Chris Stratton

Kansas City Royals, Relief Pitcher
Age: 33-304d (Aug 22, 1990)
Exp: 6.1 Years
Country: US
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: Round 1 (#20 overall), 2012
Agent(s): Bo McKinnis
2024 Payroll Salary

$3,500,000

2024 Cash

$3,500,000

Career Earnings

$13,500,112

2024-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Chris Stratton signed a 2 year , $8,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,000,000. In 2024, Stratton will earn a base salary of $3,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $3,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $8,000,000
Average Salary:
$4,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 33 $3,500,000 $4,000,000 1.69% $3,500,000 $3,500,000
2025 34
Player
$4,500,000 $4,000,000 1.66% $500,000 $4,000,000
2026 35
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 33 6.100 $3,500,000 - - $3,500,000 $4,000,000
2025 34 -
Player
$4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $4,000,000
2026 35 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 33 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $3,500,000 $2,000,000
2025 34
Player
$500,000 $500,000 $4,000,000 $2,000,000 $500,000
Contract Notes
  • 2025 Player Option includes a $500,000 buyout
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Arbitration

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $2,800,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $2,800,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,800,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,800,000
Average Salary:
$2,800,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2024 / UFA
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2022-2022 Arbitration

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $2,700,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $2,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,700,000
Average Salary:
$2,700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $1,100,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $1,100,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,100,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,100,000
Average Salary:
$1,100,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $588,500 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $588,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $588,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $588,500
Average Salary:
$588,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $567,500 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $567,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $567,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $567,500
Average Salary:
$567,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $552,500 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $552,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $552,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $552,500
Average Salary:
$552,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Pre-Arb

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, 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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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the San Francisco Giants, 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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2012-2012 Signing Bonus

Chris Stratton signed a 1 year , $1,850,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants, including $1,850,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,850,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,850,000
Average Salary:
$1,850,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$13,500,112

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

6 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 21
Signing Bonus
$1,850,000
$1,850,000
2016 25
Reserve / minor-buried
$85,963
$1,935,963
2017 26
Active
$248,455
$2,184,418
2018 27
Active
$445,500
$2,629,918
2019 28
Active
Retained
$430,191
$122,040
$3,060,109
$3,182,149
2020 29
Active
$217,963
$3,400,112
2021 30
Active / Arb Avoided
$1,100,000
$4,500,112
2022 31
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$949,440
$1,750,560
$5,449,552
$7,200,112
2023 32
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$948,402
$1,851,598
$8,148,514
$10,000,112
Champion
2024 33
Active
$3,500,000
$13,500,112
Total      
$13,500,112
$13,500,112
2025 34
Active / Player
$500,000
Total
$14,000,112
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
21
$1,850,000
$1,850,000
$1,850,000
2016
25
$85,963
$85,963
$1,935,963
2017
26
$248,455
$248,455
$2,184,418
2018
27
$445,500
$445,500
$2,629,918
2019
28
$430,191
$122,040
$430,191
$122,040
$3,060,109
$3,182,149
2020
29
$217,963
$217,963
$3,400,112
2021
30
$1,100,000
$1,100,000
$4,500,112
2022
31
$949,440
$1,750,560
$949,440
$1,750,560
$5,449,552
$7,200,112
2023
32
$948,402
$1,851,598
$948,402
$1,851,598
$8,148,514
$10,000,112
2024
33
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
$13,500,112
Total
$11,650,112
$1,850,000
$13,500,112
$13,500,112
2025
34
$500,000
$500,000
Total
$12,150,112
$1,850,000
$14,000,112

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $779,918 $1,850,000 - $2,629,918
4 $3,498,714 - - $3,498,714
1 $122,040 - - $122,040
2 $2,801,038 - - $2,801,038
1 $948,402 - - $948,402
1 $3,500,000 - - $3,500,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2017 SF Jul 29, 2017 - Aug 05, 2017 Calf
2019 PIT May 25, 2019 - Jun 18, 2019 Oblique
2019 PIT Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 17, 2019 Ribs
  • Dec 12, 2023 Signed a 2 year $8 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Jul 30, 2023 Traded to Texas (TEX) from St. Louis (STL) with Jordan Montgomery and International Bonus Pool Cap Space ($250,000) for John King, Thomas Saggese and Tekoah Roby
  • Nov 17, 2022 Signed a 1 year $2.8 million contract with St. Louis (STL), avoiding arbitration
  • Aug 02, 2022 Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Pittsburgh (PIT) with Jose Quintana for Johan Oviedo and Malcom Nunez
  • Mar 22, 2022 Signed a 1 year $2.7 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 15, 2021 Signed a 1 year $1.1 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 05, 2020 Signed a 1 year $588,500 contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • May 11, 2019 Traded to Pittsburgh (PIT) from Los Angeles (LAA) for cash considerations
  • Mar 26, 2019 Traded to Los Angeles (LAA) from San Francisco (SF) for Williams Jerez
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $567,500 contract with San Francisco (SF)
  • Mar 24, 2018 Signed a 1 year $552,500 contract with San Francisco (SF)
  • Jun 12, 2012 Signed a contract with San Francisco (SF)
  • Jun 04, 2012 Drafted by San Francisco (SF): Round 1 (#20 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 KC 26 0 19 17 17 19 27 2 2 3 3 29.0 5.28 5.90 -0.38
2023 TEX 63 0 70 39 37 25 81 8 2 1 1 82.7 4.03 2.72 0.10
2022 STL 60 1 72 34 30 25 60 4 10 4 2 63.3 4.26 3.55 -0.37
2021 PIT 68 0 70 34 32 33 86 9 7 1 8 79.3 3.63 3.74 -0.02
2020 PIT 27 0 26 19 13 13 39 3 2 1 0 30.0 3.90 3.90 -0.54
2019 PIT 35 5 93 50 47 33 69 13 1 3 0 76.0 5.57 3.91 -0.58
2018 SF 28 26 153 87 82 54 112 19 10 10 0 145.0 5.09 3.35 0.01
2017 SF 13 10 59 25 24 28 51 5 4 4 1 58.7 3.68 0.23 1.42
2016 SF 7 0 11 4 4 5 6 1 1 0 0 10.0 3.60 0.22 0.05
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