Quite frankly, the money’s on the pitcher’s mound!
Per The Charlotte Business Journal, “The average pay among that group of top 25 players will be about $24.9 million this year. Nearly half of them – 11 players in all – are starting pitchers slated to earn an average of $26.8 million…”
Next up? Outfielders. Six are “on tap to earn $22.8 million on average, while five are first basemen at an average pay of $23.6 million.”
Who’s on the top of the heap? Well, Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw should out-earn all MLB players with “a total pay package valued at $35.6 million, according to Spotrac.”
Not too far behind Clayton, is Cubbies outfielder Jason Heyward, who’s scheduled payout of $28.2 million, the highest-paid position player.