Originally Posted by savafan
I'm too lazy to look it up, does anyone know what Chapman's average annual salary is?
It's hard to say. His contract has some moving parts:
He got a $16M bonus that's spread out over 10 years.
Salary wise, he goes '10:$1M, '11:$1M, '12:$2M, '13:$2M, '14:$3M, '15:$5M player option.
However, once he's qualified for arbitration, the remainder of his salary (option not included) becomes a bonus and he becomes arb eligible.
Assuming he stays in the majors, that should be after 2013. So for the next 3 years, the Reds are paying him $2.5-$3.0M per.