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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Contact Jeff at JEuston@baseballprospectus.com.

PROJECTED 2023 PAYROLLS

Figures in millions of dollars, as of 2/3/23. MLB rank in parentheses.
Competitive Balance Tax assessed on tax payrolls exceeding $233 million.

Open Day 26-man
 CB Tax   40-man
Open Day 26-man
 CB Tax   40-man
$271.2 ( 2) $288.5 ( 2) $345.1 ( 1) $369.9 ( 1)
$209.3 ( 6) $242.4 ( 5) $238.3 ( 4) $246.1 ( 4)
$175.8 (14) $210.8 (11) $194.3 ( 8) $233.5 ( 7)
$ 70.3 (28) $124.3 (21) $ 98.5 (22) $118.3 (23)
$ 64.9 (29) $ 86.8 (29) $ 90.3 (23) $119.6 (22)
$176.2 (12) $202.5 (14) $176.1 (13) $216.1 ( 8)
$146.9 (17) $163.0 (18) $174.7 (15) $195.0 (15)
$118.2 (19) $138.5 (19) Milwaukee Brewers $115.1 (20) $133.6 (20)
Cleveland Guardians $ 86.9 (24) $117.7 (24) $ 78.5 (26) $ 96.6 (27)
$ 86.5 (25) $106.2 (26) $ 72.2 (27) $ 91.4 (28)
$201.5 ( 7) $215.8 ( 9) $244.7 ( 3) $267.2 ( 3)
$188.6 ( 9) $212.5 (10) $210.4 ( 5) $238.5 ( 6)
$187.4 (10) $204.9 (13) $182.5 (11) $208.9 (12)
$137.0 (18) $181.0 (17) $158.7 (16) $181.9 (16)
$ 54.5 (30) $ 75.4 (30) $109.1 (21) $114.3 (25)

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