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Home >> Extra Bases >> Payrolls >> 1998 | Top 100

Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 1998 Players
League Minimum $ 170,000
League Average $ 1,276,192
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 1998 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 (*)
  • 1998 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    13029Gary SheffieldRF-OF1$ 14,936,6675-11205R-R29
    1$ 14,936,667
    21-1Albert BelleLF-RF1$ 10,000,0006-2210R-R31
    31714Greg MadduxP1$ 9,600,0006-0185R-R32
    484Mark McGwire1B1$ 8,928,3546-5250R-R34
    53-2Barry BondsLF1$ 8,916,6676-2210L-L33
    64-2Roger ClemensP1$ 8,550,0006-4230R-R35
    74740Andres Galarraga1B2$ 8,400,0006-3235R-R37
    83426Sammy SosaRF1$ 8,325,0006-0220R-R29
    94031Bernie WilliamsCF1$ 8,300,0006-2205B-R29
    106-4Ken GriffeyCF1$ 8,153,6676-3205L-L28
    11110Mike PiazzaC2$ 8,000,0006-3215R-R29
    2$ 8,000,000
    1$ 8,000,000
    125-7Jeff Bagwell1B1$ 7,945,0006-0195R-R30
    137-6Juan GonzalezRF-LF1$ 7,800,0006-3220R-R28
    1411-3John SmoltzP3$ 7,750,0006-3220R-R31
    159580Pedro MartinezP1$ 7,575,0005-11170R-R26
    165337Kenny LoftonCF1$ 7,550,0006-0180L-L31
    178-9Frank Thomas1B-DH2$ 7,000,0006-5270R-R30
    174225Tom GlavineP4$ 7,000,0006-0185L-L32
    1915-4Mike MussinaP1$ 6,755,4926-2183B-R29
    2015-5Ivan RodriguezC2$ 6,700,0005-9205R-R26
    2119-2David ConeP2$ 6,666,6676-1190L-R35
    22242Mo Vaughn1B2$ 6,650,0006-1268L-R30
    233916Rafael Palmeiro1B2$ 6,515,8286-0190L-L33
    24273David JusticeRF-LF2$ 6,500,0006-3200L-L32
    254823Andy BenesP1$ 6,450,0006-6245R-R30
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2614-12Cal RipkenSS-3B3$ 6,400,0006-4220R-R37
    2723-4Roberto Alomar2B4$ 6,343,7716-0185B-R30
    28280Craig Biggio2B-C2$ 6,145,0005-11180R-R32
    29312Robin Ventura3B3$ 6,100,0006-1198L-R30
    3025-5Larry WalkerRF1$ 6,050,0006-3237L-R31
    3125-6Randy JohnsonP2$ 6,000,0006-10230R-L34
    3$ 6,000,000
    3129-2Chuck Knoblauch2B3$ 6,000,0005-9170R-R29
    31343Gregg JefferiesLF-2B1$ 6,000,0005-10185B-R30
    1$ 6,000,000
    3433-1Bobby Bonilla3B-RF3$ 5,900,0006-3240B-R35
    3$ 5,900,000
    355520Dean Palmer3B1$ 5,825,0006-1210R-R29
    3632-4Will Clark1B3$ 5,812,5956-1200L-L34
    376427John WettelandP4$ 5,800,0006-2215R-R31
    3834-4Paul O'NeillRF4$ 5,500,0006-4215L-L35
    38144106Raul Mondesi *Highest DebutRF-CF4$ 5,500,0005-11215R-R27
    3834-4Fred McGriff1B1$ 5,500,0006-3215L-L34
    386830Ron GantLF-CF2$ 5,500,0006-0196R-R33
    42217175Darryl Kile *P2$ 5,492,9816-5212R-R29
    437734Brady AndersonCF-LF5$ 5,441,8436-1202L-L34
    4422-22Travis Fryman3B-SS3$ 5,400,0006-1195R-R29
    45166121Jimmy Key *P6$ 5,390,8256-1190R-L37
    46526Jay BuhnerRF3$ 5,367,7026-3215R-R33
    479043John ValentinSS-3B3$ 5,350,0006-0185R-R31
    4838-10Barry LarkinSS1$ 5,300,0006-0185R-R34
    4941-8Dante BichetteRF-LF3$ 5,291,6676-3238R-R34
    507929Greg VaughnLF1$ 5,275,0006-0202R-R32
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    518635Bernard GilkeyLF2$ 5,050,0006-0200R-R31
