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. Jose Altuve, $163,500,000 (2018-24)
22. CC Sabathia, $161,000,000 (2009-15)
. . . Chris Davis, $161,000,000 (2016-22)
24. Manny Ramirez, $160,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $160,000,000 (2012-19)
26. Troy Tulowitzki, $157,750,000 (2011-20)
27. Masahiro Tanaka, $155,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Jon Lester, $155,000,000 (2015-20)
29. Adrian Gonzalez, $154,000,000 (2012-18)
30. Jacoby Ellsbury, $153,000,000 (2014-20)
31. Miguel Cabrera, $152,300,000 (2008-15)
32. Zack Greinke, $147,000,000 (2013-18)
33. Mike Trout, $144,500,000 (2015-20)
34. Cole Hamels, $144,000,000 (2013-18)
. . . Eric Hosmer, $144,000,000 (2018-25)
36. Carl Crawford, $142,000,000 (2011-17)
37. Todd Helton, $141,500,000 (2003-11)
38. David Wright, $138,000,000 (2013-20)
39. Johan Santana, $137,500,000 (2008-13)
40. Alfonso Soriano, $136,000,000 (2007-14)
41. Freddie Freeman, $135,000,000 (2014-21)
42. Justin Upton, $132,750,000 (2016-21)
43. Shin-Soo Choo, $130,000,000 (2014-20)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $130,000,000 (2016-21)
45. Matt Cain, $127,500,000 (2012-17)
46. 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)
50. Ryan Howard, $125,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Josh Hamilton, $125,000,000 (2013-17)
52. CC Sabathia, $122,000,000 (2012-16)
53. Mike Hampton, $121,000,000 (2001-08)
54. 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)
58. Carlos Beltran, $119,000,000 (2005-11)
59. Ken Griffey Jr., $116,500,000 (2000-08)
60. 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)
64. Charlie Blackmon, $108,000,000 (2018-23)
65. Jose Reyes, $106,000,000 (2012-17)
. . . Justin Upton, $106,000,000 (2018-22)
67. Kevin Brown, $105,000,000 (1999-2005)
. . . Homer Bailey, $105,000,000 (2014-19)
. . . Ryan Braun, $105,000,000 (2016-20)
70. 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)
75. Adam Wainwright, $97,500,000 (2014-18)
76. Pablo Sandoval, $95,000,000 (2015-19)
77. Clayton Kershaw, $93,000,000 (2019-21)
78. Carlos Zambrano, $91,500,000 (2008-12)
79. Mike Piazza, $91,000,000 (1999-2005)
80. 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)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
5. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
6. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
7. Roger Clemens, $28,000,022 (2007)
8. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
… Yoenis Cespedes, $27,500,000 (2017-20)
10. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
11. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
12. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
13. 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)
20. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
21. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
22. Mike Trout, $24,083,333 (2015-20)
23. 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)
27. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
28. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
29. 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)
34. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
35. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
. . . Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Joey Votto, $22,500,000 (2014-23)
38. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
39. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
40. 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)
45. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143(2014-20)
46. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
47. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
48. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
49. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
50. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
52. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
53. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
54. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13)
