Baseball Player, Minor League (AA) Salary
A Baseball Player, Minor League (AA) earns an average salary of $98,453 per year.
Job Description for Baseball Player, Minor League (AA)
A minor league (AA) baseball player is an athlete who plays only two promotions away from Major League Baseball. As an AA ballplayer, he/she is one of just 25 players on an active roster and AA players have games nearly every day of the week, as well as practices and instruction periods throughout the spring and summer.Read More...
Most AA teams are situated in mid-sized cities within reasonable travel distances of other teams in the same leagues. Players on AA minor league teams typically spend time at home stadium facilities which hold up to 10,000 fans and may also contain indoor and outdoor batting cages, weight rooms, and workout areas. When the team is playing a series of games at home, the minor league player's day will include both guided and elective workouts and practice, and the player may also spend time with a trainer to handle any aches and pains and prepare for the game.
During the game, the player is simply participating as a team member in a baseball game, either on the field or the bench. By the time a player has reached AA baseball, he/she is generally believed to have significant talent and potential to, eventually, be called-up to the major leagues. Many observers consider the jump from single-A minor leagues to AA to be one of the biggest hurdles for a minor league player to overcome.
Most AA baseball players begin playing baseball early in childhood and never stop. Most players at this level are drafted, either after completing high school or while playing in college. AA ballplayers typically spend their workdays at their home stadium when the team is playing there, or traveling from city to city via bus when their team is on the road.
Baseball Player, Minor League (AA) Tasks
- Negotiate contracts.
- Participate in training, practice and games.
- Travel to different locations.