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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2017 Players
League Minimum $ 535,000
League Average $ 3,582,271
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2017 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 (*)
  • 2017 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Clayton KershawP1$ 33,000,0006-3220L-L29
    220Zack GreinkeP1$ 31,000,0006-2190R-R33
    330David PriceP1$ 30,000,0006-6215L-L31
    440Miguel Cabrera3B1$ 28,000,0006-2218R-R34
    440Justin VerlanderP1$ 28,000,0006-5200R-R34
    2$ 28,000,000
    660Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 26,000,0006-3230R-R37
    660Felix HernandezP1$ 26,000,0006-3170R-R31
    86-2C.C. SabathiaP1$ 25,000,0006-7250L-L36
    9101Robinson Cano2B2$ 24,000,0006-0172L-R34
    10122Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R34
    11132Cole HamelsP1$ 22,500,0006-3170L-L33
    114231Yoenis CespedesLF1$ 22,500,0005-10200R-R31
    13152Justin UptonLF2$ 22,125,0006-2205R-R29
    3$ 22,125,000
    14162Hanley RamirezSS2$ 22,000,0006-3200R-R33
    1411298Jose Reyes *Highest DebutSS2$ 22,000,0006-0160B-R34
    142410Joey Votto1B1$ 22,000,0006-3200L-R33
    14162Masahiro TanakaP2$ 22,000,0006-2205R-R28
    18202Adrian Gonzalez1B2$ 21,500,0006-2190L-L35
    18180Matt KempCF1$ 21,500,0006-4210R-R32
    185840Jason HeywardRF1$ 21,500,0006-4220L-L27
    21243Buster PoseyC1$ 21,400,0006-1205R-R30
    2219-3Jacoby EllsburyCF3$ 21,142,8576-1185L-L33
    2320-3Jayson WerthRF1$ 21,000,0006-5210R-R38
    2320-3James ShieldsP1$ 21,000,0006-3190R-R35
    235835Johnny CuetoP2$ 21,000,0005-10185R-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    268862Freddie Freeman1B2$ 20,500,0006-5220L-R27
    2724-3Shin-Soo ChooCF2$ 20,000,0005-11178L-L34
    2724-3David Wright3B3$ 20,000,0006-0195R-R34
    275831Russell MartinC1$ 20,000,0005-11200R-R34
    2724-3Matt CainP3$ 20,000,0006-3180R-R32
    2724-3Jon LesterP2$ 20,000,0006-3200L-L33
    2724-3Troy TulowitzkiSS2$ 20,000,0006-3205R-R32
    274316Carlos GonzalezLF1$ 20,000,0006-1170L-L31
    2724-3Rick PorcelloP3$ 20,000,0006-5195R-R28
    3534-1Adam WainwrightP1$ 19,500,0006-6190R-R35
    365721Mike TroutCF3$ 19,250,0006-1200R-R25
    3735-2Ryan BraunLF1$ 19,000,0006-2205R-R33
    37370Homer BaileyP2$ 19,000,0006-4185R-R31
    3936-3Hunter PenceRF4$ 18,500,0006-4210R-R34
    4010-30Prince Fielder1B3$ 18,000,0005-11280L-R33
    4037-3Adrian Beltre3B4$ 18,000,0005-11170R-R38
    4037-3Victor MartinezDH4$ 18,000,0006-2170B-R38
    406525Jose BautistaRF3$ 18,000,0006-0180R-R36
    4013090Jeff Samardzija *P5$ 18,000,0006-5215R-R32
    4037-3Jordan ZimmermannP5$ 18,000,0006-2200R-R31
    4637-9Andre EthierCF-RF3$ 17,500,0006-3200L-L35
    4710861Neil Walker *2B4$ 17,200,0006-3205B-R31
    2$ 17,200,000
    47171124Jeremy Hellickson *P1$ 17,200,0006-1185R-R30
    1$ 17,200,000
    4943-6Brian McCannC2$ 17,000,0006-3190L-R33
    4943-6Chris Davis1B2$ 17,000,0006-3210L-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    4943-6Pablo Sandoval3B4$ 17,000,0005-11180B-R30
    6$ 17,000,000
    499546Josh Donaldson3B4$ 17,000,0005-11182R-R31
    5348-5John LackeyP3$ 16,000,0006-6205R-R38
    539845Scott KazmirP4$ 16,000,0006-1170L-L33
    5348-5Adam JonesCF3$ 16,000,0006-2185R-R31
    5311259Ben Zobrist *2B4$ 16,000,0006-3200B-R36
    5348-5Anibal SanchezP6$ 16,000,0006-0180R-R33
    538835Alex GordonLF1$ 16,000,0006-1220L-R33
    5910647Jake Arrieta *P5$ 15,637,5006-4225R-R31
