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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2012 Players
League Minimum $ 480,000
League Average $ 2,954,887
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2012 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 (*)
  • 2012 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 30,000,0006-3195R-R36
    220Vernon WellsLF1$ 24,187,5006-1210R-R33
    3 Johan SantanaP1$ 23,145,0116-0195L-L33
    440Mark Teixeira1B2$ 23,125,0006-3225B-R32
    52520Prince Fielder1B1$ 23,000,0005-11280L-R28
    53-2C.C. SabathiaP3$ 23,000,0006-7250L-L31
    550Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R29
    8137129Adrian Gonzalez *Highest Debut1B1$ 21,857,1426-2190L-L30
    1$ 21,857,142
    96960Cliff LeeP1$ 21,500,0006-4190L-L33
    106-4Miguel Cabrera3B2$ 21,000,0006-2218R-R29
    113019Carl CrawfordLF2$ 20,357,1426-2219L-L30
    125038Justin VerlanderP3$ 20,100,0006-5200R-R29
    136-7Roy HalladayP2$ 20,000,0006-6225R-R35
    136-7Ryan Howard1B3$ 20,000,0006-4230L-L32
    156651Felix HernandezP1$ 19,700,0006-3170R-R26
    1611-5Alfonso SorianoLF1$ 19,000,0006-1160R-R36
    1611-5Carlos Lee1B1$ 19,000,0006-2220R-R36
    1$ 19,000,000
    1614-2Barry ZitoP1$ 19,000,0006-4205L-L34
    1613-3Carlos ZambranoP2$ 19,000,0006-4250B-R31
    2014-6Torii HunterRF2$ 18,500,0006-2205R-R36
    213716Tim LincecumP2$ 18,250,0005-11170L-R28
    2216-6Jason BayLF-RF2$ 18,125,0006-2200R-R33
    2317-6Ichiro SuzukiRF2$ 18,000,0005-11170L-R38
    4$ 18,000,000
    2418-6Josh BeckettP2$ 17,000,0006-4190R-R32
    3$ 17,000,000
    2422-2Jake PeavyP1$ 17,000,0006-1180R-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2619-7A.J. BurnettP1$ 16,500,0006-5205R-R35
    2720-7Matt HollidayLF1$ 16,292,3626-4235R-R32
    2821-7Michael Young3B1$ 16,174,9746-1175R-R35
    29312Derek JeterSS5$ 15,729,3646-3195R-R38
    3011989Matt Cain *P3$ 15,333,3336-3180R-R27
    3126-5Chase Utley2B4$ 15,285,7146-1185L-R33
    329462Josh HamiltonRF2$ 15,250,0006-4240L-L31
    32364David Wright3B3$ 15,250,0006-0195R-R29
    34373Adrian Beltre3B3$ 15,000,0005-11170R-R33
    3427-7Derek LoweP1$ 15,000,0006-6230R-R39
    6$ 15,000,000
    3427-7Justin Morneau1B2$ 15,000,0006-4205L-R31
    346935Hanley RamirezSS3$ 15,000,0006-3200R-R28
    3$ 15,000,000
    348450Cole HamelsP5$ 15,000,0006-3170L-L28
    3929-10Mariano RiveraP7$ 14,940,0256-2170R-R42
    405212David OrtizDH4$ 14,575,0006-4237L-L36
    4111877Jered Weaver *P3$ 14,200,0006-7205R-R29
    425917Adam DunnDH-1B2$ 14,000,0006-6235L-R32
    42431Ryan DempsterP2$ 14,000,0006-1201R-R35
    4$ 14,000,000
    4237-5Chipper Jones3B1$ 14,000,0006-4210B-R40
    427735Robinson Cano2B8$ 14,000,0006-0172L-R29
    4210159Jose Bautista *RF1$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R31
    4710861Josh Johnson *P4$ 13,750,0006-7220L-R28
    487325Jayson WerthRF1$ 13,571,4286-5210R-R33
    4943-6Zack GreinkeP4$ 13,500,0006-2190R-R28
    1$ 13,500,000
    508939Dan Uggla2B2$ 13,146,9425-11190R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    519-42Carlos BeltranRF2$ 13,000,0006-1190B-R35
    5146-5Travis HafnerDH2$ 13,000,0006-3215L-R35
    5351-2Dan HarenP5$ 12,750,0006-5220R-R31
    546713Brandon Phillips2B1$ 12,500,0005-11185R-R31
