Chris Bassitt

Toronto Blue Jays, Starting Pitcher
Age: 35-120d (Feb 22, 1989)
Exp: 7.13 Years
Country: US
College: Akron (OH)
Drafted: Round 16 (#501 overall), 2011
Agent(s): Meister Sports Management
2024 Payroll Salary

$22,000,000

2024 Cash

$21,000,000

Career Earnings

$58,631,646

2023-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Chris Bassitt signed a 3 year , $63,000,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, including $3,000,000 signing bonus, $63,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $21,000,000. In 2024, Bassitt will earn a base salary of $21,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $22,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $63,000,000
Average Salary:
$21,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$3,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023 34 $19,000,000 $21,000,000 9.01% $21,000,000 $21,000,000
2024 35 $22,000,000 $21,000,000 8.86% $21,000,000 $42,000,000
2025 36 $22,000,000 $21,000,000 8.71% $21,000,000 $63,000,000
2026 37
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2023 34 6.130 $18,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $19,000,000 $21,000,000
2024 35 7.130 $21,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $21,000,000
2025 36 - $21,000,000 $1,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $21,000,000
2026 37 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 34 $18,000,000 $3,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000
2024 35 $21,000,000 - $21,000,000 $42,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000
2025 36 $21,000,000 - $21,000,000 $63,000,000 $21,000,000 $21,000,000
Contract Notes
  • 8-team no trade list clause
  • Cy Young: $150,000
    $125,000 for 2nd
    $100,000 for 3rd
    $75,000 for 4th
    $50,000 for 5th
  • $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP
  • $25,000 for LCS MVP
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2022 Arbitration

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $8,800,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $8,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,800,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $8,800,000
Average Salary:
$8,800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $4,900,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $4,900,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,900,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,900,000
Average Salary:
$4,900,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Arbitration

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $2,250,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $2,250,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,250,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,250,000
Average Salary:
$2,250,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $565,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $565,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $565,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $565,000
Average Salary:
$565,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $545,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $545,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $545,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $545,000
Average Salary:
$545,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $540,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $540,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $540,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $540,000
Average Salary:
$540,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $510,000 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $510,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $510,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $510,000
Average Salary:
$510,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Oakland Athletics, including $507,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $507,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $507,500
Average Salary:
$507,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, 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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2011-2011 Signing Bonus

Chris Bassitt signed a 1 year , $25,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $25,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $25,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $25,000
Average Salary:
$25,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$58,148,183

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2011 22
Signing Bonus
$25,000
$25,000
2014 25
Reserve / minor-buried
$76,065
$101,065
2015 26
Active
$271,775
$372,840
2016 27
Injured
$510,000
$882,840
2018 29
Active
$167,010
$1,049,850
2019 30
Active
$565,000
$1,614,850
2020 31
Active / Arb Avoided
$833,333
$2,448,183
2021 32
Active / Arb Avoided
$4,900,000
$7,348,183
2022 33
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$8,650,000
$150,000
$15,998,183
$16,148,183
2023 34
Active
$21,000,000
$37,148,183
2024 35
Active
$21,000,000
$58,148,183
Total      
$58,148,183
$58,148,183
2025 36
Active
$21,000,000
Total
$79,148,183
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2011
22
$25,000
$25,000
$25,000
2014
25
$76,066
$76,065
$101,065
2015
26
$271,775
$271,775
$372,840
2016
27
$510,000
$510,000
$882,840
2018
29
$167,010
$167,010
$1,049,850
2019
30
$565,000
$565,000
$1,614,850
2020
31
$833,333
$833,333
$2,448,183
2021
32
$4,900,000
$4,900,000
$7,348,183
2022
33
$8,650,000
$150,000
$8,650,000
$150,000
$15,998,183
$16,148,183
2023
34
$18,000,000
$3,000,000
$21,000,000
$37,148,183
2024
35
$21,000,000
$21,000,000
$58,148,183
Total
$55,123,184
$3,025,000
$58,148,183
$58,148,183
2025
36
$21,000,000
$21,000,000
Total
$76,123,184
$3,025,000
$79,148,183

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $76,066 $25,000 - $101,065
6 $7,247,118 - - $7,247,118
1 $8,800,000 - - $8,800,000
2 $39,000,000 $3,000,000 - $42,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2016 OAK Apr 29, 2016 - Oct 02, 2016 Elbow
2017 OAK Apr 02, 2017 - Jul 25, 2017 Elbow (Tommy John)
2019 OAK Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 15, 2019 Shin
2021 OAK Aug 18, 2021 - Sep 23, 2021 Head
2022 NYM Jul 01, 2022 - Jul 08, 2022 COVID-19
  • Dec 12, 2022 Signed a 3 year $63 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
  • Nov 11, 2022 Declined a 1 year $19.65 million Qualifying Offer from New York (NYM)
  • Nov 10, 2022 New York (NYM) extended a 1 year $19.65 million Qualifying Offer
  • Nov 06, 2022 Declined a $19 million mutual option for 2023 with New York (NYM)
  • May 21, 2022 Signed a 1 year $8.8 million contract with New York (NYM), including a $19M mutual option for 2023, avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 12, 2022 Traded to New York (NYM) from Oakland (OAK) for J.T. Ginn and Adam Oller
  • Jan 15, 2021 Signed a 1 year $4.9 million contract with Oakland (OAK), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 10, 2020 Signed a 1 year $2.25 million contract with Oakland (OAK), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $565,000 contract with Oakland (OAK)
  • Feb 24, 2017 Signed a 1 year $540,000 contract with Oakland (OAK)
  • Mar 04, 2016 Signed a 1 year $510,000 contract with Oakland (OAK)
  • Mar 03, 2015 Signed a 1 year contract with Oakland (OAK)
  • Dec 09, 2014 Traded to Oakland (OAK) from Chicago (CHW) with Marcus Semien , Josh Phegley and Rangel Ravelo for Jeff Samardzija and Michael Ynoa
  • Jul 20, 2011 Signed a contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Jun 24, 2011 Drafted by Chicago (CWS): Round 16 (#501 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 TOR 14 14 78 34 31 32 75 7 6 6 0 78.3 3.56 3.68 0.20
2023 TOR 33 33 176 88 80 59 186 28 16 8 0 200.0 3.60 2.66 2.53
2022 NYM 30 30 159 71 69 49 167 19 15 9 0 181.7 3.42 2.43 3.18
2021 OAK 27 27 127 55 55 39 159 15 12 4 0 157.3 3.15 2.23 -0.02
2020 OAK 11 11 56 18 16 17 55 6 5 2 0 63.0 2.29 2.43 2.14
2019 OAK 28 25 125 66 61 47 141 21 10 5 0 144.0 3.81 2.94 2.14
2018 OAK 11 7 40 21 16 19 41 4 2 3 0 47.7 3.02 3.59 0.58
2016 OAK 5 5 35 20 19 14 23 5 0 2 0 28.0 6.11 0.22 -0.17
2015 OAK 18 13 78 36 34 30 64 5 1 8 0 86.0 3.56 0.32 1.18
2014 CHW 6 5 34 13 13 13 21 0 1 1 0 29.7 3.94 0.25 0.55
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