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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2006 Players
League Minimum $ 327,000
League Average $ 2,365,072
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2006 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 (*)
  • 2006 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 21,680,7276-3195R-R30
    242Derek JeterSS2$ 20,600,0006-3195R-R32
    31613Jason GiambiDH3$ 20,428,5716-3235L-R35
    42-2Barry BondsLF1$ 19,331,4706-2210L-L41
    550Mike MussinaP4$ 19,000,0006-2183B-R37
    62-4Manny RamirezDH1$ 18,279,2386-0205R-R34
    72215Todd Helton1B1$ 16,600,0006-2206L-L32
    86153Andy PettitteP1$ 16,428,4166-5225L-L34
    910091Magglio OrdonezRF1$ 16,200,0006-0200R-R32
    10111Randy JohnsonP5$ 15,661,4276-10230R-L42
    11143Chan Ho ParkP1$ 15,505,1426-2204R-R33
    123624Pedro MartinezP1$ 14,875,0005-11170R-R34
    133926Lance BerkmanDH2$ 14,500,0006-1205B-L30
    14173Jim ThomeDH1$ 14,166,6676-4220L-R35
    153116Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 14,000,0006-3230R-R26
    154429Bartolo ColonP1$ 14,000,0006-0230R-R31
    17181Bobby AbreuLF1$ 13,600,0006-0197L-R32
    6$ 13,600,000
    182911Carlos BeltranRF2$ 13,571,4286-1190B-R29
    19169150Carlos Delgado *Highest Debut1B3$ 13,500,0006-3225L-R34
    19234Vladimir GuerreroLF2$ 13,500,0006-3205R-R31
    19190Andruw JonesLF1$ 13,500,0006-1210R-R29
    2212098Richie Sexson *1B1$ 13,000,0006-7206R-R31
    2215-7Curt SchillingP2$ 13,000,0006-4231R-R39
    226644Johnny DamonLF7$ 13,000,0006-2190L-L32
    227048Hideki MatsuiLF-DH8$ 13,000,0006-2210L-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    26304Adrian Beltre3B2$ 12,900,0005-11170R-R27
    273912Roy HalladayP1$ 12,750,0006-6225R-R29
    2823-5Ichiro SuzukiRF3$ 12,500,0005-11170L-R32
    2928-1Scott Rolen3B2$ 12,456,3366-4226R-R31
    3010-20Chipper Jones3B2$ 12,333,3336-4210B-R34
    314211Jim EdmondsCF3$ 12,074,7026-1212L-L36
    324715Kerry WoodP1$ 12,000,0006-5230R-R29
    3231-1Javier VazquezP2$ 12,000,0006-2195R-R29
    3231-1Jorge PosadaDH9$ 12,000,0006-2205B-R34
    326028Paul Konerko1B-DH3$ 12,000,0006-3211R-R30
    3631-5Miguel Tejada2B-3B1$ 11,811,4155-9188R-R32
    37381Jason KendallC1$ 11,492,4546-0195R-R32
    384810J.D. DrewRF1$ 11,400,0006-1195L-R30
    3931-8Mike Sweeney1B-C1$ 11,000,0006-2215R-R32
    395011John SmoltzP3$ 11,000,0006-3220R-R39
    3912990Roy Oswalt *P3$ 11,000,0006-0170R-R28
    4219-23Gary SheffieldRF-OF10$ 10,756,1715-11205R-R37
    435815Aramis Ramirez3B2$ 10,750,0006-1219R-R28
    437027Torii HunterRF1$ 10,750,0006-2205R-R30
    4543-2Luis GonzalezLF1$ 10,673,3286-2190L-R38
    467024Ivan RodriguezC2$ 10,616,4105-9205R-R34
    4746-1Garret AndersonLF-CF3$ 10,600,0006-3220L-L34
    48502Billy WagnerP4$ 10,500,0005-11180L-L34
    486921Jason SchmidtP2$ 10,500,0006-5213R-R33
    4839-9Mariano RiveraP11$ 10,500,0006-2170R-R36
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5145-6Phil Nevin3B-1B1$ 10,472,4096-2231R-R35
    2$ 10,472,409
    3$ 10,472,409
    5223-29Ken GriffeyCF1$ 10,464,6866-3205L-L36
    538229Shawn GreenRF2$ 10,213,8986-4200L-L33
    5$ 10,213,898
    547016Jason VaritekC3$ 10,000,0006-2220R-R34
    548632Alfonso SorianoLF1$ 10,000,0006-1160R-R30
    547016Eric GagneP2$ 10,000,0006-2195R-R30
    5450-4Troy Glaus3B2$ 10,000,0006-5229R-R29
    5837-21Tom GlavineP6$ 9,993,6406-0185L-L40
    5913576Eric Milton *P2$ 9,833,3336-3220L-L30
    6011353Matt Clement *P4$ 9,825,0006-3195R-R31
    619736Pat BurrellLF2$ 9,750,0006-4225R-R29
    6212058Ben Sheets *P1$ 9,625,0006-1195R-R27
    6361-2Eric Chavez3B2$ 9,500,0006-0204L-R28
    6310441Derek Lowe *P3$ 9,500,0006-6230R-R33
    6361-2Jose ContrerasP4$ 9,500,0006-4230R-R34
    668519Derrek Lee1B4$ 9,416,6676-5225R-R30
    679427Jeff Kent2B4$ 9,400,0006-1205R-R38
    6811042Randy Wolf *P3$ 9,125,0006-0194L-L29
    69701Edgar RenteriaSS4$ 9,000,0006-1180R-R30
    6950-19Brad RadkeP3$ 9,000,0006-2180R-R33
    6950-19Ryan KleskoLF-1B2$ 9,000,0006-3220L-L35
    69701Freddy GarciaP5$ 9,000,0006-4235R-R29
    698617Javy LopezC5$ 9,000,0006-3200R-R35
    2$ 9,000,000
    6950-19Greg MadduxP5$ 9,000,0006-0185R-R40
    5$ 9,000,000
    698617Mike Lowell3B6$ 9,000,0006-4205R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7614872Johan Santana *P4$ 8,750,0006-0195L-L27
    7615882Odalis Perez *P2$ 8,750,0006-0150L-L28
    6$ 8,750,000
    7610428Jason Isringhausen *P4$ 8,750,0006-3210R-R33
    7666-10Darin ErstadCF-1B4$ 8,750,0006-2212L-L32
    8013151Rafael Furcal *SS7$ 8,715,5085-10165B-R28
    8170-11Carlos Lee1B2$ 8,500,0006-2220R-R30
    2$ 8,500,000
    81832Sean Casey1B3$ 8,500,0006-4226L-R31
    1$ 8,500,000
    8313552Kris Benson *P3$ 8,333,3336-4188R-R31
    8449-35Jeff WeaverP5$ 8,325,0006-5200R-R29
    5$ 8,325,000
    8510318Kazuo Matsui *SS7$ 8,033,3335-10185B-R30
    2$ 8,033,333
    8670-16Dmitri YoungLF-1B4$ 8,000,0006-2235B-R32
    86196110Kenny Rogers *P5$ 8,000,0006-1205L-L41
    8612034Mark Buehrle *P6$ 8,000,0006-2200L-L27
    8670-16Livan HernandezP3$ 8,000,0006-2225R-R31
    2$ 8,000,000
    86860Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B3$ 8,000,0005-11187R-R32
    6$ 8,000,000
    9113140Barry Zito *P3$ 7,900,0006-4205L-L28
    92931Russ OrtizP4$ 7,875,0006-1210R-R32
    4$ 7,875,000
    9310411Kevin Millwood *P3$ 7,868,8936-4220R-R31
    94951Geoff JenkinsLF3$ 7,833,3336-1204L-R31
    9586-9Keith FoulkeP7$ 7,750,0006-0200R-R33
    9511924Mark Mulder *P6$ 7,750,0006-6200L-L28
    9713033Jaret Wright *P12$ 7,666,6676-2230R-R30
    9865-33Brian GilesLF-CF3$ 7,666,6665-10200L-L35
    9913334Jon Lieber *P4$ 7,583,3336-3225L-R36
    10086-14Trot NixonRF8$ 7,500,0006-2200L-L32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    10015656Adam Dunn *DH-1B3$ 7,500,0006-6235L-R26
    10012020Orlando Cabrera *2B7$ 7,500,0005-10175R-R31
    10086-14Mike LieberthalC5$ 7,500,0006-0190R-R34

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2005)

    6. Jeff Bagwell 6. Roger Clemens 8. Sammy Sosa 9. Mike Piazza 12. Kevin Brown 13. Mike Hampton 21. Larry Walker 23. Preston Wilson 23. Preston Wilson 27. Bernie Williams 50. Bret Boone 50. Bret Boone 50. Carl Pavano 59. Bobby Higginson 61. Sidney Ponson 66. Nomar Garciaparra 70. Jamie Moyer 70. Frank Thomas 84. Matt Lawton 84. Matt Lawton 84. Matt Lawton 95. Mike Cameron 97. Moises Alou 97. Joe Mays 100. Ray Durham


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