St. Louis Cardinals

Service time in years & days (through 2019 season).

Bill DeWitt Jr. Owner
1995 -

  • Bill DeWitt Jr., 1995 -
    • a group led by DeWitt purchased the Cardinals for $150M in 1995.
  • Anheuser-Busch Companies, 1953-1995
    • August A. Busch Jr., chairman of the brewing company, persuaded the board to purchase the club in 1953, paying $2.5M cash and assuming $1.25M in Cardinals’ debt
  • Forbes magazine valued the team at $2.2 billion in April, 2020.

CARDINALS PAYROLLS

Year Opening Day 26-man Year End 40-man CB Tax 40-man
2020 $166,101,500 (10) $                    (  ) $182,409,833 (10)
2019 $162,620,267 ( 7) $178,872,485 ( 7) $197,759,794 ( 7)
2018 $159,698,667 (10) $165,792,867 ( 8) $175,703,458 ( 9)
2017 $148,152,933 (14) $155,235,772 (13) $182,701,709 (10)
2016 $145,553,500 (10) $153,738,117 (10) $178,298,756 ( 8)
2015 $122,066,500 (12) $132,638,936 (12) $146,590,405 (12)
2014 $111,250,000 (14) $121,003,590 (11) $138,533,204 (12)
2013 $116,790,787 (12) $119,642,308 (11) $138,550,976 (10)
2012 $111,858,500 ( 8) $115,449,953 ( 9) $125,811,271 ( 9)
2011 $109,048,000 (10) $113,156,467 (11)
2010 $ 94,220,500 (12) $ 98,354,244 (12)
2009 $ 88,528,409 (13) $102,678,475 (11)
2008 $ 99,624,449 (12) $109,090,046 (11)
2007 $ 90,286,823 (10) $ 99,329,875 (11)
2006 $ 88,891,371 (11) $ 96,115,466 (10)
2005 $ 92,106,833 ( 6) $ 87,368,220 ( 7)
2004 $ 83,228,333 ( 9) $ 92,816,050 ( 8)
2003 $ 83,786,666 ( 8) $101,825,848 ( 7)
2002 $ 74,660,875 (13) $ 76,227,801 (10)
2001 $ 78,538,333 ( 9) $ 76,153,956 (11)
2000 $ 63,900,000 (11) $ 69,111,153 ( 9)
  • Opening Day payrolls compiled by Baseball Prospectus include salaries and pro-rated signing bonuses for players on the active 25/26-man roster and injured list. Deferred payments and performance and award bonuses are not included.
  • Year End 40-man roster payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses, earned performance and award bonuses, non-cash compensation, buyouts of unexercised options and cash transactions. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.
  • Year End Competitive Balance Tax payrolls obtained by The Associated Press include average annual value of contracts, earned bonuses, non-cash compensation, cash transactions, buyouts of unexercised options, and health and pension benefits. Deferrals may be discounted to reflect present-day value.

John Mozeliak President, Baseball Operations
2017-2020
3 years (2021-23)

  • 3 years (2021-23)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 2017-20
    • promoted by St. Louis from Senior VP & GM to President of Baseball Operations 6/30/17
  • 2 years (2017-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/12/14
  • 3 years (2014-16)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/14/13
  • 3 years (2011-13)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 7/14/10
  • 3 years (2008-10)
    • selected as interim GM by St. Louis 10/3/07
    • hired as permanent GM 10/31/07
  • Assistant GM (1/03 – 10/07). Assistant GM & Scouting Director (2003-04). Director, Baseball Operations (2001-02). Scouting Director (1999-2000). Assistant Scouting Director (1998). Assistant, Scouting (1996-97).

Mike Girsch General Manager
2017-2019, plus 2020 option
2 years (2021-22)

  • 2 years (2021-22)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 2017-19, plus 2020 club option
    • promoted by St. Louis from Assistant GM to General Manager 6/30/17
    • St. Louis exercised 2020 option 11/4/19
  • Assistant GM (1/7/11 – 6/30/17). Director, Baseball Development (2008-2011). Coordinator, Amateur Scouting (2006-07).
  • Assistant GM Moises Rodriguez
  • Director, Scouting Randy Flores
  • Director, Player Personnel Matt Slater
  • Director, Player Development Gary LaRocque
  • Director, Minor League Operations John Vuch

Mike Shildt Manager
3 years (2020-22)

