Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2020 season).

Jim Crane Owner
2011 -

  • Jim Crane, 2011 -
    • a group led by Houston businessman Jim Crane purchased the Astros from Drayton McLane for $680M in 2011
    • the deal included a 60 percent share in the Houston Regional Sports Network and a $70M rebate for agreeing to move the club to the AL
  • Drayton McLane, 1993-2011
    • Texas businessman Drayton McLane bought the franchise from John McMullen for $117M in 1993
  • John McMullen, 1979-1993
    • shipbuilding magnate and NY Yankees minority owner John McMullen purchased a 33 percent stake in the Astros for $19M and led a partnership group that bought control of the team
  • Ford Motor Credit Company & GE Credit Company, 1975-79
    • GE Credit & Ford Motor Credit took the club into receivership in 1975 with GE exiting with proceeds from the 1978 sale of Astroworld
  • Roy Hofheinz, 1962-1975
    • Houston Sports Association, led by Judge Roy Hofheinz and oilman Bob Smith, paid a franchise fee of $1.85M for the rights to Houston’s 1962 NL expansion club
    • Hofheinz purchased Smith’s share of the club for $7.5M in 1967
  • Forbes magazine valued the Astros at $1.87 billion in April, 2021.

ASTROS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2021 $187,648,656 ( 5) $                    (  ) $206,980,710 ( 3)
2020 $ 76,971,626 ( 3) $  81,422,510 ( 4) $224,319,004 ( 2)
2019 $158,053,000 ( 9) $169,831,987 ( 8) $203,750,149 ( 5)
2018 $160,393,900 ( 9) $163,824,115 ( 9) $187,386,304 ( 7)
2017 $124,343,900 (17) $134,076,102 (18) $140,475,350 (19)
2016 $ 96,893,700 (21) $103,697,860 (21) $124,363,133 (18)
2015 $ 72,464,200 (29) $ 82,395,216 (27) $ 95,778,605 (29)
2014 $ 50,485,800 (29) $ 54,689,189 (29) $ 64,319,960 (30)
2013 $ 26,105,600 (30) $ 29,270,160 (30) $ 39,210,733 (30)
2012 $ 60,799,000 (27) $ 63,941,672 (27) $ 72,265,379 (30)
2011 $ 76,969,000 (19) $ 81,139,621 (20)
2010 $ 92,605,500 (13) $ 90,119,188 (15)
2009 $102,996,414 ( 9) $108,059,086 ( 9)
2008 $ 88,930,414 (14) $100,189,948 (12)
2007 $ 87,759,000 (12) $ 97,213,020 (13)
2006 $ 92,551,503 ( 7) $107,659,635 ( 4)
2005 $ 76,779,000 (12) $ 76,186,763 (12)
2004 $ 75,397,000 (12) $ 81,903,157 (10)
2003 $ 71,040,000 (14) $ 79,946,964 (14)
2002 $ 63,448,417 (14) $ 65,412,960 (14)
2001 $ 60,897,667 (17) $ 66,443,169 (16)
2000 $ 52,400,000 (18) $ 50,145,545 (20)
  • Opening Day payrolls compiled by Baseball Prospectus include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on the active 25/26-man roster and injured list. Deferred payments and performance and award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End 40-man roster payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned performance and award bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.
  • Year End Competitive Balance Tax payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include average annual value of contracts, earned bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions, buyouts of unexercised options, and health and pension benefits. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

James Click General Manager
2020 -

  • 2020 -
    • hired by Houston as General Manager 2/3/20, replacing Jeff Luhnow
    • signed multi-year contract
  • Tampa Bay, 2006-19
    • Vice President, Baseball Operations, 2017-19
  • Assistant GM, Player Development Pete Putila
  • former President, Baseball Operation Jeff Luhnow
    • 5 years (2019-23)
      • promoted to President, Baseball Operations, signed extension with Houston 6/18/18
      • fired by Houston 1/13/20
    • 2012 -
      • hired by Houston as General Manager 12/8/11
      • signed extension with Houston after the 2013 season

Dusty Baker Manager
1 year (2020), plus 2021 option

  • 1 year (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • hired by Houston as manager 1/29/20, replacing A.J. Hinch
    • Houston exercised 2021 option 7/28/20
  • Washington, 2016-17
    • 2 years/$4M (2016-17)
      • hired by Washington 11/3/15
  • Cincinnati, 2008-13
    • 2 years (2013-14)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/15/12
      • annual salaries of about $3.5M
      • fired by Cincinnati 10/4/13
    • 2 years (2011-12)
      • signed extension with Cincinnati 10/4/10
    • 3 years/about $10.5M (2008-10)
      • hired by Cincinnati 10/12/07, replacing Pete Mackanin
  • Chicago Cubs, 2003-06
    • 4 years/$15M (2003-06) (04: $3.25M), hired 11/02
    • Cubs announced Baker would not return for 2007 9/06
  • San Francisco, 1993-2002
    • 2 years/$5.25M (2001-02)
  • former manager A.J. Hinch
    • 4 years (2019-22)
      • signed extension with Houston 8/29/18
      • fired by Houston 1/13/20
    • 1 year (2018), plus 2019 club option
      • signed extension as manager with Houston after 2015 season
    • 3 years (2015-17), plus 2018 club option
      • hired by Houston as manager 9/29/14, replacing Tom Lawless
  • former manager Bo Porter
    • hired by Houston as manager 9/27/12, signing a multi-year contract
    • replaced interim manager Tony Defrancesco
    • fired by Houston 9/1/14, with Tom Lawless serving as interim manager from 9/1/14 to 9/28/14
  • former manager Brad Mills
    • hired by Houston 10/27/09, 2 years (2010-11), 2012 club option
    • Houston exercised 2012 option and added 2013 club option 10/8/10
    • fired by Houston 8/18/12, with Tony DeFrancesco serving as interim manager 8/19/12 – 9/27/12

 

Zack Greinke rhp
6 years/$206.5M (2016-21)

  • 6 years/$206.5M (2016-21)
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/9/15
    • $18M signing bonus (paid in $3M installments each 5/31, 2016-21)
    • 16:$31M, 17:$31M, 18:$31M, 19:$31.5M, 20:$32M, 21:$32M
    • total of $62.5M in salary is deferred ($10M each in 2016-18, $10.5M in 2019, $11M each in 2020-21), to be paid in five installments of $12.5M each 11/1, 2022-26
    • under MLB calculation, deferrals reduce the present-day value of the contract to $193,849,298
    • assignment bonus: $2M if traded
    • limited no-trade protection: may block trades to 15 clubs (Baltimore, Boston, Cincinnati, Colorado, Detroit, LA Angels, LA Dodgers, Minnesota, NY Yankees, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, St. Louis, Toronto as of 11/18)
    • perks: four premium season tickets (two paid for by Greinke), hotel suite on road trips
    • at signing, highest average annual value in MLB history
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Arizona 7/31/19 with Diamondbacks paying Astros $26M as part of the deal ($2M assignment bonus on 11/1/19, $3,333,334 on 10/15/19 and $10,333,333 each on 7/1/2020 and 7/1/2021
  • 6 years/$147M (2013-18)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 12/10/12
    • $12M signing bonus (paid in multiple installments, 12/2012 – 2/2014)
    • 13:$17M, 14:$24M, 15:$23M, 16:$24M, 17:$23M, 18:$24M
    • Greinke may opt out of contract after 2015 season
    • if traded, Greinke receives $3M assignment bonus and may opt out of the contract at season’s end
    • 2018 salary increases by $2M with 1,000 innings in 2013-17
    • with Cy Young award, salary for following season increases by $1M ($500,000 increase with 2-5 finish in Cy Young vote)
    • with 2018 Cy Young, Greinke receives a $1M award bonus ($500,000 award bonus with 2-5 finish in 2018 Cy Young vote)
    • perks: may purchase four premium tickets for home games
    • Greinke exercised right to opt out of contract 11/4/15
    • LA Dodgers made qualifying offer to Greinke 11/6/15
  • 4 years/$38M (2009-12)
    • signed extension with Kansas City 1/26/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.4M-$3.4M)
    • 09:$3.75M, 10:$7.25M, 11:$13.5M, 12:$13.5M
    • limited no-trade protection:
      • may block deals to 20 clubs in 2009, 2010
      • may block deals to 15 clubs in 2011
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for Gold Glove, All Star, LCS MVP. $100,000 for WS MVP; $100,000 for Cy Young ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place). $100,000 for MVP ($50,000 for 2nd-5th place)
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Kansas City 12/19/10
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 7/27/12
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2008)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/7/08 (avoided arbitration, $1.8M-$1.15M)
    • performance bonuses: $25,000 each 160, 175, 190 IP. $50,000 for 215 IP
  • 1 year/$407,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/07
  • 1 year/$365,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by Kansas City 2/06
  • 1 year/$330,500 (2005)
    • renewed by Kansas City 3/05
  • drafted by Kansas City 2002 (1-6) (Apopka High School, Fla.)
  • $2.475M signing bonus
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports (previously CAA and SFX)
  • ML service: 16.057

