Highest Paid Players

Contract information is unofficial and collected from published reports.  Dollar figures may not be adjusted for deferred money. Updated 7/2021.

Total Value
The most lucrative contracts in baseball history, by total value:
1. Mike Trout, $426,500,000 (2019-30)
2. Mookie Betts, $365,000,000 (2021-32)
3. Francisco Lindor, $341,000,000 (2022-31)
4. Fernando Tatis, $340,000,000 (2021-34)
5. Bryce Harper, $330,000,000 (2019-31)
6. Giancarlo Stanton, $325,000,000 (2015-27)
7. Gerrit Cole, $324,000,000 (2020-28)
8. Manny Machado, $300,000,000 (2019-28)
9. Alex Rodriguez, $275,000,000 (2008-17)
10. Nolan Arenado, $260,000,000 (2019-26)
11. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)
12. Miguel Cabrera, $248,000,000 (2016-23)
13. Stephen Strasburg, $245,000,000 (2020-26)
… Anthony Rendon, $245,000,000 (2020-26)
15. Albert Pujols, $240,000,000 (2012-21)
… Robinson Cano, $240,000,000 (2014-23)
17. Joey Votto, $225,000,000 (2014-23)
18. David Price, $217,000,000 (2016-22)
19. Clayton Kershaw, $215,000,000 (2014-20)
… Christian Yelich, $215,000,000 (2020-28)
21. Prince Fielder, $214,000,000 (2012-20)
22. Max Scherzer, $210,000,000 (2015-21)
23. Zack Greinke, $206,500,000 (2016-21)
24. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)
25. Joe Mauer, $184,000,000 (2011-18)
. . . Jason Heyward, $184,000,000 (2016-23)
27. Mark Teixeira, $180,000,000 (2009-16)
. . . Justin Verlander, $180,000,000 (2013-19)
29. Felix Hernandez, $175,000,000 (2013-19)
. . . Stephen Strasburg, $175,000,000 (2017-23)
31. Buster Posey, $167,000,000 (2013-21)
32. Jose Altuve, $163,500,000 (2018-24)
33. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)
. . . Chris Davis, $161,000,000 (2016-22)
35. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)
37. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)
38. Masahiro Tanaka, $155,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Jon Lester, $155,000,000 (2015-20)
40. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18)
41. Jacoby Ellsbury, $153,000,000 (2014-20)
42. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)
43. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)
44. Chris Sale, $145,000,000 (2020-24)
45. Mike Trout, $144,500,000 (2015-20)
46. Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18)
. . . Eric Hosmer, $144,000,000 (2018-25)
48. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)
49. Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)
50. Patrick Corbin, $140,000,000 (2019-24)
51. David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)
52. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)
. . . Jacob deGrom, $137,500,000 (2019-23)
54. Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)
55. Freddie Freeman, $135,000,000 (2014-21)
56. Justin Upton, $132,750,000 (2016-21)
57. Shin-Soo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $130,000,000 (2016-21)
. . . Paul Goldschmidt, $130,000,000 (2020-24)\
60. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)

61. Barry Zito, $126,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Vernon Wells, $126,000,000 (2008-14)
. . . Jayson Werth, $126,000,000 (2011-17)
. . . Yu Darvish, $126,000,000 (2018-23)
65. Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)
. . . George Springer, $125,000,000 (2021-26)
68. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)
69. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)
70. 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)
. . . Xander Bogaerts, $120,000,000 (2020-25)
75. Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)
76. Zack Wheeler, $118,000,000 (2020-24)
77. Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)
78. J.T. Realmuto, $115,500,000 (2021-25)
79. Jordan Zimmermann, $110,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Dustin Pedroia, $110,000,000 (2014-21)
. . . Yoenis Cespedes, $110,000,000 (2017-20)
. . . J.D. Martinez, $110,000,000 (2018-22)
83. Charlie Blackmon, $108,000,000 (2018-23)
84. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17)
. . . Justin Upton, $106,000,000 (2018-22)
86. Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)
. . . Homer Bailey, $105,000,000 (2014-19)
. . . Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)
89. Trevor Bauer, $102,000,000 (2021-23)
90. 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)
. . . Alex Bregman, $100,000,000 (2020-24)
. . . Ronald Acuna, $100,000,000 (2019-26)
97. Adam Wainwright, $97,500,000 (2014-18)
98. Pablo Sandoval, $95,000,000 (2015-19)
99. Clayton Kershaw, $93,000,000 (2019-21)
100. Josh Donaldson, $92,000,000 (2020-23)
101. Carlos Zambrano, $91,500,000 (2008-12)
102. Mike Piazza, $91,000,000 (1999-2005)
103. 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)
. . . D.J. Lemahieu, $90,000,000 (2021-26)

