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Nolan Arenado

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St. Louis Cardinals 3rd Base Age: 30-364d Exp: 7.155 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 2 (#59 overall), 2009 College: El Toro HS Agent(s): (Wasserman)

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  • Current Contract

    Nolan Arenado signed a 8 year / $260,000,000 contract with the Colorado Rockies, including $260,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $32,500,000. In 2021, Arenado will earn a base salary of $35,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $35,000,000. Arenado's adjusted salary with the St. Louis Cardinals is $20,000,000

    Contract: 8 yr(s) / $260,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $32,500,000
    Free Agent: 2028 / UFA
    Year   Age Status Base Salary Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 28 $26,000,000 $50,000 $26,050,000 $26,050,000 $26,050,000($26,050,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 29 $35,000,000 $25,000 $35,025,000 $12,962,963 $12,987,963($39,037,963)
    2021 Contract details by year 30 $35,000,000 - $17,500,000 $35,000,000 $20,000,000 -($39,037,963)
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $35,000,000 $35,000,000($74,037,963)
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $27,800,000 $27,800,000($101,837,963)
    2024 Contract details by year 33 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $27,800,000 $27,800,000($129,637,963)
    2025 Contract details by year 34 $32,000,000 - $32,000,000 $24,800,000 $24,800,000($154,437,963)
    2026 Contract details by year 35 $27,000,000 - $27,000,000 $19,800,000 $19,800,000($174,237,963)
    2027 Contract details by year 36 $15,000,000 - $15,000,000 $7,800,000 $7,800,000($182,037,963)
    2028 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • Player Opt-Out available after 2021 & 2022
    • Full No-Trade Clause
    • All Star: $25,000
    • MVP/Comeback Player: $100,000
    • LCS MPV/World Series MVP: $75,000
    • Silver Slugger: $50,000
    • Gold Glove: $25,000
    • Colorado paying all $35M 2021 salary, $15M in 2021
      If Arenado doesn't opt out after 2022, COL will send STL the remaining $20M to be paid out $4M each of 2023-2027
      If Arenado does opt out after 2021/2022, COL will pay Arenado the $20M directly
    • Remaining $16M paid from COL will reduce 2022-2027 salaries by $2.6M

    Previous Contracts

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    2021-2027Retained

    Contract: 6 yr(s) / $51,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $8,500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2019-2019

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $26,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $26,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2017-2018

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $29,500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $14,750,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2016

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $5,000,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $5,000,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2015-2015

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $512,500
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $512,500
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2014-2014

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $500,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $500,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2013-2013

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $490,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $490,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $625,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $625,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings - $625,000 - $625,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $415,027 - - $415,027
    2014 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $500,000 - - $500,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $512,500 - - $512,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $11,750,000 - - $11,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $17,272,850 - - $17,272,850
    2019 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $26,000,000 - $50,000 $26,050,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $12,962,963 - $25,000 $12,987,963
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $89,413,340 $625,000 $75,000 $90,113,340
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $35,000,000 - - $35,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $27,800,000 - - $27,800,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - $7,200,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $27,800,000 - - $27,800,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - $7,200,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $24,800,000 - - $24,800,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - $7,200,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $19,800,000 - - $19,800,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - $7,200,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $7,800,000 - - $7,800,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $7,200,000 - - $7,200,000
    $268,413,340 $625,000 $75,000 $269,113,340
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $89,413,340 $625,000 - $90,113,340
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Fines

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    04/13/2018 Player contract details by year Fighting 5 games $477,150 Role in a brawl against San Diego (SD)
    5 $477,150
  • Transactions

    Jan 29 2021Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Colorado (COL) for Austin Gomber, Mateo Gil, Elehuris Montero, Tony Locey and Jake Sommers
    Feb 26 2019Signed an 8 year $260 million contract extension with Colorado (COL)
    Jan 31 2019Signed a 1 year $26 million contract with Colorado (COL), settling in arbitration
    Apr 13 2018Suspended 5 games for his role in a brawl against San Diego (SD), forfeiting $477,150 in 2018 salary with Colorado (COL)
    Jan 13 2017Signed a 2 year $29.5 million contract with Colorado (COL), avoiding arbitration
    Jan 15 2016Signed a 1 year $5 million contract with Colorado (COL), avoiding arbitration
    Mar 6 2015Signed a 1 year $512,500 contract with Colorado (COL)
    Mar 3 2014Signed a 1 year $500k contract with Colorado (COL)
    Jul 6 2009Signed a contract with Colorado (COL)
    Jun 9 2009Drafted by Colorado (COL): Round 2 (#59 overall)

  • Injuries

    A look at the injuries for Nolan Arenado, and the financial implications.

  • 2021 Player Rankings

    A visual look at how Nolan Arenado ranks across the league, conference, division, and team.

     

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2021 STL 12 12 47 7 15 3 0 3 8 4 0 10 .319 .373 .574 .947 0.35
    2020 COL 48 48 182 23 46 9 0 8 26 15 0 20 .253 .303 .434 .737 1.42
    2019 COL 155 151 588 102 185 31 2 41 118 62 3 93 .315 .379 .583 .962 5.72
    2018 COL 156 154 590 104 175 38 2 38 110 73 2 122 .297 .374 .561 .935 5.64
    2017 COL 159 156 606 100 187 43 7 37 130 62 3 106 .309 .373 .586 .959 7.2
    2016 COL 160 159 618 116 181 35 6 41 133 68 2 103 .293 .361 .568 .929 6.6
    2015 COL 157 156 616 97 177 43 4 42 130 34 2 110 .287 .323 .575 .898 5.82
    2014 COL 111 111 432 58 124 34 2 18 61 25 2 58 .287 .328 .500 .828 4.06
    2013 COL 133 128 486 49 130 29 4 10 52 23 2 72 .267 .301 .405 .706 3.8
    Totals 1,091 1,075 4,165 656 1,220 265 27 238 768 366 16 694 0.293 0.349 0.541 0.890 40.61