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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2015 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2015 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Los Angeles DodgersNLWest230,352,4029270.568146235,295,219Clayton Kershaw (1)
2New York YankeesALEast213,472,8578775.537249203,812,506Mark Teixeira (11)
3Washington NationalsNLEast174,510,9778379.5122713134,704,437Jayson Werth (19)
4Detroit TigersALCentral172,792,2507487.46051422162,228,527Justin Verlander (2)
5Boston Red SoxALEast168,691,9147884.48151119162,817,411Hanley Ramirez (27)
6San Francisco GiantsNLWest166,495,9428478.5192612154,185,878Matt Cain (23)
7Los Angeles AngelsALWest146,449,5838577.5253611155,692,000Albert Pujols (7)
8Texas RangersALWest144,816,8738874.543138136,036,172Josh Hamilton (4)
9Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast133,048,0006399.38951530180,052,723Ryan Howard (4)
10San Diego PadresNLWest126,619,6287488.457492390,094,196Matt Kemp (21)
11Seattle MarinersALWest123,225,8427686.4694122092,081,943Felix Hernandez (6)
12St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral120,301,95710062.617111111,020,360Adam Wainwright (29)
13Baltimore OriolesALEast118,862,6328181.5003916107,406,623Adam Jones (67)
14Cincinnati RedsNLCentral117,732,2846498.39551429112,390,772Joey Votto (58)
15Chicago CubsNLCentral117,164,5229765.59933389,007,857Jon Lester (24)
16Toronto Blue JaysALEast116,415,8009369.574125132,628,700Jose Reyes (14)
17Kansas City RoyalsALCentral112,914,5259567.58611492,034,345Alex Gordon (64)
18Chicago White SoxALCentral110,712,8667686.4694132191,159,254John Danks (49)
19Minnesota TwinsALCentral108,262,0008379.512271485,776,500Joe Mauer (12)
20New York MetsNLEast100,133,9539072.55615789,051,758David Wright (30)
21Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral98,683,0356894.42041125103,844,806Aramis Ramirez (58)
22Colorado RockiesNLWest98,261,1716894.4205122695,832,071Troy Tulowitzki (24)
23Atlanta BravesNLEast89,622,6486795.41441328110,897,341Trevor Cahill (84)
24Cleveland IndiansALCentral87,746,7668180.503381582,534,800Nick Swisher (53)
25Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral85,885,8329864.60522278,111,667Francisco Liriano (96)
26Miami MarlinsNLEast84,637,5007191.4383102447,565,400Martin Prado (102)
27Oakland AthleticsALWest80,786,6666894.4205152783,401,400Scott Kazmir (71)
28Tampa Bay RaysALEast74,849,5848082.4944101777,062,891Evan Longoria (97)
29Houston AstrosALWest69,064,2008676.531251044,544,174Scott Feldman (113)
30Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest65,770,3337983.4883818112,688,666Aaron Hill (88)
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