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Friday, November 09, 2001

How much do minor league players get paid?

I’ve gotten this question a few times.
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Minor League Baseball player contracts and paychecks are handled by the Major League Baseball office. Here are the salary ranges:

First contract season: $850/month maximum. After that, open to negotiation

Alien Salary Rates: Different for aliens on visas—mandated by INS (Immigration).

Class AAA—First year: $2,150/month, after first year no less than $2,150/month

Class AA-First year: $1,500/month, after first year no less than $1,500/month

Class A (full season)—First year: $1,050/month, after first year no less than $1,050/month

Class A (short-season)—First year: $850/month, after first year no less than $850/month

Dominican & Venezuelan Summer Leagues—no lower than $300/month

Meal Money: $20 per day at all levels, while on the road

(from MinorLeagueBaseball.com)

Jim Furtado Posted: November 09, 2001 at 01:10 AM | 30 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Jim (jimmuscomp) Posted: April 09, 2003 at 06:13 AM (#524309)
I think that all you people making fun of James Pidutti are all jealous and have nothing else better to do. He obviously has talent if the Blue Jays are interested in him. I personally think that he is going to do the best that he possibly could do to make it to the big leagues, even making it this far is something to be proud of. He as an awesome arm that is going to take him places, very good for being left handed. He is a good well rounder player, not only is he good at pitching but he excels anywhere on the field. We are all very proud of him, us Sudburians, and we wish him the best. And for people making smart comments it just shows your insecurities and that you wish you could be.
   2. Josh Posted: July 22, 2003 at 03:47 PM (#524327)
Pidutti is 2nd on his minor league team in ERA. right now. Keep up the good work!
   3. Shredder Posted: September 18, 2003 at 05:57 PM (#524339)
What kind of nut house are you running here, Furtado?
   4. User unknown in local recipient table (Craig B) Posted: September 18, 2003 at 06:44 PM (#524341)
We've had James (and his weird cronies) drop in over at Batter's Box as well. His numbers at Pulaski aren't exactly inspiring, but he is bound to have a rough patch or two to begin his career as he is a converted outfielder.
   5. Boileryard Posted: October 28, 2003 at 04:13 AM (#524359)
I stummbled across this site searching on who and how to contact someone to get drafted. I like the site; even with all the $&*% talking. James, if you love the game I hope you make it all the way. You sound like a very talented pitcher and wish the best. I went to DCCC out of high school but left because it wasnt for me. When did you attend? Anyways, I need some help on how and who I could contact to get a scout to look at me. I have always been underlooked by most as just a good pitcher, but sprouted this last year when i actually started giving everything i have and throw 87-93 with a splitty/fork(whatever one would call it) and a slider. Problem is that I am a righty. Damn! I have never really seen any scouts at games and want to get looked at. I give my whole life to this game and would live off the 850 a month for the rest of my playing days if i could. I just want to play my dream because it is what i live for and revolve around and know i could get batters out. Any suggestions from you James or anyone else. I dont know who to talk to. I guess sometimes you just need to know the right people.
   6. Boileryard Posted: October 31, 2003 at 05:48 PM (#524361)
Thanks for writing back. I went to DCCC in 2000 but left only a month after because i hated it there; it wasnt a team. I am attending school in Kansas at the university of st. mary. I only have two years left for someone to see me and hope it happens. I was invited to play semi-pro last year in Clarenda Iowa but hurt my arm last spring and couldnt go. Im almost 100% now and ready to kick some ass. I did what you said and talked to my coach about getting someone to look at me and he said it wouldnt be a problem so hopefully it wont. I almost got looked at by the yankees last year before i got tendonitis in my shoulder. I went from high to low that quickly because my arm wasnt the same all year and my coach didnt bother with the yankees because i was hurt. This summer i went to doctors and therapists and got it taken care of and should be back in the 90's in no time. I played against cowley these past two seasons. They had scouts but i didnt pitch with a healthy arm. They were there to scout a guy name Josh Wahpepah. He got drafted in the 18th round. I went to Highland CC then. I really appriciate your help man. I live near KC and will look for camps with the Royals. Hey what kind of work do you do when it is out of season? I dont understand how you guys in the minors get by especially in a short season. Does the team hook you up with a job? Hey man good luck with your up coming season. Hope you make a long season team. Your one of few that get to enjoy this game and get paid for it. Hope you make it in those 4-6 years. I'll be up there soon enough if i can find someone to take a look at me. Thanks again for writing back.
   7. Dr. Vaux Posted: December 12, 2004 at 12:41 AM (#1013694)
We can't let this thread die; it's really remarkable.
   8. Miko Supports Shane's Spam Habit Posted: March 15, 2005 at 03:09 AM (#1199141)
We can't let this thread die; it's really remarkable.

