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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2008 Players
League Minimum $ 390,000
League Average $ 2,696,252
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2008 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 (*)
  • 2008 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    121Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 28,000,0006-3195R-R32
    21-1Jason GiambiDH2$ 23,428,5716-3235L-R37
    330Derek JeterSS3$ 21,600,0006-3195R-R34
    440Manny RamirezDH1$ 18,929,9236-0205R-R36
    1$ 18,929,923
    52116Carlos BeltranRF1$ 18,622,8096-1190B-R31
    63630Ichiro SuzukiRF1$ 17,102,1495-11170L-R34
    72720Johan SantanaP2$ 16,984,2166-0195L-L29
    85-3Todd Helton1B1$ 16,600,0006-2206L-L34
    94132Torii HunterRF1$ 16,500,0006-2205R-R32
    106-4Andy PettitteP4$ 16,000,0006-5225L-L36
    10133Carlos Delgado1B3$ 16,000,0006-3225L-R36
    10111Bobby AbreuLF5$ 16,000,0006-0197L-R34
    103828Carlos ZambranoP1$ 16,000,0006-4250B-R27
    14 Mike HamptonP1$ 15,975,1845-10180R-L35
    152510Magglio OrdonezRF1$ 15,768,1746-0200R-R34
    16204Rafael FurcalSS2$ 15,730,1955-10165B-R30
    1712-5Jim ThomeDH1$ 15,666,6666-4220L-R37
    1810-8Richie Sexson1B6$ 15,500,0006-7206R-R33
    2$ 15,500,000
    1813-5Vladimir GuerreroLF2$ 15,500,0006-3205R-R33
    188668Tim HudsonP2$ 15,500,0006-0160R-R32
    217453Randy JohnsonP1$ 15,100,5466-10230R-L44
    225230Mariano RiveraP7$ 15,000,0006-2170R-R38
    227553Aramis Ramirez3B2$ 15,000,0006-1219R-R30
    2419-5Miguel Tejada2B-3B1$ 14,811,4145-9188R-R34
    2517-8Andruw JonesLF3$ 14,726,9106-1210R-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2613-13Lance BerkmanDH2$ 14,500,0006-1205B-L32
    265832Barry ZitoP1$ 14,500,0006-4205L-L30
    2822-6Pat BurrellLF1$ 14,250,0006-4225R-R31
    295829Alfonso SorianoLF3$ 14,000,0006-1160R-R32
    299364John SmoltzP3$ 14,000,0006-3220R-R41
    297041Mark BuehrleP2$ 14,000,0006-2200L-L29
    2917-12J.D. DrewRF2$ 14,000,0006-1195L-R32
    3332-1Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 13,870,9496-3230R-R28
    3433-1Adrian Beltre3B3$ 13,400,0005-11170R-R29
    355015Gary SheffieldRF-OF2$ 13,326,3065-11205R-R39
    3622-14Derrek Lee1B4$ 13,250,0006-5225R-R32
    3725-12A.J. BurnettP1$ 13,200,0006-5205R-R31
    38413Jorge PosadaDH8$ 13,100,0006-2205B-R36
    3922-17David OrtizDH3$ 13,000,0006-4237L-L32
    395213Adam DunnDH-1B1$ 13,000,0006-6235L-R28
    2$ 13,000,000
    3927-12Johnny DamonLF9$ 13,000,0006-2190L-L34
    3927-12Roy OswaltP3$ 13,000,0006-0170R-R30
    3927-12Hideki MatsuiLF-DH10$ 13,000,0006-2210L-R34
    44440Garret AndersonLF-CF3$ 12,600,0006-3220L-L36
    45145100Frank Thomas *Highest Debut1B-DH1$ 12,560,0006-5270R-R40
    2$ 12,560,000
    4645-1Carlos Lee1B4$ 12,500,0006-2220R-R32
    46526Troy Glaus3B2$ 12,500,0006-5229R-R31
    467529Mike Lowell3B4$ 12,500,0006-4205R-R34
    467529Mark Teixeira1B4$ 12,500,0006-3225B-R28
    4$ 12,500,000
    50511Ivan RodriguezC11$ 12,379,8835-9205R-R36
    3$ 12,379,883
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5139-12Chipper Jones3B5$ 12,333,3336-4210B-R36
