15Baltimore Orioles: Caleb Joseph - $523,500
While some players on this list are stars or future superstars for their respective teams, contributions outside of statistics or jaw dropping statistics can make a player a valuable piece to a team, like Caleb Joseph stepping up in place of the injured Matt Wieters and showing his defensive prowess
behind the plate, controlling pitchers, which can never be measured by simple statistics. The numbers for Joseph will never blow any expert or fan away, but it’s the quiet contributions that make him so important to the Orioles, especially with his salary. However, even as a catcher primarily contributing on defense, Joseph was the only catcher for the organization to hit a home run in five straight games in 2014, showing potential for the future at a very young age.