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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2009 Players
League Minimum $ 400,000
League Average $ 2,746,792
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2009 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 (*)
  • 2009 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 33,000,0006-3195R-R33
    242Manny RamirezDH1$ 23,854,4946-0205R-R37
    330Derek JeterSS2$ 21,600,0006-3195R-R35
    44642Mark Teixeira1B3$ 20,625,0006-3225B-R29
    550Carlos BeltranRF1$ 19,243,6826-1190B-R32
    64640Carlos Lee1B1$ 19,000,0006-2220R-R33
    7158Magglio OrdonezRF1$ 18,971,5966-0200R-R35
    87-1Johan SantanaP2$ 18,876,1396-0195L-L30
    9101Carlos ZambranoP1$ 18,750,0006-4250B-R28
    102616Barry ZitoP1$ 18,500,0006-4205L-L31
    119-2Torii HunterRF1$ 18,000,0006-2205R-R33
    116-5Ichiro SuzukiRF1$ 18,000,0005-11170L-R35
    132916Alfonso SorianoLF2$ 17,000,0006-1160R-R33
    14228Aramis Ramirez3B3$ 16,650,0006-1219R-R31
    158-7Todd Helton1B1$ 16,600,0006-2206L-L35
    163721A.J. BurnettP4$ 16,500,0006-5205R-R32
    17181Tim HudsonP1$ 15,500,0006-0160R-R33
    186547C.C. SabathiaP5$ 15,285,7146-7250L-L28
    19 Jason SchmidtP2$ 15,217,4016-5213R-R36
    20222Mariano RiveraP6$ 15,000,0006-2170R-R39
    2018-2Vladimir GuerreroLF2$ 15,000,0006-3205R-R34
    207454Derek LoweP2$ 15,000,0006-6230R-R36
    207454Ryan Howard1B1$ 15,000,0006-4230L-L29
    24240Miguel Tejada2B-3B2$ 14,811,4145-9188R-R35
    25261Lance BerkmanDH3$ 14,500,0006-1205B-L33
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    26337Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 14,427,3266-3230R-R29
    276336Miguel Cabrera3B2$ 14,383,0496-2218R-R26
    287446Roy HalladayP1$ 14,250,0006-6225R-R32
    29356Gary SheffieldRF-OF3$ 14,000,0005-11205R-R40
    29290Mark BuehrleP1$ 14,000,0006-2200L-L30
    29290J.D. DrewRF1$ 14,000,0006-1195L-R33
    293910Roy OswaltP4$ 14,000,0006-0170R-R31
    29133104Aaron Harang *Highest DebutP1$ 14,000,0006-7240R-R31
    348854Matt HollidayLF1$ 13,500,0006-4235R-R29
    2$ 13,500,000
    3534-1Adrian Beltre3B2$ 13,400,0005-11170R-R30
    366832Chris CarpenterP3$ 13,302,5836-6225R-R34
    3736-1Derrek Lee1B4$ 13,250,0006-5225R-R33
    38380Jorge PosadaDH7$ 13,100,0006-2205B-R37
    39152113Michael Young *3B1$ 13,054,5266-1175R-R32
    4017-23Jim ThomeDH3$ 13,000,0006-4220L-R38
    2$ 13,000,000
    4039-1David OrtizDH2$ 13,000,0006-4237L-L33
    4039-1Johnny DamonLF8$ 13,000,0006-2190L-L35
    4010666Ted Lilly *P5$ 13,000,0006-0185L-L33
    4039-1Hideki MatsuiLF-DH9$ 13,000,0006-2210L-R35
    457126Kevin MillwoodP2$ 12,868,8926-4220R-R34
    4610357Jeff Suppan *P1$ 12,750,0006-2210R-R34
    4746-1Mike Lowell3B3$ 12,500,0006-4205R-R35
    479851Jeremy BondermanP3$ 12,500,0006-0210R-R26
    4712780Kosuke Fukudome *1B6$ 12,500,0006-1185L-R32
    5012474Hiroki Kuroda *P4$ 12,433,3336-2174R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5110352Carlos Silva *P3$ 12,250,0006-4225R-R30
    5246-6Troy Glaus3B4$ 12,137,0006-5229R-R32
    539643Francisco CorderoP2$ 12,125,0006-2200R-R34
    549743Brett MyersP2$ 12,083,3336-4215R-R28
    5553-2B.J. RyanP2$ 12,000,0006-6230L-L33