    5246-6Ben SheetsP1$ 12,125,0006-1195R-R29
    5311360B.J. Ryan *P3$ 12,000,0006-6230L-L32
    53160107Jose Guillen *RF-LF1$ 12,000,0005-11195R-R32
    5341-12Paul Konerko1B-DH3$ 12,000,0006-3211R-R32
    53160107Carlos Guillen *2B4$ 12,000,0006-1180B-R32
    53585Jon GarlandP5$ 12,000,0006-6205R-R28
    5816-42Pedro MartinezP4$ 11,813,3515-11170R-R36
    5940-19Scott Rolen3B4$ 11,625,0006-4226R-R33
    6036-24Javier VazquezP4$ 11,500,0006-2195R-R31
    607010Eric Chavez3B2$ 11,500,0006-0204L-R30
    6210846Gil Meche *P2$ 11,400,0006-3180R-R29
    6310845Miguel Cabrera *3B5$ 11,300,0006-2218R-R25
    6447-17Mike MussinaP12$ 11,071,0296-2183B-R39
    6558-7Carl PavanoP13$ 11,000,0006-5230R-R32
    657510Vicente PadillaP1$ 11,000,0006-2200R-R30
    658318C.C. SabathiaP1$ 11,000,0006-7250L-L27
    2$ 11,000,000
    6852-16Billy WagnerP5$ 10,500,0005-11180L-L36
    688618Chris CarpenterP3$ 10,500,0006-6225R-R33
    7048-22Jason VaritekC5$ 10,442,0306-2220R-R36
    7166-5Kevin MillwoodP2$ 10,368,8926-4220R-R33
    7212250Josh Beckett *P6$ 10,166,6666-4190R-R28
    7357-16Matt MorrisP1$ 10,037,2836-5210R-R33
    7413157Jake Westbrook *P2$ 10,000,0006-3200R-R30
    74751Edgar RenteriaSS6$ 10,000,0006-1180R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7413258Eric Gagne *P3$ 10,000,0006-2195R-R32
    7435-39Roy HalladayP5$ 10,000,0006-6225R-R31
    748612Orlando Cabrera2B5$ 10,000,0005-10175R-R33
    7470-4Derek LoweP4$ 10,000,0006-6230R-R35
    7458-16Greg MadduxP1$ 10,000,0006-0185R-R42
    5$ 10,000,000
    74751Jose ContrerasP6$ 10,000,0006-4230R-R36
    74429355Ryan Howard *1B2$ 10,000,0006-4230L-L28
    7411339Francisco Rodriguez *P6$ 10,000,0006-0175R-R26
    8465-19Jarrod WashburnP4$ 9,850,0006-1198L-L33
    8568-17Brian GilesLF-CF2$ 9,666,6665-10200L-L37
    86189103Aaron Rowand *CF-LF2$ 9,600,0006-1200R-R30
    8785-2Nomar GarciaparraSS6$ 9,516,6976-0175R-R34
    8810113Jermaine Dye *RF7$ 9,500,0006-5220R-R34
    8813244Miguel Batista *P5$ 9,500,0006-2195R-R37
    88188100Matt Holliday *LF2$ 9,500,0006-4235R-R28
    9112736Gary Matthews *CF-RF7$ 9,400,0006-3200B-R33
    92997Brad PennyP7$ 9,250,0006-4200R-R30
    92920Julio LugoSS-3B7$ 9,250,0006-1165R-R32
    9467-27Jeff Kent2B8$ 9,000,0006-1205R-R40
    9517479Randy Winn *CF-LF3$ 8,875,0006-2175B-R34
    9615054Francisco Cordero *P2$ 8,625,0006-2200R-R33
    9715962Brett Myers *P3$ 8,583,3336-4215R-R27
    981013Jose Vidro *2B6$ 8,500,0005-11190B-R33
    9818183Jeremy Bonderman *P7$ 8,500,0006-0210R-R25
    10018181Justin Morneau *1B1$ 8,400,0006-4205L-R27

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2007)

    6. Bartolo Colon 8. Jason Schmidt 9. Barry Bonds 27. Curt Schilling 34. Jason Kendall 34. Jason Kendall 48. Mike Sweeney 56. Eric Milton 58. Freddy Garcia 64. Armando Benitez 64. Armando Benitez 69. Jim Edmonds 70. Shawn Green 75. Kelvim Escobar 82. Vernon Wells 83. Jason Isringhausen 86. Mike Piazza 90. Ken Griffey 91. Jeff Weaver 93. Mark Kotsay 93. Kenny Rogers 93. Jimmy Rollins 97. Jon Lieber 98. Melvin Mora 99. Odalis Perez


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