In 2013, Clayton Kershaw signed a 7-year, $215 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Kershaw is the best left-handed pitcher in the game and he’s paid like it. He’s a 3-time Cy Young Award winner and also picked up a National League MVP award. The deal included an $18 million signing bonus. Every penny of the contract is guaranteed. The Texas native will be the highest-paid pitcher this season with a salary of more than $35 million which comes out to about one million dollars per start.
Moneyball is alive and well in Major League Baseball and we are not talking sabermetrics. A lot of pitchers are getting paid, and paid very well.
Here is our list of the Top 10 highest-paid pitchers in 2017.
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