Colt Keith

Detroit Tigers, 2nd Base
Age: 22-347d (Aug 14, 2001)
Country: US
Drafted: Round 5 (#132 overall), 2020
2024 Payroll Salary

$2,833,333

2024 Cash

$4,500,000

Career Earnings

$5,000,000

2024-2032 Pre-Arbitration Extension (CURRENT)

Colt Keith signed a 6 year , $28,642,500 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $2,000,000 signing bonus, $28,642,500 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $4,773,750. In 2024, Keith will earn a base salary of $2,500,000 and a signing bonus of $2,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $2,833,333.
Contract Terms:
6 yr(s) / $28,642,500
Average Salary:
$4,773,750
Signing Bonus:
$2,000,000
Free Agent:
2033 / UFA
Year Age Status PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2024 22 $2,833,333 $4,773,750 2.01% $4,500,000 $4,500,000
2025 23
Pre-Arb
$3,833,333 $4,773,750 1.98% $3,500,000 $8,000,000
2026 24
Pre-Arb
$4,333,333 $4,773,750 1.96% $4,000,000 $12,000,000
2027 25
ARB 1
$4,333,333 $4,773,750 - $4,000,000 $16,000,000
2028 26
ARB 2
$5,333,333 $4,773,750 - $5,000,000 $21,000,000
2029 27
ARB 3
$5,333,334 $4,773,750 - $5,000,000 $26,000,000
2030 28
Club
$10,000,000 $4,773,750 - $2,642,500 $28,642,500
2031 29
Club
$13,000,000 $4,773,750 - - -
2032 30
Club
$15,000,000 $4,773,750 - - -
2033 31
UFA
Year Age Service Status Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2024 22 0.000 $2,500,000 $333,333 - - $2,833,333 $4,773,750
2025 23 -
Pre-Arb
$3,500,000 $333,333 - - $3,833,333 $4,773,750
2026 24 -
Pre-Arb
$4,000,000 $333,333 - - $4,333,333 $4,773,750
2027 25 -
ARB 1
$4,000,000 $333,333 - - $4,333,333 $4,773,750
2028 26 -
ARB 2
$5,000,000 $333,333 - - $5,333,333 $4,773,750
2029 27 -
ARB 3
$5,000,000 $333,334 - - $5,333,334 $4,773,750
2030 28 -
Club
$10,000,000 - - - $10,000,000 $4,773,750
2031 29 -
Club
$13,000,000 - - - $13,000,000 $4,773,750
2032 30 -
Club
$15,000,000 - - - $15,000,000 $4,773,750
2033 31 --
UFA
Year Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2024 22 $2,500,000 $2,000,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $4,500,000 $3,182,500
2025 23
Pre-Arb
$3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $8,000,000 $4,000,000 $3,017,813
2026 24
Pre-Arb
$4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $12,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,948,929
2027 25
ARB 1
$4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $16,000,000 $4,000,000 $2,773,750
2028 26
ARB 2
$5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $21,000,000 $4,200,000 $2,528,500
2029 27
ARB 3
$5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $26,000,000 $4,333,333 $1,910,625
2030 28
Club
$2,642,500 - $2,642,500 $28,642,500 $4,091,786 $880,833
2031 29
Club
- - - - - -
2032 30
Club
- - - - - -
Contract Notes
  • 2030 Club Option includes a $2.6425M buyout
  • 2031 Club Option includes a $1M buyout
  • 2032 Club Option includes a $2M buyout
  • 2030-2032 Option Escalators (based on 2024-2029)
    MVP: $3M ($1M for 2nd/3rd, $500,000 for 4th/5th, $250,000 for 6th-10th)
    Silver Slugger: $250,000
    All Star Starter: $100,000
    All Star Reserve: $50,000
  • Additional 2031-2032 Option Escalators (based on 2030)
    MVP: $3M ($1M for 2nd/3rd, $500,000 for 4th/5th, $250,000 for 6th-10th)
    Silver Slugger: $250,000
    All Star Starter: $100,000
    All Star Reserve: $50,000
  • Additional 2032 Option Escalators (based on 2031)
    MVP: $3M ($1M for 2nd/3rd, $500,000 for 4th/5th, $250,000 for 6th-10th)
    Silver Slugger: $250,000
    All Star Starter: $100,000
    All Star Reserve: $50,000
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2020-2020 Signing Bonus

Colt Keith signed a 1 year , $500,000 contract with the Detroit Tigers, including $500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $500,000
Average Salary:
$500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$5,000,000

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

1 team

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2020 18
Signing Bonus
$500,000
$500,000
2024 22
Active
$4,500,000
$5,000,000
Total      
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
2025 23
Active
$3,500,000
2026 24
Active
$4,000,000
2027 25
Active
$4,000,000
2028 26
Active
$5,000,000
2029 27
Active
$5,000,000
2030 28
Active / Club
$2,642,500
Total
$29,142,500
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2020
18
$500,000
$500,000
$500,000
2024
22
$2,500,000
$2,000,000
$4,500,000
$5,000,000
Total
$2,500,000
$2,500,000
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
2025
23
$3,500,000
$3,500,000
2026
24
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
2027
25
$4,000,000
$4,000,000
2028
26
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
2029
27
$5,000,000
$5,000,000
2030
28
$2,642,500
$2,642,500
Total
$26,642,500
$2,500,000
$29,142,500

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
2 $2,500,000 $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
  • Jan 28, 2024 Signed a 6 year $28.6 million contract extension with Detroit (DET), includes Club options for 2030, 2031 and 2032
  • Jun 17, 2020 Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)
  • Jun 11, 2020 Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 5 (#132 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 DET 88 80 297 36 74 10 2 9 37 115 22 63 5 .249 .304 .387 .691 0.26
2023 DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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