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Chicago Cubs

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 (25) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Heyward Jason Heyward 31 RF Vet $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 18.56 23,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 29 3B Arb 4 $19,500,000 - $19,500,000 $19,500,000 15.40 19,500,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 31 1B Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 13.03 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 33 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 12.63 14,000,000
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 31 SP Vet $14,000,000 - $14,000,000 $14,000,000 11.05 14,000,000
Baez Javier Baez 28 SS Arb 3 $11,650,000 - $11,650,000 $11,650,000 9.20 11,650,000
Davies Zach Davies 28 SP Arb 3 1 $8,630,000 - $8,630,000 $8,630,000 6.81 8,630,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 29 C Arb 2 2 $6,650,000 - $6,650,000 $6,650,000 5.25 6,650,000
Happ Ian Happ 26 CF Arb 1 2 $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $3,500,000 2.76 3,500,000
Bote David Bote 28 2B Pre-Arb 2 $1,000,000 $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 0.80 3,000,000
Duffy Matt Duffy 30 3B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.79 1,000,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler 31 RP Arb 4 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.71 900,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 29 RP Arb 1 1 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.63 800,000
Adam Jason Adam 29 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 26 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Ervin Phillip Ervin 28 CF Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Fenter Gray Fenter 25 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hoerner Nico Hoerner 24 SS Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Miller Tyson Miller 25 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Mills Alec Mills 29 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Schrock Max Schrock 26 SS Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Underwood Duane Underwood 26 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Vargas Ildemaro Vargas 29 2B Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Wick Rowan Wick 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Wieck Brad Wieck 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Darvish Yu Darvish 34 SP $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.37 3,000,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (25) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Holder Jonathan Holder 28 RP 1 $750,000 - $750,000 $750,000 750,000
Abbott Cory Abbott 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Amaya Miguel Amaya 22 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Maples Dillon Maples 29 RP - - -0 -0 0
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 22 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Morel Christopher Morel 22 3B - - -0 -0 0
Norwood James Norwood 27 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez 24 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Steele Justin Steele 25 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Stock Robert Stock 31 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Thompson Keegan Thompson 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Morgan Adam Morgan 31 RP $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 900,000
Miller Shelby Miller 30 SP $875,000 - $875,000 $875,000 875,000
Hermosillo Michael Hermosillo 26 CF 1 $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 575,000
Bourque James Bourque 27 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Brothers Rex Brothers 33 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Dermody Matt Dermody 30 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Gushue Taylor Gushue 27 C - - -0 -0 0
Jewell Jake Jewell 28 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Martini Nick Martini 31 RF 1 - - -0 -0 0
Miller Ian Miller 29 CF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Ortega Rafael Ortega 30 LF - - -0 -0 0
Snelten D.J. Snelten 29 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Vasto Jerry Vasto 0 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Wisdom Patrick Wisdom 29 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
HernandezCristian Hernandez 0 SS - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.37


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $121,130,000 $2,510,000 - $123,640,000 $123,640,000
Retained Salary $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Total Payroll $124,130,000 $2,510,000 - $126,640,000 $126,640,000

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $132,780,000
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $150,780,000
Comp. Balance Tax Space $59,220,000