Highest Paid Players

Contract information is unofficial and collected from published reports.  Dollar figures not adjusted for deferred money.

Total Value
The most lucrative contracts in baseball history, by total value:
1. Giancarlo Stanton, $325,000,000 (2015-27)
2. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)
3. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)
4. Miguel Cabrera, $248,000,000 (2016-23)
5. Albert Pujols, $240,000,000 (2012-21)
… Robinson Cano, $240,000,000 (2014-23)
7. Joey Votto, $225,000,000 (2014-23)
8. David Price, $217,000,000 (2016-22)
9. Clayton Kershaw, $215,000,000 (2014-20)
10. Prince Fielder, $214,000,000 (2012-20)
11. Max Scherzer, $210,000,000 (2015-21)
12. Zack Greinke, $206,500,000 (2016-21)
13. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)
14. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)
. . . Jason Heyward, $184,000,000 (2016-23)
16. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)
. . . Justin Verlander, $180,000,000 (2013-19)
18. Felix Hernandez, $175,000,000 (2013-19)
. . . Stephen Strasburg, $175,000,000 (2017-23)
20. Buster Posey, $167,000,000 (2013-21)
21. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)
. . . Chris Davis, $161,000,000 (2016-22)
23. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)
25. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)
26. Masahiro Tanaka, $155,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Jon Lester, $155,000,000 (2015-20)
28. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18)
29. Jacoby Ellsbury, $153,000,000 (2014-20)
30. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)
31. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)
32. Mike Trout, $144,500,000 (2015-20)
33. Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18)
34. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)
35. Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)
36. David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)
37. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)
38. Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)
39. Freddie Freeman, $135,000,000 (2014-21)
40. Justin Upton, $132,750,000 (2016-21)
41. Shin-Soo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $130,000,000 (2016-21)
43. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)
44. Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)
. . . Jayson Werth, $126,000,000 (2011-17)
47. Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)
49. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)
50. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)
51. Jason Giambi, $120,000,000 (2002-08)
. . . Matt Holliday, $120,000,000 (2010-16)
. . . Cliff Lee, $120,000,000 (2011-15)
. . . Elvis Andrus, $120,000,000 (2015-22)
55. Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)
56. Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)
57. Jordan Zimmermann, $110,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Dustin Pedroia, $110,000,000 (2014-21)
. . . Yoenis Cespedes, $110,000,000 (2017-20)
60. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17)
61. Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)
. . . Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)
63. Albert Pujols, $100,000,000 (2004-10)
. . . Carlos Lee, $100,000,000 (2007-12)
. . . Ryan Zimmerman, $100,000,000 (2014-19)
. . . Evan Longoria, $100,000,000 (2017-22)
. . . Kyle Seager, $100,000,000 (2015-21)
68. Adam Wainwright, $97,500,000 (2014-18)
69. Pablo Sandoval, $95,000,000 (2015-19)
70. Carlos Zambrano, $91,500,000 (2008-12)
71. Mike Piazza, $91,000,000 (1999-2005)
72. Chipper Jones, $90,000,000 (2001-06)
. . . Barry Bonds, $90,000,000 (2002-06)
. . . Scott Rolen, $90,000,000 (2003-10)
. . . Torii Hunter, $90,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Ichiro Suzuki, $90,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Hunter Pence, $90,000,000 (2014-18)
. . . Jeff Samardzija, $90,000,000 (2016-20)