Justin Verlander rhp
2 years/$66M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$66M (2020-21)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/24/19
    • 20:$33M, 21:$33M
    • award bonuses: $200,000 for Cy Young ($175,000 for second place in vote, $150,000 for third, $125,000 for fourth, $100,000 for fifth). $100,000 for WS MVP. $75,000 each All Star, Gold Glove, LCS MVP
    • full no-trade protection
    • at signing, highest-ever average annual value for a pitcher
  • 7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 vesting option
    • signed extension with Detroit 3/29/13
    • replaced final two years of previous deal
    • 13:$20M, 14:$20M, 15:$28M, 16:$28M, 17:$28M, 18:$28M, 19:$28M, 20:$22M vesting option
    • 2020 option guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2019 Cy Young vote 
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All-Star selection
    • no-trade protection
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Detroit 8/31/17 with $60,743,169 remaining on contract
    • as part of the trade, Tigers to pay Astros $17,355,191 ($1,355,191 on 10/15/17, $8M on 6/15/18 and $8M on 6/15/19)
    • Verlander retains full no-trade protection and agreed to waive 2020 vesting option
  • 5 years/$80M (2010-14)
    • signed extension with Detroit 2/4/10 (avoided arbitration, $9.5M-$6.9M)
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 10:$6.75M, 11:$12.75M, 12:$20M, 13:$20M, 14:$20M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M for Cy Young
  • 1 year/$3.675M (2009)
    • re-signed by Detroit 2/3/09 (avoided arbitration, $4.15M-$3.2M)
  • 5 years/$4.45M (2005-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 10/04
    • $3.15M signing bonus (paid between 1/05 and 7/09)
    • 05:$100,000, 06:$150,000, 07:$200,000, 08:$250,000, 09:$600,000
    • in Major Leagues, salaries increase to:
      • 05:$0.316M, 06:$0.35M, 07:$0.4M, 08:$0.5M
    • bonuses may increase total package to $5.6M
    • if eligible for arbitration, Verlander may void remaining years of contract and go to arbitration
  • drafted by Detroit 2004 (1-2) (Old Dominion)
  • agents: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 15.002

Jose Altuve 2b
7 years/$163.5M (2018-24)

  • 7 years/$163.5M (2018-24)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/19/18
    • $21M signing bonus (paid $1M upon MLB approval of contract and $10M each 7/1/18 and 7/1/19)
    • 18:$6M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$26M, 21:$26M, 22:$26M, 23:$26M, 24:$26M
    • for 2021-24, salaries for remaining seasons increase by $3M with MVP award, $2M with second-place finish in MVP vote, $1M with third-place finish in MVP vote
    • full no-trade protection
    • perks: suite on road, premium stadium seats
  • 4 years/$12.5M (2014-17), plus 2018-19 club options
    • signed extension with Houston 7/13/13
    • $0.75M signing bonus (paid within 60 days of approval)
    • 14:$1.25M, 15:$2.5M, 16:$3.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$6M club option, 19:$6.5M club option
    • award bonuses, including $25,000 for All-Star selection
    • Houston exercised 2018 option 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$505,700 (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$483,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Houston 7/19/11
  • signed by Houston 2008 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Boras Corp. (replaced Octagon 7/16)
  • ML service: 9.072