Average annual value
The highest-paid players in baseball history, by average annual value:
1. Gerrit Cole, $36,000,000 (2020-28)
2. Mike Trout, $35,541,667 (2019-30)
3. Stephen Strasburg, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
… Anthony Rendon, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
5. Francisco Lindor, $34,100,000 (2022-31)
6. Trevor Bauer, $34,000,000 (2021-23)
7. Justin Verlander, $33,000,000 (2020-21)
8. Zack Greinke, $32,500,000 (2016-21) (reduced for deferrals)
… Nolan Arenado, $32,500,000 (2019-26)
10. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
… David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
13. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
14. Mookie Betts, $30,416,667 (2021-32)
15. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
16. Manny Machado, $30,000,000 (2019-28)
17. Roger Clemens, $28,000,022 (2007)
18. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
… Jacob deGrom, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
21. Mookie Betts, $27,000,000 (2020)
22. Paul Goldschmidt, $26,000,000 (2020-24)
23. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
24. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
25. Chris Sale, $25,600,000 (2020-24)
26. Bryce Harper, $25,384,615 (2019-31)
27. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
28. 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)
… Jake Arrieta, $25,000,000 (2018-20)
… George Springer, $25,000,000 (2021-26)
36. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
37. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
38. Fernando Tatis, $24,285,714 (2021-34)

39. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
40. 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)
44. Christian Yelich, $23,888,889 (2020-28)
45. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
46. Zack Wheeler, $23,600,000 (2020-24)
47. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
48. Patrick Corbin, $23,333,333 (2019-24)
49. J.T. Realmuto, $23,100,000 (2021-25)
50. 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)
. . . Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2018)
. . . Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2019)
. . . Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2020-23)
57. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
58. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
. . . Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23)
. . . Francisco Lindor, $22,300,000 (2021)
62. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
63. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
64. 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)
. . . J.D. Martinez, $22,000,000 (2018-22)
69. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143(2014-20)
70. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
71. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
72. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
73. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
74. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
76. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
77. Salvador Perez, $20,500,000 (2022-25)
78. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
79. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13)
80. 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)
. . . Carlos Santana, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
. . . Alex Bregman, $20,000,000 (2020-24)
. . . Xander Bogaerts, $20,000,000 (2020-25)
. . . Hyun-jin Ryu, $20,000,000 (2020-23)
89. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
. . . Matt Carpenter, $19,500,000 (2020-21)
. . . Kris Bryant, $19,500,000 (2021)
92. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
93. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
. . . Lance Lynn, $19,000,000 (2022-23)
95. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
. . . Kevin Gausman, $18,900,000 (2021)
. . . Marcus Stroman, $18,900,000 (2021)
98. James Shields, $18,750,000 (2015-18)
99. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
100. Kris Bryant, $18,600,000 (2020)
101. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
102. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
103. Yasmani Grandal, $18,250,000 (2019)
. . . Yasmani Grandal, $18,250,000 (2020-23)
104. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
105. 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)
. . . Alex Gordon, $18,000,000 (2016-19)
. . . Adrian Beltre, $18,000,000 (2017-18)
. . . Eric Hosmer, $18,000,000 (2018-25)
. . . Charlie Blackmon, $18,000,000 (2018-23)
. . . Marcell Ozuna, $18,000,000 (2020)
. . . Liam Hendriks, $18,000,000 (2021-23)
123. Jose Reyes, $17,666,667 (2012-17)
124. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
. . . Homer Bailey, $17,500,000 (2014-19)
. . . Trevor Bauer, $17,500,000 (2020)
. . . Francisco Lindor, $17,500,000 (2020)
128. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
. . . Wade Davis, $17,333,333 (2018-20)
130. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
131. Aroldis Chapman, $17,200,000 (2017-21)
132. Jason Giambi, $17,142,857 (2002-08)
. . . Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
134. 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)
. . . Nathan Eovaldi, $17,000,000 (2019-22)
. . . Miles Mikolas, $17,000,000 (2019-23)
. . . Madison Bumgarner, $17,000,000 (2020-24)
. . . Lance McCullers, $17,000,000 (2022-26)

Starting pitchers
The highest-paid starting pitchers, by average annual value:
1. Gerrit Cole, $36,000,000 (2020-28)
2. Stephen Strasburg, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
3. Trevor Bauer, $34,000,000 (2021-23)
4. Justin Verlander, $33,000,000 (2020-21)
5. Zack Greinke, $32,500,000 (2016-21) (reduced for deferrals)
6. David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
8. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
9. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
10. Jacob deGrom, $27,500,000 (2019-23)
11. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
12. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
13. Chris Sale, $25,600,000 (2020-24)
14. Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
… Jake Arrieta, $25,000,000 (2018-20)
17. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
18. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
19. Cole Hamels, $24,000,000 (2013-18)
… Cliff Lee, $24,000,000 (2011-15)
21. Zack Wheeler, $23,600,000 (2020-24)
22. Patrick Corbin, $23,333,333 (2019-24)
23. CC Sabathia, $23,000,000 (2009-15)
24. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
25. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
26. Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
27. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
28. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
29. Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
30. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
31. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13) 
32. Roy Halladay, $20,000,000 (2011-13)
. . . Hyun-jin Ryu, $20,000,000 (2020-23)
34. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
35. Lance Lynn, $19,000,000 (2022-23)
36. Kevin Gausman, $18,900,000 (2021)
. . . Marcus Stroman, $18,900,000 (2021)
38. James Shields, $18,750,000 (2015-18)
39. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
40. Roger Clemens, $18,000,000 (2005)
. . . Barry Zito, $18,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Jeff Samardzija, $18,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Cole Hamels, $18,000,000 (2020)
44. Jake Odorizzi, $17,800,000 (2020)
45. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
. . . Homer Bailey, $17,500,000 (2014-19)
. . . Trevor Bauer, $17,500,000 (2020)
48. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
49. Josh Beckett, $17,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Nathan Eovaldi, $17,000,000 (2019-22)
. . . Miles Mikolas, $17,000,000 (2019-23)

