Tigers Average Salary Compensation

Some Saturday’s are nonstop for me, others are completely boring. Today was one of those boring days and thanks to Baseball Prospectus’ Compensation Page I took some time looking over last year’s payroll of all 30 teams, then at the average dollar they spent on each player.

The Tigers finished 4th overall in the league and ranked 10th in average payroll spent per player. The 8 playoff teams finished 1st (NYY), 2nd (PHI), 10th (DET), 11 (STL), 16th (TEX), 18th (MIL), 25th (ARI), 27th (TAM).

Team Name
Players
Payroll
Per Player 
TOTAL
884
$2,877,334,604
$3,254,903
1
New York Yankees (PO)
31
$207,047,964
$6,678,967
2
Philadelphia Phillies (PO)
30
$165,976,381
$5,532,546
3
Boston Red Sox
30
$165,321,476
$5,510,716
4
Chicago Cubs
27
$134,329,000
$4,975,148
5
Chicago White Sox
28
$127,789,000
$4,563,893
6
Los Angeles Angels
32
$145,398,524
$4,543,704
7
New York Mets
32
$142,797,167
$4,462,411
8
San Francisco Giants
27
$118,198,333
$4,377,716
9
Minnesota Twins
26
$113,237,000
$4,355,269
10
Detroit Tigers (PO) 
28
$106,953,000
$3,819,750
11
St. Louis Cardinals (PO)
29
$109,798,000
$3,786,138
12
Los Angeles Dodgers
32
$108,388,167
$3,387,130
13
Atlanta Braves
28
$92,205,750
$3,293,063
14
Baltimore Orioles
27
$86,989,250
$3,221,824
15
Colorado Rockies
27
$82,311,404
$3,048,571
16
Texas Rangers (PO)
31
$93,923,420
$3,029,788
17
Seattle Mariners
32
$93,623,191
$2,925,725
18
Milwaukee Brewers (PO)
30
$84,253,333
$2,808,444
19
Cincinnati Reds
31
$80,826,667
$2,607,312
20
Houston Astros
30
$77,694,000
$2,589,800
21
Oakland Athletics
29
$67,094,000
$2,313,586
22
Florida Marlins
27
$57,695,000
$2,136,852
23
Toronto Blue Jays
33
$70,317,800
$2,130,842
24
Washington Nationals
32
$67,956,929
$2,123,654
25
Arizona D'backs (PO)
28
$54,989,833
$1,963,923
26
Cleveland Indians
30
$49,426,567
$1,647,552
27
Tampa Bay Rays (PO)
27
$43,171,308
$1,598,937
28
San Diego Padres
31
$45,869,140
$1,479,650
29
Pittsburgh Pirates
30
$44,247,000
$1,474,900
30
Kansas City Royals
29
$39,506,000
$1,362,276
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