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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2018 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2018 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1Boston Red SoxALEast235,649,36810854.667111174,287,098David Price (4)
2San Francisco GiantsNLWest208,509,9017389.45141221176,531,278Buster Posey (27)
3Los Angeles DodgersNLWest186,138,2119271.564137187,989,811Clayton Kershaw (2)
4Chicago CubsNLCentral183,463,4599568.583226170,088,502Yu Darvish (11)
5Washington NationalsNLEast181,586,7598280.5062816162,742,157Bryce Harper (24)
6Los Angeles AngelsALWest174,592,2098082.4944817143,965,833Mike Trout (1)
7New York YankeesALEast168,541,03810062.617233170,389,199Giancarlo Stanton (11)
8Toronto Blue JaysALEast162,664,5027389.45141022162,353,367Russell Martin (34)
9Seattle MarinersALWest162,480,1748973.5493712155,207,720Felix Hernandez (10)
10St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral161,005,1468874.5433613146,630,000Yadier Molina (34)
11Houston AstrosALWest159,529,73010359.636122127,443,900Justin Verlander (8)
12New York MetsNLEast155,765,1257785.47541120176,284,679Yoenis Cespedes (7)
13Texas RangersALWest144,498,0786795.41451123178,431,396Shin-Soo Choo (34)
14Baltimore OriolesALEast143,600,04547115.29051530161,684,185Chris Davis (49)
15Colorado RockiesNLWest141,339,8339172.558249101,513,571Ian Desmond (21)
16Cleveland IndiansALCentral137,346,1739171.562158115,991,166Josh Donaldson (17)
17Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest132,495,4468280.506391590,730,499Zack Greinke (3)
18Minnesota TwinsALCentral131,374,9967884.4812919100,787,500Joe Mauer (17)
19Kansas City RoyalsALCentral129,967,98758104.35851429132,091,916Alex Gordon (34)
20Detroit TigersALCentral129,917,1926498.39531226180,250,600Miguel Cabrera (4)
21Atlanta BravesNLEast120,542,7859072.5561511137,339,527Freddie Freeman (29)
22Cincinnati RedsNLCentral101,185,5796795.4145132482,375,785Joey Votto (11)
23Miami MarlinsNLEast98,826,6446398.39151527115,348,302Martin Prado (77)
24Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast96,848,3718082.4943101887,418,378Jake Arrieta (4)
25San Diego PadresNLWest96,131,7986696.4075142534,574,400Eric Hosmer (34)
26Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral90,237,1129667.58911561,020,089Ryan Braun (41)
27Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral87,860,6548279.509471494,637,833Francisco Cervelli (113)
28Tampa Bay RaysALEast78,231,0499072.556361069,982,520Kevin Kiermaier (226)
29Chicago White SoxALCentral72,177,64062100.38341328109,591,167James Shields (29)
30Oakland AthleticsALWest68,534,6319765.59924470,601,667Khris Davis (113)
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