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Top 100 Player Salaries

+ 2017 Players
League Minimum $ 535,000
League Average $ 4,304,794
  • A listing of the top 100 salaries for the 2017 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 (*)
  • 2017 Top 100 Player Salaries
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    110Clayton KershawP1$ 33,000,0006-3220L-L29
    220Zack GreinkeP1$ 31,000,0006-2190R-R33
    341Miguel Cabrera3B1$ 28,000,0006-2218R-R34
    341Justin VerlanderP2$ 28,000,0006-5200R-R34
    561Albert PujolsDH-1B1$ 26,000,0006-3230R-R37
    561Felix HernandezP1$ 26,000,0006-3170R-R31
    76-1C.C. SabathiaP1$ 25,000,0006-7250L-L36
    8102Robinson Cano2B2$ 24,000,0006-0172L-R34
    9123Joe MauerC1$ 23,000,0006-4220L-R34
    10133Cole HamelsP1$ 22,500,0006-3170L-L33
    104232Yoenis CespedesLF1$ 22,500,0005-10200R-R31
    12153Justin UptonLF3$ 22,125,0006-2205R-R29
    13163Hanley RamirezSS1$ 22,000,0006-3200R-R33
    1311299Jose Reyes *Highest DebutSS2$ 22,000,0006-0160B-R34
    132411Joey Votto1B1$ 22,000,0006-3200L-R33
    13163Masahiro TanakaP2$ 22,000,0006-2205R-R28
    17203Adrian Gonzalez1B2$ 21,500,0006-2190L-L35
    17181Matt KempCF1$ 21,500,0006-4210R-R32
    175841Jason HeywardRF1$ 21,500,0006-4220L-L27
    20244Buster PoseyC1$ 21,400,0006-1205R-R30
    2119-2Jacoby EllsburyCF3$ 21,142,8576-1185L-L33
    2220-2Jayson WerthRF1$ 21,000,0006-5210R-R38
    2220-2James ShieldsP1$ 21,000,0006-3190R-R35
    225836Johnny CuetoP2$ 21,000,0005-10185R-R31
    258863Freddie Freeman1B2$ 20,500,0006-5220L-R27
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    2624-2Shin-Soo ChooCF2$ 20,000,0005-11178L-L34
    2624-2David Wright3B3$ 20,000,0006-0195R-R34
    265832Russell MartinC1$ 20,000,0005-11200R-R34
    2624-2Matt CainP3$ 20,000,0006-3180R-R32
    2624-2Jon LesterP2$ 20,000,0006-3200L-L33
    2624-2Troy TulowitzkiSS2$ 20,000,0006-3205R-R32
    264317Carlos GonzalezLF1$ 20,000,0006-1170L-L31
    2624-2Rick PorcelloP2$ 20,000,0006-5195R-R28
    34340Adam WainwrightP1$ 19,500,0006-6190R-R35
    355722Mike TroutCF2$ 19,250,0006-1200R-R25
    3635-1Ryan BraunLF1$ 19,000,0006-2205R-R33
    36371Homer BaileyP2$ 19,000,0006-4185R-R31
    3836-2Hunter PenceRF4$ 18,500,0006-4210R-R34
    3910-29Prince Fielder1B3$ 18,000,0005-11280L-R33
    3937-2Victor MartinezDH4$ 18,000,0006-2170B-R38
    396526Jose BautistaRF3$ 18,000,0006-0180R-R36
    3913091Jeff Samardzija *P5$ 18,000,0006-5215R-R32
    3937-2Jordan ZimmermannP5$ 18,000,0006-2200R-R31
    4410864Neil Walker *2B4$ 17,200,0006-3205B-R31
    44171127Jeremy Hellickson *P1$ 17,200,0006-1185R-R30
    4643-3Brian McCannC1$ 17,000,0006-3190L-R33
    4643-3Chris Davis1B1$ 17,000,0006-3210L-R31
    4643-3Pablo Sandoval3B3$ 17,000,0005-11180B-R30
    469549Josh Donaldson3B4$ 17,000,0005-11182R-R31
    5048-2John LackeyP3$ 16,000,0006-6205R-R38
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    5048-2Adam JonesCF2$ 16,000,0006-2185R-R31
    5011262Ben Zobrist *2B4$ 16,000,0006-3200B-R36
    5048-2Anibal SanchezP6$ 16,000,0006-0180R-R33
    508838Alex GordonLF1$ 16,000,0006-1220L-R33
    5510651Jake Arrieta *P5$ 15,637,5006-4225R-R31
    5648-8Curtis GrandersonCF-LF5$ 15,000,0006-1180L-R36
