Steven Matz

St. Louis Cardinals, Starting Pitcher
Age: 33-62d (May 29, 1991)
Exp: 8.099 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 2 (#72 overall), 2009
Agent(s): Icon Sports Management
2024 Payroll Salary

$12,500,000

2024 Cash

$12,000,000

Career Earnings

$44,538,438

2022-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Steven Matz signed a 4 year , $44,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $44,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $11,000,000. In 2024, Matz will earn a base salary of $12,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $12,500,000.
Contract Terms:
4 yr(s) / $44,000,000
Average Salary:
$11,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2022 31 $8,500,000 $11,000,000 4.78% $10,000,000 $10,000,000
2023 32 $10,500,000 $11,000,000 4.72% $10,000,000 $20,000,000
2024 33 $12,500,000 $11,000,000 - $12,000,000 $32,000,000
2025 34 $12,500,000 $11,000,000 4.56% $12,000,000 $44,000,000
2026 35
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2022 31 6.099 $8,000,000 $500,000 - - $8,500,000 $11,000,000
2023 32 7.099 $10,000,000 $500,000 - - $10,500,000 $11,000,000
2024 33 8.099 $12,000,000 $500,000 - - $12,500,000 $11,000,000
2025 34 - $12,000,000 $500,000 - - $12,500,000 $11,000,000
2026 35 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2022 31 $8,000,000 $2,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $11,000,000
2023 32 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $20,000,000 $10,000,000 $11,333,333
2024 33 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $32,000,000 $10,666,667 $12,000,000
2025 34 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $44,000,000 $11,000,000 $12,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Innings Pitched
    $200,000 each for 130, 140, 150, 160, 170
  • All-Star: $50,000
  • Cy Young
    1st: $50,000
    2nd-5th: $25,000
  • LCS MVP: $25,000
  • WS MVP: $50,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2021-2021 Arbitration

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $5,200,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $5,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,200,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,200,000
Average Salary:
$5,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
202 / UFA
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2020-2020 Arbitration

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $5,000,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $5,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
Average Salary:
$5,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Arbitration

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $2,625,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $2,625,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,625,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,625,000
Average Salary:
$2,625,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $577,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $577,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $577,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $577,000
Average Salary:
$577,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $562,250 contract with the New York Mets, including $562,250 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $562,250.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $562,250
Average Salary:
$562,250
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $515,750 contract with the New York Mets, including $515,750 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $515,750.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $515,750
Average Salary:
$515,750
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Pre-Arb

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the New York Mets, 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

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $500,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $500,000
Average Salary:
$500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2009-2009 Signing Bonus

Steven Matz signed a 1 year , $895,000 contract with the New York Mets, including $895,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $895,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $895,000
Average Salary:
$895,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$44,538,438

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 18
Signing Bonus
$895,000
$895,000
2015 24
Active
$274,549
$1,169,549
2016 25
Injured
$515,750
$1,685,299
2017 26
Injured
$562,250
$2,247,549
2018 27
Active
$577,000
$2,824,549
2019 28
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,625,000
$5,449,549
2020 29
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,888,889
$7,338,438
2021 30
Active / Arb Avoided
$5,200,000
$12,538,438
2022 31
Active
$10,000,000
$22,538,438
2023 32
Injured
$10,000,000
$32,538,438
2024 33
Injured
$12,000,000
$44,538,438
Total      
$44,538,438
$44,538,438
2025 34
Active
$12,000,000
Total
$56,538,438
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
18
$895,000
$895,000
$895,000
2015
24
$274,549
$274,549
$1,169,549
2016
25
$515,750
$515,750
$1,685,299
2017
26
$562,250
$562,250
$2,247,549
2018
27
$577,000
$577,000
$2,824,549
2019
28
$2,625,000
$2,625,000
$5,449,549
2020
29
$1,888,889
$1,888,889
$7,338,438
2021
30
$5,200,000
$5,200,000
$12,538,438
2022
31
$8,000,000
$2,000,000
$10,000,000
$22,538,438
2023
32
$10,000,000
$10,000,000
$32,538,438
2024
33
$12,000,000
$12,000,000
$44,538,438
Total
$41,643,438
$2,895,000
$44,538,438
$44,538,438
2025
34
$12,000,000
$12,000,000
Total
$53,643,438
$2,895,000
$56,538,438

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
7 $6,443,438 $895,000 - $7,338,438
1 $5,200,000 - - $5,200,000
3 $30,000,000 $2,000,000 - $32,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2015 NYM Jul 06, 2015 - Sep 01, 2015 Shoulder
2016 NYM Aug 15, 2016 - Oct 06, 2016 Elbow
2017 NYM Apr 02, 2017 - Jun 10, 2017 Arm
2017 NYM Aug 23, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017 Elbow
2018 NYM Aug 03, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018 Arm
2019 NYM May 09, 2019 - May 18, 2019 Elbow
2020 NYM Aug 30, 2020 - Sep 13, 2020 Shoulder
2021 TOR Jun 13, 2021 - Jun 30, 2021 COVID-19
2022 STL May 23, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 Shoulder
2022 STL Jul 24, 2022 - Sep 17, 2022 Knee
2023 STL Aug 14, 2023 - Oct 01, 2023 Back
2024 STL May 01, 2024 - TBD Back
  • Nov 24, 2021 Signed a 4 year $44 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
  • Jan 27, 2021 Traded to Toronto (TOR) from New York (NYM) for Josh Winckowski, Sean Reid-Foley and Yennsy Diaz
  • Dec 02, 2020 Signed a 1 year $5.2 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 10, 2020 Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 11, 2019 Signed a 1 year $2.625 million contract with New York (NYM), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 24, 2018 Signed a 1 year $577,000 contract with New York (NYM)
  • Feb 24, 2017 Signed a 1 year $562,250 contract with New York (NYM)
  • Mar 04, 2016 Signed a 1 year $515,750 contract with New York (NYM)
  • Mar 05, 2015 Signed a 1 year contract with New York (NYM)
  • Mar 03, 2014 Signed a 1 year $500k contract with New York (NYM)
  • Aug 17, 2009 Signed a contract with New York (NYM)
  • Jun 09, 2009 Drafted by New York (NYM): Round 2 (#72 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 STL 6 6 37 22 19 11 17 3 1 2 0 27.7 6.18 1.74 -0.58
2023 STL 25 17 108 48 45 32 98 11 4 7 0 105.0 3.86 1.33 1.85
2022 STL 15 10 50 28 28 10 54 8 5 3 0 48.0 5.25 1.25 -0.28
2021 TOR 29 29 158 70 64 43 144 18 14 7 0 150.7 3.82 1.33 2.21
2020 NYM 9 6 42 33 33 10 36 14 0 5 0 30.7 9.69 1.70 -0.96
2019 NYM 36 30 163 83 75 52 153 27 11 10 0 160.3 4.21 1.34 0.32
2018 NYM 30 30 134 77 68 58 152 25 5 11 0 154.0 3.97 1.25 0.23
2017 NYM 17 13 83 46 45 19 48 12 2 7 0 66.7 6.08 1.53 -0.16
2016 NYM 24 22 130 53 52 31 129 14 9 8 0 132.3 3.54 1.22 2.47
2015 NYM 6 6 34 9 9 10 34 4 4 0 0 35.7 2.27 1.23 1.18
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