James Paxton
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 4 (#132 overall), 2010
Experience: 9.151 Years
College: Kentucky
Contract: 1 yr(s) / $7,000,000 Signing Bonus $3,000,000 Average Salary$7,000,000 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
2024 Contract details by year 35 $4,000,000 $3,000,000 $7,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Signing Bonus: $3M

  • Games Started
    $600,000 each for 6, 8, 10, 12, 16
    $1M each for 18, 20

  • Opening Day (3/20 or 3/28) Bonus: $2M 
    or
    Active Roster by 4/15: $1M
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2010 Player Cash Earnings - $942,500 - $942,500
2013 Player Cash Earnings $13,230 - - $13,230
2014 Player Cash Earnings $74,286 - - $74,286
2015 Player Cash Earnings $519,000 - - $519,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $507,500 - - $507,500
2017 Player Cash Earnings $2,350,000 - - $2,350,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,900,000 - - $4,900,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,575,000 - - $8,575,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $4,629,630 - - $4,629,630
2021 Player Cash Earnings $8,500,000 - - $8,500,000
2022 Player Cash Earnings $6,000,000 - - $6,000,000
2023 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000
2024 Player Cash Earnings $4,000,000 $3,000,000 - $7,000,000
13 seasons $44,068,646 $3,942,500 - $48,011,146

Cap Hit

#74
Starting Pitcher
#13
Los Angeles Dodgers
#209
MLB

AAV

#72
Starting Pitcher
#226
MLB

Cash

#72
Starting Pitcher
#205
MLB
  • Jan 23 2024

    Signed a 1 year $7 million contract with Los Angeles (LAD)

  • Nov 9 2022

    Exercised a $4 million player option for 2023

  • Nov 8 2022

    Boston (BOS) declined a 2 year, $26 million option for 2023-2024, conveying a $4M player option

  • Dec 1 2021

    Signed a 1 year $10 million contract with Boston (BOS)

  • Feb 14 2021

    Signed a 1 year $8.5 million contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Jan 10 2020

    Signed a 1 year $12.5 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 11 2019

    Signed a 1 year $8.575 million contract with New York (NYY), avoiding arbitration

  • Nov 19 2018

    Traded to New York (NYY) from Seattle (SEA) for Justus Sheffield, Dom Thompson-Williams and Erik Swanson

  • Jan 12 2018

    Signed a 1 year $4.9 million contract with Seattle (SEA), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 13 2017

    Signed a 1 year $2.35 million contract with Seattle (SEA), avoiding arbitration

  • Mar 3 2015

    Signed a 1 year $519,000 contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Mar 3 2014

    Signed a 1 year $503,500 contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Sep 3 2013

    Contract purchased by Seattle (SEA)

  • Jun 15 2010

    Signed a contract with Seattle (SEA)

  • Jun 8 2010

    Drafted by Seattle (SEA): Round 4 (#132 overall)