The Highest Paid Athletes of 2019

Mike Trout $50.6 Million

Mike Trout is an astonishingly good baseball player. So good, in fact, he probably punched his ticket to the MLB Hall of Fame before he even turned 30. Not much of the country’s casual fans know about his greatness, though, because his team has not been very good.

mike trout highest paid athletes
Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images
Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images

In 2019, Trout took home his 3rd MVP Award. But the Angels have never won a playoff game since he began playing for the team in 2011. Trout earned $47.6 million in salary in the last year and $3 million in endorsements.