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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2016 Players
League Minimum $ 507,500
League Average $ 3,498,245
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2016 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 (*)
  • 2016 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Clayton KershawP1$ 32,000,0006-3220L-L28
    231Zack GreinkeP1$ 31,000,0006-2190R-R32
    32724David PriceP1$ 30,000,0006-6215L-L30
    41410Miguel Cabrera3B1$ 28,000,0006-2218R-R33
    42-2Justin VerlanderP2$ 28,000,0006-5200R-R33
    671Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 25,000,0006-3230R-R36
    6126C.C. SabathiaP1$ 25,000,0006-7250L-L35
    64-2Ryan Howard1B1$ 25,000,0006-4230L-L36
    660Felix HernandezP1$ 25,000,0006-3170R-R30
    107-3Prince Fielder1B1$ 24,000,0005-11280L-R32
    107-3Robinson Cano2B2$ 24,000,0006-0172L-R33
    12120Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R33
    1311-2Mark Teixeira1B2$ 22,500,0006-3225B-R36
    1310-3Cole HamelsP2$ 22,500,0006-3170L-L32
    155641Justin UptonLF3$ 22,125,0006-2205R-R28
    162711Hanley RamirezSS2$ 22,000,0006-3200R-R32
    1614-2Masahiro TanakaP3$ 22,000,0006-2205R-R27
    18213Matt KempCF1$ 21,500,0006-4210R-R31
    1$ 21,500,000
    19223Jacoby EllsburyCF4$ 21,142,8576-1185L-L32
    2018-2Adrian Gonzalez1B2$ 21,000,0006-2190L-L34
    2019-1Jayson WerthRF1$ 21,000,0006-5210R-R37
    2011292James Shields *Highest DebutP2$ 21,000,0006-3190R-R34
    1$ 21,000,000
    2320-3Carl CrawfordLF3$ 20,750,0006-2219L-L34
    2414-10Alex Rodriguez3B5$ 20,000,0006-3195R-R40
    245834Shin-Soo ChooCF3$ 20,000,0005-11178L-L33
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    24306David Wright3B1$ 20,000,0006-0195R-R33
    245834Joey Votto1B1$ 20,000,0006-3200L-R32
    2423-1Matt CainP1$ 20,000,0006-3180R-R31
    24240Jon LesterP1$ 20,000,0006-3200L-L32
    24339Jered WeaverP2$ 20,000,0006-7205R-R33
    24240Troy TulowitzkiSS1$ 20,000,0006-3205R-R31
    243713Buster PoseyC2$ 20,000,0006-1205R-R29
    247854Rick PorcelloP3$ 20,000,0006-5195R-R27
    3429-5Adam WainwrightP1$ 19,500,0006-6190R-R34
    357035Ryan BraunLF1$ 19,000,0006-2205R-R32
    3631-5Hunter PenceRF3$ 18,500,0006-4210R-R33
    37447Adrian Beltre3B4$ 18,000,0005-11170R-R37
    375821Victor MartinezDH4$ 18,000,0006-2170B-R37
    3734-3Andre EthierCF-RF4$ 18,000,0006-3200L-L34
    3711275Homer Bailey *P2$ 18,000,0006-4185R-R30
    37414Jordan ZimmermannP5$ 18,000,0006-2200R-R30
    4210866Yoenis Cespedes *LF2$ 17,500,0005-10200R-R30
    43430Matt HollidayLF2$ 17,000,0006-4235R-R36
    4339-4Brian McCannC6$ 17,000,0006-3190L-R32
    4342-1Carlos GonzalezLF1$ 17,000,0006-1170L-L30
    438845Chris Davis1B1$ 17,000,0006-3210L-R30
    4336-7Pablo Sandoval3B4$ 17,000,0005-11180B-R29
    4844-4David OrtizDH5$ 16,000,0006-4237L-L40
    48784736John Lackey *P2$ 16,000,0006-6205R-R37
    4844-4Curtis GrandersonCF-LF3$ 16,000,0006-1180L-R35
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    486719Adam JonesCF2$ 16,000,0006-2185R-R30
    4840-8Anibal SanchezP6$ 16,000,0006-0180R-R32
    5315299Matt Wieters *C3$ 15,800,0006-4225B-R30
    53156103Colby Rasmus *CF1$ 15,800,0006-1175L-L29
    5311259Brett Anderson *P5$ 15,800,0006-4215L-L28
    5652-4Melvin UptonCF2$ 15,450,0006-2170R-R31
    3$ 15,450,000
