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

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$31,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000
4

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$30,714,286
5

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
6

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$27,500,000
7

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$27,000,000
8

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,833,333
9

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000
12

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
13

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
16

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$23,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$23,000,000

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$23,000,000
20

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000
21

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
22

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

J.D. Martinez

Right Field
$22,000,000
25

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
26

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,666,667
27

Justin Upton

Left Field
$21,200,000
28

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$21,000,000

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
30

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,625,000
31

Carlos Santana

1st Base
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000
35

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
36

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
37

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
38

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$18,571,429
39

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
44

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$17,625,000
45

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
46

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
$17,333,333
47

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
48

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000
49

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
51

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
52

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667
54

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
55

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
56

Wei-Yin Chen

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
$16,000,000

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$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
64

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
65

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
66

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000
68

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$14,750,000
69

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
70

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
71

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000
73

Jean Segura

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$14,000,000

Charlie Blackmon

Center Field
$14,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$14,000,000
79

Wil Myers

1st Base
$13,833,333
80

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
82

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,333,333
83

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
84

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

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
91

Zack Cozart

Shortstop
$12,666,667

Tyler Chatwood

Starting Pitcher
$12,666,667
93

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$12,500,000

Mark Trumbo

Designated Hitter
$12,500,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$12,500,000
96

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
$12,300,000
97

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

George Springer

Right Field
$12,000,000

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Zach Britton

Relief Pitcher
$12,000,000