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#pounditWednesday, August 10, 2022

Minor leaguer Brandon Lawson shows how he economizes on low salary


Professional baseball players are often lumped together as guys who make millions of dollars to swing a bat and throw a ball, but one minor league player is here to remind us that the climb to the top is anything but glamorous.

Brandon Lawson, a Single-A pitcher currently in the Tampa Bay Rays organization, held his own private episode of MTV’s “Cribs” on Thursday. Since he doesn’t have much to show, Lawson was basically able to give us the entire tour with one photo.

Lawson has been trying to call attention to how little minor leaguers are paid. He also retweeted the following information about the salaries players in the lower levels receive:

The pay-off is obviously enormous if you make it to the majors, but most players don’t. For every Giancarlo Stanton who makes $25 million per year, there are hundreds of other “pro” players who are struggling to pay rent. While he’s obviously a good sport about it, it appears Lawson is among them.


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