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The 2014 salaries for the top 25 Major League Baseball players on active rosters and disabled lists. Figures were obtained by the Associated Press from management and player sources and include salaries and pro-rated shares of signing bonuses and other guaranteed income. For some players, parts of salaries deferred without interest are discounted to reflect present-day values
Complete List of 2014 players earning 1 million and over

Rank Player - Position Team Salary
1 Zack Greinke - Starting Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers $26,000,000
2 Cliff Lee - Starting Pitcher Philadelphia Phillies $25,000,000
3 Ryan Howard - 1st Base Philadelphia Phillies $25,000,000
4 Prince Fielder - 1st Base Texas Rangers $24,000,000
5 Robinson Cano - 2nd Base Seattle Mariners $24,000,000
6 Cole Hamels - Starting Pitcher Philadelphia Philies $23,500,000
7 Mark Teixeira - 1st Base New York Yankees $23,125,000
8 C.C. Sabathia - Starting Pitcher New York Yankees $23,000,000
9 Joe Mauer - 1st Base, DH Minnesota Twins $23,000,000
10 Albert Pujols - 1st Base, DH Los Angeles Angles $23,000,000
11 Felix Hernandez - Starting Pitcher Seattle Mariners $22,857,142
12 Miguel Cabrera - 1st Base Detroit Tigers $22,000,000
Masahiro Tanaka - Starting Pitcher New York Yankees $22,000,000
14 Adrian Gonzalez - 1st Base Los Angeles Dodgers $21,857,142
15 Matt Kemp - Center Field, Right Field Los Angels Dodgers $21,250,000
16 Jacoby Ellsbury - Center Field New York Yankees $21,142,857
17 Carl Crawford - Left Field Los Angeles Dodgers $21,107,142
18 Matt Cain - Starting Pitcher San Francisco Giants $20,833,333
19 Jayson Werth - Right Field Washington Nationals $20,571,428
20 David Wright - 3rd Base New York Mets $20,000,000
Justin Verlander - Starting Pitcher Detroit Tigers $20,000,000
22 Adam Wainwright - Starting Pitcher St. Louis Cardinals $19,500,000
23 Mark Buehrle - Starting Pitcher Tortono Blue Jays $19,000,000
24 Josh Hamilton - Right Field, Center Field Los Angeles Angles $17,400,000
25 Josh Beckett - Starting Pitcher Los Angeles Dodgers $17,000,000
Matt Holliday - Left Field St. Louis Cardinals $17,000,000
Adrian Beltre - 3rd Base Minnesota Twins $17,000,000
Tim Lincecum - Starting Pitcher San Francisco Giants $17,000,000
Brian McCann - Catcher New York Yankees $17,000,000

The 2013 salaries for the top 25 Major League Baseball players on active rosters and disabled lists.
Complete List of 2013 players earning 1 million and over

RankPlayerTeamPositionSalaryAge
1 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees Third baseman $29,000,000 36
2 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies Starting pitcher $25,000,000 33
3 Johan Santana New York Mets Starting pitcher $24,644,708 33
4 Vernon Wells New York Yankees Left fielder $24,642,857 34
5 CC Sabathia New York Yankees Starting pitcher $24,285,714 31
6 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees First baseman $23,125,000 32
7 Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers First baseman $23,000,000 28
8 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins Catcher $23,000,000 29
9 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants Starting pitcher $22,250,000 28
10 Adrian Gonzalez Los Angeles Dodgers First baseman $21,857,143 30
11 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Third baseman $21,000,000 29
12 Zack Greinke Los Angeles Dodgers Starting pitcher $21,000,000 28
13 Carl Crawford Los Angeles Dodgers Left fielder $20,857,143 30
14 Matt Cain San Francisco Giants Starting pitcher $20,833,333 27
15 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners Starting pitcher $20,557,143 26
16 Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies Starting pitcher $20,500,000 28
17 Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers Center fielder $20,250,000 27
18 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers Starting pitcher $20,100,000 29
19 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies Starting pitcher $20,000,000 35
20 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies First baseman $20,000,000 32
21 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants Starting pitcher $20,000,000 34
22 Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs Left fielder $19,000,000 36
23 Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds First baseman $18,910,655 28
24 Michael Young Philadelphia Phillies Third baseman $18,374,975 35
25 Josh Hamilton Los Angeles Angels Right fielder $17,400,000 31

