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Robbie Ray

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Toronto Blue Jays Starting Pitcher Age: 29-107d Exp: 6.007 Years Bat/Throw: Left/Left
Drafted: Round 12 (#356 overall), 2010 College: Brentwood HS Agent(s): (VC Sports Group)

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  • Current Contract

    Robbie Ray signed a 1 year / $8,000,000 contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, including $8,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $8,000,000. In 2021, Ray will earn a base salary of $8,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $8,000,000.

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $8,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,000,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2021 Contract details by year 29 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000 $8,000,000($8,000,000)
    2022 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Cy Young: $150,000
    • All-Star: $50,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,333,009
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,333,009
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2020-2020

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $9,430,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $9,430,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $6,050,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $6,050,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2018-2018

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,950,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,950,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2017-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $570,400
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $570,400
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $521,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $521,000
    Free Agent: 2021 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $508,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $508,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2010-2010Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $79,900
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $79,900
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2010 Player Cash Earnings - $79,900 - $79,900
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $150,273 - - $150,273
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $344,557 - - $344,557
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $521,000 - - $521,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $570,400 - - $570,400
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $3,950,000 - - $3,950,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $6,050,000 - - $6,050,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,459,584 - - $1,459,584
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $2,333,009 - - $2,333,009
    Est. Earnings
    (7 seasons)
    $15,378,823 $79,900 - $15,458,723
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
    $23,378,823 $79,900 - $23,458,723
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    seasons Player Cash Earnings - $79,900 - $79,900
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $150,273 - - $150,273
    5 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,768,966 - - $13,768,966
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $1,459,584 - - $1,459,584
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Nov 7 2020Signed a 1 year $8 million contract with Toronto (TOR)
    Aug 31 2020Traded to Toronto (TOR) from Arizona (ARI) with $300,000 for Travis Bergen
    Jan 10 2020Signed a 1 year $9.43 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 11 2019Signed a 1 year $6.05 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 13 2018Signed a 1 year $3.95 million contract with Arizona (ARI), avoiding arbitration
    Feb 24 2017Signed a 1 year $570,400 contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 4 2016Signed a 1 year $521,000 contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 6 2015Signed a 1 year $508,500 contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Dec 5 2014Traded to Arizona (ARI) from Detroit (DET) as part of a 3-team trade: New York (NYY) traded Shane Greene to Detroit (DET); Detroit (DET) traded Domingo Leyba to Arizona (ARI); Arizona (ARI) traded Didi Gregorius to New York (NYY)
    May 16 2014Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Detroit (DET)
    Dec 2 2013Traded to Detroit (DET) from Washington (WSH) with Steve Lombardozzi and Ian Krol for Doug Fister
    Aug 16 2010Signed a contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 7 2010Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 12 (#356 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Robbie Ray, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Robbie Ray 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
    2020 TOR 12 11 51.2 53 40 38 45 68 13 2 5 0 6.62 1.897 -0.43
    2019 ARI 34 33 174.1 150 91 84 84 235 30 12 8 0 4.34 1.342 1.53
    2018 ARI 25 24 123.2 97 55 54 70 165 19 6 2 0 3.93 1.35 1.4
    2017 ARI 28 28 162.0 116 57 52 71 218 23 15 5 0 2.89 1.154 4.9
    2016 ARI 32 32 174.1 185 105 95 71 218 24 8 15 0 4.90 1.468 0.8
    2015 ARI 23 23 127.2 122 56 50 49 119 9 5 12 0 3.53 1.339 1.7
    2014 DET 9 6 28.2 43 26 26 11 19 5 1 4 0 8.16 1.884 -0.79
    Totals 163 842.1 766 430 399 401 1,042 123 49 51 0 4.26 1.385 9.11
  • Calculated Market Value

    Market Value

    • 2 yrs, $17,406,259
    • Avg. Salary: $8,703,130
    • MLB Rank: 107
    • SP Rank: 34

    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 Robbie Ray to.

    Player Length Value Avg. Salary Age When Signed
    Kevin Gausman 1 $9,000,000 $9,000,000 28
    Alex Wood 1 $4,000,000 $4,000,000 28
    Michael Fiers 2 $14,100,000 $7,050,000 33
    Sonny Gray 3 $30,500,000 $10,166,667 29
    Averages 1.8 $14,400,000 $8,228,571 29.5


    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Ray's current age (29), a linear regression is performed, providing us with the following initial value.

    Length Value Avg. Salary
    2 $17,693,334 $8,846,667


    Statistical Comparisons

    Now we'll compare our variables and Ray statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing: Games Started, Innings Pitched, Wins, Strikeouts, ERA, WHIP

    Player GS IP W SO ERA WHIP
    Kevin Gausman 2018-2019, SF 24.00 4.54 0.27 4.16 4.56 1.34
    Alex Wood 2018-2019, LAD 17.00 4.68 0.29 4.13 4.08 1.24
    Michael Fiers 2017-2018, OAK 29.00 5.33 0.34 4.67 4.34 1.30
    Sonny Gray 2017-2018, CIN 25.00 5.13 0.42 4.84 4.15 1.34
    Average 23.75 4.92 0.33 4.45 4.28 1.31
    Robbie Ray 2019-2020 22.00 4.91 0.32 6.59 4.86 1.47
    % Change -7.37% -0.20% -3.03% 48.09% -13.55% -12.21%
    Median Prime % Change -5.20%
    Average Prime % Change 1.96%


    Robbie Ray'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.

    Terms Avg. Salary
    2 years, $17,406,259 $8,703,130