Joey Votto
1st Base
Drafted: Round 2 (#44 overall), 2002
Experience: 14.027 Years
College: Richview Collegiate Institute
Contract: 10 yr(s) / $225,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$22,500,000 Free Agent:2025 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
2014 Contract details by year 31 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000
2015 Contract details by year 32 $14,000,000 - $14,000,000
2016 Contract details by year 33 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000
2017 Contract details by year 34 $22,000,000 - $22,000,000
2018 Contract details by year 35 $25,000,000 $75,000 $25,075,000
2019 Contract details by year 36 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
2020 Contract details by year 37 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 38 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
2022 Contract details by year 39 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 40 $25,000,000 - $25,000,000
2024 Contract details by year 41 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • 2024 Club Option includes $7 million buyout
  • full no trade clause
  • All Star: $75,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2002 Player Cash Earnings - $600,000 - $600,000
2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 - - $380,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $437,500 - - $437,500
2010 Player Cash Earnings $525,000 - - $525,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $5,500,000 $6,000,000 - $11,600,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - $9,550,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,050,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,075,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $9,259,259 - - $9,259,259
2021 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
2022 Player Cash Earnings $25,000,000 - - $25,000,000
16 seasons $211,318,759 $6,600,000 - $218,193,759

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#2
1st Base
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Cincinnati Reds
#21
MLB

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1st Base
#15
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  • Jun 22 2021

    Suspended 1 game for arguing balls/strikes, forfeiting $134,409 in 2021 salary with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • May 8 2015

    Suspended 1 game for making contact with an umpire, forfeiting $76,502 in 2015 salary with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Apr 2 2012

    Signed a 10 year $225 million extension with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jan 17 2011

    Signed a 3 year $38 million contract with Cincinnati (CIN), avoiding arbitration

  • Mar 8 2010

    Signed a 1 year $525k contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Feb 28 2009

    Signed a 1 year $437k contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jan 29 2008

    Signed a 1 year $390k contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jan 25 2007

    Signed a 1 year $380k contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Feb 26 2006

    Signed a 1 year $327k contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jun 5 2002

    Signed a contract with Cincinnati (CIN)

  • Jun 4 2002

    Drafted by Cincinnati (CIN): Round 2 (#44 overall)