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JPBPA Releases 2013 Player Salary Report

by on Apr.23, 2013 @ 12:45 am, under NPB

The Japan Professional Baseball Players Association (JPBPA) released their 2013 player salary report on Monday.

Salaries are down two years in a row for the first time since the JPBPA starting taking surveys in 1985.  Part of the reason for that may have to do with more top talent heading to the US and incentive-based contracts.

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Breakdown by Position

  Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders
Team # Avg # Avg # Avg # Avg
Yomiuri 28 64.84 7 93.49 15 46.29 12 54.32
Chunichi 32 51.91 6 43.92 14 50.86 9 59.36
Yakult 31 32.85 7 25.96 16 38.44 9 13.72
Hiroshima 28 27.93 6 27.00 14 31.50 14 20.64
Hanshin 28 30.61 8 20.35 14 73.41 11 27.95
Yokohama 31 26.34 5 14.18 14 20.14 11 30.48
Nippon Ham 29 38.96 7 22.71 16 43.76 9 21.29
Seibu 28 35.53 6 19.33 10 51.35 14 29.29
Softbank 31 45.52 5 33.20 12 39.36 11 36.36
Rakuten 28 37.39 7 18.46 16 23.31 11 26.24
Lotte 31 30.46 6 35.00 14 44.95 10 30.85
Orix 28 38.64 6 14.00 11 36.77 11 46.91
CL Teams 178 39.05 39 38.34 87 43.36 66 33.96
PL Teams 175 37.77 37 23.36 79 39.15 66 32.04
All Teams 353 38.41 76 31.05 166 41.35 132 33.00

Breakdown by Age

  23 & Under 24 to 29 30 to 35 36 & Up
Team # Avg # Avg # Avg # Avg
Yomiuri 16 8.76 21 34.80 21 122.78 4 91.75
Chunichi 15 7.84 24 38.70 12 49.21 10 153.40
Yakult 12 13.38 30 17.38 18 52.92 3 101.33
Hiroshima 14 11.14 23 21.60 21 41.81 4 35.75
Hanshin 12 7.93 27 20.36 15 69.40 7 95.57
Yokohama 14 8.67 26 21.60 14 27.63 7 62.14
Nippon Ham 15 7.79 31 26.77 11 77.31 4 95.88
Seibu 10 11.23 31 26.89 14 58.29 3 90.83
Softbank 17 8.82 24 34.44 16 85.19 2 55.00
Rakuten 16 9.01 28 33.43 13 38.88 5 50.40
Lotte 8 6.83 32 23.37 14 32.84 7 118.57
Orix 11 12.00 21 29.33 22 58.70 2 23.50
CL Teams 83 9.53 151 25.09 101 63.63 35 98.63
PL Teams 77 9.22 167 28.68 90 58.73 23 82.39
All Teams 160 9.38 318 26.98 191 61.33 58 92.19

Totals and Averages by Team

  2012 2013
Team # Avg Total # Avg Total
Yomiuri 59 58.94 3.418B 62 61.55 3.816B
Chunichi 63 51.89 3.269B 61 51.98 3.170B
Yakult 62 31.37 1.944B 63 30.77 1.938B
Hiroshima 59 27.15 1.601B 62 27.00 1.673B
Hanshin 63 52.29 3.294B 61 38.61 2.355B
Yokohama 63 23.99 1.511B 61 24.67 1.504B
Nippon Ham 61 35.58 2.170B 61 35.75 2.180B
Seibu 62 36.05 2.235B 58 35.07 2.034B
Softbank 57 44.34 2.527B 59 41.52 2.449B
Rakuten 60 33.00 1.980B 62 29.64 1.837B
Lotte 63 32.38 2.039B 61 34.30 2.092B
Orix 60 31.70 1.901B 56 37.26 2.086B
CL Teams 368 40.87 15.040B 370 39.08 14.459B
PL Teams 363 35.41 12.853B 357 35.52 12.680B
All Teams 731 38.16 27.893B 727 37.33 27.139B

*JPBPA note: These figures do not include Ikusei or foreign players, since they are not members of the JPBPA.