  • 3 years (2020-22)
    • signed new extension with St. Louis 11/4/19
  • 3 years (2018-20)
    • 2018 – third base coach
    • selected by St. Louis as interim manager 7/14/18
    • signed extension with St. Louis as permanent manager 8/28/18
  • 2017
    • quality control coach, third base coach for St. Louis
  • 2007-16
    • scout, minor-league manager for St. Louis organization
  • former manager Mike Matheny
    • 3 years (2018-20)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/4/16, fired 7/14/18 with about $5.3M remaining on contract
    • 3 years (2015-17)
      • signed extension with St. Louis 11/20/13
    • 2 years (2012-13), plus 2014 club option
      • hired as manager by St. Louis 11/14/11, replacing Tony La Russa
      • St. Louis exercised 2014 option 2/14/13

 

Yadier Molina c
3 years/$60M (2018-20)

  • 3 years/$60M (2018-20)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/2/17
    • 18:$20M, 19:$20M, 20:$20M
    • at signing, highest average annual value for active catcher
  • 5 years/$75M (2013-17), plus 2018 mutual option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/1/12
    • $1M signing bonus (paid within 30 days of MLB approval of the deal)
    • 13:$14M, 14:$15M, 15:$15M, 16:$14M, 17:$14M, 18:$15M mutual option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15.5M (2008-11), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/20/08 (avoided arbitration, $2.75M-$1.85M)
    • $250,000 signing bonus
    • 08:$1.75M, 09:$3.25M, 10:$4.25M, 11:$5.25M, 12:$7M club option ($750,000 buyout)
    • 2012 option increases to $7.5M if Molina is traded
    • award bonus: $50,000 each for All Star, Gold Glove
    • St. Louis exercised $7M option for 2012 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$525,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$323,500 (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/05
  • drafted by St. Louis 2000 (4-113) (Maestro Ladi HS, Vega Alta, PR)
  • agent: MDR Sports
  • ML service: 15.123

Dexter Fowler rf
5 years/$82.5M (2017-21)

  • 5 years/$82.5M (2017-21)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/8/16
    • $10M signing bonus (paid in $1M installments each July 1 & Oct. 1, 2017-21)
    • 17-21: $14.5M annually
    • award bonuses: $0.25M for MVP ($0.15M for second in vote, $0.1M for third-fifth). $0.15M for WS MVP. $0.1M for LCS MVP. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, LDS MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$13M (2016), plus 2017 mutual option
    • re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/25/16
    • 16:$8M, 17:$9M mutual option ($5M buyout)
    • Fowler declined 2017 option 11/16
    • Chicago Cubs made $17.2M qualifying offer 11/16 (rejected)
  • 1 year/$9.5M (2015)
    • acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Houston 1/19/15
    • signed by Chicago Cubs 1/23/15 (avoided arbitration, $10.8M-$8.5M)
    • Chicago Cubs made qualifying offer to Fowler 11/6/15
  • 2 years/$11.6M (2013-14)
    • signed extension with Colorado 2/11/13 (avoided arbitration, $5.15M-$4.25M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 13:$3.25M, 14:$7.35M
    • acquired by Houston in trade from Colorado 12/3/13
  • 1 year/$2.35M (2012)
    • re-signed by Colorado 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$424,000 (2011)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/11
  • 1 year/$406,000 (2010)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/5/10
  • 1 year/$401,000 (2009)
    • re-signed by Colorado 3/4/09 ($65,000 in minors)
  • 1 year (2008)
    • contract purchased by Colorado 9/2/08
  • drafted by Colorado 2004 (14-410) (Milton HS, Alpharetta, GA)
  • signed 8/04, $925,000 signing bonus paid over 5 years (14th-round record at signing)
  • agent: Casey Close, Excel Sports
  • ML service: 10.168

Matt Carpenter 3b
2 years/$39M (2020-21), plus 2022 option

  • 2 years/$39M (2020-21), plus 2022 option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 4/10/19
    • 20:$18.5M, 21:$18.5M, 22:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • 2022 option guaranteed with 1,100 plate appearances in 2020-21 combined, including 550 PA in 2021
    • no-trade protection, 2020-22
  • 6 years/$52M (2014-19), plus 2020 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/8/14
    • $1.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3.5M, 16:$6.25M, 17:$9.75M, 18:$13.5M, 19:$14.5M, 20:$18.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$504,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/13
    • award bonuses, including $10,000 for All-Star selection
  • 1 year/$480,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/29/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 6/3/11
  • drafted by St. Louis 2009 (13-399) (TCU)
  • $1,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Select Sports Group
  • ML service: 8.012

