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Show MLB The Money

In 2005, the average salary in baseball was $2,476,589. In 2006, that figure jumped up to $2,699,292 [Average MLB salary rose 9 percent in ’06]. The average MLB salary should break $3 million in the near future, which is a promising sign for athletes and agents.

Here is an interesting breakdown by position:

Third basemen had the highest average among positions ($5.87 million), followed by first basemen ($5.78 million), designated hitters ($5.59 million), outfielders ($4.88 million), starting pitchers ($4.87 million), shortstops ($4.06 million), second basemen ($2.79 million) and relievers ($1.43 million).

-Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

One reply on “Show MLB The Money”

This is a bit of topic, but how would one engage in the recruitment and signing of an NCAA baseball athlete, high school baseball athlete, or minor league baseball athlete. I would enjoy an article very much so, on a topic along the lines of this. Thank you.

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