(CNN)Here’s a look at Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game, where representatives from the National League and American League compete in the contest also known as the “Midsummer Classic.”

Facts:July 9, 2019 – The 90th MLB All-Star Game is takes place at Progressive Field in Cleveland. The American League defeats the National League 4-3. This is the National League’s seventh straight win. July 17, 2018 – The 89th MLB All-Star Game takes place at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. The American League defeats the National League 8-6 during a ten-inning game. The two teams hit a combined total of ten home runs, setting a record.The American League has won 45 times and the National League has won 43 times. There have been two games that were tied.Selection Process:The All-Star team managers are the managers of the teams that were in the World Series the previous season.Read MoreEach team has a 32-man roster, which includes 20 position players and 12 pitchers. This is down from 34 prior to 2017.Fans vote for the starting positions in an election called “The Primary.” For the team representing the National League, fans vote for eight position players. On the American League’s team, fans are able to vote for one extra spot, since this league has a designated hitter position. The top three vote-getters in each position advance to a separate, second round election. The winners are selected as starters.The players and the Commissioner’s Office choose all the pitchers and reserves.All 30 Major League teams must be represented on the All-Star roster.The Home Run Derby takes place the day before the All-Star Game. Eight players try to hit the most home runs in this bracket-style, timed competition.2019 All-Star Game RostersHistory:July 6, 1933 – The first game is held in Chicago’s Comiskey Park. Babe Ruth hits the first home run in All-Star history. The AL team wins 4-2.1945 – The game is not held as there are strict war time restrictions on travel.1950 – The game goes into extra innings, a first.1959-1962 – Two All-Star Games are held each season.1961 – Due to rain, an All-Star Game ends in a tie for the first time. 1962 – The Most Valuable Player award is introduced. Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers is named the MVP for the first game, and Leon Wagner of the Dodgers is the MVP of the second game.2002 – The game ends in a tie for the second time in All-Star history. 2003 – For the first time, the league that wins the All-Star Game will have home field advantage in the World Series. Since 1903, home field advantage has alternated between the leagues.2008 – The game lasts four hours and 50 minutes, the longest in history. The game also ties with 1967 for most innings played, at 15.December 2016 – As part of a collective bargaining agreement, the MLB decides the winner of the All-Star Game no longer has home field advantage in the World Series. Los Angeles Dogers teammates  Adrian Gonzalez (right) and Clayton Kershaw both feature as top 20 Major League Baseball earners in 2017. Kershaw is one of 12 baseball players in history to sign a contract worth over $200 million. Topping the list is Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, with a 13-year contact worth $325 million, the highest in sports. Stanton, however, will make $14.5 million in 2017, placing him 70th this year. <a href="http://www.spotrac.com/" target="_blank">(Source: Spotrac)</a>.Los Angeles Dogers teammates  Adrian Gonzalez (right) and Clayton Kershaw both feature as top 20 Major League Baseball earners in 2017. Kershaw is one of 12 baseball players in history to sign a contract worth over $200 million. Topping the list is Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, with a 13-year contact worth $325 million, the highest in sports. Stanton, however, will make $14.5 million in 2017, placing him 70th this year. <a href="http://www.spotrac.com/" target="_blank">(Source: Spotrac)</a>. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners Los Angeles Dogers teammates Adrian Gonzalez (right) and Clayton Kershaw both feature as top 20 Major League Baseball earners in 2017. Kershaw is one of 12 baseball players in history to sign a contract worth over $200 million. Topping the list is Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, with a 13-year contact worth $325 million, the highest in sports. Stanton, however, will make $14.5 million in 2017, placing him 70th this year. (Source: Spotrac).Hide Caption 1 of 22The Detroit Tigers left fielder is a former overall No. 1 draft pick and three time All-Star. Upton came in fourth in MVP voting in 2011, when he batted .289 with 31 home runs, 88  RBIs and 21 stolen bases for Arizona.  He heads into the second year of a six-year $132.75 million contract. The Detroit Tigers left fielder is a former overall No. 1 draft pick and three time All-Star. Upton came in fourth in MVP voting in 2011, when he batted .289 with 31 home runs, 88  RBIs and 21 stolen bases for Arizona.  He heads into the second year of a six-year $132.75 million contract. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 20: Justin Upton, $22.125 million – The Detroit Tigers left fielder is a former overall No. 1 draft pick and three time All-Star. Upton came in fourth in MVP voting in 2011, when he batted .289 with 31 home runs, 88 RBIs and 21 stolen bases for Arizona. He heads into the second year of a six-year $132.75 million contract. Hide Caption 2 of 22Washington Nationals pitching ace Max Scherzer is the reining National League Cy Young Award winner (his second), has pitched two no-hitters in the same season (2015), and co-holds the single game strikeout record (20). The 32-year-old has a career 125-69 record, and is in the third of a seven-year $210 million contract.  Washington Nationals pitching ace Max Scherzer is the reining National League Cy Young Award winner (his second), has pitched two no-hitters in the same season (2015), and co-holds the single game strikeout record (20). The 32-year-old has a career 125-69 record, and is in the third of a seven-year $210 million contract.  Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 19: Max Scherzer, $22.123 – Washington Nationals pitching ace Max Scherzer is the reining National League Cy Young Award winner (his second), has pitched two no-hitters in the same season (2015), and co-holds the single game strikeout record (20). The 32-year-old has a career 125-69 record, and is in the third of a seven-year $210 million contract. Hide Caption 3 of 22San Francisco Giants' catcher Buster Posey has called the pitches for three World Series championships, is a former NL Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-Star with a career .307 batting average. In 2012 he was both the Comeback Player of the Year and NL Batting Champion. Halfway through an eight-year $159 million deal, Posey is deservedly baseball's highest-paid active catcher.San Francisco Giants' catcher Buster Posey has called the pitches for three World Series championships, is a former NL Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-Star with a career .307 batting average. In 2012 he was both the Comeback Player of the Year and NL Batting Champion. Halfway through an eight-year $159 million deal, Posey is deservedly baseball's highest-paid active catcher. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 18: Buster Posey, $22.178 million – San Francisco Giants’ catcher Buster Posey has called the pitches for three World Series championships, is a former NL Rookie of the Year, and a four-time All-Star with a career .307 batting average. In 2012 he was both the Comeback Player of the Year and NL Batting Champion. Halfway through an eight-year $159 million deal, Posey is deservedly baseball’s highest-paid active catcher.Hide Caption 4 of 22The Los Angeles Dodgers 34-year-old first baseman has nearly 2,000 career hits and is a regular on the MVP ballot. As recently as 2014 he finished seventh in NL MVP voting with 27 HRs and 116 RBIs. Though Gonzalez has led the Dodgers to four consecutive post seasons, a World Series appearance has been elusive. He is entering year six of a seven-year $154 million deal. The Los Angeles Dodgers 34-year-old first baseman has nearly 2,000 career hits and is a regular on the MVP ballot. As recently as 2014 he finished seventh in NL MVP voting with 27 HRs and 116 RBIs. Though Gonzalez has led the Dodgers to four consecutive post seasons, a World Series appearance has been elusive. He is entering year six of a seven-year $154 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 17: Adrian Gonzalez, $22.357 million – The Los Angeles Dodgers 34-year-old first baseman has nearly 2,000 career hits and is a regular on the MVP ballot. As recently as 2014 he finished seventh in NL MVP voting with 27 HRs and 116 RBIs. Though Gonzalez has led the Dodgers to four consecutive post seasons, a World Series appearance has been elusive. He is entering year six of a seven-year $154 million deal. Hide Caption 5 of 22The New York Mets' Cuban-born center fielder has missed the playoffs just once in his five-year MLB career, and that's no coincidence. The 31-year-old slugger is known for his flashy cars -- which he can accumulate with ease given his four-year $110 million deal. The New York Mets' Cuban-born center fielder has missed the playoffs just once in his five-year MLB career, and that's no coincidence. The 31-year-old slugger is known for his flashy cars -- which he can accumulate with ease given his four-year $110 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 15 (tied): Yoenis Cespedes, $22.5 million – The New York Mets’ Cuban-born center fielder has missed the playoffs just once in his five-year MLB career, and that’s no coincidence. The 31-year-old slugger is known for his flashy cars — which he can accumulate with ease given his four-year $110 million deal. Hide Caption 6 of 22The 2008 World Series MVP suffered a temporary dip in form when niggling injuries took their toll in 2013. But the lefty came back in 2015 with a no-hitter, and followed that up with in 2016 with a stellar 