Odds of Top 15 MLB Free Agents Earning $10 Million Per Season This Winter

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Odds of Top 15 MLB Free Agents Earning $10 Million Per Season This Winter
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Of the 750 major league players on opening day rosters, how many of them were set to make at least $10 million this season?

Less than you think.

Only 91 players received seven-figure salaries in 2012, roughly 12 percent of the league. Of those, pitchers were the largest group with 35 players, followed by outfielders with 21. Catchers were the least represented, with only two backstops making seven figures.

Without the likes of Matt Cain, Cole Hamels and Andre Ethier on the market as we once thought they would be, this year's crop of free agents lacks some of the star power that we've seen in years past. 

That's not to say that there aren't a number of free agents who are going to have multiple suitors, that we won't see a bidding war and that the percentage of major leaguers making at least $10 million annually is going to go down.

It might actually go up.

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