    2$ 5,050,000
    51178127Mark Clark *P2$ 5,050,0006-5235R-R30
    53177124Vinny Castilla *3B4$ 5,025,0006-1205R-R30
    546814Moises AlouLF-RF4$ 5,020,0006-3195R-R31
    5510348Jeff Fassero *P4$ 5,016,6676-1195L-L35
    5610044Tim SalmonRF2$ 5,000,0006-3221R-R29
    5643-13Kenny RogersP1$ 5,000,0006-1205L-L33
    567923Chuck FinleyP3$ 5,000,0006-6226L-L35
    5643-13Jay BellSS-2B3$ 5,000,0006-0182R-R32
    567923Juan GuzmanP2$ 5,000,0005-11195R-R31
    7$ 5,000,000
    5648-8Marquis GrissomCF1$ 5,000,0005-11188R-R31
    5648-8Ken HillP4$ 5,000,0006-2215R-R32
    5643-13Jaime NavarroP4$ 5,000,0006-4230R-R30
    64673Kevin BrownP2$ 4,935,0006-4200R-R33
    657510Todd HundleyC3$ 4,925,0005-11199B-R29
    667610Todd StottlemyreP3$ 4,900,0006-3200L-R33
    5$ 4,900,000
    667913Ellis BurksCF-RF2$ 4,900,0006-2205R-R33
    5$ 4,900,000
    6612458Lance Johnson *CF3$ 4,900,0005-11165L-L34
    698-61Matt Williams3B4$ 4,800,0006-2210R-R32
    6915384Jim Thome *DH4$ 4,800,0006-4220L-R27
    6955-14Kevin AppierP2$ 4,800,0006-2200R-R30
    7258-14Carlos Baerga2B4$ 4,749,9995-11215B-R29
    7310027Curt SchillingP2$ 4,700,0006-4231R-R31
    7472-2Ray LankfordLF4$ 4,666,6675-11200L-L31
    758914David WellsP5$ 4,666,6666-4235L-L35
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    7663-13Mel RojasP5$ 4,583,3335-11212R-R31
    7711639Eric Young *2B5$ 4,500,0005-8175R-R31
    779619Denny NeagleP5$ 4,500,0006-3225L-L29
    7768-9Eric Karros1B6$ 4,500,0006-4226R-R30
    7759-18Wilson AlvarezP2$ 4,500,0006-1245L-L28
    81843Randy MyersP3$ 4,416,6676-1210L-L35
    3$ 4,416,667
    82875Chili DavisOF6$ 4,333,3336-3210B-R38
    8373-10Tino Martinez1B7$ 4,300,0006-2210L-R30
    8411329Derek Bell *RF-CF5$ 4,250,0006-2215R-R29
    8410016Paul Molitor3B-2B1$ 4,250,0006-0195R-R41
    8666-20Mark Grace1B4$ 4,225,0006-2200L-L34
    8712841Mark Wohlers *P6$ 4,125,0006-4207R-R28
    8710518Andy Ashby *P4$ 4,125,0006-5202R-R30
    8912233Robb Nen *P3$ 4,090,0006-5215R-R28
    9064-26Tony GwynnRF5$ 4,050,0005-11220L-L38
    9190-1Kevin TapaniP5$ 4,000,0006-1190R-R34
    9115867Benito Santiago *C4$ 4,000,0006-1195R-R33
    91987John BurkettP6$ 4,000,0006-3215R-R33
    9160-31Roberto HernandezP3$ 4,000,0006-4235R-R33
    9178-13Jeff BlauserSS6$ 4,000,0006-1190R-R32
    9115867Jeff King *3B-1B3$ 4,000,0006-1188R-R33
    9714447Mike Lansing *2B6$ 3,950,0006-0195R-R30
    9848-50Steve AveryP4$ 3,900,0006-4205L-L28
    9918687Javy Lopez *C7$ 3,850,0006-3200R-R27
    9985-14Brian McRaeCF6$ 3,850,0006-0195B-R30

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (1997)

    2. Cecil Fielder 11. Alex Fernandez 18. Ruben Sierra 18. Ruben Sierra 20. Joe Carter 20. John Olerud 43. Ben McDonald 53. Darren Daulton 53. Darren Daulton 55. Jack McDowell 61. Bill Swift 62. Danny Jackson 62. Danny Jackson 68. Ozzie Guillen 74. Jose Canseco 79. Mark Langston 87. Wally Joyner 90. John Smiley 90. John Smiley 90. Todd Worrell 94. Reggie Sanders 97. Chris Hoiles 99. Erik Hanson


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