    57201144Mike Trout *CF3$ 15,250,0006-1200R-R24
    5853-5Carlos BeltranRF7$ 15,000,0006-1190B-R39
    5$ 15,000,000
    58178120Russell Martin *C3$ 15,000,0005-11200R-R33
    5838-20Max ScherzerP2$ 15,000,0006-3190R-R31
    5850-8Elvis AndrusSS6$ 15,000,0006-0186R-R27
    5811254Johnny Cueto *P4$ 15,000,0005-10185R-R30
    5814284Jason Heyward *RF3$ 15,000,0006-4220L-L26
    6449-15John DanksP2$ 14,250,0006-2190L-L31
    6557-8Nelson CruzRF3$ 14,000,0006-3170R-R35
    6551-14Yadier MolinaC3$ 14,000,0005-11187R-R33
    6558-7Jose BautistaRF4$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R35
    658823Miguel MonteroC4$ 14,000,0005-11180L-R33
    6544-21Ian Kinsler2B7$ 14,000,0006-0175R-R34
    6558-7Ryan Zimmerman3B3$ 14,000,0006-2210R-R31
    65716Melky CabreraLF3$ 14,000,0005-11170B-L31
    7265-7Ervin SantanaP2$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R33
    739623Francisco LirianoP1$ 13,000,0006-2185L-L32
    5$ 13,000,000
    7313461Jake Peavy *P5$ 13,000,0006-1180R-R35
    738613Brandon Phillips2B3$ 13,000,0005-11185R-R35
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    739522Ubaldo JimenezP4$ 13,000,0006-2160R-R32
    738512Dustin Pedroia2B6$ 13,000,0005-9180R-R32
    73785Brett GardnerCF8$ 13,000,0005-10180L-L32
    7371-2Chase Headley3B9$ 13,000,0006-2195B-R32
    73829Clay BuchholzP7$ 13,000,0006-3190L-R31
    7311138Andrew McCutchen *CF2$ 13,000,0005-11175R-R29
    8278-4Jorge De La RosaP2$ 12,500,0006-1190L-L35
    829917J.J. HardySS5$ 12,500,0006-2205R-R33
    8253-29Jhonny PeraltaSS4$ 12,500,0006-1185R-R34
    82831Matt GarzaP2$ 12,500,0006-3205R-R32
    82875Jay BruceRF4$ 12,500,0006-3195L-L29
    4$ 12,500,000
    879710Evan Longoria3B1$ 12,100,0006-2180R-R30
    88880R.A. DickeyP6$ 12,000,0006-3205R-R41
    88880Ricky NolascoP3$ 12,000,0006-2220R-R33
    4$ 12,000,000
    88880Aaron Hill2B8$ 12,000,0005-11195R-R34
    3$ 12,000,000
    8810012Gio GonzalezP4$ 12,000,0005-11185R-L30
    8864-24Alex GordonLF1$ 12,000,0006-1220L-R32
    8812638Mike Leake *P5$ 12,000,0005-11160R-R28
    8814153Freddie Freeman *1B2$ 12,000,0006-5220L-R26
    95255160Josh Donaldson *3B7$ 11,650,0005-11182R-R30
    9613135Jaime Garcia *P6$ 11,500,0006-2200L-L29
    9715558Aroldis Chapman *P10$ 11,325,0006-4185L-L28
    5$ 11,325,000
    981013Coco Crisp *CF1$ 11,000,0006-0185B-R36
    1$ 11,000,000
    9871-27Scott KazmirP6$ 11,000,0006-1170L-L32
    9878-20Brandon McCarthyP7$ 11,000,0006-7180R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    9871-27Jonathan PapelbonP5$ 11,000,0006-4220R-R35
    981013Martin Prado *3B1$ 11,000,0006-1170R-R32
    98279181Marco Estrada *P8$ 11,000,0006-0180R-R32
    9811214David Robertson *P4$ 11,000,0005-11180R-R31
    9813234Craig Kimbrel *P9$ 11,000,0005-11205R-R28

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2015)

    4. Josh Hamilton 14. Jose Reyes 14. Jose Reyes 24. Mark Buehrle 32. C.J. Wilson 34. Tim Lincecum 44. Mike Napoli 44. Mike Napoli 53. Nick Swisher 53. Nick Swisher 58. Aramis Ramirez 58. Aramis Ramirez 65. Michael Bourn 65. Michael Bourn 68. Dan Uggla 69. Matt Harrison 71. Yovani Gallardo 71. Edwin Jackson 71. Edwin Jackson 71. Shane Victorino 71. Shane Victorino 84. Trevor Cahill 84. Trevor Cahill 88. Tim Hudson 88. Adam LaRoche 98. Doug Fister


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