The 2012 salaries for the top 25 Major League Baseball players on active rosters and disabled lists.
Complete List of 2012 players earning 1 million and over

Rank Player Team Salary Positiion
1 Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees $30,000,000 Third Baseman
2 Vernon Wells Los Angeles Angels $24,187,500 Outfielder
3 Johan Santana New York Mets $23,145,011 Pitcher
4 Mark Teixeira New York Yankees $23,125,000 First Baseman
5 Prince Fielder Detroit Tigers $23,000,000 First Baseman
5 Joe Mauer Minnesota Twins $23,000,000 Catcher
5 CC Sabathia New York Yankees $23,000,000 Pitcher
8 Adrian Gonzalez Boston Red Sox $21,857,142 First Baseman
9 Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies $21,500,000 Pitcher
10 Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers $21,000,000 First Baseman
11 Carl Crawford Boston Red Sox $20,357,142 Outfielder
12 Justin Verlander Detroit Tigers $20,100,000 Pitcher
13 Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies $20,000,000 Pitcher
13 Ryan Howard Philadelphia Phillies $20,000,000 First Baseman
15 Felix Hernandez Seattle Mariners $19,700,000 Pitcher
16 Carlos Lee Houston Astros $19,000,000 Outfielder
16 Alfonso Soriano Chicago Cubs $19,000,000 Outfielder
16 Carlos Zambrano Miami Marlins $19,000,000 Pitcher
16 Barry Zito San Francisco Giants $19,000,000 Pitcher
20 Torii Hunter Los Angeles Angels $18,500,000 Outfielder
21 Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants $18,250,000 Pitcher
22 Jason Bay New York Mets $18,125,000 Outfielder
23 Ichiro Suzuki Seattle Mariners $18,000,000 Outfielder
24 Josh Beckett Boston Red Sox $17,000,000 Pitcher
24 Jake Peavy Chicago White Sox $17,000,000 Pitcher

The 2011 salaries for the top 25 Major League Baseball players on active rosters and disabled lists.
Complete List of 2011 players earning 1 million and over

Player, Club Salary
1. Alex Rodriguez, NYY $32,000,000
2. Vernon Wells, LAA 26,642,857
3. CC Sabathia, NYY 24,285,714
4. Mark Teixeira, NYY 23,125,000
5. Joe Mauer, Min 23,000,000
6. Johan Santana, NYM 21,644,708
7. Todd Helton, Col 20,275,000
8. Miguel Cabrera, Det 20,000,000
(tie) Roy Halladay, Phi 20,000,000
(tie) Ryan Howard, Phi 20,000,000
11. Carlos Beltran, NYM 19,325,436
12. Carlos Lee, Hou 19,000,000
(tie) Alfonso Soriano, Cubs 19,000,000
14. Carlos Zambrano, Cubs 18,875,000
15. Torii Hunter, LAA 18,500,000
(tie) Barry Zito, SF 18,500,000
17. Jason Bay, NYM 18,125,000
18. Ichiro Suzuki, Sea 18,000,000
19. Josh Beckett, Bos 17,000,000
20. A.J. Burnett, NYY 16,500,000
21. Matt Holliday, StL 16,317,774
22. Michael Young, Tex 16,174,975
23. Roy Oswalt, Phi 16,000,000
(tie) Jake Peavy, WSox 16,000,000
25. John Lackey, Bos 15,950,000

The 2010 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
There are 433 baseball players earning $1 million or more.
Complete List of 2010 players earning 1 million and over

1 Alex Rodriguez, NYY $33,000,000
2. CC Sabathia, NYY 24,285,714
3. Derek Jeter, NYY 22,600,000
4,.Mark Teixeira, NYY 20,625,000
5,.Johan Santana, NYM 20,144,708
6. Miguel Cabrera, Det 20,000,000
7. Carlos Beltran, NYM 19,401,571
8. Ryan Howard, Phi 19,000,000
(tie) Carlos Lee, Hou 19,000,000
(tie) Alfonso Soriano, Cubs 19,000,000
11. Carlos Zambrano, Cubs 18,875,000
12. John Lackey, Bos 18,700,000
13. Manny Ramirez, LAD 18,695,007
14. Torii Hunter, LAA 18,500,000
(tie) Barry Zito, SF 18,500,000
16. Ichiro Suzuki, Sea 18,000,000
17. Magglio Ordonez, Det 17,825,976
18. Todd Helton, Col 17,775,000
19. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs 17,000,000
20. A.J. Burnett, NYY 16,500,000
21. Matt Holliday, StL 16,333,328
22. Vernon Wells, Tor 16,142,857
23. Chris Carpenter, StL 15,840,971
24. Roy Halladay, Phi 15,750,000
25. Hiroki Kuroda, LAD 15,433,333

