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Current and Future Payrolls

Franchise Encyclopedia: 2013

70-92, 5th place in AL Central (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Ron Gardenhire (70-92)
GM: Terry Ryan, Farm Dir: Brad Steil (???? milb ????), Scouting Dir: Deron Johnson
Scored 715 runs, Allowed 777 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 75-87

Ballparks: Target Field · Attendance: 2,250,606 (8th of 15)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 104, Pitching - 105

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2013 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
Joe Mauer 32 11 Amateur Draft 11.000 Ron Shapiro 8 yrs/$184M (11-18) $23M $23M $23M $23M FA
Phil Hughes 29 8 Free Agency 7.113 CAA Sports (Nez B... 5 yrs/$58M (15-19) $9.2M $9.2M $13.2M $13.2M $13.2M
Ervin Santana 32 10 9.104 Jay Alou/Bean Str... 4 yrs/$55M (15-18) $13.5M $13.5M $13.5M $13.5M $1M [FA-*]
Ricky Nolasco 32 9 Free Agency 8.142 Matt Sosnick 4 yrs/$49M (14-17) & 18 team option $12M $12M $12M $1M [FA-*] FA
Glen Perkins 32 9 Amateur Draft 7.010 Relativity Baseba... 4 yrs/$22.18M (14-17) & 18 team option $4.65M $6.3M $6.5M $700k [FA-*] FA
Kurt Suzuki 31 8 Free Agency 7.113 Dan Lozano 2 yrs/$12M (15-16) & 17 vesting option $6M $6M $0 [FA-*] FA
Mike Pelfrey 31 9 Free Agency 7.122 Scott Boras 2 yrs/$11M (14-15) $5.5M FA
Torii Hunter 39 18 Amateur Draft 15.132 Reynolds Spts Mgm... 1 yr/$10.5M (15) $10.5M FA
Tim Stauffer 33 9 6.143 Ron Shapiro 1 yr/$2.2M (15) $2.2M FA
Brian Duensing 32 6 Amateur Draft 5.104 Select Sports Gro... Arb-3 (~$2.50) FA
Jordan Schafer 28 5 Waivers 4.121 Relativity Baseba... Arb-2 (~$1.50) Arb-3 FA
Trevor Plouffe 29 5 Amateur Draft 3.162 CAA Sports (Nez B... Arb-1 (~$4.30) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Eduardo Nunez 28 5 Traded 3.090 Relativity Baseba... Arb-1 (~$1.20) Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Tommy Milone 28 4 Traded 2.165 Praver-Shapiro Sp... Arb-1 (~$2.80) Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Casey Fien 31 5 Free Agency 2.143 Wasserman Media G... Arb-1 (~$1.10) Arb-2 Arb-3 Arb-4 FA
Eduardo Escobar 26 4 Traded 2.128 MDR Sports Manage... Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Brian Dozier 28 3 Amateur Draft 2.100 ABC Mgmt Leventha... Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3 FA
Stephen Pryor 25 3 1.144 Mike McCann Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Caleb Thielbar 28 2 Free Agency 1.133 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Oswaldo Arcia 24 2 Amateur Free Agent 1.132 Praver-Shapiro Sp... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Ryan Pressly 26 2 Rule 5 Draft 1.068 LSW Baseball Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Aaron Hicks 25 2 Amateur Draft 1.067 CAA Sports Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Kyle Gibson 27 2 Amateur Draft 1.056 Rowley Sports Man... Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Chris Herrmann 27 3 Amateur Draft 1.020 Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Danny Santana 24 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.149 Kinzer Management... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 Arb-2 Arb-3
Josmil Pinto 26 2 Amateur Free Agent 0.131 The Legacy Agency Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Michael Tonkin 25 2 Amateur Draft 0.096 Wasserman Media G... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Lester Oliveros 27 3 Free Agency 0.091 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Kennys Vargas 24 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.060 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Aaron Thompson 28 2 Free Agency 0.053 Hendricks Sports Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Trevor May 25 1st Traded 0.051 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Logan Darnell 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.042 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
A.J. Achter 26 1st Amateur Draft 0.027 Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Jorge Polanco 21 1st Amateur Free Agent 0.007 Relativity Baseba... Pre-Arb Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Arb-2
Jared Burton buyout $200k
Name 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Signed Players With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options) *9 6 5 3 1
Dollars Committed Value of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts) *$86.8M $70M $68.2M $51.4M $14.2M
Contract Options Players with any type of option 1 2 1
Option Values Maximum value of options if all are exercised $6M $19.5M $14M
Arb Eligible Number of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds) 4-1-1-0 2-4-1-0 8-2-4-0 9-8-2-2 0-9-8-0
Arb Costs Rough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..) †$13.4M $16.43M $30.4M $48.9M $54.2M
Other Players Additional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised) 10 12 6 1 7
Other Costs Estimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players) $6.6M $7.92M $3.96M $660k $4.62M
Payroll (no options) Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other) $106.8M $94.3M $102.5M $100.9M $73M
Payroll (options) Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other) $106.8M $94.3M $107.9M $119.1M $86.3M

* - This is not intended as an accurate payroll accounting for current. Trades are not prorated, new debuts are not added, incentives are not included.
† - 2015 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 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.
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2013 Current and Future Payrolls