55. 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)
61. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
62. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
63. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
64. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
65. James Shields, $18,750,000 (2015-18)
66. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
67. Buster Posey, $18,555,555 (2013-21)
68. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
69. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
70. 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)
85. Jose Reyes, $17,666,667 (2012-17)
86. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
. . . Homer Bailey, $17,500,000 (2014-19)
88. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
. . . Wade Davis, $17,333,333 (2018-20)
90. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
91. Aroldis Chapman, $17,200,000 (2017-21)
92. Jason Giambi, $17,142,857 (2002-08)
. . . Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
94. 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)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
4. Clayton Kershaw, $30,714,286 (2014-20)
5. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
6. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
7. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
8. Felix Hernandez, $25,000,000 (2013-19)
… Stephen Strasburg, $25,000,000 (2017-23)
… Jake Arrieta, $25,000,000 (2018-20)
11. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
12. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
13. Cole Hamels, $24,000,000 (2013-18)
… Cliff Lee, $24,000,000 (2011-15)
15. CC Sabathia, $23,000,000 (2009-15)
16. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
17. Masahiro Tanaka, $22,142,857 (2014-20)
18. Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
19. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
20. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
21. Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
22. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19)
23. Tim Lincecum, $20,250,000 (2012-13) 
24. Roy Halladay, $20,000,000 (2011-13)
25. Adam Wainwright, $19,500,000 (2014-18)
26. James Shields, $18,750,000 (2015-18)
27. Carlos Zambrano, $18,300,000 (2008-12)
28. Roger Clemens, $18,000,000 (2005)
. . . Barry Zito, $18,000,000 (2007-13)
. . . Jeff Samardzija, $18,000,000 (2016-20)
31. Tim Lincecum, $17,500,000 (2014-15)
. . . Homer Bailey, $17,500,000 (2014-19)
33. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
34. Josh Beckett, $17,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
36. A.J. Burnett, $16,500,000 (2009-13)
. . . John Lackey, $16,500,000 (2010-14)
38. 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)
46. Jason Schmidt, $15,666,667 (2007-09)
47. Jake Arrieta, $15,637,500 (2017)
48. Felix Hernandez, $15,600,000 (2010-14)
49. C.J. Wilson, $15,500,000 (2012-16)
50. Max Scherzer, $15,250,000 (2014)
51. Mike Hampton, $15,125,000 (2001-08)
52. Kevin Brown, $15,000,000 (1999-2005)
. . . Derek Lowe, $15,000,000 (2009-12)
. . . Hiroki Kuroda, $15,000,000 (2013)
. . . Hisashi Iwakuma, $15,000,000 (2016-18)
56. Roy Oswalt, $14,600,000 (2007-11)
57. Mark Buehrle, $14,500,000 (2012-15)
. . . Jake Peavy, $14,500,000 (2013-14)
59. 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. Wade Davis, $17,333,333 (2018-20)
2. Aroldis Chapman, $17,200,000 (2017-21)
3. Kenley Jansen, $16,000,000 (2017-21)
4. Mark Melancon, $15,500,000 (2017-20)
5. Mariano Rivera, $15,000,000 (2008-10) (2011-12)
6. Rafael Soriano, $14,000,000 (2013-14)
7. Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
… Jonathan Papelbon, $12,500,000 (2012-15)
9. Francisco Rodriguez, $12,333,333 (2009-11)
10. Jonathan Papelbon, $12,000,000 (2011)
11. Joe Nathan, $11,750,000 (2008-11)
12. Rafael Soriano, $11,666,667 (2011-13)
13. Francisco Cordero, $11,500,000 (2008-11)
. . . David Robertson, $11,500,000 (2015-18)
15. Zach Britton, $11,400,000 (2017)
16. Aroldis Chapman, $11,325,000 (2016)
17. Billy Wagner, $10,750,000 (2006-09)
