MLB ALL $TAR GAME AKA MID$UMMER CLA$$IC

MLB ALL $TAR GAME AKA MID$UMMER CLA$$IC

 

AMERICAN NATIONAL
POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$ POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$
C Salvador Perez KC 5 $1,750,000 C Buster Posey SF 7 $17,277,777
1B Albert Pujols (RS) LAA 15 $24,000,000 1B Paul Goldschmidt ARI 5 $3,083,333
2B Jose Altuve HOU 5 $2,687,500 2B DJ LeMahieu (RS) COL 5 $517,500
SS Alcides Escobar KC 8 $3,000,000 SS Jhonny Peralta STL 13 $15,000,000
3B Josh Donaldson TOR 5 $4,300,000 3B Todd Frazier CIN 5 $3,750,000
OF Brett Gardner (RS) NYY 8 $13,000,000 OF Joc Pederson (RS) LAD 2 $510,000
OF Mike Trout LAA 5 $6,083,333 OF A. McCutchen (RS) PIT 7 $10,208,333
OF Lorenzo Cain KC 6 $2,725,000 OF Bryce Harper WAS 4 $2,500,000
SP Dallas Keuchel HOU 4 $524,500 SP Zach Greinke LAD 12 $27,000,000
Total $58,070,333 Total $79,846,943
AVG $6,452,259 AVG $8,871,883
RS = Replacement Starter b/c voted starters unable to play.
       

 T-1: THE ALL STAR GAME’S STARTING LINEUP FOR 2015 BY POSITION & SALARY

The NL SF Giants proved they didn’t need “Home Field Advantage” last year when they beat the KC Royals in 7 games to win the 2014 World Series. Home Field Advantage has proven “advantageous” since 8 of the last 12 World Series winners have had it. A total of 85 All Star games have been played. American League winning 40, National League winning 43 with 2 ties. The AL has won the All Star game an impressive 9 times in the past 12 years, making them the recent favorite. This year the game will be played in Cincinnati at the Great American Ball Park which some have called the Great American “Small Park” b/c of its home run dimensions. With the AL having a DH, it has developed a reputation as being a hitter’s league therefore, the “Small Park” should give an advantage to the AL. We shall see!

The higher avg salary of the STARTING LINEUP as shown in T-1 belongs to the NL by $2,4 M+ per player. Advantage NL. When you compare each team’s ENTIRE All Star roster (including inactive players) the AL team’s avg player salary is $7,386,725 vs the NL avg player salary of $8,349,560. Advantage NL. The avg diff is $962,835 or 13% per player. (Last year the avg diff was $1,827,121 or 26%.) Just for purpose of discussion the NL’s avg pitcher’s salary is slightly over $1.1 M more than the avg AL pitcher. Advantage NL. (The NL is supposed to be a pitcher’s league.) The avg “bench player’s” salary (including all inactive players) is a few buck$ over $600,000 greater for the NL. (Advantage NL) Our salary analysis, which clearly favor$ the NL while very interesting, determines NOTHING! PLAY BALL!! PLAY BALL!!! (For Pitchers’ & Bench Players’ salaries please see Table 2.)

Note: All injured players and pitchers who pitched on Sun were included on the bench roster and are called inactive. The NL has lost 3 starters while the AL has lost 2. T-1 lists their replacements.

