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Designated Hitter SpendingDesignated Hitter Spending

A real-time look at how MLB teams are spending their 2019 cap dollars on Designated Hitters.

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Team Payroll Allocation: Active Roster

Rank Team Signed 2019 Payroll Dollars % of 2019 Payroll
1 NYY 2 $34,000,000 15.59%
2 BOS 1 $23,750,000 10.37%
3 TEX 1 $21,000,000 16.29%
4 OAK 2 $18,500,000 19.86%
5 CLE 1 $18,333,333 15.08%
6 CHW 1 $16,015,000 17.53%
7 MIN 1 $14,000,000 11.22%
8 BAL 1 $11,000,000 14.99%
9 KC 2 $5,224,207 5.18%
10 LAA 1 $650,000 0.41%
11 PHI 1 $252,672 0.16%
Total 14 $162,725,212 10.86%
Average 1 $14,793,201 11.52%


Rank Player 2019 Payroll Dollars % of 2019 Payroll
1 Mark Trumbo $13,500,000 14.99%
2 J.D. Martinez $23,750,000 10.37%
3 Jose Abreu $16,015,000 17.53%
4 Carlos Santana $20,333,333 15.08%
5 Jorge Soler $4,666,667 4.63%
6 Cheslor Cuthbert $850,000 0.55%
7 Shohei Ohtani $650,000 0.41%
8 Nelson Cruz $14,000,000 11.22%
9 Giancarlo Stanton $26,000,000 11.93%
10 Edwin Encarnacion $21,666,668 3.67%
11 Khris Davis $16,500,000 17.72%
12 Robbie Grossman $2,000,000 2.15%
13 Logan Morrison $1,000,000 0.16%
14 Shin-Soo Choo $21,000,000 16.29%