2016 MLB Opening Day Rosters, Financially

2016 MLB Opening Day Rosters, Financially
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2016 MLB Opening Day

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After an offseason that saw over $1.4 billion in free agent signings, the 2016 MLB season is upon on us. We've broken down the financial figures for the upcoming season by team & position, highlighting how the opening day 25-man payrolls break down. Additionally we've laid out how the 25-man rosters are compiled in terms of Veterans, Arbitration Eligibles, and Pre-Arbs, while also breaking down the offseason spending patterns for each team.

2017 Full Roster MLB Payrolls
The following shows how MLB teams are spending their dollars across their total active payrolls (including players starting the year on the disabled list). We've also broken things down by positional category for a deeper look, and included a column showing the dollars spent to just the 25-Man rosters that will hit the field today/tomorrow.

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Top MLB Salaries of 2017
2017 MLB Team Payrolls
Team INF/C OF SP Bullpens 25-Man Total
Arizona Diamondbacks $17,158,797 $11,968,682 $44,192,453 $6,301,928 $78,823,003 $103,516,382
Atlanta Braves $19,685,064 $19,144,024 $4,961,942 $11,243,146 $46,917,344 $123,153,633
Baltimore Orioles $63,180,468 $22,803,464 $24,162,860 $27,814,536 $144,461,083 $157,201,852
Boston Red Sox $40,492,109 $8,218,500 $64,479,035 $32,577,217 $165,121,274 $215,416,336
Chicago Cubs $25,045,004 $48,111,942 $67,921,000 $22,101,816 $161,378,832 $188,402,394
Chicago White Sox $28,914,212 $24,719,990 $29,272,327 $17,767,334 $88,724,466 $141,208,186
Cincinnati Reds $43,337,405 $2,458,263 $21,954,593 $7,775,781 $63,783,665 $114,153,537
Cleveland Indians $27,055,565 $18,665,065 $14,433,700 $13,968,683 $61,284,062 $114,707,868
Colorado Rockies $15,646,082 $32,983,515 $5,908,228 $34,853,705 $88,354,041 $120,586,480
Detroit Tigers $48,338,559 $35,975,753 $64,067,184 $24,827,432 $163,019,728 $205,894,085
Houston Astros $21,522,101 $19,226,724 $19,409,393 $21,794,757 $75,441,606 $114,738,542
Kansas City Royals $24,670,806 $21,288,066 $36,425,000 $35,065,469 $106,349,212 $145,220,358
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $18,784,219 $20,283,600 $54,491,117 $10,987,266 $89,878,997 $180,743,007
Los Angeles Dodgers $39,675,600 $40,479,922 $85,592,001 $41,231,041 $193,881,011 $279,107,794
Miami Marlins $18,266,159 $12,966,051 $9,837,682 $16,372,146 $57,442,038 $80,461,206
Milwaukee Brewers $5,330,307 $22,585,136 $16,905,419 $7,161,451 $49,464,613 $75,244,791
Minnesota Twins $42,878,217 $2,161,777 $25,213,988 $14,839,651 $61,165,450 $106,235,357
New York Mets $50,320,741 $56,812,181 $14,381,202 $20,106,767 $101,798,286 $156,642,515
New York Yankees $69,473,912 $36,552,618 $57,557,014 $5,970,227 $159,213,515 $227,365,376
Oakland Athletics $16,172,448 $3,986,315 $10,124,386 $17,103,576 $27,854,151 $99,914,388
Philadelphia Phillies $32,179,462 $4,416,067 $30,287,462 $8,940,018 $53,797,706 $118,509,109
Pittsburgh Pirates $18,465,928 $25,192,874 $5,858,314 $18,655,625 $57,311,465 $105,866,836
San Diego Padres $9,060,093 $8,118,602 $2,993,466 $15,120,395 $21,580,892 $133,681,702
San Francisco Giants $35,916,406 $39,927,848 $39,996,311 $60,823,587 $176,177,032 $182,827,044
Seattle Mariners $47,461,729 $19,826,698 $40,710,046 $13,621,682 $131,833,221 $155,118,253
St. Louis Cardinals $45,829,299 $1,454,402 $51,924,711 $21,509,754 $132,790,389 $164,516,170
Tampa Bay Rays $20,796,727 $1,657,675 $14,277,800 $4,196,998 $36,226,000 $71,329,749
Texas Rangers $43,360,100 $9,603,211 $52,654,264 $10,065,069 $134,724,626 $168,520,990
Toronto Blue Jays $53,684,541 $23,167,513 $37,769,918 $14,593,929 $138,232,539 $159,923,579
Washington Nationals $38,360,577 $23,741,200 $46,111,233 $16,872,848 $119,216,458 $153,078,852
Total $981,062,637 $618,497,678 $993,874,049 $574,263,834 $2,986,246,705 $4,363,286,371
Average $32,702,088 $20,616,589 $33,129,135 $19,142,128 $99,541,557 $145,442,879

Starting Rotation Spending per Team
Early trips to the disabled list have a few teams' starting rotations jumbled, but for the most part these are the"go-to" pitchers set to take the mount for each 2017 MLB team.

