MLB Midseason Payroll Breakdowns

MLB Midseason Payroll Breakdowns
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With the 2016 MLB season now halfway in the books we'll take a moment to assess where each team's dollars are being spent, including positional breakdowns, players on the disabled list, playoff chances, best values, and more.

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Notable Notes:

  • 7 teams currently have less than $10M allocated to their active starting pitchers.
  • 12 teams have a total payroll north of $150M, while only 3 are currently less than $100M.
  • The New York Yankees have $115M allocated to their active position players, by far the most (Baltimore $87).
  • The entire active Twins' bullpen accounts for $3.2M, 65 relief pitchers have a 2016 salary greater than that alone.
  • 4 teams have a 90%+ chance of reaching the postseason. Of them, only the Indians ($64M) have a 25-man roster worth less than $100M.
Current MLB Team Roster Spending

The table below represents a breakdown of dollars allocated to the various parts of a team's roster, including active positions, starting rotation, bullpen, full 25-man roster, players on the disabled list, and all dollars.


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Team C INF OF DH Rotation Bullpen 25-Man DL Full PAyroll
ARI $4,480,510 $10,005,800 $9,886,011 - $7,756,490 $13,663,296 $47,125,100 $41,938,300 $103,644,005
ATL $5,000,000 $21,487,328 $12,523,000 - $4,933,624 $5,672,769 $53,968,291 $5,832,000 $113,891,202
BAL $16,323,500 $40,641,282 $30,090,833 $5,750,000 $28,757,000 $13,593,033 $135,701,615 $7,031,000 $150,905,253
BOS $4,050,160 $39,923,786 $1,998,573 $16,000,000 $50,881,495 $30,742,025 $156,354,750 $37,952,000 $208,072,604
CHC $14,299,484 $18,017,714 $18,338,714 - $61,241,000 $22,585,649 $135,295,214 $23,029,167 $173,008,268
CHW $4,246,797 $25,203,549 $17,484,261 $2,100,000 $27,077,932 $20,297,876 $106,738,167 $10,543,000 $141,208,741
CIN $945,004 $37,309,168 $14,129,166 - $2,367,834 $6,681,003 $62,424,051 $26,549,675 $113,064,068
CLE $3,393,189 $18,225,166 $8,682,115 $8,450,000 $13,683,700 $10,967,532 $64,609,699 $9,190,800 $107,557,479
COL $3,657,500 $13,717,000 $23,428,571 - $13,683,700 $23,484,544 $78,932,071 $10,531,500 $118,341,273
DET $1,027,000 $47,536,500 $28,071,625 $18,000,000 $53,537,653 $16,584,028 $168,200,000 $26,281,500 $202,924,342
HOU $5,000,000 $12,914,303 $25,813,547 $3,300,000 $15,819,800 $28,754,879 $92,124,600   $107,762,064
KC $3,162,500 $14,750,868 $14,591,421 $9,000,000 $26,675,000 $19,062,671 $88,200,550 $38,325,000 $142,875,006
LAA $3,182,674 $13,382,616 $21,125,309 $25,000,000 $28,027,568 $17,622,943 $112,530,190 $32,002,000 $178,071,363
LAD $7,300,000 $44,744,442 $8,951,785 - $39,072,831 $25,986,994 $128,026,426 $72,716,428 $258,529,190
MIA $2,273,751 $12,166,000 $13,334,583 - $15,412,500 $12,045,792 $59,764,500 $2,875,000 $73,085,917
MIL $5,475,000 $6,040,624 $21,022,800 - $13,966,769 $5,145,618 $52,732,900 $3,031,500 $74,196,950
MIN $6,415,950 $29,877,343 $2,673,900 - $31,036,726 $3,226,620 $74,517,000 $22,750,000 $113,768,983
NYM $986,284 $21,200,902 $45,360,633 - $9,394,947 $19,864,711 $98,719,076 $32,103,750 $137,990,227
NYY $17,556,000 $47,290,097 $50,216,857 $21,000,000 $55,400,000 $28,182,082 $220,326,999 $6,274,150 $234,908,513
OAK $829,757 $14,220,131 $18,989,128 $11,666,666 $7,791,483 $15,740,988 $70,358,732 $13,710,000 $101,373,433
PHI $9,018,000 $30,241,447 $3,565,500 - $8,857,303 $7,580,891 $60,016,000 $21,715,500 $115,655,609
PIT $568,465 $19,566,251 $18,356,739 - $26,016,193 $23,162,272 $88,895,832 $8,415,500 $112,092,636
SD $3,436,200 $5,864,703 $35,111,057 - $9,886,363 $5,705,899 $61,064,700 $19,541,200 $128,267,599
SF $21,285,777 $13,239,875 $21,148,280 - $51,583,333 $23,567,360 $131,959,110 $42,008,333 $177,927,101
SEA $4,762,000 $41,515,400 $13,040,563 $14,250,000 $18,305,591 $13,435,641 $106,718,166 $31,953,742 $151,188,662
STL $14,690,821 $22,302,085 $18,405,109 - $18,305,591 $17,030,662 $117,520,500 $29,473,000 $163,678,455
TB $513,600 $19,874,593 $1,996,323 $522,900 $12,592,396 $5,286,797 $42,127,866 $14,120,325 $72,780,354
TEX $2,032,540 $39,899,174 $29,303,237 $18,000,000 $27,631,681 $7,819,250 $125,913,340 $30,737,000 $164,660,850
TOR $15,800,000 $37,396,819 $4,230,043 $10,000,000 $23,033,700 $16,736,700 $111,052,400 $29,020,200 $147,707,189
WAS $6,737,500 $17,459,470 $33,841,405 - $45,186,257 $23,231,907 $126,792,585 $15,033,800 $160,460,339
Team C INF OF DH Rotation Bullpen 25-Man DL Full PAyroll
AVG: $6,281,665 $24,533,815 $18,857,036 $11,645,683 $24,930,549 $16,115,414 $99,290,348 $22,920,185 $141,653,256
 
