St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2023 Payroll

Cardinals 2023 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2023 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 
Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (40) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 35 1B Vet n/a $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $26,000,000 17.98 26,000,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 41 SP Vet n/a $17,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 12.79 17,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 34 SP Vet n/a $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 11.58 17,000,000
Arenado Nolan Arenado 32 3B Vet n/a $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $13,000,000 8.99 14,555,555
Matz Steven Matz 32 SP Vet n/a $10,000,000 $500,000 $10,500,000 $10,500,000 7.26 11,000,000
Contreras Willson Contreras 31 C Vet n/a $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 6.92 17,500,000
Montgomery Jordan Montgomery 30 SP Arb 4 (S2) n/a $10,000,000 - $10,000,000 $10,000,000 6.92 10,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 29 SS Vet n/a $9,000,000 $166,668 $9,166,668 $9,166,668 6.34 4,333,333
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 27 SP Arb 3 n/a $5,400,000 - $5,400,000 $5,400,000 3.73 5,400,000
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 28 LF Arb 2 1 $4,950,000 - $4,950,000 $4,950,000 3.42 4,950,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 31 RP Vet 1 $4,500,000 $250,000 $4,750,000 $4,750,000 3.28 5,500,000
Edman Tommy Edman 28 2B Arb 1 3 $4,200,000 - $4,200,000 $4,200,000 2.90 4,200,000
VerHagen Drew VerHagen 32 RP Vet 0 $3,000,000 - $3,000,000 $3,000,000 2.07 2,750,000
Stratton Chris Stratton 32 RP Arb 3 n/a $2,800,000 - $2,800,000 $2,800,000 1.94 2,800,000
Hudson Dakota Hudson 28 RP Arb 2 3 $2,650,000 - $2,650,000 $2,650,000 1.83 2,650,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks 26 RP Arb 3 n/a $1,837,500 - $1,837,500 $1,837,500 1.27 1,837,500
Knizner Andrew Knizner 28 C Arb 1 1 $1,100,000 - $1,100,000 $1,100,000 0.76 1,100,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 28 RP/CL Arb 1 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 26 RP Arb 1 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Burleson Alec Burleson 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Carlson Dylan Carlson 24 CF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Donovan Brendan Donovan 26 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Fermin Jose Fermin 24 2B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Gomez Moises Gomez 24 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Gorman Nolan Gorman 23 3B Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 23 C Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Liberatore Matthew Liberatore 23 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Naile James Naile 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Naughton Packy Naughton 27 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar 25 OF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Pacheco Freddy Pacheco 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Pallante Andre Pallante 24 RP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Rodriguez Wilking Rodriguez 33 RP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Romero JoJo Romero 26 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Thomas Connor Thomas 25 P Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Thompson Zack Thompson 25 SP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Walsh Jake Walsh 27 RP Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Woodford Jake Woodford 26 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Yepez Juan Yepez 25 3B Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 0
Zuniga Guillermo Zuniga 24 P Vet 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 0


2023 Deferred Salaries

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Arenado Nolan Arenado 32 3B $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000


2023 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $159,687,500 $5,916,668 $1,000,000 $166,604,168 $144,604,168
Est. Arbitration Salaries - - - - $3,503,575
Deferred Salary $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $2,000,000
Active Total Payroll $159,687,500 $5,916,668 $1,000,000 $166,604,168 $144,604,168
Projected Total Payroll - - - - $148,107,743

 

2023 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 $233,000,000
Est. Active AAV/Payroll $149,076,388
Est. Player Benefits $16,500,000
Est. Minor League Contracts $2,250,000
Est. Pre-Arbitration Bonus Pool Contribution $1,666,666
Est. Tax Payroll $169,493,054
Est. Arbitration AAV/Payroll $3,503,575
Est. Tax Payroll (Active + Est. Arb + Est. Pre-Arb) $172,996,629

Est. Tax Bill Details
Est. Competitive Balance Tax Space $63,506,946


2023 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (0) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
AlmonteHancel Almonte 17 OF - - -0 -0
ArthurAndru Arthur 17 OF - - -0 -0
AtochaLuis Atocha 18 C - - -0 -0
BaezJarol Baez 17 P - - -0 -0
CarreraEmisael Carrera 17 P - - -0 -0
CruzXavier Cruz 17 P - - -0 -0
GilAngel Gil 17 OF - - -0 -0
LopezReiner Lopez 17 P - - -0 -0
MackBernard Mack 17 P - - -0 -0
MenesRuben Menes 21 P - - -0 -0
RamirezKeiverson Ramirez 17 P - - -0 -0
RojasDaniel Rojas 17 SS - - -0 -0
RojasStiveen Rojas 16 P - - -0 -0
RoquezFernando Roquez 17 OF - - -0 -0
TaverasBracewell Taveras 17 SS - - -0 -0
VargasGiovanni Vargas 17 P - - -0 -0
VelasquezFacundo Velasquez 17 OF - - -0 -0