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Highest Total Earnings of Any Active MLB Player: Albert Pujols

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Highest Total Earnings of Any Active MLB Player: Albert Pujols

While Mike Trout may be a relative bargain for the Los Angeles Angels, Albert Pujols is anything but.

With career earnings of $270,470,000 to date, Pujols has the highest total earnings of any active MLB player.

A lot of that money has come via the 10-year, $240 million contract he signed with the Angels in 2012.

While the contract seemed like an OK idea at the time given Pujols' dominant production, the slugger's performance has taken a nosedive in recent years.

During his 11 years in St. Louis, Pujols never batted lower than .299 in a season.

His average in an Angels' uniform thus far? .261.

Pujols' 2018 base salary of $27 million is the ninth-highest in the MLB.

Pujols was named the 2001 National League Rookie of the Year.

He is a 10-time All-Star.


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