Average annual value
The highest-paid players in baseball history, by average annual value:
1. Zack Greinke, $34,416,666 (2016-21)
2. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
… David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
4. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
5. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
6. Roger Clemens, $28,000,022 (2007)
7. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
9. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
10. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
11. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
12. Ryan Howard, $25,000,000 (2012-16)
… Josh Hamilton, $25,000,000 (2013-17)
… Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Giancarlo Stanton, $25,000,000 (2015-27)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $25,000,000 (2016-18)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
18. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
19. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
20. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
21. Cliff Lee, $24,000,000 (2011-15)
. . . Albert Pujols, $24,000,000 (2012-21)
. . . Cole Hamels, $24,000,000 (2013-18)
. . . Robinson Cano, $24,000,000 (2014-23)
25. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
26. CC Sabathia, $23,000,000 (2009-15)
. . . Joe Mauer, $23,000,000 (2011-18)
. . . Jason Heyward, $23,000,000 (2016-23)
. . . Chris Davis, $23,000,000 (2016-22)
30. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
31. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
. . . Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23)
34. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
35. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
36. Roger Clemens, $22,000,022 (2006)
. . . Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18)
. . . Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
. . . Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
40. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143(2014-20)
41. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
42. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
43. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
44. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
45. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
46. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
47. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13)
48. Manny Ramirez, $20,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Roy Halladay, $20,000,000 (2011-13)
. . . Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
. . . Edwin Encarnacion, $20,000,000 (2017-19)
. . . Yadier Molina, $20,000,000
(2018-20)
53. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
54. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
55. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
56. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
57. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
58. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
59. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
60. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
61. Barry Bonds, $18,000,000 (2002-06)
. . . Sammy Sosa, $18,000,000 (2002-05)
. . . Roger Clemens, $18,000,000 (2005)
. . . Jayson Werth, $18,000,000 (2007-14)
. . . Barry Zito, $18,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Torii Hunter, $18,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Ichiro Suzuki, $18,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Vernon Wells, $18,000,000 (2008-14)
. . . Ryan Howard, $18,000,000 (2009-11)
. . . Hunter Pence, $18,000,000 (2014-18)
. . . Jeff Samardzija, $18,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Adrian Beltre, $18,000,000 (2017-18)
73. Jose Reyes, $17,666,667 (2012-17)
74. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
75. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
76. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
77. Jason Giambi, $17,142,857 (2002-08)
. . . Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
79. Carlos Delgado, $17,000,000 (2001-04)
. . . Jeff Bagwell, $17,000,000 (2002-06)
. . . Carlos Beltran, $17,000,000 (2005-11)
. . . Alfonso Soriano, $17,000,000 (2007-14)
. . . Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Andre Ethier, $17,000,000 (2013-17)
. . . Brian McCann, $17,000,000 (2014-18)
. . . Victor Martinez, $17,000,000 (2015-18)

Starting pitchers
The highest-paid starting pitchers, by average annual value:
1. Zack Greinke, $34,416,666 (2016-21)
2. David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
3. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
4. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
5. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
6. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
7. Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
9. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
10. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
11. Cole Hamels, $24,000,000 (2013-18)
… Cliff Lee, $24,000,000 (2011-15)
13. CC Sabathia, $23,000,000 (2009-15)
14. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
15. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
16. Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
17. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
18. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
19. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
20. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13) 
21. Roy Halladay, $20,000,000 (2011-13)
22. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
23. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
24. Barry Zito, $18,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Jeff Samardzija, $18,000,000 (2016-20)
26. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
27. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
28. Josh Beckett, $17,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
30. A.J. Burnett, $16,500,000 (2009-13)
. . . John Lackey, $16,500,000 (2010-14)
32. Justin Verlander, $16,000,000 (2010-14)
. . . Anibal Sanchez, $16,000,000 (2013-17)
. . . Hiroki Kuroda, $16,000,000 (2014)
. . . John Lackey, $16,000,000 (2016-17)
. . . Scott Kazmir, $16,000,000 (2016-18)
. . . Rich Hill, $16,000,000 (2017-19)
38. Jason Schmidt, $15,666,667 (2007-09)
39. Jake Arrieta, $15,637,500 (2017)
40. Felix Hernandez, $15,600,000 (2010-14)
41. C.J. Wilson, $15,500,000 (2012-16)
42. Max Scherzer, $15,250,000 (2014)
43. Mike Hampton, $15,125,000 (2001-08)
44. Derek Lowe, $15,000,000 (2009-12)
. . . Hiroki Kuroda, $15,000,000 (2013)
. . . Hisashi Iwakuma, $15,000,000 (2016-18)
47. Roy Oswalt, $14,600,000 (2007-11)
48. Mark Buehrle, $14,500,000 (2012-15)
. . . Jake Peavy, $14,500,000 (2013-14)
50. Mark Buehrle, $14,000,000 (2008-11)
. . . David Price, $14,000,000 (2014)

