Kyle Schwarber

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Boston Red Sox Left Field Age: 28-284d Exp: 5.086 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#4 overall), 2014 College: Indiana Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)
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  • Previous Contracts

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    2021-2022

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA

    2021-2021Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,516,129
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,516,129
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2021-2021Buyout

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,010,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,010,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,390,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,390,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $604,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $604,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $565,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $565,500
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $522,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $522,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $507,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $507,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,125,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,125,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2014 Player Cash Earnings - $3,125,000 - $3,125,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $232,950 - - $232,950
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $522,000 - - $522,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $565,500 - - $565,500
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $604,500 - - $604,500
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $3,390,000 - - $3,390,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,596,296 - - $2,596,296
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,483,871 - - $2,483,871
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $4,516,129 - - $4,516,129
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (7 seasons)
    $17,911,246 $3,125,000 - $21,036,246
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    6 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,911,246 $3,125,000 - $11,036,246
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $5,483,871 - - $5,483,871
    seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,516,129 - - $4,516,129
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 5 2021Declined an $11 million option for 2022
    Jul 29 2021Traded to () from Washington (WSH) for Aldo Ramirez
    Jan 9 2021Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Washington (WSH)
    Dec 2 2020Non-tendered by Chicago (CHC)
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $7.01 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $3.39 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 18 2018Signed a 1 year $604,500 contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 9 2017Signed a 1 year $566k contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $522k contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jun 16 2015Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jun 11 2014Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Jun 7 2014Drafted by Chicago (CHC): Round 1 (#4 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Kyle Schwarber, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 BOS 113 109 399 76 106 19 0 32 71 64 1 127 .266 .374 .554 .928 1.83
    2020 CHC 59 57 191 30 36 6 0 11 24 30 1 66 .188 .308 .393 .701 -0.17
    2019 CHC 155 139 529 82 132 29 3 38 92 70 2 156 .250 .339 .531 .870 2.26
    2018 CHC 137 121 428 64 102 14 3 26 61 78 4 140 .238 .356 .467 .823 1.52
    2017 CHC 129 109 422 67 89 16 1 30 59 59 1 150 .211 .315 .467 .782 -0.02
    2016 CHC 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .200 .000 .200 -0.06
    2015 CHC 69 59 232 52 57 6 1 16 43 36 3 77 .246 .355 .487 .842 1.26
    Totals 664 596 2,205 371 522 90 8 153 350 338 12 718 0.237 0.343 0.493 0.836 6.62
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 3 yrs, $38,778,573
    • Avg. Salary: $12,926,191
    • MLB Rank: 87
    • LF Rank: 7

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2023
    • Avg. Salary: $10,000,000
    • MLB Rank: 112
    • LF Rank: 8

    Comparable Players

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

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Jonathan Schoop 2 $15,000,000 $7,500,000 29
    Randal Grichuk 5 $52,000,000 $10,400,000 27
    Joc Pederson 1 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 28
    Marcell Ozuna 4 $65,000,000 $16,250,000 30
    Averages 3 $34,750,000 $11,583,333 28.5


    Base Calculated Value

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

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    4 $53,283,872 $13,320,968


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Schwarber statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Played %, Hits, Runs Batted In, Strikeouts, Batting Average, Home Runs, On-base Plus Slugging

    Player GP% H/GM RBI/GM SO/GM AVG HR/GM OPS
    Jonathan Schoop 2019-2020, DET 75.45 0.94 0.49 0.93 0.262 0.19 0.783
    Randal Grichuk 2017-2018, TOR 75.93 0.82 0.49 1.04 0.242 0.19 0.781
    Joc Pederson 2019-2020, CHC 86.49 0.7 0.47 0.76 0.236 0.22 0.835
    Marcell Ozuna 2019-2020, ATL 86.04 1.02 0.76 0.91 0.273 0.25 0.889
    Average 80.98 0.87 0.55 0.91 0.25 0.21 0.82
    Kyle Schwarber 2020-2021 77.38 0.82 0.56 1.13 0.240 0.25 0.853
    % Change -4.45% -5.75% 1.82% -24.18% -4.00% 19.05% 4.02%
    Median Prime % Change -4.00%
    Average Prime % Change -1.93%


    Kyle Schwarber'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
    3 years, $38,778,573 $12,926,191