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Clayton Kershaw

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Starting Pitcher Age: 32 Exp: 11.105 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#7 overall), 2006 College: Highland Park HS Agent(s): J.D. Smart (Excel Sports Management)

Dodgers – The Athletic

  • Current Contract

    Clayton Kershaw signed a 3 year / $93,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a $23,000,000 signing bonus, $93,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $31,000,000. In 2020, Kershaw will earn a base salary of $23,333,334, while carrying a total salary of $31,000,000.

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $93,000,000
    Signing Bonus $23,000,000
    Average Salary $31,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $23,333,334 $7,666,667 $31,000,000 $31,000,000 $46,333,332($46,333,332)
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $23,333,334 $7,666,667 $31,000,000 $31,000,000 $31,000,000 $23,333,334($69,666,666)
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $23,333,334 $7,666,666 $31,000,000 $31,000,000 $23,333,334($93,000,000)
    2022 Free Agent Year 34 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $23M signing bonus (paid $7.6M each June 30th of 2019-2021)
    • Games Started Bonus
      $1M each for 24, 26, 28, 30 ($2M LTBE in 2019)
    • Cy Young: $1.5M ($500,000 for 2nd, 3rd place finish)

    Previous Contracts

    2014-2020

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $215,000,000
    Signing Bonus $18,000,000
    Average Salary $30,714,286
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Yearly Cash
    2014 Contract details by year 26 $4,000,000 $2,571,428 $6,571,428 $22,000,000($22,000,000)
    2015 Contract details by year 27 $30,000,000 $2,571,428 $32,571,428 $30,000,000($52,000,000)
    2016 Contract details by year 28 $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428 $32,000,000($84,000,000)
    2017 Contract details by year 29 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428 $33,000,000($117,000,000)
    2018 Contract details by year 30 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428 $33,000,000($150,000,000)
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $32,000,000 $2,571,428 $34,571,428 $32,000,000($182,000,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $33,000,000 $2,571,428 $35,571,428 $33,000,000($215,000,000)
    • Out Clause after 2018
    • Signing Bonus: $18 million
    • Cy Young: 1st ($1M), 2/3 ($500,000)
    • Trade Bonus: $3M
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  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2006 Player Cash Earnings - $2,300,000 - $2,300,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $404,000 - - $404,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $440,000 - - $440,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 - $8,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $18,000,000 - $22,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $30,000,000 - - $30,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $32,000,000 - - $32,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $33,000,000 - - $33,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $23,333,332 $23,000,000 - $46,333,332
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $175,567,332 $43,800,000 - $219,367,332
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $23,333,334 - - $23,333,334
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $23,333,334 - - $23,333,334
    $222,234,000 $43,800,000 - $266,034,000
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    12 seasons Player Cash Earnings $175,567,332 $43,800,000 - $219,367,332
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    07/21/2010 Player contract details by year 5 games $12,021 Intentionally throwing at Aaron Rowand (SF)
    5 $12,021

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Clayton Kershaw, and the financial implications.

  • 2020 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Clayton Kershaw 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 LAD 29 28 178.1 145 63 60 41 189 28 16 5 0 3.03 1.043 3.54
    2018 LAD 27 26 161.1 139 55 49 29 155 17 9 5 0 2.73 1.041 3.29
    2017 LAD 27 27 175.0 136 49 45 30 202 23 18 4 0 2.31 0.949 4.87
    2016 LAD 23 21 149.0 97 31 28 11 172 8 12 4 0 1.69 0.725 5.83
    2015 LAD 34 33 232.2 163 62 55 42 301 15 16 7 0 2.13 0.881 7.45
    2014 LAD 27 27 198.1 139 42 39 31 239 9 21 3 0 1.77 0.857 7.68
    2013 LAD 35 33 236.0 164 55 48 52 232 11 16 9 0 1.83 0.915 8
    2012 LAD 34 33 227.2 170 70 64 63 229 16 14 9 0 2.53 1.023 6.43
    2011 LAD 33 33 233.1 174 66 59 54 248 15 21 5 0 2.28 0.977 6.73
    2010 LAD 32 32 204.1 160 73 66 81 212 13 13 10 0 2.91 1.179 5.48
    2009 LAD 31 30 171.0 119 55 53 91 185 7 8 8 0 2.79 1.228 4.66
    2008 LAD 22 21 107.2 109 51 51 52 100 11 5 5 0 4.26 1.495 1.42
    Totals 354 344 2274.2 1,715 672 617 577 2,464 173 169 74 0 2.44 1.008 65.38
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