Christian Yelich

Milwaukee Brewers, Left Field
Age: 32-202d (Dec 05, 1991)
Exp: 10.069 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#23 overall), 2010
Agent(s): Paragon Sports International, AMG Sports
2024 Payroll Salary

$22,000,000

2024 Cash

$22,000,000

Career Earnings

$108,835,613

2020-2029 Extension (CURRENT)

Christian Yelich signed a 7 year , $188,500,000 contract with the Milwaukee Brewers, including $188,500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $26,928,571. In 2024, Yelich will earn a base salary of $22,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $26,000,000. Yelich's adjusted salary with the Milwaukee Brewers is $22,000,000
Contract Terms:
7 yr(s) / $188,500,000
Average Salary:
$26,928,571
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2030 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2020 28 $4,629,630 $7,081,429 3.40% $4,629,630 $4,629,630
2021 29 $14,000,000 $7,081,429 3.37% $14,000,000 $18,629,630
2022 30 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 10.39% $22,000,000 $40,629,630
2023 31 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 10.25% $22,000,000 $62,629,630
2024 32 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 10.08% $22,000,000 $84,629,630
2025 33 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 9.91% $22,000,000 $106,629,630
2026 34 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 9.79% $22,000,000 $128,629,630
2027 35 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 - $22,000,000 $150,629,630
2028 36 $22,000,000 $23,888,888 - $22,000,000 $172,629,630
2029 37
Mutual
$20,000,000 $26,928,571 - $6,500,000 $179,129,630
2030 38
UFA
Deferred Money
2031 39 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $181,462,963
2032 40 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $183,796,296
2033 41 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $186,129,629
2034 42 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $188,462,962
2035 43 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $190,796,295
2036 44 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $193,129,628
2037 45 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $195,462,961
2038 46 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $197,796,294
2039 47 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $200,129,627
2040 48 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $202,462,960
2041 49 $2,333,333 $2,333,333 - $2,333,333 $204,796,293
2042 50 $2,333,337 $2,333,333 - $2,333,337 $207,129,630
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2020 28 6.069 $12,500,000 - - $4,629,630 $7,081,429
2021 29 7.069 $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000 $7,081,429
2022 30 8.069 $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2023 31 9.069 $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2024 32 10.069 $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2025 33 - $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2026 34 - $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2027 35 - $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2028 36 - $26,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $23,888,888
2029 37 -
Mutual
$20,000,000 - - $20,000,000 $26,928,571
2030 38 --
UFA
Deferred Money
2031 39 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2032 40 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2033 41 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2034 42 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2035 43 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2036 44 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2037 45 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2038 46 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2039 47 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2040 48 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2041 49 $2,333,333 - - $2,333,333
2042 50 $2,333,337 - - $2,333,337
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2020 28 $4,629,630 $4,629,630 $4,629,630 $4,629,630 $17,912,963
2021 29 $14,000,000 $14,000,000 $18,629,630 $9,314,815 $19,388,889
2022 30 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $40,629,630 $13,543,210 $20,062,500
2023 31 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $62,629,630 $15,657,408 $19,785,714
2024 32 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $84,629,630 $16,925,926 $19,416,667
2025 33 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $106,629,630 $17,771,605 $18,900,000
2026 34 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $128,629,630 $18,375,661 $18,125,000
2027 35 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $150,629,630 $18,828,704 $16,833,333
2028 36 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $172,629,630 $19,181,070 $14,250,000
2029 37
Mutual
$6,500,000 $6,500,000 $179,129,630 $17,912,963 $6,500,000
Deferred Cash
2031 39 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $181,462,963 $2,333,333 $2,333,333
2032 40 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $183,796,296 $2,333,333 $2,333,333
2033 41 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $186,129,629 $2,333,333 $2,333,333
2034 42 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $188,462,962 $2,333,333 $2,333,333
2035 43 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $190,796,295 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2036 44 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $193,129,628 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2037 45 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $195,462,961 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2038 46 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $197,796,294 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2039 47 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $200,129,627 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2040 48 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $202,462,960 $2,333,333 $2,333,334
2041 49 - $2,333,333 $2,333,333 $204,796,293 $2,333,333 $2,333,335
2042 50 - $2,333,337 $2,333,337 $207,129,630 $2,333,333 $2,333,337
Contract Notes
  • $28M deferred ($4M per year)
  • 2029 Mutual Option includes a $6.5M buyout
  • If the Mutual Option is declined, deferred money is paid at $2.5M each from 2031-2042
  • If the Mutal Option is exercised, deferred money is paid at $2.3M each from 2031-2041, & $2.7M in 2042
  • Full No Trade Clause
  • MVP: $100,000 ($75,000 for 2nd, $50,000 for 3rd)
  • $50,000 each for All-Star, Silver Slugger, WS MVP, Aaron Award, Comeback POTY
  • $25,000 each for Gold Glove, LCS MVP
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Christian Yelich signed a 1 year , $570,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $570,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $570,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $570,000
Average Salary:
$570,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2021 Pre-Arbitration Extension

Christian Yelich signed a 7 year , $49,570,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $49,570,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,081,429.
Contract Terms:
7 yr(s) / $49,570,000
Average Salary:
$7,081,429
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Christian Yelich signed a 1 year , $505,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $505,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $505,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $505,000
Average Salary:
$505,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Christian Yelich signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, 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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2010-2010 Signing Bonus

Christian Yelich signed a 1 year , $1,700,000 contract with the Miami Marlins, including $1,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,700,000
Average Salary:
$1,700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$108,835,613

