John Lackey

Starting Pitcher Age: 36 Exp: 12.095 Years
Drafted: Round 2 (#68 overall), 1999 College: Grayson County CC, Texas Agent(s): Steve Hilliard (Octagon)
  • Current Contract

    John Lackey signed a 5 year / $82,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $3,500,000 signing bonus, and an annual average salary of $16,500,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $82,500,000
    Signing Bonus $3,500,000
    Average Salary $16,500,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
    2010 Contract details by year $18,000,000 $700,000 $18,700,000
    2011 Contract details by year $15,250,000 $700,000 $15,950,000
    2012 Contract details by year $15,250,000 $700,000 $15,950,000
    2013 Contract details by year $15,250,000 $700,000 $15,950,000
    2014 Contract details by year $4,916,666 - $4,916,666
    2015 Contract details by year $500,000 - $500,000
    2016 Free Agent Year UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2015 club option at Major League minimum salary if Lackey misses significant time with surgery for pre-existing elbow injury in 2010-14
    • Trading Bonus: $500,000 (exercised, 2014)
    • All Star/Gold Glove: $50,000
    • LCS MVP: $75,000
    • WS MVP: $100,000
    • MVP: 1st ($500,000), 2-5 ($100,000)
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2014 Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Dead Cap Hit
    2014 Contract details by year $10,333,334 $700,000 $500,000 $11,533,334
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2003 Player Cash Earnings $315,000 - - $315,000
    2004 Player Cash Earnings $375,000 - - $375,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $3,010,000 $1,000,000 - $4,010,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 - $125,000 $5,625,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $18,000,000 $3,500,000 - $21,500,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $15,250,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $15,250,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $15,250,000 - - $15,250,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $10,333,334 - $500,000 $10,833,334
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,916,666 - - $4,916,666
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    Est. Earnings (13 seasons) $106,140,000 $4,500,000 $625,000 $111,265,000
  • 2015 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how John Lackey ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($500,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    National: #0
    National Central: #0
    St. Louis Cardinals: #0
    Starting Pitcher: #0

    Total Cash ($500,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    Starting Pitcher: #0

    Average Annual ($16,500,000) Rank
    MLB: #0
    Starting Pitcher: #0