Here are the Indians color coded contractual considerations. From top to bottom, players that have signed long term contracts are listed first, followed by the arbitration eligible players in order of experience, ending with pre-arbitration eligible players. Players not listed are pre-arb. In general it can be assumed that pre-arb players will make between $500 thousand (referred to as $500K from now on) and $600K. All other players will have their contract values posted. The majority of the numbers come from Cot’s Baseball Contracts and baseball-reference. Light blue means a player is under contract for that season, while dark blue represents an option year.
|Yan Gomes||$1M||$2.5M||$4.5M||$5.95M||$7M||$9M||$11M||Signed in 2014, 6Yr/$23M|
|Jason Kipnis||$4M||$6M||$9M||$13.5M||$14.5M||$16.5M||FA||Signed in 2014, 6 Yr/$52M|
|Michael Brantley||$5M||$6.5M||$7.5M||$11M||FA||Signed in 2014, 4Yr/$25M|
|Carlos Santana||$6M||$8.25M||$12M||FA||Signed in 2012, 5 Yr/$21M|
|Nick Swisher||$15M||$15M||$14M||FA||Signed in 2013, 4Yr/$56M|
|Michael Bourn||$13.5M||$14M||$12M||FA||Signed in 2013, 4Yr/$48M|
|Ryan Raburn||$2.5M||$3M||FA||Signed in 2013, 2Yr/$4.85M|
|Mike Aviles||$3.5M||FA||Signed in 2013, 2Yr/$6M|
|David Murphy||$6M||$7M||FA||Signed in 2014, 2Yr/$12M|
|Scott Atchison||$900K||$1M||FA||Signed in 2014, 1Yr/$900K|
|Marc Rzepczynski||A2||A3||FA||Made $1.375M in 2014|
|Josh Tomlin||A2||A3||FA||Made $800K in 2014|
|Bryan Shaw||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $530K in 2014|
|Lonnie Chisenhall||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $511K in 2014|
|Carlos Carrasco||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $505K in 2014|
|Trevor Bauer||PreArb||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||Made $1.183M in 2014|
|Zach McAllister||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $505K in 2014|
|Corey Kluber||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $514K in 2014|
|Cody Allen||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $515K in 2014|
|Nick Hagadone||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $492K in 2013|
|Danny Salazar||PreArb||A1||A2||A3||FA||Made $502K in 2014|
- Carlos Santana has a $1.2M buyout if the Indians decline his 2017 option.
- Both Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn need to reach 550 plate appearances in 2016 for their 2017 vesting options to be activated.
- Michael Brantley has a $1M buyout for 2018.
- Ryan Raburn has a $100K buyout for 2016.
- Yan Gomes has $1M buyout for both 2020 and 2021.
- David Murphy has a $500K buyout for 2016.
- Jason Kipnis has a $2.5M buyout for 2020.
- Scott Atchison has a $100K buyout for 2016.
The chart below shows the distribution of guaranteed funds going into the 2015 season. Arbitration eligible and pre-arb players are not included, but will be added once official numbers are available. As can be seen, Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn make up almost a full 50% of the Indians current obligations.