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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 (26) 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 15.18 23,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 29 3B Arb 4 $19,500,000 - $19,500,000 $19,500,000 12.59 19,500,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 31 1B Vet $16,500,000 - $16,500,000 $16,500,000 10.66 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 33 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - $16,000,000 $16,000,000 10.33 14,000,000
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 31 SP Vet $14,000,000 - $14,000,000 $14,000,000 9.04 14,000,000
Baez Javier Baez 28 SS Arb 3 $11,650,000 - $11,650,000 $11,650,000 7.52 11,650,000
Davies Zach Davies 28 SP Arb 3 1 $8,630,000 - $8,630,000 $8,630,000 5.57 8,630,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 29 C Arb 2 2 $6,650,000 - $6,650,000 $6,650,000 4.29 6,650,000
Pederson Joc Pederson 29 LF Vet $4,500,000 - $4,500,000 $4,500,000 2.91 7,000,000
Williams Trevor Williams 29 SP Arb 2 3 $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 1.61 2,500,000
Chafin Andrew Chafin 31 RP Vet $2,250,000 - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 1.45 2,750,000
Bote David Bote 28 2B Pre-Arb 2 $1,000,000 $10,000 $1,010,000 $1,010,000 0.65 3,000,000
Duffy Matt Duffy 30 3B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.65 1,000,000
Sogard Eric Sogard 35 3B Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.65 1,000,000
Wolters Tony Wolters 29 C Arb 3 1 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.65 1,000,000
Brothers Rex Brothers 33 RP Vet 1 $850,000 - $850,000 $850,000 0.55 850,000
Tepera Ryan Tepera 33 RP Arb 3 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.52 800,000
Mills Alec Mills 29 RP Pre-Arb $600,000 - $600,000 $600,000 0.39 600,000
Maples Dillon Maples 29 RP Pre-Arb $576,500 - $576,500 $576,500 0.37 576,500
Adam Jason Adam 29 RP Pre-Arb 2 $592,500 - $592,500 $557,375 0.36 557,375
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 26 SP Pre-Arb 1 $573,000 - $573,000 $542,256 0.35 542,256
Steele Justin Steele 25 SP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $499,921 0.32 499,921
Vargas Ildemaro Vargas 29 2B Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $475,385 0.31 475,385
Thompson Keegan Thompson 26 SP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $472,318 0.31 472,318
Martini Nick Martini 31 RF Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $456,983 0.30 456,983
Wieck Brad Wieck 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $450,849 0.29 450,849


2021 Injured List

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

Player (10) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Happ Ian Happ
(10-day, Ribs)
26 CF Arb 1 2 $4,100,000 - $4,100,000 $4,100,000 2.65 4,100,000
Arrieta Jake Arrieta
(10-day, Thumb)
35 SP Vet $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.58 6,000,000
Romine Austin Romine
(60-day, Wrist)
32 C Vet $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0.97 1,500,000
Marisnick Jake Marisnick
(10-day, Hamstring)
30 CF Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.65 1,500,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler
(10-day, Arm)
31 RP Arb 4 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.58 900,000
Miller Shelby Miller
(10-day, Back)
30 SP Vet $875,000 - $875,000 $875,000 0.57 875,000
Holder Jonathan Holder
(60-day, Pectoral)
28 RP Arb 1 1 $750,000 - $750,000 $750,000 0.48 750,000
Wick Rowan Wick
(60-day, Oblique)
28 RP Pre-Arb 1 $593,000 - $593,000 $593,000 0.38 593,000
Hoerner Nico Hoerner
(10-day, Ribs)
24 2B Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $502,988 0.32 502,988
Megill Trevor Megill
(10-day, Arm)
27 RP Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $490,720 0.32 490,720


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (2) 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 1.94 3,000,000
Workman Brandon Workman 32 RP $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.65 1,000,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (24) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Strop Pedro Strop 36 RP $800,000 - $800,000 $21,505 21,505
Stewart Kohl Stewart 26 SP 2 $700,000 - $700,000 $3,763 3,763
Miller Tyson Miller 25 SP 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $107,345 107,345
Abbott Cory Abbott 25 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Amaya Miguel Amaya 22 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 22 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Morel Christopher Morel 22 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez 24 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Morgan Adam Morgan 31 RP $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 900,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 29 RP 1 $800,000 - $800,000 $25,806 25,806
Hermosillo Michael Hermosillo 26 CF $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 575,000
Alcantara Sergio Alcantara 24 2B - - -0 -0 0
Biagini Joseph Biagini 31 RP - - -0 -0 0
Bourque James Bourque 27 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Gushue Taylor Gushue 27 C - - -0 -0 0
Higgins P.J. Higgins 28 C - - -0 -0 0
Jewell Jake Jewell 28 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Lobaton Jose Lobaton 36 C - - -0 -0 0
Maybin Cameron Maybin 34 RF - - -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 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Stock Robert Stock 31 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Wisdom Patrick Wisdom 29 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
HernandezCristian Hernandez 0 SS - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 1.94


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $134,024,500 $2,510,000 - $136,534,500 $135,971,587
Injured Reserve Money $14,859,000 - - $14,859,000 $14,711,708
Retained Salary $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Buried Minor Salary $2,870,500 - - $2,870,500 $158,419
Total Payroll $155,754,000 $2,510,000 - $158,264,000 $154,841,714

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $159,831,714
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $177,831,714
Comp. Balance Tax Space $32,168,286