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Home >> Extra Bases >> Payrolls >> 1986 | Top 100

Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1986 Players
League Minimum $ 60,000
League Average $ 386,347
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1986 season based on opening day salaries compiled in early April.
  • Players who fell out of the top 100 are listed below the Top 100 grid below.
  • Newcomers to the Top 100 have an asterisk (*)
  • 1986 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    132George FosterOF1$ 2,800,0006-1185R-R37
    1$ 2,800,000
    220Gary CarterC2$ 2,160,7146-2215R-R32
    31-2Mike Schmidt3B1$ 2,136,6666-2203R-R36
    49086Jim RiceLF-OF1$ 1,984,4236-2205R-R33
    5127Ozzie SmithSS1$ 1,940,0005-11150B-R31
    64-2Dave WinfieldRF1$ 1,886,7146-6220R-R34
    7436429Jose DeLeon *Highest DebutP1$ 1,825,0006-4215R-R25
    2$ 1,825,000
    76-1Dale MurphyOF1$ 1,825,0006-5215R-R30
    98-1Bob Horner3B-1B2$ 1,800,0006-1190R-R28
    10144Bruce SutterP3$ 1,729,1676-2190R-R33
    112514Keith Hernandez1B3$ 1,650,0006-0195L-L32
    12197Fernando ValenzuelaP1$ 1,600,0005-11195L-L25
    1310-3Rickey HendersonLF-OF2$ 1,570,0005-10190R-L27
    147359Bill CaudillP1$ 1,533,3336-1210R-R29
    15172Rick SutcliffeP1$ 1,530,0006-7215R-R30
    16193Tim RainesLF-OF1$ 1,515,0005-8186B-R26
    174023George Brett3B-1B1$ 1,471,4296-0205L-R33
    18136118Bert Blyleven *P1$ 1,450,0006-3207R-R35
    1911-8Ron Cey3B2$ 1,400,0005-9185R-R38
    20241221Don Mattingly *1B3$ 1,375,0005-11185L-L25
    2116-5Pedro GuerreroOF-3B2$ 1,370,0006-0195R-R30
    224018Wade Boggs3B2$ 1,350,0006-2197L-R28
    23244221Dwight Gooden *P4$ 1,320,0006-3210R-R21
    247-17Jack ClarkOF-1B2$ 1,300,0006-2205R-R30
    254621Steve Garvey1B1$ 1,250,0005-10189R-R37
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    263913Joaquin AndujarP1$ 1,233,3336-0180B-R33
    27314Tony PenaC2$ 1,225,0006-0185R-R29
    2813-15Steve KempOF3$ 1,220,0006-0195L-L31
    2925-4Doug DeCinces3B1$ 1,200,0006-2194R-R35
    2912394Kirk Gibson *OF1$ 1,200,0006-3215L-L29
    295425Carney Lansford3B2$ 1,200,0006-2195R-R29
    3228-4Fred LynnOF1$ 1,190,0006-1190L-L34
    337239Willie WilsonOF2$ 1,175,0006-3195B-R30
    345016Paul Molitor3B-2B1$ 1,160,0006-0195R-R29
    358146Cal RipkenSS-3B2$ 1,150,0006-4220R-R25
    3534-1Mario SotoP1$ 1,150,0006-0185R-R29
    3723-14Tom SeaverP3$ 1,132,6526-1206R-R41
    3$ 1,132,652
    3815-23Nolan RyanP1$ 1,125,0006-2195R-R39
    3922-17Garry TempletonSS2$ 1,103,0185-11185B-R30
    4037-3Reggie JacksonOF2$ 1,102,9466-0200L-L40
    41498Dave ParkerOF2$ 1,100,0006-5225L-R35
    4125-16Andre Thornton1B1$ 1,100,0006-2205R-R36
    4324-19John DennyP3$ 1,083,3336-3190R-R33
    448844Larry McWilliamsP4$ 1,080,0006-5180L-L32
    45182137Kent Hrbek *1B2$ 1,060,0006-4260L-R26
    45161116Willie Randolph *2B4$ 1,060,0005-11171R-R31
    4531-14Bob StanleyP4$ 1,060,0006-4215R-R31
    489446Dick RuthvenP3$ 1,050,0006-3190R-R35
    4938-11Andre DawsonOF2$ 1,047,0006-3195R-R31
    505-45Rich GossageP3$ 1,046,7616-3217R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    51532Dave StiebP2$ 1,033,3336-1195R-R28
