Published On: Thu, Jul 5th, 2018

Top 10 Richest Baseball Players in the World 2018

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Baseball is a very popular game that is globally recognized as well. It is a Bat and Ball games that is played between two teams who take turn batting and fielding. The way how the game works is that a player on the fielding team called the “pitcher” has to throw the ball at the player from the batting team, who has to hit the ball as hard as he can and then run to the basis.

The team who has the most runs wins the game. It has become a major source of earning over the years and people are choosing the sport as a means of earning.

Over the year many talented baseball players have come, who have beautifully mastered the game and have awed the world with their talent.

Below is a list of the top 10 baseball players for the year 2018.

10. Joey Votto

Jayson Werth, who is a very popular baseball player, was born on 10th September 1983. He plays as an outfielder from the team Cincinnati Reds, where he made his debut in 2007 with the same team. Joey Votto has proved his talent again and again over the year as he is a five-time MLB All-Star, a seven time Tip O’Neill Award winner and two times Lou Marsh Trophy winner as Canada’s athlete of the year. His total earning in 2018 will be $25.3 Million.

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9. Felix Hernandez

Felix Hernandez was born on 8th April 1986. He is also nicknamed as “King Felix”. He works for the Seattle Mariners as a starting pitcher, and made his debut with the same team in 2005. Felix is admired from all around the world for his presence of mind and his excellent game. His earnings in 2018 will be $27.3 million making him number 9th on the list. He has won 146 times and in that win he was given the club record surpassing others.

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8. Albert Pujols

José Alberto Pujols Alcántara who was born on January 16th 1980, is a professional American baseball players. He currently plays for the Los Angeles Angels as a first baseman. Before the Los Angeles Angels he played for the St. Louis Cardinals for 11 seasons. He has also been rewarded National League most valuable players three times, and the “All-Star” nine times. His earning for 2018 is $28 million, with a salary of $27 million and endorsement of 1 million dollars.

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7. Giancarlo Stanton

Giancarlo Cruz Michael Stanton was born on November 8th, 1989. He is an American professional baseball player who currently plays for the New York Yankees as a designated hitter and baseball outfielder. He made his major league debut through Miami Marlins in 2010 and played with them till 2017. He is a four time MLB All-Star winner; he has also won the NL Hank Aaron and outfield Silver Slugger Awards twice, both times after leading the league in home runs. His earnings in 2018 are $28.2 million.

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6. Justin Verlander

Justin Brooks Verlander was born on February 20th, 1983. He is an American professional baseball player who currently plays for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. Before this he played for the Detroit Tigers for 13 seasons, where he also made his major league debut on July 4, 2005. Justin is the winner of a number of accolades. He has been rewarded MLB All-Star six times, has led the AL in strikeouts four times and in wins twice. His earnings in 2018 are $29 million.

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5. Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Céspedes Milanés was born on October 18, 1985; He is also nicknamed La Potencia. Yoenis is a Cuban-born professional baseball outfielder who plays currently for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his MLB debut on March 28, 2012, with the team Oakland Athletics, and has also previously played for the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers. He has been rewarded the All-Star two times and has also been a part of the World Series in 2015. His earning for 2018 is $29.5 million.

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4. Miguel Cabrera

José Miguel Cabrera Torres was born on April 18, 1983. He is commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and is also nicknamed “Miggy”. Cabrera is a Venezuelan professional baseball player. He is currently playing for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB) as a first baseman. He made his debut in 2003 and has been rewarded American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) award twice, AL batting champion four times, and an 11-time MLB All-Star. In 2018 his earnings are $30.5 million with a salary of $30 million and endorsements of $50,000.

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3. David Price

David Taylor Price was born on August 26th, 1985. He is an American professional baseball player playing as a pitcher for the team Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected first overall in the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Price made his MLB debut in September 2008. He has also previously played for the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays. He has won a CY youg award in 2012. His earning for 2018 is $30.7 million.

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2. Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Edward Kershaw was born on March 19th, 1988. He is an American professional baseball player, currently playing as a pitcher for the team Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Kershaw made his debut in the Major league in 2008, and has been excelling in his performance over the years. He has also been rewarded for his hard work by three Cy Young Awards and the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player Award. His earning for 2018 is $33.8 million making him the second most paid baseball player in the world.

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1. Mike Trout

Mike Trout is the highest paid baseball player in the world as of the year 2018. Michael Nelson Trout was born on August 7th, 1991. He is an American professional baseball player currently playing as a center fielder for the Los Angeles Angels of Major League Baseball (MLB). Due to his amazing skills in the baseball field he nicknamed as “The Millville Meteor”. He has also been rewarded the as MCB All-Star six times and has the received the American league most valuable player twice. In 2018 his earning are $35.8 million giving him the first spot on the list.

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