Paul Goldschmidt 1b
5 years/$130M (2020-24)

  • 5 years/$130M (2020-24)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/23/19
    • $20M signing bonus ($2.25M installments each 1/15 and 7/15 in 2020, 2021, 2023 and 2024. $1M each 1/15 and 7/15 in 2022.)
    • 20-24:$22M annually
    • award bonuses: $1.5M for MVP ($1M for second in vote, $500,000 for third, $250,000 for fourth or fifth, $100,000 for sixth-10th). $250,000 each All Star, Gold Glove. $150,000 for WS MVP. $100,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 each for Silver Slugger, LDS MVP
    • at signing, largest contract in Cardinals club history
  • 5 years/$32M (2014-18), plus 2019 club option
    • signed extension with Arizona 3/29/13
    • $0.5M signing bonus
    • 14:$1M, 15:$3M, 16:$5.75M, 17:$8.75M, 18:$11M, 19:$14.5M club option ($2M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $1M if traded
    • Arizona exercised 2019 option 10/29/18
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Arizona 12/5/18
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/2/13
  • 1 year/$482,000 (2012)
    • re-signed by Arizona 3/3/12
  • 1 year (2011)
    • contract purchased by Arizona 8/1/11
  • drafted by Arizona 2009 (8-246) (Texas State)
  • $95,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Excel Sports (previously ISE/Relativity Baseball)
  • ML service: 8.059

Carlos Martinez rhp
5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options

  • 5 years/$51M (2017-21), plus 2022-23 options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/2/17 (avoided arbitration, $4.25M-$3.9M)
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$3.5M, 18:$11.5M, 19:$11.5M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$11.5M, 22:$17M club option ($0.5M buyout), 23:$18M club option ($0.5M buyout)
    • assignment bonus: $0.5M if traded before the end of 2019 season. $1M if traded after 2019 season
    • perks: suite on road beginning with 2020 season
  • 1 year/$539,000 (2016)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/16
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$505,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract purchased by St. Louis 5/3/13
  • signed by St. Louis 2010 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • previously known as Carlos Matias, he signed with Boston in 2009 for $160,000, but the deal was voided
  • $1.5M signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 6.073

Andrew Miller lhp
2 years/$25M (2019-20), plus 2021 option

  • 2 years/$25M (2019-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/21/18
    • 19:$11M, 20:$11.5M, 21:$12M club option ($2.5M buyout)
    • option guaranteed with 110 games pitched in 2019-20 combined
    • annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games pitched
    • $1M assignment bonus with each trade
  • 4 years/$36M (2015-18)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/5/14
    • 15-18:$9M annually
    • acquired by Cleveland in trade from NY Yankees 7/31/16 with $21,098,361 remaining on contract
  • 1 year/$1,903,125 (2014)
    • re-signed by Boston 2/15/14 (avoided arbitration, $2.15M-$1.55M)
    • acquired by Baltimore in trade from Boston 7/31/14
  • 1 year/$1.475M (2013)
    • re-signed by Boston 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.04M (2012)
    • re-signed by Boston 12/6/11 (avoided arbitration)
    • performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 20, 25 starts
  • 1 year (2011), plus 2012 club option
    • re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/16/10 (minor-league contract)
    • 11: split contract ($1.3M in majors), 12: club option
    • roster, performance bonuses
    • may opt out if not on Major League roster by specified date
    • $3M option for 2012 guaranteed if Boston designates Miller for assignment and another club claims him off waivers
    • contract purchased by Boston 6/19/11
    • Boston declined 2012 option 10/31/11
  • 1 year/$1,790,219 (2010)
    • renewed by Florida 3/2/10
    • acquired by Boston in trade from Florida 11/12/10
    • non-tendered by Boston 12/2/10
  • 4 years/$5.4M (2006-09)
    • signed Major League contract with Detroit 8/06
    • $3.55M signing bonus
    • on Major League roster: 08:$1.325M, 09:$1.575M
    • escalators may bring total package to $7.5M, depending on when Miller makes 25-man roster
    • contract guarantees September call-up in 2006
    • Miller may opt out of contract early & go to arbitration
    • acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 12/4/07
  • drafted by Detroit 2006 (1-6) (North Carolina)
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2003 (3-68) (did not sign)
  • agents: Darek Braunecker, Frontline
  • ML service: 11.062

