J.A. Happ
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 3 (#92 overall), 2004
Experience: 11.047 Years
College: Northwestern
Contract: 2 yr(s) / $34,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$17,000,000 Free Agent:2022 / UFA
Year   Age Base Salary Total Salary
2019 Contract details by year 36 $17,000,000 $17,000,000
2020 Contract details by year 37 $17,000,000 $17,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 38 $17,000,000 $17,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • 2021 Option Vests with 165 IP or 27 Games Started in 2020
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2004 Player Cash Earnings - $420,000 - $420,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $380,000 - - $380,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $390,000 - - $390,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $405,000 - - $405,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 - - $470,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $474,000 - - $474,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $2,350,000 - - $2,350,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,700,000 - - $3,700,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $5,200,000 - - $5,200,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $2,379,781 - - $2,379,781
2015 Player Cash Earnings $4,320,219 - - $4,320,219
2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $4,612,872 - - $4,612,872
2018 Player Cash Earnings $8,387,128 - - $8,387,128
2019 Player Cash Earnings $17,000,000 - - $17,000,000
16 seasons $73,069,000 $420,000 - $73,489,000

Cap Hit

#26
Starting Pitcher
#4
New York Yankees
#65
MLB

AAV

#21
Starting Pitcher
#61
MLB

Cash

#21
Starting Pitcher
#56
MLB
  • Dec 14 2018

    Signed a 2 year $34 million contract with New York (NYY), including a $17M vesting option for 2021

  • Jul 26 2018

    Traded to New York (NYY) from Toronto (TOR) for Brandon Drury and Billy McKinney

  • Nov 27 2015

    Signed a 3 year $36 million contract with Toronto (TOR)

  • Jul 31 2015

    Traded to Pittsburgh (PIT) from Seattle (SEA) for Adrian Sampson

  • Dec 3 2014

    Traded to Seattle (SEA) from Toronto (TOR) for Michael Saunders

  • Oct 31 2014

    Toronto (TOR) exercised a $6.7 million option for 2015

  • Mar 27 2013

    Signed a 1 year $5.4 million extension with Toronto (TOR)

  • Jan 18 2013

    Signed a 1 year $3.7 million contract with Toronto (TOR)

  • Jul 20 2012

    Traded to Toronto (TOR) from Houston (HOU) with David Carpenter and Brandon Lyon for Ben Francisco, Francisco Cordero, Asher Wojciechowski, Joe Musgrove, David Collins and Carlos Perez

  • Jan 17 2012

    Signed a 1 year $3.25 million contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Feb 9 2011

    Signed a 1 year $474k contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Jul 29 2010

    Traded to Houston (HOU) from Philadelphia (PHI) with Jonathan Villar and Anthony Gose for Roy Oswalt and cash considerations

  • Feb 11 2010

    Signed a 1 year $470k contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Mar 3 2009

    Signed a 1 year $405k contract with Houston (HOU)

  • Jun 24 2004

    Drafted by Philadelphia (PHI): Round 3 (#92 overall)

  • Jun 10 2004

    Signed a contract with Philadelphia (PHI)