The 10 Highest Paid MLB Players
Fame or money?
I imagine most athletes would love to have the camera time and social media fame that today's most popular MLB players are receiving. However, if money is what you're seeking while playing in the Big Leagues take my advice, learn how to pitch.
7 out of the top 10 MLB salaries for 2017 belong to starting pitchers. The question is, is it worth it to empty the piggy bank to secure today's pitching greats? These ball clubs seem to think so.
It's hard to believe that big time names such as Kris Bryant, Bryce Harper and Mike Trout aren't even on the big time money making list. Here's an interesting stat, according to mlb.com Kris Bryant is #2 for jersey sales, Bryce Harper is #5 and Mike Trout is #7. If these guys are so popular with the fans, how come they don't top the money making list?
Out of the 10 players on this list below, 7 of which are starting pitchers, and only 1 lands a spot on the top 10 list for jersey sales. That player also happens to be the highest paid player in Major League Baseball. So it would seem that one player has figured out how to land a spot with the fans, as well as land the number one spot in the check book. Well done Mr. Kershaw, well done.
Take a look at the 10 highest paid MLB players in 2017: