Highest-Paid Baseball Player in 2022 – A Closer Look At The Contracts, Salary, and Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how lucrative baseball playing is? While NBA players may be the top-earning athletes in the world, how does baseball compare? 

Today, MLB salaries are among the highest of any professional sport. The highest-paid players can earn over $40 million per year. 

Who Are the Highest-Paid Baseball Players Today? 

Corey Seager: Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers is the ninth highest-paid baseball player, with an annual salary of $32.5 million. Seager is also a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner. 

Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer comes in eighth, earning a reported $34 million from the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was an All-Star in 2018 and 2019 and finished in the top five in Cy Young voting in both years. 

Francisco Lindor

Next, we have Francisco, reportedly raking in $34.1 million from the Mets. Shortstop Francisco Lindor is the 7th-ranked highest-paid baseball player. Lindor is a four-time All-Star and was the Silver Slugger Award winner in 2018. 

Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon is a no-brainer with over $35 million in earnings from the Los Angeles Angels. The third baseman has been with the Angels since 2019 and has bagged All-Star honors in his first two seasons with the team. 

Carlos Correa

Correa is a two-time All-Star and was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2015. He was also named to the MLB All-Star Game twice, in 2015 and 2017. In addition to his salary, Correa will earn an annual $1 million in deferred payments.

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