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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2015 Players
League Minimum $ 507,500
League Average $ 3,571,283
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2015 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 (*)
  • 2015 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    12322Clayton KershawP1$ 31,000,0006-3220L-L27
    22018Justin VerlanderP1$ 28,000,0006-5200R-R32
    31-2Zack GreinkeP2$ 27,000,0006-2190R-R31
    42622Josh HamiltonRF1$ 25,000,0006-4240L-L34
    42-2Ryan Howard1B1$ 25,000,0006-4230L-L35
    671Felix HernandezP1$ 24,857,1426-3170R-R29
    75-2Prince Fielder1B2$ 24,000,0005-11280L-R31
    7103Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 24,000,0006-3230R-R35
    75-2Robinson Cano2B2$ 24,000,0006-0172L-R32
    108-2Cole HamelsP2$ 23,500,0006-3170L-L31
    3$ 23,500,000
    119-2Mark Teixeira1B1$ 23,125,0006-3225B-R35
    124-8C.C. SabathiaP2$ 23,000,0006-7250L-L34
    1210-2Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R32
    14 Alex Rodriguez3B3$ 22,000,0006-3195R-R39
    1413-1Miguel Cabrera3B2$ 22,000,0006-2218R-R32
    143521Jose ReyesSS1$ 22,000,0006-0160B-R32
    1$ 22,000,000
    1412-2Masahiro TanakaP4$ 22,000,0006-2205R-R26
    1814-4Adrian Gonzalez1B3$ 21,857,1426-2190L-L33
    19190Jayson WerthRF1$ 21,571,4286-5210R-R36
    2017-3Carl CrawfordLF4$ 21,357,1426-2219L-L33
    2115-6Matt KempCF1$ 21,250,0006-4210R-R30
    2216-6Jacoby EllsburyCF5$ 21,142,8576-1185L-L31
    2318-5Matt CainP1$ 20,833,3336-3180R-R30
    2423-1Mark BuehrleP2$ 20,000,0006-2200L-L36
    246945Jon LesterP1$ 20,000,0006-3200L-L31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    243511Troy TulowitzkiSS2$ 20,000,0006-3205R-R30
    3$ 20,000,000
    27358Hanley RamirezSS1$ 19,750,0006-3200R-R31
    275932David PriceP3$ 19,750,0006-6215L-L29
    4$ 19,750,000
    2921-8Adam WainwrightP1$ 19,500,0006-6190R-R33
    3022-8David Wright3B1$ 19,347,1706-0195R-R32
    314817Hunter PenceRF2$ 18,700,0006-4210R-R32
    3231-1C.J. WilsonP2$ 18,500,0006-2195L-L34
    33330Jered WeaverP3$ 18,200,0006-7205R-R32
    344511Andre EthierCF-RF5$ 18,000,0006-3200L-L33
    3427-7Tim LincecumP3$ 18,000,0005-11170L-R31
    3613498Pablo Sandoval *Highest Debut3B2$ 17,600,0005-11180B-R28
    378952Buster PoseyC4$ 17,277,7776-1205R-R28
    38446Max ScherzerP2$ 17,142,8576-3190R-R30
    3927-12Brian McCannC6$ 17,000,0006-3190L-R31
    40422Anibal SanchezP4$ 16,800,0006-0180R-R31
    41153112Jordan Zimmermann *P3$ 16,500,0006-2200R-R29
    429957Carlos GonzalezLF3$ 16,428,5716-1170L-L29
    4332-11Matt HollidayLF2$ 16,227,9576-4235R-R35
    44451David OrtizDH3$ 16,000,0006-4237L-L39
    4427-17Adrian Beltre3B4$ 16,000,0005-11170R-R36
    4435-9Mike Napoli1B5$ 16,000,0006-1205R-R33
    4$ 16,000,000
    446925Curtis GrandersonCF-LF2$ 16,000,0006-1180L-R34
    4435-9Ian Kinsler2B5$ 16,000,0006-0175R-R33
    4943-6John DanksP1$ 15,750,0006-2190L-L30
    50162112Elvis Andrus *SS6$ 15,333,3336-0186R-R26
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5148-3Yadier MolinaC3$ 15,200,0005-11187R-R32
    52586Melvin UptonCF2$ 15,050,0006-2170R-R30
    5351-2Carlos BeltranRF7$ 15,000,0006-1190B-R38
