Largest Contracts By Average Annual Value

We've already looked at the largest contracts by team, service time, and position, so now let's round up the biggest contracts based on average annual value…

  1. Alex Rodriguez: $27.5MM (2008-2017)
  2. Alex Rodriguez: $25.2MM (2001-2007)
  3. Joe Mauer (2011-2018) & CC Sabathia (2009-2015): $23MM
  4. Johan Santana: $22.92MM (2008-2013)
  5. Manny Ramirez (2009-2010) & Mark Teixeira (2009-2016): $22.5MM 
  6. Roger Clemens: $22MM (2006)
  7. Manny Ramirez (2001-2008) & Roy Halladay (2011-2013): $20MM
  8. Miguel Cabrera: $19.04MM (2008-2015)
  9. Derek Jeter: $18.9MM (2001-2010)
  10. Carlos Zambrano: $18.3MM (2008-2012)

The Yankees paid Clemens the pro-rated portion of a $28MM salary in 2007, but he only collected about $17.6MM since his season started in June.

Thanks to Cot's Baseball Contracts for the info.



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