Justin Verlander
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#2 overall), 2004
Experience: 14.002 Years
College: Old Dominion
Contract: 2 yr(s) / $66,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$33,000,000 Free Agent:2022 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Total Salary
2019 Contract details by year 36 $28,000,000 $75,000 $28,075,000
2020 Contract details by year 37 $33,000,000 - $33,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 38 $33,000,000 - $33,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • Full No Trade Clause
  • Cy Young: $200,000 ($175,000 for 2nd, $150,000 for 3rd, $125,000 for 4th, $100,000 for 5th)
  • All Star: $75,000
  • WS MVP: $100,000
  • LCS MVP: $75,000
  • Gold Glove: $75,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2005 Player Cash Earnings $316,000 $3,150,000 - $3,466,000
2006 Player Cash Earnings $350,000 - - $350,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,750,000 $166,666 - $6,916,666
2011 Player Cash Earnings $12,750,000 $166,666 - $13,416,666
2012 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 $166,668 - $20,166,668
2013 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $28,000,000 - - $28,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $4,743,169 - - $4,743,169
2017 Player Cash Earnings $23,256,831 - - $23,256,831
2018 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,100,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $8,000,000 - - $8,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,075,000
15 seasons $225,041,000 $3,650,000 - $229,366,000

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Starting Pitcher
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Houston Astros
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MLB

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MLB

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#4
MLB
  • Mar 23 2019

    Signed a 2 year $66 million contract extension with Houston (HOU)

  • Sep 1 2017

    Traded to Houston (HOU) from Detroit (DET) with $16,000,000 and future considerations for Franklin Perez, Daz Cameron and Jake Rogers

  • Mar 29 2013

    Signed a 7 year $180 million extension with Detroit (DET)

  • Feb 4 2010

    Signed a 5 year $80 million contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Feb 3 2009

    Signed a 1 year $3.675 million contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Oct 22 2004

    Signed a 5 year $4.45 million contract with Detroit (DET)

  • Jun 7 2004

    Drafted by Detroit (DET): Round 1 (#2 overall)