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

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$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

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
12

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
13

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
16

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$23,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$23,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$23,000,000
20

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000

Matt Cain

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
22

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
23

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
24

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$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

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$21,000,000
30

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,625,000
31

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

1st Base
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000
34

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
35

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
36

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$19,000,000
37

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
38

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
$18,571,429
39

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$18,500,000
40

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$18,000,000

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$18,000,000

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000
45

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
46

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
47

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000

Jeremy Hellickson

Starting Pitcher
$17,200,000

Neil Walker

2nd Base
$17,200,000
50

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$17,000,000
53

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
54

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667
56

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
57

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
58

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Wei-Yen Chen

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000
67

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
68

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$15,637,500
69

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
70

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$15,000,000
73

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$14,750,000
74

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
75

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$14,325,000
76

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
77

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000
79

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$14,000,000

Ian Desmond

1st Base
$14,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$14,000,000
84

Wil Myers

1st Base
$13,833,333
85

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
87

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$13,625,000
88

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$13,333,333

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,333,333
90

Jhonny Peralta

3rd Base
$13,250,000
91

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$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

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000
98

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Bartolo Colon

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$12,500,000