Major League Baseball rosters by average player age in 2017 (in years)*

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Average player age in years
Atlanta Braves30.4
Los Angeles Angels29.8
Toronto Blue Jays29.7
Kansas City Royals29.5
Washington Nationals29.4
San Francisco Giants29.4
Detroit Tigers29.4
Seattle Mariners29.4
Houston Astros29.2
Chicago Cubs29.1
Arizona Diamondbacks29
Oakland Athletics28.9
Cleveland Indians28.8
Miami Marlins28.8
Baltimore Orioles28.8
Colorado Rockies28.6
New York Mets28.5
New York Yankees28.4
Minnesota Twins28.4
Texas Rangers28.4
St. Louis Cardinals28.3
Los Angeles Dodgers28
Milwaukee Brewers27.9
Tampa Bay Rays27.9
Boston Red Sox27.9
Chicago White Sox27.9
Pittsburgh Pirates27.5
Cincinnati Reds27.5
Philadelphia Phillies27.4
San Diego Padres26.9

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This graph depicts Major League Baseball clubs by average player age in 2017. Houston Astros baseball club had an average player age of 29.2 years in 2017.
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Amongst all teams in Major League Baseball, the Atlanta Braves have the roster with the highest average player age in 2017. The average age of the Atlanta Braves players in May 2017 was 30.4 years. The oldest player in the MLB as of February 2017 is Bartolo Colon. The 43-year old plays for the Atlanta Braves. The second-oldest player is Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins, who is just a few month younger than Colon.

The average player salary in Major League Baseball was at 4.38 million U.S. dollars in 2016, up from 2.37 million U.S . dollars in 2003 According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association, the minimum player salary for the 2016 season was at 507 thousand U.S. dollars.
In the 2017 season, pitcher Clayton Kershaw, who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers, was the highest paid player in the MLB with a salary of 35.57 million U.S. dollars. Other players earning 20 million U.S. dollars or more in 2017 include Zack Greinke, David Price, Jason Heyward and Miguel Cabrera.
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May 2017
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United States
Survey time period
2017
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* Rosters as at May 9, 2017

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