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St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2021 Payroll

Cardinals 2021 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2021 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Cardinals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (26) 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 15.43 26,000,000
Arenado Nolan Arenado 30 3B Vet $35,000,000 - $35,025,000 $20,570,500 12.21 16,126,055
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 35 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 10.98 19,500,000
Miller Andrew Miller 36 RP Vet $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 7.12 12,000,000
Molina Yadier Molina 38 C Vet $9,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,000,000 5.34 9,000,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 39 SP Vet $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 4.75 8,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 27 SS Arb 1 3 $4,000,000 $166,666 $4,166,666 $4,166,666 2.47 4,333,333
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 32 SP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.37 4,000,000
Happ J.A. Happ 38 SP Vet $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $2,795,715 1.66 2,795,715
Bader Harrison Bader 27 CF Arb 1 1 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.19 2,000,000
Reyes Alexander Reyes 26 RP/CL Arb 1 2 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.53 900,000
Lester Jon Lester 37 SP Vet $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $698,945 0.41 1,706,989
Edman Tommy Edman 26 2B Pre-Arb 3 $596,000 - $596,000 $596,000 0.35 596,000
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 26 LF Pre-Arb 1 $594,700 - $594,700 $594,700 0.35 594,700
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 $594,500 - $594,500 $594,500 0.35 594,500
Helsley Ryan Helsley 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $582,300 - $582,300 $582,300 0.35 582,300
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 $580,900 - $580,900 $580,900 0.34 580,900
Knizner Andrew Knizner 26 C Pre-Arb 1 $579,200 - $579,200 $579,200 0.34 579,200
Carlson Dylan Carlson 22 LF Pre-Arb 3 $577,100 - $577,100 $577,100 0.34 577,100
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 25 SS Pre-Arb $575,900 - $575,900 $575,900 0.34 575,900
McFarland T.J. McFarland 32 RP Vet $1,000,000 - $1,000,000 $424,704 0.25 424,704
Rondon Jose Rondon 27 2B Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $389,509 0.23 389,509
LeBlanc Wade LeBlanc 36 SP Vet $570,500 - $570,500 $331,236 0.20 331,236
Miller Justin Miller 34 RP Arb 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $282,164 0.17 282,164
Garcia Luis Garcia 34 RP Vet $570,500 - $570,500 $263,762 0.16 263,762
Nootbaar Lars Nootbaar 23 OF Pre-Arb 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $263,762 0.16 263,762


2021 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
Mikolas Miles Mikolas
(60-day, Arm)
32 SP Arb 2 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 9.94 17,000,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez
(60-day, Thumb)
29 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $11,700,000 6.94 10,200,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty
(60-day, Oblique)
25 SP Arb 1 2 $3,900,000 - $3,900,000 $3,900,000 2.31 3,900,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks
(60-day, Elbow)
24 RP Arb 1 3 $862,500 - $862,500 $862,500 0.51 862,500
Hudson Dakota Hudson
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
26 SP Pre-Arb 3 $595,700 - $595,700 $595,700 0.35 595,700
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon
(10-day, Shoulder)
29 SP Pre-Arb $585,500 - $585,500 $585,500 0.35 585,500
Moroff Max Moroff
(60-day, Shoulder)
28 2B Arb 1 $570,500 - $570,500 $435,514 0.26 435,514


2021 Retained Salaries

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Fowler Dexter Fowler 35 RF $12,750,000 $2,000,000 $14,750,000 $14,750,000 8.75 14,750,000
Gant John Gant 28 SP $1,366,150 - $1,366,150 $1,366,150 0.81 1,366,150
Thomas Lane Thomas 25 CF $368,040 - $368,040 $368,040 0.22 368,040
Nogowski John Nogowski 28 1B $190,464 - $190,464 $190,464 0.11 190,464
Ramirez Roel Ramirez 26 P $18,402 - $18,402 $18,402 0.01 18,402
Flores Bernardo Flores 25 P $3,067 - $3,067 $3,067 0.00 3,067


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (16) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Dean Austin Dean 27 LF 2 $583,100 - $583,100 $103,455 103,455
Woodford Jake Woodford 24 RP 3 $578,300 - $578,300 $261,156 261,156
Zeuch T.J. Zeuch 25 SP 2 $578,000 - $578,000 $578,000 578,000
Williams Justin Williams 25 OF 1 $572,000 - $572,000 $242,925 242,925
Elledge Seth Elledge 25 RP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $147,216 147,216
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 24 RP 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $187,087 187,087
Hurst Scott Hurst 25 CF 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $36,804 36,804
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 23 SP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $202,422 202,422
Rondon Angel Rondon 23 P 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $30,670 30,670
Sanchez Ali Sanchez 24 C 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $33,737 33,737
Waddell Brandon Waddell 27 RP 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $55,206 55,206
Whitley Kodi Whitley 26 RP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $236,159 236,159
Herrera Ivan Herrera 21 C 3 - - -0 -0 0
Quezada Johan Quezada 26 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Webb Tyler Webb 30 RP $593,000 - $593,000 $204,032 204,032
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez 24 SP - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (6) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
McGreevyMichael McGreevy 20 P - $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 1.63
BaezJoshua Baez 18 OF - $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000 1.34
WillisAlec Willis 18 P - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 0.59
HolgateRyan Holgate 21 OF - $875,000 $875,000 $875,000 0.52
PinoLuis Mario Pino 0 OF - $767,000 $767,000 $767,000 0.46
BernalLeonardo Bernal 17 C - $680,000 $680,000 $680,000 0.40
LoveAustin Love 22 P - $600,000 $600,000 $600,000 0.36
ReynosoElias Reynoso 17 SS - $575,000 $575,000 $575,000 0.34
MillsZane Mills 20 P - $375,000 $375,000 $375,000 0.22
CarmonaCarlos Carmona 16 OF - $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 0.21
AvendanoChristian Avendano 17 OF - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.18
De La RosaSamil De La Rosa 17 3B - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.18
GraceffoGordon Graceffo 21 P - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.18
GerardChris Gerard 21 P - $250,000 $250,000 $250,000 0.15
ChambersMack Chambers 21 SS - $175,000 $175,000 $175,000 0.10
CabellElijah Cabell 22 OF - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.07
GranilloAndre Granillo 21 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.07
HeineckeHayes Heinecke 22 P - $125,000 $125,000 $125,000 0.07
FranciscoThomas Francisco 22 1B - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.06
FranciscoThomas Francisco 22 1B - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.06
MarreroAndrew Marrero 21 P - $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 0.06
BakerTrent Baker 22 P - $75,000 $75,000 $75,000 0.04
CornwellAlex Cornwell 22 P - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.03
McKeithanAaron McKeithan 21 C - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.03
RuizAlfredo Ruiz 21 P - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.03
TovalinOsvaldo Tovalin 21 3B - $50,000 $50,000 $50,000 0.03
AnticoMike Antico 23 OF - $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 0.01


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $133,933,100 $4,166,666 $25,000 $138,124,766 $115,267,563
Injured Reserve Money $33,764,200 $1,200,000 - $34,964,200 $34,829,214
Retained Salary $14,696,123 $2,000,000 - $16,696,123 $16,696,123
Buried Minor Salary $6,890,400 - - $6,890,400 $1,740,869
Total Payroll $189,283,823 $7,366,666 $25,000 $196,675,489 $168,533,769

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $165,592,035
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $183,592,035
Comp. Balance Tax Space $26,407,965