Miles Mikolas rhp
4 years/$68M (2020-23)

  • 4 years/$68M (2020-23)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 2/26/19
    • $5M signing bonus, paid $1M at signing, $1M each 1/15, 2020-23
    • 19-23:$15.75M annually
    • annual salaries increase $0.5M each with 200 innings in 2019
    • full no-trade protection
  • 2 years/$15.5M (2018-19)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/5/17
    • 18:$7.5M, 19:$8M
    • 2019 salary may increase based on 2018 innings pitched (increased by $1M to $9M)
  • 2015-17
    • Yomiuri of Japan
  • 1 year/$502,301 (2014)
    • re-signed by Texas 2/26/14
    • Texas sold rights to Yomiuri Giants 11/14
  • 1 year/$492,800 (2013)
    • re-signed by San Diego 3/9/13
    • acquired by Pittsburgh in trade 11/25/13 after being DFA by San Diego 11/20/13
    • acquired by Texas in trade from Pittsburgh 12/30/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • contract purchased by San Diego 5/5/12
  • drafted by San Diego 2009 (7-204) (Nova Southeastern, Fla.)
  • ML service: 3.037

Kolten Wong 2b
5 years/$25.5M (2016-20), plus 2021 option

  • 5 years/$25.5M (2016-20), plus 2021 club option
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/2/16
    • 16:$1.25M, 17:$2.5M, 18:$4M, 19:$6.5M, 20:$10.25M, 21:$12.5M club option ($1M buyout)
  • 1 year/$520,000 (2015)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/15
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2014)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/16/13
  • drafted by St. Louis 2011 (1-22) (Hawaii)
  • $1.3M signing bonus
  • agent: PSI Sports Management
  • ML service: 6.045

Brett Cecil lhp
4 years/$30.5M (2017-20)

  • 4 years$30.5M (2017-20)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/16
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 17:$7.5M, 18:$7.5M, 19:$7.5M, 20:$7M
    • award bonuses
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$3.8M (2016)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/16 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$2.475M (2015)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/15/15 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014)
    • re-signed by Toronto 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$510,000 (2013)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/13
  • 1 year (2012)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/12
  • 1 year/$443,100 (2011)
    • re-signed by Toronto 3/11
  • 1 year (2010)
    • re-signed by Toronto 2/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Toronto 5/1/09
  • drafted by Toronto 2007 (1s-38), (Maryland)
  • signed 6/15/07, $810,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ACES
  • ML service: 9.152

Adam Wainwright rhp
1 year/$5M (2020)

  • 1 year/$5M (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/12/19
    • performance bonuses:
      • $1.5M each for 20, 25 starts. $2M for 28 starts.
      • $500,000 each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 relief appearances
    • full no-trade protection
  • 1 year/$2M (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 10/29/18
    • performance bonuses:
      • games started: $0.5M for 5 GS. $1M each for 10, 15 GS. $1.5M for 20 GS. $2M each for 25, 30 GS.
      • relief appearances: $0.5M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 games
      • games finished: $0.5M each for 25, 30 GF. $0.6M each for 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 GF.
  • 5 years/$97.5M (2014-18)
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/27/13
    • 14:$19.5M, 15:$19.5M, 16:$19.5M, 17:$19.5M, 18:$19.5M
    • award bonuses: $0.5M each for Top 10 finish in Cy Young vote. $50,000 each for All-Star, Gold Glove, WS MVP, LCS MVP, Division Series MVP. $25,000 for Silver Slugger
    • full no-trade protection
  • 4 years/$15M (2008-11), plus 2012, 2013 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/20/08
    • $750,000 signing bonus
    • 08:$500,000, 09:$2.6M, 10:$4.65M, 11:$6.5M, 12:$9M club option, 13:$12M club option
    • replaced 1 year/$448,000 deal for 2008 renewed 3/4/08 ($246,000 in minors)
    • 2012, 2013 options guaranteed with top 5 finish in 2010 or 2011 Cy Young vote (met 11/16/10)
    • 2012 club option increases to $10M with 2010 or 2011 Cy Young
    • club must exercise 2012 and 2013 options at same time, but may void if Wainwright is on disabled list with arm injury at end of 2011 season
    • award bonuses: $250,000 for Cy Young ($100,000 for 2nd or 3rd in Cy Young vote, $50,000 for 4th or 5th place). $50,000 for All-Star selection.
    • St. Louis exercised 2012-13 options 10/27/11
  • 1 year/$410,000 (2007)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/07
  • 1 year/$327,000 (2006)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/06
  • 1 year/$316,000 (2005)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 2/05 ($52,600 in minors)
  • 1 year/$300,000 (2004)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/03
    • signed by St. Louis 2/04
  • drafted by Atlanta 2000 (1-29) (Glynn Academy, Ga.)
  • $1.25M signing bonus
  • agent: Steve Hammond, Aegis Sports
  • ML service: 14.027

