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The Top 12 Baseball Agents Who Help Clients Swing For The Fences

Updated January 17, 2020 264 votes 63 voters12 items

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Most of what people know about sports agencies and agents comes from Jerry Maguire, but the real world of the top sports agents in the game is full of high-pressure deals and big-money negotionations. The most powerful sports agents are always out there, wheeling and dealing and getting the best contracts for their clients.

The success of a sports agent can be measured in dollar signs, and some of the highest-paid athletes in sports are baseball players, thanks to the lack of a salary cap in MLB. Scott Boras is one of the most famous agents out there, getting top-tier clients like Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer huge megadeals and lengthy contracts, all of which have made the Boras agency and the players he represents very rich. Meanwhile, Craig Landis represents just one client, but that client is Mike Trout, who is one of the highest-paid players in the history of sports.

So check out this list of the most powerful agents in baseball, and vote up the one you would want to have making your deals for you. Who is the best agent for a major league player to have in his corner?

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    Agency: Boras Corporation

    Contract totals: $2.4 billion
    Commissions: $118.8 million

    Top clients: Chris Davis, Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Jacoby Ellsbury

    A powerful agent?
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    Casey Close

    Agency: Excel Sports Management

    Contract totals: $1.3 billion
    Commissions: $63 million

    Top clients: Zack Greinke, Masahiro Tanaka, Jason Heyward, Freddie Freeman

    A powerful agent?
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    Sam & Seth Levinson

    Agency: ACES

    Contract totals: $1 billion
    Commissions: $51 million

    Top clients: Jon Lester, Dustin Pedroia, Charlie Blackmon, Danny Duffy

    A powerful agent?
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    Joel Wolfe

    Agency: Wasserman

    Contract totals: $1 billion
    Commissions: $50.8 million

    Top clients: Giancarlo Stanton, Nolan Arenado, Brandon Crawford, Kyle Hendricks

    A powerful agent?