Yes, it is. I wonder who all those posters were?
   9. The definitely immoral Eric Enders Posted: April 08, 2005 at 07:01 PM (#1241191)
I'll bet the Kelly Gruber post was real.
   10. The Spanish Inquisition Posted: April 23, 2005 at 12:12 AM (#1280639)
Perfect example of why the old site kicked äss. The random flyby comments were the best. Now every thread is one big chat room with the same boring people saying the same boring shît every time.

Anyway, Mr. Pidutti will be spending the 2005 season with the Calgary Vipers of the Northern League. Best of luck.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2005/more/wires/04/15/2080.ap.transactions.0815/
   11. good_ol_gil Posted: April 26, 2005 at 06:10 AM (#1288599)
Sorry to bump and all, but I just read this whole thread for the first time (which is weird since I've been reading this site regularly since before this was originally posted), and I have to say that this is the most bizarre, confusing and yet hilarious thread that I have ever seen here. Were any of the posters who claimed to know him real? How many of Pudutti's posts were fake?

Anyway, yeah it does show how cool the old site was. Too bad the Admiral Ackbars had to ruin it for everyone.
   12. There are many DeNi Posted: May 24, 2005 at 05:53 AM (#1357513)
This is gonna be good.

I know the "Great P", which Pidutti names himself (1 cool point). The first day i met him in Calgary he told me he was 17 for his last 17 in getting chicks phone numbers. Very cool. Then we went out that night and he got shot down EVERY time. Did he tell anyone else about the 23 women he hooked up with including a 46 year old...since last september?? (3 cool points). I ran across the hall to tell my other teamates about this kid and they thought it was a little too early to judge someone like that...so we waited. The next day i was no longer alone in thinking we have a major D-bag on the team. Does anyone notice how he'll stand with his arms crossed and just stare at nothing in particular?? Pretty cool right? well then the twitches start and it's almost impossible not to laugh and point, but then that would be cruel. It's like you start by trying to be nice because you feel bad for the kid because he has no social skills whatsoever, but funny turns to annoying to downright retarded. Yes i said it...the Great P is retarded. Did i also tell you that he was cleaning up his poop in the hallway at SAIT? Yes boys and girls, the Great P crapped his pants in the hallway, down through the kitchen and into the dorm bathroom. nice life dude. HAHAHAHAHAHA...sorry i teared up for a second there. hmm, one more P note?? K, his fastball is 83, his "curve" ball is straight, no change up and he runs like a duck who got shot in the ass. congrats on the 9 ERA in JC 84 hits in 55 innings, and a whopping 2-8 record with 26 k's.

