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    Bullpen catchers

    when i was at the cubs game last week, the bullpen was right in front of us. it got me thinking--what does it take to be a bullpen catcher for a major leauge team, how much do they get payed, and are they on the official roster?



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    Re: Bullpen catchers

    I know they make at least $300,000 a year.


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    Re: Bullpen catchers

    usually they are guys that used to be in the minor leagues and know somebody within the organization. They are considered part of the "coaching" staff. Usually pretty good reference for managers and pitching coaches as to what kind of stuff certain pitcher has that day.


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    Re: Bullpen catchers

    From the link above:

    Most real good organizations will pay a bullpen catcher somewhere around $40,000 to $50,000 per season and will also throw in minor league insurance which help a lot. If the team is in the top 3 in there division then the team will get so many shares to distribute to not only the players and some of the coaches but to assistant trainers, grounds crew and anyone else that has helped throughout the year. A bullpen catcher may get anywhere from a fixed amount of $10,000 all the way up to a full share if the players that have been active the whole year vote it in. A full share could be anywhere around $400,000 if they win the World Series. Lastly, the pitchers that use the bullpen catcher usually will give him a tip at the end of the season which could be anywhere from $100 all the way up to $100,000.



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    Re: Bullpen catchers

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
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    plus over $16,000/ year in meal money on the road.
    $200/ a day, 81 road games and a handful of off days



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