- AffiliationNew York Yankees (MLB)
- Last Year's Rank-
- Total Earnings$21,212,857
It was a crushing blow to Red Sox fans when Ellsbury, who had made his name in Boston and earned two rings there, signed a seven-year, $153 million deal with the archrival Yankees. Many criticized the size of the contract, and in order to prove them wrong the 30-year-old outfielder will have to be even better than he was in Boston. For now, the rising star has small deals with Nike and Rawlings.