Javier Baez
Shortstop
Drafted: Round 1 (#9 overall), 2011
Experience: 8.089 Years
College: Arlington County Day
Contract: 6 yr(s) / $140,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$23,333,333 Free Agent:2028 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Total Salary
2022 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $20,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 30 $22,000,000 $22,000,000
2024 Contract details by year 31 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
2025 Contract details by year 32 $25,000,000 $25,000,000
2026 Contract details by year 33 $24,000,000 $24,000,000
2027 Contract details by year 34 $24,000,000 $24,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • opt-out available after 2023
  • 10-team no trade clause
  • 2022-23 Bonuses
    MVP: $1M
    Hank Aaron Award: $100,000
  • 2024-27 Bonuses (max $2M annually)
    MVP: $2M
    Hank Aaron Award: $250,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2011 Player Cash Earnings - $2,625,000 - $2,625,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $150,273 - - $150,273
2015 Player Cash Earnings $91,516 - - $91,516
2016 Player Cash Earnings $521,000 - - $521,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $609,000 - - $609,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $657,000 - - $657,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,200,000 - - $5,200,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $3,703,704 - - $3,703,704
2021 Player Cash Earnings $199,355 - - $199,355
2021 Player Cash Earnings $11,450,645 - - $11,450,645
2022 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
2023 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
2024 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
13 seasons $89,582,493 $2,625,000 - $92,207,493

Cap Hit

#7
Shortstop
#1
Detroit Tigers
#32
MLB

AAV

#6
Shortstop
#41
MLB

Cash

#6
Shortstop
#23
MLB
  • Nov 6 2023

    Declined an Early Termination Option with Detroit (DET)

  • Nov 30 2021

    Signed a 6 year $140 million contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Jul 30 2021

    Traded to New York (NYM) from Chicago (CHC) with Trevor Williams for Pete Crow-Armstrong

  • Jan 15 2021

    Signed a 1 year $11.65 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 10 2020

    Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 11 2019

    Signed a 1 year $5.2 million contract with Chicago (CHC), avoiding arbitration

  • Mar 18 2018

    Signed a 1 year $657,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Mar 9 2017

    Signed a 1 year $609k contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Mar 4 2016

    Signed a 1 year $521,000 contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Mar 5 2015

    Signed a 1 year contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Aug 5 2014

    Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Aug 15 2011

    Signed a contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Jun 24 2011

    Drafted by Chicago (CHC): Round 1 (#9 overall)