    528129Dwight EvansRF-OF5$ 1,017,7576-2205R-R34
    5352-1Tony ArmasCF-OF6$ 1,000,0006-1224R-R32
    5331-22Steve CarltonP2$ 1,000,0006-5210L-L41
    4$ 1,000,000
    1$ 1,000,000
    53396343Orel Hershiser *P3$ 1,000,0006-3192R-R27
    5346-7LaMarr HoytP4$ 1,000,0006-3244R-R31
    536916Bob KnepperP2$ 1,000,0006-2210L-L32
    53265212Donnie Moore *P3$ 1,000,0006-0185L-R32
    5344-9Jerry ReussP4$ 1,000,0006-5217L-L37
    53290237Pete Rose *OF-1B4$ 1,000,0005-11203B-R45
    5340-13Ted SimmonsC-1B4$ 1,000,0006-0200B-R36
    5310451Lonnie Smith *LF-OF3$ 1,000,0005-9170R-R30
    5335-18Jason Thompson1B3$ 1,000,0006-3210L-L31
    53239186John Tudor *P3$ 1,000,0006-0185L-L32
    658116Leon Durham1B-OF4$ 983,3336-2210L-L28
    6654-12Richard DotsonP5$ 975,0006-0204R-R27
    6654-12Ron GuidryP5$ 975,0005-11160L-L35
    6813567Willie Hernandez *P2$ 960,0006-3180L-L31
    6940-29Robin YountSS-CF2$ 950,0006-0180R-R30
    70210140Darryl Strawberry *RF-OF5$ 945,0006-6215L-L24
    7110837Willie Upshaw *1B3$ 940,0006-0195L-L29
    7210735George Hendrick *OF4$ 939,3336-3195R-R36
    7312552Mike Witt *P5$ 933,3336-7192R-R25
    74784Floyd BannisterP6$ 930,0006-1203L-L31
    759-66Eddie Murray1B3$ 925,8146-2225B-R30
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    76439363Bret Saberhagen *P4$ 925,0006-1200R-R22
    7646-30Dan QuisenberryP5$ 925,0006-2185R-R33
    7851-27Dave ConcepcionSS5$ 920,0006-1180R-R38
    7865-13Terry KennedyC5$ 920,0006-4230L-R30
    8054-26Graig Nettles3B6$ 912,2476-0185L-R41
    81198117Scott McGregor *P4$ 911,0516-1190B-L32
    8271-11Dwayne MurphyOF3$ 900,1496-1185L-R31
    839714Neil AllenP7$ 900,0006-2190R-R28
    8354-29Jeff LeonardOF2$ 900,0006-2200R-R30
    859712Don SuttonP6$ 890,0006-1185R-R41
    8575-10Kent TekulveP3$ 890,0006-4180R-R39
    8514560Steve Trout *P5$ 890,0006-4195L-L28
    8812234Jim Gantner *2B-3B3$ 887,5005-11175L-R32
    8964-25Dennis LeonardP6$ 883,3336-1190R-R35
    9012333Carlton Fisk *C8$ 875,0006-2220R-R38
    9059-31Jack MorrisP3$ 875,0006-3200R-R31
    9061-29Dan PetryP4$ 875,0006-4200R-R27
    93963Buddy Bell3B6$ 870,0006-3200R-R34
    9411218Gary Ward *OF1$ 865,0006-2202R-R32
    95 Rick BurlesonSS7$ 856,6675-10165R-R35
    9660-36Bob BooneC8$ 853,4796-2207R-R38
    97256159Brett Butler *CF-OF2$ 850,0005-10160L-L29
    9791-6Jerry MumphreyOF6$ 850,0006-2185B-R33
    9794-3Lance ParrishC5$ 850,0006-3220R-R30
    97200103Terry Puhl *OF3$ 850,0006-2200L-R29
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    9769-28Jeff ReardonP4$ 850,0006-1195R-R30

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1985)

    18. Julio Cruz 21. Cecil Cooper 29. Dave Kingman 30. Darrell Evans 36. Rollie Fingers 45. Bill Madlock 45. Bill Madlock 61. Doyle Alexander 61. Rod Carew 65. Len Barker 67. Greg Minton 67. Keith Moreland 73. Tom Hume 76. Joe Niekro 76. Joe Niekro 77. Garry Maddox 79. Don Baylor 80. Brian Downing 81. Chris Chambliss 81. Hal McRae 81. Claudell Washington 81. Eddie Whitson 89. Jose Cruz 92. Gene Garber 93. Dan Driessen 93. Dan Driessen 97. Dennis Eckersley 97. Al Oliver 97. Al Oliver 97. Rafael Ramirez


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