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MLB Player Earnings MLB Player Earnings

Listing the top earnings for all active MLB players.

Player Seasons Earnings
Total
1

Alex Rodriguez

Shortstop
1993: R1, #1
37 $455,159,552
2

Albert Pujols

Designated Hitter
1999: R13, #402
21 $309,210,741
3

Miguel Cabrera

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
18 $291,023,111
4

Derek Jeter

Shortstop
1992: R1, #6
20 $266,230,000
5

C.C. Sabathia

Starting Pitcher
1998: R1, #20
18 $264,785,714
6

Carlos Beltran

Designated Hitter
1995: R2, #49
29 $248,874,995
7

Justin Verlander

Starting Pitcher
2004: R1, #2
19 $241,588,222
8

Manny Ramirez

Left Field
1991: R1, #13
34 $232,161,606
9

Clayton Kershaw

Starting Pitcher
2006: R1, #7
14 $228,009,307
10

Zack Greinke

Starting Pitcher
2002: R1, #6
19 $227,955,276
11

Joe Mauer

1st Base
2001: R1, #1
15 $223,275,000
12

Felix Hernandez

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $221,334,994
13

Adrian Beltre

3rd Base
0: Undrafted
22 $220,080,500
14

Mark Teixeira

1st Base
2001: R1, #5
15 $217,650,000
15

Prince Fielder

Designated Hitter
2002: R1, #7
22 $215,880,500
16

Cole Hamels

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

Robinson Cano

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

David Wright

3rd Base
2001: R1, #38
17 $194,106,500
19

Ryan Howard

1st Base
2001: R5, #140
13 $190,585,000
21

David Price

Starting Pitcher
2007: R1, #1
15 $184,042,498
22

Ryan Braun

1st Base
2005: R1, #5
15 $181,373,055
24

Jon Lester

Starting Pitcher
2002: R2, #57
16 $180,261,056
25

Adrian Gonzalez

1st Base
2000: R1, #1
22 $179,780,643
26

Carl Crawford

Left Field
1999: R2, #52
21 $179,105,000
27

Matt Kemp

Left Field
2003: R6, #181
23 $176,356,370
28

Torii Hunter

Right Field
0: Undrafted
14 $172,250,000
30

Jacoby Ellsbury

Center Field
2005: R1, #23
15 $170,681,999
31

Ichiro Suzuki

Left Field
0: Undrafted
20 $168,958,064
33

Joey Votto

1st Base
2002: R2, #44
16 $168,193,759
34

Alfonso Soriano

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
19 $166,950,000
36

Troy Tulowitzki

Shortstop
2005: R1, #7
17 $163,930,984
37

Matt Holliday

Outfielders
1998: R7, #210
18 $163,647,770
38

David Ortiz

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
16 $160,197,500
40

Hanley Ramirez

1st Base
0: Undrafted
16 $159,411,648
41

Ken Griffey Jr.

Right Field
1987: R1, #1
37 $158,038,000
42

John Lackey

Starting Pitcher
1999: R2, #68
17 $153,992,500
44

Adam Wainwright

Starting Pitcher
2000: R1, #29
18 $148,454,852
46

Barry Zito

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $147,598,823
47

Mike Mussina

Starting Pitcher
1994: R1, #20
19 $147,017,167
49

Aramis Ramirez

3rd Base
0: Undrafted
17 $146,700,000
50

A.J. Burnett

Starting Pitcher
1995: R8, #217
16 $146,117,500
51

Matt Cain

Relief Pitcher
2002: R1, #25
14 $146,052,998
52

Justin Upton

Left Field
2005: R1, #1
16 $144,562,778
54

Yadier Molina

Catcher
2000: R4, #113
17 $144,373,380
55

Cliff Lee

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $143,699,100
56

Carlos Delgado

1st Base
0: Undrafted
19 $142,843,410
58

Victor Martinez

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
15 $141,764,500
59

Jayson Werth

Left Field
1997: R1, #22
17 $140,745,000
60

Masahiro Tanaka

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
7 $140,518,519
61

Ryan Zimmerman

1st Base
2005: R1, #4
16 $139,892,000
62

Shin-Soo Choo

Designated Hitter
0: Undrafted
16 $139,582,678
64

Jose Reyes

Shortstop
0: Undrafted
21 $137,866,423
66

Mark Buehrle

Starting Pitcher
1998: R38, #1139
17 $136,795,000
68

John Smoltz

Starting Pitcher
1985: R22, #574
23 $135,560,677
70

Chase Utley

2nd Base
2000: R1, #15
19 $131,658,257
71

Jake Peavy

Relief Pitcher
1999: R15, #0
21 $131,605,000
72

Mike Trout

Center Field
2009: R1, #27
11 $130,690,125
74

Carlos Lee

1st Base
0: Undrafted
14 $130,575,000
76

Yoenis Cespedes

Left Field
0: Undrafted
11 $130,143,503
77

Paul Konerko

1st Base
1994: R1, #13
17 $129,790,000
78

Brian McCann

Catcher
2002: R2, #64
18 $129,699,500
79

Buster Posey

Catcher
2008: R1, #5
10 $129,015,000
80

Hunter Pence

Right Field
2004: R2, #64
15 $128,954,104
81

Jordan Zimmermann

Starting Pitcher
2007: R2, #67
13 $127,620,259
82

Johnny Cueto

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
15 $127,290,778
83

Edwin Encarnacion

Designated Hitter
2000: R9, #274
20 $125,235,742
85

Josh Beckett

Starting Pitcher
1999: R1, #2
16 $124,528,125
86

Max Scherzer

Starting Pitcher
2006: R1, #11
15 $124,475,000
87

Rick Porcello

Starting Pitcher
2007: R1, #27
14 $124,224,704
88

Alex Gordon

Outfielders
2005: R1, #2
16 $121,149,481
90

Nick Markakis

Right Field
2003: R1, #7
18 $120,763,481
91

Russell Martin

Catcher
2002: R17, #511
16 $120,752,500
92

Tim Hudson

Starting Pitcher
1997: R6, #185
17 $120,725,000
93

Homer Bailey

Starting Pitcher
2004: R1, #7
18 $119,772,093
94

Bartolo Colon

Starting Pitcher
0: Undrafted
23 $116,982,148
96

Jeff Samardzija

Starting Pitcher
2006: R5, #149
16 $116,341,666
97

Aroldis Chapman

Relief Pitcher
0: Undrafted
12 $116,227,782
98

Andre Ethier

Center Field
2003: R2, #62
13 $116,192,000
99

James Shields

Starting Pitcher
2000: R16, #466
17 $116,094,900
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