Old v Young opener: Giants have oldest team in MLB, Padres youngest

San Francisco Giants v San Diego Padres
Posted at 3:54 PM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 18:54:18-04

NEW YORK (AP) — The San Francisco Giants have the oldest average age in the major leagues at 30.63 years and the San Diego Padres have the youngest at 27.11, according to the commissioner's office.

Oakland is the second-oldest at 30.10, based on opening-day rosters, the commissioner's office said Friday. Washington is next at 29.84, followed by Colorado (29.59), Texas (29.58) and World Series champion Boston (29.53).

Among the teams with the lowest averages were the Chicago White Sox (27.57) and Baltimore (27.79).


The overall major league average of 28.92 was up from 28.91 on opening day last year.

The Padres and Giants face off in each teams' first series of the 2019 season.