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MLB Player Earnings MLB Player Earnings

Listing the top earnings for all active MLB players.

Player Seasons Earnings
Total
1

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
1999: R13, #402
21 $309,210,741
2

Miguel Cabrera

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
18 $291,023,111
3

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
1998: R1, #20
18 $264,785,714
4

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
2004: R1, #2
19 $241,588,222
5

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
2006: R1, #7
14 $228,009,307
6

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
2002: R1, #6
19 $227,955,276
7

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $221,334,994
8

Cole Hamels

Starting Pitcher
2002: R1, #17
19 $203,443,666
9

Robinson Cano

2nd Base
0: Undrafted
18 $200,688,128
10

David Price

Starting Pitcher
2007: R1, #1
15 $184,042,498
11

Ryan Braun

1st Base
2005: R1, #5
15 $181,373,055
12

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
2002: R2, #57
16 $180,261,056
13

Matt Kemp

Left Field
2003: R6, #181
23 $176,356,370
14

Joey Votto

1st Base
2002: R2, #44
16 $168,193,759
15

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
2000: R1, #29
18 $148,454,852
16

Justin Upton

Left Field
2005: R1, #1
16 $144,562,778
17

Yadier Molina

Catcher
2000: R4, #113
17 $144,373,380
18

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
7 $140,518,519
19

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
2005: R1, #4
16 $139,892,000
20

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
16 $139,582,678
21

Mike Trout

Center Field
2009: R1, #27
11 $130,690,125
22

Yoenis Cespedes

Left Field
0: Undrafted
11 $130,143,503
23

Brian McCann

Catcher
2002: R2, #64
18 $129,699,500
24

Buster Posey

Catcher
2008: R1, #5
10 $129,015,000
25

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
2007: R2, #67
13 $127,620,259
26

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $127,290,778
27

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
2000: R9, #274
20 $125,235,742
28

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
2006: R1, #11
15 $124,475,000
29

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
2007: R1, #27
14 $124,224,704
30

Alex Gordon

Outfielders
2005: R1, #2
16 $121,149,481
31

Nick Markakis

Right Field
2003: R1, #7
18 $120,763,481
32

Russell Martin

Catcher
2002: R17, #511
16 $120,752,500
33

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
2004: R1, #7
18 $119,772,093
34

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
2006: R5, #149
16 $116,341,666
35

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
0: Undrafted
12 $116,227,782
36

Yu Darvish

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
10 $112,305,991
37

Anibal Sanchez

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
19 $108,759,818
38

Mookie Betts

Right Field
2011: R5, #172
8 $108,634,598
39

Dustin Pedroia

2nd Base
2004: R2, #65
16 $108,053,721
40

Jason Heyward

Right Field
2007: R1, #14
12 $105,889,278
41

Stephen Strasburg

Starting Pitcher
2009: R1, #1
13 $105,505,158
42

Nelson Cruz

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
17 $105,257,784
43

Chris Davis

1st Base
2006: R5, #148
14 $101,931,522
44

Freddie Freeman

1st Base
2007: R2, #78
12 $101,267,421
45

Giancarlo Stanton

Designated Hitter
2007: R2, #76
12 $99,487,630
46

Elvis Andrus

Shortstop
0: Undrafted
13 $98,826,156
47

Evan Longoria

3rd Base
2006: R1, #3
18 $97,852,890
48

Jay Bruce

Right Field
2005: R1, #12
18 $97,362,313
49

Jake Arrieta

Starting Pitcher
2007: R5, #159
13 $95,698,352
50

Mike Leake

Starting Pitcher
2009: R1, #8
16 $94,657,589
51

Bryce Harper

Right Field
2010: R1, #1
10 $91,979,629
52

Dexter Fowler

Right Field
2004: R14, #410
13 $90,476,370
53

Eric Hosmer

1st Base
2008: R1, #3
11 $89,752,157
54

Josh Donaldson

3rd Base
2007: R1, #48
13 $88,555,667
55

Andrew McCutchen

Right Field
2005: R1, #11
15 $85,096,292
56

Jose Abreu

1st Base
0: Undrafted
7 $82,929,074
57

Manny Machado

3rd Base
2010: R1, #3
11 $80,560,896
58

J.A. Happ

Starting Pitcher
2004: R3, #92
17 $79,785,296
59

J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitter
2009: R20, #611
12 $79,721,096
60