Related: MLB Starting Rotation Salaries of 2017
Team SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4 SP5 Total
ARI 34000000Greinke $34.00M 2525000Corbin $2.53M 528600Walker $0.53M 521000Ray $0.52M 4350000Miller $4.35M $41,924,600
ATL 3466666Teheran $3.47M 12000000Dickey $12.00M 507500Blair $0.51M 507500Foltynewicz $0.51M $0.00M $16,481,666
BAL 7000000Hellickson $7.00M 532000Gausman $0.53M 1800000Bundy $1.80M 6166666Miley $6.17M 3901640Miley $3.90M $19,400,306
BOS 20125000Porcello $20.13M 9165000Sale $9.17M 521000Rodriguez $0.52M 11000000Fister $11.00M 514500Wright $0.51M $41,325,500
CHC 25000000Lester $25.00M 5400000Quintana $5.40M 10700000Arrieta $10.70M 16000000Lackey $16.00M 541000Hendricks $0.54M $57,641,000
CHW 21000000Shields $21.00M 8885245Shields $8.89M 518000Rodon $0.52M $0.00M $0.00M $30,403,245
CIN 5245902Feldman $5.25M 8000000Feldman $8.00M 540000DeSclafani $0.54M 511500Finnegan $0.51M 0Davis $0.00M $14,297,402
CLE 4700000Kluber $4.70M 4500000Carrasco $4.50M 3000000Tomlin $3.00M 1697500Bauer $1.70M $0.00M $13,897,500
COL 512500Bettis $0.51M 509500Gray $0.51M 509500Anderson $0.51M 1250000Chatwood $1.25M $0.00M $2,781,500
DET 18000000Zimmermann $18.00M 514500Norris $0.51M 507500Fulmer $0.51M 507500Boyd $0.51M $0.00M $19,529,500
HOU 28000000Verlander $28.00M 7250000Keuchel $7.25M 516700McCullers $0.52M 8000000Morton $8.00M $0.00M $43,766,700
KC 4225000Duffy $4.23M 7500000Kennedy $7.50M 9000000Hammel $9.00M 8500000Vargas $8.50M 523700Karns $0.52M $29,748,700
LAA 530000Shoemaker $0.53M 515000Heaney $0.52M 6425000Richards $6.43M 515000Skaggs $0.52M 507500Tropeano $0.51M $8,492,500
LAD 34571428Kershaw $34.57M 10800000Darvish $10.80M 10375000Maeda $10.38M 6000000Hill $6.00M 3934426Hill $3.93M $65,680,854
MIA 9500000Volquez $9.50M 512100Straily $0.51M 8600000Chen $8.60M 3000000Chen $3.00M 512500Conley $0.51M $22,124,600
MIL 507500Davies $0.51M 520200Anderson $0.52M 522300Nelson $0.52M $0.00M $0.00M $1,550,000
MIN 13500000Santana $13.50M 7300000Colon $7.30M 3278714Santiago $3.28M 5000000Santiago $5.00M 587500Gibson $0.59M $29,666,214
NYM 535375Syndergaard $0.54M 607000deGrom $0.61M 4325000Harvey $4.33M 546250Wheeler $0.55M 507500Gsellman $0.51M $6,521,125
NYY 22000000Tanaka $22.00M 25000000Sabathia $25.00M 11500000Garcia $11.50M 4300000Pineda $4.30M 521300Severino $0.52M $63,321,300
OAK 512500Graveman $0.51M 507500Manaea $0.51M 510000Bassitt $0.51M 507500Cotton $0.51M 507500Triggs $0.51M $2,545,000
PHI 516000Eickhoff $0.52M 13000000Buchholz $13.00M 516000Velasquez $0.52M 517500Nola $0.52M 507500Eflin $0.51M $15,057,000
PIT 548000Cole $0.55M 507500Taillon $0.51M 2688525Nova $2.69M 4100000Nova $4.10M 507500Kuhl $0.51M $8,351,525
SD 222407Chacin $0.22M 1100000Chacin $1.10M 2000000Richard $2.00M 507500Richard $0.51M 507500Perdomo $0.51M $4,337,407
SF 9975000Bumgarner $9.98M 17500000Cueto $17.50M 5100000Moore $5.10M 3278689Moore $3.28M 10800000Samardzija $10.80M $46,653,689
SEA 25857142Hernandez $25.86M 3750000Smyly $3.75M 507500Paxton $0.51M 12000000Leake $12.00M $0.00M $42,114,642
STL 539000Martinez $0.54M 539000Wacha $0.54M 7500000Lynn $7.50M $0.00M $0.00M $8,578,000
TB 2916666Archer $2.92M 520700Odorizzi $0.52M 4000000Cobb $4.00M 507500Snell $0.51M 5600000Eovaldi $5.60M $13,544,866
TEX 22500000Hamels $22.50M 3150000Perez $3.15M 1254098Gonzalez $1.25M 507500Gonzalez $0.51M $0.00M $27,411,598
TOR 11500000Estrada $11.50M 10000000Happ $10.00M 515900Stroman $0.52M 15800000Anderson $15.80M 517800Sanchez $0.52M $38,333,700
WSH 22242857Scherzer $22.24M 10400000Strasburg $10.40M 12100000Gonzalez $12.10M 543400Roark $0.54M 12492500Jackson $12.49M $57,778,757

