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While many will discuss those who didn't make the cut, we take our annual look at the financial breakdown for the National League & American league All-Star rosters. We've broken things down by starters, pitching staffs, and reserves, noting the combined 2016 salaries for each group. In total, the rosters are shockingly close, with the National League totaling $269M, and the American League totaling $261M.


National League Starters

The Cubs dominate the National League starting lineup, which combines for a total of $71.5M in 2016 salary.

Pitching Staff

A loaded National Pitching staff is rich with Cubs, Dodgers, Marlins, & Mets for a combined $142.5M in 2016 salary.

RHP: Jake Arrieta, (CHC, $10,700,000, Arb. Eligible)
LHP: Madison Bumgarner, (SF, $9,950,000, thru 2019)
RHP: Johnny Cueto, (SF, $15,833,333, thru 2021)
RHP: Jeurys Familia, (NYM, $4,100,000, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Jose Fernandez, (MIA, $2,800,000, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Kenley Jansen, (LAD, 10,650,000, FA)
LHP: Jon Lester, (CHC, $25,000,000, thru 2020)
LHP: Clayton Kershaw (LAD, $34,571,428, thru 2020)
RHP: Mark Melancon, (PIT, $9,650,000, FA)
RHP: A.J. Ramos, (MIA, $3,400,000, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Fernando Rodney, (MIA, $1,600,000, option)
RHP: Stephen Strasburg, (WAS, $10,400,000, thru 2023)
RHP: Noah Syndergaard, (NYM, $535,375, Team Control)
RHP: Julio Teheran, (ATL, $3,466,666, thru 2019)


Multiple players from multiple teams are rewarded with a reserve spot on the National League roster, which totals $55M in 2016 salary.

C: Jonathan Lucroy (MIL, $4,350,000, option)
C: Wilson Ramos (WAS, $5,350,000, FA)
1B: Paul Goldschmidt (ARI, $5,850,000, thru 2018)
1B: Wil Myers (SD, $523,900, Arb. Eligible)
2B: Daniel Murphy (WAS, $8,000,000, thru 2018)
3B: Nolan Arenado (COL, $5,000,000, Arb. Eligible)
3B: Matt Carpenter (STL, $6,500,000, thru 2019)
SS: Corey Seager (LAD, $510,000, Team Control)
OF: Adam Duvall (CIN, $510,000, Team Control)
OF: Carlos Gonzalez (COL, $17,428,571, through 2017)
OF: Odubel Herrera (PHI, $528,000, Team Control)
OF: Marcell Ozuna (MIA, $570,000, Arb. Eligible)



American League Starters

Red Sox galore across the American League starting lineup, that combines for $52M in 2016 salary, almost $20M less than the National League (even with the added DH).

Pitching Staff

The American League East is well represented on a staff that combines for $85.5M in 2016 salary.

RHP: Dellin Betances, (NYY, $507,500, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Brad Brach, (BAL, $1,250,000, Arb. Eligible)
LHP: Zach Britton, (BAL, $6,750,000, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Alex Colome, (TB, $521,700, Team Control)
RHP: Wade Davis (KC, $8,000,000, option)
RHP: Marco Estrada(TOR, $11,500,000, thru 2017)
LHP: Cole Hamels, (TEX, $23,500,000, thru 2018)
RHP: Will Harris, (HOU, $525,500, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Kelvin Herrera (KC, $2,550,000, Arb. Eligible)
RHP: Craig Kimbrel, (BOS, $11,250,000, thru 2018)
LHP: Andrew Miller, (NYY, $9,000,000, thru 2018)
RHP: Danny Salazar, (CLE, $536,200, Arb. Eligible)
LHP: Chris Sale,(CHW, $9,150,000, thru 2019)
RHP: Steven Wright, (BOS, $514,500, Team Control


The A.L. reserves are full of power, combining for a whopping $124M in 2016 salary.

C: Stephen Vogt, (OAK, $527,500, Arb. Eligible)
C: Matt Wieters, (BAL, $15,800,000, FA)
1B: Miguel Cabrera, (DET, $28,000,000, thru 2025)
2B: Robinson Cano, (SEA, $24,000,000, thru 2023)
3B: Josh Donaldson, (TOR, $11,650,000, thru 2017)
SS: Francisco Lindor, (CLE, $540,300, Team Control)
SS: Eduardo Nunez,(MIN, $1,475,000, Arb. Eligible)
OF: Carlos Beltran, (NYY, $15,000,000, FA)
OF: Ian Desmond, (TEX, $8,000,000, FA)
OF: Mark Trumbo, (BAL, $9,150,000, FA)
DH: Edwin Encarnacion, (TOR, $10,000,000, FA)