Billy Butler

Designated Hitter Age: 28 Exp: 7.102 Years
Arbitration: 2011-2013 Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2004 Agent(s): Greg Genske
  • Current Contract

    Billy Butler signed a 3 year / $30,000,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including a $5,000,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $10,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $5,000,000
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $5,000,000 $1,666,666 $6,666,666
    2016 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $1,666,666 $11,666,666
    2017 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $1,666,668 $11,666,668
    2018 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Current Dead Contracts

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

    Previous Contracts

    2011-2014

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $30,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2011 Contract details by year $3,000,000 $500,000 $3,500,000
    2012 Contract details by year $8,000,000 $500,000 $8,500,000
    2013 Contract details by year $8,000,000 $500,000 $8,500,000
    2014 Contract details by year $8,000,000 $500,000 $8,500,000
    2015 Contract details by year $12,500,000 - $12,500,000
    • 2015 option includes a $1 million buyout
    • option may increase by $2M to $14.5M based on performance
    • assignment bonus if traded
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,900,000 - $1,450,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $399,000 $1,450,000 - $399,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $421,000 $1,450,000 - $421,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 $1,450,000 - $470,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $5,450,000 - $5,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $3,450,000 - $8,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $3,450,000 - $8,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 $3,450,000 - $8,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $13,450,000 - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings $33,290,000 $36,500,000 - $41,740,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Billy Butler ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($6,666,666) Rank
    MLB: #187
    American: #94
    American West: #0
    Oakland Athletics: #4
    Designated Hitter: #6

    Total Cash ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #111
    Designated Hitter: #5

    Average Annual ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #115
    Designated Hitter: #5