AL Wildcard Postseason Roster Financially

AL Wildcard Postseason Roster Financially
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A quick look at the financial breakdowns for the AL Wildcard rosters shows a vast difference in how the teams are constructed. The Yankees have a total of $143M in payroll allocated to their active players, while the Astros are carrying just $58M. The Yankees had 7 players earn more than $10M this season - the Astros had none. The 9 Astros pitchers available tonight account for just $19M, $3M less than Masahiro Tanaka's 2015 salary. In fact,
Houston Astros Postseason Roster

Starting 10 Payroll: $31,685,374
Pitching Payroll: $19,387,542
Batting Payroll: $38,802,797
Total Payroll: $58,190,339
Average Age: 28.5
Combined Career Earnings: $237,993,604

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Position Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Josh Fields 30 $482,818 Arbitration 1
P Michael Fiers 30 $187,636 Team Control
P Luke Gregerson 31 $6,000,000 Signed
P Will Harris 31 $513,900 Team Control
P Dallas Keuchel 27 $524,500 Arbitration 1
P Pat Neshek 35 $5,500,000 Signed
P Oliver Perez 34 $778,688 Free Agent
P Chad Qualls 37 $3,000,000 Club Option
P Tony Sipp 32 $2,400,000 Free Agent
C Jason Castro 28 $4,000,000 Arbitration 3
C Hank Conger 27 $1,075,000 Arbitration 2
IF Jose Altuve 25 $2,687,500 Signed
IF Chris Carter 28 $4,175,000 Arbitration 2
IF Carlos Correa 21 $330,013 Team Control
IF Matt Duffy 26 $141,434 Team Control
IF Marwin Gonzalez 26 $1,062,500 Arbitration 2
IF Jed Lowrie 31 $8,000,000 Signed
IF Luis Valbuena 29 $4,200,000 Arbitration 3
IF Jonathan Villar 24 $266,311 Team Control
OF Evan Gattis 29 $526,500 Arbitration 1
OF Carlos Gomez 29 $2,928,961 Signed
OF Jake Marisnick 24 $511,200 Team Control
OF Colby Rasmus 29 $8,000,000 Free Agent
OF George Springer 26 $512,900 Team Control
OF Preston Tucker 25 $385,478 Team Control
 
New York Yankees Postseason Roster

Starting 10 Payroll: $103,809,035
Pitching Payroll: $36,549,585
Batting Payroll: $106,830,770
Total Payroll: $143,380,355
Average Age: 28
Combined Career Earnings: $985,375,860

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Position Player Age 2015 salary 2016 Status
P Dellin Betances 27 $507,500 Team Control
P Andrew Miller 30 $9,000,000 Signed
P Bryan Mitchell 24 $354,972 Team Control
P Ivan Nova 28 $3,300,000 Arbiitration 3
P James Pazos 24 $92,120 Team Control
P Luis Severino 21 $166,393 Team Control
P Masahiro Tanaka 26 $22,000,000 Signed
P Adam Warren 28 $572,600 Arbitration 1
P Justin Wilson 28 $556,000 Arbitration 1
C Brian McCann 31 $17,000,000 Signed
C John Ryan Murphy 24 $518,700 Team Control
C Gary Sanchez 22 $58,237 Team Control
IF Dustin Ackley 27 $951,912 Arbitration 2
IF Greg Bird 22 $144,207 Team Control
IF Didi Gregorius 25 $553,900 Arbitration 1
IF Chase Headley 31 $13,000,000 Signed
IF Rob Refsnyder 24 $110,928 Team Control
IF Alex Rodriguez 40 $21,000,000 Signed
IF Brendan Ryan 33 $2,000,000 Club Option
OF Carlos Beltran 38 $15,000,000 Signed
OF Jacoby Ellsbury 32 $21,142,857 Signed
OF Brett Gardner 32 $12,500,000 Signed
OF Slade Heathcott 25 $257,909 Team Control
OF Rico Noel 26 $92,120 Team Control
OF Chris Young 32 $2,500,000 Free Agent