Kwang-hyun Kim lhp
2 years/$8M (2020-21)

  • 2 years/$8M (2020-21)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 12/16/19
    • 20:$4M, 21:$4M
    • may earn additional $1.5M annually in performance bonuses
    • may not be demoted to minor leagues without permission
  • 2007-19: SK Wyverns of Korea
  • ML service: 0.000

Brad Miller inf
1 year/$2M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/12/20
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 250, 300, 350, 400, 450 plate appearances
  • 1 year (2019)
    • signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/28/19 (minor-league contract)
    • released by LA Dodgers 3/21/19
    • signed by Cleveland as a free agent 3/24/19
    • DFA by Cleveland 4/15/19, sent outright to Triple-A 4/17/19 (refused assignment)
    • signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 4/22/19 (minor-league contract)
    • acquired by Philadelphia in trade from NY Yankees 6/13/19
    • contract selected by Philadelphia 6/15/19
  • 1 year/$4.5M (2018)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration)
    • DFA by Tampa Bay 6/7/18, acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Tampa Bay 6/10/18 with $2,709,677 remaining on contract (Rays pay Brewers $2,209,677 cash as part of the dea)
    • DFA by Milwaukee 7/28/18, released 7/31/18
  • 1 year/$3.575M (2017)
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$527,600 (2016)
    • signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/16
  • 1 year/$527,600 (2015)
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/15
    • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Seattle 11/5/15
  • 1 year/$510,100 (2014)
    • re-signed by Seattle 2/27/14
  • 1 year (2013)
    • contract selected by Seattle 6/28/13
  • drafted by Seattle 2011 (2-62) (Clemson)
  • $750,000 signing bonus
  • agent: ISE Baseball
  • ML service: 6.004

Matt Wieters c
1 year/$2M (2020)

  • 1 year/$2M (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 1/22/20
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70 75 starts. $200,000 for 80 starts
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2019)
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 2/26/19 (minor-league contract)
    • salary of $1.5M in majors
    • performance bonuses: $100,000 each for 40, 50, 60, 70, 80 games
    • may opt out of contract 3/22/19 if not on Major League roster
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/22/19
  • 1 year/$10.5M (2017), plus 2018 player option
    • signed by Washington as a free agent 2/17
    • 17:$10.5M, 18:$10.5M player option
    • $5M in salary is deferred, to be paid in 2021
    • Wieters exercised 2017 option 11/17
  • 1 year/$15.8M (2016)
    • accepted qualifying offer from Baltimore 11/13/15
  • 1 year/$8.3M (2015)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/16/15 (avoided arbitration)
    • Baltimore made qualifying offer to Wieters 11/6/15
  • 1 year/$7.7M (2014)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/6/14 (avoided arbitration, $8.75M-$6.5M)
    • award bonuses, including $75,000 for All Star selection
  • 1 year/$5.5 (2013)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$500,000 (2012)
    • renewed by Baltimore 3/10/12
  • 1 year/$452,250 (2011)
    • re-signed by Baltimore 2/11
  • 1 year/$400,000 (2010)
    • renewed by Baltimore 3/9/10
  • 1 year (2009)
    • contract purchased by Baltimore 5/29/09
  • drafted by Baltimore 2007 (1-5) (Georgia Tech)
  • signed 8/15/07, $6M signing bonus
  • agent: Boras Corp.
  • ML service: 10.129

Paul DeJong ss
6 years/$26M (2018-23), plus 2024-25 options

  • 6 years/$26M (2018-23), plus 2024-25 club options
    • signed extension with St. Louis 3/5/18
    • $1M signing bonus
    • 18:$1M, 19:$1.5M, 20:$1.5M, 21:$4M, 22:$6M, 23:$9M, 24:$12.5M club option ($2M buyout), 25:$15M club option ($1M buyout)
    • at signing, largest-ever contract for a player with less than one year of Major League service time
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/28/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (4-131) (Illinois State)
  • $200,000 signing bonus ($422,900 slot)
  • ML service: 2.127

