How Much Will Bryce Harper Really Make?
Earlier today, Bryce Harper made his Phillies debut in a Spring Training game in Clearwater, FL. A little more than a week ago, Harper, who was baseball's most sought after free agent, signed a 13-year contract with the Phils.
According to the Associated Press, Harper's contract will pay him a total of $330 million. The AP reported that the contract would pay Harper $30 million this year, $26 million annually from 2020-28, and $22 million from 2029-31.
Based on those numbers, we did a few calculations...
Car and Driver, Harper could purchase a
2019 Bentley Bentayga after each game.
Payscale.com, the average Philadelphian makes $59,592/year. In comparison, based on his career stats on
MLB.com, Harper will earn about $63,000 each time he comes up to bat.
Baseball Reference, the average baseball game was 3 hours and 4 minutes last season. If it is about the same this year, Harper will earn over $1,000 every minute of a game.
The bottom line is that $330 million is a lot of money, but if Harper helps the Phillies win a few World Series Championships, fans will think he was worth every penny.
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