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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1988 Players
League Minimum $ 62,500
League Average $ 392,107
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1988 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 (*)
  • 1988 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    176Ozzie SmithSS1$ 2,340,0005-11150B-R33
    242George Brett3B-1B1$ 2,305,0006-0205L-R35
    31-2Mike Schmidt3B1$ 2,250,0006-2203R-R38
    42-2Jim RiceLF-OF1$ 2,214,8656-2205R-R35
    53-2Gary CarterC1$ 2,160,7146-2215R-R34
    65-1Eddie Murray1B1$ 2,142,9046-2225B-R32
    7125Rick SutcliffeP1$ 2,070,0006-7215R-R32
    8102Fernando ValenzuelaP1$ 2,050,0005-11195L-L27
    96-3Don Mattingly1B1$ 2,000,0005-11185L-L27
    98-1Dale MurphyOF1$ 2,000,0006-5215R-R32
    1110-1Jack MorrisP1$ 1,988,0006-3200R-R33
    129-3Dave WinfieldRF2$ 1,958,6526-6220R-R36
    133825George BellLF-OF1$ 1,900,0006-1190R-R28
    14142128Andre Dawson *Highest DebutOF2$ 1,850,0006-3195R-R33
    1412-2Keith Hernandez1B2$ 1,850,0006-0195L-L34
    162610Kirk GibsonOF2$ 1,833,3336-3215L-L31
    1715-2Rickey HendersonLF-OF3$ 1,770,0005-10190R-L29
    18 Bruce SutterP2$ 1,729,1676-2190R-R35
    19190Pedro GuerreroOF-3B3$ 1,720,0006-0195R-R32
    2$ 1,720,000
    20244Cal RipkenSS-3B2$ 1,700,0006-4220R-R27
    216544Gary Gaetti3B1$ 1,666,6666-0205R-R29
    2216-6Tim RainesLF-OF1$ 1,666,3335-8186B-R28
    2314-9Wade Boggs3B2$ 1,650,0006-2197L-R30
    244925Dwight EvansRF-OF3$ 1,600,0006-2205R-R36
    25327Dan QuisenberryP3$ 1,562,3506-2185R-R35
    2$ 1,562,350
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2625-1Fred LynnOF3$ 1,540,0006-1190L-L36
    2$ 1,540,000
    27281Jack ClarkOF-1B4$ 1,500,0006-2205R-R32
    2827-1Kent Hrbek1B2$ 1,410,0006-4260L-R28
    2918-11Jesse BarfieldRF-OF2$ 1,400,0006-1205R-R28
    2920-9Dwight GoodenP3$ 1,400,0006-3210R-R23
    29334Paul Molitor3B-2B1$ 1,400,0006-0195R-R31
    294314Mike WittP1$ 1,400,0006-7192R-R27
    3322-11Willie WilsonOF3$ 1,383,7126-3195B-R32
    34373Leon Durham1B-OF1$ 1,383,3336-2210L-L30
    3$ 1,383,333
    35157122Roger Clemens *P4$ 1,350,0006-4230R-R25
    359560Frank ViolaP3$ 1,350,0006-4209L-L28
    3731-6Rich GossageP4$ 1,331,5326-3217R-R36
    3834-4Darryl StrawberryRF-OF4$ 1,320,0006-6215L-L26
    3928-11Von HayesOF-1B2$ 1,300,0006-5186L-R29
    3928-11Carney Lansford3B1$ 1,300,0006-2195R-R31
    3910263Dave Righetti *P5$ 1,300,0006-4210L-L29
    428745Charlie LeibrandtP4$ 1,250,0006-3200R-L31
    435613Keith MorelandOF-3B1$ 1,243,3336-0200R-R34
    44506Willie HernandezP3$ 1,210,0006-3180L-L33
    4511671Willie McGee *RF-CF4$ 1,200,0006-1185B-R29
    4536-9Mario SotoP2$ 1,200,0006-0185R-R31
    4740-7Robin YountSS-CF2$ 1,150,0006-0180R-R32
    4842-6Garry TempletonSS2$ 1,143,5025-11185B-R32
    496819Tom BrunanskyOF4$ 1,140,0006-4216R-R27
    5$ 1,140,000
    50588Jody DavisC3$ 1,108,3336-3210R-R31
    5$ 1,108,333
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5113281Bret Saberhagen *P5$ 1,100,0006-1200R-R24
    5110251Orel Hershiser *P4$ 1,100,0006-3192R-R29
    5139-12Tony PenaC6$ 1,100,0006-0185R-R31
