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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
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 - 99, Pitching - 101 · 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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Scott Feldman 32 11 Free Agency 8.091 Matt Brown 3 yrs/$30M (14-16) $10M $8M FA
Jed Lowrie 31 8 Free Agency 6.111 CAA Sports (Brodi... 3 yrs/$23M (15-17) & 18 team option $8M $7.5M $6.5M $1M [FA-*] FA
Luke Gregerson 31 7 Free Agency 6.000 O'Connell Sports ... 3 yrs/$18.5M (15-17) $6M $6.25M $6.25M FA
Pat Neshek 34 9 Free Agency 6.159 Meister Sports Ma... 2 yrs/$12.5M (15-16) & 17 team option $5.5M $6.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
Jose Altuve 25 5 Amateur Free Agent 3.072 Octagon 4 yrs/$12.5M (14-17) & 18-19 team option $2.5M $3.5M $4.5M $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Jon Singleton 23 1st Traded 0.119 5 yrs/$10M (14-18) & 19-21 team option $2M $2M $2M $2M $500k [Arb-*] $0 [Arb-*] $0 [FA-*]
Colby Rasmus 28 7 Free Agency 6.000 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$8M (15) $8M FA
Chad Qualls 36 12 Free Agency 10.058 Matt Sosnick 2 yrs/$5.95M (14-15) & 16 team option $3M $250k [FA-*] FA
Luis Valbuena 29 8 Traded 4.148 Elite Sports Grou... 1 yr/$4.2M (15) $4.2M Arb FA
Chris Carter 28 6 Traded 2.159 Dave Stewart 1 yr/$4.18M (15) $4.17M Arb Arb Arb FA
Jason Castro 28 5 Amateur Draft 4.104 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$4M (15) $4M Arb FA
Roberto Hernandez 34 10 Free Agency 8.004 Jorge Brito 1 yr/$2.65M (15) $2.65M FA
Tony Sipp 31 7 Free Agency 5.100 Bledsoe Brothers 1 yr/$2.4M (15) $2.4M FA
Hank Conger 27 6 Traded 3.051 Wasserman Media G... 1 yr/$1.08M (15) $1.07M Arb Arb FA
Marwin Gonzalez 26 4 Traded 2.133 Octagon 1 yr/$1.06M (15) $1.06M Arb Arb Arb FA
Joe Thatcher 33 9 Free Agency 6.068 Platinum Sports (... 1 yr/$1M (15) $1M FA
Evan Gattis 28 3 Traded 2.000 The Legacy Agency 1 yr/$527k (15) $526.5k Arb Arb Arb FA
Sam Deduno 31 6 Waivers 2.096 1 yr/$525k (15) $525.1k Arb Arb Arb FA
Dallas Keuchel 27 4 Amateur Draft 2.089 1 yr/$525k (15) $524.5k Arb Arb Arb FA
Josh Fields 29 3 Rule 5 Draft 2.000 Scott Boras 1 yr/$517k (15) $516.7k Arb Arb Arb FA
Collin McHugh 28 4 Waivers 1.085 1 yr/$516k (15) $516.3k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Brad Peacock 27 4 Traded 1.124 ACES (Sam & Seth ... 1 yr/$516k (15) $515.8k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Brett Oberholtzer 25 3 Traded 1.040 Sparta Group 1 yr/$516k (15) $515.8k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Robbie Grossman 25 3 Traded 1.057 LSW Baseball 1 yr/$515k (15) $515k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Will Harris 30 4 Waivers 1.102 Gavin Kahn 1 yr/$514k (15) $513.9k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
George Springer 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.166 1 yr/$513k (15) $512.9k Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Jake Marisnick 24 3 Traded 0.145 Reynolds Sports M... 1 yr/$511k (15) $511.2k Pre-Arb Pre-Arb Arb Arb Arb FA
Matt Dominguez 25 4 Traded 2.062 Elite Sports Grou... Arb Arb FA
Dan Straily 26 3 1.100 Sosnick/Cobbe Arb Arb Arb FA
L.J. Hoes 25 4 Traded 1.050 CSE Arb Arb Arb FA
Jonathan Villar 24 3 Traded 1.018 MDR Sports Manage... Arb Arb Arb FA
Kevin Chapman 27 3 Traded 0.116 Relativity Baseba... Arb Arb Arb FA
Jake Buchanan 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.080 Arb Arb Arb FA
Max Stassi 24 2 Traded 0.068 Arb Arb Arb FA
Domingo Santana 22 1st Traded 0.015 Arb Arb Arb FA
Matt Albers buyout $200k
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *27 6 4 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$71.5M $34M $19.75M $3M $500k
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 1 2 2 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $3.5M $6.5M $12M $9M $5M $13M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-9-0 0-0-17-0 0-0-21-0 0-0-14-0 0-0-6-0 0-0-0-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) $35.4M $66.8M $82.5M $55M $23.58M $0
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 10 4 3 11 19 25
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $6.6M $2.64M $1.98M $7.26M $12.54M $16.5M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $76M $89.2M $87.5M $62.8M $36.1M $16.5M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $78.8M $95M $98.2M $70.5M $40.5M $28.84M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
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 typically prorated across the contract, but in some cases may 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:
    $660k for pre-arbitration, $1.2M for 1st-year arb, $2.52M for 2nd-year-arb, $3.93M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
Please let us know if you find any errors, updates, or corrections


2012 / 2014 Current and Future Payrolls