Armed and loaded: 2012 pitcher salaries

The Washington Nationals not only have young talent and tremendous potential atop their starting rotation, they also have Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann and Gio Gonzalez signed and ready to go as a unit for the next four years, giving them a leg up on their East Division rivals and nearly the entire National League. Roll over a team or player to see how long pitchers are under contract. Related article.

Combined 2012 salaries of top 3 starters

  • Lowest $
  • Highest $
  • National League
  • American League

EAST: $135.5 million

CENTRAL: $118.5 million

WEST: $91.0 million

EAST: $86.2 million

CENTRAL: $95.7 million

WEST: $80.5 million

Note: Team options are counted in years, but player options are not. Players who will start the year on the disabled list are included on this list.

SOURCE: Baseball Prospectus’s Cot’s Baseball Contracts. GRAPHIC: Sisi Wei and Todd Lindeman - The Washington Post. Published April 3, 2012.

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