James Paxton

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Los Angeles Dodgers Starting Pitcher (SP SP2) Age: 35-127d Exp: 9.151 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 4 (#132 overall), 2010 College: Kentucky Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

  • Current Contract

    James Paxton signed a 1 year / $7,000,000 contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers, including a $3,000,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $7,000,000. In 2024, Paxton will earn a base salary of $4,000,000 and a signing bonus of $3,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $7,000,000.

    2024-2024 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,000,000
    Signing Bonus $3,000,000
    Average Salary $7,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2024 Contract details by year 35 9.151 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000 $7,000,000($7,000,000)
    2025 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Signing Bonus: $3M

    • Games Started
      $600,000 each for 6, 8, 10, 12, 16
      $1M each for 18, 20

    • Opening Day (3/20 or 3/28) Bonus: $2M 
      or
      Active Roster by 4/15: $1M
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2022-2023 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,575,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,575,000
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,900,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,900,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,350,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,350,000
    Free Agent:

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

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

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $519,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $519,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $503,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $503,500
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $490,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $490,000
    Free Agent:

    2010-2010Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $942,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $942,500
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - $942,500 - $942,500
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $13,230 - - $13,230
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $74,286 - - $74,286
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $519,000 - - $519,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $507,500 - - $507,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,350,000 - - $2,350,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - - $4,900,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,575,000 - - $8,575,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,629,630 - - $4,629,630
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $40,068,646 $942,500 - $41,011,146
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $3,000,000 - $7,000,000
    $44,068,646 $3,942,500 - $48,011,146
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    7 seasons Player Cash Earnings $16,864,016 $942,500 - $17,806,516
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,204,630 - - $13,204,630
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Jan 23 2024Signed a 1 year $7 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)
    Nov 9 2022Exercised a $4 million player option for 2023
    Nov 8 2022Boston (BOS) declined a 2 year, $26 million option for 2023-2024, conveying a $4M player option
    Dec 1 2021Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Boston (BOS)
    Feb 14 2021Signed a 1 year $8.5 million contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $12.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $8.575 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Nov 19 2018Traded to New York (NYY) from Seattle (SEA) for Justus Sheffield, Dom Thompson-Williams and Erik Swanson
    Jan 12 2018Signed a 1 year $4.9 million contract with Seattle (SEA), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $2.35 million contract with Seattle (SEA), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $519,000 contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $503,500 contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Sep 3 2013Contract purchased by Seattle (SEA)
    Jun 15 2010Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)
    Jun 8 2010Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 4 (#132 overall)

  • Injuries

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  • 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 BOS 19 19 96.0 93 51 48 33 101 18 7 5 0 4.50 1.312 1.07
    2021 SEA 1 1 1.1 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 6.75 0.75 -0.01
    2020 NYY 5 5 20.1 23 17 15 7 26 4 1 1 0 6.64 1.475 -0.39
    2019 NYY 29 29 150.2 138 71 64 55 186 23 15 6 0 3.82 1.281 2.42
    2018 SEA 28 28 160.1 134 67 67 42 208 23 11 6 0 3.76 1.098 2.94
    2017 SEA 24 24 136.0 113 47 45 37 156 9 12 5 0 2.98 1.103 3.57
    2016 SEA 20 20 121.0 134 62 51 24 117 9 6 7 0 3.79 1.306 0.98
    2015 SEA 13 13 67.0 67 34 29 29 56 8 3 4 0 3.90 1.433 0.66
    2014 SEA 13 13 74.0 60 29 25 29 59 3 6 4 0 3.04 1.203 1.32
    2013 SEA 4 4 24.0 15 5 4 7 21 2 3 0 0 1.50 0.917 1.14
    Totals 156 156 850.2 777 384 349 264 932 99 64 38 0 3.69 1.224 13.70
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