St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2023 Payroll

Cardinals 2023 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2023 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 
Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (40) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 35 1B Vet n/a $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 24.61 26,000,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 41 SP Vet n/a $17,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 17.51 17,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 34 SP Vet n/a $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 15.85 17,000,000
Arenado Nolan Arenado 32 3B Vet n/a $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $13,000,000 12.30 14,555,555
Matz Steven Matz 32 SP Vet n/a $10,000,000 $500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 9.94 11,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 29 SS Vet n/a $9,000,000 $166,668 $9,166,668 $9,166,668 8.68 4,333,333
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 31 RP Vet 1 $4,500,000 $250,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 4.50 5,500,000
VerHagen Drew VerHagen 32 RP Vet 0 $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.84 2,750,000
Stratton Chris Stratton 32 RP Arb 3 n/a $2,800,000 - $2,800,000 $2,800,000 2.65 2,800,000
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 26 RP Arb 1 1 $1,200,000 - $1,200,000 $1,200,000 1.14 1,200,000
Montgomery Jordan Montgomery 30 SP Arb 4 (S2) n/a - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 27 SP Arb 3 n/a - - -0 -0 0.00 0
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 28 LF Arb 2 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Hudson Dakota Hudson 28 RP Arb 2 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Edman Tommy Edman 28 2B Arb 1 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Helsley Ryan Helsley 28 RP/CL Arb 1 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Hicks Jordan Hicks 26 RP Arb 3 n/a - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Knizner Andrew Knizner 28 C Arb 1 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Burleson Alec Burleson 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Carlson Dylan Carlson 24 RF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Contreras Willson Contreras 31 C Vet n/a - - -0 -0 0.00 17,500,000
Donovan Brendan Donovan 26 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Fermin Jose Fermin 24 2B 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Gomez Moises Gomez 24 OF 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Gorman Nolan Gorman 23 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 23 C Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Liberatore Matthew Liberatore 23 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Naile James Naile 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Naughton Packy Naughton 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar 25 OF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Pacheco Freddy Pacheco 25 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Pallante Andre Pallante 24 RP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Rodriguez Wilking Rodriguez 33 RP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Romero JoJo Romero 26 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Thomas Connor Thomas 25 P 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Thompson Zack Thompson 25 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Walsh Jake Walsh 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Woodford Jake Woodford 26 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Yepez Juan Yepez 25 3B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Zuniga Guillermo Zuniga 24 P Vet 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0


2023 Deferred Salaries

Salaries for players who had salaries deferred to the current year. We are NOT counting these against the active payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Arenado Nolan Arenado 32 3B $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000


2023 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $120,750,000 $5,916,668 $1,000,000 $127,666,668 $105,666,668
Est. Arbitration Salaries - - - - $32,471,743
Est. Pre-Arbitration Salaries - - - - $5,565,000
Deferred Salary $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Active Total Payroll $120,750,000 $5,916,668 $1,000,000 $127,666,668 $105,666,668
Projected Total Payroll - - - - $143,703,411

 

2023 Active Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $233,000,000
Active AAV/Payroll $120,138,888
Est. Arbitration AAV/Payroll $32,471,743
Est. Pre-Arbitration AAV/Payroll $5,565,000
Estimated Player Benefits $16,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool Contribution $1,666,666
Proj. Tax Payroll $140,555,554
Proj. Tax Payroll (Active + Est. Arb + Est. Pre-Arb) $178,592,297