. . . Madison Bumgarner, $17,000,000 (2020-24)
. . . Lance McCullers $17,000,000 (2022-26)
54. A.J. Burnett, $16,500,000 (2009-13)
. . . John Lackey, $16,500,000 (2010-14)
56. Andy Pettitte, $16,000,000 (2007)
. . . Andy Pettitte, $16,000,000 (2008)
. . . 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)

Relief pitchers
The highest-paid relief pitchers, by average annual value:
1. Liam Hendriks, $18,000,000 (2021-23)
2. Wade Davis, $17,333,333 (2018-20)
3. Aroldis Chapman, $17,200,000 (2017-21)
4. Kenley Jansen, $16,000,000 (2017-21)
… Aroldis Chapman, $16,000,000 (2020-22)
6. Mark Melancon, $15,500,000 (2017-20)
7. Mariano Rivera, $15,000,000 (2008-10) (2011-12)
8. Rafael Soriano, $14,000,000 (2013-14)
9. Zach Britton, $13,000,000 (2019-21)
… Will Smith, $13,000,000 (2020-22)
11. Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
. . . Jonathan Papelbon, $12,500,000 (2012-15)
13. Francisco Rodriguez, $12,333,333 (2009-11)
14. Jonathan Papelbon, $12,000,000 (2011)
. . . Zach Britton, $12,000,000 (2018)
16. Joe Nathan, $11,750,000 (2008-11)
17. Rafael Soriano, $11,666,667 (2011-13)
18. Francisco Cordero, $11,500,000 (2008-11)
. . . David Robertson, $11,500,000 (2015-18)
. . . David Robertson, $11,500,000 (2019-20)
21. Zach Britton, $11,400,000 (2017)
22. Aroldis Chapman, $11,325,000 (2016)
23. Billy Wagner, $10,750,000 (2006-09)
24. Kenley Jansen, $10,650,000 (2016)
25. Cody Allen, $10,750,000 (2018)
26. Alex Colome, $10,532,500 (2020)
27. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
. . . Brandon Morrow, $10,500,000 (2018-19)
29. Kerry Wood, $10,250,000 (2009-10)
30. 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)
. . . Roberto Osuna, $10,000,000 (2020)
36. Ken Giles, $9,600,000 (2020)
37. B.J. Ryan, $9,400,000 (2006-10)
38. Matt Barnes, $9,375,000 (2022-23)
39. Jonathan Papelbon, $9,350,000 (2010)
40. 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)
. . . Kelvin Herrera, $9,000,000 (2019-20)
. . . Adam Ottovino, $9,000,000 (2019-21)
46. Brian Fuentes, $8,750,000 (2009-10)
. . . Blake Treinen, $8,750,000 (2021-22)
48. Drew Storen, $8,375,000 (2016)
49. Joakim Soria, $8,333,333 (2016-18)
50. Greg Holland, $8,250,000 (2015)
51. Aroldis Chapman, $8,050,000 (2015)
52. Trevor Hoffman, $8,000,000 (2010)
. . . Wade Davis, $8,000,000 (2016)
. . . Brad Ziegler, $8,000,000 (2017-18)


Designated hitters

The highest-paid designated hitters, by average annual value:
1. Victor Martinez, $17,000,000 (2015-18)
2. Khris Davis, $16,750,000 (2020-21)
3. Khris Davis, $16,500,000 (2019)
4. David Ortiz, $16,000,000 (2015)
5. David Ortiz, $14,575,000 (2012)
6. Nelson Cruz, $14,250,000 (2015-18)
… Travis Hafner, $14,250,000 (2009-12)
8. Jim Thome, $14,166,667 (2003-08)
9. Gary Sheffield, $14,000,000 (2008-09)
… Adam Dunn, $14,000,000 (2011-14)
11. David Ortiz, $13,000,000 (2007-10)
… David Ortiz, $13,000,000 (2013-14)
… Nelson Cruz, $13,000,000 (2021)
14. David Ortiz, $12,500,000 (2011)
. . . Victor Martinez, $12,500,000 (2011-14)

