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MLB Salary Rankings MLB Salary Rankings

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

2015 Base Rankings

Player base
1

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
2

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$28,000,000
3

Ryan Howard

1st Base
$25,000,000

Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
5

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000

Prince Fielder

Designated Hitter
$24,000,000
9

Joe Mauer

1st Base
$23,000,000

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$23,000,000

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
$23,000,000
12

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
$22,500,000
13

Miguel Cabrera

1st Base
$22,000,000

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
15

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
$21,142,857
16

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
$21,000,000

Jayson Werth

Left Field
$21,000,000

Alex Rodriguez

Designated Hitter
$21,000,000

Matt Kemp

Right Field
$21,000,000
20

Carl Crawford

Left Field
$20,500,000
21

David Wright

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Matt Cain

Relief Pitcher
$20,000,000
23

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
$19,500,000
24

Mark Buehrle

Starting Pitcher
$19,000,000

Hanley Ramirez

Designated Hitter
$19,000,000
26

Hunter Pence

Left Field
$18,500,000
27

Andre Ethier

Center Field
$18,000,000

C.J. Wilson

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Jered Weaver

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Tim Lincecum

Relief Pitcher
$18,000,000
31

Matt Holliday

Designated Hitter
$17,000,000

Pablo Sandoval

3rd Base
$17,000,000

Brian McCann

Catcher
$17,000,000
34

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$16,500,000

Buster Posey

Catcher
$16,500,000
36

Anibal Sanchez

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Ian Kinsler

2nd Base
$16,000,000

Curtis Granderson

Right Field
$16,000,000

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
$16,000,000

Carlos Gonzalez

Right Field
$16,000,000

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
$16,000,000
42

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$15,000,000

Jhonny Peralta

3rd Base
$15,000,000

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
$15,000,000

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000
47

Justin Upton

Left Field
$14,500,000
48

Melvin Upton

Left Field
$14,450,000
49

John Danks

Starting Pitcher
$14,250,000
50

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,000,000

Jose Bautista

Right Field
$14,000,000

Joey Votto

1st Base
$14,000,000

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
$14,000,000

Alex Gordon

Left Field
$14,000,000

Shin-Soo Choo

Right Field
$14,000,000

Yovani Gallardo

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000
58

Ervin Santana

Starting Pitcher
$13,500,000
59

Melky Cabrera

Left Field
$13,000,000

Adam Jones

Center Field
$13,000,000

Jonathan Papelbon

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Chase Headley

3rd Base
$13,000,000
63

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$12,500,000

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Matt Garza

Starting Pitcher
$12,500,000

Jorge De La Rosa

Relief Pitcher
$12,500,000
67

Ubaldo Jimenez

Starting Pitcher
$12,250,000
68

Ricky Nolasco

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Adam LaRoche

Designated Hitter
$12,000,000

R.A. Dickey

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Chris Davis

1st Base
$12,000,000

Jay Bruce

Right Field
$12,000,000

Brandon Phillips

2nd Base
$12,000,000

Clay Buchholz

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000

Brett Gardner

Left Field
$12,000,000

Aaron Hill

3rd Base
$12,000,000

Ryan Braun

Left Field
$12,000,000

Miguel Montero

Catcher
$12,000,000

Tim Hudson

Starting Pitcher
$12,000,000
80

J.J. Hardy

Shortstop
$11,500,000
81

Doug Fister

Starting Pitcher
$11,400,000
82

Brandon McCarthy

Starting Pitcher
$11,000,000

Jimmy Rollins

Shortstop
$11,000,000

Bartolo Colon

Starting Pitcher
$11,000,000

Francisco Liriano

Relief Pitcher
$11,000,000

Martin Prado

3rd Base
$11,000,000

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
$11,000,000

Ian Desmond

Left Field
$11,000,000

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$11,000,000

Kyle Lohse

Starting Pitcher
$11,000,000

Coco Crisp

Center Field
$11,000,000
92

Torii Hunter

Right Field
$10,500,000

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$10,500,000

Rusney Castillo

Left Field
$10,500,000

Nick Markakis

Right Field
$10,500,000
96

Alexei Ramirez

Shortstop
$10,000,000

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
$10,000,000

Brett Anderson

Starting Pitcher
$10,000,000

Joe Nathan

Relief Pitcher
$10,000,000

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
$10,000,000