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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2005 Players
League Minimum $ 300,000
League Average $ 2,189,055
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2005 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 (*)
  • 2005 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    121Alex Rodriguez3B1$ 26,000,0006-3195R-R29
    21-1Manny RamirezDH1$ 22,000,0006-0205R-R33
    253Barry BondsLF1$ 22,000,0006-2210L-L40
    440Derek JeterSS2$ 19,600,0006-3195R-R31
    594Mike MussinaP3$ 19,000,0006-2183B-R36
    6130124Roger Clemens *Highest DebutP1$ 18,000,0006-4230R-R42
    693Jeff Bagwell1B2$ 18,000,0006-0195R-R37
    891Sammy SosaRF1$ 17,000,0006-0220R-R36
    98-1Mike PiazzaC1$ 16,071,4296-3215R-R36
    10144Chipper Jones3B1$ 16,061,8026-4210B-R33
    119-2Randy JohnsonP4$ 16,000,0006-10230R-L41
    12131Kevin BrownP5$ 15,714,2866-4200R-R40
    13152Mike HamptonP2$ 15,125,0005-10180R-L32
    14162Chan Ho ParkP1$ 15,000,0006-2204R-R32
    1$ 15,000,000
    152813Curt SchillingP2$ 14,500,0006-4231R-R38
    16248Jason GiambiDH6$ 13,428,5716-3235L-R34
    172710Jim ThomeDH1$ 13,166,6676-4220L-R34
    184022Bobby AbreuLF2$ 13,100,0006-0197L-R31
    1918-1Gary SheffieldRF-OF7$ 13,000,0005-11205R-R36
    19201Andruw JonesLF3$ 13,000,0006-1210R-R28
    2119-2Larry WalkerRF1$ 12,666,6676-3237L-R38
    22319Todd Helton1B1$ 12,600,0006-2206L-L31
    234724Preston WilsonCF2$ 12,500,0006-2193R-R30
    1$ 12,500,000
    233310Vladimir GuerreroLF1$ 12,500,0006-3205R-R30
    2320-3Ken GriffeyCF1$ 12,500,0006-3205L-L35
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    239471Ichiro SuzukiRF1$ 12,500,0005-11170L-R31
    2726-1Bernie WilliamsCF8$ 12,357,1436-2205B-R36
    285931Scott Rolen3B2$ 11,625,0006-4226R-R30
    294718Carlos BeltranRF2$ 11,571,4296-1190B-R28
    30130100Adrian Beltre *3B2$ 11,400,0005-11170R-R26
    314716Javier VazquezP1$ 11,000,0006-2195R-R28
    3113099Miguel Tejada *2B-3B2$ 11,000,0005-9188R-R31
    31332Mike Sweeney1B-C1$ 11,000,0006-2215R-R31
    314716Jorge PosadaDH9$ 11,000,0006-2205B-R33
    318150Albert PujolsDH-1B3$ 11,000,0006-3230R-R25
    366-30Pedro MartinezP3$ 10,875,0005-11170R-R33
    37381Tom GlavineP4$ 10,765,6086-0185L-L39
    386022Jason KendallC1$ 10,571,4296-0195R-R31
    3937-2Mariano RiveraP10$ 10,500,0006-2170R-R35
    3910869Roy Halladay *P1$ 10,500,0006-6225R-R28
    399455Lance BerkmanDH3$ 10,500,0006-1205B-L29
    42464Jim EdmondsCF4$ 10,333,3336-1212L-L35
    436320Luis GonzalezLF2$ 10,083,3336-2190L-R37
    4433-11Bartolo ColonP2$ 10,000,0006-0230R-R30
    456116Phil Nevin3B-1B2$ 9,625,0006-2231R-R34
    2$ 9,625,000
    4610357Garret Anderson *LF-CF3$ 9,600,0006-3220L-L33
    476417Kerry WoodP1$ 9,500,0006-5230R-R28
    48151103J.D. Drew *RF1$ 9,400,0006-1195L-R29
    4910253Jeff Weaver *P2$ 9,350,0006-5200R-R28
    506414Billy WagnerP3$ 9,000,0005-11180L-L33
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5029-21John SmoltzP4$ 9,000,0006-3220R-R38
    5039-11Brad RadkeP1$ 9,000,0006-2180R-R32
    50165115Carl Pavano *P11$ 9,000,0006-5230R-R29
