MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2017 Base Rankings

Player base
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$33,000,000
2

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000
3

David Price

Relief Pitcher
$30,000,000
4

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$28,000,000

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
6

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$26,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,000,000
8

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
9

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
10

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
11

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$22,500,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
13

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
14

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
17

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$21,500,000

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$21,500,000
20

Buster Posey

Catcher
$21,400,000
21

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
22

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$21,000,000
25

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$20,500,000
26

Carlos Gonzalez

Right Field
$20,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Matt Cain

Relief Pitcher
$20,000,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000
34

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
35

Mike Trout

Center Field
$19,250,000
36

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$19,000,000

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$19,000,000
38

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,500,000
39

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000
44

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$17,500,000
45

Jeremy Hellickson

Starting Pitcher
$17,200,000

Neil Walker

2nd Base
$17,200,000
47

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$17,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
50

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$16,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$16,000,000

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
57

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$15,637,500
58

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$15,000,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$15,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$15,000,000
66

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$14,500,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$14,500,000
68

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$14,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$14,000,000

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$14,000,000

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
$14,000,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Hisashi Iwakuma

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Yulieski Gurriel

1st Base
$14,000,000
78

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$13,625,000
79

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Clay Buchholz

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
83

Phil Hughes

Relief Pitcher
$13,200,000
84

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Matt Holliday

Designated Hitter
$13,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$13,000,000

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$13,000,000

Francisco Liriano

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000
93

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
94

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
$12,250,000
95

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Ricky Nolasco

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$12,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$12,000,000

Todd Frazier

3rd Base
$12,000,000