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Chicago Cubs 2019 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2019 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

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Active Players (25) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Lester Jon Lester 35 SP Vet $22,500,000 $5,000,000 $27,500,000 $27,500,000 12.63 25,833,333
Heyward Jason Heyward 29 RF Vet $20,000,000 $2,500,000 $22,500,000 $22,500,000 10.34 23,000,000
Darvish Yu Darvish 32 SP Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 9.19 21,000,000
Hamels Cole Hamels 35 SP Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 9.19 20,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 27 3B Arb 2 3 $12,900,000 - $12,900,000 $12,900,000 5.93 12,900,000
Chatwood Tyler Chatwood 29 RP Vet $12,500,000 - $12,500,000 $12,500,000 5.74 12,666,667
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 29 1B Vet $11,000,000 $285,714 $11,285,714 $11,285,714 5.19 5,857,143
Quintana Jose Quintana 30 SP Vet $10,500,000 - $10,500,000 $10,500,000 4.82 10,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 31 RP/CL Vet $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 4.59 14,333,333
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 29 SP Arb 2 3 $7,405,000 - $7,405,000 $7,405,000 3.40 7,405,000
Cishek Steve Cishek 33 RP Vet $6,500,000 - $6,500,000 $6,500,000 2.99 6,500,000
Strop Pedro Strop 34 RP/CL Vet $6,250,000 - $6,250,000 $6,250,000 2.87 6,250,000
Baez Javier Baez 26 SS Arb 1 2 $5,200,000 - $5,200,000 $5,200,000 2.39 5,200,000
Kintzler Brandon Kintzler 34 RP Vet $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 2.30 5,000,000
Russell Addison Russell 25 SS Arb 2 3 $3,400,000 - $3,400,000 $3,400,000 1.56 3,400,000
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 26 LF Arb 1 2 $3,390,000 - $3,390,000 $3,390,000 1.56 3,390,000
Castellanos Nick Castellanos 27 RF Arb 3 3 $9,950,000 - $9,950,000 $2,859,700 1.31 2,859,700
Phelps David Phelps 32 RP Vet $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $833,342 0.38 833,342
Caratini Victor Caratini 25 C Pre-Arb 1 $569,500 - $569,500 $569,500 0.26 569,500
Ryan Kyle Ryan 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $528,168 0.24 528,168
Holland Derek Holland 32 RP Vet $6,500,000 - $6,500,000 $475,000 0.22 0
Wick Rowan Wick 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $256,624 0.12 256,624
Happ Ian Happ 24 CF Pre-Arb 3 $603,500 - $603,500 $214,170 0.10 214,170
Kemp Tony Kemp 27 LF Pre-Arb $583,600 - $583,600 $191,418 0.09 191,418
Lucroy Jonathan Lucroy 33 C Vet $555,000 - $555,000 $158,152 0.07 158,152


2019 Injured List

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Morrow Brandon Morrow (60-day) 34 RP/CL Vet $9,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,000,000 4.14 10,500,000
Descalso Daniel Descalso (10-day) 32 2B Vet $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000 0.69 2,500,000
Cedeno Xavier Cedeno (60-day) 32 RP Arb 3 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.41 900,000
Contreras Willson Contreras (10-day) 27 C Pre-Arb 2 $684,000 - $684,000 $684,000 0.31 684,000
Webster Allen Webster (60-day) 29 SP Pre-Arb $650,000 - $650,000 $618,615 0.28 618,615
Graveman Kendall Graveman (60-day) 28 SP Arb 1 1 $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 0.26 575,000


2019 Suspended/Restricted

Salaries from players who have been suspended/restricted, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Zobrist Ben Zobrist 38 2B Vet $12,000,000 $500,000 $12,500,000 $3,086,022 1.42 3,086,022


2019 Retained Salaries

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

Player (8) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Brach Brad Brach 33 RP $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 0.80 3,000,000
Montgomery Mike Montgomery 29 RP $1,443,011 - $1,443,011 $1,443,011 0.66 1,443,011
Edwards C.J. Edwards 27 RP $770,194 - $770,194 $770,194 0.35 770,194
Collins Tim Collins 29 RP $243,011 - $243,011 $243,011 0.11 243,011
Maldonado Martin Maldonado 32 C $228,495 - $228,495 $228,495 0.10 228,495
Gonzalez Carlos Gonzalez 33 RF $77,584 - $77,584 $77,584 0.04 77,584
Tseng Jen-Ho Tseng 24 RP $10,827 - $10,827 $10,827 0.00 10,827
Shepherd Chandler Shepherd 26 SP $1,944 - $1,944 $1,944 0.00 1,944