    506414Bret Boone2B3$ 9,000,0005-10180R-R36
    2$ 9,000,000
    5043-7Troy Glaus3B3$ 9,000,0006-5229R-R28
    5010858Ryan Klesko *LF-1B3$ 9,000,0006-3220L-L34
    5010858Greg Maddux *P2$ 9,000,0006-0185R-R39
    5810850Aramis Ramirez *3B3$ 8,950,0006-1219R-R27
    5954-5Bobby HigginsonLF-RF1$ 8,850,0005-11195L-R34
    60644Paul Konerko1B-DH1$ 8,750,0006-3211R-R29
    61196135Sidney Ponson *P3$ 8,500,0006-1225R-R28
    6112362Andy Pettitte *P4$ 8,500,0006-5225L-L33
    6112968Eric Chavez *3B2$ 8,500,0006-0204L-R27
    61610Jose ContrerasP2$ 8,500,0006-4230R-R33
    6555-10Brian GilesLF-CF4$ 8,333,3335-10200L-L34
    6632-34Nomar GarciaparraSS4$ 8,250,0006-0175R-R31
    6664-2Johnny DamonLF3$ 8,250,0006-2190L-L31
    66726Darin ErstadCF-1B4$ 8,250,0006-2212L-L31
    69701Jason SchmidtP2$ 8,187,5006-5213R-R32
    70722Dmitri YoungLF-1B2$ 8,000,0006-2235B-R31
    709121Jason VaritekC4$ 8,000,0006-2220R-R33
    7010838Frank Thomas *1B-DH3$ 8,000,0006-5270R-R37
    708111Ivan RodriguezC3$ 8,000,0005-9205R-R33
    70788Edgar RenteriaSS5$ 8,000,0006-1180R-R29
    708111Jamie MoyerP4$ 8,000,0006-0170L-L42
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    709424Carlos Lee1B1$ 8,000,0006-2220R-R29
    709424Torii HunterRF3$ 8,000,0006-2205R-R29
    7013060Eric Gagne *P3$ 8,000,0006-2195R-R29
    7010838Livan Hernandez *P2$ 8,000,0006-2225R-R30
    709222Freddy GarciaP4$ 8,000,0006-4235R-R28
    708111Hideki MatsuiLF-DH12$ 8,000,0006-2210L-R31
    827-75Shawn GreenRF4$ 7,833,3336-4200L-L32
    839310Sean Casey1B2$ 7,800,0006-4226L-R30
    8478-6Matt LawtonRF-LF13$ 7,750,0005-10186L-R33
    5$ 7,750,000
    1$ 7,750,000
    8510520Derrek Lee *1B6$ 7,666,6676-5225R-R29
    8612741Alfonso Soriano *LF3$ 7,500,0006-1160R-R29
    8614054Trot Nixon *RF6$ 7,500,0006-2200L-L31
    8617387Keith Foulke *P7$ 7,500,0006-0200R-R32
    8610822Javy Lopez *C4$ 7,500,0006-3200R-R34
    8676-10Mike LieberthalC4$ 7,500,0006-0190R-R33
    86948Edgardo Alfonzo3B-2B3$ 7,500,0005-11187R-R31
    86948Mike Lowell3B1$ 7,500,0006-4205R-R31
    9310310Russ Ortiz *P5$ 7,375,0006-1210R-R31
    9442-52Jeff Kent2B4$ 7,350,0006-1205R-R37
    9514853Mike Cameron *CF-RF5$ 7,333,3336-2190R-R32
    9556-39Geoff JenkinsLF2$ 7,333,3336-1204L-R30
    97 Joe MaysP4$ 7,250,0006-1185B-R29
    9714952Pat Burrell *LF5$ 7,250,0006-4225R-R28
    9745-52Moises AlouLF-RF4$ 7,250,0006-3195R-R38
    10016-84Magglio OrdonezRF4$ 7,200,0006-0200R-R31
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    10080-20Ray Durham2B5$ 7,200,0005-8180B-R33

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2004)

    3. Carlos Delgado 20. Richard Hidalgo 20. Richard Hidalgo 20. Matt Morris 25. Darren Dreifort 29. Jermaine Dye 33. Kevin Millwood 41. Al Leiter 43. Tim Salmon 47. Charles Johnson 47. Eric Milton 47. Hideo Nomo 57. Richie Sexson 58. Aaron Sele 64. Woody Williams 71. Troy Percival 72. Jason Isringhausen 75. John Olerud 75. John Olerud 76. Tino Martinez 81. Paul Byrd 81. Steve Finley 81. Steve Finley 81. Matt Mantei 81. David Segui 81. Jose Vidro 90. Jeff Cirillo 94. Cliff Floyd


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