    5114291Dave Smith *P1$ 1,100,0006-1195R-R33
    51152101Frank Tanana *P4$ 1,100,0006-3195L-L34
    51510John TudorP5$ 1,100,0006-0185L-L34
    7$ 1,100,000
    57216159Kirby Puckett *CF-OF5$ 1,090,0005-9223R-R27
    58679Scott McGregorP4$ 1,066,1716-1190B-L34
    5915596Juan Samuel *2B3$ 1,060,0005-11190R-R27
    5948-11Bob StanleyP5$ 1,060,0006-4215R-R33
    61260199Teddy Higuera *P3$ 1,025,0005-10178B-L29
    62719Jesse OroscoP6$ 1,000,0006-2205R-L31
    62653Harold BainesOF1$ 1,000,0006-2195L-L29
    6240-22Bert BlylevenP6$ 1,000,0006-3207R-R37
    6251-11Ron DarlingP5$ 1,000,0006-3195R-R27
    6259-3Bob KnepperP2$ 1,000,0006-2210L-L34
    6259-3Donnie MooreP2$ 1,000,0006-0185L-R34
    6244-18Dave ParkerOF2$ 1,000,0006-5225L-R37
    6259-3Lance ParrishC4$ 1,000,0006-3220R-R32
    6235-27Nolan RyanP3$ 1,000,0006-2195R-R41
    628321Mike SciosciaC7$ 1,000,0006-2220L-R29
    62171109Alan Trammell *SS5$ 1,000,0006-0175R-R30
    6210240Eddie Whitson *P3$ 1,000,0006-3195R-R33
    74795Steve TroutP1$ 990,0006-4195L-L30
    7562-13George HendrickOF3$ 989,3336-3195R-R38
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7611337Mike Davis *OF8$ 987,5006-3185L-L29
    7711437Julio Franco *SS-2B1$ 975,0006-1200R-R29
    7716588Kevin McReynolds *LF-OF6$ 975,0006-1210R-R28
    77228151Lou Whitaker *2B6$ 975,0005-11160L-R31
    80595515Rich Gedman *C6$ 952,7276-0215L-R28
    81 Bob Horner3B-1B8$ 950,0006-1190R-R30
    8174-7Terry PuhlOF4$ 950,0006-2200L-R31
    81876Scott SandersonP6$ 950,0006-5200R-R31
    84246162Jim Gantner *2B-3B4$ 937,5005-11175L-R34
    84939Bob WelchP3$ 937,5006-3190R-R31
    8651-35Steve BedrosianP5$ 925,0006-3205R-R30
    8683-3Rafael RamirezSS5$ 925,0005-11190R-R30
    8812537Phil Bradley *LF-OF6$ 905,0006-0185R-R29
    8970-19Floyd BannisterP6$ 900,0006-1203L-L33
    8911627Brett Butler *CF-OF1$ 900,0005-10160L-L31
    8987-2Jim ClancyP3$ 900,0006-4220R-R32
    89595506Richard Dotson *P6$ 900,0006-0204R-R29
    8974-15Brian DowningOF-C4$ 900,0005-10194R-R37
    8914253Bruce Hurst *P7$ 900,0006-3214L-L30
    8916172Mike Krukow *P2$ 900,0006-5205R-R36
    8963-26Jeff LeonardOF3$ 900,0006-2200R-R32
    5$ 900,000
    8910213Shane Rawley *P7$ 900,0006-0185R-L33
    8917788Rick Rhoden *P7$ 900,0006-4203R-R35
    8910920Don Robinson *P4$ 900,0006-4231R-R31
    8947-42Dave StiebP4$ 900,0006-1195R-R30
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    8968-21Willie Upshaw1B2$ 900,0006-0195L-L31
    8910213Mookie Wilson *OF7$ 900,0005-10174B-R32

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1987)

    17. Bill Caudill 21. Steve Garvey 23. Joaquin Andujar 44. Jerry Reuss 44. Jerry Reuss 44. Jerry Reuss 44. Andre Thornton 51. Ron Cey 51. Doug DeCinces 51. Doug DeCinces 57. Terry Kennedy 63. Dan Petry 71. Tom Herr 71. Kent Tekulve 74. Carlton Fisk 74. Bill Gullickson 74. Bill Gullickson 74. Willie Randolph 79. Len Barker 79. Don Sutton 82. Bob Boone 83. Frank White 86. Buddy Bell 87. Ron Guidry 87. Bill Madlock 87. Bill Madlock 92. Lee Smith 94. Dennis Eckersley 96. Mike Boddicker 96. Bo Diaz 98. Chili Davis 99. Lloyd Moseby 100. Johnny Ray 100. Johnny Ray


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