Relief pitchers
The highest-paid relief pitchers, by average annual value:
1. Aroldis Chapman, $17,200,000 (2017-21)
2. Kenley Jansen, $16,000,000 (2017-21)
3. Mark Melancon, $15,500,000 (2017-20)
4. Mariano Rivera, $15,000,000 (2008-10) (2011-12)
5. Rafael Soriano, $14,000,000 (2013-14)
6. Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
… Jonathan Papelbon, $12,500,000 (2012-15)
8. Francisco Rodriguez, $12,333,333 (2009-11)
9. Jonathan Papelbon, $12,000,000 (2011)
10. Joe Nathan, $11,750,000 (2008-11)
11. Rafael Soriano, $11,666,667 (2011-13)
12. Francisco Cordero, $11,500,000 (2008-11)
. . . David Robertson, $11,500,000 (2015-18)
14. Zach Britton, $11,400,000 (2017)
15. Aroldis Chapman, $11,325,000 (2016)
16. Billy Wagner, $10,750,000 (2006-09)
17. Kenley Jansen, $10,650,000 (2016)
18. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
19. Kerry Wood, $10,250,000 (2009-10)
20. Mariano Rivera, $10,000,000 (2013)
. . . Joe Nathan, $10,000,000 (2014-15)
. . . Jim Johnson, $10,000,000 (2014)
. . . Brian Wilson, $10,000,000 (2014)
. . . Wade Davis, $10,000,000 (2017)
25. B.J. Ryan, $9,400,000 (2006-10)
26. Jonathan Papelbon, $9,350,000 (2010)
27. Heath Bell, $9,000,000 (2012-14)
. . . Koji Uehara, $9,000,000 (2015-16)
. . . Huston Street, $9,000,000 (2016-17)
. . . Andrew Miller, $9,000,000 (2015-18)
31. Brian Fuentes, $8,750,000 (2009-10)
32. Drew Storen, $8,375,000 (2016)
33. Joakim Soria, $8,333,333 (2016-18)
34. Greg Holland, $8,250,000 (2015)
35. Aroldis Chapman, $8,050,000 (2015)
36. Trevor Hoffman, $8,000,000 (2010)
. . . Wade Davis, $8,000,000 (2016)
. . . Brad Ziegler, $8,000,000 (2017-18)
39. Aroldis Chapman, $7,835,772 (2014)
40. Joaquin Benoit, $7,750,000(2014-15)
. . . Darren O’Day, $7,750,000 (2016-19)
. . . Addison Reed, $7,750,000 (2017)
43. Brett Cecil, $7,625,000 (2017-20)
44. Bobby Jenks, $7,500,000 (2010)
. . . Rafael Soriano, $7,500,000 (2010)
. . . Heath Bell, $7,500,000 (2011)
. . . Brandon League, $7,500,000 (2013-15)
. . . Sergio Romo, $7,500,000 (2015-16)


Designated hitters

The highest-paid designated hitters, by average annual value:
1. Victor Martinez, $17,000,000 (2015-18)
2. David Ortiz, $16,000,000 (2015)
3. David Ortiz, $14,575,000 (2012)
4. Nelson Cruz, $14,250,000 (2015-18)
… Travis Hafner, $14,250,000 (2009-12)
6. Jim Thome, $14,166,667 (2003-08)
7. Gary Sheffield, $14,000,000 (2008-09)
… Adam Dunn, $14,000,000 (2011-14)
9. David Ortiz, $13,000,000 (2007-10)
… David Ortiz, $13,000,000 (2013-14)
11. David Ortiz, $12,500,000 (2011)
. . . Victor Martinez, $12,500,000 (2011-14)

