MLB Trade Rumors has published their annual Projected Arbitration Salaries article for players who are eligible for this year’s arbitration process.
The Phillies have several players who are arbitration eligible. MLBTR offered projections for four of them.
- Player Service Time 2017 Projection 2016 Salary Projected Increase
- Jeanmar Gomez (5.063 yrs) $4.6MM $1.4MM $3.2MM
- Freddy Galvis (4.021 yrs) $4.4MM $2.0MM $2.4MM
- Cody Asche (3.022 yrs) $1.3MM $525K $775K
- Cesar Hernandez (2.154 yrs) $2.5MM $530K $1.97MM
Darin Ruf, Emmanuel Burriss, and Frank Hermann entered the off season as arbitration eligibles. Burriss and Hermann have already been outrighted. Ruf will likely be outrighted also. I heard around the Complex that he has a $4MM offer to play in Japan. If true, that is significantly more than his 2016 salary of $527K, and more than he could reasonably expect to make through arbitration or free agency.
Okay, one more thing. I’ve got nothing against the guy, but I just don’t see how a slash of .213/.284/.360/.635 in 71 games (218 PA/197 AB) with 4 HR and 18 RBI should project Asche for a raise of about 147%. He joined the MLB team on June 2nd this season and was optioned to Lehigh Valley on August 12th. I wish I got raises like this when I worked in the private sector.
Oh, one more “one more thing”, Jimmy Paredes and Patrick Schuster have elected to declare free agency.