The 27 Highest-Paid Players In Major League Baseball

The number of Major League Baseball players that make at least $US20 million per season is growing.

Of the 27 highest-paid players in 2014, 21 will make at least $US20 million this year, up from 18 last year.

The Yankees lead the way with five players among the top 27, followed by the Dodgers (4) and the Phillies (3).

Using contract data from Spotrac.com and BaseballProspectus.com, we compiled the 27 players that will be paid the most this season in Major League Baseball.

#24t Brian McCann -- $US17 million

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Catcher

2013 WAR: 2.7

Contract: 5-years, $US85 million (2014-18)

#24t Tim Lincecum -- $US17 million

Team: San Francisco Giants

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 1.6

Contract: 2-years, $US35 million

#24t Adrian Beltre -- $US17 million

Team: Texas Rangers

Position: Third Base

2013 WAR: 5.2

Contract: 5-years, $US80 million (2011-15)

#24t Matt Holliday -- $US17 million

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Position: Left Field

2013 WAR: 4.5

Contract: 7-years, $US120 million (2010-16)

#23 Mark Buehrle -- $US18 million

Team: Toronto Blue Jays

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 2.5

Contract: 4-years, $US58 million (2012-15)

#22 Adam Wainwright -- $US19.5 million

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 6.2

Contract: 5-years, $US97.5 million (2014-18)

#18t Justin Verlander -- $US20 million

Team: Detroit Tigers

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 5.2

Contract: 7-years, $US180 million (2013-19)

#18t David Wright -- $US20 million

Team: New York Mets

Position: Third Base

2013 WAR: 5.9

Contract: 8-years, $US138 million (2013-20)

#18t Jayson Werth -- $US20 million

Team: Washington Nationals

Position: Right Field

2013 WAR: 4.6

Contract: 7-years, $US126 million (2011-17)

#18t Matt Cain -- $US20 million

Team: San Francisco Giants

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 1.3

Contract: 6-years, $US127.5 million (2012-17)

#17 Carl Crawford -- $US20.3 million

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: Left Field

2013 WAR: 2.9

Contract: 7-years, $US142 million (2011-17)

#15t Matt Kemp -- $US21 million

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: Center Field

2013 WAR: -0.4

Contract: 8-years, $US160 million (2012-19)

#15t Adrian Gonzalez -- $US21 million

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 2.8

Contract: 7-years, $US154 million (2012-18)

#14 Jacoby Ellsbury -- $US21.1 million

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Center Field

2013 WAR: 5.8

Contract: 7-years, $US153 million (2014-20)

#11t Masahiro Tanaka -- $US22 million

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: Pitched in Japan in 2013

Contract: 7-years, $US155 million (2014-20)

#11t Miguel Cabrera -- $US22 million

Team: Detroit Tigers

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 7.6

Contract: 10-years, $US296 million (2014-2023)

#11t Felix Hernandez -- $US22 million

Team: Seattle Mariners

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 6.0

Contract: 7-years, $US175 million (2013-19)

#9t Mark Teixeira -- $US22.5 million

Team: New York Yankees

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: -0.2

Contract: 8-years, $US180 million (2009-16)

#9t Cole Hamels -- $US22.5 million

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 4.2

Contract: 6-years, $US144 million (2013-18)

#6t Albert Pujols -- $US23 million

Team: Los Angeles Angels

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 0.7

Contract: 10-years, $US240 million (2012-21)

#6t Joe Mauer -- $US23 million

Team: Minnesota Twins

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 5.2

Contract: 8-years, $US184 million (2011-18)

#6t CC Sabathia -- $US23 million

Team: New York Yankees

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 2.7

Contract: 5-years, $US122 million (2012-16)

#3t Robinson Cano -- $US24 million

Team: Seattle Mariners

Position: Second Base

2013 WAR: 6.0

Contract: 10-years, $US240 million (2014-23)

#3t Prince Fielder -- $US24 million

Team: Texas Rangers

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 2.2

Contract: 9-years, $US214 million (2012-20)

#3t Zack Greinke -- $US24 million

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 2.9

Contract: 6-years, $US147 million (2013-18)

#1t Ryan Howard -- $US25 million

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: First Base

2013 WAR: 0.4

Contract: 5-years, $US125 million (2012-16)

#1t Cliff Lee -- $US25 million

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Position: Pitcher

2013 WAR: 5.1

Contract: 5-years, $US120 million (2011-15)

Now check out where every team stands in the latest Power Rankings.

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