Major League Baseball - highest paid players 2020

This statistic shows the highest paid players in Major League Baseball in 2020. Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels received a salary of 37.7 million U.S. dollars for the 2019 season.

Highest paid MLB players - additional information

Major League Baseball players receive generous yearly salaries, along with performance incentives and endorsement deals. The Major League Baseball minimum salary was set at 555 thousand U.S. dollars per year in 2019, the highest figure to date. The average player salary in the MLB is much higher, though. In 2019, the average player salary in the MLB stood at 4.36 million U.S. dollars.

There is a major difference of salary between divisions, teams and positions. Certain positions, such as first base or starting pitcher, are usually better paid, due to the important role they are considered to have in the game. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels’ starting pitcher, is the highest paid Major League Baseball player, with total earnings of 396 million U.S. dollars in 2019. Philadelphia Phillies' right fielder, Bryce Harper, ranks second on the list, while the Boston Red Sox's pitcher, David Price, comes in third with earnings of just under 32 million U.S. dollars.

Highest paid players in Major League Baseball in 2020

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2020

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