Michael Brantley lf
2 years/$32M (2021-22)

  • 2 years/$32M (2021-22)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 1/21/21
  • 2 years/$32M (2019-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/18/18
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 19:$15M, 20:$15M
    • award bonuses, including top 5 in MVP vote, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star
  • 4 years/$25M (2014-17), plus 2018 club option
    • signed extension with Cleveland 2/10/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.8M-$2.7M)
    • $3.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1.5M, 15:$5M, 16:$6.5M, 17:$7.5M, 18:$11M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2017 salary increases by $1M with 1-5 finish in 2014-16 MVP vote or by $0.5M with 6-10 finish in 2014-16 MVP vote
    • 2018 option increases by $1M with 1-5 finish in 2014-17 MVP vote or by $500,000 with 6-10 finish in 2014-17 MVP vote
    • award bonuses, including $0.1M for All Star
    • Cleveland exercised 2018 option at $11.5M 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$526,900 (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/7/13
  • 1 year/$495,300 (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/3/12
  • 1 year/$421,800 (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
  • 1 year/$400,800 (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 9/1/09
  • acquired in trade from Milwaukee 10/08
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2005 (7-205) (Ft. Pierce Central HS, Fla.)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 10.131

Alex Bregman 3b
5 years/$100M (2020-24)

  • 5 years/$100M (2020-24)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/22/19
    • $10M signing bonus
    • 20:$11M, 21:$11M, 22:$11M, 23:$28.5M, 24:$28.5M
    • 2023-24 salaries increase based on MVP vote:
      • $1.5M for winning MVP in 2020-22 ($750,000 for second place in vote, $500,000 for third)
      • $2M for winning 2020 and 2021 MVP awards
      • 2024 salary increases $2M with MVP awards in 1) 2021 or 2022, and 2) MVP award in 2023
    • limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 10 clubs in 2023-24)
  • 1 year/$640,500 (2019)
    • renewed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year/$599,000 (2018)
    • renewed by Houston 3/18 (split contract, $269,700 in minors)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Houston 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$539,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/25/16
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-2) (LSU)
  • $5.9M signing bonus ($7.4201M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 4.070

Carlos Correa ss
1 year/$11.7M (2021)

  • 1 year/$11.7M (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/6/21 (avoided arbitration, $12.5M-$9.75M)
  • 1 year/$8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5M (2019)
    • won arbitration case with Houston 2/5/19 ($5M-$4.25M)
  • 1 year/$1M (2018)
    • renewed by Houston 3/18 (split contract, $0.2675M in minors)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Houston 3/2/17
  • 1 year/$516,700 (2016)
    • renewed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1-1) (Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, Gurabo, P.R.)
  • $4.8M signing bonus ($7.2M slot)
  • agent: William Morris Endeavor
  • ML service: 5.119

Jake Odorizzi rhp
2 years/$20.25M (2021-22), plus 2023 option

  • 2 years/$20.25M (2021-22), plus 2023 player option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 3/8/21
    • $6M signing bonus
    • 21:$6M, 22:$5M, 23:$6.5M player option ($3.25M buyout)
    • 2021-22 performance may increase 2023 option to $12.5M and buyout to $6.25M
    • 2022 performance bonuses: $500,000 for 100 innings pitched. $1M each for 110, 120, 130, 140, 150 IP. $1.25M for 160 IP.
  • 1 year/$17.8M (2020)
    • re-signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/14/19 (Odorizzi accepted qualifying offer)
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • Minnesota made $17.8M qualifying offer 11/4/19
  • 1 year/$6.3M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/15/18 ($6.3M-$6.05M)
    • acquired by Minnesota in trade from Tampa Bay 2/17/18
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Tampa Bay 2/14/17 ($4.1-$3.825M)
  • 1 year/$520,700 (2016)
    • renewed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$522,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/8/15
  • 1 year/$503,100 (2014)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Kansas City 9/16/12
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Kansas City 12/9/12
  • acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/19/10
  • drafted by Milwaukee 2008 (1s-32) (Highland HS, Ill.)
  • signed 6/08, $1.06M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 7.042

