Sonny Gray

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St. Louis Cardinals Starting Pitcher (SP ) Age: 34-126d Exp: 10.061 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#18 overall), 2011 College: Vanderbilt Agent(s): Bo McKinnis

  • Current Contract

    Sonny Gray signed a 3 year / $75,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $75,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $25,000,000. In 2024, Gray will earn a base salary of $10,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $10,000,000.

    2024-2027 Free Agent

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $75,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $25,000,000
    Free Agent: 2028 / UFA
    Year   Age Service Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2024 Contract details by year 34 10.061 $10,000,000 $25,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $10,000,000($10,000,000)
    2025 Contract details by year 35 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000 $25,000,000($35,000,000)
    2026 Contract details by year 36 $35,000,000 $25,000,000 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $35,000,000($70,000,000)
    2027 Contract details by year 37 Club $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $30,000,000 $30,000,000 $5,000,000($75,000,000)
    2028 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2027 Club Option includes a $5M buyout (deferred at $1M each of 2027-2031)
    • If the team exercises the 2027 option, the player can opt-out (forfeiting the buyout)
    • Full No Trade Clause
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2019-2023 Arbitration Extension

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $30,500,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $10,166,667
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2019-2019 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2018-2018 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,500,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017 Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,575,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,575,000
    Free Agent:

    2017-2017Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,344,232
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,344,232
    Free Agent:

    2016-2016 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $527,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $527,500
    Free Agent:

    2015-2015 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $512,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $512,500
    Free Agent:

    2014-2014 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $502,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $502,500
    Free Agent:

    2013-2013 Pre-Arbitration

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $490,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $490,000
    Free Agent:

    2011-2011Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,800,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $1,800,000
    Free Agent:
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2011 Player Cash Earnings - $1,800,000 - $1,800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $163,333 - - $163,333
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $502,500 - - $502,500
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $512,500 - - $512,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $527,500 - - $527,500
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $1,230,768 - - $1,230,768
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,344,232 - - $2,344,232
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,500,000 - - $6,500,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,500,000 $500,000 $300,000 $8,300,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,962,963 - $37,000 $3,999,963
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $10,700,000 - - $10,700,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $10,700,000 - $1,000,000 $11,700,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings ALL MLB (2ND) $12,700,000 - $600,000 $13,300,000
    Est. Earnings
    (11 seasons)
    $57,343,796 $2,300,000 $1,937,000 $61,580,796
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $35,000,000 - - $35,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    $132,343,796 $2,300,000 $1,937,000 $136,580,796
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    4 seasons Player Cash Earnings $4,050,065 $1,800,000 - $5,850,065
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $7,730,768 - - $7,730,768
    3 seasons Player Cash Earnings $22,162,963 $500,000 - $22,999,963
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $23,400,000 - - $25,000,000
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 27 2023Signed a 3 year $75 million contract with St. Louis (STL), plus a club option for 2027
    Nov 14 2023Declined a $20.325 million Qualifying Offer from Minnesota (MIN)
    Nov 6 2023Minnesota (MIN) extended a $20.325 million Qualifying Offer
    Nov 6 2022Minnesota (MIN) exercised a $12.7 million club option for 2023
    Mar 13 2022Traded to Minnesota (MIN) from Cincinnati (CIN) with Francis Peguero for Chase Petty
    Jan 21 2019Signed a 3 year $30.5 million contract extension with Cincinnati (CIN), including a club option for 2023
    Jan 21 2019Traded to Cincinnati (CIN) from New York (NYY) with Reiver Sanmartin for Shed Long and 2019 1st round pick [Competitive Balance Round A]
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $7.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 12 2018Signed a 1 year $6.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration
    Jul 31 2017Traded to New York (NYY) from Oakland (OAK) with $1.5 million in international bonus pool money for Dustin Fowler, Jorge Mateo and James Kaprielian
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 1 year $3.575 million contract with Oakland (OAK), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $527,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 3 2015Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $505k contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Jul 25 2011Signed a contract with Oakland (OAK)
    Jun 6 2011Drafted by Oakland (OAK): Round 1 (#18 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Sonny Gray, and the financial implications.

  • 2024 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Sonny Gray ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS IP H R ER BB K HR W L S ERA WHIP WAR
    2023 MIN 32 32 184.0 156 59 57 55 183 8 8 8 0 2.79 1.147 5.35
    2022 MIN 24 24 119.2 99 44 41 36 117 11 8 5 0 3.08 1.128 2.3
    2021 CIN 26 26 135.1 115 67 63 50 155 19 7 9 0 4.19 1.219 3.31
    2020 CIN 11 11 56.0 42 26 23 26 72 4 5 3 0 3.70 1.214 0.79
    2019 CIN 34 31 175.1 122 59 56 68 205 17 11 8 0 2.88 1.084 6.16
    2018 NYY 30 23 130.1 138 73 71 57 123 14 11 9 0 4.90 1.496 0.14
    2017 NYY 27 27 162.1 139 79 64 57 153 19 10 12 0 3.55 1.207 1.02
    2016 OAK 22 22 117.0 133 80 74 42 94 18 5 11 0 5.69 1.496 -0.32
    2015 OAK 31 31 208.0 166 71 63 59 169 17 14 7 0 2.73 1.082 5.42
    2014 OAK 33 33 219.0 187 84 75 74 183 15 14 10 0 3.08 1.192 3.3
    2013 OAK 12 10 64.0 51 22 19 20 67 4 5 3 0 2.67 1.109 1.43
    Totals 282 270 1571.0 1,348 664 606 544 1,521 146 98 85 0 3.47 1.204 28.90
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