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Chicago Cubs 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2020 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

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Active Players (26) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Heyward Jason Heyward 30 RF Vet $21,000,000 $2,500,000 $23,500,000 $23,500,000 12.56 23,000,000
Darvish Yu Darvish 33 SP Vet $22,000,000 - $22,000,000 $22,000,000 11.76 21,000,000
Lester Jon Lester 36 SP Vet $15,000,000 $5,000,000 $20,000,000 $20,000,000 10.69 25,833,333
Bryant Kris Bryant 28 3B Arb 3 3 $18,600,000 - $18,600,000 $18,600,000 9.94 18,600,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 30 1B Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 8.82 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 32 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 8.55 14,333,333
Chatwood Tyler Chatwood 30 SP Vet $13,000,000 - $13,000,000 $13,000,000 6.95 12,666,667
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 30 SP Arb 3 $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 6.42 13,875,000
Quintana Jose Quintana 31 SP Vet $10,500,000 - $10,500,000 $10,500,000 5.61 10,500,000
Baez Javier Baez 27 SS Arb 2 2 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 5.35 10,000,000
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 27 LF Arb 2 2 $7,010,000 - $7,010,000 $7,010,000 3.75 7,010,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 28 C Arb 1 2 $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $4,500,000 2.41 4,500,000
Descalso Daniel Descalso 33 2B Vet $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 1.34 2,500,000
Almora Albert Almora 26 CF Arb 1 2 $1,575,000 - $1,575,000 $1,575,000 0.84 1,575,000
Kipnis Jason Kipnis 33 2B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.53 1,000,000
Souza Steven Souza 31 RF Arb 3 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.53 1,000,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $975,000 - $975,000 $975,000 0.52 975,000
Bote David Bote 27 2B Pre-Arb 2 $950,000 $10,000 $960,000 $960,000 0.51 3,000,000
Jeffress Jeremy Jeffress 32 RP Vet $850,000 - $850,000 $850,000 0.45 850,000
Happ Ian Happ 25 CF Pre-Arb 2 $624,000 - $624,000 $624,000 0.33 624,000
Caratini Victor Caratini 26 C Pre-Arb 1 $592,000 - $592,000 $592,000 0.32 592,000
Sadler Casey Sadler 29 RP Pre-Arb $577,500 - $577,500 $577,500 0.31 577,500
Wick Rowan Wick 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 $571,500 - $571,500 $571,500 0.31 571,500
Wieck Brad Wieck 28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $571,500 - $571,500 $571,500 0.31 571,500
Mills Alec Mills 28 RP Pre-Arb $569,500 - $569,500 $569,500 0.30 569,500
Underwood Duane Underwood 25 RP Pre-Arb $565,000 - $565,000 $565,000 0.30 565,000


2020 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 % Tax Payroll
Brach Brad Brach 34 RP $500,000 - $500,000 $500,000 0.27 1,125,000


2020 Minor/In the System

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

Player (28) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Morrow Brandon Morrow AAA 35 RP $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0
Perez Hernan Perez AAA 29 2B $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 1,000,000
Tepera Ryan Tepera AAA 32 RP 1 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 900,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler AAA 30 RP 3 $750,000 - $750,000 $750,000 750,000
Olson Tyler Olson AAA 30 RP $650,000 - $650,000 $650,000 0
Cotton Jharel Cotton AAA 28 SP 1 $640,000 - $640,000 $640,000 640,000
Hoerner Nico Hoerner AAA 23 SS 3 $565,000 - $565,000 $565,000 565,000
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay AAA 25 RP 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Amaya Miguel Amaya AA 21 C 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Garcia Robel Garcia AAA 27 2B 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Maples Dillon Maples AAA 28 RP 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Megill Tylor Megill AAA 24 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Miller Tyson Miller AAA 24 P 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 563,500
Norwood James Norwood AAA 26 RP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Rea Colin Rea AAA 30 SP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez AA 23 P 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Short Zack Short AAA 25 2B 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Steele Justin Steele AA 24 SP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $563,500 0
Asuaje Carlos Asuaje AAA 28 2B 1 - - -0 -0 0
Brothers Rex Brothers AAA 32 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Cuevas Noel Cuevas AAA 28 RF 2 - - -0 -0 0
Hultzen Danny Hultzen AAA 30 RP - - -0 -0 0
Joseph Corban Joseph AAA 31 1B - - -0 -0 0
Miller Ian Miller AAA 28 CF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Pelham C.D. Pelham AAA 25 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Phegley Josh Phegley AAA 32 C - - -0 -0 0
Rucker Michael Rucker AAA 26 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Stewart Brock Stewart AAA 28 RP - - -0 -0 0


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $179,031,000 $7,510,000 - $186,541,000 $186,541,000
Retained Salary $500,000 - - $500,000 $500,000
Total Payroll $179,531,000 $7,510,000 - $187,041,000 $187,041,000

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $199,150,333
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $216,650,333
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-8,650,333
Est. Tax Bill (30%) $2,595,100
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $219,245,433