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2010 18
Signing Bonus
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
2013 21
Active
$180,983
$1,880,983
2014 22
Active
$505,000
$2,385,983
NL Gold Glove:LF
2015 23
Active
$570,000
$2,955,983
2016 24
Active
$1,000,000
$3,955,983
NL Silver Slugger:OF
2017 25
Active
$3,500,000
$7,455,983
2018 26
Active
$7,000,000
$14,455,983
NL MVP NL Hank Aaron NL Silver Slugger:OF
2019 27
Active
$9,750,000
$24,205,983
All MLB (1st) NL Hank Aaron NL Silver Slugger:OF
2020 28
Active
$4,629,630
$28,835,613
2021 29
Active
$14,000,000
$42,835,613
2022 30
Active
$22,000,000
$64,835,613
2023 31
Active
$22,000,000
$86,835,613
2024 32
Active
$22,000,000
$108,835,613
Total      
$108,835,613
$108,835,613
2025 33
Active
$22,000,000
2026 34
Active
$22,000,000
2027 35
Active
$22,000,000
2028 36
Active
$22,000,000
2029 37
Active / Mutual
$6,500,000
2031 39
Deferred
$2,333,333
2032 40
Deferred
$2,333,333
2033 41
Deferred
$2,333,333
2034 42
Deferred
$2,333,333
2035 43
Deferred
$2,333,333
2036 44
Deferred
$2,333,333
2037 45
Deferred
$2,333,333
2038 46
Deferred
$2,333,333
2039 47
Deferred
$2,333,333
2040 48
Deferred
$2,333,333
2041 49
Deferred
$2,333,333
2042 50
Deferred
$2,333,337
Total
$231,335,613
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2010
18
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
$1,700,000
2013
21
$180,984
$180,983
$1,880,983
2014
22
$505,000
$505,000
$2,385,983
2015
23
$570,000
$570,000
$2,955,983
2016
24
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$3,955,983
2017
25
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$7,455,983
2018
26
$7,000,000
$7,000,000
$14,455,983
2019
27
$9,750,000
$9,750,000
$24,205,983
2020
28
$4,629,630
$4,629,630
$28,835,613
2021
29
$14,000,000
$14,000,000
$42,835,613
2022
30
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
$64,835,613
2023
31
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
$86,835,613
2024
32
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
$108,835,613
Total
$107,135,614
$1,700,000
$108,835,613
$108,835,613
2025
33
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
2026
34
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
2027
35
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
2028
36
$22,000,000
$22,000,000
2029
37
$6,500,000
$6,500,000
2031
39
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2032
40
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2033
41
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2034
42
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2035
43
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2036
44
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2037
45
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2038
46
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2039
47
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2040
48
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2041
49
$2,333,333
$2,333,333
2042
50
$2,333,337
$2,333,337
Total
$229,635,614
$1,700,000
$231,335,613

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
6 $5,755,984 $1,700,000 - $7,455,983
7 $101,379,630 - - $101,379,630

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2015 MIA Apr 20, 2015 - May 08, 2015 Back
2015 MIA Aug 10, 2015 - Aug 25, 2015 Knee
2018 MIL Apr 08, 2018 - Apr 17, 2018 Oblique
2021 MIL Apr 14, 2021 - May 03, 2021 Back
2021 MIL May 04, 2021 - May 18, 2021 Back
2021 MIL Jul 27, 2021 - Aug 07, 2021 COVID-19
2024 MIL Apr 13, 2024 - May 08, 2024 Back
  • Mar 03, 2020 Signed a 7 year $188.5 million contract extension with Milwaukee (MIL)
  • Jan 25, 2018 Traded to Milwaukee (MIL) from Miami (MIA) for Monte Harrison, Jordan Yamamoto, Lewis Brinson and Isan Diaz
  • Mar 18, 2015 Signed a 7 year $49.57 million extension with Miami (MIA)
  • Mar 03, 2014 Signed a 1 year $505k contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Aug 16, 2010 Signed a contract with Miami (MIA)
  • Jun 07, 2010 Drafted by Florida (FLA): Round 1 (#23 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 MIL 44 44 165 23 55 7 2 6 30 84 21 41 14 .333 .410 .410 .919 1.45
2023 MIL 144 141 550 106 153 34 1 19 76 246 78 140 28 .278 .370 .370 .817 3.59
2022 MIL 154 149 575 99 145 25 4 14 57 220 88 162 19 .252 .355 .355 .738 2.76
2021 MIL 117 107 399 70 99 19 2 9 51 149 70 113 9 .248 .362 .362 .735 1.19
2020 MIL 58 58 200 39 41 7 1 12 22 86 46 76 4 .205 .356 .356 .786 0.47
2019 MIL 131 127 489 100 161 29 3 44 97 328 80 118 30 .329 .429 .429 1.100 6.95
2018 MIL 147 144 574 118 187 34 7 36 110 343 68 135 22 .326 .402 .402 1.000 7.26
2017 MIA 156 155 602 100 170 36 2 18 81 264 80 137 16 .282 .369 .369 .808 3.69
2016 MIA 155 150 578 78 172 38 3 21 98 279 72 138 9 .298 .376 .376 .859 4.88
2015 MIA 126 122 476 63 143 30 2 7 44 198 47 101 16 .300 .366 .366 .782 3.57
2014 MIA 144 142 582 94 165 30 6 9 54 234 70 137 21 .284 .362 .362 .764 3.83
2013 MIA 62 61 240 34 69 12 1 4 16 95 31 66 10 .288 .370 .370 .766 1.57
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