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Designated Hitter Age: 36 Exp: 8.082 Years
Agent(s): Diego Bentz (Relativity Sports)
  • Current Contract

    Nelson Cruz signed a 4 year / $57,000,000 contract with the Seattle Mariners, including a $1,000,000 signing bonus, $57,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $14,250,000. In 2016, Cruz will earn a base salary of $14,000,000. Cruz has a cap hit of $14,250,000.

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $57,000,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $14,250,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 35 $14,000,000 $250,000 $125,000 $14,375,000
    2016 Contract details by year 36 $14,000,000 $250,000 - $14,250,000
    2017 Contract details by year 37 $14,000,000 $250,000 - $14,250,000
    2018 Contract details by year 38 $14,000,000 $250,000 - $14,250,000
    2019 Free Agent Year 39 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • May block a trade to 8 teams in 2015/2016
    • All Star Reserve: $25,000
    • All Star Starter, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP: $50,000
    • WS MVP: $100,000
    • MVP: $150,000

     

    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 34 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
    • Incentives: $750k
    • $150,000 each for 60, 90, 120, 150, 180 days on active roster
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $316,000 - - $316,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $382,000 - - $382,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $65,270 - - $65,270
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $408,070 - $10,000 $418,070
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - - $3,650,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 $500,000 - $5,500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - $50,000 $10,550,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 $1,000,000 $125,000 $15,125,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    Est. Earnings (12 seasons) $57,088,340 $1,500,000 $185,000 $58,773,340
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    $85,088,340 $1,500,000 $185,000 $86,773,340
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/05/2013 Player contract details by year 50 games $286,885 violating MLB drug prevention and treatment program
    $50 $286,885
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Nelson Cruz ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($14,250,000) Rank
    MLB: #65
    Seattle Mariners: #3
    Designated Hitter: #6

    Total Cash ($14,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #68
    Designated Hitter: #6

    Average Annual ($14,250,000) Rank
    MLB: #77
    Designated Hitter: #6
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2016 SEA 96 96 361 58 103 17 1 25 66 41 0 100 .285 .370 .546 .916
    2015 SEA 152 152 590 90 178 22 1 44 93 59 3 164 .302 .369 .566 .935
    2014 BAL 159 159 613 87 166 32 2 40 108 55 4 140 .271 .333 .525 .858
    2013 TEX 109 109 413 49 110 18 0 27 77 35 5 109 .266 .327 .506 .833
    2012 TEX 159 155 585 86 152 45 0 24 90 48 8 140 .260 .319 .460 .779
    2011 TEX 124 122 475 64 125 28 1 29 87 33 9 116 .263 .312 .509 .821
    2010 TEX 108 103 399 60 127 31 3 22 78 38 17 81 .318 .374 .576 .950
    2009 TEX 127 122 458 75 120 21 1 33 76 49 20 117 .262 .335 .528 .863
    2008 TEX 31 31 115 19 38 9 1 7 26 17 3 28 .330 .421 .609 1.030
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Cruz's current age (36), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Cruz statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Nelson Cruz'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 current calculated market value.

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