15-5, 200 strikeout season for Texas. Hamels is in the fifth of a six-year $144 million deal. The 2008 World Series MVP suffered a temporary dip in form when niggling injuries took their toll in 2013. But the lefty came back in 2015 with a no-hitter, and followed that up with in 2016 with a stellar 15-5, 200 strikeout season for Texas. Hamels is in the fifth of a six-year $144 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 15 (tied): Cole Hamels, $22.5 million – The 2008 World Series MVP suffered a temporary dip in form when niggling injuries took their toll in 2013. But the lefty came back in 2015 with a no-hitter, and followed that up with in 2016 with a stellar 15-5, 200 strikeout season for Texas. Hamels is in the fifth of a six-year $144 million deal. Hide Caption 7 of 22Boston first baseman Ramirez (center) will assume cleanup hitter duty now that fellow Dominican David Ortiz (left, with bucket) has retired. The 2009 NL batting champion is coming off a 30 HR, 111 RBI season and will likely switch to a full-time designated hitter spot for the Red Sox. He is halfway through a four-year $88 million deal. Boston first baseman Ramirez (center) will assume cleanup hitter duty now that fellow Dominican David Ortiz (left, with bucket) has retired. The 2009 NL batting champion is coming off a 30 HR, 111 RBI season and will likely switch to a full-time designated hitter spot for the Red Sox. He is halfway through a four-year $88 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 14: Hanley Ramirez, $22.75 million – Boston first baseman Ramirez (center) will assume cleanup hitter duty now that fellow Dominican David Ortiz (left, with bucket) has retired. The 2009 NL batting champion is coming off a 30 HR, 111 RBI season and will likely switch to a full-time designated hitter spot for the Red Sox. He is halfway through a four-year $88 million deal. Hide Caption 8 of 22Mauer, a former catcher turned first baseman, nabbed the biggest contract in Twins history when Minnesota signed him to an eight-year $184 million contract in 2011. Last year, however, the 33-year-old, three-time AL batting champion endured his worst season, batting just .261. The Twins will need better production from Mauer if they are to return to the postseason for the first time since 2010. Mauer, a former catcher turned first baseman, nabbed the biggest contract in Twins history when Minnesota signed him to an eight-year $184 million contract in 2011. Last year, however, the 33-year-old, three-time AL batting champion endured his worst season, batting just .261. The Twins will need better production from Mauer if they are to return to the postseason for the first time since 2010. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 13: Joe Mauer, $23 million – Mauer, a former catcher turned first baseman, nabbed the biggest contract in Twins history when Minnesota signed him to an eight-year $184 million contract in 2011. Last year, however, the 33-year-old, three-time AL batting champion endured his worst season, batting just .261. The Twins will need better production from Mauer if they are to return to the postseason for the first time since 2010. Hide Caption 9 of 22The San Francisco Giants' right-hander is coming off an 18-5 season with a 2.79 ERA. In an era of controlled pitch counts, the 30-year-old Dominican is not afraid of a working his arm -- leading the MLB with five complete games last season. Cueto, who won a World Series with Kansas City in 2015, signed a six-year $130 million deal last season.The San Francisco Giants' right-hander is coming off an 18-5 season with a 2.79 ERA. In an era of controlled pitch counts, the 30-year-old Dominican is not afraid of a working his arm -- leading the MLB with five complete games last season. Cueto, who won a World Series with Kansas City in 2015, signed a six-year $130 million deal last season. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 12: Johnny Cueto, $23.5 million – The San Francisco Giants’ right-hander is coming off an 18-5 season with a 2.79 ERA. In an era of controlled pitch counts, the 30-year-old Dominican is not afraid of a working his arm — leading the MLB with five complete games last season. Cueto, who won a World Series with Kansas City in 2015, signed a six-year $130 million deal last season.Hide Caption 10 of 22At 34, Cano is still an elite second basemen. The seven-time All-Star and former Yankee signed a 10-year $240 million deal with Seattle in 2014. He rewarded the Mariners with 39 HR, 103 RBI and a .298 batting average in 2016, placing him eighth in AL MVP voting. At 34, Cano is still an elite second basemen. The seven-time All-Star and former Yankee signed a 10-year $240 million deal with Seattle in 2014. He rewarded the Mariners with 39 HR, 103 RBI and a .298 batting average in 2016, placing him eighth in AL MVP voting. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 11: Robinson Cano, $24 million – At 34, Cano is still an elite second basemen. The seven-time All-Star and former Yankee signed a 10-year $240 million deal with Seattle in 2014. He rewarded the Mariners with 39 HR, 103 RBI and a .298 batting average in 2016, placing him eighth in AL MVP voting. Hide Caption 11 of 22At 36, CC Sabathia's production has been on the decline while his contract has been on the rise: Not an ideal situation for the New York Yankees, who signed signed the 2007 Cy Young winner to a seven-year $161 million contract in 2012. The 6-foot 6-inch 300-pounder has suffered various setbacks -- <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/cc-sabathia-on-alcohol-rehab-there-was-no-other-option-for-me/" target="_blank">including a spell in alcohol rehab</a> -- over the past three seasons, all of which yielded losing records. Sabathia, who won a ring with the Yankees in 2009, will likely retire after this season, his last under contract.  He stands as the active leader in career strikeouts and second in career wins. At 36, CC Sabathia's production has been on the decline while his contract has been on the rise: Not an ideal situation for the New York Yankees, who signed signed the 2007 Cy Young winner to a seven-year $161 million contract in 2012. The 6-foot 6-inch 300-pounder has suffered various setbacks -- <a href="http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/cc-sabathia-on-alcohol-rehab-there-was-no-other-option-for-me/" target="_blank">including a spell in alcohol rehab</a> -- over the past three seasons, all of which yielded losing records. Sabathia, who won a ring with the Yankees in 2009, will likely retire after this season, his last under contract.  He stands as the active leader in career strikeouts and second in career wins. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 9 (tied): CC Sabathia, $25 million – At 36, CC Sabathia’s production has been on the decline while his contract has been on the rise: Not an ideal situation for the New York Yankees, who signed signed the 2007 Cy Young winner to a seven-year $161 million contract in 2012. The 6-foot 6-inch 300-pounder has suffered various setbacks — including a spell in alcohol rehab — over the past three seasons, all of which yielded losing records. Sabathia, who won a ring with the Yankees in 2009, will likely retire after this season, his last under contract. He stands as the active leader in career strikeouts and second in career wins. Hide Caption 12 of 22With a 19-5 record, John Lester had the best MLB winning percentage in 2016 and finished second in Cy Young voting. The lefty, who earned two World Series rings in Boston, made three crucial appearances for the Cubs in the 2016 World Series -- including a winning start in Game 5 and a relief appearance on the way to winning Game 7. He is halfway through a six-year $155 million contract. With a 19-5 record, John Lester had the best MLB winning percentage in 2016 and finished second in Cy Young voting. The lefty, who earned two World Series rings in Boston, made three crucial appearances for the Cubs in the 2016 World Series -- including a winning start in Game 5 and a relief appearance on the way to winning Game 7. He is halfway through a six-year $155 million contract. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 9 (tied): John Lester, $25 million – With a 19-5 record, John Lester had the best MLB winning percentage in 2016 and finished second in Cy Young voting. The lefty, who earned two World Series rings in Boston, made three crucial appearances for the Cubs in the 2016 World Series — including a winning start in Game 5 and a relief appearance on the way to winning Game 7. He is halfway through a six-year $155 million contract. Hide Caption 13 of 22A three-time NL MVP and two-time World Series champion, Albert Pujols is simply one of the greatest power hitters in history. At 37, he's currently ninth on the all-time home run leaders list (591) and his power is not waning.  A 2012 move to the American League's Los Angeles Angels -- on a 10-year $240 million deal -- enabled the Dominican to switch to designated hitter, where he posted 31 HR and 119 RBI last year. A three-time NL MVP and two-time World Series champion, Albert Pujols is simply one of the greatest power hitters in history. At 37, he's currently ninth on the all-time home run leaders list (591) and his power is not waning.  A 2012 move to the American League's Los Angeles Angels -- on a 10-year $240 million deal -- enabled the Dominican to switch to designated hitter, where he posted 31 HR and 119 RBI last year. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 8: Albert Pujols, $26 million – A three-time NL MVP and two-time World Series champion, Albert Pujols is simply one of the greatest power hitters in history. At 37, he’s currently ninth on the all-time home run leaders list (591) and his power is not waning. A 2012 move to the American League’s Los Angeles Angels — on a 10-year $240 million deal — enabled the Dominican to switch to designated hitter, where he posted 31 HR and 119 RBI last year. Hide Caption 14 of 22At 30, Venezuelan-born Felix Hernandez is already the Seattle Mariners' all-time leader in wins and strikeouts, and pitched the franchise's only perfect game in 2012. Although the Mariners rewarded the 2010 Cy Young winner with a seven-year, $175 million contract, its 15-season, league-leading playoff drought continues. At 30, Venezuelan-born Felix Hernandez is already the Seattle Mariners' all-time leader in wins and strikeouts, and pitched the franchise's only perfect game in 2012. Although the Mariners rewarded the 2010 Cy Young winner with a seven-year, $175 million contract, its 15-season, league-leading playoff drought continues. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 7: Felix Hernandez, $26.857 million – At 30, Venezuelan-born Felix Hernandez is already the Seattle Mariners’ all-time leader in wins and strikeouts, and pitched the franchise’s only perfect game in 2012. Although the Mariners rewarded the 2010 Cy Young winner with a seven-year, $175 million contract, its 15-season, league-leading playoff drought continues. Hide Caption 15 of 22The Detroit Tigers' catcher will forever be known for his 2012 feat of posting the first batting triple crown in 45 years -- leading the league with 44 HR, 139 RBI and a .330 batting average. "Miggy" -- who won the 2003 World Series as a rookie with the Florida Marlins, when he made all of $165,000 -- signed an eight-year, $248 million deal in 2016. The Detroit Tigers' catcher will forever be known for his 2012 feat of posting the first batting triple crown in 45 years -- leading the league with 44 HR, 139 RBI and a .330 batting average. "Miggy" -- who won the 2003 World Series as a rookie with the Florida Marlins, when he made all of $165,000 -- signed an eight-year, $248 million deal in 2016. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 5 (tied): Miguel Cabrera, $28 million – The Detroit Tigers’ catcher will forever be known for his 2012 feat of posting the first batting triple crown in 45 years — leading the league with 44 HR, 139 RBI and a .330 batting average. “Miggy” — who won the 2003 World Series as a rookie with the Florida Marlins, when he made all of $165,000 — signed an eight-year, $248 million deal in 2016. Hide Caption 16 of 22Forming an expensive battery in Detroit with Cabrera is 2011 pitching triple crown winner Justin Verlander. The four-time AL strikeout leader -- who posted a remarkable 24-5 record in 2011 -- is also a workhorse, topping 200 innings pitched in all but two of his 11 full seasons. Currently fourth on the active career wins list, Verlander is halfway through a six-year, $162 million deal. Forming an expensive battery in Detroit with Cabrera is 2011 pitching triple crown winner Justin Verlander. The four-time AL strikeout leader -- who posted a remarkable 24-5 record in 2011 -- is also a workhorse, topping 200 innings pitched in all but two of his 11 full seasons. Currently fourth on the active career wins list, Verlander is halfway through a six-year, $162 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 5 (tied): Justin Verlander, $28 million – Forming an expensive battery in Detroit with Cabrera is 2011 pitching triple crown winner Justin Verlander. The four-time AL strikeout leader — who posted a remarkable 24-5 record in 2011 — is also a workhorse, topping 200 innings pitched in all but two of his 11 full seasons. Currently fourth on the active career wins list, Verlander is halfway through a six-year, $162 million deal. Hide Caption 17 of 22The 27-year-old right fielder was an integral part of the Cubs' epic 2016 World Series win, firing up the team with an impassioned speech during the 17-minute rain delay in Game 7. Justin Heyward, a three-time Golden Glove winner who signed an eight-year $184 million contract in 2015, is perhaps the lone position player in the top 20 credited more for his defense.  The 27-year-old right fielder was an integral part of the Cubs' epic 2016 World Series win, firing up the team with an impassioned speech during the 17-minute rain delay in Game 7. Justin Heyward, a three-time Golden Glove winner who signed an eight-year $184 million contract in 2015, is perhaps the lone position player in the top 20 credited more for his defense.  Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 4: Jayson Heyward, $28.167 million – The 27-year-old right fielder was an integral part of the Cubs’ epic 2016 World Series win, firing up the team with an impassioned speech during the 17-minute rain delay in Game 7. Justin Heyward, a three-time Golden Glove winner who signed an eight-year $184 million contract in 2015, is perhaps the lone position player in the top 20 credited more for his defense. Hide Caption 18 of 22The 2012 Cy Young winner and five-time All-Star was awarded a seven-year $217 million contract by the Red Sox in 2016. David Price, who posted a 17-9 record in his first year at Boston, has twice led the Majors in innings pitched (2014, 2016) and once in strikeouts (2014). His performance has dipped in the postseason, however, where he's accumulated a 2-8 record and 5.54 ERA over nine playoff series. The 2012 Cy Young winner and five-time All-Star was awarded a seven-year $217 million contract by the Red Sox in 2016. David Price, who posted a 17-9 record in his first year at Boston, has twice led the Majors in innings pitched (2014, 2016) and once in strikeouts (2014). His performance has dipped in the postseason, however, where he's accumulated a 2-8 record and 5.54 ERA over nine playoff series. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 3: David Price, $30 million – The 2012 Cy Young winner and five-time All-Star was awarded a seven-year $217 million contract by the Red Sox in 2016. David Price, who posted a 17-9 record in his first year at Boston, has twice led the Majors in innings pitched (2014, 2016) and once in strikeouts (2014). His performance has dipped in the postseason, however, where he’s accumulated a 2-8 record and 5.54 ERA over nine playoff series. Hide Caption 19 of 22Though Zack Greinke has enjoyed a sterling career -- including a 2009 Cy Young award -- it took his sixth team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, to finally commit to a long-term deal. The righty's 19-3 season in 2015 with the Dodgers earned him a six-year $207 million deal. Though Grienke's record dipped to 13-7 in Arizona last season, he did earn his third straight Golden Glove award. Though Zack Greinke has enjoyed a sterling career -- including a 2009 Cy Young award -- it took his sixth team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, to finally commit to a long-term deal. The righty's 19-3 season in 2015 with the Dodgers earned him a six-year $207 million deal. Though Grienke's record dipped to 13-7 in Arizona last season, he did earn his third straight Golden Glove award. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 2: Zack Greinke, $34 million – Though Zack Greinke has enjoyed a sterling career — including a 2009 Cy Young award — it took his sixth team, the Arizona Diamondbacks, to finally commit to a long-term deal. The righty’s 19-3 season in 2015 with the Dodgers earned him a six-year $207 million deal. Though Grienke’s record dipped to 13-7 in Arizona last season, he did earn his third straight Golden Glove award. Hide Caption 20 of 22Before an injury-plagued 2016, Clayton Kershaw was the most consistent pitcher in the game. He posted the NL's lowest ERA during a four-year stretch between 2011 to 2014. In addition to his three Cy Young awards -- all with the Los Angeles Dodgers --  Kershaw is one of only 10 pitchers in history to win MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season (2014). The righty is entering the third of a seven-year, $215 million deal.Before an injury-plagued 2016, Clayton Kershaw was the most consistent pitcher in the game. He posted the NL's lowest ERA during a four-year stretch between 2011 to 2014. In addition to his three Cy Young awards -- all with the Los Angeles Dodgers --  Kershaw is one of only 10 pitchers in history to win MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season (2014). The righty is entering the third of a seven-year, $215 million deal. Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners No. 1: Clayton Kershaw, $35.571 million – Before an injury-plagued 2016, Clayton Kershaw was the most consistent pitcher in the game. He posted the NL’s lowest ERA during a four-year stretch between 2011 to 2014. In addition to his three Cy Young awards — all with the Los Angeles Dodgers — Kershaw is one of only 10 pitchers in history to win MVP and Cy Young awards in the same season (2014). The righty is entering the third of a seven-year, $215 million deal.Hide Caption 21 of 22Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Trout is widely considered the most dominant position player in the sport. The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $144.5 million deal which will catapult his 2018 salary to over $34 million.  Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Trout is widely considered the most dominant position player in the sport. The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $144.5 million deal which will catapult his 2018 salary to over $34 million.  Photos: MLB 2017: Pitchers dominate top 20 baseball earners Honorable mention: Mike Trout, six years, $144.5 million – Los Angeles Angels centerfielder Trout is widely considered the most dominant position player in the sport. The 25-year-old signed a six-year, $144.5 million deal which will catapult his 2018 salary to over $34 million. Hide Caption 22 of 22 Adrian Gonzalez and Clayton Kershaw MLB highest paid Justin Upton MLBMax Scherzer MLBBuster Posey MLB Adrian Gonzalez MLB highest paid Money Yoenis Cespedesno hitter cole hamels philadelphia phillies08 what a shot 0621Joe Mauer MLB Highest Paid Johnny Cueto MLB highest paid cano runs basesSabathia 201517 World Series Game 7 1102Albert Pujols MLB highest paid Felix Hernandez MLB highest paid getty miguel cabrera tigers fileC2 Justin Verlanderjason heyward MLB highest paidDavid Price MLB highest paid Zack Greinke MLB highest paid baseball teaseMIke Trout MLB highest paid

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