Catchers
The highest-paid catchers, by average annual value:
1. Joe Mauer, $23,000,000 (2011-18)
2. Yadier Molina, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
3. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
4. Brian McCann, $17,000,000 (2014-18)
5. Russell Martin, $16,400,000 (2015-19)
6. Yadier Molina, $15,000,000 (2013-17)
7. Jorge Posada, $13,100,000 (2008-11)
8. Mike Piazza, $13,000,000 (1999-2005)
… Mike Napoli, $13,000,000 (2013-15)
10. Miguel Montero, $12,000,000 (2013-17)
11. Salvador Perez, $10,500,000 (2017-21)
. . . Matt Wieters, $10,500,000 (2017)
13. Francisco Cervelli, $10,333,333 (2017-19)
14. Jason Kendall, $10,000,000 (2002-07)
. . . Ivan Rodriguez, $10,000,000 (2004-07)
. . . Jason Varitek, $10,000,000 (2005-08)
17. Mike Napoli, $9,400,000 (2012)
18. Ivan Rodriguez, $8,500,000 (1999-2002)
. . . Russell Martin, $8,500,000 (2013-14)
20. Joe Mauer, $8,250,000 (2007-10)
. . . A.J. Pierzynski, $8,250,000 (2014)
22. Kenji Johjima, $8,000,000 (2009-11)
23. Buster Posey, $8,000,000 (2013)
24. Russell Martin, $7,500,000 (2012)
. . . A.J. Pierzynski, $7,500,000 (2013)
. . . Javy Lopez, $7,500,000 (2004-06)
27. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, $7,000,000 (2014-16)
28. Ramon Hernandez, $6,875,000 (2006-09)
29. Javy Lopez, $6,500,000 (2002-03)
30. A.J. Pierzynski, $6,250,000 (2009-10)
31. John Buck, $6,000,000 (2011-13)
. . . Kurt Suzuki, $6,000,000 (2015-16)
33. Miguel Montero, $5,900,000 (2012)
34. Mike Napoli, $5,800,000 (2011)
35. Benji Molina, $5,333,333 (2007-09)
36. Chris Iannetta, $5,183,333 (2013-15)
37. Jason Varitek, $5,000,000 (2009)
38. Chris Snyder, $4,750,000 (2009-11)
39. Brian McCann, $4,666,667 (2007-12)

First basemen
The highest-paid first basemen, by average annual value:
1. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
2. Ryan Howard, $25,000,000 (2012-16)
3. Albert Pujols, $24,000,000 (2012-21)
4. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
5. Chris Davis, $23,000,000 (2016-22) 
6. Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
… Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23)
8. Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18)
9. Edwin Encarnacion, $20,000,000 (2017-19)
10. Ryan Howard, $18,000,000 (2009-11)
11. Freddie Freeman, $16,875,000 (2014-21)
12. Mike Napoli, $16,000,000 (2014-15)
13. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
14. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
15. Brandon Belt, $14,560,000 (2017-21)
16. Albert Pujols, $14,285,214 (2004-10)
17. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
18. Adam Dunn, $14,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Ian Desmond, $14,000,000 (2017-21)
20. Wil Myers, $13,833,333 (2017-22)
21. Justin Morneau, $13,333,333 (2008-13)
22. Carlos Delgado, $13,000,000 (2005-08)
. . . Derrick Lee, $13,000,000 (2006-10)
24. Joey Votto, $12,666,667 (2011-13)
25. Paul Konerko, $12,500,000 (2011-13)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,500,000 (2015-16)
27. Eric Hosmer, $12,250,000 (2017)
28. Paul Konerko, $12,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Carlos Guillen, $12,000,000 (2008-11)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
31. Aubrey Huff, $11,000,000 (2011-12)
32. Kevin Youkilis, $10,281,250 (2009-12)
33. Ryan Howard, $10,000,000 (2008)
. . . Carlos Pena, $10,000,000 (2011)
35. Edwin Encarnacion, $9,666,667 (2013-15)
36. Prince Fielder, $9,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Rafael Palmeiro, $9,000,000 (1999-2003)
38. Carlos Pena, $8,041,667 (2008-10)

Second basemen

The highest-paid second basemen, by average annual value:
1. Robinson Cano, $24,000,000(2014-23)
2. Ian Kinsler, $15,000,000 (2013-17)
3. Ben Zobrist, $14,000,000 (2016-19)
4. Dustin Pedroia, $13,750,000(2014-21)
5. Chase Utley, $13,500,000 (2014-15)

