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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 15.91 26,000,000
Arenado Nolan Arenado 30 3B Vet $35,000,000 - $35,000,000 $20,000,000 12.24 17,500,000
Carpenter Matt Carpenter 35 3B Vet $18,500,000 - $18,500,000 $18,500,000 11.32 19,500,000
Miller Andrew Miller 36 RP Vet $12,000,000 - $12,000,000 $12,000,000 7.34 12,000,000
Martinez Carlos Martinez 29 SP Vet $11,500,000 $200,000 $11,700,000 $11,700,000 7.16 10,200,000
Molina Yadier Molina 38 C Vet $9,000,000 - $9,000,000 $9,000,000 5.51 9,000,000
Wainwright Adam Wainwright 39 SP Vet $8,000,000 - $8,000,000 $8,000,000 4.89 8,000,000
DeJong Paul DeJong 27 SS Arb 1 3 $4,000,000 $166,666 $4,166,666 $4,166,666 2.55 4,333,333
Kim Kwang-hyun Kim 32 SP Pre-Arb 3 $4,000,000 - $4,000,000 $4,000,000 2.45 4,000,000
Flaherty Jack Flaherty 25 SP Arb 1 2 $3,900,000 - $3,900,000 $3,900,000 2.39 3,900,000
Gant John Gant 28 SP Arb 2 $2,100,000 - $2,100,000 $2,100,000 1.28 2,100,000
Reyes Alexander Reyes 26 RP Arb 1 2 $900,000 - $900,000 $900,000 0.55 900,000
Hicks Jordan Hicks 24 RP Arb 1 3 $862,500 - $862,500 $862,500 0.53 862,500
Edman Tommy Edman 26 2B Pre-Arb 3 $596,000 - $596,000 $596,000 0.36 596,000
Gallegos Giovanny Gallegos 29 RP/CL Pre-Arb 1 $594,500 - $594,500 $594,500 0.36 594,500
Webb Tyler Webb 30 RP Pre-Arb $593,000 - $593,000 $593,000 0.36 593,000
Poncedeleon Daniel Poncedeleon 29 SP Pre-Arb $585,500 - $585,500 $585,500 0.36 585,500
Dean Austin Dean 27 LF Pre-Arb 2 $583,100 - $583,100 $583,100 0.36 583,100
Helsley Ryan Helsley 26 RP Pre-Arb 2 $582,300 - $582,300 $582,300 0.36 582,300
Cabrera Genesis Cabrera 24 RP Pre-Arb 2 $580,900 - $580,900 $580,900 0.36 580,900
Knizner Andrew Knizner 26 C Pre-Arb 1 $579,200 - $579,200 $579,200 0.35 579,200
Carlson Dylan Carlson 22 LF Pre-Arb 3 $577,100 - $577,100 $577,100 0.35 577,100
Sosa Edmundo Sosa 25 SS Pre-Arb $575,900 - $575,900 $575,900 0.35 575,900
Williams Justin Williams 25 OF Pre-Arb 1 $572,000 - $572,000 $572,000 0.35 572,000
Nogowski John Nogowski 28 1B Pre-Arb 2 $571,300 - $571,300 $571,300 0.35 571,300
Hurst Scott Hurst 25 CF Pre-Arb $570,500 - $570,500 $521,390 0.32 521,390


2021 Injured List

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

Player (4) Age Pos. Status Waiver Options Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll % Lux. Tax Salary
Mikolas Miles Mikolas
(10-day, Shoulder)
32 SP Arb 2 $15,750,000 $1,000,000 $16,750,000 $16,750,000 10.25 17,000,000
Bader Harrison Bader
(10-day, Arm)
27 CF Arb 1 1 $2,000,000 - $2,000,000 $2,000,000 1.22 2,000,000
Hudson Dakota Hudson
(60-day, Elbow-tommy-john)
26 SP Pre-Arb 3 $595,700 - $595,700 $595,700 0.36 595,700
O'Neill Tyler O'Neill
(10-day, Groin)
26 LF Pre-Arb 1 $594,700 - $594,700 $594,700 0.36 594,700


2021 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 % Lux. Tax Salary
Fowler Dexter Fowler 35 RF $12,750,000 $2,000,000 $14,750,000 $14,750,000 9.03 14,750,000


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
Woodford Jake Woodford 24 RP 3 $578,300 - $578,300 $34,199 34,199
Oviedo Johan Oviedo 23 RP 3 $570,500 - $570,500 $39,871 39,871
Thomas Lane Thomas 25 CF 2 $570,500 - $570,500 $15,335 15,335
Whitley Kodi Whitley 26 RP $570,500 - $570,500 $12,268 12,268
Elledge Seth Elledge 25 P 3 - - -0 -0 0
Fernandez Junior Fernandez 24 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Flores Bernardo Flores 25 SP 2 - - -0 -0 0
Herrera Ivan Herrera 21 C 3 - - -0 -0 0
Quezada Johan Quezada 26 RP 3 - - -0 -0 0
Rondon Angel Rondon 23 P 3 - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ali Sanchez 24 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Heineman Tyler Heineman 30 C 2 - - -0 -0 0
Moroff Max Moroff 28 2B - - -0 -0 0
Rondon Jose Rondon 27 2B - - -0 -0 0
Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez 24 SP - - -0 -0 0
Szczur Matt Szczur 31 CF - - -0 -0 0


2021 Signing Bonus

Does not count against team payroll.

Player (1) Age Pos. Base Salary Signing Bonus Total Salary Adj.
Salary
Payroll %
PinoLuis Mario Pino 0 OF - $767,000 $767,000 $767,000 0.47
BernalLeonardo Bernal 17 C - $680,000 $680,000 $680,000 0.42
ReynosoElias Reynoso 17 SS - $575,000 $575,000 $575,000 0.35
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


2021 Payroll Totals

 
Payroll Type Base Salary Signing Bonus Incentives Total Salary Total Adj. Salary
Active Payroll $139,323,800 $4,366,666 - $143,690,466 $128,641,356
Injured Reserve Money $18,940,400 $1,000,000 - $19,940,400 $19,940,400
Retained Salary $12,750,000 $2,000,000 - $14,750,000 $14,750,000
Buried Minor Salary $2,289,800 - - $2,289,800 $101,673
Total Payroll $173,304,000 $7,366,666 - $180,670,666 $163,433,429

 

2021 Competitive Balance Tax Totals

Payroll Type Total
Competitive Balance Tax Threshold $210,000,000
Total AAV/Payroll $160,850,096
Estimated Player Benefits $15,500,000
Estimated Minor League Contracts $2,500,000
Proj. Comp. Balance Payroll $178,850,096
Comp. Balance Tax Space $31,149,904