The 2009 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
There are 433 baseball players earning $1 million or more.
Complete List of 2009 players earning 1 million and over


Rank PlayerSalaryTeam
1 Rodriguez, Alex $33,000,000 New York Yankees
2 Ramirez, Manny $23,854,494 Los Angeles Dodgers
3 Jeter, Derek $21,600,000 New York Yankees
4 Teixeira, Mark $20,625,000 New York Yankees
5 Beltran, Carlos $19,243,682 New York Mets
6 Lee, Carlos $19,000,000 Houston Astros
7 Ordonez, Magglio $18,971,596 Detroit Tigers
8 Santana, Johan $18,876,139 New York Mets
9 Zambrano, Carlos $18,750,000 Chicago Cubs
10 Zito, Barry $18,500,000 San Francisco Giants
11 Hunter, Torii $18,000,000 Los Angeles Angels
12 Suzuki, Ichiro $18,000,000 Seattle Mariners
13 Soriano, Alfonso $17,000,000 Chicago Cubs
14 Ramirez, Aramis $16,650,000 Chicago Cubs
15 Helton, Todd $16,600,000 Colorado Rockies
16 Burnett, A.J. $16,500,000 New York Yankees
17 Hudson, Tim $15,500,000 Atlanta Braves
18 Sabathia, CC $15,285,714 New York Yankees
19 Schmidt, Jason $15,217,401 Los Angeles Dodgers
20 Guerrero, Vladimir$15,000,000 Los Angeles Angels
21 Howard, Ryan $15,000,000 Philadelphia Phillies
22 Lowe,Derek $15,000,000 Atlanta Braves
23 Rivera, Mariano $15,000,000 New York Yankees
24 Tejada, Miguel $14,811,414 Houston Astros
25 Berkman, Lance $14,500,000 Houston Astros

The 2008 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
There are 434 baseball players earning $1 million or more.
Complete List of 2008 players earning 1 million and over


RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1 Rodriguez, Alex$28,000,000 New York Yankees
2 Giambi, Jason $23,428,571 New York Yankees
3 Jeter, Derek $21,600,000 New York Yankees
4 Ramirez, Manny $18,929,923 Boston Red Sox
5 Beltran, Carlos $18,622,809 New York Mets
6 Suzuki, Ichiro $17,102,149 Seattle Mariners
7 Santana, Johan $16,984,216 New York Mets
8 Helton, Todd $16,600,000 Colorado Rockies
9 Hunter, Torii $16,500,000 Los Angeles Angels
10 Abreu, Bobby $16,000,000 New York Yankees
11 Delgado, Carlos $16,000,000 New York Mets
12 Pettitte, Andy $16,000,000 New York Yankees
13 Zambrano, Carlos $16,000,000 Chicago Cubs
14 Hampton, Mike $15,975,184 Atlanta Braves
15 Ordonez, Magglio $15,768,174 Detroit Tigers
16 Furcal, Rafael $15,730,195 Los Angeles Dodgers
17 Thome, Jim $15,666,666 Chicago White Sox
18 Guerrero, Vladimir $15,500,000 Los Angeles Angels
19 Hudson, Tim $15,500,000 Atlanta Braves
20 Sexson, Richie $15,500,000 Seattle Mariners
21 Schmidt, Jason $15,217,401 Los Angeles Dodgers
22 Johnson, Randy $15,100,546 Arizona Diamondbacks
23 Ramirez, Aramis $15,000,000 Chicago Cubs
24 Rivera, Mariano $15,000,000 New York Yankees
25 Tejada, Miguel $14,811,414 Houston Astros

The 2007 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
There are 425 baseball players earning $1 million or more.
Complete List of 2007 players earning 1 million and over


RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1 Rodriguez, Alex $27,708,525 New York Yankees
2 Giambi, Jason $23,428,571 New York Yankees
3 Jeter, Derek $21,600,000 New York Yankees
4 Ramirez, Manny $17,016,381 Boston Red Sox
5 Helton, Todd $16,600,000 Colorado Rockies
6 Colon, Bartolo $16,000,000 Los Angeles Angels
tie Pettitte, Andy $16,000,000 New York Yankees
8 Schmidt, Jason $15,703,946 Los Angeles Dodgers
9 Bonds, Barry $15,533,970 San Francisco Giants
10 Sexson, Richie $15,500,000 Seattle Mariners
11 Abreu, Bobby $15,000,000 New York Yankees
12 Thome, Jim $14,833,333 Chicago White Sox
13 Berkman, Lance $14,500,000 Houston Astros
tie Delgado, Carlos $14,500,000 New York Mets
tie Guerrero, Vladimir $14,500,000 Los Angeles Angels
tie Hampton, Mike $14,500,000 Atlanta Braves
17 Martinez, Pedro $14,002,234 New York Mets
18 Drew, J.D. $14,000,000 Boston Red Sox
tie Jones, Andruw $14,000,000 Atlanta Braves
20 Tejada, Miguel $13,811,415 Baltimore Orioles
21 Furcal, Rafael $13,730,196 Los Angeles Dodgers
22 Beltran, Carlos $13,571,429 New York Mets
23 Burrell, Pat $13,250,000 Philadelphia Phillies
tie Lee, Derrek $13,250,000 Chicago Cubs
tie Ortiz, David $13,250,000 Boston Red Sox

Rocket's Re-Entry

Roger Clemens re-signed with the NY Yankees. The 1 year deal would amount to $28 million, making him the highest paid player in the game. The actual pro-rated salary breaks down as follows assuming he returns June 1. His actual first appearance was on June 9, 2007.

18.7 Million
Pro-rated salary
$765,027
Earnings for each of his projected 24 starts
$153,000
For each day he is on the Yankees' roster
$145,833 per strikeout
If he matches his rate of 5.4 per start of last year
$7,650
Per pitch, based on 100 pitches per start

The 2006 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
Complete List of 2006 players earning 1 million and over

RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1 Rodriquez, Alex $21,680,727 New York Yankees
2 Jeter, Derek $20,600,000 New York Yankees
3 Giambi, Jason $20,428,571 New York Yankees
4 Bagwell, Jeff $19,369,019 Houston Astros
5 Bonds, Barry $19,331,470 San Francisco Giants
6 Mussina, Mike $19,000,000 New York Yankees
7 Ramirez, Manny $18,279,238 Boston Red Sox
8 Helton, Todd $16,600,000 Colorado Rockies
9 Pettitte, Andy $16,428,416 Houston Astros
10 Ordonez, Magglio $16,200,000 Detroit Tigers
11 Johnson, Randy $15,661,427 New York Yankees
12 Park, Chan Ho $15,505,142 San Diego Padres
13 Martinez, Pedro $14,875,000 New York Mets
14 Hampton, Mike $14,503,543 Atlanta Braves
15 Berkman, Lance $14,500,000 Houston Astros
16 Thome, Jim $14,166,667 Chicago White Sox
17 Colon, Bartolo $14,000,000 Los Angeles Angels
18 Pujols, Albert $14,000,000 St. Louis Cardinals
19 Abreu, Bobby $13,600,000 Philadelphia Phillies
20 Beltran, Carlos $13,571,428 New York Mets
21 Delgato, Carlos $13,500,000 New York Mets
22 Guerrero, Vladimir $13,500,000 Los Angeles Angels
23 Jones, Andruw $13,500,000 Atlanta Braves
24 Damon, Johnny $13,000,000 New York Yankees
25 Matsui, Hideki $13,000,000 New York Yankees

The 2005 salariesfor the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
Complete List of 2005 players earning over 1 million

RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1 Rodriguez, Alex $26,000,000 New York Yankees
2 Bonds, Barry $22,000,000 San Francisco Giants
3 Ramirez, Manny $22,000,000 Boston Red Sox
4 Jeter, Derek $19,600,000 New York Yankees
5 Mussina, Mike $19,000,000 New York Yankees
6 Bagwell, Jeff $18,000,000 Houston Astros
7 Clemens, Roger $18,000,000 Houston Astros
8 Sosa, Sammy $17,000,000 Baltimore Orioles
9 Piazza, Mike $16,071,429 New York Mets
10 Jones, Chipper $16,061,802 Atlanta Braves
11 Johnson, Randy $16,000,000 New York Yankees
12 Brown, Kevin $15,714,286 New York Yankees
13 Hampton, Mike $15,125,000 Atlanta Braves
14 Park, Chan Ho $15,000,000 Texas Rangers
15 Schilling, Curt $14,500,000 Boston Red Sox
16 Giambi, Jason $13,428,571 New York Yankees
17 Dreifort, Darren $13,400,000 Los Angeles Dodgers
18 Thome, Jim $13,166,667 Philadelphia Phillies
19 Abreu, Bobby $13,100,000 Philadelphia Phillies
20 Jones, Andruw $13,000,000 Atlanta Braves
21 Sheffield, Gary $13,000,000 New York Yankees
22 Walker, Larry $12,666,667 St. Louis Cardinals
23 Helton, Todd $12,600,000 Colorado Rockies
24 Griffey Jr, Ken $12,500,000 Cincinnati Reds
25 Guerrero, Vladimir $12,500,000 Los Angeles Angels

The 2004 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value.
Complete list of 2004 players earning over 1 million and over

RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1 Ramirez, Manny $22,500,000 Boston Red Sox
2 Rodriguez, Alex $22,000,000 New York Yankees
3 Delgado, Carlos $19,700,000 Toronto Blue Jays
4 Jeter, Derek $18,600,000 New York Yankees
5 Bonds, Barry $18,000,000 San Francisco Giants
6 Martinez, Pedro $17,500,000 Boston Red Sox
7 Vaughn, Mo $17,166,667 New York Mets
8 Green, Shawn $16,666,667 Los Angeles Dodgers
9 Piazza, Mike $16,071,429 New York Mets
10 Bagwell, Jeff $16,000,000 Houston Astros
11 Johnson, Randy $16,000,000 Arizona Diamondbacks
12 Mussina, Mike $16,000,000 New York Yankees
13 Sosa, Sammy $16,000,000 Chicago Cubs
14 Brown, Kevin $15,714,286 New York Yankees
15 Jones, Chipper $15,333,333 Atlanta Braves
16 Hampton, Mike $14,625,000 Atlanta Braves
17 Ordonez, Magglio $14,000,000 Chicago White Sox
18 Park, Chan Ho $14,000,000 Texas Rangers
19 Sheffield, Gary $13,000,000 New York Yankees
20 Walker, Larry $12,666,667 Colorado Rockies
21 Griffey Jr, Ken $12,500,000 Cincinnati Reds
22 Hidalgo, Richard $12,500,000 Houston Astros
23 Jones, Andruw $12,500,000 Atlanta Braves
24 Morris, Matt $12,500,000 St. Louis Cardinals
25 Giambi, Jason $12,428,571 New York Yankees

2004 Salary Arbitration Figures

Player, Pos.TeamAskedOffered2003 Salary
Kevin Millwood, RHP Phillies $12,500,000 $10,000,000 $9,900,000
Albert Pujols, 1B-OF Cardinals $10,500,000 $7,000,000 $900,000
Eric Gagne, RHP Dodgers $8,000,000 $5,000,000 $550,000
David Ortiz, 1B-DH Red Sox $5,000,000 $4,250,000 $1,250,000
Placido Polanco, INF Phillies $4,500,000 $3,400,000 $2,875,000
Doug Mientkiewicz, 1B Twins $3,600,000 $2,500,000 $1,750,000
A.J. Pierzynski, C Giants $3,500,000 $2,250,000 $365,000
Melvin Mora, UT Orioles $3,300,000 $2,400,000 $1,725,000
Vicente Padilla, RHP Phillies $2,950,000 $2,350,000 $425,000
Shea Hillenbrand, 3B D'backs $2,875,000 $2,400,000 $407,500
Jay Gibbons, 1B-OF Orioles $2,800,000 $2,400,000 $375,000
Gabe White, LHP Yankees $2,700,000 $1,825,000 $3,316,667
Johan Santana, LHP Twins $2,450,000 $1,600,000 $335,000
Darrell May, LHP Royals $2,200,000 $1,850,000 $450,000
David Eckstein, SS Angels $2,150,000 $1,600,000 $425,000
Shawn Chacon, RHP Rockies $2,100,000 $1,650,000 $300,000
Jack Wilson, SS Pirates $1,850,000 $1,400,000 $335,000
Guillermo Mota, RHP Dodgers $1,750,000 $1,200,000 $675,000
Kyle Farnsworth, RHP Cubs $1,700,000 $1,100,000 $600,000
Nick Johnson, 1B Expos $1,600,000 $1,200,000 $364,100
B.J. Ryan, LHP Orioles $1,550,000 $1,000,000 $762,500
Chris Reitsma, RHP Reds $1,450,000 $950,000 $350,000
Jolbert Cabrera, UT Dodgers $1,350,000 $850,000 $435,000
Chad Bradford, RHP Athletics $1,125,000 $850,000 $331,000
J.C. Romero, LHP Twins $925,000 $650,000 $325,000

