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Top 10 Richest Baseball Players In The World

Top 10 Richest Baseball Players in the world
Top 10 Richest Baseball Players in the world

You asked for it, and here it is! These are the top 10 richest baseball players in the world! This countdown considers the Net worth and the achievements of the best players of the game in the latest times. These athletes did their best for their teams and made their way into the annals of history with their effort. And for that, we thank them because they gave us one hell of a time in America’s Favorite Pasttime.

The following list of millionaire sluggers ranks them and also highlights their careers across time. You’ve surely heard some of these names. Because of their efforts, they took their teams to the post-season or even gained coveted personal achievement awards like the Golden Glove pictured below. So let’s check them out!

Top 10 Richest Baseball Players In The World

Baseball is a sport with so many falls worldwide that would surprise you. Especially if you come from a place always in cricket or football. But America’s favorite pastime has a giant market. And these athletes get such giant remunerations for their efforts that we’re ranking them today!

Top 10 Richest Baseball Players In The World

The Golden Glove Award

10. Joe Mauer

With a net worth of US$ 100 million Joseph Patrick Mauer, b. April 1983, is a former catcher, designated hitter, and first baseman who spent his entire 15-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. Furthermore, Mauer is the only catcher in MLB history to win three batting titles. And the only catcher to win a batting title in the American League. Moreover, he also won three consecutive Golden Glove awards from 2008 to 2010!

Joe Mauer

Joe Mauer is worth a $100 mill!

9. Manny Ramírez

With a net worth of US$ 104 million, Manny Ramírez b. 1972 is a former Dominican outfielder that played in Major League Baseball for nineteen seasons. Furthermore, Ramírez played for the Cleveland Indians, the Boston Red Sox, the Los Ángeles Dodgers, the Chicago White Sox, and the Tampa Bay Rays before playing one season in the Chinese professional league. With an amazing batting skill and power, he was a nine-time silver slugger and one of the few players who are part of the 500-career homerun club. His 21 grand slams are third all-time. And his season home runs are the most in the MLB history. He had 12 All-Star game caps with a streak of eleven consecutive games starting in 1998, including every season he played with Boston.

Manny Ramirez

Big Manny!

8. Joey Votto

With a net worth of US$ 106 million, Joseph Daniel Votto, b. 1978, Canadian baseballer and first baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, is a 6-time MLB All-Star, a 7-time Tip O’Neal Award Winner, and a 2-time Lou Marsh Trophy winner. In 2010 he won the National League MVP Award.

Joey Votto

Joey Votto in his prime

7. Chipper Jones

With a net worth of US$ 110 million, Chipper Jones b. 1972 was the Atlanta Braves’ 1994 top pick in the MLB draft. And he was their top third baseman from 1995 to 2012 —with the sole exception of the 2002-2003 season, when he played the left field— He was also a member of the World Series championship team that beat the Cleveland Indians. An 8-time All-Star, Jones won the 1999 All-Star MVP Award. And the 1999 Silver Slugger Award for best Third Base Man.

Chipper Jones

He was really big with the Orioles.

6. Randy Johnson

With a net worth of 115 million dollars, leftie pitcher Randy Johnson b. 1963, nicknamed “The Big Unit,” played 22 seasons in the Major Leagues from 1988 to 2009 for six teams. Furthermore, he played primarily for the Seattle Mariners and the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 303 career victories rank him as the fifth-most by a southpaw in MLB history. Also, his 4,075 strikeouts place him second all-time behind Nolan Ryan in the most by a left-hander. He holds five of the seven single-season highest strikeouts totals by a left-hander in modern history. Also, he won five Cy Young awards, second only to Roger Clemens’ seven.

Randy Johnson

Randy was a beast on the mound!

5. Miguel Cabrera — Top 10 Richest Baseball Players In The World

With a net worth of US$ 125 million, Venezuela’s pride Miguel Cabrera, b. 1983 the first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. Since his debut in 2003, he’s been a two-time American League MVP, a four-time American League Batting Champion, and an 11-time Major League Baseball All-Star. He’s played first and third base for most of his career but primarily played left and right field before 2006. He claimed the 17th MLB Triple Crown in 2012, the first man to do so in 45 seasons!

