Stephen Strasburg
Starting Pitcher
Drafted: Round 1 (#1 overall), 2009
Experience: 9.118 Years
College: San Diego State
Contract: 7 yr(s) / $245,000,000 Signing Bonus - Average Salary$35,000,000 Free Agent:2027 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Total Salary
2020 Contract details by year 31 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2021 Contract details by year 32 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2022 Contract details by year 33 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2023 Contract details by year 34 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2024 Contract details by year 35 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2025 Contract details by year 36 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
2026 Contract details by year 37 $35,000,000 $35,000,000
Contract Notes:
  • $80M deferred ($26.6M each of 2027, 2028, 2029)
  • Present day value of contract = $228,945,109
  • Full No Trade Clause
  • Cy Young or MVP: $500,000 ($250,000 for 2nd, $150,000 for 3rd, $100,000 for 4th, $75,000 for 5th)
  • WS MVP: $250,000
  • All Star: $100,000
  • Gold Glove: $100,000
  • Silver Slugger: $100,000
Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2009 Player Cash Earnings $100,000 $2,500,000 - $2,600,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $2,000,000 $2,500,000 - $4,500,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $2,500,000 $2,500,000 - $5,000,000
2012 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,900,000 - - $3,900,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $3,975,000 - - $3,975,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,400,000 - - $7,400,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $10,400,000 $10,000,000 - $20,400,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $6,000,000
10 seasons $68,275,000 $17,500,000 - $86,775,000

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MLB
  • Dec 9 2019

    Signed a 7 year $245 million contract with Washington (WSH)

  • Nov 4 2019

    Washington (WSH) extended a $17.8 million Qualifying Offer

  • Nov 2 2019

    Declined a 4 year $100 million option with Washington (WAS)

  • May 9 2016

    Signed a 7 year $175 million extension with Washington (WAS)

  • Jan 15 2016

    Signed a 1 year $10.4 million contract with Washington (WAS), avoiding arbitration

  • Jan 16 2015

    Signed a 1 year $7.4 million contract with Washington (WAS)

  • Jan 9 2014

    Signed a 1 year $3.975 million contract with Washington (WAS)

  • Aug 17 2009

    Signed a 4 year $15.1 million contract with Washington (WAS)

  • Jun 9 2009

    Drafted by Washington (WAS): Round 1 (#1 overall)