St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2022 Payroll

Cardinals 2022 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2022 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Cardinals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (25) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Arenado Nolan Arenado 31 3B Vet $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $29,429,500 21.44 24,985,055
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 34 1B Vet $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 18.94 26,000,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 40 SP Vet $17,500,000 - $17,500,000 $17,500,000 12.75 17,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 33 SP Arb 3 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 12.20 17,000,000
Molina Yadier Molina 39 C Vet $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 7.29 10,000,000
Matz Steven Matz 31 SP Vet $8,000,000 $500,000 $8,500,000 $8,500,000 6.19 11,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 28 SS Arb 2 3 $6,000,000 $166,666 $6,166,666 $6,166,666 4.49 4,333,333
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 26 SP Arb 2 2 $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 3.64 5,000,000
Bader Harrison Bader 28 CF Arb 2 1 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.91 4,000,000
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 27 LF Arb 1 1 $3,500,000 - $3,500,000 $3,500,000 2.55 3,500,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 30 RP/CL Arb 1 1 $2,750,000 - $2,750,000 $2,750,000 2.00 2,750,000
McFarland T.J. McFarland 33 RP Vet $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 1.82 2,500,000
Reyes Alexander Reyes 27 RP Arb 2 2 $2,500,000 - $2,500,000 $2,500,000 1.82 2,500,000
Hudson Dakota Hudson 27 SP Arb 1 3 $1,750,000 - $1,750,000 $1,750,000 1.28 1,750,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks 25 RP Arb 2 3 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.66 900,000
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Carlson Dylan Carlson 23 RF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Edman Tommy Edman 27 2B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Knizner Andrew Knizner 27 C Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 26 SS Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Whitley Kodi Whitley 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Woodford Jake Woodford 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Yepez Juan Yepez 24 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2022 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $137,150,000 $5,666,666 - $142,816,666 $137,246,166
Total Payroll $137,150,000 $5,666,666 - $142,816,666 $137,246,166

 

2022 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $139,468,388
Estimated Player Benefits $16,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $157,718,388
Comp. Balance Tax Space $52,281,612


2022 Minor

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

Player (11) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Donovan Brendan Donovan 25 OF 3 - - -0 -0 0
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 25 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 22 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 24 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Pacheco Freddy Pacheco 24 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Quezada Johan Quezada 27 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Rondon Angel Rondon 24 P 2 - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ali Sanchez 25 C 1 - - -0 -0 0
Waddell Brandon Waddell 28 P 1 - - -0 -0 0
Walsh Jake Walsh 26 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Zeuch T.J. Zeuch 26 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0