Catchers
The highest-paid catchers, by average annual value:
1. J.T. Realmuto, $23,100,000 (2021-25)
2. Joe Mauer, $23,000,000 (2011-18)
3. Salvador Perez, $20,500,000 (2022-25)
4. Yadier Molina, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
5. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
6. Yasmani Grandal, $18,250,000 (2019)
… Yasmani Grandal, $18,250,000 (2020-23)
8. Brian McCann, $17,000,000 (2014-18)
9. Russell Martin, $16,400,000 (2015-19)
10. Yadier Molina, $15,000,000 (2013-17)
11. Jorge Posada, $13,100,000 (2008-11)
12. Mike Piazza, $13,000,000 (1999-2005)
… Mike Napoli, $13,000,000 (2013-15)
14. Miguel Montero, $12,000,000 (2013-17)
15. Salvador Perez, $10,500,000 (2017-21)
. . . Matt Wieters, $10,500,000 (2017)
17. Francisco Cervelli, $10,333,333 (2017-19)
18. James McCann, $10,150,000 (2021-24)
19. Jason Kendall, $10,000,000 (2002-07)
. . . Ivan Rodriguez, $10,000,000 (2004-07)
. . . Jason Varitek, $10,000,000 (2005-08)
22. Mike Napoli, $9,400,000 (2012)
23. Ivan Rodriguez, $8,500,000 (1999-2002)
. . . Russell Martin, $8,500,000 (2013-14)
25. Joe Mauer, $8,250,000 (2007-10)
. . . A.J. Pierzynski, $8,250,000 (2014)
27. Kenji Johjima, $8,000,000 (2009-11)
28. Buster Posey, $8,000,000 (2013)
29. Russell Martin, $7,500,000 (2012)
. . . A.J. Pierzynski, $7,500,000 (2013)
. . . Javy Lopez, $7,500,000 (2004-06)
32. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, $7,000,000 (2014-16)

First basemen
The highest-paid first basemen, by average annual value:
1. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
2. Paul Goldschmidt, $26,000,000 (2020-24)
3. Ryan Howard, $25,000,000 (2012-16)
4. Albert Pujols, $24,000,000 (2012-21)
5. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
6. Chris Davis, $23,000,000 (2016-22) 
7. Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
… Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23)
9. Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18)
10. Edwin Encarnacion, $20,000,000 (2017-19)
… Carlos Santana, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
12. Ryan Howard, $18,000,000 (2009-11)
. . . Eric Hosmer, $18,000,000 (2018-25)
14. Jose Abreu, $17,800,000 (2020)
15. Jason Giambi, $17,142,857 (2002-08)
16. Carlos Delgado, $17,000,000 (2001-04)
. . . Jeff Bagwell, $17,000,000 (2002-06)
18. Freddie Freeman, $16,875,000 (2014-21)
19. Mike Napoli, $16,000,000 (2014-15)
20. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
21. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
22. Brandon Belt, $14,560,000 (2017-21)
23. Albert Pujols, $14,285,214 (2004-10)
24. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
25. Adam Dunn, $14,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Ian Desmond, $14,000,000 (2017-21)
27. Wil Myers, $13,833,333 (2017-22)
28. Justin Morneau, $13,333,333 (2008-13)
29. Carlos Delgado, $13,000,000 (2005-08)
. . . Derrick Lee, $13,000,000 (2006-10)
31. Joey Votto, $12,666,667 (2011-13)
32. Paul Konerko, $12,500,000 (2011-13)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,500,000 (2015-16)
34. Eric Hosmer, $12,250,000 (2017)
35. Paul Konerko, $12,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Carlos Guillen, $12,000,000 (2008-11)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
38. Aubrey Huff, $11,000,000 (2011-12)
39. Kevin Youkilis, $10,281,250 (2009-12)
40. Ryan Howard, $10,000,000 (2008)
. . . Carlos Pena, $10,000,000 (2011)

Second basemen

The highest-paid second basemen, by average annual value:
1. Robinson Cano, $24,000,000 (2014-23)
2. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
3. Mike Moustakas, $16,000,000 (2020-23)
4. Ian Kinsler, $15,000,000 (2013-17)
… D.J. LeMahieu, $15,000,000 (2021-26)
6. Ben Zobrist, $14,000,000 (2016-19)
7. Dustin Pedroia, $13,750,000(2014-21)
8. Chase Utley, $13,500,000 (2014-15)

9. Dan Uggla, $12,400,000 (2011-15)
10. Chase Utley, $12,142,857 (2007-13)
11. Brandon Phillips, $12,083,333 (2012-17)
12. Aaron Hill, $11,666,667 (2014-16)
13. Brian Roberts, $10,000,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Javy Baez, $10,000,000 (2020)
16. Rickie Weeks, $9,675,000 (2011-14)
17. Kolten Wong, $9,000,000 (2021-23)
18. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
19. Howie Kendrick, $8,375,000 (2012-15)
20. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
21. Jonathan Villar, $8,200,000 (2020)
22. Dan Uggla, $7,800,000 (2010)
23.  Omar Infante, $7,562,500 (2014-17)
24. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
25. Brian Roberts, $7,150,000 (2008-09)
26. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)

