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St. Louis Cardinals 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2020 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 (28) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Payroll Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Goldschmidt Paul Goldschmidt 32 1B Vet $22,000,000 $4,000,000 $26,000,000 $12,148,148 17.09 26,000,000
Molina Yadier Molina 37 C Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $7,407,407 10.42 20,000,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 34 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $6,851,852 9.64 19,500,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez 28 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $4,459,259 6.27 10,200,000
Miller Andrew Miller 35 RP Vet $11,500,000 - $11,500,000 $4,259,259 5.99 12,500,000
Wong Kolten Wong 29 2B Vet 3 $10,250,000 - $10,250,000 $3,796,296 5.34 5,100,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 38 SP Vet $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $1,851,852 2.60 5,000,000
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 31 SP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $1,481,481 2.08 4,000,000
Miller Brad Miller 30 2B Vet 3 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $740,741 1.04 2,000,000
Wieters Matt Wieters 34 C Vet $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $740,741 1.04 2,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 26 SS Pre-Arb 3 $1,500,000 $166,666 $1,666,666 $722,222 1.02 4,333,333
Gant John Gant 27 RP Arb 1 $1,300,000 - $1,300,000 $481,481 0.68 1,300,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 24 SP Pre-Arb 2 $604,500 - $604,500 $223,889 0.31 604,500
Bader Harrison Bader 26 CF Pre-Arb 1 $590,100 - $590,100 $218,556 0.31 590,100
Edman Tommy Edman 25 LF Pre-Arb 3 $581,800 - $581,800 $215,481 0.30 581,800
Hudson Dakota Hudson 25 SP Pre-Arb 3 $580,500 - $580,500 $215,000 0.30 580,500
Webb Tyler Webb 29 RP Pre-Arb $575,800 - $575,800 $213,259 0.30 575,800
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 25 OF Pre-Arb 1 $573,400 - $573,400 $212,370 0.30 573,400
Gomber Austin Gomber 26 RP Pre-Arb 1 $570,000 - $570,000 $211,111 0.30 570,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 $569,000 - $569,000 $210,741 0.30 569,000
Ravelo Rangel Ravelo 28 1B Pre-Arb $566,000 - $566,000 $209,630 0.29 566,000
Woodford Jake Woodford 23 RP Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $186,900 0.26 563,500
Reyes Alexander Reyes 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 $575,000 - $575,000 $171,666 0.24 575,000
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 23 RP Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $168,210 0.24 563,500
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 23 RP Pre-Arb 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $152,635 0.21 563,500
Elledge Seth Elledge 24 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $121,485 0.17 563,500
Schrock Max Schrock 25 SS Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $112,140 0.16 563,500
Williams Justin Williams 24 OF Pre-Arb 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $37,380 0.05 563,500


2020 Injured List

Salaries from players who have been placed on the injured list, still counting against the payroll.

Player (7) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Fowler Dexter Fowler
(10-day, Covid-19)
34 RF Vet $14,500,000 $2,000,000 $16,500,000 $7,370,370 10.37 16,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas
(60-day, Elbow)
31 SP Arb 1 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $6,833,333 9.61 17,000,000
Brebbia John Brebbia
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
30 RP Pre-Arb 2 $587,600 - $587,600 $217,630 0.31 587,600
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos
(10-day, Groin)
28 RP/CL Pre-Arb 1 $582,400 - $582,400 $215,704 0.30 582,400
Dean Austin Dean
(10-day, Elbow)
26 LF Pre-Arb 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.29 563,500
Whitley Kodi Whitley
(10-day, Covid-19)
25 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - $563,500 $208,704 0.29 563,500
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez
(60-day, Elbow)
23 SP Pre-Arb 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $137,060 0.19 563,500


2020 Reserve/Exempt

Salaries from players who are exempt, still counting against the payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Hicks Jordan Hicks 23 RP $578,800 - $578,800 $214,370 0.30 578,800


2020 Retained Salaries

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

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Leake Mike Leake 32 SP $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 5.63 6,823,772
Cecil Brett Cecil 33 RP $7,000,000 - $7,000,000 $2,842,593 4.00 7,000,000


2020 Player Pool

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

Player (18) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon 28 SP 1 $572,800 - $572,800 $123,474 572,800
Thomas Lane Thomas 24 CF 2 $568,800 - $568,800 $172,920 568,800
Carlson Dylan Carlson 21 OF $563,500 - $563,500 $109,025 563,500
Crismatt Nabil Crismatt 25 RP $563,500 - $563,500 $40,495 563,500
Knizner Andrew Knizner 25 C 2 $563,500 - $563,500 $133,945 563,500
Nogowski John Nogowski 27 1B $563,500 - $563,500 $12,460 563,500
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 22 SP $563,500 - $563,500 $90,335 563,500
Ramirez Roel Ramirez 25 P $563,500 - $563,500 $77,875 563,500
Montero Elehuris Montero AA 21 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Seijas Alvaro Seijas A 21 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Cruz Jesus Cruz 0 P $563,500 - $563,500 $3,115 563,500
Kaminsky Rob Kaminsky 25 RP $563,500 - $563,500 $137,060 563,500
Meisinger Ryan Meisinger 26 RP 3 $563,500 - $563,500 $21,805 563,500
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 24 SS 1 $563,500 - $563,500 $109,025 563,500
Bostick Akeem Bostick AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Godoy Jose Godoy 25 C - - -0 -0 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 20 C - - -0 -0 0
Thompson Zack Thompson 22 P - - -0 -0 0


2020 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (2) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
WalkerJordan Walker 18 3B - $2,900,000 $2,900,000 $2,900,000 4.08
WinnMasyn Winn 18 SS - $2,100,000 $2,100,000 $2,100,000 2.95
HenceTink Hence 17 P - $1,115,000 $1,115,000 $1,115,000 1.57
BedellIan Bedell 20 P - $800,000 $800,000 $800,000 1.13
BurlesonAlec Burleson 21 OF - $700,000 $700,000 $700,000 0.98
PraterLevi Prater 21 P - $575,000 $575,000 $575,000 0.81
NunezEdwin Nunez 0 SP - $525,000 $525,000 $525,000 0.74
Jones IVLJ Jones IV 21 OF - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.14


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $118,717,100 $4,366,666 - $123,083,766 $47,821,192
Injured Reserve Money $33,110,500 $3,000,000 - $36,110,500 $15,191,505
Reserve/Exempt Money $578,800 - - $578,800 $214,370
Retained Salary $11,000,000 - - $11,000,000 $6,842,593
Buried Minor Salary $6,776,600 - - $6,776,600 $1,031,534
Total Payroll $170,183,000 $7,366,666 - $177,549,666 $71,101,194

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $178,061,305
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $195,561,305
Comp. Balance Tax Space $12,438,695