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Starting Pitcher Age: 28 Exp: 7.105 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2006 Agent(s): J.D. Smart (Excel Sports Management)
  • Current Contract

    Clayton Kershaw signed a 7 year / $215,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a $18,000,000 signing bonus, $215,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $30,714,286. In 2016, Kershaw will earn a base salary of $32,000,000. Kershaw has a cap hit of $34,571,428.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $215,000,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $30,714,286
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 26 $4,000,000 $2,571,428 $6,571,428
    2015 Contract details by year 27 $30,000,000 $2,571,428 $32,571,428
    2016 Contract details by year 28 $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428
    2017 Contract details by year 29 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2018 Contract details by year 30 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2021 Free Agent Year 33 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Out Clause after 2018
    • Signing Bonus: $18 million
    • Cy Young: 1st ($1M), 2/3 ($500,000)
    • Trade Bonus: $3M
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2012-2013

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $19,000,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $9,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2012 Contract details by year 24 $7,500,000 $250,000 $7,750,000
    2013 Contract details by year 25 $11,000,000 $250,000 $11,250,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,300,000 - $2,300,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $404,000 - - $404,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 - $8,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $18,000,000 - $22,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $30,000,000 - - $30,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $86,234,000 $20,800,000 - $107,034,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    $217,234,000 $20,800,000 - $238,034,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    07/21/2010 Player contract details by year 5 games $12,021 Intentionally throwing at Aaron Rowand (SF)
    $5 $12,021
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Clayton Kershaw ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($34,571,428) Rank
    MLB: #1
    Los Angeles Dodgers: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #1

    Total Cash ($32,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #1

    Average Annual ($30,714,286) Rank
    MLB: #4
    Starting Pitcher: #3
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 LAD 18 16 121. 79 25 24 9 145 6 11 2 0 1.79 0.727
    2015 LAD 34 33 232.2 163 62 55 42 301 15 16 7 0 2.13 0.881
    2014 LAD 27 27 198.1 139 42 39 31 239 9 21 3 0 1.77 0.857
    2013 LAD 35 33 236. 164 55 48 52 232 11 16 9 0 1.83 0.915
    2012 LAD 34 33 227.2 170 70 64 63 229 16 14 9 0 2.53 1.023
    2011 LAD 33 33 233.1 174 66 59 54 248 15 21 5 0 2.28 0.977
    2010 LAD 32 32 204.1 160 73 66 81 212 13 13 10 0 2.91 1.179
    2009 LAD 31 30 171. 119 55 53 91 185 7 8 8 0 2.79 1.228
    2008 LAD 22 21 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 5 5 0 4.26 1.495
  • Calculated Market Value

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    Current Contract

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    Comparable Players

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    Base Calculated Value

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    Statistical Comparisons

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    Clayton Kershaw's Calculated Market Value

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