• Steve Potter

12/27/21 : National League current 40 Man Roster makeups


A look at how each National League team’s 40 man roster is presently constructed. I will show the American League in a separate article.


Major League totals will be totaled and shown in part two of the series. ( Salary projections from Spotrac )


The data shows the vast majority of the current 2022 NL rosters are players making the major league minimum salary ( 61 % ) while the mega stars making over $20 million per season represent just 4 % of the roster population. The Pirates lead the way with the most league minimum players ( 32 of their current 39 spots ) followed by the Cubs ( 30 of their current 39 spots ) - no team has less than 40 % of their roster at league minimum. The Dodgers and Mets have the most highest priced players.


Also reflected is that trades account for the majority of rosters ( 32 % ) followed by draftees who have remained with their draft team ( 29 % ). 57 % of the Marlins roster was traded for followed by the Padres at 47 %. The Rockies have the most self drafted players on their roster ( 17 ) with the Dodgers, Cardinals and Reds at 15 - the Phillies are next with 14.


National League Totals - 15 teams :


Current Roster Number - 581 of 600 spots filled


Pitchers - 323 ( 55 % )

Catchers - 44 ( 8 % )

Infielders - 116 ( 20 % )

Outfielders - 98 ( 17 % )


Free Agent Signings - 108 ( 19 % )

Drafted - 171 ( 29 % )

International Signings - 71 ( 12 % )

Traded For - 188 ( 32 % )

Waiver Claims - 43 ( 8 % )

2022 Projected Players Salaries for the 2022 season :


Making more than $ 20 million : 22 ( 4 % )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 35 ( 6 % )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 56 ( 10 % )

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 102 ( 17 % )

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 12 ( 2 % )

Making League Minimum - 354 ( 61 % )


Here’s a breakdown of the data by team -


Phillies :


Current Roster Number - 40


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 8

Outfielders - 6

Free Agent Signings - 5

Drafted - 14

International Signings - 7

Traded For - 9

Waiver Claims - 5


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 3 ( Harper, Wheeler, Realmuto )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 3 ( Nola, Gregorius, Segura )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million :4

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 2

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum - 27


Braves :


Current Roster Number - 38


Pitchers - 23

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 4

Outfielders - 7

Free Agent Signings - 10

Drafted - 12

International Signings - 5

Traded For - 9

Waiver Claims - 2


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 5 ( Morton, Ozuna, Acuna Jr, Smith, Swanson )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 3 ( d’Arnaud, Duvall, Fried)

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 10

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 19

Mets :


Current Roster Number - 40


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 3

Infielders - 9

Outfielders - 6

Free Agent Signings - 8

Drafted - 13

International Signings - 2

Traded For - 13

Waiver Claims - 4


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 4 ( Scherzer,Lindor, deGrom, Cano )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 3 ( Marte, Canha, Carrasco )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 7

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 8

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 17


Marlins :


Current Roster Number - 40


Pitchers - 21

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 9

Outfielders - 6

Free Agent Signings - 5

Drafted - 8

International Signings - 2

Traded For - 23

Waiver Claims - 2


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 1 ( Garcia )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 2

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 10

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 0

Making League Minimum : 27


Nationals :


Current Roster Number - 38


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 3

Infielders - 7

Outfielders - 6

Free Agent Signings - 8

Drafted - 9

International Signings - 6

Traded For - 12

Waiver Claims - 3


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 2 ( Strasberg, Corbin )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 1 ( Soto )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 2

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 5

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 2

Making League Minimum : 26


Brewers :


Current Roster Number - 37


Pitchers - 20

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 8

Outfielders - 5

Free Agent Signings - 11

Drafted - 12

International Signings - 1

Traded For - 13

Waiver Claims - 0


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 1 ( Yelich )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 1 ( Cain )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 4

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 11

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 19


Reds :


Current Roster Number - 39


Pitchers - 20

Catchers - 2

Infielders - 9

Outfielders - 7

Free Agent Signings - 3

Drafted - 15

International Signings - 6

Traded For - 12

Waiver Claims - 2


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 1 ( Votto )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 3 ( Gray, Suarez, Moustakas )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 4

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 8

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 0

Making League Minimum : 22


Cubs :


Current Roster Number - 39


Pitchers - 19

Catchers - 3

Infielders - 8

Outfielders - 9

Free Agent Signings - 8

Drafted - 9

International Signings - 7

Traded For - 12

Waiver Claims - 3


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 2 ( Stroman, Heyward )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 1 ( Hendricks )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 4

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 1

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 30


Pirates :


Current Roster Number - 39


Pitchers - 19

Catchers - 1

Infielders - 11

Outfielders - 8

Free Agent Signings - 3

Drafted - 10

International Signings - 2

Traded For - 18

Waiver Claims - 6


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 0

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 7

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 0

Making League Minimum : 32


Cardinals :


Current Roster Number - 36


Pitchers - 21

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 7

Outfielders - 4

Free Agent Signings - 4

Drafted - 15

International Signings - 6

Traded For - 10

Waiver Claims - 1


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 2 ( Goldschmidt, Arenado )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 2 ( Wainwright, Mikolas )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 3

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 7

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 21


Dodgers :


Current Roster Number - 40


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 2

Infielders - 8

Outfielders - 8

Free Agent Signings - 10

Drafted - 15

International Signings - 5

Traded For - 8

Waiver Claims - 2

2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 2 ( Bauer, Betts )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 7 ( J.Turner, T.Turner, Bellinger, Price, Taylor, Muncy, Pollock )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 5

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 2

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 23


Giants :


Current Roster Number - 39


Pitchers - 21

Catchers - 2

Infielders - 8

Outfielders - 8

Free Agent Signings - 15

Drafted - 11

International Signings - 3

Traded For - 7

Waiver Claims - 3


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 5 ( Belt, Crawford, Longoria, Wood, DeSciafani )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 2

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 8

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 23


Rockies :


Current Roster Number - 38


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 8

Infielders - 2

Outfielders - 6

Free Agent Signings - 5

Drafted - 17

International Signings - 7

Traded For - 7

Waiver Claims - 2


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 1 ( Blackmon )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 1 ( Marquez )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 4

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 9

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 0

Making League Minimum : 23


Diamondbacks :


Current Roster Number - 39


Pitchers - 22

Catchers - 2

Infielders - 6

Outfielders - 9

Free Agent Signings - 5

Drafted - 6

International Signings - 4

Traded For - 16

Waiver Claims - 8


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 1 ( Bumgarner )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 0

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 5

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 6

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 26


Padres :


Current Roster Number - 40


Pitchers - 27

Catchers - 4

Infielders - 6

Outfielders - 3

Free Agent Signings - 8

Drafted - 5

International Signings - 8

Traded For - 19

Waiver Claims - 0


2022 Projected Players Salaries :


Making more than $ 20 million : 3 ( Machado, Myers, Hosmer )

Making between $ 10 & $ 20 million : 2 ( Darvish, Snell )

Making between $ 5 & $ 10 million : 7

Making between $ 1 & $ 5 million : 8

Making more than minimum but less than $ 1 million : 1

Making League Minimum : 19




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