6. Dan Uggla, $12,400,000 (2011-15)
7. Chase Utley, $12,142,857 (2007-13)
8. Brandon Phillips, $12,083,333 (2012-17)
9. Aaron Hill, $11,666,667 (2014-16)
10. Brian Roberts, $10,000,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
12. Rickie Weeks, $9,675,000 (2011-14)
13. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
14. Howie Kendrick, $8,375,000 (2012-15)
15. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
16.  Dan Uggla, $7,800,000 (2010)
17.  Omar Infante, $7,562,500 (2014-17)
18. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
19. Brian Roberts, $7,150,000 (2008-09)
20. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)
22. Marco Scutaro, $6,666,667 (2013-15)
23. Orlando Hudson, $6,250,000 (2008)
. . . Luis Castillo, $6,250,000 (2008-11)
25. Jedd Gyorko, $5,918,483 (2014-19)
26. Kaz Matsui, $5,500,000 (2008-10)
. . . Freddy Sanchez, $5,500,000 (2008-09)
. . . Mark Ellis, $5,500,000 (2009-10)
. . . Aaron Hill, $5,500,000 (2012-13)
30. Clint Barmes, $5,250,000 (2012-13)
31. Kolten Wong, $5,100,000 (2016-20)
32. Placido Polanco, $4,600,000 (2006-09)

Shortstops
The highest-paid shortstops, by average annual value:
1. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
2. Jose Reyes, $17,666,667 (2012-17)
3. Derek Jeter, $17,000,000 (2011-13)
4. Troy Tulowitzki, $15,775,000 (2011-20)
5. Elvis Andrus, $15,000,000 (2015-22)
6. Jean Segura, $14,000,000 (2018-22)
7. J.J. Hardy, $13,333,333 (2015-17)
8. Brandon Crawford, $12,500,000 (2016-21)
9. Miguel Tejada, $12,000,000 (2004-09)
10. Hanley Ramirez, $11,666,667 (2009-14)
11. Jimmy Rollins, $11,000,000 (2012-14)
12. Rafael Furcal, $10,000,000 (2009-11)
13. Stephen Drew, $9,500,000 (2013)
14. Edgar Renteria, $9,250,000 (2009-10)
15. Julio Lugo, $9,000,000 (2007-10)
16. Erick Aybar, $8,750,000 (2013-16)
17. Starlin Castro, $8,571,429 (2013-19)
18. Andrelton Simmons, $8,285,714 (2014-20)
19. Asdrubal Cabrera, $8,250,000 (2013-14)
20. Alexei Ramirez, $8,125,000 (2012-15)
21. Jimmy Rollins, $8,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Cristian Guzman, $8,000,000 (2009-10)
23. J.J. Hardy, $7,416,667 (2012-14)
24. Jimmy Rollins, $7,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Rafael Furcal, $7,000,000 (2012-13)
. . . Jed Lowrie, $7,000,000 (2015-17)
27. Jack Wilson, $6,733,333 (2007-09)
28. Yunel Escobar, $6,500,000 (2015-16)
29. Jose Reyes, $5,812,500 (2007-10)
30. Jhonny Peralta, $5,625,000 (2011-12)
31. Khalil Greene, $5,500,000 (2008-09)
32. Troy Tulowitzki, $5,166,667 (2008-13)

Third basemen

The highest-paid third basemen, by average annual value:
1. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
2. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
3. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
… Adrian Beltre, $18,000,000 (2017-18)
5. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
6. Ryan Zimmerman, $16,666,667 (2014-19)
… Evan Longoria, $16,666,667 (2017-22)
8. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
… Adrian Beltre, $16,000,000 (2011-15)
10. Aramis Ramirez, $15,000,000 (2007-11)
11. Nolan Arenado, $14,750,000 (2017-18)
12. Josh Donaldson, $14,325,000 (2016-17)
13. Kyle Seager, $14,285,714 (2015-21)
14. Chipper Jones, $14,000,000 (2010-12)
15. Martin Prado, $13,333,333 (2017-19)
16. Chase Headley, $13,000,000 (2015-18)
17. Adrian Beltre, $12,800,000 (2005-09)
18. Mike Lowell, $12,500,000 (2008-10)
19. Chipper Jones, $12,333,333 (2006-08)
20. Aramis Ramirez, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
. . . Kevin Youkilis, $12,000,000 (2013)
. . . Todd Frazier, $12,000,000 (2017)
23. Scott Rolen, $11,500,000 (2003-10)
. . . Troy Glaus, $11,500,000 (2005-08)
. . . Manny Machado, $11,500,000 (2017)
26. Eric Chavez, $11,000,000 (2005-10)
27. Martin Prado, $10,000,000 (2013-16)
28. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
29. Ryan Zimmerman, $9,000,000 (2009-13)

