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St. Louis Cardinals 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2021 payroll salary table, including active salaries, bonuses, statuses, retained & dead payments, minor/non-roster players, and team totals.

Cardinals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (39) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 33 1B Vet $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 22.00 26,000,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 35 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 15.66 19,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 32 SP Arb 2 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 14.17 17,000,000
Fowler Dexter Fowler 35 RF Vet $14,500,000 $2,000,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 13.96 16,500,000
Miller Andrew Miller 36 RP Vet $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 10.16 12,500,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez 29 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $11,700,000 9.90 10,200,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 27 SS Arb 1 3 $4,000,000 $166,666 $4,166,666 $4,166,666 3.53 4,333,333
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 32 SP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 3.39 4,000,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 25 SP Arb 1 2 $2,600,000 - $2,600,000 $2,600,000 2.20 2,600,000
Gant John Gant 28 RP Arb 2 $1,700,000 - $1,700,000 $1,700,000 1.44 1,700,000
Bader Harrison Bader 27 RF Arb 1 1 $1,450,000 - $1,450,000 $1,450,000 1.23 1,450,000
Reyes Alexander Reyes 26 RP Arb 1 2 $1,100,000 - $1,100,000 $1,100,000 0.93 1,100,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks 24 RP Arb 1 3 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.76 900,000
Brebbia John Brebbia 31 RP Arb 1 2 $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 0.68 800,000
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Carlson Dylan Carlson 22 OF Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Dean Austin Dean 27 LF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Edman Tommy Edman 26 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Elledge Seth Elledge 25 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 24 SP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 29 RP/CL Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gomber Austin Gomber 27 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 26 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Herrera Ivan Herrera 21 C Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hudson Dakota Hudson 26 SP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Knizner Andrew Knizner 26 C Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Montero Elehuris Montero 22 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Nogowski John Nogowski 28 1B Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 26 LF Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 23 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Ravelo Rangel Ravelo 29 1B Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Rondon Angel Rondon 23 P Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 25 SS Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Thomas Lane Thomas 25 CF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Webb Tyler Webb 30 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Whitley Kodi Whitley 26 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Williams Justin Williams 25 OF Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Woodford Jake Woodford 24 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (3) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Crismatt Nabil Crismatt 26 P - - -0 -0 0
Heineman Tyler Heineman 30 C - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez 24 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $110,800,000 $7,366,666 - $118,166,666 $118,166,666
Total Payroll $110,800,000 $7,366,666 - $118,166,666 $118,166,666

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $132,958,333
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $150,958,333
Comp. Balance Tax Space $59,041,667