Shortstops
The highest-paid shortstops, by average annual value:
1. Francisco Lindor, $34,100,000 (2022-31)
2. Fernando Tatis, $24,285,714 (2021-34)
3. Xander Bogaerts, $20,000,000 (2020-25)
4. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
5. Jose Reyes, $17,666,667 (2012-17)
6. Francisco Lindor, $17,500,000 (2020)
7. Derek Jeter, $17,000,000 (2011-13)
8. Troy Tulowitzki, $15,775,000 (2011-20)
9. Elvis Andrus, $15,000,000 (2015-22)
10. Jean Segura, $14,000,000 (2018-22)
… Didi Gregorius, $14,000,000 (2020)
12. Trevor Story, $13,750,000 (2020-21)
. . . Corey Seager, $13,750,000 (2021)
14. J.J. Hardy, $13,333,333 (2015-17)
15. Marcus Semien, $13,000,000 (2020)
. . . Trea Turner, $13,000,000 (2021)
17. Brandon Crawford, $12,500,000 (2016-21)
18. Miguel Tejada, $12,000,000 (2004-09)
19. Xander Bogaerts, $12,000,000 (2019)
20. Hanley Ramirez, $11,666,667 (2009-14)
21. Javier Baez, $11,650,000 (2021)
22. Jimmy Rollins, $11,000,000 (2012-14)
23. Rafael Furcal, $10,000,000 (2009-11)
24. Stephen Drew, $9,500,000 (2013)
25. Edgar Renteria, $9,250,000 (2009-10)
26. Julio Lugo, $9,000,000 (2007-10)
27. Erick Aybar, $8,750,000 (2013-16)
28. Starlin Castro, $8,571,429 (2013-19)
29. Andrelton Simmons, $8,285,714 (2014-20)
30. Asdrubal Cabrera, $8,250,000 (2013-14)
31. Alexei Ramirez, $8,125,000 (2012-15)
32. Jimmy Rollins, $8,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Cristian Guzman, $8,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Carlos Correa, $8,000,000 (2020)
35. J.J. Hardy, $7,416,667 (2012-14)
36. Jimmy Rollins, $7,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Rafael Furcal, $7,000,000 (2012-13)
. . . Jed Lowrie, $7,000,000 (2015-17)

Third basemen

The highest-paid third basemen, by average annual value:
1. Anthony Rendon, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
2. Nolan Arenado, $32,500,000 (2019-26)
3. Manny Machado, $30,000,000 (2019-28)
4. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
5. Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2018)
… Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2019)
… Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2020-23)
8. Alex Bregman, $20,000,000 (2020-24)
9. Matt Carpenter, $19,500,000 (2020-21)
… Kris Bryant, $19,500,000 (2021)
11. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
12. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
13. Kris Bryant, $18,600,000 (2020)
14. Adrian Beltre, $18,000,000 (2017-18)
15. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
16. Justin Turner, $17,000,000 (2021-22)
17. Ryan Zimmerman, $16,666,667 (2014-19)
… Evan Longoria, $16,666,667 (2017-22)
19. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
… Adrian Beltre, $16,000,000 (2011-15)
… Justin Turner, $16,000,000 (2017-20)
… Manny Machado, $16,000,000 (2018)
23. Aramis Ramirez, $15,000,000 (2007-11)
24. Nolan Arenado, $14,750,000 (2017-18)
25. Josh Donaldson, $14,325,000 (2016-17)
26. Kyle Seager, $14,285,714 (2015-21)
27. Chipper Jones, $14,000,000 (2010-12)
. . . Yoan Moncada, $14,000,000 (2020-24)
29. Martin Prado, $13,333,333 (2017-19)
30. Chase Headley, $13,000,000 (2015-18)
31. Adrian Beltre, $12,800,000 (2005-09)
32. Mike Lowell, $12,500,000 (2008-10)
33. Chipper Jones, $12,333,333 (2006-08)
34. Anthony Rendon, $12,300,000 (2018)
35. Aramis Ramirez, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
. . . Kevin Youkilis, $12,000,000 (2013)
. . . Todd Frazier, $12,000,000 (2017)
38. Scott Rolen, $11,500,000 (2003-10)
. . . Troy Glaus, $11,500,000 (2005-08)
. . . Manny Machado, $11,500,000 (2017)
41. Eric Chavez, $11,000,000 (2005-10)
42. Kris Bryant, $10,850,000 (2018)
43. Martin Prado, $10,000,000 (2013-16)
. . . Mike Moustakas, $10,000,000 (2019)
. . . Miguel Sano, $10,000,000 (2020-22)
46. Eugenio Suarez, $9,428,571 (2018-24)
47. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
48. Ryan Zimmerman, $9,000,000 (2009-13)

