MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

Listing the top salaries, cap hits, cash, earnings, contracts, and bonuses, for all active MLB players.

2016 Salary Rankings

Player 2016 salary
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$32,000,000
2

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
3

Josh Hamilton

Left Field
$28,410,000
4

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$28,000,000

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
6

Yoenis Cespedes

Left Field
$27,500,000
7

Albert Pujols

1st Base
$25,000,000

Ryan Howard

1st Base
$25,000,000

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
11

Prince Fielder

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
14

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
15

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
$22,500,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
17

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
18

Hanley Ramirez

Left Field
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000

Jose Reyes

Shortstop
$22,000,000
21

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$21,857,000
22

Carl Crawford

Left Field
$21,607,000
23

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000
24

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
25

Jayson Werth

Right Field
$21,000,000

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
27

Matt Cain

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

Alex Rodriguez

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$20,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$20,000,000

Jered Weaver

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

C.J. Wilson

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Buster Posey

Catcher
$20,000,000
39

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
40

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,500,000
41

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$18,000,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000
46

Matt Holliday

Left Field
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Carlos Gonzalez

Right Field
$17,000,000

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$17,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$17,000,000
51

Adam Jones

Center Field
$16,000,000

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$16,000,000
55

Colby Rasmus

Left Field
$15,800,000

Brett Anderson

Starting Pitcher
$15,800,000

Matt Wieters

Catcher
$15,800,000

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
$15,800,000
59

Melvin Upton

Center Field
$15,450,000
60

Mike Trout

Center Field
$15,250,000
61

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Right Field
$15,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$15,000,000

Ryan Braun

Right Field
$15,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$15,000,000
67

John Danks

Starting Pitcher
$14,250,000
68

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$14,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$14,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$14,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000
75

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
76

Clay Buchholz

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Andrew McCutchen

Center Field
$13,000,000

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,000,000

Adam LaRoche

Designated Hitter
$13,000,000

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Jake Peavy

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Matt Harrison

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$13,000,000
86

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$12,500,000

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Jorge De La Rosa

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$12,500,000

Jhonny Peralta

Shortstop
$12,500,000
92

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$12,100,000
93

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$12,000,000

Ricky Nolasco

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$12,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Ben Zobrist

Right Field
$12,000,000

R.A. Dickey

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000