Jordan Lyles

Kansas City Royals, Starting Pitcher
Age: 33-251d (Oct 19, 1990)
Exp: 12.002 Years
Country: US
Drafted: Round 1 (#38 overall), 2008
Agent(s): Ballengee Group
2024 Payroll Salary

$8,500,000

2024 Cash

$8,500,000

Career Earnings

$50,444,136

2023-2024 Free Agent (CURRENT)

Jordan Lyles signed a 2 year , $17,000,000 contract with the Kansas City Royals, including $17,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,500,000. In 2024, Lyles will earn a base salary of $8,500,000, while carrying a total salary of $8,500,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $17,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2023 32 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 3.65% $8,500,000 $8,500,000
2024 33 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 - $8,500,000 $17,000,000
2025 34
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2023 32 11.002 $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000 $8,500,000
2024 33 12.002 $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000 $8,500,000
2025 34 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2023 32 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000
2024 33 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 $17,000,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000
Contract Notes
  • Incentives available
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2022-2023 Free Agent

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $7,000,000 contract with the Baltimore Orioles, including $500,000 signing bonus, $7,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $7,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $7,000,000
Average Salary:
$7,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$500,000
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2020-2021 Free Agent

Jordan Lyles signed a 2 year , $16,000,000 contract with the Texas Rangers, including $16,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $8,000,000.
Contract Terms:
2 yr(s) / $16,000,000
Average Salary:
$8,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2019-2019 Free Agent

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $2,050,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including $2,050,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,050,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,050,000
Average Salary:
$2,050,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2018-2019 Free Agent

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $1,000,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, including $1,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $1,000,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $1,000,000
Average Salary:
$1,000,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2017-2017

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $535,000 contract with the San Diego Padres, 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 Arbitration

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $2,975,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies, including $2,975,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,975,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,975,000
Average Salary:
$2,975,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2015-2015 Arbitration

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $2,475,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies, including $2,475,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,475,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $2,475,000
Average Salary:
$2,475,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2014-2014 Pre-Arb

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $502,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies, including $502,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $502,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $502,000
Average Salary:
$502,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $490,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $490,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $490,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $490,000
Average Salary:
$490,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2012 Pre-Arb

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $480,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $480,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $480,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $480,000
Average Salary:
$480,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2011-2011 Pre-Arb

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $414,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $414,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $414,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $414,000
Average Salary:
$414,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2008-2008 Signing Bonus

Jordan Lyles signed a 1 year , $930,000 contract with the Houston Astros, including $930,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $930,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $930,000
Average Salary:
$930,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$50,444,136

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

8 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2008 17
Signing Bonus
$930,000
$930,000
2011 20
Active
$414,000
$1,344,000
2012 21
Active
$480,000
$1,824,000
2013 22
Active
$404,316
$2,228,316
2014 23
Active
$502,000
$2,730,316
2015 24
Injured / Arb Avoided
$2,475,000
$5,205,316
2016 25
Active / Arb Avoided
$2,975,000
$8,180,316
2017 26
Retained
Active
$3,175,000
$90,613
$11,355,316
$11,445,929
2018 27
Active
Retained
$229,824
$520,176
$11,675,753
$12,195,929
2019 28
Active
Retained
Retained
$2,050,000
$1,355,614
$250,000
$14,245,929
$15,601,543
$15,851,543
2020 29
Active
$2,592,593
$18,444,136
2021 30
Active
$8,000,000
$26,444,136
2022 31
Active
Retained
$6,000,000
$1,000,000
$32,444,136
$33,444,136
2023 32
Active
$8,500,000
$41,944,136
2024 33
Reserve
$8,500,000
$50,444,136
Total      
$50,444,136
$50,444,136
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2008
17
$930,000
$930,000
$930,000
2011
20
$414,000
$414,000
$1,344,000
2012
21
$480,000
$480,000
$1,824,000
2013
22
$404,316
$404,316
$2,228,316
2014
23
$502,000
$502,000
$2,730,316
2015
24
$2,475,000
$2,475,000
$5,205,316
2016
25
$2,975,000
$2,975,000
$8,180,316
2017
26
$3,175,000
$90,613
$3,175,000
$90,613
$11,355,316
$11,445,929
2018
27
$229,824
$520,176
$229,824
$520,176
$11,675,753
$12,195,929
2019
28
$2,050,000
$1,355,614
$250,000
$2,050,000
$1,355,614
$250,000
$14,245,929
$15,601,543
$15,851,543
2020
29
$2,592,593
$2,592,593
$18,444,136
2021
30
$8,000,000
$8,000,000
$26,444,136
2022
31
$5,500,000
$1,000,000
$500,000
$6,000,000
$1,000,000
$32,444,136
$33,444,136
2023
32
$8,500,000
$8,500,000
$41,944,136
2024
33
$8,500,000
$8,500,000
$50,444,136
Total
$49,014,136
$1,430,000
$50,444,136
$50,444,136

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
4 $1,298,316 $930,000 - $2,228,316
4 $9,127,000 - - $9,127,000
2 $610,789 - - $610,789
2 $2,529,824 - - $2,529,824
1 $1,355,614 - - $1,355,614
2 $10,592,593 - - $10,592,593
1 $6,500,000 $500,000 - $7,000,000
2 $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000

Injuries

Year Dates Reason
2015 COL Jun 01, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015 Toe
2015 COL Jun 17, 2015 - Oct 05, 2015 Toe
2018 SD Jun 24, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018 Elbow
2019 PIT Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 04, 2019 Oblique
2019 PIT Jun 09, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 Hamstring
  • Dec 20, 2022 Signed a 2 year $17 million contract with Kansas City (KC)
  • Nov 09, 2022 Baltimore (BAL) declined an $11 million club option for 2023 ($1M buyout)
  • Dec 01, 2021 Signed a 1 year $7 million contract with Baltimore (BAL)
  • Dec 08, 2019 Signed a 2 year $16 million contract with Texas (TEX)
  • Jul 29, 2019 Traded to Milwaukee (MIL) from Pittsburgh (PIT) for Cody Ponce
  • Dec 11, 2018 Signed a 1 year $2.05 million contract with Pittsburgh (PIT)
  • Oct 31, 2018 Milwaukee (MIL) declined a $3.5 million club option for 2019
  • Aug 05, 2018 Claimed off waivers by Milwaukee (MIL)
  • Dec 18, 2017 Signed a 1 year $1 million contract with San Diego (SD)
  • Aug 08, 2017 Signed a minor league contract with San Diego (SD)
  • Aug 02, 2017 Released by Colorado (COL)
  • Nov 30, 2016 Signed a 1 year $3.175 million contract with Colorado (COL), avoiding arbitration
  • Dec 02, 2015 Signed a 1 year $2.975 million contract with Colorado (COL), avoiding arbitration
  • Jan 14, 2015 Signed a 1 year $2.475 million contract with Colorado (COL)
  • Mar 03, 2014 Signed a 1 year $502k contract with Colorado (COL)
  • Dec 03, 2013 Traded to Colorado (COL) from Houston (HOU) with Brandon Barnes for Dexter Fowler and player to be named
  • Mar 01, 2013 Signed a 1 year contract with Houston (HOU)
  • May 28, 2011 Contract purchased by Houston (HOU)
  • Jun 13, 2008 Signed a contract with Houston (HOU)
  • Jun 05, 2008 Drafted by Houston (HOU): Round 1 (#38 overall)
Year Team GP GS H R ER BB K HR W L SV IP ERA WHIP WAR
2024 KC 5 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 5.0 0.00 3.60 0.18
2023 KC 31 31 176 130 124 45 120 39 6 17 0 177.7 6.28 2.28 -1.18
2022 BAL 32 32 196 94 88 52 144 26 12 11 0 179.0 4.43 2.61 0.74
2021 TEX 32 30 194 104 103 56 146 38 10 13 0 180.0 5.15 2.80 0.01
2020 TEX 12 9 67 49 45 23 36 12 1 6 0 57.7 7.02 3.59 -1.17
2019 MIL 28 28 131 72 65 55 146 25 12 8 0 141.0 4.15 3.51 -0.15
2018 MIL 37 9 83 42 40 28 84 12 3 4 0 87.7 4.11 2.87 -0.08
2017 SD 38 5 96 61 60 22 55 16 1 5 0 69.7 7.75 0.35 -0.44
2016 COL 40 5 69 46 38 28 32 4 4 5 1 58.2 5.88 0.23 -0.92
2015 COL 11 10 54 32 28 19 30 2 2 5 0 49.0 5.14 0.29 0.22
2014 COL 23 22 127 64 61 46 90 12 7 4 0 126.7 4.33 0.31 1.20
2013 HOU 27 25 165 98 88 49 93 17 7 9 1 141.7 5.59 0.32 -1.13
2012 HOU 26 25 159 97 80 42 99 20 5 12 0 141.3 5.09 0.37 -0.63
2011 HOU 20 15 107 61 56 26 67 14 2 8 0 94.0 5.36 0.40 -0.93
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