T-2: The ALL STAR GAME’S  BENCH LINEUP for 2015 by Position & Salary
AL PITCHERS NL PITCHERS
POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$ POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$
SP Felix Hernandez SEA 11 $24,857,142 SP Clayton Kershaw LAD 8 $32,571,000
SP David Price DET 8 $19,750,000 SP Max Scherzer* WAS 8 $17,142,857
SP Chris Sale CWS 6 $6,000,000 SP A.J. Burnett PIT 17 $8,500,000
SP Hector Santiago LAA 5 $2,290,000 SP Madison Bumgarner SF 7 $6,916,666
SP Chris Archer TB 4 $1,166,666 SP Shelby Miller ATL 4 $535,000
SP Sonny Gray* OAK 3 $512,500 SP Jacob deGrom* NYM 2 $531,875
RP Wade Davis KC 7 $7,000,000 SP Gerrit Cole PIT 3 $531,000
RP Glen Perkins MIN 10 $4,650,000 SP Carlos Martinez STL 3 $520,000
RP Darren O’Day BAL 8 $4,250,000 SP Michael Wacha STL 3 $520,000
RP Zach Britton BAL 5 $3,200,000 RP Jonathan Papelbon PHI 11 $13,000,000
RP Kelvin Herrera KC 5 $1,600,000 RP Aroldis Chapman CIN 6 $8,050,000
RP Brad Boxberger TB 4 $521,400 RP Mark Melancon PIT 7 $5,400,000
RP Dellin Bestaces NYY 4 $507,000 RP Francisco Rodriguez MLW 14 $3,500,000
Total $76,304,708 RP Trevor Rosenthal STL 4 $535,000
AVG $5,869,593 Total $98,253,398
    AVG $7,018,100
AL RESERVES (BENCH PLAYERS  & INJURED)  

NL RESERVES (BENCH PLAYERS & INJURED)

POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$ POS PLAYER TEAM yrs YEARLY $$
C Russell Martin TOR 10 $7,000,000 C Yadier Molina STL 12 $15,200,000
C Stephen Vogt OAK 4 $512,000 C Yasmani Grandal LAD 4 $693,000
1B Prince Fielder TEX 11 $24,000,000 1B Adrian Gonzalez LAD 12 $21,857,142
1B Mark Teixeira NYY 13 $23,125,000 1B Anthony Rizzo CHC 5 $5,285,714
1B Miguel Cabrera* DET 13 $22,000,000 2B Dee Gordon* MIA 5 $2,500,000
2B Jason Kipnis CLE 5 $4,166,666 2B Joe Panik SF 2 $522,500
2B Brian Dozier MIN 4 $2,000,000 SS Brandon Crawford SF 6 $21,357,142
SS Jose Iglesias DET 4 $1,443,750 SS Troy Tulowitzki COL 10 $20,000,000
3B Mike Moustakas KC 5 $2,640,000 3B Nolan Arenado COL 3 $512,500
3B Manny Machado BAL 4 $548,000 3B Kris Bryant CHC 2 $507,500
OF Jose Bautista* TOR 12 $14,000,000 OF Matt Holliday* STL 12 $16,227,957
OF Adam Jones BAL 10 $13,355,106 OF Justin Upton SD 9 $14,500,000
OF Alex Gordon* KC 9 $13,750,000 OF Ryan Braun MLW 9 $13,000,000
OF J.D. Martinez DET 5 $3,000,000 OF Giancarlo Stanton* MIA 6 $6,500,000
DH Nelson Cruz SEA 11 $14,250,000 OF A.J. Pollock ARI 4 $519,500
UTIL Brock Holt BOS 4 $530,000 Total $136,682,955
Total $146,320,522 AVG $9,763,068
AVG $9,145,033  

* Inactive; Note: Figures subject to change as players are injured/replaced etc.

As an ending note excluding All Star mgrs, and coaches BUT including all 2015 inactive & active All Star players, we find a total of 13 players on the 2 teams from the “Show Me” state while teams from the great states of IL, MI, MN, OH & WI have lessShow Me” with ONLY a total 19 players. WOW!!! (Coincidentally, there are ONLY 19 players from the teams that inhabit the great and populous states of CA & NY.)

We’ve been told and seen that there are many young players in MLB. As for the All Star roster, ½ of the starters have 5 or fewer yrs of MLB experience and 47%+ of ALL listed players on these pgs have 5 or fewer yrs of MLB experience. It will be a game of YOUNG GUNS, ARMS & LEGS.

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