Seth Lugo

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Kansas City Royals Starting Pitcher (SP ) Age: 34-113d Exp: 7.082 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 34 (#1032 overall), 2011 College: Centenary (NJ) Agent(s): (Ballengee Group)

  • Current Contract

    Seth Lugo signed a 3 year / $45,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $45,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $15,000,000. In 2024, Lugo will earn a base salary of $15,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $15,000,000.

    2024-2026 Free Agent

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $45,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $15,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2024 Contract details by year 34 7.082 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000($15,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 35 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000($30,000,000)

    PLAYER OPT-OUT AVAILABLE : 1 yr, $15,000,000 remaining

    2026 Contract details by year 36 Opt Out $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000($45,000,000)
    2027 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Player Opt-out available after 2025
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2023-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2022-2022 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,925,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,925,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,925,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,925,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $591,875
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $591,875
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $564,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $564,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $543,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $543,500
    Free Agent:

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2011-2011Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $20,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $20,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $20,000 - $20,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $227,386 - - $227,386
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $543,500 - - $543,500
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $564,000 - - $564,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $591,875 - - $591,875
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $740,741 - - $740,741
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $2,925,000 - - $2,925,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $3,925,000 - - $3,925,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - $1,250,000 $8,750,000
    Est. Earnings
    (8 seasons)
    $17,017,502 $20,000 $1,250,000 $18,287,502
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    $62,017,502 $20,000 $1,250,000 $63,287,502
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $9,517,502 $20,000 - $9,537,502
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $8,750,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 12 2023Signed a 3 year $45 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Nov 2 2023Declined a $7.5m player option for 2024
    Dec 19 2022Signed a 2 year $15 million contract with San Diego (SD), including a player opt-out available after 2023
    Mar 22 2022Signed a 1 year $3.925 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 15 2021Signed a 1 year $2.925 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $2 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 5 2019Signed a 1 year $591,875 contract with New York (NYM)
    Mar 24 2018Signed a 1 year $564,000 contract with New York (NYM)
    Feb 24 2017Signed a 1 year $543,500 contract with New York (NYM)
    Jun 12 2011Signed a contract with New York (NYM)
    Jun 6 2011Drafted by New York (NYM): Round 34 (#1032 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Seth Lugo, and the financial implications.

  • 2024 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 SD 26 26 146.1 140 62 58 36 140 19 8 7 0 3.57 1.203 1.81
    2022 NYM 62 0 65.0 58 26 26 18 69 9 4 2 3 3.60 1.169 0.74
    2021 NYM 46 0 46.1 41 18 18 19 55 6 4 3 1 3.50 1.295 0.69
    2020 NYM 16 5 36.2 40 22 21 10 47 8 3 4 3 5.16 1.364 0.34
    2019 NYM 61 0 80.0 56 28 24 16 104 8 7 4 6 2.70 0.9 2.11
    2018 NYM 55 5 101.1 81 36 30 28 103 9 3 4 3 2.66 1.076 2.1
    2017 NYM 20 18 101.1 114 57 53 25 85 13 7 5 0 4.71 1.372 0.76
    2016 NYM 17 8 64.0 49 19 19 21 45 7 5 2 0 2.67 1.094 1.67
    Totals 303 62 641.0 579 268 249 173 648 79 41 31 16 3.50 1.173 10.22
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