    5345-8Jhonny PeraltaSS4$ 15,000,0006-1185R-R33
    5351-2Nick Swisher1B1$ 15,000,0006-0200B-L34
    1$ 15,000,000
    56560Justin UptonLF3$ 14,708,3336-2205R-R27
    5713881Nelson Cruz *RF3$ 14,250,0006-3170R-R34
    5850-8Aramis Ramirez3B1$ 14,000,0006-1219R-R37
    1$ 14,000,000
    58591Shin-Soo ChooCF7$ 14,000,0005-11178L-L32
    587820Victor MartinezDH6$ 14,000,0006-2170B-R36
    58591Jose BautistaRF5$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R34
    587820Joey Votto1B1$ 14,000,0006-3200L-R31
    58591Ryan Zimmerman3B4$ 14,000,0006-2210R-R30
    649026Alex GordonLF1$ 13,750,0006-1220L-R31
    6564-1Michael BournCF2$ 13,500,0005-11180L-R32
    2$ 13,500,000
    6557-8Ervin SantanaP2$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R32
    67681Adam JonesCF1$ 13,355,1066-2185R-R29
    6867-1Dan Uggla2B5$ 13,250,0005-11190R-R35
    6913667Matt Harrison *P8$ 13,200,0006-3190L-L29
    708818Ryan BraunLF2$ 13,111,1116-2205R-R31
    7169-2Edwin JacksonP2$ 13,000,0006-3190R-R31
    3$ 13,000,000
    7169-2Shane VictorinoRF4$ 13,000,0005-9160R-R34
    5$ 13,000,000
    7112150Scott Kazmir *P1$ 13,000,0006-1170L-L31
    1$ 13,000,000
    7169-2Jonathan PapelbonP3$ 13,000,0006-4220R-R34
    6$ 13,000,000
    7110130Chase Headley *3B8$ 13,000,0006-2195B-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7113867Melky Cabrera *LF2$ 13,000,0005-11170B-L30
    718615Yovani GallardoP9$ 13,000,0006-2190R-R29
    789214Jorge De La RosaP4$ 12,500,0006-1190L-L34
    7810426Brandon McCarthy *P6$ 12,500,0006-7180R-R31
    78196118Brett Gardner *CF9$ 12,500,0005-10180L-L31
    7812951Rick Porcello *P6$ 12,500,0006-5195R-R26
    8214563Clay Buchholz *P7$ 12,250,0006-3190L-R30
    8376-7Matt GarzaP3$ 12,209,4246-3205R-R31
    8414763Trevor Cahill *P3$ 12,200,0006-3195R-R27
    4$ 12,200,000
    8575-10Dustin Pedroia2B8$ 12,142,3485-9180R-R31
    86915Brandon Phillips2B2$ 12,083,3335-11185R-R34
    8710619Jay Bruce *RF3$ 12,041,6666-3195L-L28
    88924Tim HudsonP5$ 12,000,0006-0160R-R39
    8878-10R.A. DickeyP6$ 12,000,0006-3205R-R40
    8878-10Ricky NolascoP3$ 12,000,0006-2220R-R32
    8878-10Adam LaRoche1B3$ 12,000,0006-3180L-L35
    8810719Miguel Montero *C4$ 12,000,0005-11180L-R32
    88924Aaron Hill2B1$ 12,000,0005-11195R-R33
    8810315Chris Davis *1B2$ 12,000,0006-3210L-R29
    951005Ubaldo JimenezP3$ 11,923,1026-2160R-R31
    9618387Francisco Liriano *P2$ 11,666,6666-2185L-L31
    9713740Evan Longoria *3B1$ 11,500,0186-2180R-R29
    9816163Doug Fister *P7$ 11,400,0006-8185L-R31
    9914647J.J. Hardy *SS4$ 11,209,4246-2205R-R32
    10012828Gio Gonzalez *P8$ 11,100,0005-11185R-L29

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2014)

    2. Cliff Lee 23. Alfonso Soriano 27. Josh Beckett 34. Jake Peavy 34. Jake Peavy 35. Hiroki Kuroda 41. John Lackey 41. John Lackey 51. Adam Dunn 51. Adam Dunn 51. Chase Utley 55. A.J. Burnett 59. Torii Hunter 64. Alex Rios 64. James Shields 69. Wandy Rodriguez 77. Rafael Soriano 78. Scott Feldman 78. Derek Jeter 78. Rickie Weeks 86. Michael Cuddyer 92. Yu Darvish 92. Kyle Lohse 92. Martin Prado 92. Martin Prado 92. Jimmy Rollins


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