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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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Team Future Payrolls

Buyouts are always shown when years are options ([*] for option details)
Name Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Scott Feldman 33 11 Free Agency 9.091 Matt Brown 3 yrs/$30M (14-16) $8M FA
Carlos Gomez 30 9 Traded 8.141 Scott Boras 4 yrs/$28.3M (13-16) $9M FA
Luke Gregerson 32 7 Free Agency 7.000 O'Connell Sports ... 3 yrs/$18.5M (15-17) $6.25M $6.25M FA
Tony Sipp 32 7 Free Agency 6.100 Bledsoe Brothers 3 yrs/$18M (16-18) $6M $6M $6M FA
Colby Rasmus 29 7 Free Agency 7.000 Excel Sports Mana... 1 yr/$15.8M (16) $15.8M FA
Pat Neshek 35 9 Free Agency 7.159 Meister Sports Ma... 2 yrs/$12.5M (15-16) & 17 team option $6.5M $500k [FA-*] FA
Jose Altuve 26 5 Amateur Free Agent 4.072 Octagon 4 yrs/$12.5M (14-17) & 18-19 team option $3.5M $4.5M $0 [FA-*] $0 [FA-*] FA
Jon Singleton 24 2 Traded 0.167 5 yrs/$10M (14-18) & 19-21 team option $2M $2M $2M $500k [Arb-*] $0 [Arb-*] $0 [Arb-*]
Dallas Keuchel 28 4 Amateur Draft 3.089 1 yr/$7.25M (16) $7.25M Arb Arb FA
Doug Fister 32 7 6.058 PSI Sports Manage... 1 yr/$7M (16) $7M FA
Luis Valbuena 30 8 Traded 5.148 Elite Sports Grou... 1 yr/$6.13M (16) $6.12M FA
Jason Castro 29 5 Amateur Draft 5.104 Relativity Baseba... 1 yr/$5M (16) $5M FA
Evan Gattis 29 3 Traded 3.000 The Legacy Agency 1 yr/$3.3M (16) & 17 team option $3.2M $100k [Arb-*] Arb FA
Marwin Gonzalez 27 4 Traded 3.133 Octagon 1 yr/$2M (16) $2M Arb Arb FA
Josh Fields 30 3 Rule 5 Draft 3.000 Scott Boras 1 yr/$900k (16) $900k Arb Arb FA
Brad Peacock 28 4 Traded 2.124 ACES (Sam & Seth ... Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Will Harris 31 4 Waivers 2.102 Gavin Kahn Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Mike Fiers 31 5 Traded 2.085 RMG Baseball Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Collin McHugh 29 4 Waivers 2.085 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
George Springer 26 2 Amateur Draft 1.166 Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Jake Marisnick 25 3 Traded 1.145 Reynolds Sports M... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Dan Straily 27 4 Traded 1.126 Sosnick/Cobbe Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Ken Giles 25 2 1.113 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Preston Tucker 25 1st Amateur Draft 0.151 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4
Lance McCullers 22 1st Amateur Draft 0.140 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Kevin Chapman 28 3 Traded 0.128 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Carlos Correa 21 1st Amateur Draft 0.119 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Asher Wojciechowski 27 1st Traded 0.114 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Max Stassi 25 3 Traded 0.105 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Michael Feliz 23 1st Free Agency 0.038 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Matt Duffy 27 1st Amateur Draft 0.021 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Chad Qualls buyout $250k
Name 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *15 4 2
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$88.8M $19.35M $8M $500k
Contract Options Players with any type of option 2 1 2 1 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $11.7M $6M $9M $5M $13M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 0-0-0-0 5-0-3-0 4-5-4-0 7-4-5-0 0-7-4-1 0-0-7-1
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) $0 $18.24M $34.7M $39.7M $40.2M $33.3M
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 10 13 10 9 13 17
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $7.93M $10.31M $7.93M $7.14M $10.31M $13.48M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $96.7M $47.9M $50.6M $47.3M $50.6M $46.7M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $96.7M $58M $55.8M $54.7M $54.8M $58.9M

* - 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:
    $792.8k for pre-arbitration, $1.23M for 1st-year arb, $2.73M for 2nd-year-arb, $4.04M for 3rd-year-arb, $5M for 4th-year-arb.
Please let us know if you find any errors, updates, or corrections


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