2018 MLB All-Star Rosters, Financially

2018 MLB All-Star Rosters, Financially

The 2018 edition of the MLB All-Star game features a mixed bag of youth and veteran talents. We’ll take a look at the total rosters, including their 2018 compensation, total career earnings to date, & free agent statuses.

American League All-Stars

The 2018 American League All-Star roster is full of Yankees, Indians, Red Sox and Astros - as expected. The average player is a little over 28 years old, while the average 2018 salary is around $9.6M, with a combined total of $307M, ranging from Mike Trout's $33.25M to Gleyber Torres' minimum $545,000. 6 AL All-Stars are pending free agents after the 2018 season, while 21 are under control until at least 2021.

 

Breakdown Totals

  • Starting 8: $95,700,900
  • Pitchers: $112,117,975
  • Total Roster: $307,096,275
LineupPos.TeamAge2018 SalaryFree AgentCareer Earnings
Wilson Ramos C TB 30 $10,500,000 2019 $27,329,500
Jose Abreu 1B CWS 31 $13,000,000 2020 $57,840,000
Jose Altuve  2B HOU 28 $9,000,000 2025 $30,992,700
Manny Machado SS BAL 26 $16,000,000 2019 $39,449,786
Jose Ramirez 3B CLE 25 $2,828,600 2024 $6,152,482
Mookie Betts OF BOS 25 $10,500,000 2021 $13,534,598
Mike Trout  OF LAA 26 $33,250,000 2021 $81,356,792
Aaron Judge OF NYY 26 $622,300 2023 $3,108,223
             
J.D. Martinez DH BOS 30 $23,750,000 2023 $47,174,800
Mitch Moreland 1B BOS 32 $6,500,000 2020 $25,179,800
Gleyber Torres  2B NYY 21 $545,000 2024 $2,174,660
Alex Bregman  3B HOU 24 $599,000 2023 $7,545,900
Francisco Lindor SS CLE 24 $623,200 2022 $4,958,947
Michael Brantley OF CLE 31 $12,000,000 2019 $37,994,800
Mitch Haniger  OF SEA 27 $560,200 2023 $2,400,801
George Springer OF HOU 28 $12,000,000 2021 $19,911,119
Shin-Soo Choo  OF TEX 35 $20,000,000 2021 $110,704,900
Salvador Perez C KC 28 $8,700,000 2022 $24,229,000
Nelson Cruz DH SEA 38 $14,000,000 2019 $86,788,340
             
Luis Severino SP NYY 24 $604,975 2022 $1,852,186
Corey Kluber SP CLE 32 $10,700,000 2022 $26,153,669
Chris Sale SP BOS 29 $12,500,000 2020 $46,772,868
Trevor Bauer SP CLE 27 $6,525,000 2021 $20,395,833
Justin Verlander SP HOU 35 $28,000,000 2020 $201,191,000
Jose Berrios  SP MIN 24 $570,000 2023 $2,860,202
Gerrit Cole SP HOU 27 $6,750,000 2020 $21,388,713
J.A. Happ SP TOR 35 $13,000,000 2019 $56,489,000
Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 30 $17,200,000 2022 $95,672,227
Edwin Diaz  RP SEA 24 $570,800 2023 $1,923,300
Joe Jimenez  RP DET 23 $547,200 2024 $866,425
Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 30 $13,000,000 2019 $56,555,000
Blake Treinen RP OAK 30 $2,150,000 2021 $3,753,460
Average:  28.2$9,596,759 $36,396,907
Totals:   $307,096,275 $1,164,701,031
 
National League All-Stars

The The 2018 National League All-Star roster is divided nicely across many teams, led by the Braves with four members. The average player is a nearly 29 years old, while the average 2018 salary is $10M, with a combined total of $311M, ranging from Jon Lester's $27.5M to Trevor Story & Ozzie Albies' near minimum $555,000. 3 NL All-Stars are pending free agents after the 2018 season, while 24 are under control until at least 2021.

 

Breakdown Totals

  • Starting 8: $108,636,500
  • Pitchers: $98,419,023
  • Total Roster: $310,912,347
LineupPos.TeamAge2018 SalaryFree AgentCareer Earnings
Willson Contreras  C CHC 26 $604,500 2023 $2,506,500
Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 28 $21,000,000 2022 $72,019,273
Javier Baez  2B CHC 25 $657,000 2022 $4,653,789
Brandon Crawford  SS SF 31 $15,000,000 2022 $35,535,000
Nolan Arenado 3B COL 27 $17,750,000 2020 $36,075,377
Nick Markakis OF ATL 34 $10,500,000 2019 $113,232,000
Matt Kemp OF LAD 33 $21,500,000 2020 $150,986,000
Bryce Harper OF WAS 25 $21,625,000 2019 $52,150,000
             
Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 30 $11,100,000 2020 $31,491,000
Joey Votto  1B CIN 34 $25,000,000 2025 $133,859,500
Ozzie Albies  2B ATL 21 $555,000 2024 $1,086,226
Scooter Gennett 2B CIN 28 $5,700,000 2020 $10,183,602
Trevor Story  SS COL 25 $555,000 2022 $2,517,500
Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN 26 $2,535,714 2026 $6,028,632
Charlie Blackmon OF COL 32 $12,333,333 2024 $27,545,937
Lorenzo Cain  OF MIL 32 $14,000,000 2023 $34,950,025
Christian Yelich OF MIL 26 $7,000,000 2023 $14,275,000
Buster Posey  C SF 31 $22,177,777 2023 $107,590,000
J.T. Realmuto C MIA 27 $2,900,000 2021 $5,077,540
             
Max Scherzer SP WAS 33 $22,142,857 2022 $94,175,000
Jacob deGrom SP NYM 30 $7,400,000 2021 $13,085,924
Aaron Nola  SP PHI 25 $573,000 2022 $5,143,391
Jon Lester SP CHC 34 $27,500,000 2021 $137,205,500
Patrick Corbin SP ARI 29 $7,500,000 2019 $16,438,000
Mike Foltynewicz SP ATL 26 $2,200,000 2021 $5,065,208
Sean Doolittle RP WAS 31 $4,380,000 2021 $11,715,000
Josh Hader  RP MIL 24 $556,500 2024 $1,131,500
Brad Hand RP SD 28 $4,083,333 2022 $9,922,005
Kenley Jansen RP LAD 30 $11,333,333 2022 $47,794,000
Miles Mikolas RP STL 29 $7,750,000 2023 $8,401,537
Felipe Vazquez RP PIT 27 $3,000,000 2024 $6,002,130
Average:  28.6$10,029,431 $38,640,068
Totals:   $310,921,347 $1,197,842,096