Ryan Pressly rhp
3 years/$20.4M (2019-21), plus 2022 option

  • 3 years/$20.4M (2019-21), plus 2022 club option
    • signed by extension with Houston 3/20/19
    • 19:$2.9M, 20:$8.75M, 21:$8.75M, 22:$7M club option
    • 2022 club option increases to:
      • $8M with 30-34 games in 2021, or
      • $9M with 35-39 games in 2021, or
      • $10M with 40 or more games in 2021
    • 2022 option guaranteed at $10M with 60 games each in 2020-21
    • replaced 1 year/$2.9M deal signed 1/11/19, avoiding arbitration
  • 1 year/$1.6M (2018)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Minnesota 7/27/18 with $559,140 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.175M (2017)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/2/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 3/3/15
  • 1 year/$511,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • selected by Minnesota from Boston in Rule 5 Draft 12/6/12
    • signed by Minnesota 2/21/13
  • drafted by Boston 2007 (11-354) (Marcus HS, Flower Mound, Texas)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 7.039

Yulieski Gurriel 1b
1 year/$7M (2021), plus 2022 option

  • 1 year/$7M (2021), plus 2022 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 9/29/20
    • 21:$6.5M, 22:$8M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $250,000 each for 300, 350 PA. $350,000 each for 400, 450 PA. $400,000 each for 500, 550 PA.
    • award bonuses: $50,000 each for LCS MVP, All Star, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove. $100,000 for WS MVP. $200,000 for league MVP ($100,000 for second place in vote, $50,000 for third).
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2020)
    • signed re-worked contract with Houston 11/18/19, with Gurriel choosing not to exercise his right to opt into arbitration and receiving a $300,000 raise for 2020
    • for tax purposes, Gurriel’s salary is increased by $1.5M to account for the fact Gurriel was actually paid $39.5M in 2016-19 (for an AAV of $9.875) while Houston was charged only $38M ($9.5M AAV)
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 for WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All Star, LCS MVP.
  • 5 years/$47.5M (2016-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 7/16/16
    • $2M signing bonus if Gurriel obtains work visa in 2016 season
    • 16:$1.5M, 17:$14M, 18:$12M, 19:$10M, 20:$8M
    • contract does not include no-trade protection.
    • one-time right to opt in to arbitration once eligible
    • may become a free agent after 2020 season
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for MVP ($50,000 for second in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 for WS MVP. $25,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, All-Star, LCS MVP.
  • agent: Magnus Sports (previously Adam Katz)
  • ML service: 4.043

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
1 year/$6.5M (2021)
5 years/$85M (2022-26)

  • 5 years/$85M (2022-26)
    • signed extension with Houston 3/24/21
    • $3.5M signing bonus, paid within 30 days of MLB approval
    • 22:$15.25M, 23:$15.25M, 24:$17M, 25:$17M, 26:$17M
    • limited no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$6.5M (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/13/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$548,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,700 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/18/15
  • drafted by Houston 2012 (1s-41) (Jesuit HS, Tampa)
  • $2.5M signing bonus ($1.2587M slot)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.140

Pedro Baez rhp
2 years/$12.5M (2021-22), plus option

  • 2 years/$12.5M (2021-22), plus 2023 club option
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/14/21
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 21:$4.5M, 22:$5.5M, 23:$7.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2022 salary increases $250,000 each with 30, 40, 50, 60 innings pitched in 2021
    • 2023 option and buyout increase by $500,000 each to $8M and $2.5M respectively with 100 games or innings in 2021-22 combined
  • 1 year/$4M (2020)
    • won arbitration with LA Dodgers 2/12/20 ($4M-$3.5M)
  • 1 year/$2.1M (2019)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$550,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/17
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2015)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 10/13 (minor-league contract)
    • contract purchased by LA Dodgers 11/20/13
    • re-signed by LA Dodgers 3/2/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed as pitcher by LA Dodgers 10/13 (minor-league contract)
  • signed as infielder by LA Dodgers 2007 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • agent: Kelvin Nova
  • ML service: 6.059

