MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2018 Salary Rankings

Player salary
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$35,571,428
2

Mike Trout

Center Field
$34,083,333
3

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$34,000,000
4

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$30,000,000

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$30,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
8

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$29,000,000
9

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$28,166,667
10

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
11

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$27,500,000
12

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$26,857,142
13

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$25,000,000
16

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
18

J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitter
$23,750,000
19

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$23,000,000

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
21

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$22,500,000
22

Buster Posey

Catcher
$22,177,777
23

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
24

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
26

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$21,625,000
27

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,500,000
28

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$21,359,375
29

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
30

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$21,125,000
31

Chris Davis

1st Base
$21,118,782
32

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
$21,000,000
36

Russell Martin

Catcher
$20,000,000

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$20,000,000

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000
44

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$19,800,000
45

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
46

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$19,000,000
47

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$18,666,666
48

Hunter Pence

Left Field
$18,500,000
49

Carlos Santana

1st Base
$18,333,333

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$18,333,333
51

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000
53

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$17,750,000
54

Daniel Murphy

2nd Base
$17,500,000
55

Adam Jones

Center Field
$17,333,333
56

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$17,200,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$17,200,000
58

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000
60

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
$16,666,666
61

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
$16,500,000

Dexter Fowler

Center Field
$16,500,000
63

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$16,125,000
64

Ian Kennedy

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Manny Machado

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Justin Upton

Left Field
$16,000,000
68

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,250,000
69

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
$15,200,000
70

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
$14,750,000
71

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000
72

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Alex Cobb

Starting Pitcher
$14,000,000

Greg Holland

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000
76

Matt Carpenter

3rd Base
$13,750,000
77

Jason Kipnis

2nd Base
$13,666,666
78

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$13,500,000

Yasmany Tomas

Left Field
$13,500,000
82

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000

Phil Hughes

Relief Pitcher
$13,200,000
84

Devin Mesoraco

Catcher
$13,125,000
85

Marco Estrada

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$13,000,000

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
$13,000,000

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000
92

Zack Cozart

Shortstop
$12,666,666
93

Tyler Chatwood

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
95

Yulieski Gurriel

1st Base
$12,400,000
96

Charlie Blackmon

Center Field
$12,333,333
97

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
$12,300,000
98

Lance Lynn

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$12,000,000

Michael Brantley

Left Field
$12,000,000