Top 10 Richest Baseball Players
1. Alex Rodriguez
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez is filthy rich baseball player. He was born on 27th July, 1975. He is nicknamed “A-Rod“. Alex is an American professional baseball shortstop, third baseman and designated hitter
He has played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers and New York Yankees. Rodriguez ranks fourth all-time highest in home runs, and has hit the most of any active player.
He is the 29th member of the 3,000-hit-club. Alex is three-time American League MVP. He has been elected to the All-Star Game 14 times. This hit machine is also the All-time.Grand slam leader, ten-time Silver Slugger Award winner and two-time Gold Glove Award winner.He has a net worth of $300 Million and an yearly income of $33 Million.
2. Miguel Cabrera
José Miguel Cabrera Torres was born on 18th April, 1983. He is commonly and popularly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed “Miggy“. Miguel is a Venezuelan professional baseball player. He plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB) as first baseman.
Since his debut in 2003, he is a two-time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winner, a four-time AL batting champion, and an eleven-time MLB All-Star. He claimed the 17th Major League Baseball Triple Crown in 2012, the first to do so in 45 seasons. He owns a net worth of $292 Million.
3. Derek Jeter
Derek Sanderson Jeter was born on 26th June, 1974. He is an American former professional baseball player who played as a shortstop. He played 20 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees.
Derek is a five-time World Series champion. Jeter is regarded as a player of great importance for Yankees’ success of the late 1990s and early 2000s because of his hitting, base running, fielding, and leadership qualities. He is the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits, doubles, games played, stolen bases and many more.
His achievements include 14 All-Star selections, five Gold Glove Awards, five Silver Slugger Awards, two Hank Aaron Awards, and a Roberto Clemente Award. Jeter became the 28th player to reach 3,000 hits.
This man is ridiculously rich. Having a net worth of $185 Million, he is in the second position in the richest baseball player.
4. Joe Mauer
Joseph “Joe” Patrick Mauer was born on 19th April, 1983. He is an American professional baseball player. He has played as a catcher, designated hitter, and first baseman for the Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Joe Mauer is the only catcher in the history of MLB to win three batting titles and he is the only catcher to ever win a batting title in the American League. He also won three consecutive Gold Glove awards from 2008 to 2010 and the 2009 American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award.
In March 2010, when he signed an 8 year $184 million deal with the Minnesota Twins, Mauer became the highest paid catcher of all time.
5. CC Sabathia
Carsten Charles “CC” Sabathia, Jr. was born on 21st July, 1980. He is an American professional baseball player who plays as a pitcher for New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Upon signing with the Yankees prior to the 2009 season, Sabathia became the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history.
Sabathia played the first seven and a half seasons of his career with the Cleveland Indians and won the 2007 Cy Young Award. He played the second half of the 2008 MLB season with the Milwaukee Brewers, leading them to the Wild Card, their first playoff appearance in 26 years.
His annual salary during 2013 was just $60 Million but his salary sky rocketed to $155 Million after that. Now this is what we call a promotion!!!
6. Albert Pujols
José Alberto Pujols Alcántara was born on 16th January, 1980. He is more popularly known as Albert Pujols. He is a professional baseball player who plays as first baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He previously played for the St. Louis Cardinals, where he received three National League (NL) MVP awards and was a nine-time MLB All-Star.
His achievements clearly show that he is an amazing player. He has some serious skills which have earned him high reputation and popularity. As a result of his popularity and success, he has become very rich. Therefore he has a net worth of $140 Million.
7. Ryan Howard
Ryan James Howard was born on 19th November, 1979. He is an American professional baseball player who plays as a first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He bats and throws left-handed.
Howard holds numerous MLB and Phillies’ franchise records. Howard made his MLB debut in 2004. In 2005, he won the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award and the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 2006. He is a three-time NL All-Star and has won the Silver Slugger Award, Hank Aaron Award, and the NL Championship Series MVP Award in 2009. Popular for his immense power, Howard is a member of the 50 home run club. He is a two-time NL home run champion and became the fastest player to reach both the 100 and 200 home run milestones in MLB history. He holds the MLB record for most Golden Sombreros with 27.
His amazing skills have paid him off and he earns really really well. His net worth is $125 Million. He signed a five-year, $125 million contract extension with the Phillies in 2010 that runs through the 2016 season.
8. Tom Glavine
Thomas Michael “Tom” Glavine was born on 25th March, 1966. He is an American retired professional baseball player. Tom used to play as a pitcher in Major League Baseball for the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets.
By achieving 164 victories during the 1990s, Glavine earned the second highest amount of wins as a pitcher in the National League. He was a five-time 20-game winner and two-times Cy Young Award winner. He was one of only 24 pitchers in major league history to earn 300 career wins. He was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame on January 8, 2014.
Other than baseball, Glavine also played ice hockey. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft, after scoring 47 goals and 47 assists in 23 high school games.
He is one of the most successful baseball players with a net worth of $120 Million. Even after his retirement, he earns heavily. His earnings now are mostly through his endorsement deals with different brands and companies.
9. Randy Johnson
Randall David “Randy” Johnson was born on 10th September, 1963. He is nicknamed “The Big Unit”. Randy is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played from 1988 to 2009 for six teams which include the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.
His 303 career victories rank as the fifth-most by a lefthander in major league history. Moreover his 4,875 strikeouts place him second all-time and are the most by a lefthander. He holds five of the seven highest single-season strikeout totals by a lefthander in modern history. Johnson won the Cy Young Award five times. He is one of two pitchers to win the award four consecutive times
He has a great number of endorsements and earn a handsome amount of cash due to his skills and popularity. He has a remarkable net worth of $115 Million.
10. Manny Ramirez
Manuel Arístides “Manny” Ramírez Onelcida was born on 30th May, 1972. He is a Dominican-American professional baseball outfielder who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for Cleveland Indians, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays before playing one season in the Chinese Professional Baseball League.
Ramírez is popularly known for his excellent batting skill and tremendous power. He was a nine-time Silver Slugger and was one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs. His 21 grand slams are third all-time, and his 29 postseason home runs are the most in MLB history. He appeared in 12 All-Star Games, with a streak of eleven consecutive games beginning in 1998 that included every season that he played with the Red Sox.
He has a net worth of $110 Million. He has earned a large part of his wealth from his baseball skills and an equally large part through his endorsement deals.