John Gant rhp
1 year/$1.3M (2020)

  • 1 year/$1.3M (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 1/10/20 (avoided arbitration)
  • 1 year/$571,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year/$536,600 (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1 year/$507,500 (2016)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/15
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/16
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Atlanta 12/1/16
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from NY Mets 7/24/15
  • drafted by NY Mets 2011 (21-642) (Wiregrass Ranch HS, Wesley Chapel, Fla.)
  • $0.185M signing bonus
  • ML service: 3.004

Jack Flaherty rhp
1 year/$604,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$604,500 (2020)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/8/20
  • 1 year/$562,100 (2019)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 9/1/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (1-34) (Harvard-Westlake HS, Studio City, Calif.)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.6504M slot)
  • ML service: 2.006

Harrison Bader cf
1 year/$590,100 (2020)

  • 1 year/$590,100 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$578,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/25/17
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3-100) (Florida)
  • $400,000 signing bonus ($570,300 slot)
  • ML service: 2.030

John Brebbia rhp
1 year/$587,600 (2020)

  • 1 year/$587,600 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$569,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$552,000 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/27/17
  • 2016
    • selected by St. Louis from Arizona in Rule 5 draft 12/10/15
  • 2015
    • Laredo, independent American Association
    • signed by Arizona as a free agent 9/22/15 (minor-league contract)
  • 2014
    • Sioux Falls, independent American Association
  • released by NY Yankees 12/13/13
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2011 (30-929) (Elon)
  • ML service: 2.093

Giovanny Gallegos rhp
1 year/$582,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$582,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$549,975 (2018)
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18 ($144,811 in minors)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from NY Yankees 7/29/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/16
    • re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17
  • signed by NY Yankees 1/6/11 as a free agent from Mexico
  • ML service: 1.085

Tommy Edman 3b-rf
1 year/$581,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$581,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$578,300 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/8/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (6-196) (Stanford)
  • $236,400 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.114

Dakota Hudson rhp
1 year/$580,500 (2020)

  • 1 year/$580,500 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$559,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 7/27/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-34) (Mississippi State)
  • $2M signing bonus ($1.878M slot)
  • ML service: 1.066

Jordan Hicks rhp
1 year/$578,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$578,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,000 (2019)
    • renewed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,000 (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 3/28/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (3s-105) (Cypress Creek HS, Houston)
  • $600,000 signing bonus ($543,300 slot)
  • agent: Ballengee Group
  • ML service: 2.000

Tyler Webb lhp
1 year/$575,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$575,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by Milwaukee 3/18
    • claimed by San Diego off waivers from Milwaukee 4/14/18
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 6/29/18 after being DFA by San Diego 6/24/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • selected by Pittsburgh from NY Yankees in Rule 5 draft 12/8/16
    • re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/17
    • returned by Pittsburgh to NY Yankees 4/1/17
    • contract selected by NY Yankees 6/22/17
    • acquired by Milwaukee in trade from NY Yankees 7/13/17
  • drafted by NY Yankees 2013 (10-314) (South Carolina)
  • $30,000 signing bonus ($135,300 slot)
  • ML service: 1.076

Tyler O’Neill of
1 year/$573,400 (2020)

  • 1 year/$573,400 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,000 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/17
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Seattle 7/21/17
  • drafted by Seattle 2013 (3-85) (Garibaldi SS, Maple Ridge, B.C.)
  • $650,000 signing bonus ($631,100 slot)
  • ML service: 1.059

Daniel Poncedeleon rhp
1 year/$572,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$572,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/11/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (9-285) (Embry-Riddle University)
  • ML service: 0.141

Austin Gomber lhp
1 year/$570,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$570,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/17
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • drafted by St. Louis 2014 (4-135) (Florida Atlantic)
  • $374,100 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.111

Ryan Helsley rhp
1 year/$569,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$569,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (5-161) (Northeastern State, Okla.)
  • $225,000 signing bonus ($316,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.105

Lane Thomas cf
1 year/$568,800 (2020)

  • 1 year/$568,800 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Toronto 7/2/17
  • drafted by Toronto 2014 (5-144) (Bearden HS, Knoxville, Tenn.)
  • $750,000 signing bonus ($343,000 slot)
  • ML service: 0.085

