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Left Field Age: 30 Exp: 6.027 Years
Drafted: Round 3 (#84 overall), 2004 Agent(s): Doug Rogalski (Sports One Athlete Management)
  • Current Contract

    Ian Desmond signed a 1 year / $8,000,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,000,000. In 2016, Desmond will earn a base salary of $8,000,000. Desmond has a cap hit of $8,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 30 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 31 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • MVP:
      1st: $250,000
      2nd: $200,000
      3rd: $150,000
      4th: $100,000
      5th: $50,000 

     

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

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $17,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,750,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2014 Contract details by year 28 $6,500,000 $6,500,000
    2015 Contract details by year 29 $11,000,000 $11,000,000
    • MVP: $500,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings - $430,000 - $430,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $441,500 - - $441,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $512,500 - - $512,500
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,800,000 - - $3,800,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $31,054,000 $430,000 - $31,484,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Ian Desmond ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($8,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #146
    Texas Rangers: #9
    Left Field: #11

    Total Cash ($8,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #147
    Left Field: #11

    Average Annual ($8,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #156
    Left Field: #13
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2016 TEX 124 123 500 85 145 25 2 20 74 34 18 133 .290 .337 .468 .805
    2015 WSH 156 155 583 69 136 27 2 19 62 45 14 187 .233 .290 .384 .674
    2014 WSH 154 154 593 73 151 26 3 24 91 46 24 183 .255 .313 .430 .743
    2013 WSH 158 158 600 77 168 38 3 20 80 43 21 145 .280 .331 .453 .784
    2012 WSH 130 126 513 72 150 33 2 25 73 30 21 113 .292 .335 .511 .846
    2011 WSH 154 146 584 65 148 27 5 8 49 35 25 139 .253 .298 .358 .656
    2010 WSH 154 136 525 59 141 27 4 10 65 28 17 109 .269 .308 .392 .700
    2009 WSH 21 20 82 9 23 7 2 4 12 5 1 14 .280 .318 .561 .879
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 6 yrs, $99,783,854
    • Avg. Salary: $16,630,642
    • MLB Rank: 53

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2017
    • Avg. Salary: $8,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 156

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Hunter Pence 5 $90,000,000 $18,000,000 30
    Alex Gordon 4 $72,000,000 $18,000,000 31
    Jayson Werth 7 $126,000,000 $18,000,000 31
    Curtis Granderson 4 $60,000,000 $15,000,000 32
    Averages 5 $87,000,000 $17,400,000 31


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Desmond's current age (30), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    6 $103,680,000 $17,280,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Desmond statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Hits per game, Runs per game, RBIs per game, Strikeouts per game, Batting Average, On-Base %

    Player GP % H R RBI K AVG OBP
    Hunter Pence 2012-2013, SF 99.38 1.04 0.55 0.63 0.81 0.268 0.329
    Alex Gordon 2014-2015, KC 80.25 0.95 0.49 0.48 0.84 0.270 0.362
    Jayson Werth 2008-2010, WSH 92.58 0.96 0.62 0.56 0.94 0.280 0.376
    Curtis Granderson 2012-2013, NYM 68.21 0.85 0.6 0.55 1.19 0.231 0.319
    Average 85.11 0.95 0.57 0.56 0.95 0.26 0.35
    Ian Desmond 2015-2016 97.22 1 0.55 0.49 1.14 0.259 0.311
    % Change 14.23% 5.26% -3.51% -12.50% -20.00% -0.38% -11.14%
    Median Prime % Change -3.51%
    Average Prime % Change -4.01%


    Ian Desmond'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.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    6 years, $99,783,854 16,630,642