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Starting Pitcher Age: 29 Exp: 6.111 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2011 College: California-Los Angeles Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

Astros – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Gerrit Cole signed a 1 year / $13,500,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $13,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $13,500,000. In , Cole will earn a base salary of , a signing bonus of , a roster bonus of , a signing bonus of , a restructure bonus of , a workout bonus of and a incentive bonus of , while carrying a total salary of and a dead cap value of .

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $13,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $13,500,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $13,500,000 $13,500,000($13,500,000)
    2020 Free Agent Year 29 UFA  
    Contract Notes:

     

    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,750,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,750,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2018 Contract details by year 27 $6,750,000 $6,750,000 $6,750,000($6,750,000)

     

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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $9,000,000 - $9,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $297,213 - - $297,213
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $512,500 - - $512,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $531,000 - - $531,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $548,000 - - $548,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,750,000 - - $3,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 - - $6,750,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $13,500,000 - - $13,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (7 seasons)
    $25,888,713 $9,000,000 - $34,888,713
    * denotes deferred payment

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Gerrit Cole, and the financial implications.

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Gerrit Cole 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 HOU 34 33 212.1 142 66 59 48 326 29 20 5 0 2.50 0.895 6.91
    2018 HOU 32 32 200.1 143 68 64 64 276 19 15 5 0 2.88 1.033 5.25
    2017 PIT 34 33 203.0 199 98 96 55 196 31 12 12 0 4.26 1.251 2.81
    2016 PIT 21 21 116.0 131 57 50 36 98 7 7 10 0 3.88 1.44 1.51
    2015 PIT 33 32 208.0 183 71 60 44 202 11 19 8 0 2.60 1.091 4.58
    2014 PIT 23 22 138.0 127 58 56 40 138 11 11 5 0 3.65 1.21 1.24
    2013 PIT 19 19 117.1 109 43 42 28 100 7 10 7 0 3.22 1.168 1.34
    Totals 196 192 1195.0 1,034 461 427 315 1,336 115 94 52 0 3.22 1.129 23.64
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 6 yrs, $197,912,814
    • Avg. Salary: $32,985,469
    • MLB Rank: 4
    • SP Rank: 3

    Current Contract

    • Free Agent: 2020
    • Avg. Salary: $13,500,000
    • MLB Rank: 91
    • SP Rank: 31

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Gerrit Cole 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
    David Price 7 $217,000,000 $31,000,000 30
    Chris Sale 5 $145,000,000 $29,000,000 29
    Averages 5.3 $165,375,000 $31,500,000 30.3


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Cole's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    5 $158,067,225 $31,613,445


    Statistical Comparisons

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

    Player IP W SO ERA WHIP WAR
    Zack Greinke 2014-2015, ARI 6.64 0.56 6.36 2.18 0.99 13.49
    Clayton Kershaw 2017-2018, LAD 6.23 0.51 6.61 2.52 0.99 8.16
    David Price 2014-2015, BOS 7.1 0.50 7.52 2.92 1.08 10.54
    Chris Sale 2017-2018, BOS 6.31 0.49 9.24 2.56 0.92 12.89
    Average 6.57 0.52 7.43 2.55 1.00 11.27
    Gerrit Cole 2018-2019 6.25 0.54 9.12 2.68 0.96 12.16
    % Change -4.87% 3.85% 22.75% -5.10% 4.00% 7.90%
    Median Prime % Change 3.93%
    Average Prime % Change 4.76%


    Gerrit Cole'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, $197,912,814 $32,985,469
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