Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher Age: 31 Exp: 6.028 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#149 overall), 2006 College: Notre Dame Agent(s): Mark Rodgers (Frontline)
  • Current Contract

    Jeff Samardzija signed a 5 year / $90,000,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including a $9,000,000 signing bonus, $90,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $18,000,000. In 2016, Samardzija will earn a base salary of $6,000,000 and a signing bonus of $3,000,000. Samardzija has a cap hit of $9,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $90,000,000
    Signing Bonus $9,000,000
    Average Salary $18,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 31 $6,000,000 $3,000,000 $9,000,000
    2017 Contract details by year 32 $18,000,000 $1,500,000 $19,500,000
    2018 Contract details by year 33 $18,000,000 $1,500,000 $19,500,000
    2019 Contract details by year 34 $18,000,000 $1,500,000 $19,500,000
    2020 Contract details by year 35 $18,000,000 $1,500,000 $19,500,000
    2021 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Limited no-trade clause, block 8 teams per year

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,800,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 30 $9,800,000 $9,800,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $7,250,000 - $7,250,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - $4,000,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $2,000,000 - $5,000,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,300,000 - - $3,300,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,640,000 - - $2,640,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $2,640,000 - - $2,640,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,345,000 - - $5,345,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $9,800,000 - - $9,800,000
    Est. Earnings (9 seasons) $32,725,000 $11,250,000 - $43,975,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 $3,000,000 - $9,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $1,500,000 - $19,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $1,500,000 - $19,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $1,500,000 - $19,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $1,500,000 - $19,500,000
    $110,725,000 $20,250,000 - $130,975,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/25/2015 Player contract details by year Fighting 5 games $267,759 Role in a brawl against Kansas City (KC)
    $5 $267,759
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jeff Samardzija ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($9,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #134
    San Francisco Giants: #8
    Starting Pitcher: #51

    Total Cash ($9,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #155
    Starting Pitcher: #58

    Average Annual ($18,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #42
    Starting Pitcher: #17
  • Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA
    2015 CHW 32 32 214. 228 122 118 49 163 29 11 13 0 4.96
    2014 OAK 33 33 219.2 191 86 73 43 202 20 7 13 0 2.99
    2013 CHC 33 33 213.2 210 109 103 78 214 25 8 13 0 4.33
    2012 CHC 31 28 174.2 157 79 74 56 180 20 9 13 0 3.81
    2011 CHC 73 0 86.2 61 33 29 50 87 5 7 4 0 3.00
    2010 CHC 7 3 19.1 21 22 18 20 9 4 1 2 0 8.53
    2009 CHC 19 2 34.1 46 29 29 15 21 7 1 3 0 7.68
    2008 CHC 24 0 23.2 22 11 6 14 20 1 0 0 2.25
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 5 yrs, $62,434,661
    • Avg. Salary: $12,486,932
    • MLB Rank: 94

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2021
    • Avg. Salary: $18,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 42

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Jeff Samardzija to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Matt Garza 4 $50,000,000 $12,500,000 30
    Brandon McCarthy 4 $48,000,000 $12,000,000 31
    Ervin Santana 4 $55,000,000 $13,750,000 32
    Jason Vargas 4 $32,000,000 $8,000,000 30
    Averages 4 $46,250,000 $11,562,500 30.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Samardzija's current age (31), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $59,650,000 $11,930,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Samardzija statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Started, Innings Pitched per game, Wins/Start, Strikeouts per 9 innings, ERA, WHIP per season

    Player GS IP/G W/S SO ERA WHIP
    Matt Garza 2012-2013, MIL 21.00 6.17 0.36 5.52 3.86 1.21
    Brandon McCarthy 2013-2014, LAD 27.00 6.2 0.28 4.65 4.24 1.30
    Ervin Santana 2013-2014, MIN 31.50 6.46 0.37 5.4 3.58 1.22
    Jason Vargas 2012-2013, KC 28.50 6.44 0.40 4.39 3.92 1.26
    Average 27.00 6.32 0.35 4.99 3.90 1.25
    Jeff Samardzija 2014-2015 32.50 6.67 0.28 5.62 3.96 1.18
    % Change 20.37% 5.54% -20.00% 12.63% -1.54% 5.60%
    Median Prime % Change 5.57%
    Average Prime % Change 3.77%


    Jeff Samardzija's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our market value.

    5 yr, $62,434,661 ($12,486,932 average)