Jason Heyward
Right Field
Drafted: Round 1 (#14 overall), 2007
Experience: 12 Years
College: Henry County HS
Contract: 8 yr(s) / $184,000,000 Signing Bonus $20,000,000 Average Salary$23,000,000 Free Agent:2024 / UFA
Year   Age Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary
2016 Contract details by year 26 $15,000,000 $6,666,666 $21,666,666
2017 Contract details by year 27 $21,500,000 $6,666,666 $28,166,666
2018 Contract details by year 28 $21,500,000 $6,666,667 $28,166,667
2019 Contract details by year 29 $20,000,000 $2,500,000 $22,500,000
2020 Contract details by year 30 $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000
2021 Contract details by year 31 $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000
2022 Contract details by year 32 $22,000,000 $2,500,000 $24,500,000
2023 Contract details by year 33 $22,000,000 $2,500,000 $24,500,000
Contract Notes:
  • Can opt out after the 2018 season
  • If applicable Heyward can opt in after 2019 with 550 PA in that season.
  • Signing Bonus: $20 million (fully deferred at $5M each April 1st from 2024-2027, protected)
  • If an opt-out is exercised, the signing bonus is paid immediately
  • Present day contract valued at $179,885,463 due to deferred bonus
  • Full no trade clause 2016-18
  • Partial no trade clause 2019-20
Year Team Salary Signing Bonus Other Bonus Total Cash
2007 Player Cash Earnings - $1,700,000 - $1,700,000
2010 Player Cash Earnings $400,000 - - $400,000
2011 Player Cash Earnings $496,500 - - $496,500
2012 Player Cash Earnings $565,000 - - $565,000
2013 Player Cash Earnings $3,650,000 - - $3,650,000
2014 Player Cash Earnings $4,500,000 $1,000,000 - $5,500,000
2015 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $7,800,000
2016 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
2017 Player Cash Earnings $21,500,000 - - $21,500,000
2018 Player Cash Earnings $21,500,000 - - $21,500,000
2019 Player Cash Earnings $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000
2020 Player Cash Earnings $7,777,778 - - $7,777,778
2021 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
2022 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000
13 seasons $146,189,278 $2,700,000 - $148,889,278

Cap Hit

#2
Right Field
#2
Chicago Cubs
#28
MLB

AAV

#1
Right Field
#34
MLB

Cash

#1
Right Field
#26
MLB
  • Dec 11 2015

    Signed an 8 year $184 million contract with Chicago (CHC)

  • Nov 6 2015

    Extended a $15.8 million qualiying offer by St. Louis (STL)

  • Nov 17 2014

    Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Atlanta (ATL) with Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins

  • Feb 4 2014

    Signed a 2 year $13.3 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Jan 18 2013

    Signed a 1 year $3.65 million contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Feb 21 2011

    Signed a 1 year $496,500 contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Apr 3 2010

    Signed a 1 year $400k contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Aug 12 2007

    Signed a contract with Atlanta (ATL)

  • Jun 7 2007

    Drafted by Atlanta (ATL): Round 1 (#14 overall)