Rangel Ravelo 1b
1 year/$566,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$566,000 (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 11/19/18 (minor-league contract)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 6/17/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis as a free agent 10/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2017)
    • re-signed by Oakland (minor-league contract)
    • released by Oakland 3/31/17
    • signed by St. Louis as a free agent 4/6/17 (minor-league contract)
  • 1 year (2016)
    • re-signed by Oakland 3/16
    • sent outright to Triple-A 12/2/16
  • 1 year (2015)
    • contract selected by Chicago White Sox 11/20/14
    • acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/9/14
    • signed by Oakland 3/15
  • drafted by Chicago White Sox 2010 (6-188) (Hialeah HS, Fla.)
  • $125,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.054

Genesis Cabrera lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/18
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/18
  • signed by Tampa Bay 11/1/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $34,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.049

Austin Dean of
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade 1/14/20 after being DFA by Miami 1/8/20
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by Miami 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Miami 8/15/18
  • drafted by Miami 2012 (4-137) (Klein Collins HS, Spring, Texas)
  • $367,200 signing bonus ($333,500 slot)
  • ML service: 0.124

Junior Fernandez rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/6/19
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $400,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.045

Andrew Knizner c
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 5/31/19
  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (7-286) (NC State)
  • $185,300 signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service: 0.071

Elehuris Montero 3b
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/19
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • signed by St. Louis 8/29/14 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Alex Reyes rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$564,600 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year/$545,600 (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year/$535,000 (2017)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • 1  year (2016)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 8/9/16
  • signed by St. Louis 2013 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic
  • $950,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 2.065

Ricardo Sanchez lhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • claimed by St. Louis off waivers 2/6/20 after being DFA by Seattle 1/30/20
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • acquired by Seattle in trade 11/28/18 after being DFA by Atlanta 11/26/18
    • re-signed by Seattle 3/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Atlanta 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Atlanta 3/18
  • acquired by Atlanta in trade from LA Angels 1/8/15
  • signed by LA Angels as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $580,000 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Alvaro Seijas rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/19
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/15 as an amateur free agent from Venezuela
  • $762,500 signing bonus
  • ML service: 0.000

Edmundo Sosa ss
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/18
  • 1 year (2017)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/18/16
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/17
  • signed by St. Louis 7/2/12 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $425,000 signing bonus
  • agent: Octagon
  • ML service: 0.040

Justin Williams of
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • 1 year/$555,100 (2019)
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/10/19
  • 1 year (2018)
    • contract selected by Tampa Bay 11/20/17
    • re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/18
    • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 7/31/18
  • acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Arizona 11/14/14
  • drafted by Arizona 2013 (2-52) (Terrebonne HS, Houma, La.)
  • $1.05M signing bonus ($1.0492M slot)
  • ML service: 0.041

Jake Woodford rhp
1 year (2020)

  • 1 year (2020)
    • contract selected by St. Louis 11/20/19
    • re-signed by St. Louis 3/20
  • drafted by St. Louis 2015 (1A-39) (Plant City HS, Fla.)
  • $1.8M signing bonus ($1,585,400 slot)
  • ML service: 0.000

 

Minor-league contracts

Dylan Carlson of
2020

  • drafted by St. Louis 2016 (1s-33) (Elk Grove HS, Calif.)
  • $1.35M signing bonus ($1.9095M slot)
  • ML service:

Nolan Gorman 3b
2020

  • drafted by St. Louis 2018 (1-19) (Sandra Day O’Connor HS, Phoenix)
  • $3.2317M signing bonus (slot amount)
  • ML service:

Ivan Herrera c
2020

  • signed by St. Louis 7/7/16 as an amateur free agent from Panama
  • $200,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Matthew Liberatore lhp
2020

  • acquired by St. Louis in trade from Tampa Bay 1/9/20
  • drafted by Tampa Bay 2018 (1-16) (Mountain Ridge HS, Glendale, Ari.)
  • $3.4975M signing bonus ($3.6035M slot)
  • ML service:

Malcom Nunez 3b
2020

  • signed by St. Louis 7/3/18 as an amateur free agent from Cuba
  • $300,000 signing bonus
  • ML service:

Zack Thompson lhp
2020

  • drafted by St. Louis 2019 (1-19) (Kentucky)
  • $3M signing bonus ($3.359M slot)
  • ML service: