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Chicago Cubs 2021 Payroll

Cubs 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2021 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Cubs – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 31 SP Vet $14,000,000 - $14,000,000 $14,000,000 9.72 14,000,000
Davies Zach Davies 28 SP Arb 3 $8,630,000 - $8,630,000 $8,630,000 5.99 8,630,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 29 C Arb 2 2 $6,650,000 - $6,650,000 $6,650,000 4.62 6,650,000
Happ Ian Happ 26 CF Arb 1 2 $4,100,000 - $4,100,000 $4,100,000 2.85 4,100,000
Romine Austin Romine 32 C Vet $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 1.04 1,500,000
Bote David Bote 28 2B Pre-Arb 2 $1,000,000 $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 0.70 3,000,000
Duffy Matt Duffy 30 3B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.69 1,000,000
Brothers Rex Brothers 33 RP Vet $850,000 - $850,000 $850,000 0.59 850,000
Mills Alec Mills 29 SP Pre-Arb $600,000 - $600,000 $600,000 0.42 600,000
Wick Rowan Wick 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $593,000 - $593,000 $593,000 0.41 593,000
Thompson Trayce Thompson 30 CF Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $570,500 0.40 570,500
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 26 SP Pre-Arb 1 $573,000 - $573,000 $542,256 0.38 542,256
Hoerner Nico Hoerner 24 2B Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $502,988 0.35 502,988
Morgan Adam Morgan 31 RP Arb 3 $900,000 - $900,000 $464,544 0.32 464,544
Steele Justin Steele 25 SP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $401,777 0.28 401,777
Wisdom Patrick Wisdom 29 3B Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $401,777 0.28 401,777
Ortega Rafael Ortega 30 LF Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $398,710 0.28 398,710
Thompson Keegan Thompson 26 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $395,643 0.27 395,643
Alcantara Sergio Alcantara 24 2B Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $355,772 0.25 355,772
Megill Trevor Megill 27 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $331,236 0.23 331,236
Nance Tommy Nance 30 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $208,556 0.14 208,556
Heuer Codi Heuer 24 RP Pre-Arb 3 $585,000 - $585,000 $204,425 0.14 204,425
Schwindel Frank Schwindel 29 1B Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $202,422 0.14 202,422
Rucker Michael Rucker 27 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $196,288 0.14 196,288
Martini Nick Martini 31 RF Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $141,082 0.10 141,082
Sampson Adrian Sampson 29 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $141,082 0.10 141,082
Effross Scott Effross 27 P Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $110,412 0.08 110,412
Deichmann Greg Deichmann 26 OF Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $55,206 0.04 55,206


2021 Injured List

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (11) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Heyward Jason Heyward
(10-day, Concussion)
31 RF Vet $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 16.31 23,000,000
Holder Jonathan Holder
(60-day, Pectoral)
28 RP Arb 1 1 $750,000 - $750,000 $750,000 0.52 750,000
Lobaton Jose Lobaton
(60-day, Shoulder)
36 C Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $612,903 0.43 612,903
Chirinos Robinson Chirinos
(10-day, Oblique)
37 C Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $483,840 0.34 483,840
Higgins P.J. Higgins
(60-day, Arm)
28 C Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $420,179 0.29 420,179
Stewart Kohl Stewart
(60-day, Elbow)
26 SP Pre-Arb 2 $700,000 - $700,000 $402,641 0.28 402,641
Wieck Brad Wieck
(60-day, Heart)
29 RP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $392,576 0.27 392,576
Madrigal Nick Madrigal
(60-day, Hamstring)
24 2B Pre-Arb 3 $584,000 - $584,000 $204,100 0.14 204,100
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez
(10-day, Shoulder)
24 RP Pre-Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $202,422 0.14 202,422
Hermosillo Michael Hermosillo
(60-day, Arm)
26 CF Pre-Arb $575,000 - $575,000 $145,277 0.10 145,277
Rivas Alfonso Rivas
(10-day, Finger)
24 1B Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $110,412 0.08 110,412


2021 Retained Salaries

Leftover salaries from players who have been traded or released, or buyouts for declined options.