    6048-12Curtis GrandersonCF-LF5$ 15,000,0006-1180L-R36
    5$ 15,000,000
    6011151Stephen Strasburg *P2$ 15,000,0006-4220R-R28
    607313Dustin Pedroia2B5$ 15,000,0005-9180R-R33
    6058-2Max ScherzerP3$ 15,000,0006-3190R-R32
    60655Melky CabreraLF2$ 15,000,0005-11170B-L32
    2$ 15,000,000
    6058-2Elvis AndrusSS5$ 15,000,0006-0186R-R28
    608828Mike LeakeP2$ 15,000,0005-11160R-R29
    3$ 15,000,000
    609737Aroldis ChapmanP4$ 15,000,0006-4185L-L29
    6814880Dexter Fowler *CF3$ 14,500,0006-5189B-R31
    6813062Giancarlo Stanton *RF1$ 14,500,0006-5210R-R27
    7065-5Nelson CruzRF4$ 14,000,0006-3170R-R36
    708212J.J. HardySS4$ 14,000,0006-2205R-R34
    7065-5Yadier MolinaC4$ 14,000,0005-11187R-R34
    70733Brandon Phillips2B3$ 14,000,0005-11185R-R36
    4$ 14,000,000
    7065-5Miguel MonteroC5$ 14,000,0005-11180L-R34
    6$ 14,000,000
    7065-5Ryan Zimmerman3B4$ 14,000,0006-2210R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7011242Hisashi Iwakuma *P5$ 14,000,0006-3163R-R36
    70733Andrew McCutchenCF1$ 14,000,0005-11175R-R30
    709828Marco EstradaP6$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R33
    70771701Yulieski Gurriel *3B3$ 14,000,0006-0190R-R33
    80234154Bryce Harper *LF5$ 13,625,0006-3205L-R24
    8173-8Ubaldo JimenezP5$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R33
    8116180Ian Kennedy *P3$ 13,500,0005-11185R-R32
    8172-9Ervin SantanaP2$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R34
    8173-8Clay BuchholzP2$ 13,500,0006-3190L-R32
    8512742Phil Hughes *P3$ 13,200,0006-5220R-R31
    8643-43Matt HollidayLF5$ 13,000,0006-4235R-R37
    8611226Edwin Encarnacion *1B-DH1$ 13,000,0006-1175R-R34
    8673-13Francisco LirianoP4$ 13,000,0006-2185L-L33
    7$ 13,000,000
    8611226J.A. Happ *P8$ 13,000,0006-5205L-L34
    8673-13Chase Headley3B6$ 13,000,0006-2195B-R33
    8682-4Jay BruceRF6$ 13,000,0006-3195L-L30
    2$ 13,000,000
    86871Evan Longoria3B1$ 13,000,0006-2180R-R31
    8618397Josh Reddick *RF5$ 13,000,0006-2180L-R30
    869812Craig KimbrelP6$ 13,000,0005-11205R-R29
    9516772Bartolo Colon *P4$ 12,500,0006-0230R-R42
    4$ 12,500,000
    9582-13Matt GarzaP3$ 12,500,0006-3205R-R33
    9714447Eric Hosmer *1B4$ 12,250,0006-4215L-L27
    9888-10Ricky NolascoP5$ 12,000,0006-2220R-R34
    98202104Rich Hill *P6$ 12,000,0006-4180L-L37
    9873-25Brett GardnerCF7$ 12,000,0005-10180L-L33
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    98233135Justin Turner *3B-SS7$ 12,000,0005-11180R-R32
    9816163Todd Frazier *3B3$ 12,000,0006-3215R-R31
    8$ 12,000,000
    9888-10Gio GonzalezP6$ 12,000,0005-11185R-L31
    9814850Daniel Murphy *2B7$ 12,000,0006-1215L-R32
    9896-2Jaime GarciaP9$ 12,000,0006-2200L-L30
    5$ 12,000,000
    5$ 12,000,000
    98980David RobertsonP10$ 12,000,0005-11180R-R32
    4$ 12,000,000
    9814446Carlos Santana *C-DH3$ 12,000,0005-11170B-R31
    9812830Chris Sale *P7$ 12,000,0006-6172L-L28

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2016)

    6. Ryan Howard 13. Mark Teixeira 23. Carl Crawford 24. Alex Rodriguez 24. Jered Weaver 48. David Ortiz 53. Brett Anderson 53. Colby Rasmus 53. Matt Wieters 56. Melvin Upton 56. Melvin Upton 58. Carlos Beltran 58. Carlos Beltran 64. John Danks 65. Ian Kinsler 73. Jake Peavy 82. Jorge De La Rosa 82. Jhonny Peralta 88. R.A. Dickey 88. Aaron Hill 88. Aaron Hill 98. Coco Crisp 98. Coco Crisp 98. Brandon McCarthy 98. Jonathan Papelbon 98. Martin Prado


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