Christian Yelich tied an MLB record, becoming just the sixth player in MLB history to hit a home run in each of his first four games of the season.
For his efforts, the defending NL MVP isn’t among the Top 50 paid players in Major League Baseball. Hell, he isn’t even in the Top 90.
When Yelich was young and impressionable, he signed a 7-year, $49,570,000 contract with the Marlins. It probably seemed like a lot at the time. Now, with three more years on the contract AFTER this season, it looks like the greatest deal in the MLB.
In terms of total money, and remember, his contract was for seven years, Yelich is the 91st highest paid player in MLB according to Spotrac.com. He’s just ahead of Rougned Odor, best known for punching Jose Bautista, and just behind Blake Snell, who won the AL Cy Young award last year. So at least he has one other underpaid player around him.