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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2016 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2016 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Los Angeles DodgersNLWest253,639,1629171.562136230,352,402Clayton Kershaw (1)
2New York YankeesALEast227,854,3498478.5194815213,472,857C.C. Sabathia (7)
3Boston Red SoxALEast199,864,1789369.574135168,691,914David Price (3)
4Detroit TigersALCentral199,525,5008675.5342611172,792,250Justin Verlander (5)
5San Francisco GiantsNLWest171,464,9438775.537249166,495,942Buster Posey (32)
6Chicago CubsNLCentral167,444,16710358.640111117,164,522Jon Lester (29)
7Los Angeles AngelsALWest166,831,1907488.45741221146,449,583Albert Pujols (6)
8Texas RangersALWest161,246,7209567.586113144,816,873Prince Fielder (10)
9St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral149,186,0008676.5312613120,301,957Adam Wainwright (34)
10Baltimore OriolesALEast147,943,7138973.549257118,862,632Chris Davis (46)
11Washington NationalsNLEast146,686,3859567.586122174,510,977Jayson Werth (21)
12Seattle MarinersALWest144,996,8588676.5312712123,225,842Felix Hernandez (9)
13Toronto Blue JaysALEast140,582,0278973.549348116,415,800Troy Tulowitzki (31)
14Kansas City RoyalsALCentral137,606,1258181.50031016112,914,525Alex Gordon (93)
15New York MetsNLEast130,612,1158775.5372510100,133,953David Wright (26)
16Chicago White SoxALCentral115,998,6677884.48141119110,712,866James Shields (2)
17Colorado RockiesNLWest113,242,5717587.463392098,261,171Carlos Gonzalez (45)
18Minnesota TwinsALCentral104,591,20059103.36451530108,262,000Joe Mauer (12)
19Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast103,346,6687191.43841123133,048,000Ryan Howard (8)
20San Diego PadresNLWest100,547,0006894.42051429126,619,628Matt Kemp (18)
21Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral99,960,4997883.484381885,885,832Francisco Liriano (74)
22Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest98,657,4366993.4264122565,770,333Zack Greinke (2)
23Cleveland IndiansALCentral98,006,8999467.58412487,746,766Coco Crisp (10)
24Houston AstrosALWest96,643,0008478.519391469,064,200Colby Rasmus (54)
25Cincinnati RedsNLCentral93,171,4526894.42051528117,732,284Joey Votto (27)
26Oakland AthleticsALWest85,823,3906993.4265132480,786,666Coco Crisp (99)
27Atlanta BravesNLEast84,821,5416893.4225132689,622,648Matt Kemp (1)
28Miami MarlinsNLEast70,464,5007982.491371784,637,500Martin Prado (103)
29Tampa Bay RaysALEast64,120,3236894.4205142774,849,584Evan Longoria (88)
30Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral62,964,3197389.4514102298,683,035Ryan Braun (35)
30 record(s)
Glossary:
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