Baseball is one of the interesting sports to follow. The sport has been more than 170 years old and has since then kept its popularity and uniqueness as it ever was. Baseball gives lots of pleasure when you see your favorite team’s player cross over home plate.
Baseball is a great sport that has produced some of the best and richest players in the world who have a worth nearly half a billion dollars. If you are a baseball sports fan and have curiosity about how its players have earned it big for themselves, this article is for you.
We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 richest baseball players in the USA in 2023-2024 along with their net worth. So, here you can check the earnings of the greatest players in Major League Baseball (MLB) history.
|Name of the Player||Earnings||Team(s)||Position|
|Albert Pujols||$346,540,436||Los Angeles Angels St. Louis Cardinals Los Angeles Dodgers||1B, OF, DH|
|Clayton Kershaw||$274,701,142||Los Angeles Dodgers||SP|
|Zack Greinke||$330,003,000||Milwaukee Brewers Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Angels Arizona Diamondbacks Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros||SP|
|Alex Rodriguez||$445,159,552||Texas Rangers Seattle Mariners New York Yankees||SS, 3B|
|Derek Jeter||$265,159,364||New York Yankees||SS|
|Justin Verlander||$317,515,000||Houston Astros Detroit Tigers||SP|
|Miguel Cabrera||$368,410,623||Detroit Tigers Florida Marlins||1B|
|CC Sabathia||$260,357,142||Milwaukee Brewers Cleveland Indians New York Yankees||SP|
|Prince Fielder||$248,914,500||Milwaukee Brewers Texas Rangers Detroit Tigers||1B, DH|
|Adrian Beltre||$219,140,000||Seattle Mariners Los Angeles Dodgers Texas Rangers Boston Red Sox||3B|
|Carlos Beltrán||$221,952,782||Houston Astros Kansas City Royals New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals San Francisco Giants Houston Astros New York Yankees||CF, RF|
|Joe Mauer||$218,025,000||Minnesota Twins||C, 1B|
|Barry Bonds||$188,245,322||San Francisco Giants Pittsburgh Pirates||LF|
|Mark Teixeira||$213,025,000||Atlanta Braves Texas Rangers New York Yankees||1B|
|Felix Hernandez||$217,500,000||Seattle Mariners||SP|
|Manny Ramirez||$206,827,769||Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Dodgers Tampa Bay Rays||LF|
|Cole Hamels||$210,400,000||Texas Rangers Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs||SP|
|Adrian Gonzalez||$190,648,500||Texas Rangers Boston Red Sox San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers New York Mets Atlanta Braves||1B|
|David Wright||$207,446,500||New York Mets||3B|
|Ryan Howard||$190,255,000||Philadelphia Phillies||1B|
José Alberto Pujols Alcántara, Catalan, popularly known as Albert Pujols is a Dominican-American former professional baseball first baseman and designated hitter.
Born on 16th January 1980, Pujols played 22 seasons in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels/ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
In his career span, Pujols has won several awards and trophies including Most Valuable Player and an All-Star. In 2006, and 2011, Pujols won the World Series with the Cardinals.
In 2018, he hit his career’s 3000th hit, allowing him to join an extremely elite club that includes top players such as Ty Cobb, Pete Rose, Hank Aaron, Alex Rodriguez, and Derek Jeter. Albert Pujols has an estimated net worth to be around $170 million.
Born on 19 March 1988, Clayton Edward Kershaw is a popular American professional baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers of MLB. Since the start of his career, Kershaw has spent his entire major league career with the Dodgers.
Clayton, a left-handed starting pitcher is a ten-time All-Star, the 2014 NL Most Valuable Player, three-time National League (NL) Cy Young Award winner, and 2020 World Series champion. As of 2023, he has a net worth of $120 million.
Donald Zackary Greinke commonly known as Zack Greinke is an American professional MLB baseball pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. In 2004, Greinke made his MLB debut with the Royals and has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Houston Astros.
He appeared in the MLB All-Star Game in 2009, led the major leagues in made run average, and won the American League Cy Young Award. He is considered to be one of the richest Baseball players in the world, having a net worth of $130 million.
Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed “A-Rod”, is an American ex-professional baseball shortstop, businessman, and philanthropist. He has played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.
Rodriguez is regarded as one of the best baseball players of all time. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of A-Rod Corp and the chairman of Presidente beer.
As per the resources, Alex Rodriguez’s net worth is believed to be around $350 million, making him one of the most successful and richest baseball players in the USA.
Derek Jeter is a well-known American baseball shortstop. At present, he is a baseball executive, businessman, and part-owner of the Miami Marlins of MLB.
Derek has spent 20 years of his career life with the New York Yankees. He is also a five-time World Series champion who currently earns $30 million from the sport. As per the resources, Derek has a net worth of around $200 million.
Justin Verlander is regarded as one of the best American Baseball players with a net of $95 million. Starting his career in 2004, Verlander is a renowned baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of MLB.
Verlander is recognized as the key people in the American League which explains his unbelievable net worth. Due to his fame and wealth, Justin Verlander has become one of the richest Baseball players in the USA.
Miguel Cabrera nicknamed “Miggy” is a popular Venezuelan baseball player and is currently playing as the first baseman, designated hitter, and third baseman for the Detroit Tiger of MLB.
By starting his career in 2003, Cabera has been a two-time American League Most Valuable Player award winner.
