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8 ways to look at 2015 MLB salaries

Baseball players make a lot of money. No hiding that fact. Also not hidden? Their 2015 salaries.

Here's a window into the types of dollars we're talking about here, with eight fun facts pulled from our database of 2015 MLB salaries.

It pays to be 31

There are 74 players who began the 2015
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There are 74 players who began the 2015 MLB season at 31 years of age. As a group, they are scheduled to earn $522,886,667 in salary this year, the most of any age group. (And no, that’s not because 31 is the most popular age in MLB.)

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In 2015, 124 players will earn eight-figure salaries.
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In 2015, 124 players will earn eight-figure salaries. Of that group, 47 are starting pitchers.

To the left

Of the three outfield positions, left-fielders will make
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Of the three outfield positions, left-fielders will make the most in salary this season at $299,251,409. Right-fielders will earn $273,981,120, and centerfielders $202,265,528.

Cost-efficient Yankees?

For what seems like the first time in
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For what seems like the first time in forever, the Yankees do not have a player in the top 10 in salary for 2015. The first Yankee on the list is Mark Teixeira at No. 12. He’ll earn $23,125,000 this season.

Cheap seats

The NL Central has the lowest total salary
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The NL Central has the lowest total salary of MLB’s six divisions at $539,905,410.

California Dreamin’

With five teams in the state, it’s no
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With five teams in the state, it’s no surprise that California has the highest total salary at $747,836,552. That’s more than double the second highest state -- New York at $313,891,782.

Dodger town?

Yes, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the largest
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Yes, the Los Angeles Dodgers have the largest salary this year, trumping the Yankees. But, the Dodgers’ division -- the NL West -- is second among total salary when sorted by division. No. 1? The AL East, divisional home of the Yankees.

Still, that’s half-a-million

A total of 202 players will earn the
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A total of 202 players will earn the league minimum $507,500 in 2015.

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