MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2017 Cash Rankings

Player 2017 cash
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$33,000,000
2

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$32,000,000
3

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
4

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$28,000,000

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
6

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$27,000,000
7

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,857,142
8

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$26,000,000
9

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
11

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
12

Jose Reyes

3rd Base
$22,535,000
13

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$22,500,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
15

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$22,357,000
16

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
17

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

1st Base
$22,000,000
20

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$21,500,000
22

Buster Posey

Catcher
$21,400,000
23

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
24

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$21,000,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$21,000,000

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
27

Matt Cain

Relief Pitcher
$20,833,334
28

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$20,500,000
29

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$20,000,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

Carlos Gonzalez

Right Field
$20,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$20,000,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000
37

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
39

Mike Trout

Center Field
$19,250,000
40

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$19,142,857
41

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$19,000,000
42

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,500,000
43

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$18,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000
48

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$17,500,000
49

Jeremy Hellickson

Starting Pitcher
$17,200,000

Neil Walker

2nd Base
$17,200,000
51

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$17,000,000

Wil Myers

1st Base
$17,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$17,000,000

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$17,000,000
56

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
57

Melvin Upton

Left Field
$16,450,000
58

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$16,000,000

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$16,000,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$16,000,000
65

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$15,637,500
66

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$15,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000
72

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$14,500,000
73

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$14,200,000
74

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
$14,000,000

Yulieski Gurriel

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Wei-Yen Chen

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$14,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$14,000,000

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Hisashi Iwakuma

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000
85

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$13,625,000
86

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Clay Buchholz

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
90

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
91

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Yovani Gallardo

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Matt Holliday

Left Field
$13,000,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,000,000

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$13,000,000