James Shields

Starting Pitcher Age: 33 Exp: 7.125 Years
Drafted: Round 16 (#466 overall), 2000
  • Current Contract

    James Shields signed a 4 year / $75,000,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including an annual average salary of $18,750,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $75,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $18,750,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2016 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $21,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $21,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year $21,000,000 $21,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year $16,000,000 $16,000,000
    2019 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2019 option includes a $2 million buyout
    • Can opt-out after 2016
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2008-2014

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $11,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,812,500
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Total Salary
    2008 Contract details by year $1,000,000 $1,000,000
    2009 Contract details by year $1,500,000 $1,500,000
    2010 Contract details by year $2,500,000 $2,500,000
    2011 Contract details by year $4,250,000 $4,250,000
    2012 Contract details by year $7,500,000 $7,500,000
    2013 Contract details by year $10,250,000 $10,250,000
    2014 Contract details by year $13,500,000 $13,500,000
    • 2012: $7.5M club option ($2M buyout) (exercised)
    • 2013: $10.25M club option ($1.5M buyout) (exercised)
    • 2014: $12M club option ($1M buyout)
    • value of 2012-14 club options may increase package to $38M
    • performance bonuses based on innings pitched, starts, and Cy Young voting may increase package to $44M
    • 2012 salary increased by $0.5M to $7.5M with top 5 finish in 2011 Cy Young vote
    • 2013 Trade Bonus: $750,000

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $394,900 - - $394,900
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $1,500,000 - - $1,500,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $4,250,000 - - $4,250,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $10,250,000 - - $10,250,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $50,894,900 - - $50,894,900
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how James Shields ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #113
    National: #54
    National West: #21
    San Diego Padres: #3
    Starting Pitcher: #41

    Total Cash ($10,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #112
    Starting Pitcher: #41

    Average Annual ($18,750,000) Rank
    MLB: #32
    Starting Pitcher: #14