The 2003 salaries for the top 25 contracts by average annual value and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses.
Complete list of 2003 players earning 1 million and over

RankPlayerSalaryTeam
1Rodriguez, Alex $22,000,000 Texas Rangers
2Ramirez, Manny $20,000,000Boston Red Sox
3Delgado, Carlos $18,700,000 Toronto Blue Jays
4Vaughn, Mo $17,166,667 NY Mets
5Sosa, Sammy $16,000,000 Chicago Cubs
6Brown, Kevin J $15,714,286 LA Dodgers
7Green, Shawn $15,666,667 LA Dodgers
8Jeter, Derek $15,600,000 NY Yankees
9Piazza, Mike $15,571,429 NY Mets
10Bonds, Barry $15,500,000 SF Giants
11Martinez, Pedro $15,500,000 Boston Red Sox
12Johnson, Randy $15,000,000 Arizona Diamondbacks
13Maddux, Greg $14,750,000 Atlanta Braves
14Hampton, Mike $13,625,000 Atlanta Braves
15Jones, Chipper $13,333,333 Atlanta Braves
16Bagwell, Jeff $13,000,000 Houston Astros
17Belle, Albert $13,000,000 Baltimore Orioles
18Gonzalez, Juan $13,000,000 Texas Rangers
19Mondesi, Raul $13,000,000 NY Yankees
20Park, Chan Ho $13,000,000 Texas Rangers
21Walker, Larry $12,666,667 Colorado Rockies
22Griffey Jr, Ken $12,500,000 Cincinnati Reds
23Dreifort, Darren $12,400,000 LA Dodgers
24Williams, Bernie $12,357,143 NY Yankees
25Burnitz, Jeromy $12,166,667 NY Mets

The 2002 salaries for the top 15 contracts by average annual value and include all guaranteed income but not income from potential incentive bonuses.

Player Team YearsAvg. Salary
Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers 2001-10 $25,200,000
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox 2001-08 $20,000,000
Derek Jeter NY Yankees 2001-10 $18,900,000
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 2002-05 $18,000,000
Barry Bonds SF Giants 2002-06 $18,000,000
Jason Giambi NY Yankees 2002-08 $17,142,857
Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 2002-06 $17,000,000
Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jays 2001-04 $17,000,000
Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 2003-11 $15,722,222
Roger Clemens NY Yankees 2001-02 $15,450,000
Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies 2001-08 $15,125,000
Kevin Brown LA Dodgers 1999-05 $15,000,000
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 2001-06 $15,000,000
Mike Mussina NY Yankees 2001-06 $14,750,000
Shawn Green LA Dodgers 2000-05 $14,000,000

The 2001 salaries for the players earning 12 million or more.
Complete list of 2001 players earning 1 million and over

Player Team Years Avg. Salary
Alex Rodriguez Texas Rangers 2001-10 $25,200,000
Manny Ramirez Boston Red Sox 2001-08 $20,000,000
Derek Jeter NY Yankees 2001-10 $18,900,000
Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 2002-06 $17,000,000
Carlos Delgado Toronto Blue Jay 2001-04 $17,000,000
Roger Clemens NY Yankees 2001-02 $15,450,000
Mike Hampton Colorado Rockies 2001-08 $15,125,000
Kevin Brown LA Dodgers 1999-05 $15,000,000
Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves 2001-06 $15,000,000
Mike Mussina NY Yankees 2001-06 $14,750,000
Shawn Green LA Dodgers 2000-05 $14,000,000
Mo Vaughn Anaheim Angels 1999-04 $13,333,333
Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 1999-02 $13,100,000
Mike Piazza NY Mets 1999-05 $13,000,000
Albert Belle Baltimore Orioles 1999-03 $13,000,000
Ken Griffey Jr. Cincinnati Reds 2000-08 $12,944,444
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 1998-03 $12,500,000
Larry Walker Colorado Rockies 2000-05 $12,500,000
Bernie Williams NY Yankees 1999-05 $12,500,000
Pedro Martinez Boston Red Sox 1998-03 $12,000,000