Team Standings & Postseason Chances vs. Payroll
A quick look at the current record, playoff chance percentages, total team payrolls and our calculated True Value score for each MLB team currently. Postseason percentages were derived from Number Fire.
Team Record Postseason
Chances
25-Man Full Payroll TVS
ARI 38-52 0.1% $47,125,100 $103,644,005 47.23
ATL 31-58 0.0% $53,968,291 $113,891,202 2.23
BAL 51-36 67.3% $135,701,615 $150,905,253 86
BOS 49-38 70.8% $156,354,750 $208,072,604 79.85
CHC 53-35 96.5% $135,295,214 $173,008,268 90.96
CHW 45-43 7.8% $106,738,167 $141,208,741 42.85
CIN 32-57 0.0% $62,424,051 $113,064,068 6.43
CLE 52-36 90.5% $64,609,699 $107,557,479 96.34
COL 40-48 0.8% $78,932,071 $118,341,273 61.16
DET 46-43 25.3% $168,200,000 $202,924,342 30.55
HOU 48-41 38.5% $92,124,600 $107,762,064 86.34
KC 45-43 14.4% $88,200,550 $142,875,006 34.36
LAA 37-52 0.2% $112,530,190 $178,071,363 7.15
LAD 51-40 79.0% $128,026,426 $258,529,190 9.88
MIA 47-41 30.2% $59,764,500 $73,085,917 84.23
MIL 38-49 0.0% $52,732,900 $74,196,950 48.31
MIN 32-56 0.0% $74,517,000 $113,768,983 19.06
NYM 47-41 42.4% $98,719,076 $137,990,227 52.51
NYY 44-44 8.1% $220,326,999 $234,908,513 4.56
OAK 38-51 0.1% $70,358,732 $101,373,433 23.53
PHI 42-48 0.6% $60,016,000 $115,655,609 19.71
PIT 46-43 15.8% $88,895,832 $112,092,636 80.48
SD 38-51 0.2% $61,064,700 $128,267,599 24.47
SF 57-33 96.6% $131,959,110 $177,927,101 81.01
SEA 45-44 24.7% $106,718,166 $151,188,662 60.91
STL 46-42 43.0% $117,520,500 $163,678,455 68.85
TB 34-54 0.0% $42,127,866 $72,780,354 29.06
TEX 54-36 78.8% $125,913,340 $164,660,850 77.76
TOR 51-40 73.5% $111,052,400 $147,707,189 83.76
WAS 54-36 94.9% $126,792,585 $160,460,339 86.75
 
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