MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2018 Base Rankings

Player base
1

Mike Trout

Center Field
$33,250,000
2

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$33,000,000
3

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000
4

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$30,000,000
7

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$29,000,000
8

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
9

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$27,000,000
10

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,000,000
11

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$25,000,000
14

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
16

J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitter
$23,750,000
17

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$23,000,000
19

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
21

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
24

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$21,625,000
25

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$21,500,000
27

Buster Posey

Catcher
$21,400,000
28

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
29

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$21,000,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
34

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$20,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000
41

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
42

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$19,000,000
43

Hunter Pence

Left Field
$18,500,000

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$18,500,000
45

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000
48

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$17,750,000
49

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$17,500,000
50

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$17,000,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$17,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
55

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Manny Machado

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Justin Upton

Left Field
$16,000,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$16,000,000

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$16,000,000

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$16,000,000
63

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Carlos Santana

1st Base
$15,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$15,000,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$15,000,000
69

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
$14,750,000
70

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$14,500,000
71

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
$14,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Alex Cobb

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Greg Holland

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000
77

Jason Kipnis

2nd Base
$13,500,000

Matt Carpenter

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$13,500,000
82

Phil Hughes

Relief Pitcher
$13,200,000

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
84

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Devin Mesoraco

Catcher
$13,000,000
92

Zack Cozart

Shortstop
$12,666,666
93

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Tyler Chatwood

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
95

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
$12,300,000
96

Zach Britton

Relief Pitcher
$12,000,000

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Michael Brantley

Left Field
$12,000,000

Lance Lynn

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Charlie Blackmon

Center Field
$12,000,000