Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher Age: 36 Exp: 11.1 Years
College: Arkansas Agent(s): Darek Braunecker (Frontline)
  • Current Contract

    Cliff Lee signed a 5 year / $120,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including an annual average salary of $24,000,000. In 2015, Lee will earn a base salary of $25,000,000. Lee has a cap hit of $25,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $120,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $24,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
    2011 Contract details by year 32 $11,000,000 $50,000 $11,050,000
    2012 Contract details by year 33 $21,500,000 - $21,500,000
    2013 Contract details by year 34 $25,000,000 $50,000 $25,050,000
    2014 Contract details by year 35 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
    2015 Contract details by year 36 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year 37 $27,500,000 - $27,500,000
    2017 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • The 2016 option comes with a $12.5 million buyout.
    • Limited no-trade protection
    • Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star Selection, LCS MVP: $50,000
    • WS MVP: $100k
    • Cy Young: 1st ($100,000), 2nd ($75,000), 3rd ($50,000)
    • option becomes guaranteed if Lee 1) is not on the disabled list at end of 2015 season with injury to left elbow or left shoulder, and 2) has 200 IP in 2015 or 400 IP in 2014-15
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2006-2010

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
    2006 Contract details by year 27 $750,000 $250,000 - $1,000,000
    2007 Contract details by year 28 $2,750,000 $250,000 - $3,000,000
    2008 Contract details by year 29 $3,750,000 $250,000 $350,000 $4,350,000
    2009 Contract details by year 30 $5,750,000 $250,000 - $6,000,000
    2010 Contract details by year 31 $8,000,000 - $100,000 $8,100,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2002 Player Cash Earnings $200,000 - - $200,000
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $300,900 - - $300,900
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $303,200 - - $303,200
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $345,000 - - $345,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $750,000 $1,000,000 - $1,750,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $2,750,000 - - $2,750,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - $350,000 $4,100,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 - - $5,750,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $100,000 $8,100,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - $50,000 $11,050,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $21,500,000 - - $21,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - $50,000 $25,050,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
    Est. Earnings (13 seasons) $104,649,100 $1,000,000 $550,000 $106,199,100
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Cliff Lee ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($25,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #3
    Philadelphia Phillies: #1
    Starting Pitcher: #3

    Total Cash ($25,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #4
    Starting Pitcher: #4

    Average Annual ($24,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #13
    Starting Pitcher: #8
  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA
    2014 PHI 13 13 81.1 100 40 33 12 72 7 4 5 0 0.00