Chicago Cubs Active Financial Summary

A summary of financial breakdowns for the Chicago Cubs, including multi-year payrolls, active roster salaries, top earnings, contracts, & free agents.

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Salary Payroll Breakdown Totals

A current & future look at the signed players & cap dollars allocated by position group.

    2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total Payroll Allocations   $182,968,289 $149,035,714 $115,500,000 $60,000,000 $43,500,000
Signed Players   25 25 20 14 8
Catchers   $1,152,000
Infield   $39,442,714 $23,785,714 $14,500,000 $14,500,000
Outfield   $29,925,667 $22,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 $24,500,000
Starting Pitchers   $81,025,000 $77,500,000 $65,500,000 $47,000,000 $19,000,000
Relief Pitchers   $30,876,000 $25,250,000 $12,000,000
Designated Hitter  
Disabled List   $3,000,000
Suspended  
Retained/Deferred   $532,258


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Roster Payroll Figures

Current & future salary payroll figures for players on the active roster. For more view the complete Cubs Salary Payroll Table

Catchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Willson Contreras C $604,500 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Victor Caratini C $547,500 0TC 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2
 
1st Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Anthony Rizzo 1B $7,285,714 $11,285,714 $14,500,000 $14,500,000 0UFA
Efren Navarro 1B $545,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
 
2nd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Ben Zobrist 2B $16,500,000 $12,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Javier Baez 2B $657,000 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
3rd Base Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Kris Bryant 3B $10,850,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0ARB 4 0UFA
Tommy La Stella 2B $950,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
 
Shortstop Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Addison Russell SS $3,200,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0ARB 4 0UFA
 
Left Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Kyle Schwarber LF $604,500 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
 
Center Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Albert Almora CF $584,500 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
 
Right Field Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jason Heyward RF $28,166,667 $22,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 $24,500,000
 
Starting Pitchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jon Lester SP $27,500,000 $27,500,000 $20,000,000 0UFA 0-
Yu Darvish SP $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $22,000,000 $22,000,000 $19,000,000
Tyler Chatwood SP $12,500,000 $12,500,000 $13,000,000 0UFA 0-
Jose Quintana SP $8,850,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 0UFA 0-
Kyle Hendricks SP $4,175,000 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA 0-
Drew Smyly SP $3,000,000 $7,000,000 0UFA 0- 0-
 
Relief Pitchers Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Brandon Morrow RP/CL $9,000,000 $9,000,000 $12,000,000 0UFA 0-
Steve Cishek RP $6,500,000 $6,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Pedro Strop RP $5,850,000 $6,250,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Justin Wilson RP $4,250,000 0UFA 0- 0- 0-
Brian Duensing RP $3,500,000 $3,500,000 0UFA 0- 0-
Mike Montgomery RP $611,250 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3 0UFA
C.J. Edwards RP $594,000 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
Eddie Butler RP $570,750 0TC 0ARB 1 0ARB 2 0ARB 3
   

Retained/Buried Payroll Figures

Pos. 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Justin Grimm RP $532,258 0- 0- 0- 0-