Outfielders
The highest-paid outfielders, by average annual value:
1. Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
2. Josh Hamilton, $25,000,000 (2013-17)
… Giancarlo Stanton, $25,000,000 (2015-27)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $25,000,000 (2016-18)
5. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
6. Jason Heyward, $23,000,000 (2016-23)
7. Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
8. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
9. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
10. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
11. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
12. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
13. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
14. Manny Ramirez, $20,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
16. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
17. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
. . . Torii Hunter, $18,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Ichiro Suzuki, $18,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Vernon Wells, $18,000,000 (2008-13)
. . . Jayson Werth, $18,000,000 (2011-17)
. . . Hunter Pence, $18,000,000 (2014-18)
23. Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
24. Carlos Beltran, $17,000,000 (2005-11)
. . . Alfonso Soriano, $17,000,000 (2007-14)
. . . Andre Ethier, $17,000,000 (2013-17)
27. Carlos Lee, $16,666,667 (2007-12)
28. Jason Bay, $16,500,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dexter Fowler, $16,500,000 (2017-21)
30. B.J. Upton, $15,050,000 (2013-17)
31. Magglio Ordonez, $15,000,000 (2005-09)
. . . Carlos Beltran, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
. . . Curtis Granderson, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
34. Ryan Braun, $14,550,000 (2011-20)
35. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
36. Vladimir Guerrero, $14,000,000 (2004-08)
. . . J.D. Drew, $14,000,000 (2007-11)
. . . Nick Swisher, $14,000,000 (2013-16)
39. Hunter Pence, $13,800,000 (2013)
40. Bryce Harper, $13,625,000 (2017)
41. Albert Belle, $13,000,000 (1999-2003)
. . . Johnny Damon, $13,000,000 (2006-09)
. . . Hideki Matsui, $13,000,000 (2006-09)
. . . Jose Bautista, $13,000,000 (2011-15)
. . . Carlos Beltran, $13,000,000 (2012-13)
. . . Torii Hunter, $13,000,000 (2013-14)
47. Bobby Abreu, $12,800,000 (2003-07)
48. Mark Trumbo, $12,500,000 (2017-19)
49. Kosuke Fukudome, $12,000,000 (2008-11)
. . . Jose Guillen, $12,000,000 (2008-10)
. . . Aaron Rowand, $12,000,000 (2008-12)
. . . Michael Bourn, $12,000,000 (2013-16)
53. Matt Holliday, $11,500,000 (2008-09)
54. Carlos Gonzalez, $11,428,571 (2011-17)
55. Nick Markakis, $11,016,667 (2009-14)
56. Jermaine Dye, $11,000,000 (2008-09)

Service Class

The most lucrative multi-year contracts, by service class, by AAV (excluding international and drafted players signing ML contracts):

Less than 1 year of Major League service:
1. Chris Archer, $4,250,000 (2014-19)
2. Tim Anderson, $4,166,667 (2017-22)
3. Evan Longoria, $2,916,667 (2008-13)
4. Matt Moore, $2,800,000 (2012-16)
5. CC Sabathia, $2,375,000 (2002-05)
6. Jon Singleton, $2,000,000 (2014-18)
7. Salvador Perez, $1,400,000 (2012-16)
8. Roy Halladay, $1,233,333 (2000-02)
9. Brandon Webb, $1,100,000 (2004-06)

1 plus years of Major League service:

1. Andrelton Simmons, $8,285,714 (2014-20)
2. Christian Yelich, $7,081,429 (2015-21)
3. Gregory Polanco, $7,000,000 (2017-21) *
… Madison Bumgarner, $7,000,000 (2013-17) *
5. Paul Goldschmidt, $6,400,000 (2014-18) *
6. Ricky Romero, $6,020,000 (2011-15)
7. Jedd Gyorko, $5,918,483 (2014-19)
8. Anthony Rizzo, $5,857,143 ^ (2013-19)
9. Stephen Piscotty, $5,583,333 (2017-22)
10. Ryan Braun, $5,625,000(2008-15)
11. Chris Young, $5,600,000 (2009-13)
12. Julio Teheran, $5,400,000 (2014-19)
13. Troy Tulowitzki, $5,166,667 (2008-13)
14. Juan Lagares, $4,710,739 (2015-19)
15. Yordano Ventura, $4,600,000 (2015-19)
16. Nomar Garciaparra, $4,650,000 (1998-2002)
17. Brian McCann, $4,466,667 (2007-12)
18. Carlos Santana, $4,200,380 (2012-16)
19. Grady Sizemore, $3,908,333 (2006-11)
20. Fausto Carmona, $3,750,000 (2008-11)
* – deal begins with third full season
^ – deal begins with first full season