Ben Zobrist

2nd Base
2004: R6, #184
15 $78,346,122
61

Wade Davis

Relief Pitcher
2004: R3, #75
13 $76,751,196
62

Ian Desmond

Center Field
2004: R3, #84
12 $76,484,000
63

Brett Gardner

Left Field
2005: R3, #109
14 $75,858,962
64

Mark Melancon

Relief Pitcher
2006: R9, #284
15 $75,111,776
65

Nolan Arenado

3rd Base
2009: R2, #59
9 $75,088,340
66

Howie Kendrick

2nd Base
2002: R10, #294
19 $73,801,481
67

Carlos Santana

1st Base
0: Undrafted
14 $72,656,462
68

Craig Kimbrel

Relief Pitcher
2008: R3, #96
12 $72,530,926
69

Kenley Jansen

Relief Pitcher
0: Undrafted
10 $72,460,667
70

Kyle Seager

3rd Base
2009: R3, #82
11 $72,422,337
71

David Robertson

Relief Pitcher
2006: R17, #524
15 $71,872,999
72

Chris Sale

Starting Pitcher
2010: R1, #13
12 $69,195,275
73

Daniel Murphy

1st Base
2006: R13, #394
14 $68,892,159
74

Ian Kennedy

Relief Pitcher
2006: R1, #21
14 $67,724,811
75

Andrew Miller

Relief Pitcher
2006: R1, #6
17 $65,967,603
76

Oliver Perez

Relief Pitcher
0: Undrafted
19 $65,872,534
77

Charlie Morton

Starting Pitcher
2002: R3, #95
14 $65,434,056
78

Gio Gonzalez

Starting Pitcher
2004: R1, #38
13 $64,706,344
79

Joakim Soria

Relief Pitcher
0: Undrafted
20 $64,704,647
80

Asdrubal Cabrera

2nd Base
0: Undrafted
16 $64,480,258
81

Madison Bumgarner

Starting Pitcher
2007: R1, #10
12 $63,782,222
82

Anthony Rendon

3rd Base
2011: R1, #6
10 $63,744,444
83

Starlin Castro

2nd Base
0: Undrafted
13 $63,601,694
84

Mark Trumbo

Designated Hitter
2004: R18, #533
14 $63,529,000
85

Justin Turner

3rd Base
2006: R7, #204
12 $62,596,793
86

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
8 $61,382,407
87

Brandon Belt

1st Base
2009: R5, #147
11 $61,052,425
88

Michael Brantley

Left Field
2005: R7, #205
12 $60,550,356
89

Rich Hill

Starting Pitcher
2002: R4, #112
19 $60,539,291
90

Brett Anderson

Starting Pitcher
2006: R2, #55
16 $60,270,051
91

Dallas Keuchel

Starting Pitcher
2009: R7, #221
10 $59,584,347
92

Josh Reddick

Right Field
2006: R17, #523
13 $59,142,315
93

Matt Carpenter

3rd Base
2009: R13, #399
11 $58,310,852
94

Paul Goldschmidt

1st Base
2009: R8, #246
11 $58,139,148
95

Jose Altuve

2nd Base
0: Undrafted
11 $57,196,404
96

Matt Wieters

Catcher
2007: R1, #5
12 $57,174,958
97

Charlie Blackmon

Right Field
2008: R2, #72
11 $56,323,715
98

Brandon Crawford

Shortstop
2008: R4, #117
11 $56,090,555
99

Jason Kipnis

2nd Base
2009: R2, #63
12 $54,850,870
100

Lorenzo Cain

Center Field
2004: R17, #496
10 $54,830,580