Bobby Witt Jr.

Kansas City Royals, Shortstop
Age: 23-5d (Jun 14, 2000)
Exp: 2 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2019
Agent(s): Octagon
2024 Payroll Salary

$2,707,070

2024 Cash

$9,777,777

Career Earnings

$19,850,275

2024-2037 Pre-Arbitration Extension (CURRENT)

Bobby Witt Jr. signed a 11 year , $288,777,777 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $7,777,777 signing bonus, $288,777,777 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $26,252,525. In 2024, Witt Jr. will earn a base salary of $2,000,000 and a signing bonus of $7,777,777, while carrying a total salary of $2,707,070.
Contract Terms:
11 yr(s) / $288,777,777
Average Salary:
$26,252,525
Signing Bonus:
$7,777,777
Free Agent:
2038 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 24 $2,707,070 $26,252,525 11.08% $9,777,777 $9,777,777
2025 25
ARB 1
$7,707,070 $26,252,525 10.89% $7,000,000 $16,777,777
2026 26
ARB 2
$13,707,070 $26,252,525 10.76% $13,000,000 $29,777,777
2027 27
ARB 3
$19,707,070 $26,252,525 - $19,000,000 $48,777,777
2028 28 $30,707,070 $26,252,525 - $30,000,000 $78,777,777
2029 29 $35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $113,777,777
2030 30 $35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $148,777,777
PLAYER OPT-OUT: AVAILABLE 2031, 7 YR, $140,000,000 REMAINING
2031 31
ETO
$35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $183,777,777
2032 32
ETO
$35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $218,777,777
2033 33
ETO
$35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $253,777,777
2034 34
ETO
$35,707,070 $26,252,525 - $35,000,000 $288,777,777
2035 35
Club
$33,000,000 $26,252,525 - - -
2036 36
Club
$28,000,000 $26,252,525 - - -
2037 37
Club
$28,000,000 $26,252,525 - - -
2038 38
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 24 2.000 $2,000,000 $707,071 - - $2,707,070 $26,252,525
2025 25 -
ARB 1
$7,000,000 $707,071 - - $7,707,070 $26,252,525
2026 26 -
ARB 2
$13,000,000 $707,071 - - $13,707,070 $26,252,525
2027 27 -
ARB 3
$19,000,000 $707,071 - - $19,707,070 $26,252,525
2028 28 - $30,000,000 $707,071 - - $30,707,070 $26,252,525
2029 29 - $35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
2030 30 - $35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
PLAYER OPT-OUT: AVAILABLE 2031, 7 YR, $140,000,000 REMAINING
2031 31 -
ETO
$35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
2032 32 -
ETO
$35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
2033 33 -
ETO
$35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
2034 34 -
ETO
$35,000,000 $707,071 - - $35,707,070 $26,252,525
2035 35 -
Club
$33,000,000 - - - $33,000,000 $26,252,525
2036 36 -
Club
$28,000,000 - - - $28,000,000 $26,252,525
2037 37 -
Club
$28,000,000 - - - $28,000,000 $26,252,525
2038 38 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 24 $2,000,000 $7,777,777 $9,777,777 $9,777,777 $9,777,777 $20,626,984
2025 25
ARB 1
$7,000,000 - $7,000,000 $16,777,777 $8,388,889 $21,461,538
2026 26
ARB 2
$13,000,000 - $13,000,000 $29,777,777 $9,925,926 $22,666,667
2027 27
ARB 3
$19,000,000 - $19,000,000 $48,777,777 $12,194,444 $23,545,455
2028 28 $30,000,000 - $30,000,000 $78,777,777 $15,755,555 $24,000,000
2029 29 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $113,777,777 $18,962,963 $23,333,333
2030 30 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $148,777,777 $21,253,968 $21,875,000
2031 31
ETO
$35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $183,777,777 $22,972,222 $20,000,000
2032 32
ETO
$35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $218,777,777 $24,308,642 $17,500,000
2033 33
ETO
$35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $253,777,777 $25,377,778 $14,000,000
2034 34
ETO
$35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $288,777,777 $26,252,525 $8,750,000
2035 35
Club
- - - - - -
2036 36
Club
- - - - - -
2037 37
Club
- - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • Player Opt-Out available after 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033
  • Team can exercise a 3 year, $89M club option after 2034 (no buyout)
  • Full No Trade Clause
  • Maximum Value of $377.7M
  • 2nd largest Pre-Arbitration extension in league history at signing
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2023-2023 Pre-Arb

Bobby Witt Jr. signed a 1 year , $745,750 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $745,750 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $745,750.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $745,750
Average Salary:
$745,750
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2022-2022 Pre-Arb

Bobby Witt Jr. signed a 1 year , $700,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $700,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $700,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $700,000
Average Salary:
$700,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Signing Bonus

Bobby Witt Jr. signed a 1 year , $7,789,900 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $7,789,900 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,789,900.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $7,789,900
Average Salary:
$7,789,900
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$19,850,275

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2019 19
Signing Bonus
$7,789,900
$7,789,900
2022 22
Active
$700,000
$8,489,900
2023 23
Active
$1,582,598
$10,072,498
2024 24
Active
$9,777,777
$19,850,275
Total      
$19,850,275
$19,850,275
2025 25
Active
$7,000,000
2026 26
Active
$13,000,000
2027 27
Active
$19,000,000
2028 28
Active
$30,000,000
2029 29
Active
$35,000,000
2030 30
Active
$35,000,000
2031 31
Active / early-termination
$35,000,000
2032 32
Active / early-termination
$35,000,000
2033 33
Active / early-termination
$35,000,000
2034 34
Active / early-termination
$35,000,000
Total
$298,850,275
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2019
19
$7,789,900
$7,789,900
$7,789,900
2022
22
$700,000
$700,000
$8,489,900
2023
23
$745,750
$836,848
$1,582,598
$10,072,498
2024
24
$2,000,000
$7,777,777
$9,777,777
$19,850,275
Total
$3,445,750
$15,567,677
$836,848
$19,850,275
$19,850,275
2025
25
$7,000,000
$7,000,000
2026
26
$13,000,000
$13,000,000
2027
27
$19,000,000
$19,000,000
2028
28
$30,000,000
$30,000,000
2029
29
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
2030
30
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
2031
31
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
2032
32
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
2033
33
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
2034
34
$35,000,000
$35,000,000
Total
$282,445,750
$15,567,677
$836,848
$298,850,275

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $3,445,750 $15,567,677 $836,848 $19,850,275
  • Feb 05, 2024 Signed an 11 year $288.7 million contract extension with Kansas City (KC), including 3 club options
  • Mar 01, 2023 Signed a 1 year $745,750 contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Apr 07, 2022 Contract purchased by Kansas City (KC)
  • Mar 01, 2022 Signed a 1 year $700,000 contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Jun 10, 2019 Signed a contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Jun 03, 2019 Drafted by Kansas City (KC): Round 1 (#2 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 KC 69 69 279 58 91 19 7 11 50 157 22 52 19 .326 .375 .375 .938 3.94
2023 KC 158 157 641 97 177 28 11 30 96 317 40 121 49 .276 .319 .319 .814 4.35
2022 KC 150 148 591 82 150 31 6 20 80 253 30 135 30 .254 .294 .294 .722 1.05
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