Salary Rankings

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

2015 Average Rankings

Player 2015 average
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$30,714,286
2

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
3

Alex Rodriguez

Designated Hitter
$27,500,000
4

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,833,333
5

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$25,714,286
6

Matt Cain

Starting Pitcher
$25,500,000
7

Josh Hamilton

Left Field
$25,000,000

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000

Giancarlo Stanton

Right Field
$25,000,000

Ryan Howard

1st Base
$25,000,000
11

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$24,500,000
12

Mike Trout

Center Field
$24,083,333
13

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Albert Pujols

1st Base
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000
17

Prince Fielder

1st Base
$23,777,778
18

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$23,250,000
19

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000
20

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
$22,500,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000
22

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
23

Hanley Ramirez

Left Field
$22,000,000

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$22,000,000
25

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,857,143
26

Carl Crawford

Left Field
$20,285,714
27

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$20,000,000
28

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$19,750,000
29

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
30

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$19,037,500
31

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$19,000,000
32

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
$18,750,000
33

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$18,571,429
34

Buster Posey

Catcher
$18,555,556
35

Hunter Pence

Right Field
$18,000,000

Jayson Werth

Right Field
$18,000,000
37

Jose Reyes

Shortstop
$17,666,667
38

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000

Tim Lincecum

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000
40

David Wright

3rd Base
$17,250,000
41

Matt Holliday

Left Field
$17,142,857
42

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000

Andre Ethier

Right Field
$17,000,000

Jered Weaver

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000
46

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
47

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$16,666,667
48

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
$16,500,000
49

Russell Martin

Catcher
$16,400,000
50

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Mike Napoli

1st Base
$16,000,000

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000
54

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
$15,775,000
55

C.J. Wilson

Starting Pitcher
$15,500,000
56

Carlos Beltran

Right Field
$15,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$15,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$15,000,000
61

Mark Buehrle

Starting Pitcher
$14,500,000

Melvin Upton

Center Field
$14,500,000
63

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
64

Adam Jones

Center Field
$14,250,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,250,000
66

Nick Swisher

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$14,000,000
68

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,750,000

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000
70

Chase Utley

2nd Base
$13,500,000
71

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$13,333,333
72

Jhonny Peralta

Shortstop
$13,250,000
73

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000

Edwin Jackson

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$13,000,000

Shane Victorino

Right Field
$13,000,000

Francisco Liriano

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

John Danks

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$13,000,000
80

Jorge De La Rosa

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

R.A. Dickey

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Adam LaRoche

Designated Hitter
$12,500,000

Jonathan Papelbon

Relief Pitcher
$12,500,000
87

Ricky Nolasco

Starting Pitcher
$12,250,000
88

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$12,083,333
89

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Michael Bourn

Center Field
$12,000,000

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Aramis Ramirez

3rd Base
$12,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$12,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$12,000,000

Jake Peavy

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
96

Bronson Arroyo

Starting Pitcher
$11,750,000
97

Aaron Hill

2nd Base
$11,666,667
98

Phil Hughes

Starting Pitcher
$11,600,000
99

Tim Hudson

Starting Pitcher
$11,500,000

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$11,500,000