Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players of 2013

For many people baseball may not be a very high earning game but we must tell you that its wrong. Amazingly baseball players earn major part of their earning through salary unlike many other sports. Here is the list of top 10 highest paid baseball players in 2013 (last year).

1. Alex Rodriguez
Earnings: $29.5 million
Salary:   $29 million
Off-field: $500,000
Alex Rodriguez is an American Baseball player who plays for York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He is the youngest player in the history of baseball game to hit 500 home-runs. Rodriguez’s endorsement deals with Nike and Rawlings were among the highest in the game. He is a 12-time All-Star, 3-time AL MVP, 10-time AL Silver Slugger and has won the AL Hank Aaron award 4 times.

Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players of 2013

2. Derek Jeter
Earnings: $26 million
Salary:   $17 million
Off-field: $9 million
The Yankee team captain is at No.2. He is still the sport’s top pitchman with his deals with Nike, Gatorade, Ford Motor, Rawlings and Avon Products etc. Jeter won the silver slugger award in 2012. Jeter earns $17 million via salary and $9 million through endorsements.

3.  Johan Santana
Earnings: $25.9 million
Salary:   $25.5 million
Off-field: $400,000
Johan Santana is a left-handed pitcher for the New York Mets. He also played for Minnesota Twins from 2000-2007. Santana is a four-time All-Star and earned a pitching triple crown in 2006. With sponsors like Rawlings and New Balance Santana is earning a handsome amount of money.

4. Joe Mauer
Earnings: $25.5 million
Salary:   $23 million
Off-field: $2.5 million
Joe Mauer is an American basketball catcher for Minnesota Twins in Major League Baseball. He is the only catcher in the MLB history to win three batting titles. He has also won three consecutive Gold Glove awards and the 2009 American League’s Most Valuable Player Award.

5. Felix Hernandez
Earnings: $25.3 million
Salary:   $25 million
Off-field: $250,000
Felix Hernandez  is a Venezuelan right-handed starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. Felix signed a seven-year, $175 million contract extension with Mariners. Hernandez’s endorsement partners include Nike, PepsiCo, Phiten and 2K Sports.

6. Cliff Lee
Earnings: $25.2 million
Salary:   $25 million
Off-field: $200,000
Cliff Lee is an American professional baseball pitcher for Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball. Lee has also played with the Cleveland Indians, the Seattle Mariners, and the Texas Rangers. With a earning of 25.2 million Lee is at number 6 on the list.

7. Zack Greinke
Earnings: $24.1 million
Salary:   $24 million
Off-field: $50,000
Zack is a player from Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball. He is a right handed pitcher who won the  American League Cy Young Award in 2009. Major part of his earning comes from the salary. He is just not been able to find any big sponsor.

8. CC Sabathia
Earnings: $23.5 million
Salary:   $23 million
Off-field: $500,000
Carsten Charles “CC” Sabathia is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He has a four year contract left with Yankees which has the total worth of $119 million.

9. Prince Fielder
Earnings: $23.4 million
Salary:   $23 million
Off-field: $400,000
Prince Semien Fielder is an American professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball. He has no major sponsors on his list but Fielder was featured on the packaging of Topps baseball cards this year.

10. Mark Teixeira
Earnings: $22.8 million
Salary:   $22.5 million
Off-field: $250,000
Mark Teixeira is at No.10 on our list. Mark plays for New York Yankees as a first baseman. He has won All-Star award, two Gold Glove awards and a Silver Slugger award. With his earning of 22.8 Million Mark is still earning a lot more than many other players.

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