MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2018 Average Rankings

Player average
1

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$34,416,667
2

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$31,000,000
4

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$30,714,286
5

Jose Altuve

2nd Base
$30,200,000
6

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
7

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$27,500,000
8

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$27,000,000
9

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,833,333
10

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
14

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
15

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
18

Chris Davis

1st Base
$23,000,000

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$23,000,000

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$23,000,000
22

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000
23

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
24

J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
27

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
28

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,666,667
29

Justin Upton

Left Field
$21,200,000
30

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$21,000,000

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
32

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,625,000
33

Carlos Santana

1st Base
$20,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000
37

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
38

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
39

Charlie Blackmon

Center Field
$18,800,000
40

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
41

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$18,571,429
42

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$18,000,000

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Hunter Pence

Left Field
$18,000,000
47

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$17,625,000
48

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
49

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
$17,333,333
50

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
51

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000
52

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
54

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
55

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667
57

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
58

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
59

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
$16,000,000

Manny Machado

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Wei-Yin Chen

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
66

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
67

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
68

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000
70

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$14,750,000
71

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
72

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
73

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000

Alex Cobb

Starting Pitcher
$14,250,000
76

Jean Segura

Shortstop
$14,000,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Greg Holland

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000

Phil Hughes

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$14,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$14,000,000
82

Wil Myers

1st Base
$13,833,333
83

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
85

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,333,333
86

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
87

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,000,000

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000
94

Zack Cozart

Shortstop
$12,666,667

Tyler Chatwood

Starting Pitcher
$12,666,667
96

Mark Trumbo

Designated Hitter
$12,500,000

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$12,500,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$12,500,000
99

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
$12,300,000
100

Zach Britton

Relief Pitcher
$12,000,000