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Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs 2020 Payroll

Cubs 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the Chicago Cubs 2020 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Cubs – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (29) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Lester Jon Lester 36 SP Vet $15,000,000 $5,000,000 - $20,000,000 $10,555,556 12.19 25,833,333
Darvish Yu Darvish 33 SP Vet $22,000,000 - - $22,000,000 $8,148,148 9.41 21,000,000
Heyward Jason Heyward 30 RF Vet $21,000,000 $2,500,000 - $23,500,000 $7,777,778 8.98 23,000,000
Bryant Kris Bryant 28 3B Arb 3 $18,600,000 - - $18,600,000 $6,888,889 7.96 18,600,000
Rizzo Anthony Rizzo 30 1B Vet $16,500,000 - - $16,500,000 $6,111,111 7.06 16,500,000
Kimbrel Craig Kimbrel 32 RP/CL Vet $16,000,000 - - $16,000,000 $5,925,926 6.84 14,000,000
Hendricks Kyle Hendricks 30 SP Arb 3 $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $4,444,444 5.13 13,875,000
Quintana Jose Quintana 31 RP Vet $10,500,000 - - $10,500,000 $4,259,259 4.92 10,500,000
Baez Javier Baez 27 SS Arb 2 $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000 $3,703,704 4.28 10,000,000
Schwarber Kyle Schwarber 27 LF Arb 2 $7,010,000 - - $7,010,000 $2,596,296 3.00 7,010,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 28 C Arb 1 $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $1,666,667 1.92 4,500,000
Chafin Andrew Chafin 30 RP Arb 3 $3,045,000 - - $3,045,000 $471,324 0.54 3,045,000
Kipnis Jason Kipnis 33 2B Vet $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $370,370 0.43 1,000,000
Ryan Kyle Ryan 28 RP Pre-Arb $975,000 - - $975,000 $361,111 0.42 975,000
Bote David Bote 27 2B Pre-Arb $950,000 $10,000 - $960,000 $352,852 0.41 3,000,000
Tepera Ryan Tepera 32 RP Arb 2 $900,000 - - $900,000 $318,408 0.37 900,000
Jeffress Jeremy Jeffress 32 RP Vet $850,000 - - $850,000 $314,815 0.36 850,000
Winkler Daniel Winkler 30 RP Arb 3 $750,000 - - $750,000 $277,778 0.32 750,000
Maybin Cameron Maybin 33 RF Vet $1,500,000 - - $1,500,000 $232,176 0.27 1,500,000
Happ Ian Happ 25 CF Pre-Arb $624,000 - - $624,000 $231,111 0.27 231,111
Caratini Victor Caratini 26 C Pre-Arb $592,000 - - $592,000 $219,259 0.25 219,259
Mills Alec Mills 28 SP Pre-Arb $569,500 - - $569,500 $210,926 0.24 210,926
Hoerner Nico Hoerner 23 SS Pre-Arb $565,000 - - $565,000 $209,259 0.24 209,259
Underwood Duane Underwood 25 RP Pre-Arb $565,000 - - $565,000 $209,259 0.24 209,259
Hamilton Billy Hamilton 29 CF Vet $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $110,558 0.13 110,558
Adam Jason Adam 28 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $109,025 0.13 109,025
Alzolay Adbert Alzolay 25 SP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $37,380 0.04 37,380
Marquez Brailyn Marquez 21 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $3,115 0.00 3,115
Higgins P.J. Higgins 27 C Pre-Arb - - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2020 Injured List

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

Player (7) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Chatwood Tyler Chatwood
(10-day, Elbow)
30 SP Vet $13,000,000 - - $13,000,000 $4,814,815 5.56 12,666,667
Descalso Daniel Descalso
(60-day, Ankle)
33 2B Vet $2,500,000 - - $2,500,000 $925,926 1.07 2,500,000
Wick Rowan Wick
(10-day, Oblique)
27 RP Pre-Arb $571,500 - - $571,500 $211,667 0.24 211,667
Wieck Brad Wieck
(60-day, Hamstring)
28 RP Pre-Arb $571,500 - - $571,500 $211,667 0.24 211,667
Norwood James Norwood
(60-day, Shoulder)
26 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $208,741 0.24 208,741
Vargas Ildemaro Vargas
(10-day, Hamstring)
28 2B Pre-Arb $572,600 - - $572,600 $66,465 0.08 66,465
Rodriguez Manuel Rodriguez
(60-day, Biceps)
23 P Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $9,345 0.01 9,345


