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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 1 $26,000,000 12.42%
2 BOS 1 $23,750,000 10.65%
3 TEX 1 $21,000,000 17.94%
4 OAK 2 $18,500,000 22.24%
5 CLE 1 $18,333,333 16.32%
6 SEA 1 $16,166,668 11.47%
7 CHW 1 $16,000,000 19.96%
8 MIN 1 $14,000,000 12.03%
9 TOR 1 $12,000,000 11.31%
10 BAL 1 $11,000,000 17.66%
11 KC 1 $4,666,667 5.11%
12 LAA 1 $650,000 0.39%
13 DET 1 $0 0.00%
14 HOU 1 $0 0.00%
Total 15 $182,066,668 10.29%
Average 1 $13,004,762 11.25%


Rank Player 2019 Payroll Dollars % of 2019 Payroll
1 Mark Trumbo $13,500,000 17.66%
2 J.D. Martinez $23,750,000 10.65%
3 Jose Abreu $16,000,000 19.96%
4 Carlos Santana $20,333,333 16.32%
5 John Hicks $0 0.00%
Tyler White $0 0.00%
7 Jorge Soler $4,666,667 5.11%
8 Shohei Ohtani $650,000 0.39%
9 Nelson Cruz $14,000,000 12.03%
10 Giancarlo Stanton $26,000,000 12.56%
11 Khris Davis $16,500,000 19.84%
12 Robbie Grossman $2,000,000 2.40%
13 Edwin Encarnacion $21,666,668 11.36%
14 Shin-Soo Choo $21,000,000 17.94%
15 Kendrys Morales $12,000,000 11.31%