Houston Astros

Service time in years & days (through 2018 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 $1.775 billion in April, 2019.
ASTROS PAYROLLS
Year 25-man Opening Day 40-man Year End (rank)
2019 $158,053,000 $000,000,000 (00)
2018 $160,393,900 $187,386,304 ( 7)
2017 $124,343,900 $140,475,350 (19)
2016 $ 96,893,700 $124,363,133 (18)
2015 $ 72,464,200 $ 82,395,216 (27)
2014 $ 50,485,800 $ 54,689,189 (29)
2013 $ 26,105,600 $ 29,270,160 (30)
2012 $ 60,799,000 $ 63,941,672 (27)
2011 $ 76,969,000 $ 81,139,621 (20)
2010 $ 92,605,500 $ 90,119,188 (15)
2009 $102,996,414 $108,059,086 ( 9)
2008 $ 88,930,414 $100,189,948 (12)
2007 $ 87,759,000 $ 97,213,020 (13)
2006 $ 92,551,503 $107,659,635 ( 4)
2005 $ 76,779,000 $ 76,186,763 (12)
2004 $ 75,397,000 $ 81,903,157 (10)
2003 $ 71,040,000 $ 79,946,964 (14)
2002 $ 63,448,417 $ 65,412,960 (14)
2001 $ 60,897,667 $ 66,443,169 (16)
2000 $ 52,400,000 $ 50,145,545 (20)
  • Opening Day payrolls include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on active roster and disabled list, as well as guaranteed salaries to be earned that season by players no longer on the roster. Deferred payments and performance or award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End payrolls compiled by Major League Baseball include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned incentive bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions and buyouts of unexercised options. Deferred salaries may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

Jeff Luhnow President, Baseball Operations
5 years (2019-23)

  • 5 years (2019-23)
    • promoted to President, Baseball Operations, signed extension with Houston 6/18/18
  • 2012 -
    • hired by Houston as General Manager 12/8/11
    • signed extension with Houston after the 2013 season
  • St. Louis, 2003-2011
  • Special Assistant to the GM, Baseball Operations Oz Ocampo
  • Special Assistant to the GM, Player Personnel Kevin Goldstein
  • Director of Player Development Pete Putila
  • Senior Director, Baseball Operations, Research & Innovation Brandon Taubman

A.J. Hinch Manager
4 years (2019-22)

  • 4 years (2019-22)
    • signed extension with Houston 8/29/18
  • 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
  • San Diego, 2010-14
    • VP, assistant GM, 2011-14 (resigned 8/5/14)
    • VP, pro scouting (hired 9/21/10)
  • Arizona, 2006-12
    • 4 years (2009-12)
      • hired by Arizona as manager 5/8/09, replacing Bob Melvin
      • fired by Arizona 7/1/10
    • August, 2006 – May 2009
      • director, player development
  • 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: 14.057

Justin Verlander rhp
7 years/$180M (2013-19), plus 2020 option
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: 13.002

Michael Brantley lf
2 years/$32M (2019-20)

  • 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: 8.131

Gerrit Cole rhp
1 year/$13.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$13.5M (2019)
    • won arbitration case with Houston 2/13/19 ($13.5M-$11.425M)
  • 1 year/$6.75M (2018)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Pittsburgh 1/13/18
  • 1 year/$3.75M (2017)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$548,000 (2016)
    • renewed by Pittsburgh 2/16
  • 1 year/$531,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/4/15
    • award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star (met)
  • 1 year/$512,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Pittsburgh 6/11/13
  • drafted by Pittsburgh 2011 (1-1) (UCLA)
  • $8M signing bonus (up to $9M if he reaches majors by 2013)
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 5.111

Josh Reddick rf
4 years/$52M (2017-20)

  • 4 years/$52M (2017-20)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 11/23/16
    • 17-20: $13M annually
  • 1 year/$6.575M (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by LA Dodgers in trade from Oakland 8/1/16 with $2,227,596 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$4.1M (2015)
    • re-signed by Oakland 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $3.25M-$2M)
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/13
  • 1 year/$485,000 (2012)
    • signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year/$417,500 (2011)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Boston 12/28/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Boston 3/8/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Boston 7/31/09
  • drafted by Boston 2006 (17-523) (Middle Georgia JC)
  • $140,000 signing bonus
  • agents: ACES
  • ML service: 8.050

George Springer rf
2 years/$24M (2018-19)

  • 2 years/$24M (2018-19)
    • signed extension with Houston 2/5/18 (avoided arbitration, $10.5M-$8.5M)
    • 18:$12M, 19:$12M
  • 1 year/$3.9M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$522,400 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$512,900 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/16/14
  • drafted by Houston 2011 (1-11) (Connecticut)
  • $2.525M signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports
  • ML service: 4.166

Yulieski Gurriel 3b-2b
5 years/$47.5M (2016-20)

  • 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: 2.043

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: 7.072

Joe Smith rhp
2 years/$15M (2018-19)

  • 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
  • ML service: 11.091

Roberto Osuna rhp
1 year/$6.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$6.5M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5.3M (2018)
    • lost arbitration with Toronto ($5.8M-$5.3M)
    • placed on restricted list 5/8/18 (assault charge)
    • suspended 75 games (5/8/18-8/5/18) 6/23/18 (violation of MLB domestic violence policy) (lost 89 days’ pay, $2,536,022)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/30/18 with $1,624,193 remaining on contract (to be paid last 57 calendar days of season)
    • reinstated from restricted list 8/5/18
  • 1 year/$552,400 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$516,100 (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2015)
    • contract selected by Toronto 4/5/15
  • signed by Toronto 2011 as an amateur free agent from Mexico
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: GEM Agency
  • ML service: 3.098

Collin McHugh rhp
1 year/$5.8M (2019)

  • 1 year/$5.8M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$5M (2018)
    • won arbitration with Houston 2/15/18 ($5M-$4.55M)
  • 1 year/$3.85M (2017)
    • won arbitration with Houston 2/14/17 ($3.85M-$3.35M)
  • 1 year/$529,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$516,300 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by NY Mets 3/3/13
    • acquired by Colorado in trade 6/19/13 after being DFA by NY Mets 6/16/13 
    • claimed by Houston off waivers 12/18/13 after being DFA by Colorado 12/17/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by NY Mets 8/22/12
  • drafted by NY Mets 2008 (18-554) (Berry, Ga.)
  • agent: Moye Sports
  • ML service: 5.085

Robinson Chirinos c
1 year/$5.75M (2019)

  • 1 year/$5.75M (2019)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/5/18
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2018), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Texas 3/21/17
    • 18:$2.25M, 19:$2.375M club option ($1M buyout)
    • 2019 option may increase based on plate appearances
    • Texas declined 2019 option 11/2/18
  • 1 year/$1.95M (2017)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2016)
    • re-signed by Texas 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$518,290 (2015)
    • re-signed by Texas 3/4/15
  • 1 year/$502,232 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13
    • acquired by Texas in trade 4/8/13 after being DFA by Tampa Bay 3/31/13
  • 1 year/$480,700 (2012)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 10/29/10
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Chicago Cubs 1/7/11
  • signed 2000 by Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • agent: MDR Sports Management
  • ML service: 6.103

Carlos Correa ss
1 year/$5M (2019)

  • 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: GSE Worldwide
  • ML service: 3.119

Wade Miley lhp
1 years/$4.5M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.5M (2019)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 1/31/19
    • performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 starts. $0.1M each for 25, 35, 45, 55, 60 relief appearances
  • 1 year (2018)
    • signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 2/14/18 (minor-league contract with salary of $2.5M in majors)
    • may earn additional $3.2M in performance bonuses based on games started up to 29 GS
    • contract selected by Milwaukee 5/2/18
  • 3 years/$19.25M (2015-17), plus 2018 club option

    • signed extension with Boston 2/5/15 (avoided arbitration, $4.3M-$3.4M)
    • $500,000 signing bonus
    • 15:$3.5M, 16:$6M, 17:$8.75M, 18:$12M club option ($500,000 buyout)
    • 2018 option may increase by $2M to $14M based on performance
    • acquired by Seattle in trade from Boston 12/7/15
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Seattle 7/31/16 with $11,315,573 remaining on contract
    • Baltimore declined 2018 option 11/3/17
  • 1 year/$523,500 (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Arizona 12/12/14
  • 1 year/$500,500 (2013)
    • renewed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$481,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/16/11
  • drafted by Arizona 2008 (1s-43) (Southeastern Louisiana)
  • signed 7/18/08, $877,000 signing bonus
  • agent: O’Connell Sports
  • ML service: 7.025

Hector Rondon rhp
2 years/$8.5M (2018-19)

  • 2 years/$8.5M (2018-19)
    • signed by Houston as a free agent 12/15/17
    • 18:$4M, 19:$4.5M
  • 1 year/$5.8M (2017)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
    • non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/1/17
  • 1 year/$4.2M (2016)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$544,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/5/15
  • 1 year/$514,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/3/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/8/12 (minor-league deal)
    • selected by Chicago Cubs from Cleveland in Rule 5 draft 12/6/12
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Cleveland (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2011)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 2/11
    • DFA by Cleveland 12/6/11, sent outright to Triple-A 12/9/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/10/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Cleveland 11/20/08
    • re-signed by Cleveland 3/9/09
  • signed by Cleveland 8/04 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service: 6.000

Will Harris rhp
1 year/$4.225M (2019)

  • 1 year/$4.225M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 2 years/$5M (2017-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Houston 2/3/17 (avoided arbitration, $2.3M-$1.95M)
    • 17:$2.2M, 18:$2.8M, 19:$5.5M club option
    • 2019 option increases to $6.5M with 15 games finished in 2018, $7.5M with 25 GF in 2018 or $8.5M with 35 GF in 2018
    • award bonuses: $0.1M for Cy Young ($50,000 for second place in vote, $25,000 for third). $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, WS MVP, LCS MVP.
    • Houston declined 2019 option 11/1/18 (now arbitration-eligible)
  • 1 year/$525,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$513,900 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/14
    • claimed by Houston off waivers from Arizona 11/3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/6/13
    • claimed by Oakland off waivers 4/3/13 after being DFA by Colorado 3/29/13 
    • claimed by Arizona off waivers from Oakland 4/6/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 8/11/12
  • drafted by Colorado 2006 (9-258) (LSU)
  • $16,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Gavin Kahn
  • ML service: 5.102

Lance McCullers Jr. rhp
1 year/$4.1M (2019)

  • 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: 3.140

Aaron Sanchez rhp
1 year/$3.9M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3.9M (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $1,258,065 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$2.7M (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • renewed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$517,800 (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/16
  • 1 year/$510,800 (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/15
  • 1 year (2014)
    • contract selected by Toronto 7/22/14
  • drafted by Toronto 2010 (1s-37) (Barstow HS, Calif.)
  • $775,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp. (previously Legacy Agency)
  • ML service: 4.069

Brad Peacock rhp
1 year/$3.11M (2019)

  • 1 year/$3.11M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.44M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$0.5415M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$515,800 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$504,300 (2014)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/6/14
  • 1 year/$490,000 (2013)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Oakland 2/4/13
    • re-signed by Houston 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Oakland 2/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Washington 9/6/11
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Washington 12/22/11
  • drafted by Washington 2006 (41-1,231) (Palm Beach CC, Fla.) (draft-and-follow)
  • $110,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 4.165

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: 5.039

Martin Maldonado c
1 year/$2.5M (2019)

  • 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: 6.156

Jake Marisnick cf
1 year/$2.2125M (2019)

