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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

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Active Players (26) 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 $26,000,000 15.72 26,000,000
Molina Yadier Molina 37 C Vet $20,000,000 - $20,000,000 $20,000,000 12.09 20,000,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 34 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 11.19 19,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 31 SP Arb 1 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 10.13 17,000,000
Fowler Dexter Fowler 34 RF Vet $14,500,000 $2,000,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 9.98 16,500,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez 28 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $11,700,000 7.07 10,200,000
Miller Andrew Miller 35 RP Vet $11,500,000 - $11,500,000 $11,500,000 6.95 12,500,000
Wong Kolten Wong 29 2B Vet 3 $10,250,000 - $10,250,000 $10,250,000 6.20 5,100,000
Cecil Brett Cecil 33 RP Vet $7,000,000 $250,000 $7,250,000 $7,250,000 4.38 7,625,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 38 SP Vet $5,000,000 - $5,000,000 $5,000,000 3.02 5,000,000
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 31 RP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.42 4,000,000
Miller Brad Miller 30 2B Vet 3 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.21 2,000,000
Wieters Matt Wieters 34 C Vet $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.21 2,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 26 SS Pre-Arb 3 $1,500,000 $166,666 $1,666,666 $1,666,666 1.01 4,333,333
Gant John Gant 27 RP Arb 1 $1,300,000 - $1,300,000 $1,300,000 0.79 1,300,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 24 SP Pre-Arb 2 $604,500 - $604,500 $604,500 0.37 604,500
Bader Harrison Bader 26 CF Pre-Arb 1 $590,100 - $590,100 $590,100 0.36 590,100
Brebbia John Brebbia 30 RP Pre-Arb 2 $587,600 - $587,600 $587,600 0.36 587,600
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 28 RP/CL Pre-Arb 1 $582,400 - $582,400 $582,400 0.35 582,400
Edman Tommy Edman 25 LF Pre-Arb 3 $581,800 - $581,800 $581,800 0.35 581,800
Hudson Dakota Hudson 25 SP Pre-Arb 3 $580,500 - $580,500 $580,500 0.35 580,500
Webb Tyler Webb 29 RP Pre-Arb $575,800 - $575,800 $575,800 0.35 575,800
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 25 OF Pre-Arb 1 $573,400 - $573,400 $573,400 0.35 573,400
Helsley Ryan Helsley 25 RP Pre-Arb 2 $569,000 - $569,000 $569,000 0.34 569,000
Thomas Lane Thomas 24 CF Pre-Arb 2 $568,800 - $568,800 $568,800 0.34 568,800
Ravelo Rangel Ravelo 28 1B Pre-Arb $566,000 - $566,000 $566,000 0.34 566,000


2020 Injured List

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Hicks Jordan Hicks
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
23 RP Pre-Arb 3 $578,800 - $578,800 $578,800 0.35 578,800


2020 Retained Salaries

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Tax Payroll
Leake Mike Leake 32 SP $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.42 6,823,772


2020 Minor/In the System

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

Player (17) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Tax Payroll
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon AAA 28 RP 1 $572,800 - $572,800 $572,800 572,800
Gomber Austin Gomber AAA 26 SP 1 $570,000 - $570,000 $570,000 570,000
Bostick Akeem Bostick AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera AAA 23 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Crismatt Nabil Crismatt AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Dean Austin Dean AAA 26 LF 2 - - -0 -0 0
Fernandez Junior Fernandez AAA 23 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Hernandez Oscar Hernandez AAA 26 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Kaminsky Rob Kaminsky AAA 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Knizner Andrew Knizner AAA 25 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Montero Elehuris Montero AA 21 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Reyes Alexander Reyes AAA 25 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez AAA 23 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0
Seijas Alvaro Seijas A 21 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Sosa Edmundo Sosa AAA 24 SS 1 - - -0 -0 0
Williams Justin Williams AAA 24 OF 1 - - -0 -0 0
Woodford Jake Woodford AAA 23 P 3 - - -0 -0 0


2020 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $153,179,900 $7,616,666 - $160,796,566 $160,796,566
Injured Reserve Money $578,800 - - $578,800 $578,800
Retained Salary $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000
Total Payroll $157,758,700 $7,616,666 - $165,375,366 $165,375,366

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $167,983,605
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $185,483,605
Comp. Balance Tax Space $22,516,395