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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2003 Players
League Minimum $ 300,000
League Average $ 2,163,527
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2003 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 (*)
  • 2003 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 22,000,0006-3195R-R27
    220Carlos Delgado1B1$ 18,700,0006-3225L-R31
    341Manny RamirezDH1$ 17,185,1776-0205R-R31
    41410Mo Vaughn1B1$ 17,166,6676-1268L-R35
    550Sammy SosaRF1$ 16,875,0006-0220R-R34
    63-3Kevin BrownP1$ 15,714,2866-4200R-R38
    792Shawn GreenRF2$ 15,666,6676-4200L-L30
    87-1Derek JeterSS1$ 15,600,0006-3195R-R29
    92011Mike PiazzaC2$ 15,571,4296-3215R-R34
    108-2Pedro MartinezP2$ 15,500,0005-11170R-R31
    1110-1Randy JohnsonP1$ 15,000,0006-10230R-L39
    115-6Barry BondsLF1$ 15,000,0006-2210L-L38
    1311-2Greg MadduxP1$ 14,750,0006-0185R-R37
    14151Chipper Jones3B2$ 13,333,3336-4210B-R31
    15161Juan GonzalezRF-LF2$ 13,025,0006-3220R-R33
    16160Raul MondesiRF-CF2$ 13,000,0005-11215R-R32
    2$ 13,000,000
    16160Jeff Bagwell1B1$ 13,000,0006-0195R-R35
    188264Chan Ho ParkP3$ 12,884,8036-2204R-R30
    1912-7Larry WalkerRF1$ 12,666,6676-3237L-R36
    20 Darren DreifortP3$ 12,400,0006-2211R-R31
    2113-8Bernie WilliamsCF3$ 12,357,1436-2205B-R34
    227149Jeromy BurnitzRF4$ 12,166,6676-0205L-R34
    3$ 12,166,667
    23296Mike HamptonP3$ 12,003,5435-10180R-L30
    2416-8Mike MussinaP4$ 12,000,0006-2183B-R34
    2423-1Andruw JonesLF4$ 12,000,0006-1210R-R26
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2611791Bobby Higginson *Highest DebutLF-RF1$ 11,850,0005-11195L-R32
    277144Jermaine DyeRF1$ 11,666,6676-5220R-R29
    28302Andy PettitteP5$ 11,500,0006-5225L-L31
    284921Vladimir GuerreroLF1$ 11,500,0006-3205R-R28
    28302Kevin AppierP1$ 11,500,0006-2200R-R35
    1$ 11,500,000
    3121-10Jason GiambiDH6$ 11,428,5716-3235L-R32
    3226-6Gary SheffieldRF-OF5$ 11,416,6675-11205R-R34
    334916Jim ThomeDH1$ 11,166,6676-4220L-R32
    34569535Mark Sweeney *RF-1B2$ 11,000,0006-1195L-L33
    34428Tom GlavineP4$ 11,000,0006-0185L-L37
    366125John SmoltzP6$ 10,666,6676-3220R-R36
    3713598Todd Helton *1B3$ 10,600,0006-2206L-L29
    3833-5Mariano RiveraP7$ 10,500,0006-2170R-R33
    38178140Matt Morris *P1$ 10,500,0006-5210R-R28
    3835-3Nomar GarciaparraSS3$ 10,500,0006-0175R-R29
    41443Ken GriffeyCF1$ 10,174,1106-3205L-L33
    4230-12Matt Williams3B3$ 10,000,0006-2210R-R37
    4223-19Curt SchillingP4$ 10,000,0006-4231R-R36
    4427-17Tim SalmonRF2$ 9,900,0006-3221R-R34
    44194150Kevin Millwood *P2$ 9,900,0006-4220R-R28
    4637-9Craig Biggio2B-C2$ 9,750,0005-11180R-R37
    479043Trevor HoffmanP1$ 9,600,0006-0205R-R35
    479043Brian JordanRF-LF5$ 9,600,0006-1206R-R36
    4910960Moises Alou *LF-RF2$ 9,500,0006-3195R-R36
    5028-22Ivan RodriguezC1$ 9,318,2985-9205R-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5141-10Carl EverettCF-RF4$ 9,150,0006-0190B-R32
    1$ 9,150,000
    529947Bobby AbreuLF3$ 9,100,0006-0197L-R29
    5340-13Rafael Palmeiro1B5$ 9,000,0006-0190L-L38
    539340Magglio OrdonezRF2$ 9,000,0006-0200R-R29
    537623Denny NeagleP4$ 9,000,0006-3225L-L34
    5335-18Barry LarkinSS2$ 9,000,0006-0185R-R39
