The people who are not familiar with the professional baseball often wonder the level of ball is played in MLB. MLB stands for Major League Baseball and is a universally known baseball organization which was founded in the year 1903. It consists of a total number of 30 teams under it, 29 in the U.S.A and 1 in Canada.
In this article, we will discuss the top 10 famous, successful and definitely the highest paid MLB Baseball players in recent time.
Here are the top 10 Highest Paid & Most Successful MLB Players in 2017-2018
10. Manny Ramirez
Manuel Ramirez aka Manny Ramirez was born on 30 May 1972 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his secondary education from the George Washington High School and has become a baseball standout. Manny played in the MLB (Major League Baseball) for total parts of 19 seasons. He is a well-known professional baseball outfielder who used to work with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Tampa Bay Rays and the Boston Red Sox before playing 1 season in the CPBL (Chinese Professional Baseball League. He earns a total net worth of 110 million dollars. He has won numerous awards in his career including the All-Star award which he has won 12 times, 2 Works Series champion, a World Series MVP, 9 Silver Slugger Awards, 2 Hank Aaron Award and much more.
9. Joey Votto
Joseph Daniel Votto or Joey Votto was born on 10 September 1983 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At a very young age, he became a huge fan of baseball. He graduated from the Richview Collegiate Institute and there he played both basketball and baseball simultaneously. He is professional baseball first basemen, working with the Cincinnati Reds of MLB since 2007 till present. He is a 6-time Tip O’Neill Award winner, 4 time MLB All-Star and the NL Hank Aaron Award and MVP award holder as well. His net worth is estimated at 110 million dollars. The majority of his wealth was earned by him from the Reds.
8. Chipper Jones
With a total net worth of 110 million dollars, Chipper Jones has acquired the 8th position in the list of top 10 richest MLB players in today’s time. He was born on 24 April 1972 in DeLand, Florida. He is a former MLB third baseman who had spent his entire nineteen years, playing for the Atlanta Braves of MLB, and as a professional baseball player for 23 years in the Atlanta organization. He is a World Series champion winner (1995), MLB batting champion winner (2008), NL MVP winner (1999) and eight-time All-Star (1996–1998, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2011, 2012). Apart from these, Chipper was also honored twice with the Silver Slugger Award (1999, 2000).
7. Adrian Beltre
Adrian Beltre is also known by the name ‘The Captain’. He was born on 7 April 1979 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In the year 1998, he joined the Los Angeles Dodgers team and then Seattle Mariner and Boston Red Sox in the year 2005 and 2010 consecutively. At present Adrian works as a professional baseball third batsman (right-handed) of Major League Baseball’s team, the Texas Rangers. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at 172.5 million dollars.
6. Randy Johnson (Net Worth: $115 Million)
Randall Johnson, also known as ‘The Big Unit’s was born on 10 September 1963 in Walnut Creek, California. He is a professional left-handed pitcher. He played for a total of seven teams of MLB, from the year 1988 to 2009 and they are the Montreal Expos (1988–1989), the Seattle Mariners (1989–1998), the Houston Astros (1998), the Arizona Diamondbacks (1999–2004), the New York Yankees (2005–2006), the Arizona Diamondbacks (2007–2008) and the San Francisco Giants (2009). He holds ten times the All-Star award and five times the Cy Young Award. In the year 2002, he was honored with the title Triple Crown as well. He is also the winner of the World Series MVP and the World Series Champion. In the year 2015, Randy was added to the Baseball Hall of Fame. His net worth stands at an impressive 115 million dollars.
5. Albert Pujols
Jose Alberto Pujols was born on 16 January 1980 in the Dominican Republic. He later moved to the United States in the year 1996. At a very young age, he grew interested in the baseball. He is now a widely known baseball first baseman who plays for the MLB team Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He formerly played for St. Louis Cardinals team and there he received a total of 3 National League MVP awards (in 2005, 2008, 2009) and also is a 9 time All-Star with MLB. His net worth currently stands at 140 million dollars.
4. CC Sabathia (Net Worth: $160 Million)
Carsten Charles Sabathia was born on July 21, 1980, in Vallejo, California. He graduated from the Vallejo High School. At the time of his high school, Sabathia excelled in football and basketball and was also offered a scholarship of football to play at the University of California. Previously he played for the team Cleveland Indians (2001–2008) and Milwaukee Brewers (2008). Later, he shifted to the MLB New York Yankees in the year 2009. He has won many awards in his baseball career, including the World Series champion and the ALCS MVP in 2009, the AL Cy Young Award in 2007, and the wins leader in 2009 and 2010. He also holds 6 times the MLB All-Star awards. At present, he earns a net worth of 160 million dollars.
3. Derek Jeter (Net Worth: $185 Million)
Derek Jeter was born on 26 June 1974 in Pequannock Township, New Jersey. He played 20 seasons in MLB’s New York Yankees as a professional baseball shortstop and is considered as the central figure of Yankees for his fielding, base running, hitting, and leadership. Derek’s accolades include 5 Gold Glove Awards, 14 All-Star selections, 5 Silver Slugger Awards, a Roberto Clemente Award and 2 Hank Aaron Awards. His net worth currently stands at an impressive amount of 185 million dollars, maximum of which he has earned for playing for the MLB.
2. Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera was born on 18 April 1983 in Maracay, Venezuela. He is commonly known as “Miggy”. He is a professional baseball player and is playing as the first baseman in the Detroit Tigers team of MLB. From 2003 to 2007, Might used to play for the Florida Marlins team as well. With a total net worth of 290 million dollars, he peaked at number two, on the list of top 10 richest MLB players of recent times. He has won numerous accolades and awards including 11 All-Star awards,
World Series champion, 2 AL MVP award, AL Triple Crown, 7 Silver Slugger Award, 2 AL Hank Aaron Award, 4 AL batting champion award, 2 AL home run leader and 2 AL RBI leader. He was also honored with the title ‘Triple Crown in 2012.
1. Alex Rodriguez
With a total net worth of 300 million dollars, Alexander Rodriguez is the highest paid MLB player in today’s time. Alex was born on 27 July in New York City, New York. Later his family moved to the Dominican Republic when he was only 4 years old. He started playing at a very early age. His last MLB appearance was on 12 August 2016, for the MLB New York Yankees. In the year 2003, he gave 3.9 million dollars to the University of Miami for renovating their baseball stadium. His list of accolades includes 14 All-Star, 2 Gold Glove Awards, 3 AL MVP, 10 Silver Slugger Awards, 4 AL Hank Aaron Awards, 5 AL home run leader, and 2 MLB RBI leader. He has also won MLB batting champion in 1996 and World Series champion in 2009.
Hence, these were the name of the top 10 richest MLB players who are not only well known within their mainland but also across the globe.