The 2000 salaries for the top 15 major league baseball players on opening day rosters.
Complete list of 2000 players earning 1 million and over

Player Salary
1. Kevin Brown, L.A. $15,714,286
2. Randy Johnson, Ariz. $13,350,000
3. Albert Belle, Balt. $12,868,670
4. Bernie Williams, NYY $12,357,143
5. Larry Walker, Col. $12,142,857
6. Mike Piazza, NYM $12,071,429
7. David Cone, NYY $12,000,000
8. Pedro J. Martinez, Bos. $11,500,000
9. Mo Vaughn, Ana. $11,166,667
10. Greg Maddux, Atl. $11,100,000
11. Sammy Sosa, Cubs $11,000,000
12. Barry Bonds, S.F. $10,658,826
13. Derek Jeter, NYY $10,000,000
(tie) Raul Mondesi, Tor. $10,000,000
15. Gary Sheffield, L.A. $9,916,667

The 1999 salaries for the top 15 major league baseball players on opening day rosters.
Complete list of 1999 players earning 1 million and over


Player / Team / Salary

1. Albert Belle, Bal - $11,949,794
2. Pedro J. Martinez, Bos - 11,000,000
3. Kevin Brown, LA - 10,714,286
4. Greg Maddux, Atl - 10,600,000
5. Gary Sheffield, LA - 9,916,667
6. Bernie Williams, NYY - 9,857,143
7. Barry Bonds, SF - 9,381,057
8. Randy Johnson, Ari - 9,350,000
9. Raul Mondesi, LA - 9,000,000
(tie) Sammy Sosa, Cubs - 9,000,000
11. Mark McGwire, StL - 8,833,333
12. Rafael Palmeiro, Tex - 8,649,931
13. Pat Hentgen, Tor - 8,600,000
(tie) Ivan Rodriguez, Tex - 8,600,000
15. Ken Griffey Jr., Sea - 8,510,532

2009 Baseball Team Valuations

RankTeam Current
(mil)
Change
(%)
Debt/Value
(%)
Revenues
(mil)
Operating Inc.
(mil)
1 New York Yankees 1,500 15 95 375 -3.7
2 New York Mets 912 11 76 261 23.5
3 Boston Red Sox 833 2 29 269 25.7
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 722 4 58 241 16.5
5 Chicago Cubs 700 9 0 239 29.7
6 LA Angels of Anaheim 509 2 7 212 10.3
7 Philadelphia Phillies 496 3 35 216 16.3
8 St Louis Cardinals 486 0 50 195 6.6
9 San Francisco Giants 471 -5 28 196 22.4
10 Chicago White Sox 450 2 9 196 13.8
11 Atlanta Braves 446 -10 0 186 4.7
12 Houston Astros 445 -4 12 194 17.0
13 Seattle Mariners 426 -9 23 189 3.8
14 Washington Nationals 406 -12 62 184 42.6
15 Texas Rangers 405 -2 66 176 17.4
16 San Diego Padres 401 4 60 174 22.9
17 Baltimore Orioles 400 0 38 174 27.2
18 Cleveland Indians 399 -4 25 181 19.5
19 Arizona Diamondbacks 390 3 51 177 3.9
20 Colorado Rockies 373 1 21 178 24.5
21 Detroit Tigers 371 -9 57 186 -26.3
22 Minnesota Twins 356 9 28 158 26.8
23 Toronto Blue Jays 353 0 0 172 3.0
24 Milwaukee Brewers 347 5 35 173 11.8
25 Cincinnati Reds 342 2 12 171 17.0
26 Tampa Bay Rays 320 10 19 160 29.4
27 Oakland Athletics 319 -1 28 160 26.2
28 Kansas City Royals 314 4 13 143 9.0
29 Pittsburgh Pirates 288 -1 35 144 15.9
30 Florida Marlins 277 8 32 139 43.7

