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.

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Player 2020 Notes 2020 2021 Notes 2021 2022 Notes 2022
Alexander, Scott $850,000 Arb-Est $1,250,000 Arb-Est $1,500,000
Baez, Pedro $4,000,000 FA
Barnes, Austin $1,100,000 Arb-Est $2,000,000 Arb-Est $2,500,000
Bellinger, Cody $11,500,000 Arb-Est $16,000,000 Arb-Est $22,000,000
Betts, Mookie $27,000,000 FA
Buehler, Walker $600,000 Arb-Est $8,000,000 Arb-Est $13,000,000
Hernandez, Enrique $5,900,000 FA
Jansen, Kenley $16,000,000 $16,000,000 FA
Kelly, Joe $8,333,333 $8,333,333 Opt
Kershaw, Clayton Incentives $31,000,000 $31,000,000 FA
Kolarek, Adam $570,000 Arb-Est $1,300,000 Arb-Est $1,600,000
Muncy, Max $8,666,667 $8,666,667 $8,666,667
Nelson, Jimmy Incentives $1,250,000 Option
Pederson, Joc $7,750,000 FA
Pollock, AJ $12,000,000 $12,000,000 $12,000,000
Price, David $31,000,000 $31,000,000 $31,000,000
Seager, Corey $7,600,000 Arb-Est $13,000,000 FA
Stripling, Ross $2,100,000 Arb-Est $4,000,000 Arb-Est $7,000,000
Taylor, Chris $6,700,000 $6,700,000 FA
Treinen, Blake Signed FA $10,000,000 FA
Turner, Justin $16,000,000 FA
Urías, Julio $1,000,000 Arb-Est $4,000,000 Arb-Est $10,000,000
Wood, Alex Incentives $4,000,000 FA
Maeda Trade Inventives $3,436,500 $563,500
Price Trade -$16,000,000 -$16,000,000 -$16,000,000
Club Control $3,410,000 $5,760,000 $9,260,000
40 Man Minors $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Player Benefits $15,000,000 $15,000,000 $15,000,000
Total $223,016,500 $170,823,500 $119,776,667
CBA Tax Threshold $208,000,000 $210,000,000 $212,000,000
Amount Over Threshold $15,016,500 -$39,176,500 -$92,223,333
Draft Pick Penalty $248,000,000 $250,000,000 $252,000,000
Amount Under Pick Penalty $24,983,500 $79,176,500 $132,223,333

 


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.

Abbreviations

  • 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:

  • The Dodgers are responsible for up to $7M in incentives for 2020
  • $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

Jimmy Nelson:

  • 2020 Day 1 Roster Bonus: $1M
  • 45 days active in 2020: $500,000
  • 90 days active in 2020: $500,000
  • 2021 club option includes a $500,000 buyout (part of 2020 CBA base)
  • Converts to a $5 million mutual option with 60 IP or 40 games in 2020
  • $5M 2021 escalator based on innings pitched in 2020 (170)
  • h/t Spotrac

Alex Wood:

  • Can earn up to $6M more in incentives for 2020
  • There is a point system based on each game where he gets 10 outs or more
    • $250,000 each for earning 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 points.
    • $500,000 each for earning 22, 24, 26 and 28 points.
  • $500,000 each for pitching 110, 120, 130, 140 and 150 innings.
  • h/t AP

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