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St. Louis Cardinals

St. Louis Cardinals 2020 Payroll

Cardinals 2020 Payroll

An updated look at the St. Louis Cardinals 2020 payroll table, including base pay, bonuses, options, & tax allocations.

 

Cardinals – The Athletic

Player Option
Club Option
Mutual Option
Qual. Offer
Estimate
Active Players (28) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives 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 16.59 26,000,000
Molina Yadier Molina 37 C Vet $20,000,000 - - $20,000,000 $7,407,407 10.11 20,000,000
Fowler Dexter Fowler 34 RF Vet $14,500,000 $2,000,000 - $16,500,000 $7,370,370 10.06 16,500,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 34 3B Vet $18,500,000 - - $18,500,000 $6,851,852 9.35 19,500,000
Miller Andrew Miller 35 RP Vet $11,500,000 - $37,000 $11,537,000 $4,296,259 5.87 12,500,000
Wong Kolten Wong 29 2B Vet $10,250,000 - - $10,250,000 $3,796,296 5.18 5,100,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 38 SP Vet $5,000,000 - $1,111,111 $6,111,111 $2,962,963 4.05 5,000,000
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 31 SP Pre-Arb $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $1,481,481 2.02 4,000,000
Miller Brad Miller 30 2B Vet $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $740,741 1.01 2,000,000
Wieters Matt Wieters 34 C Vet $2,000,000 - - $2,000,000 $740,741 1.01 2,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 26 SS Pre-Arb $1,500,000 $166,666 - $1,666,666 $722,222 0.99 4,333,333
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 24 SP Pre-Arb $604,500 - - $604,500 $223,889 0.31 223,889
Bader Harrison Bader 26 CF Pre-Arb $590,100 - - $590,100 $218,556 0.30 218,556
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 28 RP Pre-Arb $582,400 - - $582,400 $215,704 0.29 215,704
Edman Tommy Edman 25 LF Pre-Arb $581,800 - - $581,800 $215,481 0.29 215,481
Webb Tyler Webb 29 RP Pre-Arb $575,800 - - $575,800 $213,259 0.29 213,259
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill 25 LF Pre-Arb $573,400 - - $573,400 $212,370 0.29 212,370
Gomber Austin Gomber 26 SP Pre-Arb $570,000 - - $570,000 $211,111 0.29 211,111
Helsley Ryan Helsley 25 RP Pre-Arb $569,000 - - $569,000 $210,741 0.29 210,741
Ravelo Rangel Ravelo 28 1B Pre-Arb $566,000 - - $566,000 $209,630 0.29 209,630
Dean Austin Dean 26 LF Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $208,704 0.28 208,704
Whitley Kodi Whitley 25 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $208,704 0.28 208,704
Woodford Jake Woodford 23 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $186,900 0.26 186,900
Reyes Alexander Reyes 25 RP/CL Pre-Arb $575,000 - - $575,000 $171,666 0.23 171,666
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 23 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $168,210 0.23 168,210
Carlson Dylan Carlson 21 OF Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $140,175 0.19 140,175
Elledge Seth Elledge 24 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $121,485 0.17 121,485
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 22 RP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $102,795 0.14 102,795


2020 Injured List

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

Player (6) Age Pos. Status Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Mikolas Miles Mikolas
(60-day, Elbow)
31 SP Arb 1 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 - $16,750,000 $6,833,333 9.33 17,000,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez
(10-day, Oblique)
28 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 - $11,700,000 $4,459,259 6.09 10,200,000
Gant John Gant
(10-day, Groin)
27 RP Arb 1 $1,300,000 - - $1,300,000 $481,481 0.66 1,300,000
Brebbia John Brebbia
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
30 RP Pre-Arb $587,600 - - $587,600 $217,630 0.30 217,630
Hudson Dakota Hudson
(60-day, Elbow)
25 SP Pre-Arb $580,500 - - $580,500 $215,000 0.29 215,000
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez
(60-day, Elbow)
23 SP Pre-Arb $563,500 - - $563,500 $137,060 0.19 137,060


2020 Reserve/Exempt

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

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Hicks Jordan Hicks 23 RP $578,800 - - $578,800 $214,370 0.29 0


2020 Retained Salaries

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

Player (3) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Leake Mike Leake 32 SP $4,000,000 - - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 5.46 6,823,772
Cecil Brett Cecil 33 RP $7,000,000 - - $7,000,000 $2,842,593 3.88 7,000,000
Wong Kolten Wong 29 2B $1,000,000 - - $1,000,000 $1,000,000 1.37 -


2020 Player Pool

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

Player (19) League Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Lux. Tax Salary
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon 28 SP $572,800 - - $572,800 $132,972 132,972
Thomas Lane Thomas 24 CF $568,800 - - $568,800 $172,920 172,920
Crismatt Nabil Crismatt 25 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $56,070 56,070
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 23 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $133,945 133,945
Knizner Andrew Knizner 25 C $563,500 - - $563,500 $133,945 133,945
Montero Elehuris Montero AA 21 3B $563,500 - - $563,500 $563,500 0
Nogowski John Nogowski 27 1B $563,500 - - $563,500 $12,460 12,460
Schrock Max Schrock 25 SS $563,500 - - $563,500 $80,990 80,990
Seijas Alvaro Seijas A 21 SP $563,500 - - $563,500 $563,500 0
Williams Justin Williams 24 OF $563,500 - - $563,500 $15,575 15,575
Cruz Jesus Cruz 25 P $563,500 - - $563,500 $3,115 3,115
Kaminsky Rob Kaminsky 25 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $137,060 137,060
Meisinger Ryan Meisinger 26 RP $563,500 - - $563,500 $21,805 21,805
Ramirez Roel Ramirez 25 P $563,500 - - $563,500 $77,875 77,875
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 24 SS $563,500 - - $563,500 $109,025 109,025
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 (3) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
WalkerJordan Walker 18 3B - $2,900,000 - $2,900,000 $2,900,000 3.96
WinnMasyn Winn 18 SS - $2,100,000 - $2,100,000 $2,100,000 2.87
HenceTink Hence 17 P - $1,115,000 - $1,115,000 $1,115,000 1.52
BedellIan Bedell 20 P - $800,000 - $800,000 $800,000 1.09
BurlesonAlec Burleson 21 OF - $700,000 - $700,000 $700,000 0.96
PraterLevi Prater 21 P - $575,000 - $575,000 $575,000 0.79
NunezEdwin Nunez 0 SP - $525,000 - $525,000 $525,000 0.72
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 $120,982,500 $6,166,666 $1,148,111 $128,297,277 $51,757,860
Injured Reserve Money $30,281,600 $1,200,000 - $31,481,600 $12,343,763
Reserve/Exempt Money $578,800 - - $578,800 $214,370
Retained Salary $12,000,000 - - $12,000,000 $7,842,593
Buried Minor Salary $7,340,100 - - $7,340,100 $1,087,757
Total Payroll $171,183,000 $7,366,666 $1,148,111 $179,697,777 $73,246,343

 

2020 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $208,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $164,153,932
Estimated Player Benefits $15,000,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $181,653,932
Comp. Balance Tax Space $26,346,068