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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 22.02 26,000,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 35 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 15.67 19,500,000
Mikolas Miles Mikolas 32 SP Arb 2 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 14.19 17,000,000
Fowler Dexter Fowler 35 RF Vet $14,500,000 $2,000,000 $16,500,000 $16,500,000 13.97 16,500,000
Miller Andrew Miller 36 RP Vet $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 10.16 12,000,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez 29 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $11,700,000 9.91 10,200,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 27 SS Arb 1 3 $4,000,000 $166,666 $4,166,666 $4,166,666 3.53 4,333,333
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 32 SP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 3.39 4,000,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 25 SP Arb 1 2 $2,600,000 - $2,600,000 $2,600,000 2.20 2,600,000
Gant John Gant 28 RP Arb 2 $2,100,000 - $2,100,000 $2,100,000 1.78 2,100,000
Bader Harrison Bader 27 RF Arb 1 1 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.69 2,000,000
Reyes Alexander Reyes 26 RP Arb 1 2 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.76 900,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks 24 RP Arb 1 3 $862,500 - $862,500 $862,500 0.73 862,500
Carlson Dylan Carlson 22 OF Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Dean Austin Dean 27 LF Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Edman Tommy Edman 26 OF Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 29 RP/CL Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Gomber Austin Gomber 27 SP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Helsley Ryan Helsley 26 P Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Hudson Dakota Hudson 26 SP Pre-Arb 3 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Knizner Andrew Knizner 26 C Pre-Arb 2 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 26 LF Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon 29 RP Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 25 SS Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Webb Tyler Webb 30 RP Pre-Arb - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000
Williams Justin Williams 25 OF Pre-Arb 1 - - -0 -0 0.00 575,000


2021 Minor/In the System

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

Player (15) League Age Pos. Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 24 RP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Elledge Seth Elledge 25 P - - -0 -0 0
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 24 SP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 21 C - - -0 -0 0
Montero Elehuris Montero 22 3B 3 - - -0 -0 0
Nogowski John Nogowski 28 1B - - -0 -0 0
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 23 P - - -0 -0 0
Rondon Angel Rondon 23 P - - -0 -0 0
Thomas Lane Thomas 25 CF 2 - - -0 -0 0
Whitley Kodi Whitley 26 RP - - -0 -0 0
Woodford Jake Woodford 24 P 3 - - -0 -0 0
Heineman Tyler Heineman 30 C - - -0 -0 0
Moroff Max Moroff 28 2B - - -0 -0 0
Rondon Jose Rondon 27 2B - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez 24 SP 1 - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (0) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
BernalLeonardo Bernal 17 C - $680,000 $680,000 $680,000 0.58
ReynosoElias Reynoso 17 SS - $575,000 $575,000 $575,000 0.49
CarmonaCarlos Carmona 16 OF - $350,000 $350,000 $350,000 0.30
AvendanoChristian Avendano 17 OF - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.25
De La RosaSamil De La Rosa 17 3B - $300,000 $300,000 $300,000 0.25


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $110,712,500 $7,366,666 - $118,079,166 $118,079,166
Total Payroll $110,712,500 $7,366,666 - $118,079,166 $118,079,166

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $125,470,833
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $143,470,833
Comp. Balance Tax Space $66,529,167