    5611155Stephen Strasburg *P2$ 15,000,0006-4220R-R28
    567317Dustin Pedroia2B4$ 15,000,0005-9180R-R33
    56582Max ScherzerP3$ 15,000,0006-3190R-R32
    56659Melky CabreraLF2$ 15,000,0005-11170B-L32
    56582Elvis AndrusSS4$ 15,000,0006-0186R-R28
    568832Mike LeakeP2$ 15,000,0005-11160R-R29
    569741Aroldis ChapmanP4$ 15,000,0006-4185L-L29
    6414884Dexter Fowler *CF3$ 14,500,0006-5189B-R31
    6413066Giancarlo Stanton *RF1$ 14,500,0006-5210R-R27
    6665-1Nelson CruzRF3$ 14,000,0006-3170R-R36
    668216J.J. HardySS3$ 14,000,0006-2205R-R34
    6665-1Yadier MolinaC4$ 14,000,0005-11187R-R34
    66737Brandon Phillips2B3$ 14,000,0005-11185R-R36
    6665-1Miguel MonteroC6$ 14,000,0005-11180L-R34
    6665-1Ryan Zimmerman3B4$ 14,000,0006-2210R-R32
    6611246Hisashi Iwakuma *P4$ 14,000,0006-3163R-R36
    66737Andrew McCutchenCF1$ 14,000,0005-11175R-R30
    669832Marco EstradaP5$ 14,000,0006-0180R-R33
    66771705Yulieski Gurriel *3B2$ 14,000,0006-0190R-R33
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    76234158Bryce Harper *LF5$ 13,625,0006-3205L-R24
    7773-4Ubaldo JimenezP4$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R33
    7716184Ian Kennedy *P2$ 13,500,0005-11185R-R32
    7772-5Ervin SantanaP2$ 13,500,0006-2160R-R34
    7773-4Clay BuchholzP2$ 13,500,0006-3190L-R32
    8112746Phil Hughes *P3$ 13,200,0006-5220R-R31
    8243-39Matt HollidayLF5$ 13,000,0006-4235R-R37
    8211230Edwin Encarnacion *1B-DH1$ 13,000,0006-1175R-R34
    8273-9Francisco LirianoP6$ 13,000,0006-2185L-L33
    8211230J.A. Happ *P7$ 13,000,0006-5205L-L34
    8273-9Chase Headley3B6$ 13,000,0006-2195B-R33
    82820Jay BruceRF6$ 13,000,0006-3195L-L30
    82875Evan Longoria3B1$ 13,000,0006-2180R-R31
    82183101Josh Reddick *RF3$ 13,000,0006-2180L-R30
    829816Craig KimbrelP5$ 13,000,0005-11205R-R29
    9116776Bartolo Colon *P4$ 12,500,0006-0230R-R42
    9214452Eric Hosmer *1B3$ 12,250,0006-4215L-L27
    9388-5Ricky NolascoP3$ 12,000,0006-2220R-R34
    93202109Rich Hill *P3$ 12,000,0006-4180L-L37
    9373-20Brett GardnerCF7$ 12,000,0005-10180L-L33
    93233140Justin Turner *3B-SS4$ 12,000,0005-11180R-R32
    9316168Todd Frazier *3B3$ 12,000,0006-3215R-R31
    9388-5Gio GonzalezP6$ 12,000,0005-11185R-L31
    9314855Daniel Murphy *2B7$ 12,000,0006-1215L-R32
    93963Jaime GarciaP5$ 12,000,0006-2200L-L30
    RankPrior RkChangePlayerPosTeamTeam RankSalaryHtWtB-TBornBirthplaceAge
    93985David RobertsonP4$ 12,000,0005-11180R-R32
    9314451Carlos Santana *C-DH2$ 12,000,0005-11170B-R31
    9312835Chris Sale *P6$ 12,000,0006-6172L-L28

    Players who fell off the top 100 since prior year (2016)

    3. David Price 6. Ryan Howard 13. Mark Teixeira 23. Carl Crawford 24. Alex Rodriguez 24. Jered Weaver 37. Adrian Beltre 37. Andre Ethier 48. David Ortiz 53. Brett Anderson 53. Colby Rasmus 53. Matt Wieters 56. Melvin Upton 56. Melvin Upton 58. Carlos Beltran 58. Carlos Beltran 64. John Danks 65. Ian Kinsler 73. Jake Peavy 82. Jorge De La Rosa 82. Matt Garza 82. Jhonny Peralta 88. R.A. Dickey 88. Aaron Hill 88. Aaron Hill 98. Coco Crisp 98. Coco Crisp 98. Scott Kazmir 98. Brandon McCarthy 98. Jonathan Papelbon 98. Martin Prado


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