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Jon Lester - SP

6 (2015-20) / $155,000,000

Salary: $27,500,000

AVG Annual: $25,833,333

Player Salaries

rankNamePOSSalaryYearsTotal ValueAvg Annual
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Jon Lester
SP $27,500,000 6 (2015-20) $155,000,000 $25,833,333
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Yu Darvish
SP $20,000,000 6 (2018-23) $126,000,000 $21,000,000
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Cole Hamels
SP $20,000,000 1 (2019) $20,000,000 $20,000,000
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Jason Heyward
RF $20,000,000 8 (2016-23) $184,000,000 $23,000,000
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Kris Bryant
3B $12,900,000 1 (2019) $12,900,000 $12,900,000
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Ben Zobrist
2B $12,500,000 4 (2016-19) $56,000,000 $14,000,000
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Tyler Chatwood
RP $12,500,000 3 (2018-20) $38,000,000 $12,666,667
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Anthony Rizzo
1B $12,285,714 7 (2013-19) $41,000,000 $5,857,143
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Jose Quintana
SP $10,500,000 1 (2019) $10,500,000 $10,500,000
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Brandon Morrow
RP $10,500,000 2 (2018-19) $21,000,000 $10,500,000
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Steve Cishek
RP $7,500,000 2 (2018-19) $13,500,000 $6,750,000
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Kyle Hendricks
SP $7,405,000 1 (2019) $7,405,000 $7,405,000
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Pedro Strop
RP $6,250,000 1 (2019) $6,250,000 $6,250,000
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Javier Baez
SS $5,200,000 1 (2019) $5,200,000 $5,200,000
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Brandon Kintzler
RP $5,000,000 1 (2019) $5,000,000 $5,000,000
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Addison Russell
SS $3,400,000 1 (2019) $3,400,000 $3,400,000
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Kyle Schwarber
LF $3,390,000 1 (2019) $3,390,000 $3,390,000
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Brad Brach
RP $3,000,000 1 (2019) $3,000,000 $3,000,000
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Mike Montgomery
RP $2,440,000 1 (2019) $2,440,000 $2,440,000
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Daniel Descalso
2B $2,000,000 2 (2019-20) $5,000,000 $2,500,000
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Carl Edwards Jr.
RP $1,500,000 1 (2019) $1,500,000 $1,500,000
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Xavier Cedeno
RP $900,000 1 (2019) $900,000 $900,000
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Tony Barnette
RP $750,000 1 (2019) $750,000 $750,000
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Willson Contreras
C $684,000 1 (2019) $684,000 $684,000
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Albert Almora Jr.
OF $615,500 1 (2019) $615,500 $615,500
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Kendall Graveman
SP $575,000 1 (2019) $575,000 $575,000
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Victor Caratini
C $569,500 1 (2019) $569,500 $569,500
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Randy Rosario
RP $564,000 1 (2019) $564,000 $564,000
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David Bote
3B $561,500 1 (2019) $561,500 $561,500
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Mark Zagunis
RF $556,500 1 (2019) $556,500 $556,500

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USA TODAY's baseball salaries database contains year-by-year listings of salaries for Major League Baseball players on opening day rosters and disabled lists, 1988 through the current season. Figures, compiled by USA TODAY, are based on documents obtained from the MLB Players Association, club officials and filed with Major League Baseball's central office. Deferred payments and incentive clauses are not included. Team payrolls do not include money paid or received in trades or for players who have been released. Average and median salaries reported by USA TODAY may differ from numbers that are reported elsewhere.
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