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

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$30,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
6

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$29,000,000
7

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
8

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$27,000,000
9

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,000,000
10

Joey Votto

1st Base
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000
12

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
14

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
15

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
17

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
20

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$21,625,000
21

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$21,500,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$21,500,000
24

Buster Posey

Catcher
$21,400,000
25

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
26

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$21,000,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
31

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
$20,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$20,000,000
37

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
38

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$19,000,000
39

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,500,000

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$18,500,000
41

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000
44

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$17,750,000
45

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$17,500,000
46

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$17,000,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000
51

Justin Upton

Left Field
$16,000,000

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$16,000,000

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$16,000,000

Ben Zobrist

Right Field
$16,000,000

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
58

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$15,000,000
63

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$14,500,000

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
$14,500,000
65

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000
68

Matt Carpenter

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Jason Kipnis

2nd Base
$13,500,000

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
73

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
74

Devin Mesoraco

Catcher
$13,000,000

Edinson Volquez

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000
82

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
83

Michael Brantley

Left Field
$12,000,000

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Yulieski Gurriel

1st Base
$12,000,000

Madison Bumgarner

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
87

Carlos Martinez

Starting Pitcher
$11,500,000
88

Andrelton Simmons

Shortstop
$11,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$11,000,000

Paul Goldschmidt

1st Base
$11,000,000

Kendrys Morales

Designated Hitter
$11,000,000

Mark Trumbo

Designated Hitter
$11,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$11,000,000

Rusney Castillo

Left Field
$11,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$11,000,000
96

Wilson Ramos

Catcher
$10,500,000

Corey Kluber

Starting Pitcher
$10,500,000

Dee Gordon

2nd Base
$10,500,000

Nick Markakis

Right Field
$10,500,000

Francisco Cervelli

Catcher
$10,500,000