Cole Hamels
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#17 overall), 2002
Experience: 13.143 Years
Contract: 6 yr(s) / $144,000,000 Signing Bonus $6,000,000 Average Salary$24,000,000 Free Agent:2020 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
2013 Contract details by year 29 $19,500,000 $1,000,000 $20,500,000
2014 Contract details by year 30 $22,500,000 $1,000,000 $23,500,000
2015 Contract details by year 31 $8,360,655 - $8,360,655
2016 Contract details by year 32 $22,500,000 - $22,500,000
2017 Contract details by year 33 $22,500,000 - $22,500,000
2018 Contract details by year 34 $22,500,000 - $22,500,000
2019 Contract details by year 35 $20,000,000 - $20,000,000
2020 Free Agent Year 36 UFA  
Contract Notes:
  • 2019 Option includes $6 million buyout (paid by the Rangers)
  • 2019 option guaranteed if Hamels 1) has 400 IP in 2017-18, including 200 IP in 2018, and 2) is not on the disabled list with a shoulder or elbow injury at the end of the 2018 season
  • limited no-trade protection
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2002 Player Cash Earnings - $2,000,000 - $2,000,000
2006 Player Cash Earnings $327,000 - - $327,000
2007 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
2008 Player Cash Earnings $500,000 - - $500,000
2009 Player Cash Earnings $4,350,000 - - $4,350,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $6,650,000 - - $6,650,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $9,500,000 - - $9,550,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $19,500,000 $6,000,000 - $25,500,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $8,360,655 - - $8,360,655
2015 Player Cash Earnings $14,139,345 - - $14,139,345
2016 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $22,500,000 - - $22,500,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,096,774 - - $2,096,774
2018 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $17,903,226 - - $17,903,225
2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
16 seasons $188,727,000 $8,000,000 - $196,776,999

Cap Hit

AAV

Cash

  • Nov 2 2018

    Chicago (CHC) exercised a $20 million club option for 2019

  • Jul 27 2018

    Traded to Chicago (CHC) from Texas (TEX) with $8,096,774 for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy and Alexander Ovalles

  • Jul 29 2015

    Traded to Texas (TEX) from Philadelphia (PHI) with Jake Diekman and $9.5M for Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, Jerad Eickhoff, Jorge Alfaro, Nick Williams and Matt Harrison

  • Jul 25 2012

    Signed a 6 year $144 million extension with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Jan 17 2012

    Signed a 1 year $15 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Jan 18 2009

    Signed a 3 year $20.5 million contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Mar 3 2008

    Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Feb 15 2007

    Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Aug 23 2002

    Signed a contract with Philadelphia (PHI)

  • Jun 24 2002

    Drafted by Philadelphia (PHI): Round 1 (#17 overall)