St. Louis Cardinals 2024 Financial Summary

A current summary of St. Louis Cardinals 2024 player cap & cash figures.

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Total Payroll Allocations

$190,957,567 / 11th

Adjusted Payroll Total

$176,489,062

Tax Space

$23,122,051

Cash Total

$180,377,395 / 12th

2024 Active Roster

Pre-Arbitration
Arbitration
Player Option
Opt-Out
Club Option
Mutual Option
Vested Option
Estimate
Player (26) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Goldschmidt
1
Paul Goldschmidt
1B 36 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 10.97% $26,000,000 2025
Arenado
2
Nolan Arenado
3B 33 $24,000,000 $25,555,555 10.78% $24,000,000 2028
Mikolas
3
Miles Mikolas
SP 35 $17,666,667 $18,583,333 7.84% $16,000,000 2026
Gibson
4
Kyle Gibson
SP 36 $12,000,000 $13,000,000 5.49% $12,000,000 2026
Gray
5
Sonny Gray
SP 34 $10,000,000 $25,000,000 10.55% $10,000,000 2028
Lynn
6
Lance Lynn
SP 37 $10,000,000 $11,000,000 4.64% $10,000,000 2026
Helsley
7
Ryan Helsley
RP 29 $3,800,000 $3,800,000 1.60% $3,800,000 2026
Kittredge
8
Andrew Kittredge
RP 34 $2,630,000 $2,630,000 1.11% $2,630,000 2025
Carlson
9
Dylan Carlson
CF 25 $2,350,000 $2,350,000 0.99% $2,350,000 2027
Crawford
10
Brandon Crawford
SS 37 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 0.84% $2,000,000 2025
King
11
John King
RP 29 $1,005,000 $1,005,000 0.42% - 2028
Romero
12
JoJo Romero
RP 27 $860,000 $860,000 0.36% $860,000 2027
Donovan
13
Brendan Donovan
2B 27 $757,200 $757,200 0.32% $757,200 2028
Gorman
14
Nolan Gorman
2B 24 $755,550 $755,550 0.32% $755,550
Burleson
15
Alec Burleson
RF 25 $750,050 $750,050 0.32% $750,050
Liberatore
16
Matthew Liberatore
RP 24 $747,200 $747,200 0.32% $747,200
Herrera
17
Iván Herrera
C 24 $743,150 $743,150 0.31% $743,150
Winn
18
Masyn Winn
SS 22 $742,250 $742,250 0.31% $742,250
Siani
19
Mike Siani
OF 24 $741,650 $741,650 0.31% $741,650
Carpenter
20
Matt Carpenter
3B 38 $740,000 $740,000 0.31% $740,000 2025
Fernandez
21
Ryan Fernandez
P 26 $740,000 $740,000 0.31% $740,000
Pages
22
Pedro Pages
C 25 $656,370 $656,370 0.28% $656,370
Pallante
23
Andre Pallante
RP 25 $614,419 $614,419 0.26% $614,419
Leahy
24
Kyle Leahy
P 27 $596,700 $596,700 0.25% $596,700
Fermin
25
Jose Fermin
2B 25 $548,964 $548,964 0.23% $548,964
Roycroft
26
Chris Roycroft
RP 27 $525,096 $525,096 0.22% $525,096

2024 Injured List

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

Player (9) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Contreras
1
Willson Contreras
C 32 $18,000,000 $17,500,000 7.38% $18,000,000
Matz
2
Steven Matz
SP 33 $12,500,000 $11,000,000 4.64% $12,000,000
Edman
3
Tommy Edman
SS 29 $7,000,000 $8,250,000 - $7,000,000
Gallegos
4
Giovanny Gallegos
RP 32 $5,750,000 $5,500,000 2.32% $5,500,000
Middleton
5
Keynan Middleton
RP 30 $5,000,000 $6,000,000 2.53% $5,000,000
Nootbaar
6
Lars Nootbaar
CF 26 $761,000 $761,000 0.32% $761,000
Rom
7
Drew Rom
P 24 $742,200 $742,200 - $742,200
O'Brien
8
Riley O'Brien
P 29 $740,450 $740,450 - $740,450
Robertson
9
Nick Robertson
P 25 $640,458 $640,458 0.27% $640,458

2024 Retained

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

Player (1) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Free Agent Year
DeJong
1
Paul DeJong
SS 30 $3,000,000 - -

2024 Deferred

Salaries for players who had salaries deferred to the current year. We are NOT counting these against the active payroll.

Player (3) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
Arenado
1
Nolan Arenado
3B 33 $2,000,000 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000
Holliday
2
Matt Holliday
OF 44 $1,500,000 $1,500,000 - $1,500,000
Wainwright
3
Adam Wainwright
SP 42 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 - $1,000,000

2024 Payroll Totals

Payroll Summary
Active Roster $121,970,266 10th
Injured List $51,134,108 9th
Retained $3,000,000 22nd
Minor $384,688 28th
Total Payroll Allocations $190,957,567 11th
Total Adjusted Payroll Allocations $176,489,062 12th

2024 Active Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Tax Summary
Tax figures based on payroll data only. Outside revenue sources will be adjusted when available after the regular season.
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $237,000,000
Est. Guaranteed Contracts $141,442,487 10th
Est. Injured Contracts $51,134,108 -
Est. Retained Contracts $0 -
Est. Player Benefits $17,000,000 -
Est. Minor Buried League Contracts $384,688 -
Est. Minor League Contracts $2,250,000 -
Est. Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool Contribution $1,666,666 -
Est. Actual Tax Payroll $213,877,949 -
Est. Competitive Balance Tax Space $23,122,051 17th
     
Est. Projected Competitive Balance Tax Space (Active + Est. Arb + Est. Pre-Arb) $23,122,051 -

2024 Minor

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

Player (10) Pos Age Payroll Salary Adjusted Luxury Tax Luxury Tax % League CBT Cash Total Free Agent Year
1
Zack Thompson
RP 26 $113,036 $113,036 0.05% $113,036
2
Jordan Walker
3B 22 $112,532 $112,532 0.05% $112,532
3
Victor Scott II
OF 23 $99,450 $99,450 0.04% $99,450
4
Ryan Loutos
RP 25 $59,670 $59,670 0.03% $59,670
5
Luken Baker
1B 27 - - - -
6
Adam Kloffenstein
P 23 - - - -
7
Alfonso Rivas
1B 27 - - - -
8
Sem Robberse
SP 22 - - - -
9
Jared Young
1B 28 - - - -
10
Kolton Ingram
P 27 - - - -

TRANSACTIONS

Jun 04, 2024
Ryan Loutos

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

Jun 04, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 31, 2024
Jose Fermin

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 26, 2024
Andre Pallante

Recalled from the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

May 23, 2024
Chris Roycroft

Optioned to the Minors by St. Louis (STL)

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