Miguel Cabrera

MIggy Cabrera, Venezuela’s pride!

4. Albert Pujols

With a net worth of US$ 170 million, born in 1980, the Dominican first baseman and designated hitter for the Anaheim Angels who as a three-time National League MVP —2005, 2008, and 2009— and a nine-time All-Star —2001, 2003 to 2010— since joining the Angels in 2012, he’s made one all-star appearance in 2015.

Alber Pujols

Pujols with the Anaheim Angels

3. Ichiro Suzuki

With a net worth of US$180 million, Ichiro Suzuki, b. 1973, Japanese outfielder, played 28 seasons in top-level professional leagues. Furthermore, he spent the bulk of his career with two teams. Nine seasons with the Blue Wave of Nippon in Japan’s pro league, where he cut his teeth. And then he crossed the Pacific and landed in Seattle. There, he played fourteen seasons with the Mariners. After playing twelve years in the MLB, Ichiro played two-and-a-half seasons with the Bronx Bombers, the New York Yankees, before signing with the Miami Marlins.

Ichiro played three good seasons with the Miami Marlins before going back home to the Seattle Mariners in 2018. During his career, he established quite a number of batting records, including the MLB’s single-season record for hits with 262. Furthermore, he achieved ten consecutive 200-hit seasons, the longest streak by any player in history! Again, between his Major League Baseball career and his Japanese career, Ichiro Suzuki has the most hits by any player in top-tier professional leagues. He also has recorded the most hits of all Japanese-born players in MLB history! Good for him!

Ichiro Suzuki

The samurai!

2. Derek Jeter

With a $US 180 million net worth, New York Yankee Derek Jeter b. 1974, the shortstop and business entrepreneur, has been the part CEO of the Miami Marlins since September 2017. Moreover, like a slugger, Jeter spent his entire two-decade career with the Bronx Bombers. In his first year of eligibility, the Baseball Hall of Famer inductee in 2020 received 99.7% of the votes. That’s the second-highest percentage in Major League Baseball recorded history and the highest by a position player.

Derek Jeter

Top Yankee Derek Jeter

1. Álex Rodriguez

His net worth is US$ 350 million. And that makes him the richest baseball player in the world. Alexander Emmanuel Rodríguez, born July 27, 1975, nicknamed A-Rod, is a former shortstop and third baseman who played twenty-two seasons in Major League Baseball. Furthermore, he played seven seasons with the Seattle Mariners, three seasons with the Texas Rangers, and twelve seasons with the New York Yankees.

Alex Rodríguez started his professional career as one of the sport’s most highly touted prospects. And he’s considered to be one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Moreover, he was a fourteen-time All-Star. He won the American League Most Valuable Player Award, ten Silver Slugger Awards, and two Golden Glove Awards. Also, A-Rod is the career record holder for Grand Slams with twenty-five. The shortstop signed two of the most lucrative sports contracts in baseball. In addition to his accomplishments, he also led a controversial career due to some of his behaviors, including using performance-enhancing drugs.

A-Rod

The legendary A-Rod is loved and hated by so many. He’s at the top of the list because of the massive contract he had.

From shortstops to infielders and outfielders to sluggers, these were the best-paid and Richest Baseball Players in Major League Baseball. You may love them or hate them. For example, many people consider A-Rod to be grossly overpaid. Still, that doesn’t change the number of zeroes in his bank account or his talent with a baseball bat. On the other hand, what do you think of our countdown? Are you a baseball fan?

Did you get to see these Richest Baseball Players play in their prime? Be sure to check out their greatest plays on YouTube, especially Randy Johnson’s best strikeouts and Miguel Cabrera’s grand slams!  On our side, that’s all the time we have covered the best players of America’s favorite pastime. Thanks for your attention. If you liked this article, kindly share it with your friends on social media. And also, check out our main page to see what else is happening in the entertainment world. See you soon!

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