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Houston Astros 2020 Payroll

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

Astros – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Altuve Jose Altuve 30 2B Vet $26,000,000 $3,000,000 $29,000,000 $12,703,704 15.39 23,357,143
Springer George Springer 30 CF Arb 4 $21,000,000 - $21,000,000 $7,777,778 9.42 21,000,000
Greinke Zack Greinke 36 SP Vet $32,000,000 $3,000,000 $35,000,000 $6,950,617 8.42 24,083,333
Brantley Michael Brantley 33 LF Vet $15,000,000 $1,000,000 $16,000,000 $6,555,556 7.94 16,000,000
Bregman Alex Bregman 26 3B Arb 1 3 $11,000,000 $1,666,667 $12,666,666 $5,740,741 6.96 20,000,000
Reddick Josh Reddick 33 RF Vet $13,000,000 - $13,000,000 $4,814,815 5.83 13,000,000
Gurriel Yulieski Gurriel 36 1B Pre-Arb 2 $8,300,000 $400,000 $8,700,000 $3,474,074 4.21 9,500,000
Pressly Ryan Pressly 31 RP/CL Vet $8,750,000 - $8,750,000 $3,240,741 3.93 6,800,000
Correa Carlos Correa 25 SS Arb 2 3 $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $2,962,963 3.59 8,000,000
McCullers Lance McCullers 26 SP Arb 3 2 $4,100,000 - $4,100,000 $1,518,519 1.84 4,100,000
Peacock Brad Peacock 32 RP Arb 4 $3,900,000 - $3,900,000 $1,444,444 1.75 3,900,000
Maldonado Martin Maldonado 33 C Vet $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $1,296,296 1.57 3,500,000
Diaz Aledmys Diaz 29 SS Arb 1 $2,600,000 - $2,600,000 $962,963 1.17 2,600,000
Garneau Dustin Garneau 32 C Pre-Arb $650,000 - $650,000 $240,741 0.29 650,000
James Josh James 27 SP Pre-Arb 3 $590,700 - $590,700 $218,778 0.27 590,700
Valdez Framber Valdez 26 SP Pre-Arb 2 $582,200 - $582,200 $215,630 0.26 582,200
Urquidy Jose Urquidy 25 SP Pre-Arb 2 $574,600 - $574,600 $212,815 0.26 574,600
Toro-Hernandez Abraham Toro-Hernandez 23 3B Pre-Arb 3 $573,700 - $573,700 $212,481 0.26 573,700
Straw Myles Straw 25 CF Pre-Arb 2 $571,300 - $571,300 $211,593 0.26 571,300
Tucker Kyle Tucker 23 LF Pre-Arb 1 $568,700 - $568,700 $210,630 0.26 568,700
Sneed Cy Sneed 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 $568,300 - $568,300 $210,481 0.26 568,300
Javier Cristian Javier 23 SP Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.25 563,500
Paredes Enoli Paredes 24 RP Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.25 563,500
Bielak Brandon Bielak 24 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $196,244 0.24 563,500
Scrubb Andre Scrubb 25 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $193,129 0.23 563,500
Mayfield Jack Mayfield 29 2B Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $180,670 0.22 563,500
Raley Brooks Raley 32 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $152,635 0.18 563,500
Garcia Luis Garcia 23 RP Pre-Arb $18,690 - $18,690 $93,450 0.11 563,500


2020 Injured List

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

Player (7) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Verlander Justin Verlander
(10-day, Arm)
37 SP Vet $33,000,000 - $33,000,000 $12,222,222 14.81 33,000,000
Osuna Roberto Osuna
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
25 RP/CL Arb 3 3 $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $3,703,704 4.49 10,000,000
Devenski Chris Devenski
(10-day, Elbow)
29 RP Arb 2 3 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $740,741 0.90 2,000,000
Alvarez Yordan Alvarez
(60-day, Knee)
23 DH Pre-Arb 3 $607,000 - $607,000 $224,815 0.27 607,000
Pruitt Austin Pruitt
(60-day, Elbow)
30 RP Pre-Arb $584,900 - $584,900 $216,630 0.26 584,900
Armenteros Rogelio Armenteros
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
26 SP Pre-Arb 2 $569,100 - $569,100 $210,778 0.26 569,100
Taylor Blake Taylor
(10-day, Elbow)
24 RP Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.25 563,500


2020 Reserve/Exempt

Salaries from players who are exempt, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Smith Joe Smith 36 RP $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $1,481,481 1.80 4,000,000


2020 Reserve/Suspended

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Emanuel Kent Emanuel 28 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Martes Francis Martes 24 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0


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 % Lux. Tax Salary
Singleton Jon Singleton 28 1B $250,000 - $250,000 $250,000 0.30 -


2020 Player Pool

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

Player (27) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Biagini Joseph Biagini 30 RP 1 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $237,704 1,000,000
Abreu Bryan Abreu 23 RP 2 $567,200 - $567,200 $47,025 567,200
Bailey Brandon Bailey 25 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $74,760 563,500
Castellanos Humberto Castellanos 22 RP $563,500 - $563,500 $96,565 563,500
De Jong Chase De Jong 26 SP 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $24,920 563,500
Jones Taylor Jones 26 1B 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $52,955 563,500
Perez Cionel Perez 24 RP 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $80,990 563,500
Rodriguez Nivaldo Rodriguez 23 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $59,185 563,500
Sanabria Carlos Sanabria 23 RP $563,500 - $563,500 $34,265 563,500
Stubbs Garrett Stubbs 27 C 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $149,520 563,500
Conine Brett Conine 23 P - - -0 -0 0
Dawson Ronnie Dawson 25 OF - - -0 -0 0
De Goti Alex De Goti 25 SS - - -0 -0 0
Dubin Shawn Dubin 24 P - - -0 -0 0
Ferguson Drew Ferguson 27 CF - - -0 -0 0
Garza Ralph Garza 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Lee Korey Lee 21 C - - -0 -0 0
McCormick Chas McCormick 25 OF - - -0 -0 0
Meyers Jake Meyers 24 OF - - -0 -0 0
Papierski Michael Papierski 24 C - - -0 -0 0
Pena Jeremy Pena 22 SS - - -0 -0 0
Ritchie Jamie Ritchie 27 C - - -0 -0 0
Shaver Colton Shaver 24 C - - -0 -0 0
Tanielu Nick Tanielu 27 3B - - -0 -0 0
Torres Jojanse Torres 24 SP - - -0 -0 0
Velazquez Hector Velazquez 31 RP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Whitley Forrest Whitley 22 P - - -0 -0 0


2020 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
Santos IIAlex Santos II 18 P - $1,250,000 $1,250,000 $1,250,000 1.51
BrownTy Brown 21 P - $577,000 $577,000 $577,000 0.70
DanielsZach Daniels 21 OF - $400,000 $400,000 $400,000 0.48
WhitcombShay Whitcomb 21 SS - $56,000 $56,000 $56,000 0.07


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $165,229,190 $9,066,667 - $174,295,856 $62,409,896
Injured Reserve Money $47,324,500 - - $47,324,500 $17,527,594
Reserve/Exempt Money $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $1,481,481
Retained Salary $250,000 - - $250,000 $250,000
Buried Minor Salary $6,075,200 - - $6,075,200 $857,889
Total Payroll $222,878,890 $9,066,667 - $231,945,556 $82,526,860

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $217,864,176
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $235,364,176
Comp. Balance Tax Space $-27,364,176
Est. Tax Bill (20%, Surcharge 12%) $6,356,536
Est. Payroll + Tax Bill $241,720,712