Most of the salary information is from COTS. 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 2021 Notes 2021 2022 Notes 2022
Alexander, Scott $850,000 Arb-Est $1,000,000 Arb-Est $1,500,000
Baez, Pedro $4,000,000 FA
Barnes, Austin $1,100,000 Arb-Est $2,500,000 Arb-Est $3,500,000
Beaty, Matt $573,500
Bellinger, Cody $11,500,000 Arb-Est $13,000,000 Arb-Est $18,000,000
Betts, Mookie $27,000,000 $25,600,000 $25,600,000
Buehler, Walker $600,000 Arb-Est $5,000,000 Arb-Est $9,000,000
Ferguson, Caleb $583,500
Floro, Dylan $593,500 Arb-Est $1,000,000 Arb-Est $1,200,000
Graterol, Brusdar $566,000
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 $31,000,000 $31,000,000 FA
Kolarek, Adam $570,000 Arb-Est $1,200,000
May, Dustin $573,500
McGee, Jake $9,500,000 FA
Muncy, Max $8,666,667 $8,666,667 $8,666,667
Nelson, Jimmy $1,250,000 FA
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
Rios, Edwin $566,000
Santana, Dennis $573,500
Seager, Corey $7,600,000 Arb-Est $16,000,000 FA
Smith, Will $573,500
Stripling, Ross $1,000,000
Taylor, Chris $6,700,000 $6,700,000 FA
Treinen, Blake $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
Alex Wood $4,000,000 FA
Maeda Trade $3,436,500 $563,500
David Price Trade -$16,000,000 -$16,000,000 -$16,000,000
McGee Rockies -$8,936,500
Club Control $5,760,000 $9,260,000
40 Man Minors $2,250,000 $2,250,000 $2,250,000
Player Benefits $15,000,000 $16,000,000 $16,500,000
Total $223,673,000 $190,373,500 $133,676,667
CBA Tax Threshold $208,000,000 $210,000,000 $212,000,000
Amount Over Threshold $15,673,000 -$19,626,500 -$78,323,333
Draft Pick Penalty $248,000,000 $250,000,000 $252,000,000
Amount Under Pick Penalty $24,327,000 $59,626,500 $118,323,333

 


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:

  • 2021 club option includes a $500,000 buyout (part of 2020 CBA base)
  • 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:
    • 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 $210 million in 2021 and would have a draft pick penalty if they exceed $250 million.

h/t: COTS, Baseball-Reference