The Pay’s The Thing

These pages track MLB contracts and payrolls. Figures are unofficial, collected from published reports and sources around the game.

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PROJECTED 2024 PAYROLLS

Projected payrolls as of 4/11/24. Figures in millions. MLB rank in parentheses.
Competitive Balance Tax assessed on CBT payrolls exceeding $237 million.

Year End  40-man
 CB Tax   40-man
Year End  40-man
 CB Tax   40-man
$301.8 ( 3) $312.8 ( 3) $330.6 ( 1) $344.8 ( 1)
$226.5 ( 7) $246.8 ( 9) $243.7 ( 4) $258.0 ( 5)
$174.6 (12) $213.8 (13) $225.3 ( 8) $264.2 ( 4)
$ 99.7 (23) $120.9 (24) $128.9 (20) $138.7 (21)
$ 95.8 (26) $113.8 (29) $  93.7 (27) $118.5 (27)
$130.4 (18) $160.9 (17) $216.5 ( 9) $230.8 (10)
$129.1 (19) $126.0 (23) $175.9 (11) $211.0 (14)
$116.6 (21) $157.3 (19) Milwaukee Brewers $107.4 (22) $145.1 (20)
$ 99.4 (24) $132.9 (22) $ 91.2 (28) $120.0 (25)
$ 98.9 (25) $115.7 (28) $ 85.2 (29) $118.9 (26)
$237.5 ( 5) $253.9 ( 6) $310.4 ( 2) $325.1 ( 2)
$227.8 ( 6) $249.7 ( 8) $211.0 (10) $252.2 ( 7)
$172.8 (13) $187.8 (15) $165.5 (14) $226.7 (11)
$141.8 (17) $158.7 (18) $165.4 (15) $214.0 (12)
$ 62.8 (30) $ 80.8 (30) $144.3 (16) $164.1 (16)

 

2023 PAYROLLS

Figures in millions. MLB rank in parentheses. Final tax payrolls as of 12/23/23, per the Associated Press.
Competitive Balance Tax assessed on CBT payrolls exceeding $233 million.

Opening Day 26-man
 CB Tax   40-man
Opening Day 26-man
 CB Tax    40-man
$277.7 ( 2) $296.3 ( 2) $330.6 ( 1) $374.6 ( 1)
$209.9 ( 7) $257.7 ( 5) $243.0 ( 4) $255.3 ( 6)
$181.2 (12) $225.7 (12) $203.0 ( 8) $248.7 ( 7)
$ 73.1 (28) $131.8 (25) $101.1 (22) $134.6 (24)
$ 60.8 (29) $ 89.4 (29) $ 92.5 (23) $134.9 (23)
$181.1 (13) $200.5 (14) $184.2 (11) $230.3 (10)
$153.7 (17) $177.1 (18) $176.5 (14) $186.4 (16)
$122.2 (19) $146.4 (21) Milwaukee Brewers $118.7 (20) $151.7 (20)
$ 92.4 (24) $119.4 (26) $ 82.8 (26) $113.0 (27)
$ 89.4 (25) $136.6 (22) $ 73.2 (27) $ 89.7 (28)
$212.2 ( 6) $232.9 ( 9) $248.9 ( 3) $291.2 ( 3)
$195.8 ( 9) $242.1 ( 8) $222.6 ( 5) $269.8 ( 4)
$179.8 (14) $226.2 (11) $187.9 (10) $218.4 (13)
$137.4 (18) $183.3 (17) $172.1 (16) $193.3 (15)
$ 56.8 (30) $ 81.7 (30) $116.1 (21) $154.5 (19)

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