Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Top 10 Highest Paid Baseball Players in 2013

10 Highest Paid Baseball PlayersBaseball is one of the most popular sports in the American Continent, especially in U.S.A and Canada, and even countries such as England (where it originated), Cuba, and Japan. Indeed, watching the Major League Baseball is one of the most favourite pastime of the average American, and has been a topic of conversation in many a Hollywood movies, TV shows, and Sitcoms. People like to follow their most loved players and athletes, and want to know more about them. Are you a fan of Baseball too? Want to know how much your favorite players make? Here’s a list of the top 10 highest paid Baseball players in 2013.

10. Miguel Cabrera

  • Salary: $21 Million
  • Age: 30
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
  • Position: Third baseman
Miguel Cabrera
Cabrera is a seven time All-Star. and has won the Triple Crown. He was nominated for an MVP in each of his 10 seasons, and he placed among the top 5 in six of them. He was the American League MVP in 2012.

9. Cliff Lee

  • Salary: $21.5 Million
  • Age: 34
  • Team: Philadelphia Phillies
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
Cliff Lee
Lee won the American League Cy Young Award in 2008 as a member of the Indians.

8. Adrian Gonzalez

  • Salary: $21.86 Million
  • Age: 31
  • Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Position: First baseman
adrian gonzalez
Winner of the All-Start four times, the Gold Glove Award three times, and the Silver Slugger Award, Adrian Gonzalez also plays internationally, and has made three appearances in the World Baseball Classic from the Mexican side.

7. Prince Fielder

  • Salary: $23 Million
  • Age: 29
  • Team: Detroit Tigers
  • Position: First baseman
Prince Fielder
Fielder is a four-time All-Star and is the active iron man leader for consecutive games played. He holds the Brewers’ team record for home runs in a season, and is the league’s youngest player to hit 50 home runs in a season.

6. Joe Mauer

  • Salary: $23 Million
  • Age: 30
  • Team: Minnesota Twins
  • Position: Catcher
Joe Mauer
Mauer has won three consecutive Gold Glove Awards, and the only Catcher in MLB history to win three batting titles. He also won the MVP (Most Valued Player) Award in 2009.

5. CC Sabathia

  • Salary: $23 Million
  • Age: 32
  • Team: New York Yankees
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
CC Sabathia
Sabathia won the 2007 Cy Young Award with the Cleveland Indians. He is regarded as one of the toughest, most durable players in Major league Baseball, and he averages over 200 innings pitched per season.

4. Mark Teixeira

  • Salary: $23.13 Million
  • Age: 33
  • Team: New York Yankees
  • Position: First baseman
Mark Teixeira
Teixeira started out as a very talented baseball player on college level when he won the Dick Howser Trophy at Georgia Tech in 2001. To date, he has won five Golden Glove Awards, and three Silver Slugger Awards.

3. Johan Santana

  • Salary: $23.15 Million
  • Age: 34
  • Team: New York Mets
  • Position: Starting Pitcher
Johan Santana
Johan Santana is the proud two-time receiver of the Cy Young Award, and is a four-time All-Star who also won the Pitching Triple Crown in 2006. He was the first player in the New York Mets history to throw a no-hitter against St. Louis Cardinals in 2012.

2. Vernon Wells

  • Salary: $24.64 Million
  • Age: 34
  • Team: New York Yankees
  • Position: Outfielder
Vernon Wells
Vernon Wells is one of the best Outfielders you can find. He has won one Silver Slugger Award, and three Golden Glove awards. He has a total of 289 home runs, and averages at 0.273.

1. Alex Rodriguez

  • Salary: $30 Million
  • Age: 38
  • Team: New York Yankees
  • Position: Third Baseman
Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez is undoubtedly one of the best Baseball players of all time. He was the youngest player to score 500 home runs, and then to score 600 home runs. He also has 14 100-RBI (Runs Batted In) Seasons, more than any other player in the world. To date, he has scored 647 Home runs. Surprisingly though for a player of his calibre, he makes little money from endorsement deals (just over $2 Million), which is less than many other players in this list.
So who is your most favourite Baseball layer? Did they make it to this list? Tell us about your most favourite sport and your ideal player in the comments section below. Cheers 

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