Outfielders
The highest-paid outfielders, by average annual value:
1. Mike Trout, $35,541,667 (2019-30)
2. Mookie Betts, $30,416,667 (2021-32)
3. Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
4. Mookie Betts, $27,000,000 (2020)
5. Bryce Harper, $25,384,615 (2019-31)
6. Josh Hamilton, $25,000,000 (2013-17)
… Giancarlo Stanton, $25,000,000 (2015-27)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $25,000,000 (2016-18)
… George Springer, $25,000,000 (2021-26)
10. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
11. Christian Yelich, $23,888,889 (2020-28)
12. Jason Heyward, $23,000,000 (2016-23)
13. Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
… J.D. Martinez, $22,000,000 (2018-22)
15. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
16. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
17. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
18. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
19. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
20. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
21. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
22. Manny Ramirez, $20,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
24. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
25. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
26. Barry Bonds, $18,000,000 (2002-06)
. . . 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)
. . . Alex Gordon, $18,000,000 (2016-19)
. . . Charlie Blackmon, $18,000,000 (2018-23)
. . . Marcell Ozuna, $18,000,000 (2020)
35. Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
36. Carlos Beltran, $17,000,000 (2005-11)
. . . Alfonso Soriano, $17,000,000 (2007-14)
. . . Andre Ethier, $17,000,000 (2013-17)
39. Carlos Lee, $16,666,667 (2007-12)
. . . Andrew McCutchen, $16,666,667 (2019-21)
41. Jason Bay, $16,500,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dexter Fowler, $16,500,000 (2017-21)
43. Marcel Ozuna, $16,250,000 (2021-24)
44. Cody Bellinger, $16,100,000 (2021)
45. Lorenzo Cain, $16,000,000 (2018-22)
. . . Michael Brantley, $16,000,000 (2021-22)
47. Barry Bonds, $15,800,000 (2007)
48. B.J. Upton, $15,050,000 (2013-17)
49. Magglio Ordonez, $15,000,000 (2005-09)
. . . Carlos Beltran, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
. . . Curtis Granderson, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
52. Ryan Braun, $14,550,000 (2011-20)
53. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
54. Vladimir Guerrero, $14,000,000 (2004-08)
. . . J.D. Drew, $14,000,000 (2007-11)
. . . Nick Swisher, $14,000,000 (2013-16)
57. Hunter Pence, $13,800,000 (2013)
58. Bryce Harper, $13,625,000 (2017)
59. 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)
. . . Jay Bruce, $13,000,000 (2018-20)

