Ben Zobrist

Left Field Age: 33 Exp: 7.134 Years
Drafted: Round 6 (#184 overall), 2004 College: Dallas Baptist Agent(s): Bobby Witt (Octagon)
  • Current Contract

    Ben Zobrist signed a 4 year / $18,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including a $561,900 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $4,500,000. In 2015, Zobrist will earn a base salary of $7,500,000. Zobrist has a cap hit of $7,500,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $18,000,000
    Signing Bonus $561,900
    Average Salary $4,500,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2010 Contract details by year $438,100 $140,475 $578,575
    2011 Contract details by year $4,500,000 $140,475 $4,640,475
    2012 Contract details by year $4,500,000 $140,475 $4,640,475
    2013 Contract details by year $5,500,000 $140,475 $5,640,475
    2014 Contract details by year $7,000,000 - $7,000,000
    2015 Contract details by year $7,500,000 - $7,500,000
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $18 million guaranteed.
    • 2014 option includes a $2.5 million buyout
    • 2015 option includes a $500k buyout
    • Zobrist to donate up to $0.45M to club charity
    • assignment bonus: $0.75M before end of 2011 season, $0.5M after 2011 season but before end of 2013 season, $0.25M after 2013 season
    • 2015 option may increase based on finish in 2010-14 MVP vote
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Current Dead Contracts

    Year   Base Salary Dead Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $1,500,000 $1,500,000 -
    Year   Base Salary Dead Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $-1,500,000 $-1,500,000 -
    Year   Base Salary Dead Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $-1,500,000 $-1,500,000 -
    Year   Base Salary Dead Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $1,500,000 $1,500,000 -

    Previous Contracts

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $383,400 - - $383,400
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $395,800 - - $395,800
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $415,900 - $10,000 $425,900
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $438,100 $561,900 - $1,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - - $5,500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $29,133,200 $561,900 $10,000 $29,705,100
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ben Zobrist ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($7,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #170
    American: #84
    American West: #23
    Oakland Athletics: #4
    Left Field: #12

    Total Cash ($6,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #205
    Left Field: #13

    Average Annual ($4,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #269
    Left Field: #21