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Team Future Payrolls

  • Buyouts are always shown when years are options ([*] for option details)
Team Future Payrolls
Name Age Yrs Acquired SrvTm Agent Contract Status 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Jason Heyward299Free Agency9.000Excel Sports Mana...8 yrs/$184M (16-23)$20M$21M$21M$22M$22M
Cole Hamels3513Traded12.143John Boggs8 yrs/$173M (12-19)$20MFA
Jon Lester3513Free Agency12.075ACES (Sam & Seth ...6 yrs/$155M (15-20) & 21 team option$27.5M$20M$10M [FA-*]FA
Yu Darvish326Free Agency7.000Joel Wolfe & Nick...6 yrs/$126M (18-23)$20M$22M$22M$19M$18M
Ben Zobrist3813Free Agency11.134Alan Nero4 yrs/$56M (16-19)$12.5MFA
Anthony Rizzo298Traded6.168Sports One Athlet...7 yrs/$44M (13-19) & 20-21 team option$12.29M$2M [FA-*]$0 [FA-*]FA
Tyler Chatwood297Free Agency7.039Bob Garber3 yrs/$38M (18-20)$12.5M$13MFA
Jose Quintana307Traded6.133Wasserman6 yrs/$37M (14-19) & 20 team option$10.5M$1M [FA-*]FA
Brandon Morrow3412Free Agency10.096Wasserman2 yrs/$21M (18-19) & 20 team option$9M$3M [FA-*]FA
Pedro Strop3410Traded7.156Magnus Sports3 yrs/$17.6M (17-19)$6.25MFA
Steve Cishek339Free Agency7.143Jet Sports Manage...2 yrs/$13M (18-19)$6.5MFA
Kris Bryant274Amateur Draft3.171 Scott Boras1 yr/$12.9M (19)$12.9MArbArbFA
Brandon Kintzler349Traded7.003Kevin Kohler2 yrs/$10M (18-19)$5MFA
Kyle Hendricks295Traded4.081Wasserman1 yr/$7.41M (19)$7.41MArbFA
Brian Duensing3610Free Agency9.055The Legacy Agency2 yrs/$7M (18-19)$3.5MFA
Javier Baez265Amateur Draft3.089Wasserman1 yr/$5.2M (19)$5.2MArbArbFA
Daniel Descalso3298.016Steve Canter2 yrs/$5M (19-20) & 21 team option$1.5M$2.5M$1M [FA-*]FA
Addison Russell254Traded3.167Scott Boras1 yr/$3.4M (19)$3.4MArbArbFA
Kyle Schwarber264Amateur Draft3.086Excel Sports Mana...1 yr/$3.39M (19)$3.39MArbArbFA
Mike Montgomery294Traded3.089TWC Sports1 yr/$2.44M (19)$2.44MArbArbFA
Brad Brach3386.063Big League Manage...1 yr/$1.75M (19) & 20 team option$1.65M$100k [FA-*]FA
Carl Edwards Jr.274Traded2.134Ballengee Group1 yr/$1.5M (19)$1.5MArbArbArbFA
Ian Happ242Amateur Draft1.142Excel Sports1 yr/$604k (19)$603.5kPre-ArbArbArbArb
Xavier Cedeno3285.005MDR Sports Manage...1 yr/$900k (19)$900kFA
Tony Barnette3533.000Don Nomura1 yr/$750k (19) & 20 team option$750k$0 [FA-*]FA
Willson Contreras273Amateur Free Agent2.1081 yr/$684k (19)$684kArbArbArbFA
Albert Almora253Amateur Draft2.073Scott Boras1 yr/$616k (19)$615.5kArbArbArbFA
Kendall Graveman2853.078Sports One Athlet...1 yr/$575k (19) & 20 team option$575k$0 [Arb-*]ArbFA
Kyle Ryan2741.139Frontline1 yr/$555k (19)$555kPre-ArbArbArbArb
Tim Collins2956.018OctagonFA
George Kontos3485.085ACES (Sam & Seth ...Arb
Colin Rea2822.140Sterling Sports M...ArbArbArbFA
Jim Adduci3442.040ArbArbFA
Cristhian Adames2741.086ArbArbArb
Victor Caratini252Traded1.051ArbArbArb
Allen Webster294Free Agency0.170WassermanArbArbArb
Johnny Field271st0.132ArbArb
Phillip Evans2620.110ArbArb
Rob Zastryzny273Amateur Draft0.100ArbArb
Dillon Maples272Amateur Draft0.072CAA SportsArbArb
Francisco Arcia291st0.067ArbArb
Randy Rosario252Waivers0.132ArbArb
Taylor Davis292Free Agency0.058Mike MosaArbArb
Matt Carasiti271st0.052ArbArb
Alec Mills272Traded0.052ArbArb
David Bote261stAmateur Draft0.100ArbArb
James Norwood251stAmateur Draft0.044ArbArb
Rowan Wick261st0.031ArbArb
Jacob Hannemann281st0.027ArbArb
Mark Zagunis262Amateur Draft0.044ArbArb
Jen-Ho Tseng242Amateur Free Agent0.020ArbArb
Jerry Vasto271st0.037ArbArb
Duane Underwood Jr.241stAmateur Draft0.001ArbArb
Name 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
SignedPlayers With Guaranteed Contracts (does not include players with options)*295222
Dollars CommittedValue of Guaranteed Contracts (no options are exercised and includes buyouts)*$209.6M$84.6M$54M$41M$40M
Contract OptionsPlayers with any type of option63
Option ValuesMaximum value of options if all are exercised$51M$45M
Arb EligibleNumber of arbitration eligible players (1st-2nd-3rd-4th, "Arb" players = 3rds)0-0-9-00-0-16-00-0-27-00-0-22-0
Arb CostsRough estimated value of all arbitration cases (uses 3-year averages for 1st yr, 2nd,..)$45.5M$80.9M$136.4M$111.2M
Other PlayersAdditional Players Needed to Fill 25-man (no options exercised)117-41
Other CostsEstimate of Remaining Players Costs (based on 1-year avg of all pre-arb players)$8.24M$5.24M-$3M$749.01k
Payroll (no options)Est. Total Payroll w/o Options (Guaranteed + Arb + Other)$138.3M$140.1M$174.4M$151.9M
Payroll (options)Est. Total Payroll w/ Options (Guaranteed + Options + Arb + Other)$184.8M$182.8M$174.4M$151.9M
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