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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1996 Players
League Minimum $ 109,000
League Average $ 957,870
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1996 season based on opening day salaries compiled in early April.
  • Players who fell out of the top 100 are listed below the Top 100 grid below.
  • Newcomers to the Top 100 have an asterisk (*)
  • 1996 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Cecil Fielder1B1$ 9,237,5006-3240R-R32
    1$ 9,237,500
    220Barry BondsLF1$ 8,416,6676-2210L-L31
    341Ken GriffeyCF1$ 7,650,0006-3205L-L26
    42420Juan GonzalezRF-LF1$ 7,425,0006-3220R-R26
    561Frank Thomas1B-DH1$ 7,150,0006-5270R-R28
    671Mark McGwire1B1$ 7,050,0006-5250R-R32
    7103Greg MadduxP1$ 6,675,0006-0185R-R30
    891Cal RipkenSS-3B1$ 6,650,0006-4220R-R35
    9156Matt Williams3B2$ 6,600,0006-2210R-R30
    105-5Joe CarterLF-RF1$ 6,525,0006-3215R-R36
    11176John Olerud1B2$ 6,500,0006-5220L-L27
    12120Ruben SierraRF2$ 6,200,0006-1200B-R30
    2$ 6,200,000
    123018David JusticeRF-LF2$ 6,200,0006-3200L-L30
    12120Lenny DykstraCF-OF1$ 6,200,0005-10185L-L33
    15216Gary SheffieldRF-OF1$ 6,135,0005-11205R-R27
    164933Randy JohnsonP2$ 6,025,0006-10230R-L32
    173114Robin Ventura3B2$ 6,000,0006-1198L-R28
    173821John SmoltzP3$ 6,000,0006-3220R-R29
    193920Greg VaughnLF1$ 5,875,0006-0202R-R30
    1$ 5,875,000
    2014-6Barry LarkinSS1$ 5,700,0006-0185R-R32
    205535Albert BelleLF-RF1$ 5,700,0006-2210R-R29
    2220-2Will Clark1B2$ 5,657,3656-1200L-L32
    237653Jay BuhnerRF3$ 5,641,6676-3215R-R31
    2419-5Roger ClemensP1$ 5,500,0006-4230R-R33
    2411389Gregg Jefferies *Highest DebutLF-2B2$ 5,500,0005-10185B-R28
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    263711Rafael Palmeiro1B2$ 5,406,6036-0190L-L31
    27129102Mo Vaughn *1B2$ 5,400,0006-1268L-R28
    284517Tom GlavineP4$ 5,350,0006-0185L-L30
    2912596Paul O'Neill *RF3$ 5,300,0006-4215L-L33
    2926-3Danny TartabullRF3$ 5,300,0006-1205R-R33
    3126-5Darren DaultonC3$ 5,250,0006-2190L-R34
    327543Travis Fryman3B-SS3$ 5,175,0006-1195R-R27
    3326-7Bobby Bonilla3B-RF3$ 5,100,0006-3240B-R33
    346430Kevin AppierP1$ 5,051,2506-2200R-R28
    356934Fred McGriff1B5$ 5,050,0006-3215L-L32
    3533-2Doug DrabekP1$ 5,050,0006-1185R-R33
    378548Kenny RogersP4$ 5,000,0006-1205L-L31
    3733-4Mark LangstonP1$ 5,000,0006-2185R-L35
    3935-4John SmileyP2$ 4,975,0006-4210L-L31
    4010565Robby Thompson *2B3$ 4,958,3335-11170R-R34
    418-33Jeff Bagwell1B2$ 4,875,0006-0195R-R28
    4236-6Marquis GrissomCF6$ 4,850,0005-11188R-R29
    4324-19Jack McDowellP2$ 4,800,0006-5190R-R30
    446824Sammy SosaRF1$ 4,750,0006-0220R-R27
    449147Carlos Baerga2B1$ 4,750,0005-11215B-R27
    3$ 4,750,000
    4616-30Jose CansecoRF-LF3$ 4,725,0006-4240R-R31
    476215Jay BellSS-2B1$ 4,700,0006-0182R-R30
    4812072Chuck Knoblauch *2B1$ 4,670,0005-9170R-R27
    493-46David ConeP5$ 4,666,6676-1190L-R33
    508030Bill SwiftP1$ 4,608,3336-0180R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5111160Alex Fernandez *P4$ 4,500,0006-1215R-R26
    52597Greg SwindellP4$ 4,450,0006-3230R-L31
    3$ 4,450,000
    527927Andres Galarraga1B2$ 4,450,0006-3235R-R35
