Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Baseball is one of the major sports in the United States and also widely regarded as one of the most played sports all over the world. Major League Baseball is a top tier championship of baseball organized in the United States which has given many of the amazing baseball legends. The baseball stars who participate in the MLB are counted among the highest paid athletes as they get lucrative salary from their teams besides their personal earnings from endorsements.

Many famous baseball players such as Alex Rodriguez and Carlos Beltran are also counted among the richest sports stars in the planet for their huge career earnings. Alex Rodriguez earned a total of $466,963,699 as his career earnings, which also makes him stand among the richest athletes of all genres. Many newcomers of baseball have also became quite rich as they also get a huge amount of money as their contract fee with many famous teams, and are likely to make it to the rich list soon. So let us look at the Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015.

Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

10. Robinson Cano

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Robinson Cano is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman and currently plays for the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on May 3, 2005 for the New York Yankees. He was named the World Series champion in 2009 and became the Home Run Derby Champion in 2011 and won the MLB All-Star six times till now. Robinson Cano presently in a 10 year contract with the Seattle Mariners and will be a free agent in 2024. His contract is worth a total of $240,000,000 including which $240,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $24,000,000 till his contract ends in 2024. Robinson Cano is earning a total salary of $24,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $24,000,000 this year.

9. Prince Fielder

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Prince Fielder is an American professional baseball first baseman and currently plays for the Texas Rangers in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on June 13, 2005 for the Milwaukee Brewers. 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. Prince Fielder is presently in a 9 year contract with the Texas Rangers and will be a free agent in 2021. His contract is worth a total of $214,000,000 including which $214,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $23,777,778 till his contract ends in 2021. Prince Fielder is earn a total salary of $24,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $24,000,000 this year.

8. Albert Pujols

Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American professional baseball first baseman and currently plays for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on April 2, 2001 for the St. Louis Cardinals. He was named the World Series champion two times from 2006 to 2011 and became the NL MVP Award three times and won the MLB All-Star nine times till now. Albert 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 including which $240,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $24,000,000 till his contract ends in 2022. Albert Pujols is earning a total salary of $24,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $24,000,000 this year.

7. Felix Hernandez

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Felix Hernandez is a Venezuelan professional baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for the Seattle Mariners in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on August 4, 2005 for the Seattle Mariners. He was named the All-Star five times from 2009 to 2014 and became the AL ERA leader in 2014 and won the AL Win co-leader in 2009. Felix Hernandez is presently in a 7 year contract with the Seattle Mariners and will be a free agent in 2020. His contract is worth a total of $175,000,000 including which $175,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $25,000,000 till his contract ends in 2020. Felix Hernandez is earning a total salary of $24,857,142 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $24,000,000 this year.

6. Zack Greinke

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Zack Greinke is an American professional baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on May 22, 2004 for the Kansas City Royals. He was named the All-Star two times from 2009 to 2014 and became the MLB ERA leader in 2009 and won the NL CY Young Award in 2009. 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 including which $147,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $24,500,000 till his contract ends in 2019. Zack Greinke is earning a total salary of $25,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $23,000,000 this year.

5. Ryan Howard

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Ryan Howard is an American professional baseball first baseman and currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on September 2, 2004 for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was named the All-Star five times from 2006 to 2010 and became the NL Rookie of the Year in 2005 and won the World Series champion in 2008. 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 including which $125,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $25,000,000 till his contract ends in 2018. Ryan Howard is earning a total salary of $25,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $25,000,000 this year.

4. Cliff Lee

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Cliff Lee is an American professional baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on September 15, 2002 for the Cleveland Indians. He was named the All-Star four times from 2008 to 2013 and became the AL Comeback Player of the Year in 2008 and won the NL CY Young Award in 2008. Cliff Lee is presently in a 5 year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies and will be a free agent in 2017. His contract is worth a total of $120,000,000 including which $120,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $24,000,000 till his contract ends in 2017. Cliff Lee is earning a total salary of $25,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $25,000,000 this year.

3. Josh Hamilton

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Josh Hamilton is an American professional baseball outfielder and currently plays for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on April 2, 2007 for the Cincinnati Reds. He was named the AL Batting Champion in 2010 and became the AL MVP in 2010 and won the ALCS MVP in 2010. Josh Hamilton is presently in a 5 year contract with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and will be a free agent in 2019. His contract is worth a total of $125,000,000 including which $125,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $25,000,000 till his contract ends in 2019. Josh Hamilton is earning a total salary of $25,400,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $23,000,000 this year.

2. Justin Verlander

Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

Justin Verlander is an American professional baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for the Detroit Tigers in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on July 4, 2005 for the Detroit Tigers. He was named the All-Star six times from 2007 to 2013 and became the AL MVP in 2011 and won the NL CY Young Award in 2011. Justin Verlander presently in a 7 year contract with the Detroit Tigers and will be a free agent in 2021. His contract is worth a total of $180,000,000 including which $180,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $25,714,286 till his contract ends in 2021. Justin Verlander is earning a total salary of $28,000,000 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $28,000,000 this year.

1. Clayton Kershaw

Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015
Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

 

Clayton Kershaw is an American professional baseball starting pitcher and currently plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the Major League Baseball. He made his debut in MLB on May 25, 2008 for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was named the All-Star four times from 2011 to 2014 and became the NL MVP in 2014 and won the NL CY Young Award three times. Clayton Kershaw presently in a 7 year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will be a free agent in 2021. His contract is worth a total of $215,000,000 including which $215,000,000 is the guaranteed income. He will earn an average yearly salary of $30,714,286 till his contract ends in 2021. Clayton Kershaw is earning a total salary of $32,571,428 in 2015 that includes a base salary of $30,000,000 this year.

Many other baseball stars who participate in the MLB such as Cole Hamels and Mark Teixeira also deserve their mention as the highest paid baseball players of 2015. Starting pitcher Cole Hamels signed a 6 year contract worth $144 million with the Philadelphia Phillies. Mark Teixeira, on the other hand, also signed an 8 year contract worth $180 million with the New York Yankees.

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Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players 2015

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

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