Nanny Machado is probably the most popular infielder, and he recently earned a huge deal, the ten-year contract with the San Diego Padres is worth $300 million. Colorado Rockies signed Nolan Arenado only one year before he reached free agency and extended his contract by eight years. The most recent development is that Bryce Harper, the former nationals superstar got a record-breaking deal. The 13-year contract with Phillies is worth $330 million.
Incomes of $30 Million & Above
When it comes to the list of highest earners in MLB, Arenado makes the lists, and by signing a contract, Machado’s salary in 2019 reaches $12 million. This is before it will reach well over $30 million by next year. The list of high earners in 2019 will dramatically change in 2020 when both Harper and Machado break the $30 million yearly salary mark. During this year through the top 30 with the highest salaries stars off with Stephen Strasburg earning $38.3 million. The second place goes to Max Scherzer earning $37.4 million. Mike Trout is also amongst the top earners with $34.1 million, and so is Clayton Kershaw with a salary worth $31 million, equal to that of David Price. Miguel Cabrera is the last name in the $30 million and above section with his income of $30 million.
MLB Players Earning Up to $29 Million
Yoenist Cespedes miss the $30 million mark and earns an income of $29 million, while Albert Pujols and Justin Verlander both make $28 million. Felix Hernandez is often described as the humble MLB superstar, and his salary is $27.9 million. Jon Lester is one of baseball’s most reliable pitchers, and he earns $27.5 million, while Nolan Arendado earns $26 million. With 59 home runs in the 2017 season, Giancarlo Stanton is a fan favourite, and he currently makes $26 million.
Hall of fame calibre, Joey Votto enjoyed 269 home runs so far in his career and earned $25 million, which is equal to the salary of Jordon Zimmermann. Robinson Cano signed a 10-year contract with Mariners and enjoyed an income worth $24 million. Sixth-ranked J.D. Martin earned $23.75 million and signed a year contract with Atlanta Braves.
Jason Heyward signed a contract with the Cubs when he was only 25 years old, which was worth 184 million, well worth it for the club as they won the World Series in 2015. He is now earning $22.5 million. Buster Posey makes just a tad more at $22.2 million than Masahiro Tanaka currently earning $22 million. Matt Kemp signed with the Dodgers and then was traded to San Diego, then to Atlanta, and now he is back with the Dodgers where he earns $21.5 million. Other MLB players making more than $20 million this year, include; Charlie Blackmon, Rick Porcello, Jacoby Ellsbury and Chris Davis, known for his 53 home runs in 2013 and 47 in 2015. His seven-year contract is worth $161 million.