Clayton Kershaw tops list of highest-paid pitchers in MLB history

On Wednesday, Clayton Kershaw re-signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers for $215 million over seven years. The contract makes him the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history.

With position players usually procuring the large contracts, Kershaw joins a select group of pitchers in the $100 million club. Currently, 47 players have made better than $100 million over the duration of a contract; only 12 aren’t sluggers. Below are the other hurlers who accompany Kershaw on the prestigious list.

  1. Clayton Kershaw – 7 years/$215 million
  2. Justin Verlander – 7 years/$180 million
  3. Felix Hernandez – 7 years/$175 million
  4. CC Sabathia – 7 years/$161 million
  5. Zack Greinke – 6 years/$147 million
  6. Cole Hamels – 6 years/$144 million
  7. Johan Santana – 6 years/$137.5 million
  8. Matt Cain – 6 years/$127.5 million
  9. Barry Zito – 7 years/$126 million
  10. Mike Hampton – 8 years/$121 million
  11. Cliff Lee – 5 years/$120 million
  12. Kevin Brown – 7 years/$105 million