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Monday, May 27, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid MLB Infielders

  • Anthony Rendon is the highest-paid infielder making $35 million per year.
  • 9 of the top 10 highest-paid infielders are shortstops or third basemen.
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Evidenced by their financial value, infielders, particularly third basemen and shortstops, are highly valued. Nine of the top ten highest paid infielders are either shortstops or third basemen.

Anthony Rendon leads as the highest-paid infielder, earning an impressive $35 million annually. In 2019, Rendon signed a seven-year, $245 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Trailing Rendon in the second spot is Francisco Lindor bringing in $34.1 million annually. Lindor’s ten-year, $341 million deal with the Mets in 2021 solidified his status as one of the league’s premier shortstops. Carlos Correa follows, with an annual salary of $33.33 million from his recent contract, a six-year, $200 million deal with the Minnesota Twins.

Nolan Arenado and Corey Seager share the fourth position with each bringing in $32.5 million per year. After signing long term deals, Arenado is set to be a free agent again in 2028 while Seager will enter free agency in 2032.

The Top Infielders

Here is the full list of the 25 highest-paid MLB infielders by average salary. The list was compiled using data from Spotrac.

  • Updated: April 18, 2024
  • Will be updated again: July 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Anthony RendonLos Angeles Angels$35 million
2Francisco LindorNew York Mets$34.1 million
3Carlos CorreaMinnesota Twins$33.33 million
T-4Nolan ArenadoSt. Louis Cardinals$32.5 million
T-4Corey SeagerTexas Rangers$32.5 million
6Manny MachadoSan Diego Padres$31.82 million
7 Rafael DeversBoston Red Sox$31.35 million
8Mookie BettsLos Angeles Dodgers$30.42 million
9Trea TurnerPhiladelphia Phillies$27.27 million
10Freddie FreemanLos Angeles Dodgers$27 million
11Bobby Witt Jr.Kansas City Royals$26.25 million
T-12Kris BryantColorado Rockies$26 million
T-12Paul GoldschmidtSt. Louis Cardinals$26 million
14Xander BogaertsSan Diego Padres$25.45 million
15Bryce HarperPhiladelphia Phillies$25.38 million
16Dansby SwansonChicago Cubs$25.29 million
17Marcus SemienTexas Rangers$25 million
18Fernando Tatis Jr.San Diego Padres$24.29 million
19Jose AltuveHouston Astros$23.36 million
T-20Trevor StoryBoston Red Sox$23.33 million
T-20Javier BaezDetroit Tigers$23.33 million
22Austin RileyAtlanta Braves$21.2 million
23Matt OlsonAtlanta Braves$21 million
24Pete AlonsoNew York Mets$20.5 million
25Jose RamirezCleveland Guardians$20.14 million
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