2015 Projected Roster

The following is a projected 2015 roster for the St. Louis Cardinals. Roster spots are filled by the path of least resistance, unless announced differently by the team. Arbitration salary projections by Matt Swartz.

PosPlayerSalaryNotes (FA after)
CYadier Molina15.2003rd year of 5 year contract (2017 + opt)
1BMatt Adams~0.5003rd year of team control (2018)
2BKolten Wong~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
SSJhonny Peralta15.0002nd year of 4 year contract (2017)
3BMatt Carpenter3.7502nd year of 6 year contract (2019 + opt)
LFMatt Holliday17.0006th year of 7 year contract (2016 + opt)
CFJon Jay~4.5002nd year of arbitration (2016)
RFJason Heyward$8.3002nd year of 2 year deal (2015)
CTony Cruz0.7751st year of arbitration (2017)
IFMark Reynolds2.0001st year of 1 year contract (2015)
IFPete Kozma~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
OFPeter Bourjos1.6502nd year of arbitration (2016)
OFRandal Grichuk~0.5001st year of team control (2020)
SPAdam Wainwright19.5002nd year of 5 year contract (2018 + opt)
SPJaime Garcia9.3754th year of 4 year contract (2015 + opt)
SPLance Lynn7.0001st year of 3 year contract (2017)
SPMichael Wacha~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
SPJohn Lackey0.500Option year of five year deal (2015)
SPCarlos Martinez~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
LHPRandy Choate3.0003rd year of 3 year contract (2015)
LHPKevin Siegrist~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
LHPTyler Lyons~0.5001st year of team control (2020)
RHPTrevor Rosenthal~0.5003rd year of team control (2018)
RHPSeth Maness~0.5002nd year of team control (2019)
RHPJordan Walden2.5001st year of 2 year deal (2016 + opt)
RHPMatt Belisle3.5001st year of 1 year contract (2015)
GUARANTEED109.05015 signed
ARBITRATION (Est.)~4.5001 arbitration case
TEAM CONTROL~5.00010 team control
TOTAL~118.55026 players

Note: I don’t factor in contract buyouts or salary obligations for released players. Any players who have guaranteed major league contracts who are on the disabled list will be shown above. This is simply a total of the payroll for the projected Opening Day roster, plus the guaranteed salaries of Major League players with the team.