Top 10 Highest Paid MLB Players of This Year

10. Manny Machado

Manny Machado

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Arturo Machado. Machado joined the Orioles in 2012. Manny has one of the richest contracts, a 10-year $300 million deal signed in 2018. A $20 million bonus is included. In 2018, he bought a $180,000 automobile with his first MLB contract.

09. David Price

David Price

David Taylor Price is the ninth highest-paid MLB player. Taylor joined the Rays in 2008.  David signed a $217 million, seven-year contract with Boston in 2015. It's the richest deal in baseball pitchers' history. He gets $32 million annually. Nike, Fanatics, Rawlings, and Topps sponsor him. David Price also has clinics with IMAC Regeneration.

08. Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Brooks Verlander. He debuted with the Tigers in 2005. Justin signed a $70-million contract with the Astros in 2013. In 2019, he signed a $66 million, two-year deal with the Astros. He's paid $33 million annually and ranks 61st on Forbes' list of 2019's highest-paid athletes.

07. Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer, with $34.6 million, is number 7 on our list. He's a Dodgers pitcher. Max signed a $70-million contract with the Nationals in 2014. His compensation was $15 million, but it's now $35 million. Max gets from Nike and Rawlings partnerships. Endorsements earn him $150,000. He's worth $50 million in 2022.

06. Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg is a Washington Nationals pitcher from San Diego. The Nationals signed Strasburg in 2010. Strasburg signed a $15 million, four-year contract in 2009. 2016 contract renewal worth $175 million. In 2019, re-signed a $70-million contract with the Nationals.

05. Zack Greinke

Zack Greinke

Greinke plays for the Astros. Zack joined the Royals in 2004. Zack has $120 million and makes $35 million year in 2022. Zack signed a $206 million contract with the Diamondbacks in 2015. Grienke earned $25 million in 2018 and $191 million total. His compensation jumped to $32 million the next year, and he was moved to the Astros.

04. Nolan Arenado

Zack Greinke

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado. Arenado joined the Rockies in 2013. Nolan was dealt to the Cardinals with a contract adjustment. Nolan signed an eight-year, $260 million contract with the Rockies in 2019. From 2021 until 2024, he'll get $35 million annually.

03. Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom is a top pitcher. Jacob debuted with the Mets in 2014. In 2019, Jacob wasn't in the top 10 highest-paid baseball players. He's the third-highest-paid player in 2022. Jacob inked a $538 million contract with the Mets in 2019. The Mets can postpone $52.5 million. In 2019, he made $7 million, up from $36 million.

02. Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Alan Cole is the next highest-paid MLB player. Gerrit is a Yankees pitcher. He's a baseball legend. Gerrit inked a $92-million agreement with the Yankees in 2019. Making him the highest-paid baseball player at the time. Cole received $13.3 million in 2020 from the pandemic, like other players. Cole has earned $75 million in salary alone.

01. Mike Trout

Mike Trout

Trout plays for the Angels. His 12-year, $427 million contract is the richest in North American history.  Trout's position and compensation increased in 2019. His $33,250,000 compensation was third-highest. Mike earns $37 million in 2022, making him the highest-paid baseball player. Before his contract began, he'd earned $81 million.