    5737-20Brad RadkeP1$ 8,750,0006-2180R-R30
    589234Jason KendallC1$ 8,571,4296-0195R-R29
    5948-11Brian GilesLF-CF2$ 8,563,0035-10200L-L32
    2$ 8,563,003
    6049-11Dean Palmer3B2$ 8,500,0006-1210R-R34
    6012464Richard Hidalgo *RF-CF3$ 8,500,0006-3190R-R27
    6049-11Andy AshbyP6$ 8,500,0006-5202R-R35
    638320Eric Karros1B3$ 8,375,0006-4226R-R35
    64651Jim EdmondsCF2$ 8,333,3336-1212L-L33
    6514782Bartolo Colon *P3$ 8,250,0006-0230R-R28
    6663-3Jeff HammondsRF-CF1$ 8,200,0006-0195R-R32
    2$ 8,200,000
    67714Aaron SeleP3$ 8,166,6676-5215R-R33
    6813466Kazuhiro Sasaki *P1$ 8,070,0006-4208R-R35
    6949-20Billy WagnerP4$ 8,000,0005-11180L-L31
    69767Rick ReedP2$ 8,000,0006-1195R-R37
    69767Jorge PosadaDH8$ 8,000,0006-2205B-R31
    6934-35Al LeiterP5$ 8,000,0006-3220L-L37
    6949-20Bret Boone2B2$ 8,000,0005-10180R-R34
    7412955Troy Percival *P4$ 7,833,3336-3238R-R33
    7515378Hideo Nomo *P7$ 7,750,0006-2230R-R34
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    76815John Olerud1B3$ 7,700,0006-5220L-L34
    7759-18Roberto Alomar2B4$ 7,689,6846-0185B-R35
    6$ 7,689,684
    7843-35Scott Rolen3B3$ 7,625,0006-4226R-R28
    7912243Tino Martinez *1B4$ 7,500,0006-2210L-R35
    7968-11Johnny DamonLF4$ 7,500,0006-2190L-L29
    8115271Mike Cameron *CF-RF4$ 7,416,6676-2190R-R30
    82245163Jason Isringhausen *P5$ 7,250,0006-3210R-R30
    8210119Darin Erstad *CF-1B5$ 7,250,0006-2212L-L29
    8265-17Mike LieberthalC4$ 7,250,0006-0190R-R31
    85894Ellis BurksCF-RF1$ 7,166,6676-2205R-R38
    8616175Matt Mantei *P5$ 7,083,3336-1190R-R29
    8722-65Roger ClemensP9$ 7,061,1816-4230R-R40
    8813547Charles Johnson *C5$ 7,000,0006-2220R-R31
    8810921Javy Lopez *C7$ 7,000,0006-3200R-R32
    8817890Pedro Astacio *P7$ 7,000,0006-2208R-R33
    9110918Jeff Kent *2B5$ 6,949,8406-1205R-R35
    9212129Armando Benitez *P8$ 6,937,5006-4229R-R30
    5$ 6,937,500
    10$ 6,937,500
    93196103Freddy Garcia *P6$ 6,875,0006-4235R-R26
    9411622J.T. Snow *1B3$ 6,850,0006-2205L-L35
    94973Jeff Cirillo3B7$ 6,850,0006-1195R-R33
    9686-10David Segui1B1$ 6,762,8956-1202B-L36
    9712427Dmitri Young *LF-1B3$ 6,750,0006-2235B-R29
    9712932Matt Lawton *RF-LF2$ 6,750,0005-10186L-R31
    9912324Kevin Young *1B3$ 6,625,0006-3222R-R34
    100206106Preston Wilson *CF6$ 6,500,0006-2193R-R28
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    10015353Fernando Tatis *3B2$ 6,500,0005-10175R-R28
    1001099Edgar Renteria *SS6$ 6,500,0006-1180R-R27
    1001011Rey Ordonez *SS1$ 6,500,0005-9159R-R30
    10093-7Jamie MoyerP8$ 6,500,0006-0170L-L40
    10093-7Todd HundleyC8$ 6,500,0005-11199B-R34
    10093-7Cliff FloydLF-OF9$ 6,500,0006-4240L-R30

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2002)

    25. Frank Thomas 37. Greg Vaughn 45. Robin Ventura 46. Robb Nen 47. Ray Lankford 49. Wilson Alvarez 49. Jay Bell 49. Todd Stottlemyre 49. Mike Sweeney 60. Chuck Finley 60. Chuck Finley 61. Shane Reynolds 63. Kenny Rogers 67. Woody Williams 68. Jose Lima 68. Fred McGriff 71. Darryl Kile 75. Edgar Martinez 76. David Justice 76. Darren Oliver 84. Todd Zeile 85. Rusty Greer 87. Jose Offerman 87. Jose Offerman 88. Ugueth Urbina 98. Andy Benes 100. Ray Durham 100. Ray Durham


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