Saturday, June 3 2023

After two frenzied winters and nearly $1.5 billion guaranteed to free agent shortstops, Corey Seager still stands alone.

The two-time All-Star shortstop and former World Series MVP signed a 10-year, $325 million contract with the Texas Rangers in November 2021 – less than 24 hours after the club reached an agreement with Marcus Semien on a $175 million, seven-year pact.

It was then the second-largest free agent contract in MLB history and it’s still the largest contract signed by a free-agent shortstop, even after this past offseason when Trea Turner, Xander Bogaerts, Carlos Correa and Dansby Swanson all heated up the market.

While the total compensation falls short of the 10- and 14-year deals signed by Francisco Lindor and Fernando Tatis Jr. (now an outfielder), respectively, Seager will still be at or near the top of annual shortstop compensation almost every year.

Who are the highest-paid MLB shortstops in 2023?

Here’s the top 10:

1. Corey Seager, Texas, $35,500,000

2. Carlos Correa, Minnesota, $33,333,333

3. Francisco Lindor, N.Y. Mets, $32,477,277

4. Trea Turner, Philadelphia, $27,272,727

5. Xander Bogaerts, San Diego, $25,454,545

6. Javier Báez, Detroit, $22,000,000

7. Brandon Crawford, San Francisco, $16,000,000

8. Dansby Swanson, Chi. Cubs, $14,000,000

9. Tim Anderson, Chi. White Sox, $12,500,000

10. J.P. Crawford, Seattle, $11,000,000

Who is highest-paid MLB player at each position in 2023?

Catcher First baseman | Second baseman | Third baseman | Outfielder | DH Starting pitcher | Relief pitcher 

MLB WIN TOTALS: Predicting every team’s record for the new season

WHO’S NEXT? MLB’s 100 Names You Need To Know For 2023

Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Rangers in 2022.Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Rangers in 2022.

Corey Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million deal with the Rangers in 2022.

What are the biggest contracts ever for a shortstop in MLB?

Here’s the list, by total value:

1. Francisco Lindor, $341,000,000 (2022-31)

2. Fernando Tatis, $340,000,000 (2021-34)

3. Corey Seager, $325,000,000 (2022-31)

4. Trea Turner, $300,000,000 (2023-33)

5. Xander Bogaerts, $280,000,000 (2023-33)

6. Alex Rodriguez, $252,000,000 (2001-10)

7. Carlos Correa, $200,000,000 (2023-28)

8. Derek Jeter, $189,000,000 (2001-10)

9. Wander Franco, $182,000,000 (2022-32)

10. Dansby Swanson, $177,000,000 (2023-29)

Source: USA TODAY Sports, Cot’s Baseball Contracts

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Highest-paid MLB shortstop: Biggest SS salaries for 2023 season

Source: Yahoo Sports


Celtics vs. Bucks prediction, odds, line, start time: 2023 NBA picks, March 30 best bets by proven model


Column: King-sized improvement: Adrian Kempe can reach scoring mark unachieved since 1993-94

Check Also

Pro Sports Media

Trending Now

Denver, Miami expect $25 million in revenue from 2023 NBA Finals

Denver and Miami are projecting a maximum of $25 million in earned revenue from the 2023 NBA Finals, which includes expenses on hotels and rental cars, per the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Of course, the report excludes ticket sales and fan merchandise. The city’s economic competitiveness team is predicting that the NBA Finals will […]

Read More

Hendricken ace Alex Clemmey is Gatorade RI Baseball Player of the Year

You can add 2022-23 Gatorade Rhode Island Baseball Player of the Year to Alex Clemmey’s already impressive resume. The 6-foot-6 senior lefthander has compiled a 6-1 record with a 0.59 ERA to lead the Hendricken Hawks to a 19-1 record and a berth in Rhode Island’s Division I state baseball tournament. A Vanderbilt commit, Clemmey […]

Read More

Cavaliers’ Donovan Mitchell: ‘I should have been All-NBA First Team’

On Thursday, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell told ESPN’s Rosalyn Gold-Onwude in an interview that he should have been selected to the All-NBA First Team. Instead, the four-time All-Star was named to the second team last month. It was his first All-NBA honor of his six-year career. On the second team, Mitchell joined Warriors’ Stephen […]

Read More