Paul Goldschmidt

Age: 36-291d (Sep 10, 1987)
Exp: 12.059 Years
Country: US
College: Texas State
Drafted: Round 8 (#246 overall), 2009
Agent(s): Excel Sports Management
2024 Payroll Salary

$26,000,000

2024 Cash

$26,000,000

Career Earnings

$163,158,606

2020-2024 Extension (CURRENT)

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 5 year , $130,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including $20,000,000 signing bonus, $130,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $26,000,000. In 2024, Goldschmidt will earn a base salary of $22,000,000 and a signing bonus of $4,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $26,000,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $130,000,000
Average Salary:
$26,000,000
Signing Bonus:
$20,000,000
Free Agent:
2025 / UFA
Year Age PayrollAnnual Luxury Tax Tax % League Tax Cash Annual Cash Cumulative
2020 32 $12,148,148 $26,000,000 12.50% $12,148,148 $12,148,148
2021 33 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 12.38% $26,000,000 $38,148,148
2022 34 $26,300,000 $26,000,000 11.30% $26,300,000 $64,448,148
2023 35 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 11.16% $26,000,000 $90,448,148
2024 36 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 10.97% $26,000,000 $116,448,148
2025 37
UFA
Year Age Service Base Salary Signing Proration Incentives Likely Incentives Unlikely Payroll Salary Luxury Tax
2020 32 8.059 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $12,148,148 $26,000,000
2021 33 9.059 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $26,000,000 $26,000,000
2022 34 10.059 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $300,000 - $26,300,000 $26,000,000
2023 35 11.059 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $26,000,000 $26,000,000
2024 36 12.059 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - - $26,000,000 $26,000,000
2025 37 --
UFA
Year Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Cash Total Cash Cumulative AYC Cumulative AYC Remaining
2020 32 $8,148,148 $4,000,000 $12,148,148 $12,148,148 $12,148,148 $23,289,630
2021 33 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $38,148,148 $19,074,074 $26,075,000
2022 34 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,300,000 $64,448,148 $21,482,716 $26,100,000
2023 35 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $90,448,148 $22,612,037 $26,000,000
2024 36 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $116,448,148 $23,289,630 $26,000,000
Contract Notes
  • Full No Trade Clause
  • All Star: $250,000 (2022)
  • Gold Glove: $250,000
  • WS MVP: $150,000
  • LCS MVP: $100,000
  • $50,000 each for Silver Slugger, LDS MVP
  • MVP: $1.5M ($1M for 2nd, $500,000 for 3rd, $250,000 for 4th-5th, $100,000 for 6th-10th)
  • Largest total value contract in St. Louis Cardinals history at the time of signing
Source: MLB contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

2014-2019 Pre-Arbitration Extension

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 5 year , $32,000,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $500,000 signing bonus, $32,000,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $6,400,000.
Contract Terms:
5 yr(s) / $32,000,000
Average Salary:
$6,400,000
Signing Bonus:
$500,000
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2013-2013 Pre-Arb

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 1 year , $500,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $500,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $500,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $500,000
Average Salary:
$500,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2012-2012 Pre-Arb

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 1 year , $482,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $482,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $482,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $482,000
Average Salary:
$482,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2011-2011 Pre-Arb

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 1 year , $414,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $414,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $414,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $414,000
Average Salary:
$414,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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2009-2009 Signing Bonus

Paul Goldschmidt signed a 1 year , $95,000 contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, including $95,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $95,000.
Contract Terms:
1 yr(s) / $95,000
Average Salary:
$95,000
Signing Bonus:
N/A
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Career Earnings thru 2024

