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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.

2020 Average Rankings

Player average
1

Gerrit Cole

Starting Pitcher
$36,000,000
2

Mike Trout

Center Field
$35,541,667
3

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
$35,000,000

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
$35,000,000
5

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
$34,416,667
6

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
$33,000,000
7

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
$32,500,000
8

Miguel Cabrera

Designated Hitter
$31,000,000

David Price

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
$31,000,000
11

Manny Machado

3rd Base
$30,000,000

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
$30,000,000
13

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
$29,000,000
14

Yoenis Cespedes

Center Field
$27,500,000

Jacob deGrom

Starting Pitcher
$27,500,000
16

Mookie Betts

Right Field
$27,000,000
17

Christian Yelich

Left Field
$26,928,571
18

Luis Robert

Outfielders
$26,000,000

Paul Goldschmidt

1st Base
$26,000,000
20

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
$25,833,333
21

Bryce Harper

Right Field
$25,384,615
22

Giancarlo Stanton

Designated Hitter
$25,000,000

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
$25,000,000
24

Albert Pujols

1st Base
$24,000,000

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
$24,000,000
26

Zack Wheeler

Starting Pitcher
$23,600,000
27

Jose Altuve

2nd Base
$23,357,143
28

Patrick Corbin

Starting Pitcher
$23,333,333
29

Chris Davis

1st Base
$23,000,000

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
$23,000,000

Jason Heyward

Right Field
$23,000,000
32

Joey Votto

1st Base
$22,500,000
33

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
$22,142,857
34

J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitter
$22,000,000

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
$22,000,000
36

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
$21,666,667
37

Justin Upton

Left Field
$21,200,000
38

George Springer

Center Field
$21,000,000

Ryan Braun

1st Base
$21,000,000

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
$21,000,000
41

Alex Bregman

3rd Base
$20,000,000

Carlos Santana

1st Base
$20,000,000

Xander Bogaerts

Shortstop
$20,000,000

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Starting Pitcher
$20,000,000

Yadier Molina

Catcher
$20,000,000
46

Buster Posey

Catcher
$19,875,000
47

Matt Carpenter

3rd Base
$19,500,000
48

Kris Bryant

3rd Base
$18,600,000
49

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
$18,571,429
50

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
$18,500,000
51

Yasmani Grandal

Catcher
$18,250,000
52

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
$18,000,000

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Charlie Blackmon

Right Field
$18,000,000

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
$18,000,000

Marcell Ozuna

Left Field
$18,000,000
57

Jake Odorizzi

Starting Pitcher
$17,800,000
58

Trevor Bauer

Starting Pitcher
$17,500,000

Francisco Lindor

Shortstop
$17,500,000
60

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
$17,333,333
61

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000

Nathan Eovaldi

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000

Madison Bumgarner

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000

Miles Mikolas

Starting Pitcher
$17,000,000
65

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
$16,875,000
66

Khris Davis

Designated Hitter
$16,750,000
67

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
$16,666,667

Andrew McCutchen

Left Field
$16,666,667

Jose Abreu

1st Base
$16,666,667
70

Dexter Fowler

Right Field
$16,500,000
71

Michael Brantley

Left Field
$16,000,000

Nick Castellanos

Right Field
$16,000,000

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000

Mike Moustakas

2nd Base
$16,000,000

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
$16,000,000

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
$16,000,000

Justin Turner

3rd Base
$16,000,000

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
$16,000,000
79

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
$15,500,000
80

Charlie Morton

Starting Pitcher
$15,000,000

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
$15,000,000
82

Brandon Belt

1st Base
$14,560,000
83

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
$14,333,333

Yusei Kikuchi

Starting Pitcher
$14,333,333
85

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
$14,300,000
86

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
$14,285,714
87

Alex Cobb

Starting Pitcher
$14,250,000
88

Ian Kennedy

Relief Pitcher
$14,000,000

Ian Desmond

Center Field
$14,000,000

Jean Segura

2nd Base
$14,000,000

Didi Gregorius

Shortstop
$14,000,000

Yoan Moncada

3rd Base
$14,000,000
93

Kyle Hendricks

Starting Pitcher
$13,875,000
94

Wil Myers

Left Field
$13,833,333
95

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
$13,750,000

Trevor Story

Shortstop
$13,750,000
97

Will Smith

Relief Pitcher
$13,333,333
98

Josh Reddick

Right Field
$13,000,000

Zack Britton

Relief Pitcher
$13,000,000

Danny Duffy

Starting Pitcher
$13,000,000