Thank you Great P for the bedtime stories i will now be able to tell my grandchildren....

nice life
   13. greenback calls it soccer Posted: November 14, 2005 at 02:48 AM (#1730325)
Wow. Where was this hidden for three or four years?
   14. sardonic Posted: November 14, 2005 at 03:20 AM (#1730357)
I have to imagine that many of the posts are by the same person.
   15. Jorge Luis Bourjos (Walewander) Posted: November 14, 2005 at 03:26 AM (#1730364)
Ahh... I remember fondly when I was first directed to this Primer Classic.
   16. Moe Jorgan Posted: November 14, 2005 at 04:46 PM (#1731009)
This is why you can't trust all those numbers and stats you calculate on your computers. If you did, baseball would have given up on Pidutti long ago. But the scouts saw something in him, and that's why he's achieved the success he's had. I know baseball, and I know when I see someone who knows how to play it.
   17. Dan Szymborski Posted: November 14, 2005 at 04:56 PM (#1731040)
test
   18. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 21, 2006 at 10:58 PM (#2184542)
I'm sure we're all wondering how James Pidutti's career went. Here's an update:

2003-2004

2005

2006?

Favorite quotes
   19. Eric L Posted: September 21, 2006 at 11:17 PM (#2184563)
good lord...actually the old site got pretty irritating towards the end.
   20. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: September 21, 2006 at 11:37 PM (#2184581)
dear god dont let this thread be closed jim, its hilarious. the lawyer claiming people will get sued for making fun of him. people thinking this site was solely for him. just classic
   21. Шĥy Posted: September 21, 2006 at 11:52 PM (#2184603)
Best. thread. ever.
   22. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: September 22, 2006 at 04:18 PM (#2185052)
What we need now is for Chad Bradford Wannabe to analyze James Pidutti's pitching motion and see how it compares to other pitchers from Sudbury, Ontario.
   23. Dan The Mediocre Posted: May 13, 2007 at 12:01 PM (#2362313)
I wish this thread hadn't been ripped to shreds. It seems as though it could have been hilarious.
   24. Padgett Posted: May 13, 2007 at 01:39 PM (#2362331)
Between this capture in 2003 and this in 2006, the Wayback Machine seems to have preserved most of the good stuff. Read from the top for the full effect.
   25. base ball chick Posted: May 15, 2007 at 06:46 PM (#2364889)
i actually REMEMBER this thread - i was pregnant when i first read it - it was GREAT

and now it is all gone exccept for 24 comments - that is SAD.
   26. Jeff R., P***y Mainlander Posted: September 02, 2010 at 02:13 PM (#3631846)
I'm dying to know what Kelly Gruber posted to old school Primer.
   27. Jeff R., P***y Mainlander Posted: September 02, 2010 at 02:26 PM (#3631864)
jimmy key Posted: January 14, 2004 at 02:41 PM (#524390)
i have watched this piduti kid throw the ball, and let me tell you he has the makings of a young tom henke. but what i need to know is why isnt this kid batting too. i even heard he won the homerun contest at his high school.

congrates james your a gentleman and a scholar


I love the fact that 6 years after retirement, Jimmy Key jumps onto Baseball Primer to write a nice message about a kind, upstanding soft-tossing lefty on a rookie-ball team...and compares him to Tom Henke?!?!?!

I am a little saddened to find out that one of my favorite pitchers has the writing skills of a second grader, though.
   28. My Grate Friend Peason's pants are rankled Posted: September 02, 2010 at 02:26 PM (#3631865)
It is truly bizarre to read through this thread.

Edit: Nvm. So funny.
   29. Jack Keefe Posted: September 02, 2010 at 02:36 PM (#3631878)
Ha ha this is funny Al cause I was just thinking about Jim Patootie the other day you know I played with him on the Deaf Smith Howzats of the West Texas League when I first played Pro Ball. Patootie was a good looking fellow with abs like cans of Vernors Al but he could not hit 45 on the Radar Gun and some times it was funny to see guys tee off against him in that thin air in the Panhandle. He had one inning where he had 15 straight hit batsmen and we believe Alcohol was involved. I dont know what hapened to the guy but I hurd he went to Denmark to have 1 of those operations and now his name is Jenny Patootie and he plays soft ball for the Pabst Blue Ribbon Ashtrays of the All-Girl League.
   30. DL from MN Posted: September 02, 2010 at 02:46 PM (#3631894)
writing skills of a second grader


You haven't been around a second grader lately, have you? Thanks to text messaging most adults can't write that well anymore.

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