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. Ronald Acuna, $12,500,000 (2019-26)
2. Luis Robert, $8,333,333 (2020-25)
3. Eloy Jimenez, $7,166,667 (2019-24)
4. Paul DeJong, $4,333,333 (2018-23)
5. Chris Archer, $4,250,000 (2014-19)
6. Tim Anderson, $4,166,667 (2017-22)
7. Scott Kingery, $4,000,000 (2018-23)
… Brandon Lowe, $4,000,000 (2019-24)
… Evan White, $4,000,000 (2020-25)
10. David Bote, $3,000,000 (2020-24)
11. Evan Longoria, $2,916,667 (2008-13)
12. Matt Moore, $2,800,000 (2012-16)
13. CC Sabathia, $2,375,000 (2002-05)
14. Jon Singleton, $2,000,000 (2014-18)
15. Salvador Perez, $1,400,000 (2012-16)
16. 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. Ozzie Albies, $5,000,000 (2019-25)
15. Ketel Marte, $4,800,000 (2018-22)
16. Juan Lagares, $4,710,739 (2015-19)
17. Yordano Ventura, $4,600,000 (2015-19)
18. Nomar Garciaparra, $4,650,000 (1998-2002)
19. Brian McCann, $4,466,667 (2007-12)
20. Carlos Santana, $4,200,380 (2012-16)
21. Grady Sizemore, $3,908,333 (2006-11)
22. 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. Fernando Tatis, $24,285,714 (2021-34)
2. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
3. Alex Bregman, $20,000,000 (2020-24) *
4. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
5. Yoan Moncada, $14,000,000 (2020-24)
6. Hanley Ramirez, $11,666,667 (2009-14)
7. Tim Lincecum, $11,500,000 (2010-11)
. . . Cody Bellinger, $11,500,000 (2020)
9. Carlos Gonzalez, $11,428,571 (2011-17)
10. Kris Bryant, $10,850,000 (2018)
11. Luis Severino, $10,000,000 (2019-22)
12. Blake Snell, $10,000,000 (2019-23)
13. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
14. Kevin Kiermaier, $8,916,667 (2017-22)
15. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
16. Matt Carpenter, $8,666,667 (2014-19)
17. German Marquez, $8,600,000 (2019-23)
18. Andrew McCutchen, $8,583,333 (2012-17)
19. Starlin Castro, $8,571,143 (2013-19)
20. Justin Upton, $8,541,667 (2010-15)
21. Jay Bruce, $8,500,000 (2011-16)
. . . Javier Baez, $8,500,000 (2021)
23. Gio Gonzalez, $8,400,000 (2012-16)
24. Pat Burrell, $8,333,333 (2003-08)
25. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
26. Corey Kluber, $7,700,000 (2015-19)
27. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
28. Clay Buchholz, $7,486,250 (2012-15) *
29. Max Kepler, $7,000,000 (2019-23)
30. Cole Hamels, $6,833,333 (2009-11)
31. Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)
. . . Jaime Garcia, $6,750,000 (2012-15)
33. Chris Sale, $6,500,000 (2013-17)
34. Allen Craig, $6,200,000 (2013-17)
35. Ender Inciarte, $6,105,000 (2017-21)
36. Trevor Cahill, $6,100,000 (2011-15)
. . . Odubel Herrera, $6,100,000 (2017-21)
38. Yovani Gallardo, $6,020,000 (2010-14)
39. Jon Lester, $6,000,000 (2009-13)
40. Derek Holland, $5,700,000 (2012-16)
41. Vladimir Guerrero, $5,600,000 (1999-2003)
42. Nick Swisher, $5,350,000 (2007-11)
43. Jose Ramirez, $5,200,000 (2017-21)
44. Jorge Polanco, $5,150,000 (2019-23)
45. Kolten Wong, $5,100,000 (2016-20)
46. Cameron Maybin, $5,000,000 (2012-16)
47. Brandon Webb, $4,875,000 (2006-09)
48. Adam Eaton, $4,700,000 (2015-19)
. . . Luke Voit, $4,700,000 (2021)
* – 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. Cody Bellinger, $16,100,000 (2021)
5. Josh Donaldson, $14,325,000 (2016-17)
6. Albert Pujols, $14,285,714 (2004-10)
… Kyle Seager, $14,285,714 (2015-21)
8. Wil Myers, $13,833,333 (2017-22)
9. Justin Morneau, $13,333,333 (2008-13)
10. Joey Votto, $12,666,667 (2011-13)
11. Chase Utley, $12,142,157 (2007-13)
12. George Springer, $12,000,000 (2018-19)
13. Aaron Nola, $11,250,000 (2019-22)
14. Nick Markakis, $11,016,667 (2009-14)
15. Alex Rios, $10,666,667 (2009-14)
16. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
17. Carlos Martinez, $10,200,000 (2017-21)
18. David Price, $10,112,500 (2013)
19. Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
20. Scott Kazmir, $9,500,000 (2009-11)
21. Eugenio Suarez, $9,428,571 (2018-24)
22. Prince Fielder, $9,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Ryan Zimmerman, $9,000,000 (2009-13)
24. Max Muncy, $8,666,667 (2020-22)
25. Aaron Judge, $8,500,000 (2020)
26. Roy Oswalt, $8,450,000 (2005-06)
27. Joe Mauer, $8,250,000 (2007-10)
28. Torii Hunter, $8,000,000 (2003-06)
29. Mark Teixeira, $7,700,000 (2006-07)
30. Ervin Santana, $7,500,000 (2009-12)
. . . Billy Butler, $7,500,000 (2011-14)
32. Trea Turner, $7,450,000 (2020)
33. Lance Lynn, $7,333,333 (2015-17)
34. Josh Harrison, $6,825,000 (2015-18)
35. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $6,750,000 (2011-14)
37. Josh Hader, $6,675,000 (2021)
38. Matt Chapman, $6,490,000 (2021)
39. Wade Miley, $6,416,667 (2015-17)
40. Michael Brantley, $6,250,000 (2014-17)
41. Mark Buehrle, $6,000,000 (2004-06)
. . . Bill Hall, $6,000,000 (2007-10)
43. Jose Reyes, $5,812,500 (2007-10)

4 plus years of Major League service:
1. Jacob deGrom, $27,500,000 (2019-23)
2. Ryan Howard, $25,000,000 (2012-16)
… Giancarlo Stanton, $25,000,000 (2015-27)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $25,000,000 (2016-18)
5. Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23) *
6. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13)
7. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
8. Kris Bryant, $18,600,000 (2020)
9. Francisco Lindor, $17,500,000 (2020)
10. Evan Longoria, $16,666,667 (2017-22)
11. Justin Verlander, $16,000,000 (2010-14)
12. Troy Tulowitzki, $15,775,000 (2011-20)
13. Felix Hernandez, $15,600,000 (2010-14)
14. Elvis Andrus, $15,000,000 (2015-22) *
. . . Hisashi Iwakuma, $15,000,000 (2016-18)
16. Brandon Belt, $14,560,000 (2017-21) ^
17. Travis Hafner, $14,250,000 (2009-12)
18. David Price, $14,000,000 (2014)
. . . Jean Segura, $14,000,000 (2018-22)
20. Kyle Hendricks, $13,875,000 (2020-23) ^
21. Trevor Story, $13,750,000 (2020-21)
22. Bryce Harper, $13,625,000 (2017)
23. Trea Turner, $13,000,000 (2021)
24. Brandon Crawford, $12,500,000 (2016-21)
25. Matt Holliday, $11,500,00 (2008-09)
26. Dan Haren, $11,187,500 (2009-12)
27. Matt Harrison, $11,000,000 (2013-17)
28. Salvador Perez, $10,500,000 (2017-21) ^
29. Randal Grichuk, $10,400,000 (2019-23)
30. Kevin Youkilis, $10,312,500 (2009-12)
31. Aaron Judge, $10,175,000 (2021)
32. Miguel Sano, $10,000,000 (2020-22)
. . . Javy Baez, $10,000,000 (2020)
34. Johan Santana, $9,937,500 (2005-08)
35. Josh Johnson, $9,750,000 (2010-13)
36. Noah Syndergaard, $9,700,000 (2020)
37. Dontrelle Willis, $9,666,667 (2008-10)
38. Eric Gagne, $9,500,000 (2005-06)
. . . Jeremy Bonderman, $9,500,000 (2007-10)
. . . Zack Greinke, $9,500,000 (2009-12)
41. Alex Gordon, $9,375,000 (2012-15)
42. J.D. Martinez, $9,250,000 (2016-17)
43. Aaron Harang, $9,125,000 (2007-10)
44. Brett Myers, $8,583,333 (2007-09)
45. Carlos Pena, $8,041,667 (2008-10)
* – deal begins with seventh full season
^ – deal begins with sixth full season

