Corey Kluber

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Boston Red Sox Starting Pitcher (SP SP3) Age: 37-330d Exp: 11.074 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 7 (#134 overall), 2007 College: Stetson Agent(s): (Jet Sports Management)


  • Previous Contracts

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    2023-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA

    2022-2022 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $11,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $11,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2015-2019 Pre-Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $38,500,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $7,700,000
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $601,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $601,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $514,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $514,000
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $491,800
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $491,800
    Free Agent:

    2012-2012 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $480,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $480,000
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent:

    2007-2007Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $200,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $200,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings - $200,000 - $200,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $22,620 - - $22,620
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $165,249 - - $165,249
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $491,800 - - $491,800
    2014 Player Cash Earnings AL CY YOUNG $514,000 - $10,000 $524,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $2,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings AL CY YOUNG $7,500,000 - $250,000 $7,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - $500,000 $17,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $6,481,481 - - $6,481,481
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - $5,000,000 $13,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (13 seasons)
    $78,675,150 $1,200,000 $5,760,000 $85,635,150
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $200,000 - $200,000
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $25,193,669 $1,000,000 - $26,453,669
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $24,481,481 - - $24,981,481
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Feb 9 2024Retired from Professional Baseball
    Nov 3 2023Boston (BOS) declined an $11 million option for 2024 (no buyout)
    Dec 28 2022Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Boston (BOS), including an $11M club option for 2024
    Nov 28 2021Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
    Jan 15 2021Signed a 1 year $11 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Oct 29 2020Texas (TEX) declined an $18 million option for 2021
    Dec 15 2019Traded to Texas (TEX) from Cleveland (CLE) for Delino DeShields and Emmanuel Clase
    Oct 4 2019Cleveland (CLE) exercised a $17.5 million option for 2020
    Apr 4 2015Signed a 5 year $38.5 million extension with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 11 2015Signed a 1 year $601k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $514k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 7 2013Signed a 1 year $491,800 contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Mar 3 2012Signed a 1 year $480k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Feb 1 2011Signed a 1 year $414k contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 31 2010Traded to Cleveland (CLE) from San Diego (SD) as part of a 3-team trade: St. Louis (STL) traded Ryan Ludwick to San Diego (SD); San Diego (SD) traded Nick Greenwood to St. Louis (STL)
    Jul 13 2007Signed a contract with San Diego (SD)
    Jun 24 2007Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 7 (#134 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Corey Kluber, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 BOS 15 9 55.0 69 47 43 21 42 17 3 6 1 7.04 1.636 -0.82
    2022 TB 31 31 164.0 178 82 79 21 139 20 10 10 0 4.34 1.213 0.8
    2021 NYY 16 16 80.0 74 37 34 33 82 8 5 3 0 3.83 1.338 1.44
    2020 TEX 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0.06
    2019 CLE 7 7 35.2 44 26 23 15 38 4 2 3 0 5.80 1.654 -0.37
    2018 CLE 33 33 215.0 179 75 69 34 222 25 20 7 0 2.89 0.991 6.01
    2017 CLE 29 29 203.2 141 56 51 36 265 21 18 4 0 2.25 0.869 7.85
    2016 CLE 32 32 215.0 171 82 79 57 227 22 18 9 0 3.31 1.06 5.63
    2015 CLE 32 32 222.0 189 92 86 45 245 22 9 16 0 3.49 1.054 4.33
    2014 CLE 36 34 235.2 207 72 64 51 269 14 18 9 0 2.44 1.095 8.13
    2013 CLE 26 24 147.1 153 67 63 33 136 15 11 5 0 3.85 1.262 1.49
    2012 CLE 12 12 63.0 76 44 36 18 54 9 2 5 0 5.14 1.492 -0.45
    2011 CLE 3 0 4.1 6 4 4 3 5 0 0 0 0 8.31 2.077 -0.08
    Totals 273 260 1641.2 1,487 684 631 368 1,725 177 116 77 1 3.46 1.130 34.02
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 1 yrs, $9,786,684
    • Avg. Salary: $9,786,684
    • MLB Rank: 103
    • SP Rank: 37

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Adam Wainwright 1 $17,500,000 $17,500,000 40
    Zack Greinke 1 $13,000,000 $13,000,000 38
    Wade Miley 2 $15,000,000 $7,500,000 33
    Kyle Gibson 3 $28,000,000 $9,333,333 32
    Averages 1.8 $18,375,000 $10,500,000 35.8


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Kluber's current age (37), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $19,266,666 $9,633,333


    Statistical Comparisons

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

    Player GS IP K/9 BB/9 ERA WHIP FIP WAR
    Adam Wainwright 2021-2022, STL 32.00 6.03 7.15 2.36 3.37 1.17 3.66 2.86
    Zack Greinke 2020-2021, KC 20.50 5.67 7.66 1.55 4.12 1.16 3.76 1.93
    Wade Miley 2018-2019, CIN 24.50 5.06 6.56 3.15 3.52 1.30 4.05 2.1
    Kyle Gibson 2018-2019, TEX 30.50 5.4 8.6 3.39 4.16 1.37 4.2 2.13
    Average 26.88 5.54 7.49 2.61 3.79 1.25 3.92 2.26
    Corey Kluber 2022-2022 31.00 5.29 7.63 1.15 4.34 1.21 3.57 0.88
    % Change 15.33% -4.51% 1.87% 55.94% -14.51% 3.20% 8.93% -61.06%
    Median Prime % Change 2.54%
    Average Prime % Change 0.65%


    Corey Kluber'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
    1 years, $9,786,684 $9,786,684
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