    5452-2Alex RiosRF3$ 12,500,0006-5185R-R31
    567216Nick MarkakisRF1$ 12,350,0006-2195L-L28
    5754-3Kevin Youkilis3B4$ 12,250,0006-1220R-R33
    5$ 12,250,000
    5855-3Kyle LohseP3$ 12,187,5006-2190R-R33
    59590Paul Konerko1B-DH5$ 12,000,0006-3211R-R36
    5910142Lance Berkman *DH4$ 12,000,0006-1205B-L36
    5933-26Albert PujolsDH-1B6$ 12,000,0006-3230R-R32
    5910142Brett Myers *P2$ 12,000,0006-4215R-R31
    6$ 12,000,000
    599132Ryan Zimmerman3B2$ 12,000,0006-2210R-R27
    649935Ted LillyP4$ 11,666,6666-0185L-L36
    6513368Brian McCann *C3$ 11,500,0006-3190L-R28
    6611751Joey Votto *1B2$ 11,410,6556-3200L-R28
    6710134Ervin Santana *P7$ 11,200,0006-2160R-R29
    6859-9Jonathan PapelbonP6$ 11,000,0586-4220R-R31
    699627Jimmy RollinsSS7$ 11,000,0005-8154B-R33
    69778Rafael SorianoP9$ 11,000,0006-1175R-R32
    69201132Rickie Weeks *2B2$ 11,000,0006-0195R-R29
    729422Edwin JacksonP3$ 10,957,7156-3190R-R28
    738411Andre EthierCF-RF5$ 10,950,0006-3200L-L30
    74740Michael CuddyerRF1$ 10,500,0006-2202R-R33
    748410Jorge De La RosaP2$ 10,500,0006-1190L-L31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7411339Wandy Rodriguez *P2$ 10,500,0005-11160B-L33
    3$ 10,500,000
    7412450C.J. Wilson *P8$ 10,500,0006-2195L-L31
    74740Joe BlantonP6$ 10,500,0006-2220R-R31
    8$ 10,500,000
    7913051Hunter Pence *RF9$ 10,400,0006-4210R-R29
    4$ 10,400,000
    8076-4Daisuke MatsuzakaP6$ 10,333,3336-0185R-R31
    81909Nick Swisher1B10$ 10,250,0006-0200B-L31
    8112342Matt Kemp *CF7$ 10,250,0006-4210R-R27
    8377-6Aubrey Huff1B5$ 10,000,0006-4220L-R35
    8377-6Brian Roberts2B2$ 10,000,0005-9170B-R34
    839815Curtis GrandersonCF-LF11$ 10,000,0006-1180L-R31
    8369-14Jose ReyesSS5$ 10,000,0006-0160B-R29
    8365-18Hiroki KurodaP12$ 10,000,0006-2174R-R37
    8884-4Randy WolfP3$ 9,500,0006-0194L-L35
    3$ 9,500,000
    8884-4Chone FigginsLF3$ 9,500,0005-9155B-R34
    8811325Shane Victorino *RF8$ 9,500,0005-9160R-R31
    10$ 9,500,000
    8815365Matt Garza *P3$ 9,500,0006-3205R-R28
    9215664Mike Napoli *1B5$ 9,400,0006-1205R-R30
    9313138Corey Hart *1B-RF4$ 9,333,3336-6200R-R30
    941017Carl Pavano *P3$ 9,000,0006-5230R-R36
    9492-2Tim HudsonP4$ 9,000,0006-0160R-R36
    9492-2Bobby AbreuLF9$ 9,000,0006-0197L-R38
    9$ 9,000,000
    9414450Ricky Nolasco *P6$ 9,000,0006-2220R-R29
    9412430Jose Valverde *P4$ 9,000,0006-4220R-R32
    94 Adam WainwrightP5$ 9,000,0006-6190R-R30
    9414046Chad Billingsley *P10$ 9,000,0006-2195R-R27
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    94 Yoenis CespedesLF1$ 9,000,0005-10200R-R26

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2011)

    10. Todd Helton 22. Roy Oswalt 24. John Lackey 32. Aramis Ramirez 34. Kosuke Fukudome 34. Kosuke Fukudome 35. Chris Carpenter 37. Mark Buehrle 37. J.D. Drew 42. Aaron Rowand 45. Jorge Posada 46. Milton Bradley 46. Rafael Furcal 46. Rafael Furcal 49. Carlos Guillen 56. Raul Ibanez 56. Francisco Rodriguez 56. Francisco Rodriguez 58. Francisco Cordero 59. Scott Kazmir 59. Brad Lidge 59. Victor Martinez 68. Joe Nathan 77. Magglio Ordonez 82. Carlos Pena 83. Aaron Cook 96. Juan Pierre 99. Scott Rolen


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