2019 Minor/In the System

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

Player (43) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Duensing Brian Duensing 36 RP $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $3,500,000 3,500,000
Barnette Tony Barnette 35 RP 3 $750,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 750,000
Bote David Bote 26 3B 2 $561,500 $10,000 $571,500 $571,500 561,500
Steele Justin Steele 23 SP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 150,000
Wieck Brad Wieck 27 RP 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $555,000 555,000
Almora Albert Almora 25 CF 2 $615,500 - $615,500 $466,569 466,569
Zagunis Mark Zagunis 26 LF 1 $556,500 - $556,500 $176,528 176,528
Rosario Randy Rosario 25 RP 1 $564,000 - $564,000 $130,376 130,376
Davis Taylor Davis 29 C 3 $555,000 - $555,000 $110,408 110,408
Garcia Robel Garcia 26 2B $555,000 - $555,000 $86,536 86,536
Maples Dillon Maples 27 RP 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $83,552 83,552
De La Cruz Oscar De La Cruz 24 RP 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $61,239 61,239
Mills Alec Mills 27 RP 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $47,744 47,744
Underwood Duane Underwood 24 SP 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $38,792 38,792
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 24 RP 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $35,808 35,808
Adduci Jim Adduci 34 CF 1 $555,000 - $555,000 $32,824 32,824
Norwood James Norwood 25 RP 2 $555,000 - $555,000 $5,968 5,968
Baldonado Alberto Baldonado AAA 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Bernard Wynton Bernard 28 LF - - -0 -0 0
Black Corey Black AAA 27 SP - - -0 -0 0
Borenstein Zach Borenstein AAA 28 LF - - -0 -0 0
Brooks Craig Brooks AAA 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Castillo Erick Castillo AAA 26 C - - -0 -0 0
Clarkin Ian Clarkin AAA 24 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Clifton Trevor Clifton AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Dewees Donnie Dewees AAA 25 OF - - -0 -0 0
Evans Phillip Evans AAA 27 3B 2 - - -0 -0 0
Field Johnny Field AAA 27 OF 2 - - -0 -0 0
Gonzalez Eric Gonzalez AAA 22 C - - -0 -0 0
Hagerty Luke Hagerty 38 RP - - -0 -0 0
Hultzen Danny Hultzen AAA 29 RP - - -0 -0 0
Lillis-White Conor Lillis-White AAA 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Lorenzo Rafelin Lorenzo AAA 22 C - - -0 -0 0
Lugo Luis Lugo AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Machado Dixon Machado 27 2B - - -0 -0 0
Martinez Eddy Julio Martinez 0 CF - - -0 -0 0
Mekkes Dakota Mekkes AAA 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Rea Colin Rea AAA 28 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Remillard Will Remillard AAA 26 C - - -0 -0 0
Robinson Duncan Robinson AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Vargas Alexander Vargas AAA 21 P - - -0 -0 0
Vasto Jerry Vasto AAA 0 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Zagurski Mike Zagurski 36 RP - - -0 -0 0


2019 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (8) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
QuinteroRonnier Quintero 16 C - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 $3,000,000 1.38
JensenRyan Jensen 21 P - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0.92
MadeKevin Made 0 SS - $1,700,000 $1,700,000 $1,700,000 0.78
StrumpfChase Strumpf 21 2B - $1,050,300 $1,050,300 $1,050,300 0.48
AltuveBrayan Altuve 0 C - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.46
HearnEthan Hearn 18 C - $950,000 $950,000 $950,000 0.44
HerzDavidjohn Herz 18 P - $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0.23
McAveneMichael McAvene 21 P - $500,000 $500,000 $500,000 0.23
ClarkeChris Clarke 20 P - $426,600 $426,600 $426,600 0.20
SchlafferTyler Schlaffer 18 P - $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 0.11
BurgmannJosh Burgmann 21 P - $225,000 $225,000 $225,000 0.10
BiggeHunter Bigge 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
BryantZach Bryant 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
CollierManny Collier 18 CF - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
LaskeyAdam Laskey 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
OquendoJohzan Oquendo 18 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
ReynoldsRyan Reynolds 21 3B - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.06
AlmanzarElian Almanzar 19 P - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.03
CombsShane Combs 22 P - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.02
DeppermannBrad Deppermann 23 P - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.02
ByrdGrayson Byrd 23 SS - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
DaltonTanner Dalton 22 P - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
HillDarius Hill 21 OF - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
MaldonadoNelson Maldonado 22 OF - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
UeckertCayne Ueckert 23 P - $5,000 $5,000 $5,000 0.00
KingBryan King 22 P - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00
MooreAlex Moore 22 P - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00
OlsonJacob Olson 22 SS - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00
TaylorZac Taylor 23 OF - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00
WindhamBryce Windham 22 2B - $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 0.00


2019 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Total
Active Payroll $190,416,788
Injured Reserve Money $13,277,615
Retained Salary $4,525,066
Buried Minor Salary $6,347,844
Total Payroll $217,653,335
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $198,916,600 $7,785,714 - $206,702,314 $190,416,788
Injured Reserve Money $13,309,000 - - $13,309,000 $13,277,615
Suspended/Restricted Money $12,000,000 $500,000 - $12,500,000 $3,086,022
Retained Salary $4,525,066 - - $4,525,066 $4,525,066
Buried Minor Salary $11,542,500 $10,000 $250,000 $11,802,500 $6,347,844
Total Payroll $240,293,166 $8,295,714 $250,000 $248,838,880 $217,653,335

 

2019 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $206,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $204,598,460
Estimated Player Benefits $14,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $0
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $219,098,460
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-13,098,460
Est. Tax Bill (20%) $2,619,692
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $221,718,152