Will Smith

Kansas City Royals, Relief Pitcher
Age: 35-16d (Jul 10, 1989)
Exp: 10.155 Years
Country: US
College: Gulf Coast CC (FL)
Drafted: Round 7 (#229 overall), 2008
Agent(s): CAA Sports
2024 Payroll Salary

$5,000,000

2024 Cash

$5,000,000

Career Earnings

$53,322,101

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $5,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000. In 2024, Smith will earn a base salary of $5,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $5,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 34 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 2.11% $5,000,000 $5,000,000
2025 35
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 34 10.155 $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000 $5,000,000
2025 35 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 34 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000 $5,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Incentives (Appearances)
    $125,000 each for 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Free Agent

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $1,500,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $1,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,500,000
Average Salary:
$1,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2020-2023 Free Agent

Will Smith signed a 3 year , $40,000,000 contract with the Atlanta Braves, including $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,333,333.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $40,000,000
Average Salary:
$13,333,333
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Arbitration

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $4,225,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $4,225,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,225,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,225,000
Average Salary:
$4,225,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Arbitration

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $2,500,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
Average Salary:
$2,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Arbitration

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $2,500,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $2,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,500,000
Average Salary:
$2,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $512,500 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $512,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $512,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $512,500
Average Salary:
$512,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $502,000 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $502,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $502,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $502,000
Average Salary:
$502,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $496,500 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $496,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $496,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $496,500
Average Salary:
$496,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2012 Pre-Arb

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $480,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $480,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $480,000
Average Salary:
$480,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2008-2008 Signing Bonus

Will Smith signed a 1 year , $150,000 contract with the Los Angeles Angels, including $150,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $150,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $150,000
Average Salary:
$150,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$53,322,101

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

7 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 18
Signing Bonus
$150,000
$150,000
2012 22
Active
$480,000
$630,000
2013 23
Active
$162,786
$792,786
2014 24
Active
$502,000
$1,294,786
2015 25
Active
$512,500
$1,807,286
2016 26
Retained
Active / Arb Avoided
$967,214
$507,786
$2,774,500
$3,282,286
2017 27
Injured / Arb Avoided
$2,500,000
$5,782,286
2018 28
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,500,000
$8,282,286
2019 29
Active / Arb Avoided
$4,225,000
$12,507,286
2020 30
Active
$4,814,815
$17,322,101
2021 31
Active
$13,000,000
$30,322,101
Champion
2022 32
Retained
Active
Retained
$8,357,143
$4,642,857
$1,000,000
$38,679,244
$43,322,101
$44,322,101
Champion
2023 33
Active
$4,000,000
$48,322,101
Champion
2024 34
Active
$5,000,000
$53,322,101
Total      
$53,322,101
$53,322,101
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
18
$150,000
$150,000
$150,000
2012
22
$480,000
$480,000
$630,000
2013
23
$162,786
$162,786
$792,786
2014
24
$502,000
$502,000
$1,294,786
2015
25
$512,500
$512,500
$1,807,286
2016
26
$967,214
$507,786
$967,214
$507,786
$2,774,500
$3,282,286
2017
27
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$5,782,286
2018
28
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$8,282,286
2019
29
$4,225,000
$4,225,000
$12,507,286
2020
30
$4,814,815
$4,814,815
$17,322,101
2021
31
$13,000,000
$13,000,000
$30,322,101
2022
32
$8,357,143
$4,642,857
$1,000,000
$8,357,143
$4,642,857
$1,000,000
$38,679,244
$43,322,101
$44,322,101
2023
33
$1,500,000
$2,500,000
$4,000,000
$48,322,101
2024
34
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
$53,322,101
Total
$50,672,101
$150,000
$2,500,000
$53,322,101
$53,322,101

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 - $150,000 - $150,000
3 $5,642,786 - - $5,642,786
3 $1,981,714 - - $1,981,714
4 $9,732,786 - - $9,732,786
3 $26,171,958 - - $26,171,958
1 $5,642,857 - - $5,642,857
1 $1,500,000 - $2,500,000 $4,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2016 MIL Apr 03, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016 Knee
2017 SF Apr 02, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017 Elbow (Tommy John)
2018 SF Mar 29, 2018 - May 01, 2018 Elbow (Tommy John)
2020 ATL Jul 23, 2020 - Aug 06, 2020 COVID-19
  • Dec 10, 2023 Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Mar 04, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.5 million contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Nov 09, 2022 Houston (HOU) declined a $13 million club option for 2023 ($1M buyout)
  • Aug 02, 2022 Traded to Houston (HOU) from Atlanta (ATL) for Jake Odorizzi
  • Nov 14, 2019 Signed a 3 year $40 million contract with Atlanta (ATL) - includes 2023 Club Option
  • Nov 04, 2019 San Francisco (SF) extended a $17.8 million Qualifying Offer
  • Jan 11, 2019 Signed a 1 year $4.225 million contract with San Francisco (SF), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 12, 2018 Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract with San Francisco (SF), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 13, 2017 Signed a 1 year $2.5 million contract with San Francisco (SF), avoiding arbitration
  • Aug 01, 2016 Traded to San Francisco (SF) from Milwaukee (MIL) for Phil Bickford and Andrew Susac
  • Jan 15, 2016 Signed a 1 year $1.475 million contract with Milwaukee (MIL), avoiding arbitration
  • Jun 05, 2015 Suspended 6 games for using a foreign substance while pitching, forfeiting $16,803 in 2015 salary with Milwaukee (MIL)
  • Mar 03, 2015 Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
  • Mar 03, 2014 Signed a 1 year $502k contract with Milwaukee (MIL)
  • Dec 05, 2013 Traded to Milwaukee (MIL) from Kansas City (KC) for Norichika Aoki
  • Feb 20, 2013 Signed a 1 year $496,500 contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Jul 22, 2010 Traded to Kansas City (KC) from Los Angeles (LAA) with Sean O'Sullivan for Alberto Callaspo
  • Jun 11, 2008 Signed a contract with Los Angeles (LAA)
  • Jun 06, 2008 Drafted by Los Angeles (LAA): Round 7 (#229 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 KC 33 0 30 17 16 11 19 4 0 3 1 29.7 4.85 1.38 -0.17
2023 TEX 58 0 44 31 28 17 55 5 2 7 22 57.3 4.40 1.06 0.23
2022 HOU 65 0 58 35 26 25 65 9 0 3 5 59.0 3.97 1.41 -0.68
2021 ATL 71 0 49 27 26 28 87 11 3 7 37 68.0 3.44 1.13 0.00
2020 ATL 18 0 11 8 8 4 18 7 2 2 0 16.0 4.50 0.94 0.19
2019 SF 63 0 46 20 20 21 96 10 6 0 34 65.3 2.76 1.03 0.12
2018 SF 54 0 37 18 15 15 71 3 2 3 14 53.0 2.55 0.98 0.00
2016 MIL 53 0 31 19 15 18 48 3 2 4 0 40.3 3.35 1.22 -0.19
2015 MIL 76 0 52 23 19 24 91 5 7 2 0 63.3 2.70 1.20 1.07
2014 MIL 78 0 62 31 27 31 86 6 1 3 1 65.7 3.70 1.42 0.06
2013 KC 19 1 24 16 12 7 43 6 2 1 0 33.3 3.24 0.93 0.07
2012 KC 16 16 111 54 53 33 59 12 6 9 0 89.7 5.32 1.61 0.10
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