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Left Field Age: 29 Exp: 5.138 Years
Drafted: Round 11 (#333 overall), 2004 College: Tallahassee CC (FL) Agent(s): Meister Sports Management
  • Current Contract

    Michael Saunders signed a 1 year / $2,900,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, including $2,900,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $2,900,000. In 2016, Saunders will earn a base salary of $2,900,000. Saunders has a cap hit of $2,900,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,900,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 29 $2,900,000 $2,900,000
    2017 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  

    Previous Contracts

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,875,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,875,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2015 Contract details by year 28 $2,875,000 $2,875,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2004 Player Cash Earnings - $237,500 - $237,500
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $420,000 - - $420,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $489,100 - - $489,100
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $512,600 - - $512,600
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $2,300,000 - - $2,300,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,875,000 - - $2,875,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $2,900,000 - - $2,900,000
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $10,296,700 $237,500 - $10,534,200
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Michael Saunders ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($2,900,000) Rank
    MLB: #351
    Toronto Blue Jays: #17
    Left Field: #22

    Total Cash ($2,900,000) Rank
    MLB: #363
    Left Field: #22

    Average Annual ($2,900,000) Rank
    MLB: #362
    Left Field: #24
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS
    2016 TOR 137 129 486 70 124 32 3 24 57 57 1 155 .255 .338 .481 .819
    2015 TOR 9 9 31 2 6 0 0 0 3 5 0 10 .194 .306 .194 .500
    2014 SEA 78 61 231 38 63 11 3 8 34 26 4 59 .273 .341 .450 .791
    2013 SEA 132 109 404 59 96 23 3 12 46 54 13 117 .238 .325 .399 .724
    2012 SEA 139 133 507 71 125 31 3 19 57 43 21 132 .247 .306 .432 .738
    2011 SEA 58 47 161 16 24 5 0 2 8 12 6 56 .149 .207 .217 .424
    2010 SEA 100 86 289 29 61 11 2 10 33 35 6 84 .211 .295 .367 .662
    2009 SEA 46 34 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 6 4 40 .221 .258 .279 .537
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 4 yrs, $59,993,529
    • Avg. Salary: $14,998,382
    • MLB Rank: 67

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2017
    • Avg. Salary: $2,900,000
    • MLB Rank: 362

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Michael Saunders 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
    Andre Ethier 5 $85,000,000 $17,000,000 30
    Jose Bautista 5 $65,000,000 $13,000,000 30
    Averages 4.8 $78,000,000 $16,421,053 30.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Saunders's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $66,000,000 $16,500,000


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Saunders 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
    Andre Ethier 2011-2012, LAD 87.93 1.06 0.51 0.53 0.8 0.288 0.359
    Jose Bautista 2009-2010, TOR 84.57 0.83 0.59 0.6 0.73 0.251 0.367
    Average 88.03 0.97 0.54 0.56 0.80 0.27 0.35
    Michael Saunders 2016-2016 86.71 0.91 0.51 0.42 1.13 0.255 0.338
    % Change -1.50% -6.19% -5.56% -25.00% -41.25% -5.56% -3.43%
    Median Prime % Change -5.56%
    Average Prime % Change -12.64%


    Michael Saunders'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
    4 years, $59,993,529 14,998,382