Zach Eflin

Tampa Bay Rays, Starting Pitcher
Age: 30-86d (Apr 08, 1994)
Exp: 7.018 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#33 overall), 2012
Agent(s): Tom O'Connell (O'Connell Sports Management)
2024 Payroll Salary

$11,000,000

2024 Cash

$11,000,000

Career Earnings

$36,094,147

2023-2025 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Zach Eflin signed a 3 year , $40,000,000 contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, including $40,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $13,333,333. In 2024, Eflin will earn a base salary of $11,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $11,000,000.
Contract Terms:
3 yr(s) / $40,000,000
Average Salary:
$13,333,333
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2026 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023 29 $11,000,000 $13,333,333 5.72% $11,000,000 $11,000,000
2024 30 $11,000,000 $13,333,333 5.63% $11,000,000 $22,000,000
2025 31 $18,000,000 $13,333,333 5.53% $18,000,000 $40,000,000
2026 32
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2023 29 6.018 $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000 $13,333,333
2024 30 7.018 $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000 $13,333,333
2025 31 - $18,000,000 - - $18,000,000 $13,333,333
2026 32 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 29 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $13,333,333
2024 30 $11,000,000 $11,000,000 $22,000,000 $11,000,000 $14,500,000
2025 31 $18,000,000 $18,000,000 $40,000,000 $13,333,333 $18,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Trade Assignment Bonus: $1M
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Arbitration

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $5,700,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $5,700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $5,700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $5,700,000
Average Salary:
$5,700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Arbitration

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $4,450,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $4,450,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,450,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $4,450,000
Average Salary:
$4,450,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Arbitration

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $2,625,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, 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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2019-2019 Pre-Arb

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $590,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $590,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $590,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $590,000
Average Salary:
$590,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2018 Pre-Arb

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $545,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, 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

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $537,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $537,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $537,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $537,000
Average Salary:
$537,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2016-2016 Pre-Arb

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $507,500 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, 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

Zach Eflin signed a 1 year , $1,200,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $1,200,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,200,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,200,000
Average Salary:
$1,200,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$35,944,147

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

3 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2012 18
Signing Bonus
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
2016 22
Injured
$307,803
$1,507,803
2017 23
Injured
$302,202
$1,810,005
2018 24
Active
$421,920
$2,231,925
2019 25
Active
$590,000
$2,821,925
2020 26
Active / Arb Avoided
$972,222
$3,794,147
2021 27
Injured / Arb Avoided
$4,450,000
$8,244,147
2022 28
Active / Arb Avoided
Retained
$5,550,000
$150,000
$13,794,147
$13,944,147
2023 29
Active
$11,000,000
$24,944,147
2024 30
Active
$11,000,000
$35,944,147
Total      
$35,944,147
$35,944,147
2025 31
Active
$18,000,000
Total
$53,944,147
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2012
18
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
$1,200,000
2016
22
$307,803
$307,803
$1,507,803
2017
23
$302,202
$302,202
$1,810,005
2018
24
$421,920
$421,920
$2,231,925
2019
25
$590,000
$590,000
$2,821,925
2020
26
$972,222
$972,222
$3,794,147
2021
27
$4,450,000
$4,450,000
$8,244,147
2022
28
$5,550,000
$150,000
$5,550,000
$150,000
$13,794,147
$13,944,147
2023
29
$11,000,000
$11,000,000
$24,944,147
2024
30
$11,000,000
$11,000,000
$35,944,147
Total
$34,744,147
$1,200,000
$35,944,147
$35,944,147
2025
31
$18,000,000
$18,000,000
Total
$52,744,147
$1,200,000
$53,944,147

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
1 - $1,200,000 - $1,200,000
7 $12,744,147 - - $12,744,147
2 $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2014 PHI Aug 12, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014 Concussion
2016 PHI Aug 09, 2016 - Nov 03, 2016 Knee
2017 PHI Apr 02, 2017 - Apr 11, 2017 Knee
2017 PHI Aug 22, 2017 - Oct 01, 2017 Shoulder
2018 PHI Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 23, 2018 Finger
2019 PHI May 28, 2019 - Jun 07, 2019 Back
2021 PHI Jul 20, 2021 - Aug 26, 2021 Foot
2021 PHI Aug 27, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021 Knee
2022 PHI May 08, 2022 - May 17, 2022 COVID-19
2022 PHI Jun 28, 2022 - Sep 12, 2022 Knee
2023 TB Apr 11, 2023 - Apr 23, 2023 Back
2024 TB May 19, 2024 - Jun 05, 2024 Back
  • Dec 01, 2022 Signed a 3 year $40 million contract with Tampa Bay (TB)
  • Nov 07, 2022 Declined a $15 million player option for 2023
  • May 24, 2022 Signed a 1 year $5.7 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI), including a $15M mutual option for 2023, settling in arbitration
  • Jan 10, 2020 Signed a 1 year $2.625 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI), avoiding arbitration
  • Mar 05, 2019 Signed a 1 year $590,000 contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Feb 24, 2017 Signed a 1 year $537,000 contract with Philadelphia (PHI)
  • Dec 19, 2014
  • Dec 18, 2014 Traded to Los Angeles (LAD) from San Diego (SD) with Yasmani Grandal and Joe Wieland for Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz and $30M in salary
  • Jun 18, 2012 Signed a contract with San Diego (SD)
  • Jun 04, 2012 Drafted by San Diego (SD): Round 1 (#33 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 TB 14 14 87 40 38 6 63 12 3 5 0 81.3 4.21 0.66 0.75
2023 TB 31 31 158 69 69 24 186 19 16 8 0 177.7 3.50 1.22 3.49
2022 PHI 20 13 70 38 34 15 65 8 3 5 1 75.7 4.04 1.78 0.88
2021 PHI 18 18 116 52 49 16 99 15 4 7 0 105.7 4.17 1.36 -0.30
2020 PHI 11 10 60 28 26 15 70 8 4 2 0 59.0 3.97 2.29 1.66
2019 PHI 32 28 172 88 75 48 129 28 10 13 0 163.3 4.13 2.64 0.07
2018 PHI 25 24 130 69 62 37 123 16 11 8 0 128.0 4.36 2.60 -0.18
2017 PHI 11 11 79 45 44 12 35 16 1 5 0 64.3 6.16 0.60 -0.31
2016 PHI 11 11 67 42 39 17 31 12 3 5 0 63.3 5.54 0.41 -0.20
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