18. Kenley Jansen, $10,650,000 (2016)
19. Cody Allen, $10,750,000 (2018)
20. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
. . . Brandon Morrow, $10,500,000 (2018-19)
22. Kerry Wood, $10,250,000 (2009-10)
23. 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)
28. B.J. Ryan, $9,400,000 (2006-10)
29. Jonathan Papelbon, $9,350,000 (2010)
30. 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)
34. Brian Fuentes, $8,750,000 (2009-10)
35. Drew Storen, $8,375,000 (2016)
36. Joakim Soria, $8,333,333 (2016-18)
37. Greg Holland, $8,250,000 (2015)
38. Aroldis Chapman, $8,050,000 (2015)
39. Trevor Hoffman, $8,000,000 (2010)
. . . Wade Davis, $8,000,000 (2016)
. . . Brad Ziegler, $8,000,000 (2017-18)
42. Aroldis Chapman, $7,835,772 (2014)
43. Joaquin Benoit, $7,750,000(2014-15)
. . . Darren O’Day, $7,750,000 (2016-19)
. . . Addison Reed, $7,750,000 (2017)
46. Brett Cecil, $7,625,000 (2017-20)
47. 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)
… Carlos Santana, $20,000,000 (2018-20)
11. Ryan Howard, $18,000,000 (2009-11)
. . . Eric Hosmer, $18,000,000 (2018-25)
13. Jason Giambi, $17,142,857 (2002-08)
14. Carlos Delgado, $17,000,000 (2001-04)
. . . Jeff Bagwell, $17,000,000 (2002-06)
16. Freddie Freeman, $16,875,000 (2014-21)
17. Mike Napoli, $16,000,000 (2014-15)
18. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
19. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
20. Brandon Belt, $14,560,000 (2017-21)
21. Albert Pujols, $14,285,214 (2004-10)
22. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
23. Adam Dunn, $14,000,000 (2011-14)
. . . Ian Desmond, $14,000,000 (2017-21)
25. Wil Myers, $13,833,333 (2017-22)
26. Justin Morneau, $13,333,333 (2008-13)
27. Carlos Delgado, $13,000,000 (2005-08)
. . . Derrick Lee, $13,000,000 (2006-10)
29. Joey Votto, $12,666,667 (2011-13)
30. Paul Konerko, $12,500,000 (2011-13)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,500,000 (2015-16)
32. Eric Hosmer, $12,250,000 (2017)
33. Paul Konerko, $12,000,000 (2006-10)
. . . Carlos Guillen, $12,000,000 (2008-11)
. . . Adam LaRoche, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
36. Aubrey Huff, $11,000,000 (2011-12)
37. Kevin Youkilis, $10,281,250 (2009-12)
38. Ryan Howard, $10,000,000 (2008)
. . . Carlos Pena, $10,000,000 (2011)
40. Edwin Encarnacion, $9,666,667 (2013-15)
41. Prince Fielder, $9,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Rafael Palmeiro, $9,000,000 (1999-2003)
43. 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. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
3. Ian Kinsler, $15,000,000 (2013-17)
4. Ben Zobrist, $14,000,000 (2016-19)
5. Dustin Pedroia, $13,750,000(2014-21)
6. Chase Utley, $13,500,000 (2014-15)

7. Dan Uggla, $12,400,000 (2011-15)
8. Chase Utley, $12,142,857 (2007-13)
9. Brandon Phillips, $12,083,333 (2012-17)
10. Aaron Hill, $11,666,667 (2014-16)
11. Brian Roberts, $10,000,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
13. Rickie Weeks, $9,675,000 (2011-14)
14. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
15. Howie Kendrick, $8,375,000 (2012-15)
16. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
17.  Dan Uggla, $7,800,000 (2010)
18.  Omar Infante, $7,562,500 (2014-17)
19. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
20. Brian Roberts, $7,150,000 (2008-09)
21. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)
23. Marco Scutaro, $6,666,667 (2013-15)
24. Orlando Hudson, $6,250,000 (2008)
. . . Luis Castillo, $6,250,000 (2008-11)
26. Jedd Gyorko, $5,918,483 (2014-19)
27. 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)
31. Clint Barmes, $5,250,000 (2012-13)
32. Kolten Wong, $5,100,000 (2016-20)
33. 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. Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2018)
3. Miguel Cabrera, $19,037,500 (2008-15)
4. Pablo Sandoval, $19,000,000 (2015-19)
… Adrian Beltre, $18,000,000 (2017-18)
6. David Wright, $17,250,000 (2013-20)
7. Ryan Zimmerman, $16,666,667 (2014-19)
… Evan Longoria, $16,666,667 (2017-22)
9. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
… Adrian Beltre, $16,000,000 (2011-15)
… Manny Machado, $16,000,000 (2018)
12. Aramis Ramirez, $15,000,000 (2007-11)
13. Nolan Arenado, $14,750,000 (2017-18)
14. Josh Donaldson, $14,325,000 (2016-17)
15. Kyle Seager, $14,285,714 (2015-21)
16. Chipper Jones, $14,000,000 (2010-12)
17. Martin Prado, $13,333,333 (2017-19)
18. Chase Headley, $13,000,000 (2015-18)
19. Adrian Beltre, $12,800,000 (2005-09)
20. Mike Lowell, $12,500,000 (2008-10)
21. Chipper Jones, $12,333,333 (2006-08)
22. Anthony Rendon, $12,300,000 (2018)
23. Aramis Ramirez, $12,000,000 (2012-14)
. . . Kevin Youkilis, $12,000,000 (2013)
. . . Todd Frazier, $12,000,000 (2017)
26. Scott Rolen, $11,500,000 (2003-10)
. . . Troy Glaus, $11,500,000 (2005-08)
. . . Manny Machado, $11,500,000 (2017)
29. Eric Chavez, $11,000,000 (2005-10)
30. Kris Bryant, $10,850,000 (2018)
31. Martin Prado, $10,000,000 (2013-16)
32. Eugenio Suarez, $9,428,571 (2018-24)
33. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
34. 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)
… J.D. Martinez, $22,000,000 (2018-22)
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
10. Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
11. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
12. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
13. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
14. Ryan Braun, $21,000,000 (2016-20)
15. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
16. Manny Ramirez, $20,000,000 (2001-08)
. . . Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
18. Shin-Soo Choo, $18,571,429 (2014-20)
19. Andruw Jones, $18,100,000 (2008-09)
20. 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)
28. Matt Holliday, $17,142,857 (2010-16)
29. Carlos Beltran, $17,000,000 (2005-11)
. . . Alfonso Soriano, $17,000,000 (2007-14)
. . . Andre Ethier, $17,000,000 (2013-17)
32. Carlos Lee, $16,666,667 (2007-12)
33. Jason Bay, $16,500,000 (2010-13)
. . . Dexter Fowler, $16,500,000 (2017-21)
35. Lorenzo Cain, $16,000,000 (2018-22)
36. Barry Bonds, $15,800,000 (2007)
37. B.J. Upton, $15,050,000 (2013-17)
38. Magglio Ordonez, $15,000,000 (2005-09)
. . . Carlos Beltran, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
. . . Curtis Granderson, $15,000,000 (2014-17)
41. Ryan Braun, $14,550,000 (2011-20)
42. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
43. Vladimir Guerrero, $14,000,000 (2004-08)
. . . J.D. Drew, $14,000,000 (2007-11)
. . . Nick Swisher, $14,000,000 (2013-16)
46. Hunter Pence, $13,800,000 (2013)
47. Bryce Harper, $13,625,000 (2017)
48. 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. Paul DeJong, $4,333,333 (2018-23)
2. Chris Archer, $4,250,000 (2014-19)
3. Tim Anderson, $4,166,667 (2017-22)
4. Scott Kingery, $4,000,000 (2018-23)
5. Evan Longoria, $2,916,667 (2008-13)
6. Matt Moore, $2,800,000 (2012-16)
7. CC Sabathia, $2,375,000 (2002-05)
8. Jon Singleton, $2,000,000 (2014-18)
9. Salvador Perez, $1,400,000 (2012-16)
10. Roy Halladay, $1,233,333 (2000-02)
11. 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. Ketel Marte, $4,800,000 (2018-22)
15. Juan Lagares, $4,710,739 (2015-19)
16. Yordano Ventura, $4,600,000 (2015-19)
17. Nomar Garciaparra, $4,650,000 (1998-2002)
18. Brian McCann, $4,466,667 (2007-12)
19. Carlos Santana, $4,200,380 (2012-16)
20. Grady Sizemore, $3,908,333 (2006-11)
21. 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. Kris Bryant, $10,850,000 (2018)
7. David Wright, $9,166,667 (2007-12)
8. Kevin Kiermaier, $8,916,667 (2017-22)
9. Jason Kipnis, $8,750,000 (2014-19)
10. Matt Carpenter, $8,666,667 (2014-19)
11. Andrew McCutchen, $8,583,333 (2012-17)
12. Starlin Castro, $8,571,143 (2013-19)
13. Justin Upton, $8,541,667 (2010-15)
14. Jay Bruce, $8,500,000 (2011-16)
15. Gio Gonzalez, $8,400,000 (2012-16)
16. Pat Burrell, $8,333,333 (2003-08)
17. Rougned Odor, $8,250,000 (2017-22)
18. Corey Kluber, $7,700,000 (2015-19)
19. Robinson Cano, $7,500,000 (2008-11)
20. Clay Buchholz, $7,486,250 (2012-15) *
21. Cole Hamels, $6,833,333 (2009-11)
