Most of the salary information is from COTS.  The bWAR is Wins Above Replacement from Baseball Reference. Players like Walker Buehler are not on this list as they are all making around the league minimum for 2020.  AAV is the Average Annual Value and is what is used to calculate the salaries for luxury tax purposes.

Player 2020 Notes 2020
Alexander, Scott $850,000
Baez, Pedro Arb-Est $3,300,000
Barnes, Austin $1,100,000
Bellinger, Cody Arb-Est $11,600,000
Freese, David Retired
Garcia, Yimi Non-Tendered
Gyorko, Jedd FA
Hernandez, Enrique Arb-Est $5,500,000
Hill, Rich FA
Jansen, Kenley $16,000,000
Kelly, Joe $8,333,333
Kershaw, Clayton
Maeda, Kenta $3,125,000
Martin, Russell FA
Muncy, Max Arb-Est $4,600,000
Pederson, Joc Arb-Est $8,500,000
AJ Pollock $12,000,000
Ryu, Hyun-Jin FA
Seager, Corey Arb-Est $7,100,000
Stripling, Ross Arb-Est $2,300,000
Taylor, Chris Arb-Est $5,000,000
Treinen, Blake Signed FA $10,000,000
Turner, Justin $16,000,000
Urías, Julio Arb-Est $1,700,000
Club Control $4,600,000
40 Man Minors
Player Benefits $15,000,000
Total $169,843,333
CBA Tax Threshold
Amount Under Threshold
Draft Pick Penalty
Amount Under Pick Penalty

The “Amount Under Threshold” is the amount before tax penalties begin. The “Amount Under Pick Penalty” is the amount before they start losing draft positions.


  • Arb-Est: Estimated arbitration driven salary
  • FA: Free agent
  • + inc. – plus incentives
  • QO – given or accepted a Qualifying Offer in free agency

Contract Incentives

Kenta Maeda:

  • $150K per year for making the opening day roster
  • $250K for innings pitched at the 90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140, 150, 160, 170, 180, 190 and 200 marks
  • $1M for games started at the 15, 20, 25, 30 and 32 marks

Clayton Kershaw:

  • $1M for games started at 24, 26, 28 and 30 marks
  • $1.5M for Cy Young with $500K for 2nd or 3rd place finish

The Competitive Balance Tax

Here is a quick summary of how the competitive balance tax works:

  • The thresholds for being taxed for the duration of the CBA are:
    • 2019: $206 million
    • 2020: $208 million
    • 2021: $210 million
  • There are various penalties for exceeding the CBT that begin at 20%. The number changes based on the number of consecutive years the threshold is exceeded.
  • The penalties reset when a team stays under the threshold.
  • A team that exceeds the threshold by $40 million or more are penalized in the draft. A team not in the top 6 of the draft will have their first pick moved back 10 spots.
  • Penalties are calculated based on the Average Annual Value (AAV) of a multi-year contract.

To sum it up the Dodgers will have financial penalties if they exceed $208 million in 2020 and would have a draft pick penalty if they exceed $248 million.

h/t: COTS, Baseball-Reference