  • 1 year/$2.2125M (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.9M (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/11/18 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$519,500 (2016)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/16
  • 1 year/$511,200 (2015)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/1/14
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Miami 7/31/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by Miami 7/23/13
  • acquired by Miami in trade from Toronto 11/13/12
  • drafted by Toronto 2009 (3-104) (Poly HS, Riverside, Calif.)
  • $1M signing bonus
  • agent: Reynolds Sports
  • ML service: 4.132

Aledmys Diaz ss
1 year/$2M (2018)

  • 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: 2.100

Chris Devenski rhp
1 year/$1.525M (2019), plus 2020 option

  • 1 year/$1.525M (2019), plus 2020 club option

    • re-signed by Houston 2/4/19 (avoided arbitration, $1.65M-$1.4M)
    • 19:$1.525M, 20:$2.625M club option
    • 2020 option increases to $2.725M with 50 or more games in 2019, $2.825M with 60 games in 2019, $2.925M with 68 games in 2019
  • 1 year/$599,200 (2018)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • 1 year/$554,500 (2017)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/17
  • 1 year (2016)
    • contract selected by Houston 4/7/16
  • acquired by Houston in trade from Chicago White Sox 8/3/12
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (25-771) (Cal State Fullerton)
  • agent: MVP Sports
  • ML service: 3.000

Joe Biagini rhp
1 year/$900,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$900,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration)
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Toronto 7/31/19 with $290,323 remaining on contract
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/18
  • 1 year/$543,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • selected by Toronto from San Francisco in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
    • signed by Toronto 3/16
  • drafted by San Francisco 2011 (26-807) (UC Davis)
  • $175,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 2.134

Alex Bregman 3b
1 year/$640,500 (2019)
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: Brodie Scoffield, Tidal Sports Group
  • ML service: 2.070

Josh James rhp
1 year/$566,800 (2019)

  • 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: 0.030

Framber Valdez lhp
1 year/$566,600 (2019)

  • 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: 0.041

Francis Martes rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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

Bryan Abreu rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Yordan Alvarez 1b-of
1 year (2019)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.000

Rogelio Armenteros rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/18
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • signed by Houston as a free agent from Cuba 9/15/14
  • $40,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Dean Deetz rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/17
    • suspended 80 games 1/23/18 (positive PED test)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • drafted by Houston 2014 (11-316) (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC)
  • ML service: 0.027

Jack Mayfield 2b
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 5/27/19
  • signed by Houston 6/17/13 as an amateur free agent (Oklahoma)
  • ML service: 0.000

Cionel Perez lhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Houston 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Houston 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Houston 3/18
  • signed by Houston 12/9/16 as a free agent from Cuba
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.067

Myles Straw cf
1 year (2019)

  • 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
  • ML service: 0.016

Garrett Stubbs c
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Abraham Toro 3b
1 year (2019)

  • 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: 0.000

Kyle Tucker of
1 year (2019)

  • 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)
  • ML service: 0.051

Jose Urquidy rhp
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by Houston 7/2/19
  • signed by Houston 3/2/15 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor Leagues

Riley Ferrell rhp
1 year/$555,000 (2019)

  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • selected by Miami from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
    • returned by Miami to Houston 6/24/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (3-79) (TCU)
  • $1M signing bonus ($765,600 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

Drew Ferguson of
1 year (2019)

  • 1 year (2019)
    • selected by San Francisco from Houston in Rule 5 draft 12/13/18
    • re-signed by San Francisco 3/19
    • DFA by San Francisco 3/21/19, returned by San Francisco to Houston 3/22/19
  • drafted by Houston 2015 (19-559) (Belmont)
  • ML service: 0.000

Dauris Laurenzo ss
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/19 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Korey Lee c
2019

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

Freudis Nova ss-3b
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $1.2M signing bonus
  • ML service:

Jairo Solis rhp
2019

  • signed by Houston 7/2/16 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • ML service:

Forrest Whitley rhp
2019

  • 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: