Baseball Player Salaries

Baseball Player Salaries is a fun look at money in baseball, baseball player value and agent commissions.

Salaries, statistics and value calculations for the 2014 season are live! Congrats to the Giants! See you next year!

Highest Paid Players

Player 2014 Salary
Zack Greinke $26,000,000
Cliff Lee $25,000,000
Ryan Howard $25,000,000
Prince Fielder $24,000,000
Robinson Cano $24,000,000
Albert Pujols $23,000,000
CC Sabathia $23,000,000

Best Value

Name Team Cost vs. Performance Score
Josh Donaldson OAK 7.10
Corey Kluber CLE 6.91
Juan Lagares NYM 5.21
Kyle Seager SEA 5.15
Jake Arrieta CHC 5.09

Worst Value

Name Team Cost vs. Performance Score
Ryan Howard PHI -57.29
Edwin Jackson CHC -52.71
Alfonso Soriano NYY -52.50
Nick Swisher CLE -31.25
CC Sabathia NYY -28.75

Highest Paid Agents

Agent 2014 Total Contracts Estimated Commission Highest Paid Player
Scott Boras $290,982,900 $13,348,545 Prince Fielder
$24,000,000
SFX $147,438,379 $6,440,418 Miguel Cabrera
$22,000,000
ACES $118,580,499 $5,515,024 David Wright
$20,000,000
Greg Genske $111,750,000 $5,401,200 CC Sabathia
$23,000,000
CAA Sports (Nez B... $85,170,000 $3,948,000 Andre Ethier
$15,500,000
CAA Sports (Jeff ... $72,380,500 $3,370,625 Mark Buehrle
$18,000,000

Cheapest Home Runs

Player Cost Per HR
Chris Carter $13,783
Josh Donaldson $17,241
Todd Frazier $20,689
Corey Dickerson $20,833
Devin Mesoraco $21,000
Kyle Seager $21,604

Most Expensive Home Runs

Player Cost Per HR
Prince Fielder $8,000,000
Ichiro Suzuki $6,500,000
Dan Uggla $6,500,000
Shane Victorino $6,500,000
Joe Mauer $5,750,000
Nate McLouth $5,000,000

Cheapest Wins

Player Cost Per W
Corey Kluber $28,555
Wily Peralta $30,294
Matt Shoemaker $31,281
Tanner Roark $33,740
Lance Lynn $35,666
Yordano Ventura $35,750

Most Expensive Wins

Player Cost Per W
Matt Cain $10,000,000
Heath Bell $9,000,000
Matt Harrison $8,199,999
Brett Anderson $8,000,000
Brandon Morrow $8,000,000
CC Sabathia $7,666,666

2014 MLB Payrolls

Team Payroll
New York Yankees $228,883,465
Los Angeles Dodgers $217,836,600
Philadelphia Phillies $181,255,699
Detroit Tigers $170,250,500
San Francisco Giants $157,735,250
Boston Red Sox $145,182,460
Washington Nationals $139,586,080
Toronto Blue Jays $136,199,936
Los Angeles Angels $135,265,345
Texas Rangers $130,651,944
St. Louis Cardinals $119,883,030
Atlanta Braves $110,620,500
Cincinatti Reds $109,952,500
Baltimore Orioles $108,913,300
Milwaukee Brewers $108,197,416
Arizona Diamondbacks $104,693,790
Oakland Athletics $99,329,679
Colorado Rockies $97,054,639
Seattle Mariners $96,599,266
Kansas City Royals $90,714,576
Minnesota Twins $89,179,400
New York Mets $84,418,630
Pittsburgh Pirates $83,253,025
Cleveland Indians $78,987,600
Tampa Bay Rays $77,663,278
San Diego Padres $72,500,819
Chicago White Sox $70,751,082
Chicago Cubs $63,030,150
Houston Astros $49,015,100
Miami Marlins $45,168,375

2014 Most Efficient Teams

Team Cost Per Win
Miami Marlins $586,602
Houston Astros $700,215
Chicago Cubs $863,426
Cleveland Indians $929,265
San Diego Padres $941,569
Pittsburgh Pirates $946,057
Chicago White Sox $969,192
Tampa Bay Rays $1,008,614
Kansas City Royals $1,019,264
New York Mets $1,068,590
Seattle Mariners $1,110,336
Oakland Athletics $1,128,746
Baltimore Orioles $1,134,513

2014 Least Efficient Teams

Team Cost Per Win
New York Yankees $2,724,803
Philadelphia Phillies $2,482,954
Los Angeles Dodgers $2,317,410
Boston Red Sox $2,044,823
Texas Rangers $1,950,029
Detroit Tigers $1,891,672
San Francisco Giants $1,792,446
Toronto Blue Jays $1,640,963
Arizona Diamondbacks $1,635,840
Colorado Rockies $1,470,524
Washington Nationals $1,454,021
Cincinatti Reds $1,446,743
Atlanta Braves $1,400,259