Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher Age: 27 Exp: 6.105 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, and an annual average salary of $30,714,286. In 2015, Kershaw will earn a base salary of $30,000,000. Kershaw has a cap hit of $32,571,428.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $215,000,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $30,714,286
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year $4,000,000 $2,571,428 $6,571,428
    2015 Contract details by year $30,000,000 $2,571,428 $32,571,428
    2016 Contract details by year $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428
    2017 Contract details by year $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2018 Contract details by year $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2019 Contract details by year $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428
    2020 Contract details by year $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428
    2021 Free Agent Year 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   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2012 Contract details by year $7,500,000 $250,000 $7,750,000
    2013 Contract details by year $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
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $54,234,000 $20,800,000 - $75,034,000
  • 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
  • 2015 Player Rankings

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

     

    Cap Hit ($32,571,428) Rank
    MLB: #1
    Los Angeles Dodgers: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #1

    Total Cash ($30,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #1

    Average Annual ($30,714,286) Rank
    MLB: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #1
  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA
    2015 LAD 9 9 58.1 56 31 28 16 73 6 2 3 0 4.34
    2014 LAD 27 27 198.1 139 42 39 31 239 9 21 3 0 0.50

    Valuation

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    • Previous Rating: -22.51
    • Current Salary: $32,571,428

    Production Points

    • Season Total: 48.08
    • Points/Game: 5.34

    Current TVS Rankings

    847 MLB
    434 Pitching
    30 Los Angeles Dodgers