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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2016 Players
League Minimum $ 507,500
League Average $ 4,325,690
  • 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
    440Josh HamiltonRF1$ 28,410,0006-4240L-L35
    5149Miguel Cabrera3B1$ 28,000,0006-2218R-R33
    52-3Justin VerlanderP2$ 28,000,0006-5200R-R33
    770Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 25,000,0006-3230R-R36
    7125C.C. SabathiaP1$ 25,000,0006-7250L-L35
    74-3Ryan Howard1B1$ 25,000,0006-4230L-L36
    76-1Felix HernandezP1$ 25,000,0006-3170R-R30
    117-4Prince Fielder1B2$ 24,000,0005-11280L-R32
    117-4Robinson Cano2B2$ 24,000,0006-0172L-R33
    1312-1Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R33
    1411-3Mark Teixeira1B2$ 22,500,0006-3225B-R36
    1410-4Cole HamelsP3$ 22,500,0006-3170L-L32
    165640Justin UptonLF3$ 22,125,0006-2205R-R28
    172710Hanley RamirezSS2$ 22,000,0006-3200R-R32
    1714-3Masahiro TanakaP3$ 22,000,0006-2205R-R27
    19212Matt KempCF1$ 21,500,0006-4210R-R31
    20222Jacoby EllsburyCF4$ 21,142,8576-1185L-L32
    2118-3Adrian Gonzalez1B2$ 21,000,0006-2190L-L34
    2119-2Jayson WerthRF1$ 21,000,0006-5210R-R37
    2111291James Shields *Highest DebutP2$ 21,000,0006-3190R-R34
    2420-4Carl CrawfordLF3$ 20,750,0006-2219L-L34
    2514-11Alex Rodriguez3B5$ 20,000,0006-3195R-R40
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    255833Shin-Soo ChooCF4$ 20,000,0005-11178L-L33
    25327C.J. WilsonP2$ 20,000,0006-2195L-L35
    25305David Wright3B1$ 20,000,0006-0195R-R33
    255833Joey Votto1B1$ 20,000,0006-3200L-R32
    2523-2Matt CainP1$ 20,000,0006-3180R-R31
    2524-1Jon LesterP1$ 20,000,0006-3200L-L32
    25338Jered WeaverP3$ 20,000,0006-7205R-R33
    2524-1Troy TulowitzkiSS1$ 20,000,0006-3205R-R31
    253712Buster PoseyC2$ 20,000,0006-1205R-R29
    257853Rick PorcelloP3$ 20,000,0006-5195R-R27
    3629-7Adam WainwrightP1$ 19,500,0006-6190R-R34
    377033Ryan BraunLF1$ 19,000,0006-2205R-R32
    3831-7Hunter PenceRF3$ 18,500,0006-4210R-R33
    39445Adrian Beltre3B5$ 18,000,0005-11170R-R37
    395819Victor MartinezDH4$ 18,000,0006-2170B-R37
    3934-5Andre EthierCF-RF4$ 18,000,0006-3200L-L34
    3911273Homer Bailey *P2$ 18,000,0006-4185R-R30
    39412Jordan ZimmermannP5$ 18,000,0006-2200R-R30
    4410864Yoenis Cespedes *LF2$ 17,500,0005-10200R-R30
    4543-2Matt HollidayLF2$ 17,000,0006-4235R-R36
    4539-6Brian McCannC6$ 17,000,0006-3190L-R32
    4542-3Carlos GonzalezLF1$ 17,000,0006-1170L-L30
    458843Chris Davis1B1$ 17,000,0006-3210L-R30
    4536-9Pablo Sandoval3B4$ 17,000,0005-11180B-R29
    5044-6David OrtizDH5$ 16,000,0006-4237L-L40
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    50784734John Lackey *P2$ 16,000,0006-6205R-R37
    5044-6Curtis GrandersonCF-LF3$ 16,000,0006-1180L-R35
    506717Adam JonesCF2$ 16,000,0006-2185R-R30
    5040-10Anibal SanchezP6$ 16,000,0006-0180R-R32
    5515297Matt Wieters *C3$ 15,800,0006-4225B-R30
    55156101Colby Rasmus *CF1$ 15,800,0006-1175L-L29
