The Highest Paid Baseball Players 2014

By on April 3, 2014 in ArticlesCelebrity News

Call them the $20 million dollar club. The Boys of Summer are bringing home some enormous paychecks these days. Major League Baseball has opened the wallet and is shelling out big bucks for their top players. Of the 27 highest paid baseball players in 2014, 21 of them will make AT LEAST $20 million this season. That's up $2 million from last year's figures. Now is the time to kick yourself for abandoning baseball after Little League, as these men make more in one season that you ever will for playing America's pastime. The teams with the players making bank aren't much of a surprise. The Yankees lead the way with five players in the top 27 highest paid. The Dodgers come in second with four players, and the Phillies are third with three players. The following 27 Major League Baseball players will be paid the most of anyone in the league this year.

Highest Paid Baseball Players

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  1. 24. (four way tie) Brian McCann
  2. Team: New York Yankees
  3. Position: Catcher
  4. Salary: $17 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $84 million, 2014-2018

 

  1. Tim Lincecum
  2. Team: San Francisco Giants
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $17 million
  5. Contract: Two years, $35 million

 

  1. Adrian Beltre
  2. Team: Texas Rangers
  3. Position: Third Base
  4. Salary: $17 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $80 million, 2011-2015

 

  1. Matt Holliday
  2. Team: St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Position: Left Field
  4. Salary: $17 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $120 million, 2010-2016

 

  1. 23. Mark Buehrle
  2. Team: Toronto Blue Jays
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $18 million
  5. Contract: Four years, $58 million, 2012-2015

 

  1. 22. Adam Wainwright
  2. Team: St. Louis Cardinals
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $19.5 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $97 million, 2014-2018

 

  1. 18. (Four way tie) Jason Verlander
  2. Team: Detroit Tigers
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $20 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $189 million, 2013-2019

 

  1. David Wright
  2. Team: New York Mets
  3. Position: Third Base
  4. Salary: $20 million
  5. Contract Eight years, $138 million, 2013-2020

 

  1. Jayson Werth
  2. Team: Washington Nationals
  3. Position: Right Field
  4. Salary: $20 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $126 million, 2011-2017

 

  1. Matt Cain
  2. Team: San Francisco Giants
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $20 million
  5. Contract: Six years, $127.5 million, 2012-2017

 

  1. 17. Carl Crawford
  2. Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Position: Left Field
  4. Salary: $20.3 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $142 million, 2011-2017

 

  1. 15. (tie) Matt Kemp
  2. Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Position: Center Field
  4. Salary: $21 million
  5. Contract: Eight years, $160 million, 2012-2019

 

  1. Adrian Gonzalez
  2. Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $21 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $154 million, 2012-2018

 

  1. 14. Jacoby Ellsbury
  2. Team: New York Yankees
  3. Position: Center Field
  4. Salary: $21.1 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $153 million, 2014-2020

 

  1. 11. (three way tie) Masahiro Tanaka
  2. Team: New York Yankees
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $22 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $155 million, 2014-2020

 

  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Team: Detroit Tigers
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $22 million
  5. Contract: 10 years, $296 million, 2014-2023

 

  1. Felix Hernandez
  2. Team: Seattle Mariners
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $22 million
  5. Contract: Seven years, $175 million, 2013-2019

 

  1. 9. (tie) Mark Teixeira
  2. Team: New York Yankees
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $22.5 million
  5. Contract: Eight years, $180 million, 2009-2016

 

  1. Cole Hamels
  2. Team: Philadelphia Phillies
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $22.5 million
  5. Contract: Six years, $144 million, 2013-2018

 

  1. 6. (three way tie) Albert Pujols
  2. Team: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $23 million
  5. Contract: 10 years, $240 million, 2012-2021

 

  1. Joe Mauer
  2. Team: Minnesota Twins
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $23 million
  5. Contract: Eight years, $184 million, 2011-2018

 

  1. CC Sabathia
  2. Team: New York Yankees
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $23 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $122 million, 2012-2016

 

  1. 3. (three way tie) Robinson Cano
  2. Team: Seattle Mariners
  3. Position: Second Base
  4. Salary: $24 million
  5. Contract: 10 years, $240 million, 2014-2023

 

  1. Prince Fielder
  2. Team: Texas Rangers
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $24 million
  5. Contract: Nine years, $214 million, 2012-2020

 

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $24 million
  5. Contract: Six years, $147 million, 2013-2018

 

  1. 1 (tie) Ryan Howard
  2. Team: Philadelphia Phillies
  3. Position: First Base
  4. Salary: $25 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $125 million, 2012-2016

 

  1. Cliff Lee
  2. Team: Philadelphia Phillies
  3. Position: Pitcher
  4. Salary: $25 million
  5. Contract: Five years, $120 million, 2011-2015

 

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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