Average MLB Salary Jumps Nearly 13 Percent
Major League Baseball’s average salary shot up to more than $3.8-million (U.S.) this year following the steepest rise since 2001, putting big-leaguers on track to top the $4-million barrier for the first time in 2015.
The Major League Baseball Players Association said Tuesday the average salary was $3,818,923, up from $3,386,212 last year. The 12.78-per-cent hike was the biggest since a 12.83-per-cent rise from 2000 to 2001.
This, of course, is before the offseason spending spree that saw Giancarlo Stanton, Jon Lester and Co. get paid, not to mention upcoming deals for Max Scherzer and others.