2020 Retained Salaries

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Lester Jon Lester 36 SP $10,000,000 - - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 11.55 -
Descalso Daniel Descalso 33 2B $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 1.15 -
Brach Brad Brach 34 RP $500,000 - - $500,000 $500,000 0.58 1,125,000
Martinez Jose Martinez 31 1B $341,413 $125,000 - $466,413 $466,413 0.54 466,413
Souza Steven Souza 31 RF $370,370 - - $370,370 $370,370 0.43 370,370
Sadler Casey Sadler 29 RP $127,680 - - $127,680 $127,680 0.15 127,680


2020 Player Pool

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

Player (32) League Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Martinez Jose Martinez 31 1B $2,000,000 $125,000 - $2,125,000 $320,624 1,625,000
Almora Albert Almora 26 CF $1,575,000 - - $1,575,000 $583,333 1,575,000
Osich Josh Osich 31 RP $850,000 - - $850,000 $98,679 850,000
Brothers Rex Brothers 32 RP $575,000 - - $575,000 $82,654 82,654
Amaya Miguel Amaya AA 21 C $563,500 - - $563,500 $563,500 0
Maples Dillon Maples 28 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $24,920 24,920
Miller Tyson Miller 24 P $563,500 - - $563,500 $6,230 6,230
Rea Colin Rea 30 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $133,945 133,945
Steele Justin Steele 24 SP $563,500 - - $563,500 $12,460 12,460
Perez Hernan Perez 29 2B $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $71,864 71,864
Phegley Josh Phegley 32 C $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $210,064 210,064
Olson Tyler Olson AAA 30 RP $650,000 - - $650,000 $650,000 0
Cotton Jharel Cotton 28 RP $640,000 - - $640,000 $237,037 0
Dermody Matt Dermody 29 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $9,345 9,345
Megill Trevor Megill 26 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $208,704 0
Miller Ian Miller 28 CF $563,500 - - $563,500 $6,230 6,230
Wisdom Patrick Wisdom 28 3B $563,500 - - $563,500 $6,230 6,230
Abbott Cory Abbott 24 P - - - -0 -0 0
Allen Cody Allen 31 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Carraway Burl Carraway 21 P - - - -0 -0 0
Davis Brennen Davis 20 OF - - - -0 -0 0
Gamez Juan Gamez 26 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Hultzen Danny Hultzen AAA 30 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Lobaton Jose Lobaton 35 C - - - -0 -0 0
Mekkes Dakota Mekkes 25 P - - - -0 -0 0
Morel Christopher Morel 21 3B - - - -0 -0 0
Patterson Jack Patterson 24 P - - - -0 -0 0
Pelham C.D. Pelham AAA 25 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Rucker Michael Rucker AAA 26 RP - - - -0 -0 0
Thompson Keegan Thompson 25 P - - - -0 -0 0
Wieland Joe Wieland 30 SP - - - -0 -0 0
Zagunis Mark Zagunis 27 LF - - - -0 -0 0


2020 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
HowardEd Howard 17 SS - $3,745,500 - $3,745,500 $3,745,500 4.33
CarrawayBurl Carraway 21 P - $1,050,000 - $1,050,000 $1,050,000 1.21
MorenoKoen Moreno 18 P - $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 1.04
NwoguJordan Nwogu 21 OF - $678,600 - $678,600 $678,600 0.78
LittleLuke Little 19 P - $492,700 - $492,700 $492,700 0.57


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $168,686,000 $7,510,000 - $176,196,000 $66,116,504
Injured Reserve Money $18,342,600 - - $18,342,600 $6,448,626
Retained Salary $12,339,463 $125,000 - $12,464,463 $12,464,463
Buried Minor Salary $10,944,500 $125,000 - $11,069,500 $1,566,578
Total Payroll $210,312,563 $7,760,000 - $218,072,563 $86,596,171

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $200,756,182
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $218,256,182
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-10,256,182
Est. Tax Bill (30%) $3,076,855
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $221,333,037