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Posts for December 2020
posted on Saturday, December 19, 2020
Completed a touch-up project to fill in some missing salaries over the last 15 years. There were many records for players without a salary listed and so we researched and filled them in. This includes call-ups for 2019-2020 who never had their salary included. Most of the injected players had league minimum but not all. I also revised the League/Team ranks to be more accurate. If tied, players receive the same rank as opposed to the prior method. Also, players with minimum salary are not ranked for either the league or the team. Some salaries were corrected but mostly for players who had an entry level contract higher than the minimum. Many Japanese or Cuban players join MLB with a higher salary while some draft picks sign an entry level Major League contract as well.
The salary data remains with a 1985 start date, the first year that salaries were public.
posted on Thursday, December 3, 2020
2020 Service Time has been added for all players who played at least 1 game in the Major Leagues in 2020.
There were 1320 players. I believe 875 of them played for the Marlins. Amid these 1320 players, the top 5 were:
20.000 Albert Pujols
17.101 Miguel Cabrera
16.123 Yadier Molina
16.093 Oliver Perez
16.057 Zach Greinke
Service Time is displayed on player pages as YY.DDD where YY is the number of years on a Major League roster (Includes Injured List time) and DDD is the # of days. A Major League season is typically 183-187 days. In 2020, since only 60 games were played in 67 days,a ratio was used to pro-rate the service time into the full season. Therefore, a player on the roster for 1 day would get 3 days of service time.