Joe Smith rhp
2 years/$8M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$8M (2020-21)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/16/19
    • placed on restricted list 7/14/20 (opted out of 2020 season)
    • 20:$4M, 21:$4M
  • 2 years/$15M (2018-19)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/14/17
    • 18:$7M, 19:$8M
  • 1 year/$3M (2017)
    • signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/7/17
    • may earn additional $0.5M in performance bonus
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 7/31/17 with $1,016,393 remaining on contract
  • 3 years/$15.75M (2014-16)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 11/13
    • 14:$5.25M, 15:$5.25M, 16:$5.25M
    • performance bonuses: may earn additional $0.25M annually based on games finished
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from LA Angels 8/1/16 with $1,778,689 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.15M (2013)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.87M (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 12/2/10 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$427,500 (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year/$427,500 (2009)
    • acquired by Cleveland in three-way trade from NY Mets 12/10/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09 ($238,800 in minors)
  • 1 year/$398,000 (2008)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/4/08
  • 1 year/$380,000 (2007)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 3/07
  • drafted by NY Mets 2006 (3-94) (Wright St.)
  • $410,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 12.091

Martin Maldonado c
2 years/$7M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$7M (2020-21)
    • re-signed by Houston as a free agent 12/23/19
    • 20:$3.5M, 21:$3.5M
    • award bonuses: $50,000 for All Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $75,000 for WS MVP.  $100,000 for MVP ($75,000 for second place in vote, $50,000 for third)
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2019)
    • signed by Kansas City as a free agent 3/11/19
    • may earn $1.4M in performance bonuses based on games caught
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Kansas City 7/15/19 with $1,021,505 remaining on contract
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago Cubs 7/31/19 with $806,452 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2018)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Angels 7/26/18 with $1,383,871 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1.725M (2017)
    • re-signed by LA Angels 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$1.95M (2015-16)
    • signed extension with Milwaukee 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • $50,000 signing bonus
    • 15:$0.8M, 16:$1.1M
    • acquired by LA Angels in trade from Milwaukee 12/13/16
  • 1 year/$502,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14
  • 1 year/$494,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 1/26/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 2/20/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Milwaukee 11/2/10
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11
  • signed by Milwaukee 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • drafted by LA Angels 2004 (27-803) (Nunez HS, Naguabo, Puerto Rico)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 8.156

Jason Castro c
2 years/$7M (2021-22)

  • 2 years/$7M (2021-22)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/21/21
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 21:$2.5M, 22:$2.5M
    • 2022 salary increases $250,000 for each 10 games caught in 2021
  • 1 year/$6.85M (2020)
    • signed by LA Angels as a free agent 1/7/20
    • assignment bonus: $250,000, to be paid by acquiring club
    • acquired by San Diego in trade from LA Angels 8/30/20
  • 3 years/$24.5M (2017-19)
    • signed by Minnesota as a free agent 11/30/16
    • 17:$8.5M, 18:$8M, 19:$8M
  • 1 year/$5M (2016)
    • lost arbitration with Houston 2/9/16 ($5.25M-$5M)
  • 1 year/$4M (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.45M (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$496,600 (2013)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year/$486,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/18/12
  • 1 year/$421,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Houston 2/16/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • contract purchased by Houston 6/22/10
  • drafted by Houston 2008 (1-10) (Stanford)
  • signed 7/08, $2.07M signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 10.104

Aledmys Diaz ss
1 year/$3M (2021)

  • 1 year/$3M (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/15/21 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.6M (2020)
    • won arbitration with Houston 2/19/20 ($2.6M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year/$2M (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 11/17/18
  • 4 years/$8M (2014-17)
    • signed by St. Louis as an amateur free agent from Cuba (via Mexico) 3/9/14
    • $2M signing bonus
    • 14:$500,000, 15:$1.5M, 16:$2M, 17:$2M
    • DFA by St. Louis 7/8/15, sent outright to Triple-A 7/10/15
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/15
    • acquired by Toronto in trade from St. Louis 12/1/17
  • agent: Jaime Torres
  • ML service: 4.100

