John King

St. Louis Cardinals, Relief Pitcher
Age: 29-317d (Sep 14, 1994)
Exp: 2.148 Years
Country: US
College: Houston (TX)
Drafted: Round 10 (#314 overall), 2017
2024 Payroll Salary

$1,005,000

2024 Cash

$0

Career Earnings

$1,624,028

2024-2024 Arbitration (CURRENT)

John King signed a 1 year , $1,005,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $1,005,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,005,000. In 2024, King will earn, while carrying a total salary of $1,005,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,005,000
Average Salary:
$1,005,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2028 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 29 $1,005,000 $1,005,000 0.42% - -
2025 30
ARB 2
2026 31
ARB 3
2027 32
ARB 4
2028 33
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 29 2.148 $1,005,000 - - $1,005,000 $1,005,000
2025 30 --
ARB 2
2026 31 --
ARB 3
2027 32 --
ARB 4
2028 33 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 29 - - - - -
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Pre-Arb

John King signed a 1 year , $720,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, 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:
2027 / UFA
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2022-2022 Pre-Arb

John King signed a 1 year , $714,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $714,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $714,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $714,000
Average Salary:
$714,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2021-2021 Pre-Arb

John King signed a 1 year , $572,500 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $572,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $572,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $572,500
Average Salary:
$572,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2020-2020 Pre-Arb

John King signed a 1 year , $563,500 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $563,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $563,500.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $563,500
Average Salary:
$563,500
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017 Signing Bonus

John King signed a 1 year , $10,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $10,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $10,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $10,000
Average Salary:
$10,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$1,624,028

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2017 22
Signing Bonus
$10,000
$10,000
2020 25
Active
$74,760
$84,760
2021 26
Injured
$572,500
$657,260
2022 27
Active
$509,990
$1,167,250
2023 28
Active
Retained
$236,131
$220,647
$1,403,381
$1,624,028
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2017
22
$10,000
$10,000
$10,000
2020
25
$74,760
$74,760
$84,760
2021
26
$572,500
$572,500
$657,260
2022
27
$509,990
$509,990
$1,167,250
2023
28
$236,131
$220,647
$236,131
$220,647
$1,403,381
$1,624,028

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
5 $1,377,897 $10,000 - $1,387,897
1 $236,131 - - $236,131

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2021 TEX Jul 07, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021 Shoulder
  • Apr 23, 2024 Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)
  • Apr 09, 2024 Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)
  • Jan 11, 2024 Signed a 1 year $1.005 million contract with St. Louis (STL), avoiding arbitration
  • Aug 01, 2023 Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)
  • Jul 30, 2023 Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Texas (TEX) with Thomas Saggese and Tekoah Roby for Jordan Montgomery, Chris Stratton and International Bonus Pool Cap Space ($250,000)
  • Jul 19, 2023 Optioned to the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 15, 2023 Recalled from the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 07, 2023 Optioned to the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 04, 2023 Recalled from the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Jun 30, 2023 Optioned to the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • May 11, 2023 Recalled from the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Sep 04, 2022 Promoted from the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Aug 18, 2022 Demoted to the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Aug 10, 2022 Promoted from the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 06, 2022 Demoted to the Minors by Texas (TEX)
  • Mar 01, 2022 Signed a contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 01, 2017 Signed a contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Jun 18, 2017 Drafted by Texas (TEX): Round 10 (#314 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 STL 33 0 35 14 10 5 27 3 3 1 0 37.0 2.43 1.08 0.49
2023 STL 34 0 45 15 15 10 20 2 2 1 0 37.3 3.62 1.47 -0.15
2022 TEX 39 0 61 27 23 14 30 5 1 4 0 51.3 4.03 1.46 0.08
2021 TEX 27 0 41 24 18 12 40 3 7 5 0 46.0 3.52 1.15 0.05
2020 TEX 6 0 13 8 7 4 9 2 1 0 0 10.3 6.10 1.65 -0.21
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