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Paul Goldschmidt

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St. Louis Cardinals 1st Base Age: 33-134d Exp: 9.059 Years Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Drafted: Round 8 (#246 overall), 2009 College: Texas State Agent(s): (Excel Sports Management)

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  • Current Contract

    Paul Goldschmidt signed a 5 year / $130,000,000 contract with the St. Louis Cardinals, including a $20,000,000 signing bonus, $130,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $26,000,000. In 2021, 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: 5 yr(s) / $130,000,000
    Signing Bonus $20,000,000
    Average Salary $26,000,000
    Free Agent: 2025 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Luxury Tax Salary Payroll Salary Adjusted Salary Yearly Cash
    2019 Contract details by year 31 $14,500,000 - $1,000,000 $15,500,000 $15,500,000 $14,500,000($14,500,000)
    2020 Contract details by year 32 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000 $12,148,148 $12,148,148($26,648,148)
    2021 Contract details by year 33 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000($52,648,148)
    2022 Contract details by year 34 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000($78,648,148)
    2023 Contract details by year 35 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000($104,648,148)
    2024 Contract details by year 36 $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000($130,648,148)
    2025 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • All Star: $250,000
    • 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)
    Sources: MLB contract specifics generally collected from Baseball Prospectus & Rotoworld.

    Previous Contracts

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    2014-2019

    Contract: 5 yr(s) / $32,000,000
    Signing Bonus $500,000
    Average Salary $6,400,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2013-2013

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

    2012-2012

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $482,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $482,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2011-2011

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $414,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $414,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2009-2009Signing Bonus

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $95,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $95,000
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    2009 Player Cash Earnings - $95,000 - $95,000
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $414,000 - - $414,000
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $482,000 - - $482,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings NL-HANK-AARON $500,000 - - $500,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $100,000 - $1,100,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $3,000,000 $100,000 - $3,100,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $5,750,000 $100,000 - $5,850,000
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $8,750,000 $100,000 - $8,850,000
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $11,000,000 $100,000 - $11,100,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $14,500,000 - - $14,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $8,148,148 $4,000,000 - $12,148,148
    Est. Earnings
    (10 seasons)
    $53,544,148 $4,595,000 - $58,139,148
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000
    2022 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000
    2023 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000
    2024 Player Cash Earnings $22,000,000 $4,000,000 - $26,000,000
    $141,544,148 $20,595,000 - $162,139,148
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $30,896,000 $595,000 - $31,491,000
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $22,648,148 $4,000,000 - $26,648,148
    * denotes deferred payment
  • Transactions

    Mar 21 2019Signed a 5 year $130 million contract extension with St. Louis (STL)
    Dec 5 2018Traded to St. Louis (STL) from Arizona (ARI) for Luke Weaver|17703, Carson Kelly, Andy Young and 2019 1st round pick
    Oct 30 2018Arizona (ARI) exercised a $14.5M club option for 2019
    Mar 29 2013Signed a 5 year $32 million extension with Arizona (ARI)
    Mar 3 2012Signed a 1 year $482k contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Jun 30 2009Signed a contract with Arizona (ARI)
    Jun 9 2009Drafted by Arizona (ARI): Round 8 (#246 overall)

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  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SB K AVG OBP SLG OPS WAR
    2020 STL 58 58 191 31 58 13 0 6 21 37 1 43 .304 .417 .466 .883 1.71
    2019 STL 161 155 597 97 155 25 1 34 97 78 3 166 .260 .346 .476 .822 2.82
    2018 ARI 158 156 593 95 172 35 5 33 83 90 7 173 .290 .389 .533 .922 5.41
    2017 ARI 155 152 558 117 166 34 3 36 120 94 18 147 .297 .404 .563 .967 5.8
    2016 ARI 158 158 579 106 172 34 3 24 95 110 32 150 .297 .411 .491 .902 4.73
    2015 ARI 159 157 567 103 182 38 2 33 110 118 21 151 .321 .435 .570 1.005 8.69
    2014 ARI 109 108 406 75 122 39 1 19 69 64 9 110 .300 .396 .542 .938 4.56
    2013 ARI 160 158 602 103 182 36 3 36 125 99 15 145 .302 .401 .551 .952 7.13
    2012 ARI 145 136 514 82 147 43 1 20 82 60 18 130 .286 .359 .490 .849 3.43
    2011 ARI 48 41 156 28 39 9 1 8 26 20 4 53 .250 .333 .474 .807 0.38
    Totals 1,311 1,279 4,763 837 1,395 306 20 249 828 770 128 1,268 0.293 0.392 0.522 0.915 44.66