    5432-22Larry WalkerRF3$ 4,375,0006-3237L-R29
    5510146Mark Portugal *P3$ 4,333,3346-0208R-R33
    5651-5Tony GwynnRF2$ 4,300,0005-11220L-L36
    5723-34Roberto Alomar2B4$ 4,279,3796-0185B-R28
    587012Chris BosioP4$ 4,250,0006-3225R-R33
    597819Steve AveryP7$ 4,200,0006-4205L-L26
    597314Terry SteinbachC2$ 4,200,0006-1212R-R34
    61621Mark Grace1B2$ 4,175,0006-2200L-L32
    6215492Danny Jackson *P1$ 4,100,0006-0195R-L34
    6310542Ellis Burks *CF-RF4$ 4,033,3336-2205R-R31
    6415591Todd Stottlemyre *P2$ 4,000,0006-3200L-R31
    6413167Ivan Rodriguez *C3$ 4,000,0005-9205R-R24
    6412157Mike Mussina *P5$ 4,000,0006-2183B-R27
    649026Ron GantLF-CF3$ 4,000,0006-0196R-R31
    649531Ozzie GuillenSS5$ 4,000,0005-11150L-R32
    6410238John Wetteland *P6$ 4,000,0006-2215R-R29
    6450-14Todd WorrellP1$ 4,000,0006-5222R-R36
    7153-18Dennis MartinezP5$ 3,816,7666-1180R-R41
    72819Chili DavisOF2$ 3,800,0006-3210B-R36
    7311340Pete Harnisch *P2$ 3,725,0006-0228R-R29
    749218Mike GreenwellLF4$ 3,700,0006-0189L-R32
    7510530Brady Anderson *CF-LF6$ 3,613,3336-1202L-L32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    76203127Jaime Navarro *P3$ 3,600,0006-4230R-R28
    779922Dante BichetteRF-LF5$ 3,591,6666-3238R-R32
    7816385Reggie Sanders *RF-LF4$ 3,575,0006-1185R-R28
    7816486Kenny Lofton *CF6$ 3,575,0006-0180L-L29
    8010424John Burkett *P4$ 3,550,0006-3215R-R31
    2$ 3,550,000
    819413Edgar MartinezDH-3B5$ 3,500,0005-11200R-R33
    8167-14Rick AguileraP2$ 3,500,0006-5203R-R34
    819817Jeff BlauserSS8$ 3,500,0006-1190R-R30
    8111332Ozzie Smith *SS4$ 3,500,0005-11150B-R41
    8516984Charles Nagy *P7$ 3,487,5006-3200L-R29
    8613448Brian McRae *CF4$ 3,400,0006-0195B-R28
    879912Andy BenesP5$ 3,375,0006-6245R-R28
    8872-16Kevin BrownP3$ 3,350,0006-4200R-R31
    8812537Chris Hoiles *C7$ 3,350,0006-0215R-R31
    9014050Sid Fernandez *P4$ 3,333,3336-1230L-L33
    91257166Pete Schourek *P5$ 3,300,0006-5220L-L27
    9112332Kevin Gross *P5$ 3,300,0006-5215R-R35
    9352-41Ken Caminiti3B3$ 3,275,0006-0200B-R33
    9481-13Rickey HendersonLF-OF4$ 3,250,0005-10190R-L37
    9515055David Wells *P8$ 3,200,0006-4235L-L33
    9613943Eric Karros *1B2$ 3,150,0006-4226R-R28
    9754-43Ken HillP6$ 3,100,0006-2215R-R30
    9839-59Chuck FinleyP3$ 3,060,0006-6226L-L33
    9912223Omar Vizquel *2B-3B8$ 3,050,0005-9175B-R29
    9910910Tom Gordon *P5$ 3,050,0005-9190R-R28
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    9911314Moises Alou *LF-RF1$ 3,050,0006-3195R-R29

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1995)

    11. Kirby Puckett 17. Jose Rijo 22. Bret Saberhagen 22. Bret Saberhagen 26. Darryl Strawberry 39. Bryan Harvey 42. Jimmy Key 43. Mike Henneman 43. Mike Henneman 44. Wally Joyner 45. Duane Ward 47. Craig Biggio 48. Wade Boggs 55. Steve Finley 55. Ben McDonald 55. Paul Molitor 59. Tom Candiotti 61. Don Mattingly 65. Greg Gagne 65. Tony Phillips 71. Randy Myers 74. Jeff Montgomery 77. Devon White 83. Lou Whitaker 84. Shawon Dunston 86. Roberto Kelly 86. Roberto Kelly 87. Tim Raines 87. Todd Zeile 87. Todd Zeile 89. Deion Sanders 89. Deion Sanders 92. Kevin Tapani 92. Kevin Tapani 95. Spike Owen 97. Melido Perez


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