How much money every Blue Jays player will make in 2022

Apr 6 2022, 11:06 pm

It’s been a while since the Toronto Blue Jays were among the top-third in team payrolls, but 2022 marks the first time since 2017 the club will run a top-10 Opening Day payroll.

Slowly but surely, the Blue Jays have added several big-ticket contracts over the last three offseasons. Whether it was Hyun-Jin Ryu’s $80 million deal, George Springer’s $150 million contract, or Kevin Gausman’s $110 million pact with the Jays.

As the club’s young core enters arbitration, they’ll push the Blue Jays’ payroll even higher, as evidenced by Vladimir Guerrero’s hefty raise to $7.9 million after making just north of 600K last year.

The Blue Jays aren’t quite into Los Angeles Dodgers/New York Mets territory yet, but they’re on the precipice of getting back to those 2015-2016 glory days when Toronto was among baseball’s biggest spenders.

Brand new Blue Jay Kevin Gausman sails close to the top-end of the payroll, and Springer’s 2022 salary jumps by $6 million from last year to $29.66 this year; the highest of his six-year contract.

Ryu enters the second-last year of his four-year contract, and Yusei Kikuchi starts the first year of his $36 million deal, while the Blue Jays avoided arbitration with new third baseman Matt Chapman and settled on a $12.5 salary for 2022.

Here’s a look at the individual salaries on the Blue Jays’ 2022 roster ahead of Opening Day.

Player Salary Position Age
George Springer $29.66M CF 32
Kevin Gausman $21M SP 31
Hyun-Jin Ryu $20M SP 35
Yusei Kikuchi $16M SP 31
Matt Chapman $12.5M 3B 29
Jose Berrios $10.714M SP 28
Teoscar Hernandez $10.65M RF/OF 29
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. $7.9M 1B 23
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. $4.928M LF/OF 28
Yimi Garcia $4.5M RP 31
Raimel Tapia $3.95M OF 28
Ross Stripling $3.79M RP/SP 32
Cavan Biggio $2.12M 2B/3B/OF 27
Danny Jansen $1.95M CF 27
David Phelps $1.75M RP 35
Adam Cimber $1.575M RP 31
Tim Mayza $1.25M RP 30
Trevor Richards $1M RP 29
Trent Thornton $900,000 RP 28
Ryan Borucki (injured) $825,000 RP 28
Jordan Romano $728,400 RP 29
Bo Bichette $723,550 SS 24
Santiago Espinal $718,000 2B/3B 27
Julian Merryweather $711,200 RP 30
Alejandro Kirk $710,400 C 23
Nate Pearson (injured) $710,300 RP/SP 25
Tayler Saucedo $707,500 RP 29
Alek Manoah $706,200 SP 24
Gosuke Katoh $700,000 IF/LF/RF 27
Zack Collins $700,000 C 27

(Numbers viaĀ SpotracĀ andĀ Cotā€™s Baseball Contracts)

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