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2013 Houston Astros

Current and Future Payrolls

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51-111, Finished 5th in AL West (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bo Porter (51-111)
GM: Jeff Luhnow, Farm Dir: Quinton McCracken, Scouting Dir: Mike Elias (milb ?????)
Scored 610 runs, Allowed 848 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 57-105

Ballparks: Minute Maid Park · Attendance: 1,651,883 (13th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 101, Pitching - 103

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2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls

Team Future Payrolls

Buyouts are always shown when years are options ([*] for option details)
Name Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Scott Feldman 31 10 Free Agency 7.091 Matt Brown 3 yrs/$30M (14-16) $12M $10M $8M FA
Jose Altuve 24 4 Amateur Free Agent 2.072 Octagon 4 yrs/$12.5M (14-17) & 18-19 team option $1.25M $2.5M $3.5M $4.5M $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Dexter Fowler 28 7 Traded 4.168 Excel Sports Mgmt 2 yrs/$11.6M (13-14) $7.35M Arb-4 FA
Jon Singleton 22 1st Traded 0.000 5 yrs/$10M (14-18) & 19-21 team option $1.5M $2M $2M $2M $2M $500k [Arb-*] $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*]
Chad Qualls 35 11 Free Agency 9.058 Matt Sosnick 2 yrs/$5.95M (14-15) & 16 team option $2.7M $3M $250k [FA-*] FA
Jesse Crain 32 10 9.039 SFX 1 yr/$3.25M (14) $3.25M FA
Jason Castro 27 4 Amateur Draft 3.104 Octagon 1 yr/$2.45M (14) $2.45M Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Matt Albers 31 9 Free Agency 6.141 Select Sports Gro... 1 yr/$2.25M (14) & 15 team option $2.25M $0 [FA-*] FA
Jerome Williams 32 9 Free Agency 5.049 Full Circle Sport... 1 yr/$2.1M (14) $2.1M FA
Jesus Guzman 30 5 Traded 2.151 Octagon 1 yr/$1.3M (14) $1.3M Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Alex Presley 28 5 Waivers 1.162 Dan Burgers 1 yr/$512k (14) $511.5k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Matt Dominguez 24 4 Traded 1.062 Elite Sports Grou... 1 yr/$510k (14) $510.1k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Chris Carter 27 5 Traded 1.159 Dave Stewart 1 yr/$510k (14) $510k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Dallas Keuchel 26 3 Amateur Draft 1.089 1 yr/$509k (14) $508.7k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Josh Fields 28 2 Rule 5 Draft 1.000 Scott Boras 1 yr/$507k (14) $506.5k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Carlos Corporan 30 5 Free Agency 2.019 1 yr/$505k (14) $505.3k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Anthony Bass 26 4 Traded 2.031 Beverly Hills Spo... 1 yr/$505k (14) $505.2k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Marwin Gonzalez 25 3 Traded 1.133 SFX 1 yr/$505k (14) $504.5k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Robbie Grossman 24 2 Traded 0.099 LSW Baseball 1 yr/$505k (14) $504.5k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Brad Peacock 26 3 Traded 0.124 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$504k (14) $504.3k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jonathan Villar 23 2 Traded 0.070 MDR Sports Manage... 1 yr/$504k (14) $503.8k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Brett Oberholtzer 24 2 Traded 0.079 Sparta Group 1 yr/$504k (14) $503.6k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kevin Chapman 26 2 Traded 0.052 1 yr/$503k (14) $503.4k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
L.J. Hoes 24 3 Traded 0.087 CSE 1 yr/$503k (14) $502.9k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Marc Krauss 26 2 Traded 0.101 Reynolds Sports M... 1 yr/$502k (14) $502.3k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Alex White 25 2 2.092 CSE 1 yr/$502k (14) $502k Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Jarred Cosart 24 2 Traded 0.070 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$500k (14) $500k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Kyle Farnsworth 38 16 Free Agency 14.089 Barry Meister FA
Tony Sipp 30 6 Free Agency 4.122 Bledsoe Brothers Arb (~$1) FA
Darin Downs 29 3 Waivers 1.068 Arb Arb Arb FA
Paul Clemens 26 2 Traded 0.144 MVP Sports Group Arb Arb Arb FA
Jose Cisnero 25 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.107 Arb Arb Arb FA
Collin McHugh 27 3 Waivers 0.097 Arb Arb Arb FA
Josh Zeid 27 2 Traded 0.062 Turner Gary Sport... Arb Arb Arb FA
David Martinez 26 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.041 Arb Arb Arb FA
Max Stassi 23 1st Traded 0.041 Arb Arb Arb FA
Rudy Owens 26 1st Traded 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
George Springer 24 1st Amateur Draft 0.000 Arb Arb Arb FA
Wandy Rodriguez traded to/from Pittsburgh Pirates $5.5M
Name 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *27 4 3 2 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$50.2M $17.5M $13.75M $6.5M $2M $500k
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 1 1 2 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $3M $3.5M $6M $9M $5M $13M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 6-2-0-1 3-6-3-0 8-3-15-1 0-8-12-3 0-0-16-0 0-0-0-0 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) †$1M $20.6M $33M $85.2M $83.4M $62.4M $0 $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 12 10 -4 1 9 25 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $6M $5M -$2M $500k $4.5M $12.5M $12.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $44.1M $51.8M $89.7M $85.9M $67.4M $12.5M $12.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $46.6M $54.8M $89.7M $91.4M $75.4M $17M $25M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
† - 2014 arbitration projections are provided by Matt Swartz and MLBTradeRumors.com. Please check the link for a description of process and a lot more great transaction content.
All salary values are VERY unofficial. On occasion, we have estimated arbitration eligibility.
Future arbitration eligibility assumes players will play full major league seasons.
Signing bonuses are as of now all assumed to have been paid at the time of signing.
For information like contract history, contract incentives, and more, we heartily recommend Cot's Contracts
Unsigned players salaries are estimated based on the last three years of salary data:
    $500k for pre-arbitration, $1.7M for 1st-year arb, $2.7M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.9M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
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2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls