Adam Wainwright

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St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher (SP SP1) Age: 42-191d Exp: 17.027 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#29 overall), 2000 Country: United States Agent(s): Steve Hammond (Aegis Sports Management)

  • Current Contract

    Adam Wainwright signed a 1 year / $17,500,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $17,500,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $17,500,000.

    2023-2023

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,500,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2023 Contract details by year 41 17.027 $17,500,000 $1,000,000 $17,500,000 $18,500,000 $18,500,000 $7,500,000($7,500,000)
    2024 Free Agent Year 42 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $10M deferred ($1M each 7/1 from 2024-2033)
    • $500,000 each for 28, 30 starts
    • Top 10 Cy Young: $500,000
    • $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP, WS MVP
    • Silver Slugger: $25,000
    • Full No Trade Clause
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2024-2033Deferred

    Contract: 10 yr(s) / $10,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2022-2022

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $17,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $17,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2021-2021 Free Agent

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Free Agent:

    2014-2018

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $97,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $19,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2008-2013 Pre-Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,000,000
    Signing Bonus $750,000
    Average Salary $3,750,000
    Free Agent:

    2008-2008 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $4,484,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $4,484,000
    Free Agent:

    2007-2007 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $410,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $410,000
    Free Agent:

    2006-2006 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $327,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $327,000
    Free Agent:

    2005-2005 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $316,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $316,000
    Free Agent:

    2000-2000Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,250,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,250,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2000 Player Cash Earnings - $1,250,000 - $1,250,000
    2005 Player Cash Earnings $46,629 - - $46,629
    2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
    2007 Player Cash Earnings $410,000 - - $410,000
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 $750,000 - $1,250,000
    2009 Player Cash Earnings GOLD GLOVE $2,600,000 - $100,000 $2,700,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $4,650,000 - $150,000 $4,800,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $9,000,000 - - $9,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:P $12,000,000 - $150,000 $12,150,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 - $50,000 $19,550,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 - - $19,500,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 - $50,000 $19,550,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings NL SILVER SLUGGER:P $19,500,000 - - $19,500,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 - - $19,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 - $8,000,000 $10,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,851,852 - $1,111,111 $2,962,963
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $17,500,000 - - $17,500,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 - - $7,500,000
    Est. Earnings
    (19 seasons)
    $170,385,481 $2,000,000 $9,611,111 $181,996,592
    2024* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2025* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2026* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2027* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2028* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2029* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2030* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2031* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2032* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    2033* Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000
    $180,385,481 $2,000,000 $9,611,111 $191,996,592
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $1,250,000 - $1,250,000
    19 seasons Player Cash Earnings $170,385,481 $750,000 - $180,746,592
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Oct 1 2023Retired from Professional Baseball
    Oct 27 2022Signed a 1 year $17.5 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Oct 1 2021Signed a 1 year $17.5 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Jan 28 2021Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Nov 12 2019Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Oct 11 2018Signed a 1 year $2 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Mar 27 2013Signed a 5 year $97.5 million extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Oct 27 2011St. Louis (STL) exercised 2012-13 options
    Mar 20 2008Signed a 4 year $15 million contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 27 2007Signed a 1 year $410k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 17 2006Signed a 1 year $327k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Mar 1 2005Signed a 1 year $316k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Feb 25 2004Signed a 1 year $300k contract with St. Louis (STL)
    Jun 10 2000Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)
    Jun 5 2000Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 1 (#29 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Adam Wainwright, and the financial implications.

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 STL 23 21 101.0 151 89 83 41 55 20 5 11 0 7.40 1.901 -1.99
    2022 STL 32 32 191.2 192 80 79 54 143 16 11 12 0 3.71 1.283 1.78
    2021 STL 34 32 206.1 168 72 70 50 174 21 17 7 0 3.05 1.057 3.61
    2020 STL 10 10 65.2 54 25 23 15 54 9 5 3 0 3.15 1.051 0.5
    2019 STL 32 32 171.2 181 83 80 64 153 22 14 10 0 4.19 1.427 1.67
    2018 STL 8 8 40.1 41 21 20 18 40 5 2 4 0 4.46 1.463 0.25
    2017 STL 26 23 123.1 140 73 70 45 96 14 12 5 0 5.11 1.5 0.23
    2016 STL 34 33 198.2 220 108 102 59 161 22 13 9 0 4.62 1.404 1.25
    2015 STL 7 4 28.0 25 7 5 4 20 0 2 1 0 1.61 1.036 0.87
    2014 STL 32 32 227.0 184 64 60 50 179 10 20 9 0 2.38 1.031 6.06
    2013 STL 35 34 241.2 223 83 79 35 219 15 19 9 0 2.94 1.068 6.3
    2012 STL 33 32 198.2 196 96 87 52 184 15 14 13 0 3.94 1.248 0.92
    2010 STL 37 33 230.1 186 68 62 56 213 15 20 11 0 2.42 1.051 6.15
    2009 STL 40 34 233.0 216 75 68 66 212 17 19 8 0 2.63 1.21 6.24
    2008 STL 25 20 132.0 122 51 47 34 91 12 11 3 0 3.21 1.182 2.56
    Totals 508 412 2667.1 2,576 1,117 1,047 736 2,198 233 200 128 3 3.53 1.242 36.40
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

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    • Avg. Salary: $0
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Previous Contract

    • Free Agent:
    • Avg. Salary: -
    • MLB Rank: 0
    • SP Rank: 0

    Comparable Players

    We've selected the following players based on their age, contract status, and statistical production to compare Adam Wainwright to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Wainwright's current age (42), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

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    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Wainwright statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Adam Wainwright's Calculated Market Value

    After applying our Prime % figures into our base calculated value, we're given two values. The average of these values becomes our current calculated market value.

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