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Stephen Strasburg

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Washington Nationals Starting Pitcher Age: 32 Exp: 10.118 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009 College: San Diego State Agent(s): Scott Boras (Boras Corporation)

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  • Current Contract

    Stephen Strasburg signed a 7 year / $245,000,000 contract with the Washington Nationals, including $245,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $35,000,000. In 2021, Strasburg will earn a base salary of $35,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $35,000,000. Strasburg's adjusted salary with the Washington Nationals is $23,571,429

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $245,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $35,000,000
    Free Agent: 2027 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $8,730,159 $8,730,158($8,730,158)
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($32,301,586)
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($55,873,014)
    2023 Contract details by year 34 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($79,444,442)
    2024 Contract details by year 35 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($103,015,870)
    2025 Contract details by year 36 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($126,587,298)
    2026 Contract details by year 37 $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $23,571,429 $23,571,428($150,158,726)
    2027 Free Agent Year 38 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • $80M deferred ($26.6M each of 2027, 2028, 2029)
    • Present day value of contract = $228,945,109
    • Full No Trade Clause
    • Cy Young or MVP: $500,000 ($250,000 for 2nd, $150,000 for 3rd, $100,000 for 4th, $75,000 for 5th)
    • WS MVP: $250,000
    • All Star: $100,000
    • Gold Glove: $100,000
    • Silver Slugger: $100,000
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Upcoming Deferred Contract

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $70,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,000,000
      Year Age Base Salary Total Salary
    2020 Contract details by year 31 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2021 Contract details by year 32 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2022 Contract details by year 33 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2027 Contract details by year 38 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2028 Contract details by year 39 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2029 Contract details by year 40 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    2030 Contract details by year 41 $10,000,000 $10,000,000
    Contract Notes:
    • Reduced to $30M deferred per the player's opt-out after 2019
    • $30M of 2019 salary deferred across 2020-2022
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $80,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $26,666,667
      Year Age Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
    2027 Contract details by year 38 $26,666,667 - $26,666,666
    2028 Contract details by year 39 $26,666,667 - $26,666,666
    2029 Contract details by year 40 $26,666,668 $3,999,974 $30,666,642
    Contract Notes:
    • $11,428,571 deferred annually from his 7 year, $245M contract signed in 2020.
    • 2029 includes $3.9M of interest payout
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2016-2023

    Contract: 7 yr(s) / $175,000,000
    Signing Bonus $10,000,000
    Average Salary $25,000,000
    Free Agent: 2024 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $10,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $10,400,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,400,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $7,400,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $3,975,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $3,975,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2013Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $15,100,000
    Signing Bonus $7,500,000
    Average Salary $3,775,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $100,000 $2,500,000 - $2,600,000
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $2,500,000 - $4,500,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,900,000 - - $3,900,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 - - $7,400,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 $10,000,000 - $20,400,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - $1,000,000 $6,000,000
    2020* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,730,159 - - $8,730,158
    Est. Earnings
    (12 seasons)
    $87,005,159 $17,500,000 $1,000,000 $105,505,158
    2021* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2022* Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $23,571,429 - - $23,571,428
    2027* Player Cash Earnings $26,666,667 - - $26,666,666
    2028* Player Cash Earnings $26,666,667 - - $26,666,666
    2029* Player Cash Earnings $26,666,668 - - $30,666,642
    $328,433,735 $17,500,000 $1,000,000 $350,933,700
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    12 seasons Player Cash Earnings $87,005,159 $17,500,000 - $105,505,158
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Dec 9 2019Signed a 7 year $245 million contract with Washington (WSH)
    Nov 4 2019Washington (WSH) extended a $17.8 million Qualifying Offer
    Nov 2 2019Declined a 4 year $100 million option with Washington (WAS)
    May 9 2016Signed a 7 year $175 million extension with Washington (WAS)
    Jan 15 2016Signed a 1 year $10.4 million contract with Washington (WAS), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 16 2015Signed a 1 year $7.4 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jan 9 2014Signed a 1 year $3.975 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Aug 17 2009Signed a 4 year $15.1 million contract with Washington (WAS)
    Jun 9 2009Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#1 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Stephen Strasburg, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Stephen Strasburg 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 WSH 2 2 5.0 8 6 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 10.80 1.8 -0.23
    2019 WSH 34 33 209.0 161 79 77 56 251 24 18 6 0 3.32 1.038 6.29
    2018 WSH 22 22 130.0 118 59 54 38 156 18 10 7 0 3.74 1.2 2.64
    2017 WSH 28 28 175.1 132 55 50 47 204 13 15 4 0 2.57 1.021 6.21
    2016 WSH 24 24 147.2 119 59 59 44 183 15 15 4 0 3.60 1.104 3.45
    2015 WSH 23 23 127.1 115 56 49 26 155 14 11 7 0 3.46 1.107 1.93
    2014 WSH 34 34 215.0 198 86 75 43 242 23 14 11 0 3.14 1.121 3.41
    2013 WSH 30 30 183.0 136 71 61 56 191 16 8 9 0 3.00 1.049 3.13
    2012 WSH 28 28 159.1 136 62 56 48 197 15 15 6 0 3.16 1.155 3.09
    2011 WSH 5 5 24.0 15 5 4 2 24 0 1 1 0 1.50 0.708 0.86
    2010 WSH 12 12 68.0 56 25 22 17 92 5 5 3 0 2.91 1.074 1.49
    Totals 242 241 1443.2 1,194 563 513 378 1,697 144 112 59 0 3.20 1.089 32.27
  • 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 Stephen Strasburg to.

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    Base Calculated Value

    After adjusting the above contracts as if signed at Strasburg's current age (32), 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 Strasburg statistically over the two seasons prior to their signing. In this case we're analyzing:

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    Stephen Strasburg'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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