Where Manny Machado ranks on the list of highest-paid athletes in the world
Manny Machado ranks 91st on Sportico’s 2022 ranking of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes
When the San Diego Padres signed Manny Machado to his 10-year, $300M contract in February 2019, it wasn’t just the largest free-agent signing in franchise history or MLB history, but in all of American sports.
Of course, weeks later, Bryce Harper’s deal with the Philadelphia Phillies would surpass his. Not to worry, Machado is still raking it in and raking at the plate.
But where does his income rank on the global scale?
According to Sportico’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes in the World 2022“,” Machado’s $30M salary and half-million in endorsements make him the 91st highest-paid athlete in the world this year.
Twelve MLB players made the list, with Mike Trout closest to the top at 24th, and Kris Bryant and Clayton Kershaw tied for 94th at the bottom. Ahead of Machado on the list are Trevor Bauer (40th), Gerrit Cole (45th), Stephen Strasburg (59th), Harper (67th), David Price (78th), Miguel Cabrera (83rd), Justin Verlander (85th), and Anthony Rendon (90th).
Fans might be surprised not to see Fernando Tatis Jr. on this list, as he signed a mammoth, record-breaking 14-year, $340M extension with the Padres in February 2021, almost two years to the day of Machado’s signing. However, Tatis is only making $5M this season, and his deal escalates each season. By 2029, he’ll be making $36M each season until his free agency in 2035.