MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2017 Average Rankings

Player 2017 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

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
12

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
13

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
16

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$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

Matt Cain

Relief Pitcher
$22,500,000
22

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
23

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
24

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$22,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

1st Base
$22,000,000
27

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
28

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,666,667
29

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$21,000,000
30

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,625,000
31

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000
33

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
34

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
35

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$19,000,000
36

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
37

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$18,571,429
38

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$18,500,000
39

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$18,000,000

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,000,000
44

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
45

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
46

Neil Walker

2nd Base
$17,200,000

Jeremy Hellickson

Starting Pitcher
$17,200,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000
49

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
52

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
53

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667
55

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
56

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
57

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Wei-Yen Chen

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$16,000,000
66

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
67

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$15,637,500
68

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
69

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$15,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000
73

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$14,750,000
74

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
75

Melvin Upton

Left Field
$14,500,000
76

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$14,325,000
77

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
78

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000
80

Ian Desmond

1st Base
$14,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$14,000,000

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000
85

Wil Myers

1st Base
$13,833,333
86

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
88

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$13,625,000
89

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$13,333,333

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,333,333
91

Jhonny Peralta

3rd Base
$13,250,000
92

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Matt Holliday

Designated Hitter
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,000,000
99

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$12,500,000

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000