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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1991 Players
League Minimum $ 100,000
League Average $ 742,231
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1991 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 (*)
  • 1991 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    14039Darryl StrawberryRF-OF1$ 3,800,0006-6215L-L29
    23836Joe CarterLF-RF1$ 3,791,6676-3215R-R31
    396Will Clark1B1$ 3,750,0006-1200L-L27
    31815Kevin MitchellLF-3B2$ 3,750,0005-11244R-R29
    5138Jack MorrisP1$ 3,700,0006-3200R-R36
    6104Mark DavisP1$ 3,625,0006-4210L-L30
    7136Eric DavisCF-LF1$ 3,600,0006-3185R-R29
    86456Willie McGeeRF-CF3$ 3,562,5006-1185B-R32
    94233Mark LangstonP1$ 3,550,0006-2185R-L30
    102010Tim RainesLF-OF1$ 3,500,0005-8186B-R31
    102111Jose CansecoRF-LF1$ 3,500,0006-4240R-R26
    12121109Bob Welch *Highest DebutP2$ 3,450,0006-3190R-R34
    136-7Don Mattingly1B1$ 3,420,0005-11185L-L30
    14127113Doug Drabek *P1$ 3,350,0006-1185R-R28
    157560Dennis MartinezP1$ 3,333,3336-1180R-R36
    1613-3Andre DawsonOF1$ 3,325,0006-3195R-R36
    177558Nolan RyanP1$ 3,300,0006-2195R-R44
    173215Dave WinfieldRF2$ 3,300,0006-6220R-R39
    19289Glenn Davis1B1$ 3,275,0006-3210R-R30
    207-13Rickey HendersonLF-OF3$ 3,250,0005-10190R-L32
    2010383Danny Darwin *P1$ 3,250,0006-3190R-R35
    223-19Paul Molitor3B-2B1$ 3,243,3336-0195R-R34
    231-22Robin YountSS-CF2$ 3,200,0006-0180R-R35
    24237213Mike Boddicker *P2$ 3,166,6675-11185R-R33
    24306Orel HershiserP2$ 3,166,6676-3192R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    242-22Kirby PuckettCF-OF2$ 3,166,6675-9223R-R30
    24157133Dave Stewart *P4$ 3,166,6676-2200R-R34
    24306Frank ViolaP1$ 3,166,6676-4209L-L31
    29140111Vince Coleman *LF-CF2$ 3,112,5006-0170B-R30
    308-22George Brett3B-1B3$ 3,105,0006-0205L-R38
    3111483Kelly Gruber *3B2$ 3,033,3336-0185R-R29
    32203171Dennis Eckersley *P5$ 3,000,0006-2190R-R36
    337542Bret SaberhagenP4$ 2,950,0006-1200R-R27
    3421-13Jack ClarkOF-1B2$ 2,900,0006-2205R-R35
    356429Mark McGwire1B6$ 2,850,0006-5250R-R27
    3612791Brett Butler *CF-OF3$ 2,833,3335-10160L-L34
    36263227Chuck Crim *P3$ 2,833,3336-0185R-R29
    3810365Lee Smith *P1$ 2,791,6666-5220R-R33
    397334Fred McGriff1B1$ 2,750,0006-3215L-L27
    3936-3Wade Boggs3B3$ 2,750,0006-2197L-R33
    413-38Roger ClemensP4$ 2,700,0006-4230R-R28
    41299258Gary Gaetti *3B3$ 2,700,0006-0205R-R32
    435714Ruben SierraRF2$ 2,650,0006-1200B-R25
    4310259Mike Greenwell *LF5$ 2,650,0006-0189L-R27
    459247Craig LeffertsP2$ 2,641,6676-1210L-L33
    46537John FrancoP3$ 2,633,3335-10185L-L30
    475-42Eddie Murray1B4$ 2,628,1646-2225B-R35
    4811466Danny Jackson *P2$ 2,625,0006-0195R-L29
    4913-36Kent Hrbek1B3$ 2,600,0006-4260L-R31
    508737Cal RipkenSS-3B2$ 2,566,6676-4220R-R30
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    51532Jeff ReardonP6$ 2,533,3336-1195R-R35
    52219167Chuck Finley *P4$ 2,500,0006-6226L-L28
    526412Tom BrunanskyOF7$ 2,500,0006-4216R-R30
    5213583Tom Candiotti *P1$ 2,500,0006-2221R-R33
