Nick Castellanos
Right Field
Drafted: Round 1 (#44 overall), 2010
Experience: 8.029 Years
College: Archbishop McCarthy HS
Contract: 4 yr(s) / $64,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$16,000,000 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
2020 Contract details by year 27 $16,000,000 - $16,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 28 $14,000,000 $75,000 $14,075,000
2022 Contract details by year 29 $16,000,000 - $16,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 30 $16,000,000 - $16,000,000
2024 Contract details by year 31 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Player Opt-out available after 2020 & 2021 seasons (exercised in 2022)
  • 2024 mutual option includes a $2M buyout
  • $18M deferred
    $6M in 2020, paid $2M each 1/15/21, 2/1/21 and 1/15/22
    $4M in 2021, paid $2M each 1/15/22 and 1/15/23
    $4M in 2022, paid $2M each 1/15/23 and 1/15/24
    $4M in 2023, paid $2M each 1/15/24 and 1/15/25
  • MVP Bonus
    1st: $250,000
    2nd: $200,000
    3rd: $15,000
  • Gold Glove: $100,000
  • $75,000 each for All-Star, Silver Slugger
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2010 Player Cash Earnings - $3,450,000 - $3,450,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $80,327 - - $80,327
2014 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - $525,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $536,500 - - $536,500
2017 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $6,050,000 - - $6,050,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $2,859,700 - - $2,859,700
2019 Player Cash Earnings $7,090,300 - - $7,090,300
2020 Player Cash Earnings $5,925,926 - - $5,925,926
2021 Player Cash Earnings $13,849,496 - - $13,924,496
11 seasons $40,417,249 $3,450,000 - $43,942,249

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Nov 8 2021

    Declined an $18.4 million qualifying offer from Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Nov 6 2021

    Cincinnati (CIN) extended a 1 year $18.4 million Qualifying Offer

  • Nov 4 2021

    Declined a $16M player option for 2022 with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Apr 5 2021

    Suspended 2 games for his Role in a Brawl against St. Louis (STL), forfeiting $150,504 in 2021 salary with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jan 27 2020

    Signed a 4 year $64 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jul 31 2019

    Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Detroit (DET) for Paul Richan and Alex Lange

  • Jan 11 2019

    Signed a contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 12 2018

    Signed a 1 year $6.05 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 13 2017

    Signed a 1 year $3 million contract with Detroit (DET), avoiding arbitration

  • Mar 4 2016

    Signed a 1 year $536,500 contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Feb 24 2015

    Signed a 1 year $525k contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Mar 3 2014

    Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Aug 16 2010

    Signed a contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Jun 7 2010

    Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#44 overall)