MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2016 Salary Rankings

Player 2016 salary
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$34,571,428
2

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$34,000,000
3

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
4

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$28,000,000

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
6

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,857,142
7

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$25,000,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Ryan Howard

1st Base
$25,000,000
11

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
12

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$23,500,000
13

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
$23,125,000
14

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
15

Hanley Ramirez

1st Base
$22,750,000
16

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
17

Justin Upton

Left Field
$22,125,000
18

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
19

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$21,857,142
20

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$21,571,428
21

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
22

Chris Davis

1st Base
$21,118,782
23

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000

Alex Rodriguez

Designated Hitter
$21,000,000
25

Matt Cain

Starting Pitcher
$20,833,333

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$20,833,333
27

Buster Posey

Catcher
$20,777,777
28

C.J. Wilson

Starting Pitcher
$20,500,000
29

Jered Weaver

Starting Pitcher
$20,200,000
30

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$20,125,000
31

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$20,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$20,000,000

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$20,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$20,000,000

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000
36

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
37

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,500,000
38

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$18,250,000
39

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$18,000,000

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$18,000,000

Prince Fielder

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$18,000,000
45

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$17,600,000
46

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$17,500,000
47

Carlos Gonzalez

Right Field
$17,428,571
48

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Matt Holliday

Left Field
$17,000,000
50

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,800,000
51

Adam Jones

Center Field
$16,333,333
52

Mike Trout

Center Field
$16,083,333
53

Melvin Upton

Left Field
$16,050,000
54

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$16,000,000

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000
57

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$15,833,333
58

Brett Anderson

Starting Pitcher
$15,800,000

Colby Rasmus

Left Field
$15,800,000

Matt Wieters

Catcher
$15,800,000
61

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,250,000
62

Carlos Beltran

Right Field
$15,000,000

Jake Peavy

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Russell Martin

Catcher
$15,000,000
65

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000
66

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$14,200,000
67

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$14,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$14,000,000
72

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,666,666
73

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,500,000

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
75

Andrew McCutchen

Center Field
$13,208,333
76

Matt Harrison

Starting Pitcher
$13,200,000
77

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,125,000
78

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Clay Buchholz

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000
82

Scott Kazmir

Starting Pitcher
$12,666,666
83

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$12,541,666
84

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Jhonny Peralta

Shortstop
$12,500,000

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$12,500,000

Jorge De La Rosa

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000
89

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$12,359,375
90

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$12,100,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$12,100,000
92

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$12,000,000

Aaron Hill

3rd Base
$12,000,000

R.A. Dickey

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Ricky Nolasco

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
97

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$11,666,667
98

Billy Butler

Designated Hitter
$11,666,666
99

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$11,650,000
100

Jamie Garcia

Starting Pitcher
$11,500,000