2006 Baseball Team Valuations

RankTeamCurrent
(mil)
Change
%
Debt/Value
%
Revenues
(mil)
Operating Inc.
(mil)
1 New York Yankees 1,026 8 12 277 -50.0
2 Boston Red Sox 617 10 39 206 -18.5
3 New York Mets 604 20 42 195 -16.1
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 482 14 87 189 13.4
5 Chicago Cubs 448 12 0 179 7.9
6 Washington Nationals 440 42 27 145 27.9
7 St Louis Cardinals 429 16 47 165 7.9
8 Seattle Mariners 428 3 23 179 7.3
9 Philadelphia Phillies 424 8 42 176 14.8
10 Houston Astros 416 17 13 173 30.2
11 San Francisco Giants 410 8 37 171 11.2
12 Atlanta Braves 405 6 7 172 27.6
13 LA Angels of Anaheim 368 25 10 167 -2.6
14 Baltimore Orioles 359 5 42 156 21.0
15 San Diego Padres 354 8 56 158 13.0
16 Texas Rangers 353 8 45 153 24.7
17 Cleveland Indians 352 10 28 150 34.6
18 Chicago White Sox 315 20 11 157 21.7
19 Arizona Diamondbacks 305 7 79 145 21.8
20 Colorado Rockies 298 3 30 145 16.3
21 Detroit Tigers 292 22 73 146 3.5
22 Toronto Blue Jays 286 34 0 136 29.7
23 Cincinnati Reds 274 8 15 137 17.9
24 Pittsburgh Pirates 250 15 44 125 21.9
25 Kansas City Royals 239 28 15 117 20.8
26 Milwaukee Brewers 235 13 51 131 22.4
27 Oakland Athletics 234 26 38 134 16.0
28 Florida Marlins 226 10 31 119 -11.9
29 Minnesota Twins 216 21 42 114 7.0
30 Tampa Bay Devil Rays 209 19 17 116 20.3

2001 Estimated Franchise Values
In Millions
Average: 286

New York Yankees730 Houston337 San Diego207
New York Mets482 Baltimore319 Cincinnati204
Los Angeles435 Chicago Cubs287 Anaheim195
Boston426 Arizona280 Toronto182
Atlanta424 St. Louis271 Oakland157
Seattle373 Detroit262 Kansas City152
Cleveland360 Pittsburgh242 Tampa Bay142
Texas356 Milwaukee238 Florida137
San Francisco355 Philadelphia231 Minnesota127
Colorado347 Chicago White Sox223 Montreal108

Luxury "Competitive Balance" Tax

Player Salary Statistics
1967-2014
*Plus cost-of-living adjustment
**estimated

Year Minimum Average % Chg
2014 $500,000* - -
2013 $480,000 $3,386,212 5.4
2012 $480,000 $3,213,479 3.8
2011 $414,500 $3,305,302 0.2
2010 $400,000 $3,297,828 1.8
2009 $400,000 $3,240,206 2.7
2008 $390,000$3,154,845 7.1
2007 $380,000$2,820,000 4.6
2006 $327,000$2,699,292 9.0
2005 $316,000$2,632,655 5.9
2004 $300,000$2,486,609 (-2.7)
2003 $300,000$2,555,416 7.2
2002 $200,000$2,340,920 5.2
2001 $200,000$2,138,896 13.9
2000 $200,000$1,895,630 15.6
1999 $200,000$1,611,166 19.3
1998 $170,000$1,398,831 4.2
1997 $150,000$1,336,609 17.6
1996 $122,667$1,119,981 9.9
1995 $109,000$1,110,766 (-9.9)
1994 $109,000$1,168,263 6.1
1993 $109,000$1,076,089 3.3
1992 $109,000$1,028,667 21.7
1991 $100,000$851,492 53.9
1990 $100,000$597,537 12.9
1989 $68,000$497,254
1988 $62,500$438,729
1987 $62,500$412,454
1986 $60,000$412,520
1985 $60,000$371,571
1984 $40,000$329,408
1983 $35,000$289,194
1982 $33,500$241,497
1981 $32,500$185,651
1980 $30,000$143,756
1979 $21,000$113,558
1978 $21,000$99,876
1977 $19,000$76,066
1976 $19,000$51,501
1975 $16,000$44,676
1974 $15,000$40,839
1973 $15,000$36,566
1972 $13,500$34,092
1971 $12,750$31,543
1970 $12,000$29,303
1969 $10,000$24,909
1968 $10,000N/A
1967 $6,000$19,000

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