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The Highest-Paid MLB Third Basemen

Manny Machado ranks 3rd on our list of the highest paid MLB third basemen
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Third basemen are among the highest-paid across the entire infield.

Anthony Rendon tops the list as the highest-paid MLB third baseman in the 2024 season, collecting $35 million in AAV from the Angels.

His $245 million contract is one of the largest among all big league infielders. He’s been a Silver Slugger twice and won the 2019 World Series with the Nationals, but has battled injury issues throughout his time in Southern California.

Second on the list is St. Louis third baseman Nolan Arenado. Coming over from the Rockies in a blockbuster 2021 trade, Arenado gets $32.5 million in AAV with the Cardinals.

Arenado is the only player on the list with multiple Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers, and Platinum Glove awards.

Coming in third on the list is Manny Machado — with $31.8 million in AAV — who mans the hot corner in San Diego, after starting his career with the Baltimore Orioles, including a short stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers before signing with the Padres.

Six of the ten highest-paid third basemen play in the National League, including two of the top three.

Rendon’s $35 million in AAV is more than the final ten third basemen on the list earn combined.

Ranking The Highest-Paid MLB Third Basemen

Here is the full list of the highest-paid third basemen of 2024, sorted by AAV. This list was compiled using data from Spotrac and Baseball Reference.

  • Updated: June 5, 2024
RankPlayerGold GlovesSilver SluggersTeamCompensation
1Anthony Rendon02Los Angeles Angels$35 million
2Nolan Arenado105St. Louis Cardinals$32.5 million
3Manny Machado21San Diego Padres$31.8 million
4Rafael Devers02Boston Red Sox$31.35 million
5Austin Riley02Atlanta Braves$21.2 million
6José Ramírez04Cleveland Guardians$20.1 million
7Alex Bregman01Houston Astros$20 million
8Matt Chapman40San Francisco Giants$18 million
T-9Jeimer Candelario00Cincinnati Reds$15 million
T-9Chris Taylor00Los Angeles Dodgers$15 million
11Yoan Moncada00Chicago White Sox$14 million
12Justin Turner00Toronto Blue Jays$13 million
13Max Muncy00Los Angeles Dodgers$12 million
14Ryan McMahon00Colorado Rockies$11.6 million
15Eugenio Suarez00Arizona Diamondbacks$11 million
16Ke’Bryan Hayes10Pittsburgh Pirates$8.75 million
17Luis Urias00Seattle Mariners$5 million
18Alec Bohm00Philadelphia Phillies$4 million
19Isaac Paredes00Tampa Bay Rays$3.4 million
20Josh Rojas00Seattle Mariners$3.1 million
T-21Patrick Wisdom00Chicago Cubs$2.72 million
T-21Santiago Espinal00Cincinnati Reds$2.72 million
22J.D. Davis00Oakland Athletics$2.5 million
23Ramon Urias10Baltimore Orioles$2.1 million
24Nick Senzel00Washington Nationals$2 million
25Eduardo Herrera00Chicago White Sox$1.8 million

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