WHIP ERA
    Matt Garza 2012-2013, MIL 21.00 6.17 0.36 5.52 1.21 3.86
    Phil Hughes 2013-2014, MIN 30.50 5.73 0.33 4.95 1.26 4.20
    Ubaldo Jimenez 2012-2013, BAL 31.50 5.7 0.35 5.35 1.47 4.33
    Anibal Sanchez 2011-2012, DET 31.00 6.31 0.29 5.39 1.27 3.86
    Average 28.50 5.98 0.33 5.30 1.30 4.06
    Ian Kennedy 2014-2015 31.50 5.86 0.35 6.05 1.29 3.92
    % Change 10.53% -2.01% 6.06% 14.15% 0.77% 3.45%
    Median Prime % Change 4.76%
    Average Prime % Change 5.49%


    Ian Kennedy'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 market value.

    3 yr, $41,428,150 ($13,809,383 average)