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

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
12

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
13

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
16

Chris Davis

1st Base
$23,000,000

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$23,000,000
19

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000
20

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
21

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$22,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000
24

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
25

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,666,667
26

Justin Upton

Left Field
$21,200,000
27

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$21,000,000
28

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,625,000
29

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000
32

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
33

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
34

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
35

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
$18,571,429
36

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$18,000,000
40

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$17,625,000
41

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
42

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
43

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000
44

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
46

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
47

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667
49

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
50

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
51

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$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-Yen Chen

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
57

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
58

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
59

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000
61

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$14,750,000
62

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
63

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
64

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000
66

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$14,000,000

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ben Zobrist

Right Field
$14,000,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Jean Segura

2nd Base
$14,000,000
71

Wil Myers

1st Base
$13,833,333
72

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
74

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,333,333
75

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,000,000
80

Mark Trumbo

Designated Hitter
$12,500,000

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$12,500,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$12,500,000
83

Brandon McCarthy

Relief Pitcher
$12,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
85

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$11,500,000
86

Yasmany Tomas

Left Field
$11,416,667
87

Edinson Volquez

Starting Pitcher
$11,000,000

Nick Markakis

Right Field
$11,000,000

Kendrys Morales

Designated Hitter
$11,000,000
90

Matt Wieters

Catcher
$10,500,000

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$10,500,000
92

Rusney Castillo

Left Field
$10,357,143
93

Francisco Cervelli

Catcher
$10,333,333

Denard Span

Center Field
$10,333,333
95

Carlos Martinez

Starting Pitcher
$10,200,000
96

Dee Gordon

2nd Base
$10,000,000
97

Yulieski Gurriel

1st Base
$9,500,000
98

Asdrubal Cabrera

Shortstop
$9,250,000
99

Gerardo Parra

Left Field
$9,166,667
100

Andrew Miller

Relief Pitcher
$9,000,000