5 plus years of Major League service:
1. Francisco Lindor, $34,100,000 (2022-31)
2. Nolan Arenado, $32,500,000 (2019-26)
3. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
4. Mookie Betts, $30,416,667 (2021-32) *
5. Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
6. Mookie Betts, $27,000,000 (2020)
7. Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2018)
8. Francisco Lindor, $22,300,000 (2021)
9. Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18) *
10. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
11. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19) *
12. Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
… Xander Bogaerts, $20,000,000 (2020-25)
14. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
15. Vernon Wells, $18,000,000 (2008-14)
… Charlie Blackmon, $18,000,000 (2018-23)
17. Trevor Bauer, $17,500,000 (2020)
18. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
19. Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Lance McCullers, $17,000,000 (2022-26)
21. Khris Davis, $16,750,000 (2020-21) *
22. Khris Davis, $16,500,000 (2019)
23. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
. . . Manny Machado, $16,000,000 (2018)
25. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
26. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
27. Max Scherzer, $15,250,000 (2014)
28. Roy Oswalt, $14,600,000 (2007-11)
29. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
30. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
31. Corey Seager, $13,750,000 (2021)
32. John Danks, $13,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Danny Duffy, $13,000,000 (2017-21)
34. Marcus Semien, $13,000,000 (2020)
35. Pedro Martinez, $12,500,000 (1998-2003)
. . . Andruw Jones, $12,500,000 (2002-07)
. . . Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
. . . James Paxton, $12,500,000 (2020)
39. Michael Conforto, $12,250,000 (2021)
40. Carlos Delgado, $12,000,000 (2000-02)
. . . Miguel Montero, $12,000,000 (2013-17)
. . . Marcus Stroman, $12,000,000 (2020)
43. Chad Billingsley, $11,666,667 (2012-14)
44. Javier Baez, $11,650,000 (2021)
45. Wandy Rodriguez, $11,333,333 (2011-13)
46. Javier Vazquez, $11,250,000 (2004-07)
* – deal begins with seventh full season

6 years or more of Major League service:
1. Gerrit Cole, $36,000,000 (2020-28)
2. Mike Trout, $35,541,667 (2019-30)
3. Stephen Strasburg, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
… Anthony Rendon, $35,000,000 (2020-26)
5. Trevor Bauer, $34,000,000 (2021-23)
6. Justin Verlander, $33,000,000 (2020-21)
7. Zack Greinke, $32,500,000 (2016-21) (reduced for deferrals)
8. Miguel Cabrera, $31,000,000 (2016-23)
… David Price, $31,000,000 (2016-22)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
11. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
… Manny Machado, $30,000,000 (2019-28)
13. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
… Paul Goldschmidt, $26,000,000 (2020-24)
15. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
16. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
17. Chris Sale, $25,600,000 (2020-24)
18. Bryce Harper, $25,384,615 (2019-31)
19. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
20. Josh Hamilton, $25,000,000 (2013-17)
… Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
… Jake Arrieta, $25,000,000 (2018-20)
… George Springer, $25,000,000 (2021-26)

25. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
26. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
27. 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)
31. Christian Yelich, $23,888,889 (2020-28)
32. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
33. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
34. Patrick Corbin, $23,333,333 (2019-24)
35. J.T. Realmuto, $23,100,000 (2021-25)
36. 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)
. . . Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2019)
. . . Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2020-23)
42. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
43. Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
45. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
46. Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
. . . Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . J.D. Martinez, $22,000,000 (2018-22)
49. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
50. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
51. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
52. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
53. Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
54. Salvador Perez, $20,500,000 (2022-25)
55. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
56. 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)
. . . Carlos Santana, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
. . . Hyun-jin Ryu, $20,000,000 (2020-23)