Melky Cabrera

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New York Mets Left Field Age: 37-172d Exp: 13.077 Years Bat/Throw: Switch/Left
Country: Dominican Republic Agent(s): (The Legacy Agency)

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  • Current Contract

    Melky Cabrera signed a 1 year / $1,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $1,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 35 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $370,370 $370,370($370,370)
    2021 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,150,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,150,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2018-2018Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $134,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $134,400
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2019 / UFA

    2017-2017Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $12,377,056
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $12,377,056
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2017

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $42,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,000,000
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2013-2014

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $16,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2015 / UFA

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,000,000
    Free Agent: 2013 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,250,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,100,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,100,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2008

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $461,200
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $461,200
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2007-2007

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $432,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $432,400
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2001-2001Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $175,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $175,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2001 Player Cash Earnings - $175,000 - $175,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $432,400 - - $432,400
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $461,200 - - $461,200
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $1,400,000 - - $1,400,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $3,100,000 - - $3,100,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $1,250,000 - - $1,250,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,622,944 - - $2,622,944
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $12,377,056 - - $12,377,056
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $526,848 - $250,000 $776,848
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $134,400 - - $134,400
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 - - $1,150,000
    Est. Earnings
    (13 seasons)
    $72,454,848 $175,000 $250,000 $72,879,848
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $2,293,600 $175,000 - $2,468,600
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,100,000 - - $3,100,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $3,872,944 - - $3,872,944
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $39,377,056 - - $39,377,056
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $661,248 - - $911,248
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,150,000 - - $1,150,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    08/15/2012 Player contract details by year 50 games $1,639,344 violating MLB drug prevention and treatment program
    50 $1,639,344
  • Transactions

    Jan 14 2022Retired from Professional Baseball
    Jul 22 2020Released by New York (NYM)
    Jun 29 2020Signed a minor league contract with New York (NYM)
    Feb 11 2019Signed a minor league contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
    Jul 5 2018Signed a minor league contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jun 18 2018Released by Cleveland (CLE)
    Apr 23 2018Signed a minor league contract with Cleveland (CLE)
    Jul 30 2017Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Chicago (CHW) with $2.6 million for A.J. Puckett and Andre Davis
    Dec 14 2014Signed a 3 year $42 million contract with Chicago (CWS)
    Nov 16 2012Signed a 2 yr $16 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
    Jan 17 2012Signed a 1 year $6 million contract with San Francisco (SF)
    Nov 7 2011Traded to San Francisco (SF) from Kansas City (KC) for Jonathan Sanchez and Ryan Verdugo
    Dec 9 2010Signed a 1 year $1.25 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
    Oct 19 2010Released by Atlanta (ATL)
    Jan 14 2010Signed a 1 year $3.1 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Dec 22 2009Traded to Atlanta (ATL) from New York (NYY) with Arodys Vizcaino , Michael Dunn and considerations for Javier Vazquez and Boone Logan
    Jan 20 2009Signed a 1 year $1.4 million contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 4 2008Signed a 1 year $461k contract with New York (NYY)
    Mar 12 2007Signed a 1 year $432k contract with New York (NYY)
    Nov 13 2001Signed a contract with New York (NYY)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Melky Cabrera, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2019 PIT 133 82 378 43 106 22 1 7 47 17 2 41 .280 .313 .399 .712 -1.23
    2018 CLE 78 72 250 28 70 17 0 6 39 20 1 38 .280 .335 .420 .755 -0.03
    2017 KC 156 155 620 78 177 30 2 17 85 36 1 74 .285 .324 .423 .747 0.71
    2016 CHW 151 150 591 70 175 42 5 14 86 47 2 69 .296 .345 .455 .800 2.51
    2015 CHW 158 158 629 70 172 36 2 12 76 41 3 88 .273 .315 .394 .709 1.38
    2014 TOR 139 138 568 81 171 35 3 16 73 43 6 67 .301 .351 .458 .809 3.31
    2013 TOR 88 85 344 39 96 15 2 3 30 23 2 47 .279 .322 .360 .682 0.11
    2012 SF 113 112 459 84 159 25 10 11 60 36 13 63 .346 .390 .516 .906 4.82
    2011 KC 155 153 658 102 201 44 5 18 87 35 20 94 .305 .339 .470 .809 4.39
    2010 ATL 147 115 458 50 117 27 3 4 42 42 7 64 .255 .317 .354 .671 -0.31
    2009 NYY 154 130 485 66 133 28 1 13 68 43 10 59 .274 .336 .416 .752 1.16
    2008 NYY 129 112 413 42 103 12 1 8 37 29 9 58 .249 .301 .341 .642 0.43
    Totals 1,871 1,712 6,823 888 1,952 380 45 144 851 506 101 885 0.286 0.335 0.418 0.753 17.25