2015 Payrolls And Salaries For Every MLB Team

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Baseball is healthy and profitable and growing, and in 2015, the average major leaguer will make about $4.25 million—having nearly doubled in the past decade— according to analysis conducted by the Associated Press.

You'll find the full numbers below, but they're up across the board. The Dodgers' opening-day payroll projects to be nearly $273 million, up a whopping $37.5 million from last year. Bringing up the rear are the Marlins, whose projected $68.5 million payroll is $24 million higher than 2014's cheapest team (the Astros).


But—and this cannot be emphasized enough—just because there is more money does not mean the players are necessarily doing better. MLB's money is coming largely from its TV contracts, which are so lucrative that despite rising salaries, the players' share of league revenues remains in steady decline since 2002.

(A note on the AP's numbers: they are not exact, because contract details are closely guarded. But they are based publicly and privately reported salaries, prorated bonuses, and deferred money. Cash transactions and buyouts are reflected in the team payroll figures, so they will differ from the sum of given roster's player salaries. The figures will also change by year's end because of bonuses, trades, and call-ups.)


Below are the team payroll figures. Individual player salaries can be found in the comments by following these links.

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Team2015 Payroll
1. Los Angeles Dodgers$272,789,040
2. New York Yankees$219,282,196
3. Boston Red Sox$187,407,202
4. Detroit Tigers$173,813,750
5. San Francisco Giants$172,672,111
6. Washington Nationals$164,920,505
7. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim$150,933,083
8. Texas Rangers$142,140,873
9. Philadelphia Phillies$135,827,500
10. Toronto Blue Jays$122,506,600
11. St. Louis Cardinals$120,869,458
12. Seattle Mariners$119,798,060
13. Chicago Cubs$119,006,885
14. Cincinnati Reds$117,197,072
15. Chicago White Sox$115,238,678
16. Kansas City Royals$113,618,650
17. Baltimore Orioles$110,146,097
18. Minnesota Twins$108,945,000
19. Milwaukee Brewers$105,002,536
20. Colorado Rockies$102,006,130
21. New York Mets$101,409,244
22. San Diego Padres$100,675,896
23. Atlanta Braves$97,578,565
24. Arizona Diamondbacks$91,518,833
25. Pittsburgh Pirates$88,278,500
26. Cleveland Indians$86,091,175
27. Oakland A's$86,086,667
28. Tampa Bay Rays$76,061,707
29. Houston Astros$70,910,100
30. Miami Marlins$68,479,000