Nolan Arenado

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St. Louis Cardinals 3rd Base Age: 30-294d Exp: 8.155 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 2022, 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 $29,429,500

    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 $25,000 $35,025,000 $20,570,500 $20,595,500($59,633,463)
    2022 Contract details by year 31 $35,000,000 - $24,985,055 $35,000,000 $29,429,500 $29,429,500($89,062,963)
    2023 Contract details by year 32 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $14,000,000 $14,000,000($103,062,963)
    2024 Contract details by year 33 $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $30,000,000 $30,000,000($133,062,963)
    2025 Contract details by year 34 $32,000,000 - $32,000,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000($160,062,963)
    2026 Contract details by year 35 $27,000,000 - $27,000,000 $27,000,000 $27,000,000($187,062,963)
    2027 Contract details by year 36 $15,000,000 - $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000($202,062,963)
    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 SILVER SLUGGER:3B,
    NL GOLD GLOVE:3B
    $512,500 - - $512,500
    2016 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B,
    NL SILVER SLUGGER:3B
    $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B,
    NL SILVER SLUGGER:3B
    $11,750,000 - - $11,750,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B,
    NL SILVER SLUGGER: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 NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $20,570,500 - $25,000 $20,595,500
    2021 Player Cash Earnings NL GOLD GLOVE:3B $14,429,500 - - $14,429,500
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $109,413,340 $625,000 $100,000 $110,138,340
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $29,429,500 - - $29,429,500
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $5,570,500 - - $5,570,500
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $14,000,000 - - $14,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $21,000,000 - - $21,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $30,000,000 - - $30,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $27,000,000 - - $27,000,000
    2025 Player Cash Earnings $5,000,000 - - $5,000,000
    2026 Player Cash Earnings $27,000,000 - - $27,000,000
    2027 Player Cash Earnings $15,000,000 - - $15,000,000
    $288,413,340 $625,000 $100,000 $289,138,340
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $88,842,840 $625,000 - $89,542,840
    1 seasons Player Cash Earnings $20,570,500 - - $20,595,500
    * 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

    Nov 7 2021Exercised a $35 million player option for 2022 with St. Louis (STL)
    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)

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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 157 157 593 81 151 34 3 34 105 50 2 96 .255 .312 .494 .806 4.16
    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 1,236 1,220 4,711 730 1,356 296 30 269 865 412 18 780 0.288 0.345 0.535 0.879 44.42