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WASHINGTON26-man OD payroll40-man CB Tax payrollTax Space
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2023$ 86,941,667 ( )$106,275,000 ( )$125,725,000
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NATIONALS2022$135,427,318 (16th)$161,054,797 ( 17th)$68,945,203
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2021$183,122,247 ( 6th)$174,582,117 ( 11th)$35,417,883Estimates in italics
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PlayerPos.YearCountry /AgeMLSOpts Left 1/23*AgentLength / Total Value26-man roster - Salaries & pro-rated signing bonuses40-man roster - Competitive Balance Tax - AAV
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SignedRdPick7/1/231/1/232023202420252026202720232024202520262027
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Strasburg, Stephenrhp-s20091134.34612.1182 / 3Boras Corp.7 yr/$245M (20-26)a$35,000,000$35.000$35.000$35.000FAa$35,000,000$35.000$35.000$35.000
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Corbin, Patricklhp-s200928033.34710.1052 / 3ISE6 yr/$140M (19-24)b$24,416,667$35.417FAb$23,333,333$23.333
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Robles, Victorof2013DOM26.0434.0331 / 3Republik SptsA2$3,900,000A3FA$3,900,000
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Finnegan, Kylerhp2013619131.3003.0003 / 3Warner Cos.A1$2,100,000A2A3FA$2,100,000
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Thomas, Lanecf2014514427.3123.0141 / 3A1$1,650,000A2A3FA$1,650,000
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Edwards, Carlrhp2011481,46431.3025.1690 / 3BallengeeA4$1,500,000FA$1,500,000
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Rainey, Tannerrhp201527130.1883.1270 / 3A2$1,500,000A3A4FA$1,500,000
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Vargas, Ildemaross2008VEN31.3503.0070 / 3A1$1,250,000A2A3FA$1,250,000
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Arano, Victorrhp2013MEX28.1443.0222 / 3A2$1,150,000A3FA$1,150,000
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Harvey, Hunterrhp201312228.2043.0471 / 3A1$875,000A2A3FA$875,000
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Kieboom, Carterss201612825.3012.0861 / 3ACESA1A2A3FA
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Espino, Paolorhp20061031136.1722.0752 / 3A1A2A3FA
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García, Luisss2016DOM23.0461.1641 / 3Topline SptsA1A2A3A4
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Weems, Jordanrhp2011311130.2361.1081 / 3A1A2A3
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Machado, Andresrhp2010VEN30.0701.0890 / 3A1A2A3
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Gray, Josiahrhp-s201827225.1921.0753 / 3A1A2A3
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Ruiz, Keibertc2014VEN24.3461.0641 / 3A1A2A3
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Adams, Rileyc201739927.0051.0501 / 3A1A2A3
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Thompson, Masonrhp201638525.1311.0461 / 3A1A2A3
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Barrera, Tresc2016618428.2891.0001 / 3A1A2A3
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Gore, MacKenzielhp20171324.1271.0003 / 3A1A2A3
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Abrams, C.J.ss20191622.2710.1302 / 3
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Garrett, Reedrhp20141648630.1800.1062 / 3
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Abbott, Coryrhp201726727.2840.0841 / 3
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Palacios, Joshcf2016413227.3360.0841 / 3
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Call, Alexcf201638628.2770.0753 / 3
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Adon, Joanrhp2016DOM24.3230.0681 / 3
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Meneses, Joey1b2011MEX31.0560.0653 / 3
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Perez, Franciscolhp2014DOM25.3460.0551 / 3
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Cavalli, Caderhp202012224.3210.0413 / 3
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Fox, Luciusss2015BHS25.3640.0341 / 3
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Pineda, Israelc2016VEN23.0890.0273 / 3
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Antuna, Yaselof2016DOM23.2480.0001 / 3
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Carrillo, Gerardorhp2016MEX24.2910.0001 / 3
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0- to 3-yr players16$13,600,000$13,600,000
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0- to 3-yr bonus pool$1,666,667$1.667$1.667$1.667$1.667
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40-man players-minors
$2,250,000$2.250$2.250$2.250$2.250
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Est. Player Benefits$16,500,000$17.000$17.500$18.000$18.500
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Projected 40-man CBT Payroll$106,275,000$79.250$56.417$56.917$22.417
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CB Tax Threshold$232,000,000$236.000$240.000$244.000$244.000
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Amount under threshold
$125,725,000
$156.750$183.583$187.083$221.583
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Running Payroll Total
$86,941,667$70.417$35.000$35.000$0.000
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26-man Opening Day Payroll
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Cishek, Steverhp2007516637.01311.1432 / 3Jet SptsFA
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Cruz, Nelsondh-rf1998DOM43.00015.0820 / 3Bryce Dixon
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Doolittle, Seanlhp20071s4136.27810.1221 / 3Jason CookFA
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Harris, Willrhp2006925838.3079.1021 / 3Gavin KahnFA
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Hernández, César2b2006VEN33.0398.1540 / 4OctagonFA
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Ramirez, Erasmorhp2007NIC33.0607.1690 / 3ISEFA
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Ross, Joerhp-s201112530.0416.0180 / 3WassermanFA
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Sanchez, Anibalrhp-s2001VEN39.12415.0830 / 3Mato SptsFA
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* - a: Deferrals in Strasburg's contract reduce his salary for AAV purposes by an undisclosed amount.
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* - b: Deferrals in Corbin's contract reduce his salary for AAV purposes by an undisclosed amount.
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Nationals CBT History
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2021: The Nationals 2021 CBT payroll did not exceed the $210M threhold for MLB's competitive balance tax.
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2020: The Nationals 2020 CBT payroll did not exceed the $208M threshold for MLB's competitive balance tax.
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2019: The Nationals 2019 CBT payroll of $201,151,337 did not exceed the $206M threshold for MLB's competitive balance tax.
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2018: $2,386,097 tax on payroll of $204,953,656 with $197M threshold and 30 percent rate as a second-time payor.
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2017: $1,448,190 tax on payroll of $202,240,951 with $195M threshold and 20 percent rate as a first-time payor.
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Before 2017, the Nationals payroll had never exceeded the threshold for MLB's competitive balance tax.
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Note on Option Years
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* Option figures are estimates, with 2020 not counted as an option year except in cases an arbitrator ruled otherwise.
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Notes on Competitive Balance Tax
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* Projected payroll for purposes of the Competitive Balance Tax under Article XXIII of MLB collective bargaining agreement. Estimated figures in italics.
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* Figures include the average annual values of contracts for players on the 40-man roster, plus about $16M for benefits and $1.667M for 0- to 3-year player bonus pool.
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* Tax Thresholds: 2022: $230M $250/$270/$290. 2023: $232M $252/$272/$292. 2024: $236M $256/$276/$296. 2025: $240M $260/$280/$300. 2026: $244M $264/$284/$304.
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* Tax rate based on number of consecutive seasons a club has exceeded the base tax threshold. Rate resets if club payroll falls below tax threshold for one season.
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* First-Time Payor tax rates: 20% for exceeding threshold by $20M or less, 32% for exceeding by $20-$40M, 62.5% for exceeding by $40M-$60M, 80% for exceeding by $60M or more.
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* Second-Time Payor tax rates: 30% for exceeding threshold by $20M or less, 42% for exceeding by $20-$40M, 75% for exceeding by $40M or more, 90% for exceeding by $60M or more.
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* Third-Time Payor tax rates: 50% for exceeding threshold by $20M or less, 62% for exceeding by $20-$40M, 95% for exceeding by $40M or more, 110% for exceeding by $60M or more.
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