$163,158,606

Career Earnings w/ Different Teams

2 teams

Earnings Per Year

Year Age Team(s) Status Cash Total Cash Cumulative Awards
2009 21
Signing Bonus
$95,000
$95,000
2011 23
Active
$133,458
$228,458
2012 24
Active
$482,000
$710,458
2013 25
Active
$500,000
$1,210,458
NL Hank Aaron NL Gold Glove:1B NL Silver Slugger:1B
2014 26
Active
$1,100,000
$2,310,458
2015 27
Active
$3,100,000
$5,410,458
NL Gold Glove:1B NL Silver Slugger:1B
2016 28
Active
$5,850,000
$11,260,458
2017 29
Active
$8,850,000
$20,110,458
NL Gold Glove:1B NL Silver Slugger:1B
2018 30
Active
$11,100,000
$31,210,458
NL Silver Slugger:1B
2019 31
Active / Club Exercised
$15,500,000
$46,710,458
2020 32
Active
$12,148,148
$58,858,606
2021 33
Active
$26,000,000
$84,858,606
NL Gold Glove:1B
2022 34
Active
$26,300,000
$111,158,606
NL Silver Slugger:1B NL MVP All MLB (1st)
2023 35
Active
$26,000,000
$137,158,606
2024 36
Active
$26,000,000
$163,158,606
Total      
$163,158,606
$163,158,606
Year Team(s) Age Base Signing Incentives Cash Total Cash Cumulative
2009
21
$95,000
$95,000
$95,000
2011
23
$133,458
$133,458
$228,458
2012
24
$482,000
$482,000
$710,458
2013
25
$500,000
$500,000
$1,210,458
2014
26
$1,000,000
$100,000
$1,100,000
$2,310,458
2015
27
$3,000,000
$100,000
$3,100,000
$5,410,458
2016
28
$5,750,000
$100,000
$5,850,000
$11,260,458
2017
29
$8,750,000
$100,000
$8,850,000
$20,110,458
2018
30
$11,000,000
$100,000
$11,100,000
$31,210,458
2019
31
$14,500,000
$1,000,000
$15,500,000
$46,710,458
2020
32
$8,148,148
$4,000,000
$12,148,148
$58,858,606
2021
33
$22,000,000
$4,000,000
$26,000,000
$84,858,606
2022
34
$22,000,000
$4,000,000
$300,000
$26,300,000
$111,158,606
2023
35
$22,000,000
$4,000,000
$26,000,000
$137,158,606
2024
36
$22,000,000
$4,000,000
$26,000,000
$163,158,606
Total
$141,263,606
$20,595,000
$1,300,000
$163,158,606
$163,158,606

Earnings Per Team

Years Team Base Signing Incentives Cash Cumulative
9 $30,615,458 $595,000 - $31,210,458
6 $110,648,148 $20,000,000 $1,300,000 $131,948,148
  • Mar 21, 2019 Signed a 5 year $130 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
  • Dec 05, 2018 Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Arizona (ARI) for Luke Weaver|17703, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and 2019 1st round pick
  • Oct 30, 2018 Arizona (ARI) exercised a $14.5M club option for 2019
  • Mar 29, 2013 Signed a 5 year $32 million extension with Arizona (ARI)
  • Mar 03, 2012 Signed a 1 year $482k contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Jun 30, 2009 Signed a contract with Arizona (ARI)
  • Jun 09, 2009 Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 8 (#246 overall)
Year Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB K SB AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
2024 STL 69 69 274 34 63 9 0 8 27 96 26 87 3 .230 .301 .301 .651 0.28
2023 STL 154 154 593 89 159 31 0 25 80 265 87 161 11 .268 .363 .363 .810 3.37
2022 STL 151 150 561 106 178 41 0 35 115 324 79 141 7 .317 .404 .404 .982 7.86
2021 STL 158 157 603 102 177 36 2 31 99 310 67 136 12 .294 .365 .365 .879 6.14
2020 STL 58 58 191 31 58 13 0 6 21 89 37 43 1 .304 .417 .417 .883 2.06
2019 STL 161 155 597 97 155 25 1 34 97 284 78 166 3 .260 .346 .346 .822 2.58
2018 ARI 158 156 593 95 172 35 5 33 83 316 90 173 7 .290 .389 .389 .922 5.48
2017 ARI 155 152 558 117 166 34 3 36 120 314 94 147 18 .297 .404 .404 .967 6.31
2016 ARI 158 158 579 106 172 34 3 24 95 284 110 150 32 .297 .411 .411 .902 4.96
2015 ARI 159 157 567 103 182 38 2 33 110 323 118 151 21 .321 .435 .435 1.005 8.31
2014 ARI 109 108 406 75 122 39 1 19 69 220 64 110 9 .300 .396 .396 .938 4.71
2013 ARI 160 158 602 103 182 36 3 36 125 332 99 145 15 .302 .401 .401 .952 6.33
2012 ARI 145 136 514 82 147 43 1 20 82 252 60 130 18 .286 .359 .359 .849 3.43
2011 ARI 48 41 156 28 39 9 1 8 26 74 20 53 4 .250 .333 .333 .807 0.38
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