Brooks Raley rhp
1 year/$1M (2020), plus 2021 club option

  • 1 year (2020), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by Cincinnati 1/7/20 (minor-league contract)
    • 20: salary of $1M in majors, 21:$2M club option
    • contract selected by Cincinnati 7/19/20
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 8/10/20 after being DFA by Cincinnati 8/6/20
    • Houston exercised 2021 option 11/1/20
  • 2015-19: Lotte of Korea
  • 1 year (2014)
    • claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Chicago Cubs 2/12/14
    • signed by Minnesota 2/28/14
    • claimed off waivers by LA Angels 5/8/14 after being DFA by Minnesota. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Angels 6/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 8/7/12
  • drafted by Chicago Cubs 2009 (6-200) (Texas A&M)
  • $900,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Vanguard
  • ML service: 1.045

Ryne Stanek rhp
1 year/$1.1M (2021)

  • 1 year/$1.1M (2021)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/7/21
  • 1 year/$604,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/20
    • non-tendered by Miami 12/2/20
  • 1 year/$564,200 (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
    • acquired by Miami in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (1-29) (Arkansas)
  • $1.7558M signing bonus ($1.7583M slot)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 3.038

Framber Valdez lhp
1 year/$637,300 (2021)

  • 1 year/$637,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$582,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year/$566,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/21/18
  • signed by Houston 3/18/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.163

Kyle Tucker of
1 year/$624,300 (2021)

  • 1 year/$624,300 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/7/18
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (1-5) (Plant HS, Tampa)
  • $4M signing bonus ($4.1887M slot)
  • agent: Excel
  • ML service: 1.079

Cristian Javier rhp
1 year/$620,400 (2021)

  • 1 year/$620,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$568,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 3/18/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $10,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

Austin Pruitt rhp
1 year/$617,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$617,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 12/2/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$584,900 (2020)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Tampa Bay 1/10/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/18/16
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/17
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2013 (9-278) (Houston)
  • $5,000 signing bonus ($142,200 slot)
  • ML service: 2.125

Yordan Alvarez 1b-of
1 year/$609,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$609,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$607,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/9/19
  • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Dodgers 8/1/16
  • signed by LA Dodgers 6/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2M signing bonus
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 1.113

Jose Urquidy rhp
1 year/$604,200 (2021)

  • 1 year/$604,200 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$574,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/2/19
  • signed by Houston 3/2/15 as a free agent from Mexico
  • agent: Full Circle
  • ML service: 1.049

Josh James rhp
1 year/$602,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$602,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$590,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year/$556,800 (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/1/18
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (34-1,006) (Western Oklahoma State College)
  • agent: CAA Sports
  • ML service: 2.030

Andre Scrubb rhp
1 year/$601,600 (2021)

  • 1 year/$601,600 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/28/20
  • acquired by Houston in trade from LA Dodgers 7/25/19
  • drafted by LA Dodgers 2016 (8-251) (High Point)
  • $122,500 signing bonus ($175,100 slot)
  • ML service: 1.000

Blake Taylor lhp
1 year/$599,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$599,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by NY Mets 12/4/19
    • acquired by Houston in trade from NY Mets 12/5/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • acquired by NY Mets in trade from Pittsburgh 6/15/14
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2013 (2-51) (Dana Hills HS, Dana Point, Calif.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($1.0654M slot)
  • agent: SSG Baseball
  • ML service: 1.000

Brandon Bielak rhp
1 year/$599,000 (2021)

  • 1 year/$599,000 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/27/20
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (11-331) (Notre Dame)
  • $150,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 1.000

Enoli Paredes rhp
1 year/$596,900 (2021)

  • 1 year/$596,900 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$563,500 (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 10/15/15 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 1.000

Myles Straw cf
1 year/$590,400 (2021)

