Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

Baseball has become a leading sports in the last few years due to the large amount of money invested, Endorsements taken by individual team and TV Broadcasting money. The most important championship of baseball is the Major League Baseball, organized in the US, which has so far given this sport some of its legendary players of all time. Baseball players competing in the MLB are among the highest paid athletes in the industry, as they receive lucrative salary from the teams they are a part of, as well as the personal earnings from the sponsorship deals.

Lets take a look at the Highest Paid Baseball players 2016.

Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

10 .Mark Teixeria

Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

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Standing on number 10 on our list of Highest Paid Baseball players 2016 is New York Yankees flyer, Mark Teixeria. Teixeria currently earns $23,125,000. Opinions on whether or not Teixeria’s contract is more of a burden on the New York Yankees than it is a positive for the club vary per blogger and analyst. Even scouts have gone back-and-forth on whether or not the slugger is actually worth the large amounts of money the Yankees have invested in him.

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9. Robinson Cano

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On number 9, on the list of Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016 is Seattle Mariners Dominican-American professional baseball player, Robinson Cano. Cano is became the Home Run Derby Champion in 2011 and won the MLB All-Star six times till now. Robinson Cano currently in a contract with the Seattle Mariners for 10 years and will be a free agent in 2024. Cano currently earns a base salary of $24,000,000 in 2015.

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8 .Prince Fielder

Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

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Standing on number 8, we have Texas Rangers, first baseman Prince Fielder. Prince Fielder currently in a contract with the Texas Rangers for 9 years and will be a free agent in 2021. He was named the NL home run leader in 2007 and became the Silver Slugger Award three times from 2007 to 2012 and won the MLB All-Star five times till now. His recent total contract value is $214,000,000.

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7 .Albert Pujols

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The 7th contender of our list Highest Paid Baseball players 2016, we have Dominican-American professional baseball player Albert Pujols. Pujols is currently plays for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a first baseman in the Major League Baseball. He is being paid largely because of the numbers that he posted in the past and not for what he is going to contribute for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2015. Pujols presently in a 10 year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and will be a free agent in 2022. His contract is worth a total of $240,000,000 in 2016.

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6 .Felix Hernandez

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On number 6 in our list of Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016, we have Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher Felix Hernandez. Hernandez currently plays for the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball. He is often nicknamed as “King Felix” due to his dominating nature in the game. The Seattle Mariners starting pitcher who has proven his greatness time and again whenever his team needed him.

He was named the All-Star five times from 2009 to 2014 and achieved the AL Win co-leader in 2009. Felix Hernandez currently in a contract with the Seattle Mariners for 7 years and will be a free agent in 2020. His recent total contract value is $175,000,000.

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5. Zack Greinke

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Riding up the ladder in our list Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016 is American professional baseball player Zack Greinke who currently plays for Los Angles Dodgers. He was named the All-Star two times from 2009 to 2014.  Zack Greinke presently in a 6 year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will be a free agent in 2019. His contract is worth a total of $147,000,000.

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4 .Cliff Lee

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On number 4 in our list of Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016 is Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cliff Lee. Lee is in the midst of a battle against time, and he is going to suffer the fate that is eventually suffered by every pro athlete. He is going to lose to age. The 36 year old is in the twilight of his career. Being too much injury-prone he is going to start the regular season on the disabled list due to soreness in his elbow. Cliff Lee currently in a contract with the Philadelphia Phillies for 5 years and will be a free agent in 2017. His recent total contract value is $120,000,000.

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3. Ryan Howard

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The bronze medalist on our list Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016 is Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard. He was named the All-Star five times from 2006 to 2010. Ryan Howard is presently in a 5 year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be a free agent in 2018. His contract is worth a total of $125,000,000. Rumours are centering that a probable transfer to Cleveland Indians is up in the air next season.

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2. Justin Verlander

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The runners up in our list of Highest Paid Baseball players 2016 is Detroit Tigers starting pitcher, Justin Verlander. The ace of the Detroit Tigers can be downright dominant and overpowering when he is healthy and at his best, but Verlander has been more human than machine over the past couple of seasons. He suffered 12 regular season defeats in both 2013 and in 2014, and he averaged just 14 wins over that same period of time. He was named the All-Star six times from 2007 to 2013. Justin Verlander currently in a contract with the Detroit Tigers for 7 years and will be a free agent in 2021. His recent total contract value is $180,000,000.

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1. Clayton Kershew

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The winner in our list of Highest Paid Baseball Players 2016 is Los Angels Dodgers starting pitcher, Clayton Kershew. Kershew was an absolute bargain for the Los Angeles Dodgers at $4 million in 2014 and depending on the state of the game and the salaries of other top pitchers, that Kershaw could make himself even more money four years down the road. Kershaw is currently in a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers for 7 years and will be a free agent in 2021. His recent total contract value is $215,000,000.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball players 2016

1. Clayton Kershew
2. Justin Verlander
3. Ryan Howard
4 .Cliff Lee
5. Zack Greinke
6 .Felix Hernandez
7 .Albert Pujols
8 .Prince Fielder
9. Robinson Cano
10 .Mark Teixeria