Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB’s highest-paid Boricua players

Puerto Ricans professional baseball players, Francisco Lindor, left, and Carlos Correa, are among the top 15 highest-paid MLB players.(APPhoto/David J. Phillip/file).

By Mivette Vega

April 15, 2024

Some of the Puerto Rican MLB players are among the highest-paid players in their positions.

On the list of the 15 highest-paid Major League Baseball (MLB) players this season, two are Puerto Rican.

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

New York Mets’ Francisco Lindor, right. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

 

New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor will be the highest-paid Puerto Rican baseball player this season, with $34.1 million. Lindor is the second highest-paid player of his position, after Corey Seager of the Texas Rangers, who earns $35 million.

Lindor occupies the 13th position in the “ranking” of the highest-paid player this year in the entire MLB. Lindor occupies the 13th position regardless of the position played.

 

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

Minnesota Twins’ Carlos Correa (AP Photo/Abbie Parr).

Also among the highest-paid shortstops is Carlos Correa, who has a $33.3 million contract with the Minnesota Twins. This places him in third place among all shortstops and 14th on the general list of the highest paid.

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

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Following the top 15 highest-paid players, the Puerto Rican player that follows is Javier Báez. The Detroit Tigers shortstop earns $25 million, which places him in the eighth spot among players of his position. In 2022, Báez signed a contract with Detroit worth $140 million, placing him last on the list of the top 10 MLB shortstops. In the general list of the highest-paid players, he ranks 32.

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

Edwin “Sugar” Díaz/Instagram.

Pitcher Edwin “Sugar” Díaz for the New York Mets follows with a contract of $19.65 million. Díaz has just returned to play after having been injured last year. In the general list of highest paid, he ranks in position 59.

 

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

José Berríos/Instagram.

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher José Berríos follows at $17.7 million and has the 10th-best contract in total value among all MLB starters with his $131 value contract, which he signed in 2022.

The $17.7 million placed him in 22nd position among starting pitchers, and number 69 in the overall ranking of all of MLB players.

Puerto Rican Power: Lindor and Correa lead MLB's highest-paid Boricua players

Christian Vázquez/Instagram.

Last but not least, Christian Vázquez makes $10 million as a catcher for the Minnesota Twins. He has a contract of $30 million for three seasons.

The $10 million places him as the seventh highest paid catcher in this MLB season. In the general ranking, he is one of the 12 players who are tied in position 156.

 

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  • Mivette Vega

    Mivette Vega is a seasoned journalist and multimedia reporter whose stories center the Latino community. She is passionate about justice, equality, environmental matters, and animals. She is a Salvadorrican—Salvadorian that grew up in Puerto Rico—that has lived in San Juan, Venice, Italy, and Miami.

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