10 Highest Paid MLB Players in 2023

G'day tribe! Today we're going to take a look at the highest paid MLB players in 2023. These baseball players are earning some serious coin now and aren’t far off their NFL counterparts.

Major League Baseball has some of the best athletes in the world. These players have proven their worth as the best at their craft and are the highest paid MLB players.

10. Francisco Lindor (Mets) - $34.1 million

Francisco Lindor is one of the premier shortstops of Major League Baseball and is continuing to get better. He's got one of the best gloves, is a good hitter and is one of the best defensive players in the game.

Known for his positive attitude and leadership abilities, his dedication and work ethic is an inspiration for the Mets which is why they made him one of the highest paid MLB players in 2021.

Francisco Lindor has been key to the success of the 84-48 @Mets 🔑@markdero7 highlights his bounceback 2022 season and the impact the 4x All-Star has when he's on top of his game.#MLBCentral | #LGM | @Mets pic.twitter.com/Zu5favPi3S

— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) September 2, 2022


9. Stephen Strasburg (Nationals) - $35 million

Three-time All-Star Stephen Strasburg is considered to be one of the top pitchers in Major League Baseball. He's got a powerful fastball, a devastating curveball, and has excellent command of the strike zone.

In addition to his physical abilities, Strasburg is known for his meticulous preparation and attention to detail. The highlight of Strasburg's career to date is the Nationals' World Series championship in 2019, which he was named MVP.

Stephen Strasburg, 2019 Highlights. pic.twitter.com/7EO00US28X

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 12, 2019


8. Nolan Arenado (Cardinals) - $35 million

Nolan Arenado is one of the highest paid MLB players known for his defensive abilities, having won his 10th Gold Glove award and 7th All-Star appearance in 2022.

Arenado is considered to be one of the greatest ever third baseman, but he's also one of the best batters in the league with exceptional contact, power and plate discipline.

Nolan Arenado hitting highlights. One of the best hitters in the National League he and has been consistently great during these past 5 years. You know I had to end this clip with him hitting a shot over the Green Monster because the Red Sox suck enjoy 😂 #NolanArenado #Rockies pic.twitter.com/rbXFoGQOL4

— Julian Guilarte (@JulianGuilarte1) June 30, 2020


7. Corey Seager (Rangers) - $35.5 million

Corey Seager won World Series MVP in 2020 following a series win for the Dodgers against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Texas Rangers gave Seager one of the biggest MLB contracts ever in an attempt to win their first ever World Series.

The Rangers shortstop is known for his impressive offensive and defensive abilities and came to Texas with a winning pedigree. He has a knack for hitting clutch home runs and RBIs, and is a more than capable fielder with good range and a strong arm.

Corey Seager absolutely CRUSHED this one to dead center pic.twitter.com/pC62Nu5aDh

— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) February 26, 2023


6. Gerrit Cole (Yankees) - $36 million

Gerrit Cole is one of the best pitchers in the MLB which is why the Yankees agreed to the pay the largest contract ever given to a pitcher. His got a ripping off-speed pitch and a devastating fastball, and is a five-time All-Star and Cy Young Award runner-up.

Ever since facing his first batter when debuting for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013, Cole has done a great job of keeping the ball in the zone. He's also good at restricting free bases and holds numerous strikeout records.

Gerrit Cole, 2019 Highlights.

The Most Dominant Pitcher on the Planet. pic.twitter.com/3RKKj0Gyhy — Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 4, 2019


5. Mike Trout (Angels) - $37.1 million

Mike Trout is one of the best players of all time and one of the highest paid MLB players in 2023. In 2019 he signed a $360 million extension with the LA Angels which extended his existing contract beyond the remaining two years and $66.5 million he had on the contract he signed in 2014.

Trout will earn $37.1 million in 2023 but his 12-year, $426.5 million contract is the biggest MLB contract of all time. Despite the injuries in the past, the Angels paid up big for his all-around skills, consistency, his exceptional ability to hit for power and average, his speed between bases and his outstanding defense in center field.

3rd time in his career Mike Trout has hit 40 homeruns in a season. #GoHalos

pic.twitter.com/6B6EvZrnPc — Soto ⚾️ (@SotoP_23) October 5, 2022


4. Anthony Rendon (Angels) - $38.5 million

Anthony Rendon is another elite third baseman in Major League Baseball. Known for his exceptional hitting ability, strong defense, and smart baserunning, he's seen as one of the most complete players in the league.

Off the back of Washington Nationals' World Series championship in 2019, they couldn't afford to keep both Stephen Strasburg and Rendon. After entering free agency, the Angels made Rendon one of the highest paid MLB players.


— Angels TopPlays (@PlaysAngels) February 26, 2023


3. Aaron Judge (Yankees) - $40 million

Aaron Judge is one of the highest paid MLB players after he bet on himself in his contract year, rejecting a $213.5 million, 7-year deal with the Yankees in 2022. It literally paid off, as Judge hit an American League record 62 home runs, earning an extra $150 million.

Apart from being one of the most feared hitters in baseball, Judge is also one of the top outfielders in Major League Baseball. He's athleticism, throwing arm and his range shows that he's just as adept defensively as he is at bat.

Posting random Yankees highlights until Opening Day - Day 62:

Aaron Judge hits his 62nd home run of the season, an American League record pic.twitter.com/rjPR7Rwukr — YankeesMuse (@YankeesMuse) December 26, 2022


2. Max Scherzer (Mets) - $43.3 million

Max Scherzer is widely considered one of the best pitchers in Major League Baseball today. He began his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2008 but truly broke out as a star with the Detroit Tigers in 2013. Since then, he has continued to perform at an elite level, earning three Cy Young Awards and seven All-Star selections.

Scherzer is known for his overpowering fastball, devastating breaking pitches, and outstanding command. He is also known for his fierce competitiveness, willingness to pitch deep into games and is a star for the Mets

2019 Max Scherzer Highlights pic.twitter.com/n7FOyO1wLr

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 10, 2019


1. Justin Verlander (Mets) - $43.3 million

Justin Verlander is the highest paid MLB player and is one of the most accomplished and respected pitchers in Major League Baseball. He has spent the majority of his career with the Detroit Tigers and the Houston Astros, and he has consistently been one of the top pitchers in the game.

He is known for his overpowering fastball, devastating breaking pitches, and exceptional control. Verlander is also highly regarded for his work ethic and leadership skills, and he is widely regarded as one of the most fierce competitors in the game. Despite being 40, Verlander continues to pitch at an elite level and is considered one of the greatest pitchers of his generation.

Justin Verlander, 2019 Highlights. pic.twitter.com/TftMX8sPbY

— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) November 15, 2019



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When Shohei Ohtani can reach 40M contract in your opinion?


He'll be a free agent by the end of the up and coming season and he'll be sure to command it. Whether the Angels can keep him in LA will be another thing altogether