Experience Breakdown per Team
Most teams generally carry a balanced mix of young players vs. veterans, while a few standout otherwise.
  • The Brewers lead all teams with 12 Pre-Arbitration eligible players.victory.
  • The Diamondbacks had one of the biggest signings in team history with the addition to Greinke bringing their Veteran total to 6 players (2nd worst), while having the most Pre-Arbitration players.

Offseason Spending per Team
The Dodgers spent nearly $200M in free agency, bringing their leading offseason spending totals north of $221M. They're followed by the Cardinals, Mets, Rockies, and Indians. Conversely, the Tigers were able to sneak through the winter spending just under $20M in total, while the Reds and D-Backs cashed in just $25M.
  • 12 teams spent over $100 million during the offseason.
  • 3 teams spent less than $30 million during the offseason.
Related: Track All Offseason Spending
Team Re-Signed/Extended Arb Avoided Free Agents Offseason Total
Arizona Diamondbacks $15,878,700 $36,787,500 $230,000,000 $282,666,200
Atlanta Braves $53,395,750 $7,230,000 $56,932,500 $117,558,250
Baltimore Orioles $28,711,000 $85,135,000 $274,060,000 $387,906,000
Boston Red Sox $17,768,500 $30,335,000 $237,500,000 $285,603,500
Chicago Cubs $25,714,300 $65,427,500 $310,777,500 $401,919,300
Chicago White Sox $41,589,000 $48,135,000 $26,650,000 $116,374,000
Cincinnati Reds $18,683,675 $13,975,000 $8,700,000 $41,358,675
Cleveland Indians $45,322,700 $49,210,000 $92,750,000 $187,282,700
Colorado Rockies $26,701,000 $70,550,000 $143,350,000 $240,601,000
Detroit Tigers $13,680,100 $35,300,000 $274,257,500 $323,237,600
Houston Astros $27,459,000 $51,500,000 $109,500,000 $188,459,000
Kansas City Royals $134,753,800 $59,662,500 $230,550,000 $424,966,300
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim $39,785,500 $40,900,000 $37,275,000 $117,960,500
Los Angeles Dodgers $31,122,500 $41,925,000 $280,850,000 $353,897,500
Miami Marlins $100,804,100 $39,012,500 $143,057,500 $282,874,100
Milwaukee Brewers $37,627,300 $16,750,000 $17,950,000 $72,327,300
Minnesota Twins $13,756,200 $40,562,500 $28,450,000 $82,768,700
New York Mets $13,438,867 $74,845,000 $168,257,500 $256,541,367
New York Yankees $12,015,650 $48,970,000 $103,549,914 $164,535,564
Oakland Athletics $15,370,400 $34,290,000 $76,750,000 $126,410,400
Philadelphia Phillies $46,925,500 $24,950,000 $30,425,000 $102,300,500
Pittsburgh Pirates $87,693,500 $44,525,000 $62,725,000 $194,943,500
San Diego Padres $19,925,700 $118,602,500 $20,890,000 $159,418,200
San Francisco Giants $158,021,000 $12,650,000 $316,250,000 $486,921,000
Seattle Mariners $11,946,300 $39,070,000 $51,350,000 $102,366,300
St. Louis Cardinals $96,789,000 $78,737,500 $207,000,000 $382,526,500
Tampa Bay Rays $70,232,425 $54,895,000 $29,377,500 $154,504,925
Texas Rangers $112,040,070 $31,410,000 $55,657,500 $199,107,570
Toronto Blue Jays $22,257,300 $57,935,000 $137,800,000 $217,992,300
Washington Nationals $185,794,300 $59,477,500 $80,150,000 $325,421,800



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