    3$ 2,500,000
    52176124Dave Henderson *CF-OF7$ 2,500,0006-2220R-R32
    5221-31Dale MurphyOF1$ 2,500,0006-5215R-R35
    526210Dave RighettiP4$ 2,500,0006-4210L-L32
    5838-20Dwight GoodenP4$ 2,466,6676-3210R-R26
    5915798Don Robinson *P5$ 2,450,0006-4231R-R34
    6010-50Tom BrowningP2$ 2,425,0006-1190L-L31
    61376315Bobby Thigpen *P2$ 2,418,6676-3195R-R27
    6235-27Lance ParrishC5$ 2,416,6676-3220R-R35
    628826Mike WittP2$ 2,416,6676-7192R-R30
    6427-37Mike ScottP1$ 2,412,5006-3215R-R36
    659429Bobby Bonilla3B-RF2$ 2,400,0006-3240B-R28
    65324259Greg Maddux *P3$ 2,400,0006-0185R-R25
    65205140Steve Farr *P3$ 2,400,0005-11200R-R34
    657510Scott GarreltsP6$ 2,400,0006-4205R-R29
    6949-20Jose DeLeonP2$ 2,366,6676-4215R-R30
    7011141Storm Davis *P5$ 2,366,6666-4207R-R29
    7153-18Julio FrancoSS-2B3$ 2,350,0006-1200R-R32
    718817David ConeP5$ 2,350,0006-1190L-R28
    73258185Jose Rijo *P3$ 2,333,3336-3200R-R26
    74839Hubie BrooksRF-3B6$ 2,316,6666-0200R-R34
    75176101Barry Bonds *LF3$ 2,300,0006-2210L-L26
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7548-27Tony PenaC8$ 2,300,0006-0185R-R34
    7717-60Pedro GuerreroOF-3B3$ 2,283,3346-0195R-R35
    7834-44Rick SutcliffeP4$ 2,275,0006-7215R-R35
    7958-21Tim BurkeP7$ 2,266,6676-3205R-R32
    2$ 2,266,667
    799213Kevin McReynoldsLF-OF8$ 2,266,6676-1210R-R31
    79337258Edwin Nunez *P4$ 2,266,6676-5240R-R28
    79271192Matt Young *P9$ 2,266,6676-3205L-L32
    8352-31Danny TartabullRF6$ 2,250,0006-1205R-R28
    8417591Zane Smith *P4$ 2,225,0006-2195L-L30
    8429-55Ozzie SmithSS4$ 2,225,0005-11150B-R36
    86226140Lenny Dykstra *CF-OF2$ 2,216,6665-10185L-L28
    8716376Ivan Calderon *LF-RF3$ 2,215,0006-1205R-R29
    88430342Ken Caminiti *3B2$ 2,200,0006-0200B-R28
    88649561Sil Campusano *CF-LF3$ 2,200,0006-0175R-R25
    8821-67Von HayesOF-1B4$ 2,200,0006-5186L-R32
    8811123Jeff Russell *P4$ 2,200,0006-3210R-R29
    8842-46Alan TrammellSS1$ 2,200,0006-0175R-R33
    931007Mike SciosciaC5$ 2,183,3336-2220L-R32
    941039Andy Van Slyke *CF5$ 2,180,0006-2192L-R30
    9549-46Sid FernandezP9$ 2,166,6676-1230L-L28
    9515762Kevin Gross *P6$ 2,166,6676-5215R-R30
    9519-76Mark GubiczaP7$ 2,166,6676-5210R-R28
    9551-44Howard Johnson3B-SS10$ 2,166,6675-11178B-R30
    9913435Tony Gwynn *RF3$ 2,162,5005-11220L-L31
    10021-79George BellLF-OF5$ 2,150,0006-1190R-R31

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1990)

    10. Teddy Higuera 21. Fernando Valenzuela 33. Andres Galarraga 36. Bob Boone 40. Terry Pendleton 42. Lou Whitaker 45. Carlton Fisk 45. Keith Hernandez 45. Wally Joyner 53. Bruce Hurst 58. Dave Stieb 60. Ron Darling 60. Bryn Smith 62. Ryne Sandberg 64. Dwight Evans 64. Tony Fernandez 69. Alvin Davis 70. Jimmy Key 70. Dan Plesac 72. Lonnie Smith 73. Steve Bedrosian 75. Roger McDowell 75. Lloyd Moseby 75. Pascual Perez 82. Chili Davis 84. Nick Esasky 84. Juan Samuel 86. Kirk Gibson 88. Bob Ojeda 91. Carney Lansford 94. Kevin Bass 94. Brian Downing 94. Shawon Dunston 94. Cecil Fielder 94. Tim Wallach 100. Jesse Barfield


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