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Starting Pitcher Age: 28 Exp: 5.118 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009 College: San Diego State Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)
  • Current Contract

    Stephen Strasburg signed a 7 year / $175,000,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including $175,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $25,000,000. In 2016, Strasburg will earn a base salary of $10,400,000. Strasburg has a cap hit of $10,400,000.

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $175,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $25,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 28 $10,400,000 $10,400,000
    2017 Contract details by year 29 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2018 Contract details by year 30 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2023 Contract details by year 35 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
    2024 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Opt Out Available After 2019 & 2020
    • Annual Performance Bonus: $1M (180 IP)
    • $10M annually deferred to 2024-2030
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,400,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2016 Contract details by year 28 $10,400,000 $10,400,000
    Source: Jon Heyman
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $100,000 $2,500,000 - $2,600,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $1,464,480 $2,500,000 - $3,964,480
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,900,000 - - $3,900,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 - - $7,400,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 - - $10,400,000
    Est. Earnings (8 seasons) $32,739,480 $7,500,000 - $40,239,480
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2024* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2025* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2026* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2027* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2028* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2029* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2030* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    $207,739,480 $7,500,000 - $215,239,480
    * denotes deferred payment
  • 2016 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Stephen Strasburg ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

    Cap Hit ($10,400,000) Rank
    MLB: #115
    Washington Nationals: #5
    Starting Pitcher: #41

    Total Cash ($10,400,000) Rank
    MLB: #115
    Starting Pitcher: #41

    Average Annual ($25,000,000) Rank
    MLB: #8
    Starting Pitcher: #7
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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP
    2016 WSH 24 24 147.2 119 59 59 44 183 15 15 4 0 3.60 1.104
    2015 WSH 23 23 127.1 115 56 49 26 155 14 11 7 0 3.46 1.107
    2014 WSH 34 34 215. 198 86 75 43 242 23 14 11 0 3.14 1.121
    2013 WSH 30 30 183. 136 71 61 56 191 16 8 9 0 3.00 1.049
    2012 WSH 28 28 159.1 136 62 56 48 197 15 15 6 0 3.16 1.155
    2011 WSH 5 5 24. 15 5 4 2 24 1 1 0 1.50 0.708
    2010 WSH 12 12 68. 56 25 22 17 92 5 5 3 0 2.91 1.074
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 8 yrs, $218,219,105
    • Avg. Salary: $27,277,388
    • MLB Rank: 5

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2024
    • Avg. Salary: $25,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 8

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Max Scherzer 7 $210,000,000 $30,000,000 30
    Jordan Zimmermann 5 $110,000,000 $22,000,000 29
    David Price 7 $217,000,000 $31,000,000 30
    Felix Hernandez 7 $175,000,000 $25,000,000 26
    Averages 6.5 $178,000,000 $27,384,615 28.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Strasburg's current age (28), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    8 $228,089,686 $28,511,211


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Strasburg 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
    Max Scherzer 2013-2014, WSH 32.50 6.69 0.60 7.57 3.02 1.07
    Jordan Zimmermann 2014-2015, DET 32.50 6.17 0.42 5.32 3.16 1.14
    David Price 2014-2015, BOS 33.00 7.1 0.50 7.52 2.92 1.08
    Felix Hernandez 2011-2012, SEA 33.00 7.06 0.41 6.74 3.27 1.18
    Average 32.75 6.76 0.48 6.79 3.09 1.12
    Stephen Strasburg 2014-2016 27.00 6.05 0.49 7.16 3.36 1.11
    % Change -17.56% -10.50% 2.08% 5.45% -8.74% 0.89%
    Median Prime % Change -3.93%
    Average Prime % Change -4.73%


    Stephen Strasburg'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
    8 years, $218,219,105 27,277,388