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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2017 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2017 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Los Angeles DodgersNLWest187,989,81110458.642111253,639,162Clayton Kershaw (1)
2Detroit TigersALCentral180,250,6006498.39551529199,525,500Miguel Cabrera (4)
3Texas RangersALWest178,431,3967884.4814916161,246,720Cole Hamels (12)
4San Francisco GiantsNLWest176,531,2786498.39551530171,464,943Buster Posey (22)
5New York MetsNLEast176,284,6797092.43241225130,612,115Yoenis Cespedes (13)
6Boston Red SoxALEast174,287,0989369.574136199,864,178David Price (3)
7New York YankeesALEast170,389,1999171.562248227,854,349C.C. Sabathia (9)
8Chicago CubsNLCentral170,088,5029270.568147167,444,167Jason Heyward (21)
9Washington NationalsNLEast162,742,1579765.599124146,686,385Jayson Werth (24)
10Toronto Blue JaysALEast162,353,3677686.46941119140,582,027Russell Martin (29)
11Baltimore OriolesALEast161,684,1857587.46351320147,943,713Jeremy Hellickson (4)
12Seattle MarinersALWest155,207,7207884.48131017144,996,858Felix Hernandez (8)
13St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral146,630,0008379.5123712149,186,000Adam Wainwright (35)
14Los Angeles AngelsALWest143,965,8338082.4942615166,831,190Albert Pujols (7)
15Atlanta BravesNLEast137,339,5277290.4443102384,821,541Matt Kemp (20)
16Kansas City RoyalsALCentral132,091,9168082.4943813137,606,125Alex Gordon (57)
17Houston AstrosALWest127,443,90010161.62312396,643,000Justin Verlander (1)
18Cleveland IndiansALCentral115,991,16610260.63011298,006,899Jay Bruce (12)
19Miami MarlinsNLEast115,348,3027785.475281870,464,500Giancarlo Stanton (69)
20Chicago White SoxALCentral109,591,1676795.41441427115,998,667James Shields (25)
21Colorado RockiesNLWest101,513,5718775.537359113,242,571Carlos Gonzalez (33)
22Minnesota TwinsALCentral100,787,5008577.5252511104,591,200Joe Mauer (11)
23Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral94,637,8337587.463492299,960,499Andrew McCutchen (78)
24Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest90,730,4999369.57423598,657,436Zack Greinke (2)
25Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast87,418,3786696.40751428103,346,668Jeremy Hellickson (47)
26Cincinnati RedsNLCentral82,375,7856894.4205132693,171,452Joey Votto (17)
27Oakland AthleticsALWest70,601,6677587.4635122185,823,390Ryan Madson (165)
28Tampa Bay RaysALEast69,982,5208082.494371464,120,323Evan Longoria (94)
29Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral61,020,0898676.531261062,964,319Ryan Braun (37)
30San Diego PadresNLWest34,574,4007191.43841124100,547,000Travis Wood (47)
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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