As per Wikipedia and Forbes, Miguel Cabrera’s net worth is estimated to be around $125 Million, which makes him one of the richest baseball players in the USA.
Born on 21 July 1980, Carsten Charles Sabathia Jr. also known as CC Sabathia is an American professional MLB baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees.
He made his debut in 2001 with the Cleveland Indians and then he played for Milwaukee Brewers. As per the resources, CC Sabathia’s net worth in 2023 is approx. $80 million, making him one of the top 20 richest baseball players in the USA.
Born on May 9, 1984, Prince Semien Fielder is an American ex-professional MLB baseball first baseman and designated hitter. He played in MLB for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, and Detroit Tigers. He spent the first seven years of his MLB career with the Brewers.
Later in 2012, Fielder joined the Tigers and by the following year traded to the Rangers, where he played the rest of his career. As per the survey, Prince Fielder has a net worth of $85 million in 2023.
Adrián Beltré Pérez, popularly known as Adrian Beltre is a Dominican ex-professional baseball third baseman. Throughout his career, he had played for the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Texas Rangers in MLB.
He is considered one of the best third basemen of all time. According to various resources, Adrian Beltre’s net worth is around 130 million dollars, making him one of the richest Baseball players in the world.
Carlos Beltran is a renowned Puerto Rican former baseball outfielder. In 1998, he started his career in MBL with Kansas City Royals and played till 2017 for the New York Yankees, New York Mets, San Francisco, Houston Astros, St.Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers.
He enjoyed the 8-time All-Star, a 2-time Silver Award winner, and a 3-time Gold Glove Award winner. He earned around $19.4 million from the New York Mets. Carlos Beltranis also on this list of the top 20 wealthiest and most successful baseball players in the USA. At present, he has a net worth of $80 million.
Joseph Patrick Mauer commonly known as Joe Mauer is an American first baseman who played for the Minnesota Twins. Born on April 19, 1983, Maurer is a six-time All-Star. He is the only catcher in Major League Baseball history to win three batting titles, and the only catcher to ever win a batting championship in the American League (AL).
As of September 2023, it is estimated that Joe Mauer has a net worth of $100 million, making him the richest baseball player in the world.
Born on July 24, 1964, Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional MLB baseball left fielder. During his career, Barry played 22 seasons in the MLB. From 1986-1992, Bonds was a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the San Francisco Giants from 1993 to 2007.
He is regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of all time. Bonds made a record of achieving 12 Silver Slugger Awards, seven National League (NL) Most Valuable Player Awards, along with 14 All-Star selections. As of 2023, Barry Bond’s net worth is estimated to be around $80 million.
Mark Charles Teixeira nicknamed “Tex”, is an American ex-professional baseball first baseman. He played 14 seasons in MLB for the Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Atlanta Braves, and New York Yankees.
Mark Teixeira is regarded as one of the most prolific switch hitters in Major League Baseball history. As of 2023, he has a net worth of $90 million, making his name on the list of top 20 richest baseball players in the USA.
Born on April 8, 1986, Felix Hernandez is a well-known Venezuelan ex-professional baseball pitcher. From 2005 to 2019, Hernandez played in the MLB for the Seattle Mariners
In 2011, Hernandez was selected to the American League All-Star Team for the second time. He threw the 23rd perfect game in MLB in 2012 history against the Tampa Bay Rays, which became historical. As of 2023, he has an estimated net worth of around $90 million.
Manuel Arístides Ramírez Onelcida popularly known as Manny Ramirez is a Dominican-American former professional baseball outfielder who has played in the MBL for 19 seasons. He started his career with the Cleveland Indians and then played for many other teams including Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, and Tampa Bay Rays.
Being one of 25 players to hit 500 career home runs and a nine-time Silver Slugger, Manny Ramirez has a net worth of around $110 million. He is considered to be among the top 20 richest baseball players in the USA.
Born on 27 December 1983, Colbert Michael Hamels nicknamed “Hollywood”, is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Philadelphia Phillies, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Atlanta Braves in MBL.
In 2017, Hamels donated their 32,000-square-foot Missouri mansion, valued at around $10 million, to a Christian charity. Undoubtedly, Cole Hamels is a kind as well as one of the wealthiest players in the world.
Born on May 8, 1982, Adrián González Savín nicknamed “A-Gon” and “Titán”, is a Mexican-American ex-professional baseball first baseman. He played in MLB for the Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox, San Diego Padres, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Dodgers.
As per the resources, Adrian Gonzalez has a net of $110 Million in 2023, making him one of the richest baseball players in the USA.
David Allen Wright is an American former professional MLB baseball third baseman. He played 14 years of his entire MLB career for the New York Mets. David Wright nicknamed “Captain America”, is a seven-time All-Star, a two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, a two-time Gold Glove Award winner, and a member of the 30–30 club.
He is one of the most beloved players in the history of the sport. As of September 2023, David Wright’s net worth is estimated to be $85 million, making him one of the top 20 richest baseball players in the USA.
Born on November 19, 1979, Ryan James Howard, nicknamed “the Big Piece”, is an American ex-professional baseball first baseman. Howard spent his entire 12-years MLB career playing for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Being known as one of the fastest players in baseball history to reach 100 home runs and 200 home runs, Howard won several Phillies franchise records including the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award in 2005 and the NL Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award in 2006.
He is one of the most successful and richest baseball players in the USA, having a net worth of around $150 million. The major source of his huge net worth is his career as an athlete.