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The Highest-Salaried Player on Every MLB Team

Here’s a list of every team in Major League Baseball and the player on that team who’s making the most money this year. Try to guess who’s on top of each payroll! Feel free to use these team rosters to help make your picks; we did.

Select the text in the black boxes to reveal the answers.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks: Kelly Johnson ($5,850,000)
  • Atlanta Braves: Derek Lowe ($15,000,000)
  • Baltimore Orioles: Nick Markakis ($10,600,000)
  • Boston Red Sox: Josh Beckett ($17,000,000)
  • Chicago Cubs: Alfonso Soriano ($19,000,000)
  • Chicago White Sox: Jake Peavy ($16,000,000)
  • Cincinnati Reds: Francisco Cordero ($12,125,000)
  • Cleveland Indians: Travis Hafner ($13,000,000)
  • Colorado Rockies: Todd Helton ($20,275,000)
  • Detroit Tigers: Miguel Cabrera ($20,000,000)
  • Florida Marlins: Hanley Ramirez ($11,000,000)
  • Houston Astros: Carlos Lee ($19,000,000)
  • Kansas City Royals: Joakim Soria ($4,000,000)
  • Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Vernon Wells ($26,187,500)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers: Rafael Furcal ($13,000,000)
  • Milwaukee Brewers: Prince Fielder ($15,500,000)
  • Minnesota Twins: Joe Mauer ($23,000,000)
  • New York Mets: Johan Santana ($21,644,707)
  • New York Yankees: Alex Rodriguez ($32,000,000)
  • Oakland Athletics: David DeJesus, Mark Ellis, and Josh Willingham ($6,000,000 each)
  • Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay and Ryan Howard ($20,000,000 each)
  • Pittsburgh Pirates: Paul Maholm ($6,250,000)
  • San Diego Padres: Heath Bell ($7,500,000)
  • San Francisco Giants: Barry Zito ($18,500,000)
  • Seattle Mariners: Ichiro Suzuki ($18,000,000)
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Holliday ($16,317,774)
  • Tampa Bay Rays: Johnny Damon ($5,250,000)
  • Texas Rangers: Michael Young ($16,174,974)
  • Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Bautista ($8,000,000)
  • Washington Nationals: Jayson Werth ($10,571,428)

Colin got 4/30 correct, and I got 9/29 (I recused myself from one that I’d already looked up).

I used the USA Today's payroll information for this post. Check the lists out yourself, if you feel so inclined.