Paul DeJong

Chicago White Sox, Shortstop
Age: 30-333d (Aug 02, 1993)
Exp: 5.128 Years
Country: US
College: Illinois State
Drafted: Round 4 (#131 overall), 2015
Agent(s): CL Rocks
2024 Payroll Salary

$1,750,000

2024 Cash

$3,750,000

Career Earnings

$30,686,593

2024-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Paul DeJong signed a 1 year , $1,750,000 contract with the Chicago White Sox, including $1,750,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,750,000. In 2024, DeJong will earn a base salary of $1,750,000, while carrying a total salary of $1,750,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,750,000
Average Salary:
$1,750,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 30 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 0.74% $1,750,000 $1,750,000
2025 31
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 30 5.128 $1,750,000 - - $1,750,000 $1,750,000
2025 31 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 30 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000 $1,750,000
Contract Notes
  • 400 Plate Appearances: $150,000
    500 Plate Appearances: $100,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023

Paul DeJong signed a 1 year , $720,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $720,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $720,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $720,000
Average Salary:
$720,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2018-2025 Pre-Arbitration Extension

Paul DeJong signed a 6 year , $26,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $1,000,000 signing bonus, $26,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,333,333. In 2024, DeJong will earn a base salary of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $12,500,000.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $26,000,000
Average Salary:
$4,333,333
Signing Bonus:
$1,000,000
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Paul DeJong signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $535,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $535,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $535,000
Average Salary:
$535,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Signing Bonus

Paul DeJong signed a 1 year , $200,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $200,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $200,000
Average Salary:
$200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$30,686,593

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

4 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2015 21
Signing Bonus
$200,000
$200,000
2017 23
Active
$359,529
$559,529
2018 24
Active
$2,000,000
$2,559,529
2019 25
Active
$1,500,000
$4,059,529
2020 26
Active
$555,556
$4,615,085
2021 27
Active
$4,000,000
$8,615,085
2022 28
Active
$6,000,000
$14,615,085
2023 29
Retained
Retained
Retained
$7,690,864
$1,475,804
$154,840
$22,305,949
$23,781,753
$23,936,593
2024 30
Retained
Retained
Active
$3,000,000
$2,000,000
$1,750,000
$26,936,593
$28,936,593
$30,686,593
Total      
$30,686,593
$26,936,593
$28,936,593
$30,686,593
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2015
21
$200,000
$200,000
$200,000
2017
23
$359,529
$359,529
$559,529
2018
24
$1,000,000
$1,000,000
$2,000,000
$2,559,529
2019
25
$1,500,000
$1,500,000
$4,059,529
2020
26
$555,556
$555,556
$4,615,085
2021
27
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
$8,615,085
2022
28
$6,000,000
$6,000,000
$14,615,085
2023
29
$7,690,864
$1,475,804
$154,840
$7,690,864
$1,475,804
$154,840
$22,305,949
$23,781,753
$23,936,593
2024
30
$3,000,000
$2,000,000
$1,750,000
$3,000,000
$2,000,000
$1,750,000
$26,936,593
$28,936,593
$30,686,593
Total
$29,486,593
$1,200,000
$30,686,593
$26,936,593
$28,936,593
$30,686,593

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
9 $24,105,949 $1,200,000 - $25,305,949
2 $3,475,804 - - $3,475,804
1 $154,840 - - $154,840
1 $1,750,000 - - $1,750,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2018 STL May 18, 2018 - Jul 06, 2018 Hand
2020 STL Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 23, 2020 COVID-19
2021 STL May 13, 2021 - Jun 11, 2021 Ribs
2023 STL Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023 Back
  • Nov 21, 2023 Signed a 1 year $1.75 million contract with Chicago (CHW)
  • Sep 21, 2023 Released by San Francisco (SF)
  • Aug 22, 2023 Signed a minor league contract with San Francisco (SF)
  • Aug 21, 2023 Released by Toronto (TOR)
  • Aug 19, 2023 Designated for Assignment by Toronto (TOR)
  • Aug 01, 2023 Traded to Toronto (TOR) from St. Louis (STL) for Matt Svanson
  • May 10, 2022 Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)
  • Mar 05, 2018 Signed a 6 year $26 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL), including two club options for 2024, 2025
  • Jun 25, 2015 Signed a contract with St. Louis (STL)
  • Jun 18, 2015 Drafted by St. Louis (STL): Round 4 (#131 overall)
  • Jul 10, 2014 Unsigned by Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Jun 10, 2014 Drafted by Pittsburgh (PIT): Round 38 (#1151 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 CHW 71 65 232 29 55 11 0 14 29 108 9 79 2 .237 .287 .287 .753 0.76
2023 SF 112 102 372 41 77 13 0 14 38 132 21 121 4 .207 .258 .258 .613 0.72
2022 STL 77 58 210 19 33 9 0 6 25 60 21 79 3 .157 .245 .245 .531 0.28
2021 STL 113 100 356 44 70 10 1 19 45 139 35 103 4 .197 .284 .284 .674 1.51
2020 STL 45 45 152 17 38 6 0 3 25 53 17 50 1 .250 .322 .322 .671 0.42
2019 STL 159 156 583 97 136 31 1 30 78 259 62 149 9 .233 .318 .318 .762 5.29
2018 STL 115 111 436 68 105 25 1 19 68 189 36 123 1 .241 .313 .313 .746 2.92
2017 STL 108 104 417 55 119 26 1 25 65 222 21 124 1 .285 .325 .325 .857 2.70
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