    5511257Brett Anderson *P5$ 15,800,0006-4215L-L28
    5852-6Melvin UptonCF3$ 15,450,0006-2170R-R31
    59201142Mike Trout *CF4$ 15,250,0006-1200R-R24
    6053-7Carlos BeltranRF7$ 15,000,0006-1190B-R39
    60178118Russell Martin *C2$ 15,000,0005-11200R-R33
    6038-22Max ScherzerP2$ 15,000,0006-3190R-R31
    6050-10Elvis AndrusSS6$ 15,000,0006-0186R-R27
    6011252Johnny Cueto *P4$ 15,000,0005-10185R-R30
    6014282Jason Heyward *RF3$ 15,000,0006-4220L-L26
    6649-17John DanksP1$ 14,250,0006-2190L-L31
    6757-10Nelson CruzRF3$ 14,000,0006-3170R-R35
    6751-16Yadier MolinaC3$ 14,000,0005-11187R-R33
    6758-9Jose BautistaRF3$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R35
    678821Miguel MonteroC4$ 14,000,0005-11180L-R33
    6744-23Ian Kinsler2B7$ 14,000,0006-0175R-R34
    6758-9Ryan Zimmerman3B3$ 14,000,0006-2210R-R31
    67714Melky CabreraLF2$ 14,000,0005-11170B-L31
    7465-9Ervin SantanaP2$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R33
    759621Francisco LirianoP1$ 13,000,0006-2185L-L32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7513459Jake Peavy *P5$ 13,000,0006-1180R-R35
    758611Brandon Phillips2B3$ 13,000,0005-11185R-R35
    759520Ubaldo JimenezP4$ 13,000,0006-2160R-R32
    758510Dustin Pedroia2B6$ 13,000,0005-9180R-R32
    7569-6Matt HarrisonP2$ 13,000,0006-3190L-L30
    75783Brett GardnerCF8$ 13,000,0005-10180L-L32
    7571-4Chase Headley3B9$ 13,000,0006-2195B-R32
    75827Clay BuchholzP7$ 13,000,0006-3190L-R31
    7511136Andrew McCutchen *CF2$ 13,000,0005-11175R-R29
    8578-7Jorge De La RosaP2$ 12,500,0006-1190L-L35
    859914J.J. HardySS5$ 12,500,0006-2205R-R33
    8553-32Jhonny PeraltaSS4$ 12,500,0006-1185R-R34
    8583-2Matt GarzaP2$ 12,500,0006-3205R-R32
    85872Jay BruceRF4$ 12,500,0006-3195L-L29
    90977Evan Longoria3B1$ 12,100,0006-2180R-R30
    9188-3R.A. DickeyP4$ 12,000,0006-3205R-R41
    9188-3Ricky NolascoP3$ 12,000,0006-2220R-R33
    9188-3Aaron Hill2B3$ 12,000,0005-11195R-R34
    911009Gio GonzalezP4$ 12,000,0005-11185R-L30
    9164-27Alex GordonLF1$ 12,000,0006-1220L-R32
    9112635Mike Leake *P5$ 12,000,0005-11160R-R28
    9114150Freddie Freeman *1B1$ 12,000,0006-5220L-R26
    98255157Josh Donaldson *3B5$ 11,650,0005-11182R-R30
    9913132Jaime Garcia *P6$ 11,500,0006-2200L-L29
    1001011Coco Crisp *CF1$ 11,000,0006-0185B-R36
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    10071-29Scott KazmirP6$ 11,000,0006-1170L-L32
    10078-22Brandon McCarthyP7$ 11,000,0006-7180R-R32
    10071-29Jonathan PapelbonP5$ 11,000,0006-4220R-R35
    1001011Martin Prado *3B1$ 11,000,0006-1170R-R32
    100279179Marco Estrada *P6$ 11,000,0006-0180R-R32
    10011212David Robertson *P3$ 11,000,0005-11180R-R31
    10013232Craig Kimbrel *P8$ 11,000,0005-11205R-R28

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

    14. Jose Reyes 14. Jose Reyes 24. Mark Buehrle 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 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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