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LouisvilleCARDS
05-31-2008, 03:49 PM
There's a lot made over small market teams MAJOR league salary, but you often don't hear about how much teams are spending on the minor league system. How much the draft picks are signing for, Triple A players, etc. How much do First round, second round, etc, etc down the line picks sign for? And we know we have a certain CF in Triple A being paid $3 mil, maybe the highest paid minor leaguer in baseball. Any insight?

dougdirt
05-31-2008, 03:54 PM
This is just a rough guess, but I would guess, league wide the average is probably around 8-10 million including draft picks, international signings and then player salary/travel.

LouisvilleCARDS
05-31-2008, 04:28 PM
This is just a rough guess, but I would guess, league wide the average is probably around 8-10 million including draft picks, international signings and then player salary/travel.

And we have $3 mil going to Patterson. That's funny.

dougdirt
05-31-2008, 04:34 PM
And we have $3 mil going to Patterson. That's funny.

I didn't really count that. I don't really count the 40 man roster guys....