2 plus years of Major League service:
1. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
2. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
3. Hanley Ramirez, $11,666,667 (2009-14)
4. Tim Lincecum, $11,500,000 (2010-11)
5. Carlos Gonzalez, $11,428,571 (2011-17)
6. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
7. Kevin Kiermaier, $8,916,667 (2017-22)
8. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
9. Matt Carpenter, $8,666,667 (2014-19)
10. Andrew McCutchen, $8,583,333 (2012-17)
11. Starlin Castro, $8,571,143 (2013-19)
12. Justin Upton, $8,541,667 (2010-15)
13. Jay Bruce, $8,500,000 (2011-16)
14. Gio Gonzalez, $8,400,000 (2012-16)
15. Pat Burrell, $8,333,333 (2003-08)
16. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
17. Corey Kluber, $7,700,000 (2015-19)
18. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
19. Clay Buchholz, $7,486,250 (2012-15) *
20. Cole Hamels, $6,833,333 (2009-11)
21. Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)
. . . Jaime Garcia, $6,750,000 (2012-15)
23. Chris Sale, $6,500,000 (2013-17)
24. Allen Craig, $6,200,000 (2013-17)
25. Ender Inciarte, $6,105,000 (2017-21)
26. Trevor Cahill, $6,100,000 (2011-15)
. . . Odubel Herrera, $6,100,000 (2017-21)
28. Yovani Gallardo, $6,020,000 (2010-14)
29. Jon Lester, $6,000,000 (2009-13)
30. Derek Holland, $5,700,000 (2012-16)
31. Vladimir Guerrero, $5,600,000 (1999-2003)
32. Nick Swisher, $5,350,000 (2007-11)
33. Jose Ramirez, $5,200,000 (2017-21)
34. Kolten Wong, $5,100,000 (2016-20)
35. Cameron Maybin, $5,000,000 (2012-16)
36. Brandon Webb, $4,875,000 (2006-09)
37. Adam Eaton, $4,700,000 (2015-19)
* – deal begins with fourth full season

3 plus years of Major League service:
1. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
2. Ryan Howard, $18,000,000 (2009-11)
3. Freddie Freeman, $16,875,000 (2014-21)
4. Josh Donaldson, $14,325,000 (2016-17)
5. Albert Pujols, $14,285,714 (2004-10)
… Kyle Seager, $14,285,714 (2015-21)
7. Wil Myers, $13,833,333 (2017-22)
8. Justin Morneau, $13,333,333 (2008-13)
9. Joey Votto, $12,666,667 (2011-13)
10. Chase Utley, $12,142,157 (2007-13)
11. Nick Markakis, $11,016,667 (2009-14)
12. Alex Rios, $10,666,667 (2009-14)
13. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
14. Carlos Martinez, $10,200,000 (2017-21)
15. David Price, $10,112,500 (2013)
16. Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
17. Scott Kazmir, $9,500,000 (2009-11)
18. Prince Fielder, $9,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Ryan Zimmerman, $9,000,000 (2009-13)
20. Roy Oswalt, $8,450,000 (2005-06)
21. Joe Mauer, $8,250,000 (2007-10)
22. Torii Hunter, $8,000,000 (2003-06)
23. Mark Teixeira, $7,700,000 (2006-07)
24. Ervin Santana, $7,500,000 (2009-12)
. . . Billy Butler, $7,500,000 (2011-14)
26. Lance Lynn, $7,333,333 (2015-17)
27. Josh Harrison, $6,825,000 (2015-18)
28. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $6,750,000 (2011-14)
30. Wade Miley, $6,416,667 (2015-17)
31. Michael Brantley, $6,250,000 (2014-17)
32. Mark Buehrle, $6,000,000 (2004-06)
. . . Bill Hall, $6,000,000 (2007-10)
34. Jose Reyes, $5,812,500 (2007-10)

