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Jason Heyward

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Chicago Cubs Right Field Age: 31 Exp: 10 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2007 College: Henry County HS Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)

Cubs – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Jason Heyward signed a 8 year / $184,000,000 contract with the Chicago Cubs, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $184,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $23,000,000. In 2020, Heyward will earn a base salary of $21,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $23,500,000. Heyward's adjusted salary with the Chicago Cubs is $10,277,778

    Contract: 8 yr(s) / $184,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $23,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2016 Contract details by year 26 $15,000,000 $6,666,666 $21,666,666 $21,666,666 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 27 $21,500,000 $6,666,666 $28,166,666 $28,166,666 $21,500,000($36,500,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 28 $21,500,000 $6,666,667 $28,166,667 $28,166,667 $21,500,000($58,000,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $2,500,000 $22,500,000 $22,500,000 $20,000,000($78,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 30 $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,000,000 $23,500,000 $10,277,778 $7,777,777($85,777,777)
    2021 Contract details by year 31 $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000 $10,277,778 $7,777,778($93,555,555)
    2022 Contract details by year 32 $22,000,000 $2,500,000 $24,500,000 $24,500,000 $22,000,000($115,555,555)
    2023 Contract details by year 33 $22,000,000 $2,500,000 $24,500,000 $24,500,000 $22,000,000($137,555,555)
    2024 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Can opt out after the 2018 season
    • If applicable Heyward can opt in after 2019 with 550 PA in that season.
    • Signing Bonus: $20 million (fully deferred at $5M each April 1st from 2024-2027, protected)
    • If an opt-out is exercised, the signing bonus is paid immediately
    • Present day contract valued at $179,885,463 due to deferred bonus
    • Full no trade clause 2016-18
    • Partial no trade clause 2019-20

    Current Dead Contracts

    2024-2027Dead Money

    Year   Base Salary Signing Bonus Dead Salary
    2024 Contract details by year - $5,000,000 $5,000,000
    2025 Contract details by year - $5,000,000 $5,000,000
    2026 Contract details by year - $5,000,000 $5,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year - $5,000,000 $5,000,000

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2015

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $13,300,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $6,650,000
    Free Agent: 2016 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 24 $4,500,000 $500,000 $5,000,000 $5,500,000($5,500,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 25 $7,800,000 $500,000 $8,300,000 $7,800,000($13,300,000)
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2007 Player Cash Earnings - $1,700,000 - $1,700,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $496,500 - - $496,500
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $565,000 - - $565,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - - $3,650,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 $1,000,000 - $5,500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $7,800,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $21,500,000 - - $21,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $21,500,000 - - $21,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,777,778 - - $7,777,777
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $103,189,278 $2,700,000 - $105,889,277
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $7,777,778 - - $7,777,778
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings - $5,000,000 - $5,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings - $5,000,000 - $5,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings - $5,000,000 - $5,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings - $5,000,000 - $5,000,000
    $154,967,056 $22,700,000 - $177,667,055
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,611,500 $2,700,000 - $12,311,500
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $7,800,000
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $85,777,778 - - $85,777,777
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 11 2015Signed an 8 year $184 million contract with Chicago (CHC)
    Nov 6 2015Extended a $15.8 million qualiying offer by St. Louis (STL)
    Nov 17 2014Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Atlanta (ATL) with Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins
    Feb 4 2014Signed a 2 year $13.3 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jan 18 2013Signed a 1 year $3.65 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Feb 21 2011Signed a 1 year $496,500 contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Apr 3 2010Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Aug 12 2007Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jun 7 2007Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 1 (#14 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Jason Heyward, and the financial implications.

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Jason Heyward ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 CHC 13 13 43 7 11 1 0 2 11 4 1 8 .256 .312 .419 .731 -0.39
    2019 CHC 148 137 513 78 129 20 4 21 62 68 8 110 .251 .344 .429 .773 1.97
    2018 CHC 128 111 440 67 119 23 4 8 57 42 1 60 .270 .335 .395 .730 1.61
    2017 CHC 126 116 432 59 112 15 4 11 59 41 4 67 .259 .326 .389 .715 2.29
    2016 CHC 142 133 530 61 122 27 1 7 49 54 11 93 .230 .306 .325 .631 1.28
    2015 STL 154 144 547 79 160 33 4 13 60 56 23 90 .293 .359 .439 .798 6.57
    2014 ATL 149 148 573 74 155 26 3 11 58 67 20 98 .271 .351 .384 .735 5.79
    2013 ATL 104 97 382 67 97 22 1 14 38 48 2 73 .254 .349 .427 .776 3.52
    2012 ATL 158 151 587 93 158 30 6 27 82 58 21 152 .269 .335 .479 .814 5.51
    2011 ATL 128 106 396 50 90 18 2 14 42 51 9 93 .227 .319 .389 .708 1.95
    2010 ATL 142 136 520 83 144 29 5 18 72 91 11 128 .277 .393 .456 .849 6.41
    Totals 1,392 1,292 4,963 718 1,297 244 34 146 590 580 111 972 0.261 0.343 0.412 0.755 36.51
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