22. Dustin Pedroia, $6,750,000 (2009-14)
. . . Jaime Garcia, $6,750,000 (2012-15)
24. Chris Sale, $6,500,000 (2013-17)
25. Allen Craig, $6,200,000 (2013-17)
26. Ender Inciarte, $6,105,000 (2017-21)
27. Trevor Cahill, $6,100,000 (2011-15)
. . . Odubel Herrera, $6,100,000 (2017-21)
29. Yovani Gallardo, $6,020,000 (2010-14)
30. Jon Lester, $6,000,000 (2009-13)
31. Derek Holland, $5,700,000 (2012-16)
32. Vladimir Guerrero, $5,600,000 (1999-2003)
33. Nick Swisher, $5,350,000 (2007-11)
34. Jose Ramirez, $5,200,000 (2017-21)
35. Kolten Wong, $5,100,000 (2016-20)
36. Cameron Maybin, $5,000,000 (2012-16)
37. Brandon Webb, $4,875,000 (2006-09)
38. 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. George Springer, $12,000,000 (2018-19)
12. Nick Markakis, $11,016,667 (2009-14)
13. Alex Rios, $10,666,667 (2009-14)
14. Craig Kimbrel, $10,500,000 (2014-17)
15. Carlos Martinez, $10,200,000 (2017-21)
16. David Price, $10,112,500 (2013)
17. Dee Gordon, $10,000,000 (2016-20)
18. Scott Kazmir, $9,500,000 (2009-11)
19. Eugenio Suarez, $9,428,571 (2018-24)
20. Prince Fielder, $9,000,000 (2009-10)
. . . Ryan Zimmerman, $9,000,000 (2009-13)
22. Roy Oswalt, $8,450,000 (2005-06)
23. Joe Mauer, $8,250,000 (2007-10)
24. Torii Hunter, $8,000,000 (2003-06)
25. Mark Teixeira, $7,700,000 (2006-07)
26. Ervin Santana, $7,500,000 (2009-12)
. . . Billy Butler, $7,500,000 (2011-14)
28. Lance Lynn, $7,333,333 (2015-17)
29. Josh Harrison, $6,825,000 (2015-18)
30. Brandon Phillips, $6,750,000 (2008-11)
. . . Johnny Cueto, $6,750,000 (2011-14)
32. Wade Miley, $6,416,667 (2015-17)
33. Michael Brantley, $6,250,000 (2014-17)
34. Mark Buehrle, $6,000,000 (2004-06)
. . . Bill Hall, $6,000,000 (2007-10)
36. 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. Josh Donaldson, $23,000,000 (2018)
4. Adrian Gonzalez, $22,000,000 (2012-18) *
5. Bryce Harper, $21,625,000 (2018)
6. Rick Porcello, $20,625,000 (2016-19) *
7. Matt Kemp, $20,000,000 (2012-19)
8. Derek Jeter, $18,900,000 (2001-10)
9. Vernon Wells, $18,000,000 (2008-14)
… Charlie Blackmon, $18,000,000 (2018-23)
11. Jake Peavy, $17,333,333 (2010-12)
12. Jered Weaver, $17,000,000 (2012-16)
13. Michael Young, $16,000,000 (2009-13)
. . . Manny Machado, $16,000,000 (2018)
15. Todd Helton, $15,722,222 (2003-11)
16. Prince Fielder, $15,500,000 (2011)
17. Max Scherzer, $15,250,000 (2014)
18. Roy Oswalt, $14,600,000 (2007-11)
19. Adam Jones, $14,250,000 (2013-18)
20. Lance Berkman, $14,166,667 (2005-10)
21. John Danks, $13,000,000 (2012-16)
. . . Danny Duffy, $13,000,000 (2017-21)
23. Pedro Martinez, $12,500,000 (1998-2003)
. . . Andruw Jones, $12,500,000 (2002-07)
. . . Brad Lidge, $12,500,000 (2009-11)
26. Carlos Delgado, $12,000,000 (2000-02)
. . . Miguel Montero, $12,000,000 (2013-17)
28. Chad Billingsley, $11,666,667 (2012-14)
29. Wandy Rodriguez, $11,333,333 (2011-13)
30. 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)
… Clayton Kershaw, $31,000,000 (2019-21)
5. Max Scherzer, $30,000,000 (2015-21)
6. Alex Rodriguez, $27,500,000 (2008-17)
7. Jon Lester, $25,833,333 (2015-20)
8. Justin Verlander, $25,714,286 (2013-19)
9. Alex Rodriguez, $25,200,000 (2001-10)
10. 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)

14. Zack Greinke, $24,500,000 (2013-18)
15. CC Sabathia, $24,400,000 (2012-16)
16. 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)
20. Prince Fielder, $23,777,778 (2012-20)
21. Jose Altuve, $23,357,143 (2018-24)
22. 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)
26. Johan Santana, $22,916,667 (2008-13)
27. Mark Teixeira, $22,500,000 (2009-16)
. . . Manny Ramirez, $22,500,000 (2009-10)
29. Justin Upton, $22,125,000 (2016-21)
30. Hanley Ramirez, $22,000,000 (2015-18)
. . . Jordan Zimmermann, $22,000,000 (2016-20)
. . . J.D. Martinez, $22,000,000 (2018-22)
33. Jacoby Ellsbury, $21,857,143 (2014-20)
34. Johnny Cueto, $21,666,667 (2016-21)
35. Matt Cain, $21,250,000 (2012-17)
36. Justin Upton, $21,200,000 (2018-22)
37. Yu Darvish, $21,000,000 (2018-23)
38. Carl Crawford, $20,285,714 (2011-17)
39. 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)