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Chicago Cubs 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2021 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

Cubs – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (37) 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 15.62 23,000,000
Darvish Yu Darvish 34 SP Vet $22,000,000 - $22,000,000 $22,000,000 14.62 21,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 29 3B Arb 4 $18,600,000 - $18,600,000 $18,600,000 12.36 18,600,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 31 1B Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 10.96 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 33 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 10.63 14,333,333
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 31 SP Vet $14,000,000 - $14,000,000 $14,000,000 9.30 13,875,000
Baez Javier Baez 28 SS Arb 3 $11,000,000 - $11,000,000 $11,000,000 7.31 11,000,000
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 28 LF Arb 3 $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 5.32 8,000,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 29 C Arb 2 2 $6,200,000 - $6,200,000 $6,200,000 4.12 6,200,000
Happ Ian Happ 26 CF Arb 1 2 $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $3,500,000 2.33 3,500,000
Martinez Jose Martinez 32 1B Arb 2 2 $2,200,000 - $2,200,000 $2,200,000 1.46 2,200,000
Almora Albert Almora 27 CF Arb 2 1 $1,575,000 - $1,575,000 $1,575,000 1.05 1,575,000
Caratini Victor Caratini 27 C Arb 1 1 $1,400,000 - $1,400,000 $1,400,000 0.93 1,400,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 29 RP Arb 1 1 $1,350,000 - $1,350,000 $1,350,000 0.90 1,350,000
Rea Colin Rea 31 SP Arb 2 1 $1,300,000 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0.86 1,300,000
Tepera Ryan Tepera 33 RP Arb 3 $1,300,000 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0.86 1,300,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler 31 RP Arb 4 $1,050,000 - $1,050,000 $1,050,000 0.70 1,050,000
Bote David Bote 28 2B Pre-Arb 2 $1,000,000 $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 0.67 3,000,000
Abbott Cory Abbott 25 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
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
Amaya Miguel Amaya 22 C Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hoerner Nico Hoerner 24 SS Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Maples Dillon Maples 29 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 22 RP 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
Morel Christopher Morel 22 3B Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Norwood James Norwood 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez 24 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Schrock Max Schrock 26 SS Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Steele Justin Steele 25 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Thompson Keegan Thompson 26 P Pre-Arb - - -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 Minor/In the System

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

Player (6) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Brothers Rex Brothers 33 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Gushue Taylor Gushue 27 C - - -0 -0 0
Jewell Jake Jewell 28 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Miller Ian Miller 29 CF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Ortega Rafael Ortega 30 LF - - -0 -0 0
Vasto Jerry Vasto 0 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $147,975,000 $2,510,000 - $150,485,000 $150,485,000
Total Payroll $147,975,000 $2,510,000 - $150,485,000 $150,485,000

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $160,108,333
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $178,108,333
Comp. Balance Tax Space $31,891,667