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Who Are The Highest-Paid MLB Shortstops?

Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor
Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor

Considered the de facto captains of the infield, shortstops are some of the most important and highly coveted players in baseball. Of the top ten highest-paid infielders in today’s MLB, half of them are shortstops.

Francisco Lindor is the highest-paid shortstop in 2024. The Mets star makes $34.1 million in average annual contract value, thanks to his superb fielding and offensive skills.

Lindor is one of only three players on the list who have won both the Silver Slugger and Gold Glove awards. 

Carlos Correa comes in second on the list, earning $33.3 million per year. The two-time All-Star and Platinum Glove winner signed his 6-year, $200 million contract with the Twins in January 2023, after a separate agreement with the Mets fell through due to injury concerns.

Corey Seager is third on the list. He’s set to earn $32.5 million with the Rangers.

The two-time World Series MVP one of only four shortstops on the list who earn at least $30 million a year.

Coming in fourth is dix-time Silver Slugger award winner, Mookie Betts, who earns $30.4 million. The Dodgers’ superstar has moved all over the diamond in his career, but has found a home at shortstop this season.

Rounding out the top five is Trea Turner at $27.3 million. The Silver Slugger award winner signed his mega-deal with the Phillies in 2022 which set him up to earn $300 million over 11 years.

The Dodgers lead all teams with three players making the list of the highest-paid shortstops. The combined $39.9 million a year they spend on the position would put them at the top of the list.

Ranking The Highest-Paid MLB Shortstops

Below is the entire list of the highest-paid MLB shortstops of 2024, sorted by AAV. The list was compiled with data from Spotrac and Baseball-Reference.

  • Updated: June 5, 2024
RankPlayerGold GlovesSilver SluggersTeamCompensation
1Francisco Lindor23New York Mets$34.1 million
2Carlos Correa10Minnesota Twins$33.3 million
3Corey Seager03Texas Rangers$32.5 million
4Mookie Betts66Los Angeles Dodgers$30.4 million
5Trea Turner01Philadelphia Phillies$27.3 million
6Bobby Witt Jr.00Kansas City Royals$26.2 million
7Dansby Swanson20Chicago Cubs$25.3 million
T-8Trevor Story02Boston Red Sox$23.3 million
T-8Javier Baez11Detroit Tigers$23.3 million
10Willy Adames00Milwaukee Brewers$12.25 million
11Bo Bichette00Toronto Blue Jays$11.2 million
12J.P. Crawford10Seattle Mariners$10.2 million
13Ezequiel Tovar00Colorado Rockies$9 million
14Tommy Edman10St. Louis Cardinals$8.25 million
15Isiah Kiner-Falefa10Toronto Blue Jays$7.5 million
16Aledmys Diaz00Oakland Athletics$7.25 million
17Ha-seong Kim10San Diego Padres$7 million
18Kyle Farmer00Minnesota Twins$6.3 million
19Miguel Rojas00Los Angeles Dodgers$5.5 million
T-20Jose Perdomo00Atlanta Braves$5 million
T-20Tim Anderson01Miami Marlins$5 million
22Luis Rengifo00Los Angeles Angels$4.4 million
23Leodalis De Vries00San Diego Padres$4.2 million
T-24Enrique Hernández00Los Angeles Dodgers$4 million
T-24Fernando Cruz00Chicago Cubs$4 million

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