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Starting Pitcher Age: 30 Exp: 8.061 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#13 overall), 2010 College: Florida Gulf Coast Agent(s): B.B. Abbott (Jet Sports Management)
  • Current Contract

    Chris Sale signed a 5 year / $145,000,000 contract with the Boston Red Sox, including $145,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $29,000,000. In 2019, Sale will earn a base salary of $15,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $15,000,000.

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $145,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $29,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($35,000,000)
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($55,000,000)
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000($75,000,000)
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $17,500,000 $17,500,000($92,500,000)
    2024 Contract details by year 35 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $17,500,000 $17,500,000($110,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 36 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 -($110,000,000)
    2025 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Player Opt-out available after 2022
    • Full No Trade Clause, 2020-2024
    • $50M deferred at $10M per year from 2035-2039
    • Annual Games Started Incentives
    • Annual Cy Young Escalators
      $2M for 1st place
      $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
      $1M for 4th or 5th
      $500,000 for 6th-10th
    • 2025 Vesting Option ($5M deferred to 2040)
      vests with a Top 10 finish in 2024 Cy Young + healthy
    • 2025 Option Escalator (2023, 2024 Cy Young)
      $2.5M for 1st
      $1.5M for 2nd or 3rd
      $1M for 4th or 5th
      $500,000 for 6th-10th
    • Cy Young: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • MVP: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
    • All Star: $50,000
    • LCSMVP: $50,000
    • WSMVP: $100,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Current Dead Contracts

    2035-2039Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Salary
    2035 Contract details by year $10,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2036 Contract details by year $10,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2037 Contract details by year $10,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2038 Contract details by year $10,000,000 - $10,000,000
    2039 Contract details by year $10,000,000 - $10,000,000

    Previous Contracts

    2013-2019

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $32,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Incentive Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2013 Contract details by year 24 $850,000 $15,000 $865,000 $865,000($865,000)
    2014 Contract details by year 25 $3,500,000 $15,000 $3,515,000 $3,515,000($4,380,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 26 $6,000,000 $15,000 $6,015,000 $6,015,000($10,395,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 27 $9,150,000 $15,000 $9,165,000 $9,165,000($19,560,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 28 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000($31,560,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 29 $12,500,000 $15,000 $12,515,000 $12,515,000($44,075,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 30 $15,000,000 - $15,000,000 $15,000,000($59,075,000)
    • 2018-19 Club Options include $1 million buyout
    • 2019 option increases $2.5M with a Cy Young in 2013-18 or $1.5M with a 2nd,3rd place finish in Cy Young vote in 2013-18
    • All Star: $15,000
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $131,868 - - $131,868
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - $1,656,000 - $1,656,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $425,000 - - $425,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $850,000 - $15,000 $865,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,500,000 - $15,000 $3,515,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - $15,000 $6,015,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $9,150,000 - $15,000 $9,165,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $12,500,000 - $15,000 $12,515,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $60,056,868 $1,656,000 $75,000 $61,787,868
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - $17,500,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - $17,500,000
    2035 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2036 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2037 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2038 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2039 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    $205,056,868 $1,656,000 $75,000 $206,787,868
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    07/24/2016 Player contract details by year Personal Conduct 5 games - Conduct detrimental to the team
    04/25/2015 Player contract details by year Fighting 5 games - Role in a brawl against Kansas City (KC)
    10 -

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Chris Sale, and the financial implications.

  • 2019 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Chris Sale ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2019 BOS 25 25 147.1 123 80 72 37 218 24 6 11 0 4.40 1.086 2.32
    2018 BOS 27 27 158.0 102 39 37 34 237 11 12 4 0 2.11 0.861 6.88
    2017 BOS 32 32 214.1 165 73 69 43 308 24 17 8 0 2.90 0.97 6.01
    2016 CHW 32 32 226.2 191 88 85 45 233 27 17 10 0 3.38 1.041 5.01
    2015 CHW 31 31 208.2 186 88 79 42 274 23 13 11 0 3.41 1.093 3.4
    2014 CHW 26 26 174.0 129 48 42 39 208 13 12 4 0 2.17 0.966 6.12
    2013 CHW 30 30 214.1 184 81 73 46 226 23 11 14 0 3.07 1.073 6.53
    2012 CHW 30 29 192.0 167 66 65 51 192 19 17 8 0 3.05 1.135 5.67
    2011 CHW 58 0 71.0 52 22 22 27 79 6 2 2 8 2.79 1.113 2.36
    2010 CHW 21 0 23.1 15 5 5 10 32 2 2 1 4 1.93 1.071 1.18
    Totals 312 232 1629.2 1,314 590 549 374 2,007 172 109 73 12 3.03 1.036 45.48
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 6 yrs, $192,175,890
    • Avg. Salary: $32,029,315
    • MLB Rank: 2
    • SP Rank: 2

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $6,500,000
    • MLB Rank: 126
    • SP Rank: 38

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Zack Greinke 6 $206,500,000 $34,416,667 32
    Clayton Kershaw 3 $93,000,000 $31,000,000 30
    Max Scherzer 7 $210,000,000 $30,000,000 30
    Jon Lester 6 $155,000,000 $25,833,333 30
    Averages 5.5 $166,125,000 $30,204,545 30.5


    Base Calculated Value

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

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    7 $215,652,780 $30,807,540


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Sale statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Started, Innings Pitched, Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, WHIP

    Player GS IP W SO ERA WHIP
    Zack Greinke 2014-2015, ARI 32.00 6.64 0.56 6.36 2.18 0.99
    Clayton Kershaw 2017-2018, LAD 26.50 6.23 0.51 6.61 2.52 0.99
    Max Scherzer 2013-2014, WSH 32.50 6.69 0.60 7.57 3.02 1.07
    Jon Lester 2013-2014, CHC 32.50 6.66 0.48 6.11 3.10 1.20
    Average 30.88 6.56 0.54 6.66 2.71 1.06
    Chris Sale 2016-2017 32.00 6.89 0.53 8.45 3.14 1.01
    % Change 3.63% 5.03% -1.85% 26.88% -15.87% 4.72%
    Median Prime % Change 4.18%
    Average Prime % Change 3.76%


    Chris Sale'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, $192,175,890 $32,029,315