Player (24) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 31 1B $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 11.45 16,500,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 29 3B $12,685,465 - $12,685,465 $12,685,465 8.81 12,685,465
Baez Javier Baez 28 SS $11,450,645 - $11,450,645 $11,450,645 7.95 11,450,645
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 33 RP/CL $10,408,570 - $10,408,570 $10,408,570 7.23 10,408,570
Arrieta Jake Arrieta 35 SP $6,000,000 - $6,000,000 $6,000,000 4.17 6,000,000
Darvish Yu Darvish 34 SP $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.08 3,000,000
Pederson Joc Pederson 29 LF $2,564,480 - $2,564,480 $2,564,480 1.78 2,564,480
Williams Trevor Williams 29 SP $2,300,645 - $2,300,645 $2,300,645 1.60 2,300,645
Chafin Andrew Chafin 31 RP $1,427,404 - $1,427,404 $1,427,404 0.99 1,427,404
Workman Brandon Workman 32 RP $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.69 1,000,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler 31 RP $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.62 900,000
Marisnick Jake Marisnick 30 CF $650,560 - $650,560 $650,560 0.45 650,560
Sogard Eric Sogard 35 3B $639,744 - $639,744 $639,744 0.44 639,744
Tepera Ryan Tepera 33 RP $516,134 - $516,134 $516,134 0.36 516,134
Heuer Codi Heuer 24 RP $380,575 - $380,575 $380,575 0.26 380,575
Miller Shelby Miller 30 SP $263,424 - $263,424 $263,424 0.18 263,424
Ryan Kyle Ryan 29 RP $137,632 - $137,632 $137,632 0.10 137,632
Miller Tyson Miller 25 SP $107,345 - $107,345 $107,345 0.07 107,345
Adam Jason Adam 29 RP $105,105 - $105,105 $105,105 0.07 105,105
Jewell Jake Jewell 28 RP $76,675 - $76,675 $76,675 0.05 76,675
Meisinger Ryan Meisinger 27 RP $49,072 - $49,072 $49,072 0.03 49,072
Vargas Ildemaro Vargas 29 2B $42,938 - $42,938 $42,938 0.03 42,938
Strop Pedro Strop 36 RP $21,505 - $21,505 $21,505 0.01 21,505
Stock Robert Stock 31 RP $3,067 - $3,067 $3,067 0.00 3,067


2021 Minor/In the System

Salaries from players currently in the system. denotes a buried salary that counts against the payroll.

Player (19) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Adam Jason Adam 29 RP 2 $592,500 - $592,500 $3,185 3,185
Abbott Cory Abbott 25 SP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $33,737 33,737
Amaya Miguel Amaya 22 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Canario Alexander Canario 21 OF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Espinoza Anderson Espinoza 23 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 22 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Morel Christopher Morel 22 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Vizcaino Alexander Vizcaino 24 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Wolters Tony Wolters 29 C $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $263,424 263,424
Maples Dillon Maples 29 RP $576,500 - $576,500 $533,028 533,028
Fargas Johneshwy Fargas 26 OF 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $61,340 61,340
Gushue Taylor Gushue 27 C $570,500 - $570,500 $18,402 18,402
Romine Andrew Romine 35 SS $570,500 - $570,500 $116,546 116,546
Biagini Joseph Biagini 31 RP - - -0 -0 0
Bourque James Bourque 27 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Chalmers Dakota Chalmers 24 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Miller Ian Miller 29 CF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Snelten D.J. Snelten 29 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Walden Marcus Walden 32 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (24) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
WicksJordan Wicks 21 P - $3,132,300 $3,132,300 $3,132,300 2.17
HernandezCristian Hernandez 0 SS - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.08
TriantosJames Triantos 18 3B - $2,100,000 $2,100,000 $2,100,000 1.46
GrayDrew Gray 18 P - $900,000 $900,000 $900,000 0.62
FranklinChristian Franklin 21 OF - $425,000 $425,000 $425,000 0.30
HambleyDominic Hambley 18 P - $200,000 $200,000 $200,000 0.14
ChambersMack Chambers 21 SS - $175,000 $175,000 $175,000 0.12
SpenceLiam Spence 23 SS - $135,000 $135,000 $135,000 0.09
ChaversParker Chavers 22 OF - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.09
Murray Jr.BJ Murray Jr. 21 3B - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.09
RodriguezErian Rodriguez 19 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.09
Scalzo Jr.Frankie Scalzo Jr. 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.09
WatkinsChase Watkins 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.09
OpitzCasey Opitz 22 C - $90,000 $90,000 $90,000 0.06
OlivoChristian Olivo 17 SS - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.05
LeighZachary Leigh 23 P - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.03
MattPeter Matt 23 OF - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
MartinRiley Martin 23 P - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $49,538,500 $10,000 - $49,548,500 $44,557,676
Injured Reserve Money $27,891,000 $2,500,000 - $30,391,000 $27,224,350
Retained Salary $71,230,985 - - $71,230,985 $71,230,985
Buried Minor Salary $4,451,000 - - $4,451,000 $1,029,662
Total Payroll $153,111,485 $2,510,000 - $155,621,485 $144,042,673

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $145,532,673
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $163,282,673
Comp. Balance Tax Space $46,717,327