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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The 25 Highest-Paid MLB Outfielders

  • Aaron Judge is the highest-paid outfielder at $40 million per year.
  • The Yankees feature 3 of the top 10 in Judge, Soto, and Stanton.
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In 2024, outfielders are among the highest earners in the sport. With notable names like Aaron Judge, Mike Trout, and Juan Soto in the top five, retaining this level of talent requires significant financial investment.

Aaron Judge, one of the most formidable hitters in baseball, tops the list as the highest-paid outfielder, earning $40 million annually. Last year, Judge signed a massive nine-year, $360 million contract to remain with the Yankees.

Following Judge is Mike Trout, often regarded as one of the greatest baseball players of his generation. The three-time AL MVP signed a twelve-year, $426.5 million contract with the Angels in 2019.

Trailing Trout in the third spot is young star, Juan Soto. After being traded to the Yankees, Soto signed a one-year, $31 million deal. Trea Turner, who now regularly plays shortstop, takes the fourth position. In 2022, Turner signed an 11-year, $300 million contract with the Phillies.

Rounding out the top five is the Brewers’ Christian Yelich, making $26.93 million annually. Yelich signed a seven-year, $188.5 million contract in 2020.

Top 25 Highest-Paid Outfielders  

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

  • Updated: April 18, 2024
  • Will be updated again: July 2024
RankPlayerTeamCompensation
1Aaron JudgeNew York Yankees$40 million
2Mike TroutLos Angeles Angels$35.54 million
3Juan SotoNew York Yankees$31 million
4Trea TurnerPhiladelphia Phillies$27.27 million
5 Christian YelichMilwaukee Brewers$26.93 million
6Cody BellingerChicago Cubs$26.67 million
7 Kris BryantColorado Rockies$26 million
8Bryce HarperPhiladelphia Phillies$25.38 million
T-9George SpringerToronto Blue Jays$25 million
T-9Giancarlo StantonNew York Yankees$25 million
11Fernando Tatis Jr.San Diego Padres$24.29 million
12 Teoscar HernandezLos Angeles Dodgers$23.5 million
13Ian HappChicago Cubs$20.33 million
14Brandon NimmoNew York Mets$20.25 million
15Nick CastellanosPhiladelphia Phillies$20 million
16Starling MarteNew York Mets$19.5 million
17Jung-hoo LeeSan Francisco Giants$18.83 million
T-18Michael ConfortoSan Francisco Giants$18 million
T-18Masataka YoshidaBoston Red Sox$18 million
20Julio RodriguezSeattle Mariners$17.44 million
21Seiya SuzukiChicago Cubs$17 million
22Marcell OzunaAtlanta Braves$16.25 million
23Andrew BenintendiChicago White Sox$15 million
24Mitch HanigerSeattle Mariners$14.5 million
25Byron BuxtonMinnesota Twins$14.29 million
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