    556510Vicente PadillaP3$ 12,000,0006-2200R-R31
    5$ 12,000,000
    5510-45Carlos Delgado1B4$ 12,000,0006-3225L-R37
    5553-2Jose GuillenRF-LF1$ 12,000,0005-11195R-R33
    5553-2Paul Konerko1B-DH3$ 12,000,0006-3211R-R33
    5514287Brad Lidge *P3$ 12,000,0006-5200R-R32
    5513782Oliver Perez *P5$ 12,000,0006-3160L-L27
    6213573Eric Byrnes *LF-CF1$ 11,666,6666-2205R-R33
    6359-4Scott Rolen3B3$ 11,625,0006-4226R-R34
    3$ 11,625,000
    6410036Justin Morneau1B1$ 11,600,0006-4205L-R28
    6560-5Javier VazquezP3$ 11,500,0006-2195R-R32
    658823Jermaine DyeRF4$ 11,500,0006-5220R-R35
    6560-5Eric Chavez3B2$ 11,500,0006-0204L-R31
    6510540Travis Hafner *DH1$ 11,500,0006-3215L-R32
    6962-7Gil MecheP2$ 11,400,0006-3180R-R30
    7011646Chase Utley *2B4$ 11,285,7146-1185L-R30
    7115483Joe Nathan *P2$ 11,250,0006-4205R-R34
    72720Josh BeckettP4$ 11,166,6666-4190R-R29
    7313764Jake Peavy *P5$ 11,000,0006-1180R-R28
    1$ 11,000,000
    7468-6Billy WagnerP6$ 10,500,0005-11180L-L37
    5$ 10,500,000
    7414571Joe Mauer *C3$ 10,500,0006-4220L-R26
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    769115Gary MatthewsCF-RF3$ 10,400,0006-3200B-R34
    77196119Bronson Arroyo *P4$ 10,125,0006-5180R-R32
    78214136Kerry Wood *P2$ 10,000,0006-5230R-R32
    7853-25Carlos Guillen2B4$ 10,000,0006-1180B-R33
    78 Kelvim EscobarP4$ 10,000,0006-1195R-R33
    7814567Mike Cameron *CF-RF2$ 10,000,0006-2190R-R36
    7851-27Chipper Jones3B4$ 10,000,0006-4210B-R37
    7810628Juan Pierre *LF6$ 10,000,0006-0180L-L31
    7874-4Jose ContrerasP2$ 10,000,0006-4230R-R37
    6$ 10,000,000
    7812547John Lackey *P5$ 10,000,0006-6205R-R30
    7812749Dontrelle Willis *P5$ 10,000,0006-4250L-L27
    8714154Jason Marquis *P3$ 9,875,0006-1185L-R30
    8884-4Jarrod WashburnP6$ 9,850,0006-1198L-L34
    4$ 9,850,000
    89956Randy WinnCF-LF2$ 9,600,0006-2175B-R35
    8986-3Aaron RowandCF-LF3$ 9,600,0006-1200R-R31
    9188-3Miguel BatistaP5$ 9,500,0006-2195R-R38
    9217280Aaron Cook *P4$ 9,375,0006-3175R-R30
    9392-1Julio LugoSS-3B6$ 9,250,0006-1165R-R33
    5$ 9,250,000
    9474-20Francisco RodriguezP7$ 9,166,6666-0175R-R27
    9512530Ryan Dempster *P7$ 9,000,0006-1201R-R32
    9585-10Brian GilesLF-CF2$ 9,000,0005-10200L-L38
    9711720Doug Davis *P2$ 8,750,0006-3190R-L33
    981068Jimmy Rollins *SS5$ 8,500,0005-8154B-R30
    9811820Ramon Hernandez *C5$ 8,500,0006-0227R-R33
    9817577Brian Fuentes *P6$ 8,500,0006-4220L-L33

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2008)

    2. Jason Giambi 10. Bobby Abreu 10. Andy Pettitte 14. Mike Hampton 16. Rafael Furcal 18. Richie Sexson 18. Richie Sexson 21. Randy Johnson 25. Andruw Jones 28. Pat Burrell 29. John Smoltz 39. Adam Dunn 39. Adam Dunn 44. Garret Anderson 45. Frank Thomas 45. Frank Thomas 50. Ivan Rodriguez 50. Ivan Rodriguez 52. Ben Sheets 53. Jon Garland 58. Pedro Martinez 64. Mike Mussina 65. Carl Pavano 70. Jason Varitek 73. Matt Morris 74. Orlando Cabrera 74. Eric Gagne 74. Greg Maddux 74. Greg Maddux 74. Edgar Renteria 74. Jake Westbrook 87. Nomar Garciaparra 92. Brad Penny 94. Jeff Kent 98. Jose Vidro


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