4 plus years of Major League service:
1. Ryan Howard, $25,000,000 (2012-16)
… Giancarlo Stanton, $25,000,000 (2015-27)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $25,000,000 (2016-18)
4. Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23) *
5. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13)
6. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
7. Evan Longoria, $16,666,667 (2017-22)
8. Justin Verlander, $16,000,000 (2010-14)
9. Troy Tulowitzki, $15,775,000 (2011-20)
10. Felix Hernandez, $15,600,000 (2010-14)
11. Elvis Andrus, $15,000,000 (2015-22) *
. . . Hisashi Iwakuma, $15,000,000 (2016-18)
13. Brandon Belt, $14,560,000 (2017-21) ^
14. Travis Hafner, $14,250,000 (2009-12)
15. David Price, $14,000,000 (2014)
. . . Jean Segura, $14,000,000 (2018-22)
17. Bryce Harper, $13,625,000 (2017)
18. Brandon Crawford, $12,500,000 (2016-21)
19. Matt Holliday, $11,500,00 (2008-09)
20. Dan Haren, $11,187,500 (2009-12)
21. Matt Harrison, $11,000,000 (2013-17)
22. Salvador Perez, $10,500,000 (2017-21) ^
23. Kevin Youkilis, $10,312,500 (2009-12)
24. Johan Santana, $9,937,500 (2005-08)
25. Josh Johnson, $9,750,000 (2010-13)
26. Dontrelle Willis, $9,666,667 (2008-10)
27. Eric Gagne, $9,500,000 (2005-06)
. . . Jeremy Bonderman, $9,500,000 (2007-10)
. . . Zack Greinke, $9,500,000 (2009-12)
30. Alex Gordon, $9,375,000 (2012-15)
31. J.D. Martinez, $9,250,000 (2016-17)
32. Aaron Harang, $9,125,000 (2007-10)
33. Brett Myers, $8,583,333 (2007-09)
34. Carlos Pena, $8,041,667 (2008-10)
35. Ben Sheets, $7,700,000 (2005-08)
36. Paul Konerko, $7,666,667 (2003-05)
. . . Michael Cuddyer, $7,666,667 (2008-10)
38. Carlos Lee, $7,500,000 (2004-05)
39. Brian Roberts, $7,015,000 (2008-09)
* – deal begins with seventh full season
^ – deal begins with sixth full season

5 plus years of Major League service:
1. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
2. Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
3. Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18) *
4. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
5. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19) *
6. Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
7. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
8. Vernon Wells, $18,000,000 (2008-14)
9. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
10. Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
11. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
12. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
13. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
14. Max Scherzer, $15,250,000 (2014)
15. Roy Oswalt, $14,600,000 (2007-11)
16. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
17. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
18. John Danks, $13,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Danny Duffy, $13,000,000 (2017-21)
20. Pedro Martinez, $12,500,000 (1998-2003)
. . . Andruw Jones, $12,500,000 (2002-07)
. . . Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
23. Carlos Delgado, $12,000,000 (2000-02)
. . . Miguel Montero, $12,000,000 (2013-17)
25. Chad Billingsley, $11,666,667 (2012-14)
26. Wandy Rodriguez, $11,333,333 (2011-13)
27. Javier Vazquez, $11,250,000 (2004-07)
* – deal begins with seventh full season

6 years or more of Major League service:
1. Zack Greinke, $34,416,666 (2016-21)
2. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
… David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
4. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
5. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
6. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
7. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
8. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
9. Josh Hamilton, $25,000,000 (2013-17)
… Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
12. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
13. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
14. Cliff Lee, $24,000,000 (2011-15)
. . . Albert Pujols, $24,000,000 (2012-21)
. . . Cole Hamels, $24,000,000 (2013-18)
. . . Robinson Cano, $24,000,000 (2014-23)
18. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
19. Joe Mauer, $23,000,000 (2011-18)
. . . CC Sabathia, $23,000,000 (2009-15)
. . . Jason Heyward, $23,000,000 (2016-23)
. . . Chris Davis, $23,000,000 (2016-22)
23. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
24. Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
26. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
27. Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
. . . Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
29. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
30. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
31. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
32. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
33. Manny Ramirez, $20,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Roy Halladay, $20,000,000 (2011-13)
. . . Edwin Encarnacion, $20,000,000 (2017-19)
. . . Yadier Molina, $20,000,000 (2018-20)