Average age of players in Major League Baseball by club 2018

Major League Baseball rosters by average player age in 2018 (in years)*

by Christina Gough, last edited Jul 17, 2018
Average age of players in Major League Baseball by club 2018 This graph depicts Major League Baseball clubs by average player age in 2018. Players on the New York Yankees' roster had an average age of 27.6 years.
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Amongst all teams in Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays have the roster with the highest average player age in 2018. The average age of the Toronto Blue Jays players in May 2018 was 30.3 years. The oldest player in the MLB as of February 2017 is Bartolo Colon. The 45-year old plays for the Texas Rangers.

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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Major League Baseball rosters by average player age in 2018 (in years)*

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Average player age in years
Toronto Blue Jays30.3
Cleveland Indians29.9
San Francisco Giants29.6
Arizona Diamondbacks29.2
Texas Rangers29.2
Los Angeles Angels29.1
Seattle Mariners29.1
Minnesota Twins29.1
Houston Astros29.1
Washington Nationals29
Milwaukee Brewers29
New York Mets28.9
Los Angeles Dodgers28.8
Kansas City Royals28.6
Chicago Cubs28.6
Miami Marlins28.5
Baltimore Orioles28.4
Colorado Rockies28.4
Oakland Athletics28.4
Detroit Tigers28.2
Boston Red Sox28
Tampa Bay Rays27.8
Atlanta Braves27.7
New York Yankees27.6
St. Louis Cardinals27.4
San Diego Padres27.4
Pittsburgh Pirates27.3
Cincinnati Reds27.2
Philadelphia Phillies26.6
Chicago White Sox26.2
Average player age in years
Toronto Blue Jays30.3
Cleveland Indians29.9
San Francisco Giants29.6
Arizona Diamondbacks29.2
Texas Rangers29.2
Los Angeles Angels29.1
Seattle Mariners29.1
Minnesota Twins29.1
Houston Astros29.1
Washington Nationals29
Milwaukee Brewers29
New York Mets28.9
Los Angeles Dodgers28.8
Kansas City Royals28.6
Chicago Cubs28.6
Miami Marlins28.5
Baltimore Orioles28.4
Colorado Rockies28.4
Oakland Athletics28.4
Detroit Tigers28.2
Boston Red Sox28
Tampa Bay Rays27.8
Atlanta Braves27.7
New York Yankees27.6
St. Louis Cardinals27.4
San Diego Padres27.4
Pittsburgh Pirates27.3
Cincinnati Reds27.2
Philadelphia Phillies26.6
Chicago White Sox26.2
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by Christina Gough, last edited Jul 17, 2018
This graph depicts Major League Baseball clubs by average player age in 2018. Players on the New York Yankees' roster had an average age of 27.6 years.
Major League Baseball players - additional information

Amongst all teams in Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays have the roster with the highest average player age in 2018. The average age of the Toronto Blue Jays players in May 2018 was 30.3 years. The oldest player in the MLB as of February 2017 is Bartolo Colon. The 45-year old plays for the Texas Rangers.

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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