St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2024 Payroll

Cardinals 2024 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2024 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 
Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (41) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 36 1B Vet n/a $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 16.02 26,000,000
Arenado Nolan Arenado 33 3B Vet n/a $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $24,000,000 14.79 25,555,555
Contreras Willson Contreras 32 C Vet n/a $18,000,000 - $18,000,000 $18,000,000 11.09 17,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 35 SP Vet n/a $16,000,000 $1,666,667 $17,666,667 $17,666,667 10.89 18,583,333
Matz Steven Matz 33 SP Vet n/a $12,000,000 $500,000 $12,500,000 $12,500,000 7.70 11,000,000
Gibson Kyle Gibson 36 SP Vet n/a $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 7.39 13,000,000
Gray Sonny Gray 34 SP Vet n/a $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 6.16 25,000,000
Lynn Lance Lynn 37 SP Vet n/a $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 6.16 11,000,000
Edman Tommy Edman 29 SS Arb 2 3 $7,000,000 - $7,000,000 $7,000,000 4.31 8,250,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 32 RP Vet 1 $5,500,000 $250,000 $5,750,000 $5,750,000 3.54 5,500,000
Middleton Keynan Middleton 30 RP Vet n/a $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 3.08 6,000,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 29 RP/CL Arb 2 2 $3,800,000 - $3,800,000 $3,800,000 2.34 3,800,000
Kittredge Andrew Kittredge 34 RP Arb 3 n/a $2,630,000 - $2,630,000 $2,630,000 1.62 2,630,000
Carlson Dylan Carlson 25 CF Arb 1 3 $2,350,000 - $2,350,000 $2,350,000 1.45 2,350,000
King John King 29 RP Arb 1 (S2) 1 $1,005,000 - $1,005,000 $1,005,000 0.62 1,005,000
Romero JoJo Romero 27 RP Arb 1 0 $860,000 - $860,000 $860,000 0.53 860,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 38 3B Vet n/a $740,000 - $740,000 $740,000 0.46 740,000
Crawford Brandon Crawford 37 SS Vet n/a - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Baker Luken Baker 27 1B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Burleson Alec Burleson 25 RF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Donovan Brendan Donovan 27 2B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Fermin Jose Fermin 25 2B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Fernandez Ryan Fernandez 26 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Gorman Nolan Gorman 24 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Herrera Iván Herrera 24 C Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Kennedy Buddy Kennedy 25 3B Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Kloffenstein Adam Kloffenstein 23 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Liberatore Matthew Liberatore 24 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar 26 CF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
O'Brien Riley O'Brien 29 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Pages Pedro Pages 25 C Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Pallante Andre Pallante 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Rivas Alfonso Rivas 27 1B Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Robberse Sem Robberse 22 SP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Robertson Nick Robertson 25 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Rom Drew Rom 24 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Siani Mike Siani 24 OF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Thompson Zack Thompson 26 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Walker Jordan Walker 22 3B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Winn Masyn Winn 22 SS Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000
Young Jared Young 28 1B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 0$0 0 770,000


2024 Retained Salaries

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
DeJong Paul DeJong 30 SS $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 1.85 -


2024 Deferred Salaries

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Arenado Nolan Arenado 33 3B $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Holliday Matt Holliday 44 OF $1,500,000 - $1,500,000 $1,500,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 42 SP $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $1,000,000


2024 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $163,885,000 $6,416,667 - $170,301,667 $159,301,644
Est. Pre-Arbitration Salaries - - - - $6,160,000
Retained Salary $3,000,000 - - $3,000,000 $3,000,000
Deferred Salary $4,500,000 - - $4,500,000 $4,500,000
Active Total Payroll $166,885,000 $6,416,667 - $173,301,667 $162,301,644
Projected Total Payroll - - - - $168,461,644

 

2024 Active Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Note: Tax figures based on payroll data only. Outside revenue sources will be adjusted when available after the regular season.

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $237,000,000
Est. Active AAV/Payroll $178,773,888
Est. Player Benefits $17,000,000
Est. Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Est. Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool Contribution $1,666,666
Est. Tax Payroll $199,690,554
Est. Pre-Arbitration AAV/Payroll $6,160,000
Est. Tax Payroll (Active + Est. Arb + Est. Pre-Arb) $205,850,554

Est. Tax Bill Details
Est. Competitive Balance Tax Space $37,309,446


2024 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
FrancoBranneli Franco 17 P - $800,000 $800,000 $800,000
PadillaYairo Padilla 0 SS - $760,000 $760,000 $760,000
GuribeEdward Guribe 0 OF - $700,000 $700,000 $700,000
ZuluetaEarle Zulueta 0 P - $400,000 $400,000 $400,000
SaezChristian Saez 0 1B - $150,000 $150,000 $150,000