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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2002 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2002 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast125,928,58310358.640111112,287,143Derek Jeter (7)
2Boston Red SoxALEast108,366,0609369.574269109,675,833Manny Ramirez (4)
3Texas RangersALWest105,726,1227290.4444102388,633,500Alex Rodriguez (1)
4Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest102,819,9999864.60512585,247,999Randy Johnson (10)
5Los Angeles DodgersNLWest94,850,9539270.5683511109,105,953Kevin Brown (3)
6New York MetsNLEast94,633,5937586.4665111993,674,428Mo Vaughn (14)
7Atlanta BravesNLEast93,470,36710159.63111391,936,166Greg Maddux (11)
8Seattle MarinersALWest80,282,6689369.574351074,720,834Bret Boone (49)
9Cleveland IndiansALCentral78,909,4497488.457392092,660,001Jim Thome (49)
10San Francisco GiantsNLWest78,299,8359566.59024763,280,167Barry Bonds (5)
11Toronto Blue JaysALEast76,864,3337884.481381776,895,999Carlos Delgado (2)
12Chicago CubsNLCentral75,690,8336795.4145142464,515,833Sammy Sosa (5)
13St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral74,660,8759765.59913678,333,333Jim Edmonds (65)
14Houston AstrosNLCentral63,448,4178478.519261260,387,667Jeff Bagwell (16)
15Anaheim AngelsALWest61,721,6679963.61123447,735,168Tim Salmon (27)
16Baltimore OriolesALEast60,493,4876795.4144112574,279,540David Segui (86)
17Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast57,957,9998081.497381541,663,833Scott Rolen (43)
18Chicago White SoxALCentral57,052,8338181.500271465,628,667Frank Thomas (25)
19Colorado RockiesNLWest56,851,0437389.4514122171,541,334Larry Walker (12)
20Detroit TigersALCentral55,048,00055106.3425142949,356,167Dean Palmer (49)
21Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral50,287,83356106.3466162845,099,333Jeff Hammonds (63)
22Kansas City RoyalsALCentral47,257,00062100.3834122735,422,500Mike Sweeney (49)
23Cincinnati RedsNLCentral45,050,3907884.4813101848,784,000Barry Larkin (35)
24Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral42,323,5997289.4474132257,760,833Brian Giles (48)
25Florida MarlinsNLEast41,979,9177983.488491635,562,500Cliff Floyd (93)
26San Diego PadresNLWest41,425,0006696.4075152638,882,833Ray Lankford (47)
27Minnesota TwinsALCentral40,225,0009467.58414824,130,000Brad Radke (37)
28Oakland AthleticsALWest40,004,16710359.63612233,810,750Jermaine Dye (71)
29Montreal ExposNLEast38,670,5008379.512271334,849,500Vladimir Guerrero (49)
30Tampa Bay Devil RaysALEast34,380,00055106.3425133056,980,000Greg Vaughn (37)
30 record(s)
Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season