  • 1 year/$590,400 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$571,300 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/15/18
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (12-349) (St. John’s River JC. Fla.)
  • $100,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Frontline
  • ML service: 1.112

Robel Garcia 2b
1 year/$580,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$580,500 (2021)
    • claimed by LA Angels off waivers 2/3/21 after being DFA by NY Mets 2/1/21
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 2/27/21 after being DFA by LA Angels 2/25/21
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/20
    • claimed by Cincinnati off waivers 7/26/20 after being DFA by Chicago Cubs 7/23/20
    • claimed by NY Mets off waivers from Cincinnati 10/26/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Chicago Cubs 7/3/19
  • 2014: released by Cleveland 3/28/14
  • signed by Cleveland 2/2/10 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.061

Luis Garcia rhp
1 year/$580,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$580,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/29/20
  • signed by Houston 7/2/17 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: Topline
  • ML service: 0.083

Bryan Abreu rhp
1 year/$574,100 (2021)

  • 1 year/$574,100 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$567,200 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • signed by Houston 11/11/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.064

Chas McCormick rf
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 9/29/20
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (21-631) (Millersville University, Pa.)
  • ML service: 0.000

Kent Emanuel lhp
1 year/$570,500 (2021)

  • 1 year/$570,500 (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/4/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
    • placed on restricted list 8/6/20 (80-game suspension, PED violation)
  • drafted by Houston 2013 (3-74) (North Carolina)
  • $747,700 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.000

Tyler Ivey rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (3-91) (Rockwall-Heath HS, Heath, Texas)
  • $450,000 signing bonus ($597,800 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Taylor Jones 1b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (19-577) (Gonzaga)
  • ML service: 0.042

Freudis Nova ss-3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Nivaldo Rodriguez rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/19
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • signed by Houston 6/13/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 0.056

Jairo Solis rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $450,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Peter Solomon rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • drafted by Houston 2017 (4-121) (Notre Dame)
  • $420,000 signing bonus ($437,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Garrett Stubbs c
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$565,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (8-229) (USC)
  • $100,000 signing bonus ($176,000 slot)
  • ML service: 1.024

Abraham Toro 3b
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • 1 year/$573,700 (2020)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 8/22/19
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (5-157) (Seminole State JC, Okla.)
  • $250,000 signing bonus ($344,300 slot)
  • ML service: 1.039

Forrest Whitley rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/20
    • re-signed by Houston 3/21
  • suspended 50 games 2/21/18 (violation of drug prevention policy)
  • drafted by Houston 2016 (1-17) (Alamo Heights HS, San Antonio)
  • $3.148M signing bonus ($2.5042M slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor Leagues

Colin Barber of
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (4-136) (Pleasant Valley HS, Chico, Calif.)
  • $1M signing bonus ($410,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Hunter Brown rhp
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (5-166) (Wayne State)
  • $325,000 signing bonus ($306,800 slot)
  • ML service:

Grae Kessinger ss
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (2-68) (Mississippi)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($953,100 slot)
  • ML service:

Korey Lee c
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2019 (1-32) (Cal)
  • $1.75M signing bonus ($2,257,300 slot)
  • ML service:

Francis Martes rhp
2021

  • 2020
    • suspended 162 games without pay, placed on restricted list 2/17/20 (second violation of PED policy)
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
    • suspended 80 games 3/13/19 (violation of MLB PED policy)
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by Houston 6/8/17
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • signed by Miami 11/2/12 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $78,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.116 (through 2019)

Jeremy Pena ss
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2018 (3-102) (Maine)
  • $535,000 signing bonus ($549,700 slot)
  • ML service:

Jose Alberto Rivera rhp
1 year (2021)

  • 1 year (2021)
    • selected by LA Angels from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/10/20
    • re-signed by LA Angels 3/21
    • returned by LA Angels to Houston 3/24/21
  • signed by Houston 10/19/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • ML service: 0.000

Alex Santos rhp
2021

  • drafted by Houston 2020 (2-72) (Mount St. Michael Academy, Bronx, N.Y.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus ($870,700 slot)
  • ML service: