I’m replacing the earlier roster information article with this updated version. It should be current as we go into the transaction void brought on by a lockout that the MBL decided was necessary. (Yeah, MBL was intentional so that I can use the article “the”.) This will be pinned to the site as a reference in place of the older article. Let me know if you see anything that needs explanation or anything that looks wrong.
While most of the baseball world made a flurry of moves during the shortened offseason, the Phillies made some inconsequential early moves before making an important signing at the eleventh hour, just beating the MBL’s self-imposed lockout. Here’s the current snapshot of the organization. Of particular interest at this point of the offseason and lockout might be the list of players still eligible for the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft near the bottom of this article.
The Current 40-Man Roster – There has been quite a bit of turnover to the Phillies’ 40-man roster. There are 13 new players listed. The list is maxed out at 40 players, and we still have about two dozen holes to fill (I know that’s an exageration). It will not change during the duration of the MBL enforced lockout. The new guys are in bold text.
- Alvarado, Jose LHP (tendered a contract, pre-arb)
- Brogdon, Connor RHP
- Coonrod, Sam RHP
- Crouse, Hans RHP
- Dominguez, Seranthony RHP (signed a contract to avoid arbitration)
- Eflin, Zach RHP (tendered a contract, pre-arb)
- Emanuel, Kent LHP (waiver claim)
- Falter, Bailey LHP
- Gibson, Kyle RHP
- Jones, Damon LHP
- Knebel, Corey RHP (free agent signing)
- Lopez, Yoan RHP (waiver claim)
- McArthur, James RHP (contract selected)
- Morales, Francisco RHP
- Moss, Scott LHP (waiver claim)
- Nelson, Nick RHP (trade)
- Nola, Aaron RHP
- Romero, JoJo LHP
- Sanchez, Christopher LHP
- Sherriff, Ryan LHP (waiver claim)
- Suarez, Ranger LHP
- Wheeler, Zack RHP
- Marchan, Rafael C
- Realmuto, JT C
- Sands, Donny C (trade)
- Stubbs, Garrett C (trade)
- Bohm, Alec 3B
- Carmago, Johan 3B (free agent signing)
- Garcia, Luis SS (contract selected)
- Gregorious, Didi SS
- Hoskins, Rhys 1B (tendered a contract, pre-arb)
- Maton, Nick INF
- Segura, Jean 2B
- Williams, Luke INF
- Harper, Bryce RF
- Haseley, Adam OF
- Moniak, Mickey OF
- Muzziotti, Simon OF (recalled)
- Ortiz, Jhailyn OF (contract selected)
- Vierling, Matt OF
Notable deletions from the roster are free agents Cam Bedrosian, Archie Bradley, Ian Kennedy, Matt Moore, Hector Neris (signed w/Houston), Brad Miller, Freddy Galvis (signed to play overseas), Andrew McCutchen, Travis Jankowski, Ramon Rosso, JD Hammer (minor league deal with Colorado), Ronald Torreyes, Odubel Herrera, Andrew Knapp (minor league deal with Cincinnati), non-tender Roman Quinn, DFA Adonis Medina, and non-tendered/re-signed Kyle Dohy.
Eleven Players have Contracts in 2022 (10 on the 40-man roster).
- Bryce Harper enters the 4th year of a 13-year contract ($330M (19-31)). It’ll be his age 29 season. 2022 salary is $27,538,462. Luxury Tax salary is $25,384,615.
- Zack Wheeler enters the 3rd year of a 5-year contract ($118M (20-24)). It’ll be his age 32 season. 2022 salary is $26,000,000. Luxury Tax salary is $23.6M.
- JT Realmuto enters the 2nd year of a 5-year contract ($115.5M (21-25)). It’ll be his age 31 season. 2022 salary is $23,875,000. Luxury Tax salary is $23.1M.
- Jean Segura enters the 5th year of a 5-year contract ($70M (18-22)+23 c opt). It’ll be his age 32 season. 2022 salary $14,850,000. Luxury Tax salary is $14M.
- Didi Gregorius enters the 2nd year of a 2-yr contract ($28M (21-22)). It’ll be his age 32 season. 2022 salary $15,250,000. Luxury Tax salary is $14M.
- Aaron Nola enters the 4th year of a 4-year contract ($45M (19-22)+23 cl opt). It’ll be his age 29 season. 2022 salary $15,500,000. Luxury Tax salary is $11.25M.
- Kyle Gibson enters the 3rd year of a 3-year contract ($28M (20-22)). It’ll be his age 34 season. 2022 salary is $7,666,667. Luxury Tax salary is $9,333,333.
- Corey Knebel enters the first year of a one-year contract ($10M). It’ll be his age 30 season. 2022 salary is $10M. Luxury Tax salary is $10M.
- Johan Camargo enters the first year of a one-year contract ($1.4M). It’ll be his age 28 season. 2022 salary is $1.4 M. Luxury Tax salary is $1.4M.
- Seranthony Dominguez signed a one-year contract ($725K), avoided his second arb year. It’ll be his age 27 season. 2022 salary is $725K. Luxury Tax salary is $725K.
- Scott Kingery enters the 5th year of a 6-year contract ($24M (18-23)+24-26 opts)). It’ll be his age 28 season. 2022 salary is $6,250,000. Luxury Tax salary is $4M.
Two Club Options for 2022 were declined. Andrew McCutchen and Odubel Herrera were cut loose as well as their combined salaries of $26.5M at a cost of $5.5M in buyouts. Herrera was actually arbitration eligible after his option was declined but elected free agency.
Three Arbitration Eligible Players were tendered contracts. Rhys Hoskins ($4.8M in 2021, MLBTR projection $7.6M), Zach Eflin ($4.45M in 2021, MLBTR projection $6.0M), and Jose Alvarado ($1M in 2021, MLBTR projection $1.9M) were tendered contracts prior to arbitration.
Seranthony Dominguez ($727,500 in 2021) avoided an arbitration tender and agreed to a 1-year/$725K contract.
Andrew Knapp ($1.1M in 2021), Ronald Torreyes ($800,000 in 2021), Travis Jankowski, and Roman Quinn ($578,000 in 2021) elected free agency.
Sixteen Players remain as Pre-Arb, One-Year Tenders this offseason. Kyle Dohy was non-tendered/elected free agency/re-signed, JD Hammer was DFA-ed/outrighted/elected free agency, Ramon Rosso was DFA-ed/outrighted/elected free agency, Adonis Medina was DFA-ed just before the lockout.
- Alec Bohm (1 yr/$575,000 in 2021) pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Sam Coonrod (1 yr/$573,000 in 2021) pre-arb, entering age 29 season.
- Connor Brogdon (1 yr/$571,500 in 2021) pre-arb, entering age 27 season.
- Hans Crouse pre-arb, entering age 23 season.
- Bailey Falter pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Ranger Suarez pre-arb, entering age 26 season.
- Damon Jones pre-arb, entering age 27 season.
- Rafael Marchan pre-arb, entering age 23 season.
- Nick Maton pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Mickey Moniak pre-arb, entering age 24 season.
- Francisco Morales pre-arb, entering age 24 season.
- Jojo Romero pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Christopher Sanchez pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Matt Vierling pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Luke Williams pre-arb, entering age 25 season.
- Adam Haseley ($578,500) entering age 26 season.
These guys are all under team control. Minimum salaries are usually assigned in the CBA. This only comes into play when a player is on the active, 26-man roster (Except in the case where a player has a major league contract.)
Seven Players were MLB Free Agents and declared for free agency after the 2021 Season – Hector Neris, Archie Bradley, Brad Miller, Matt Moore, Ian Kennedy, Cam Bedrosian, and Freddy Galvis.
Sixteen Minor League Players were eligible to become Free Agents after the 2021 season. Daniel Brito is still in the organization, fifteen others elected free agency – David Paulino, Brock Stassi, TJ Rivera, Taylor Guerrieri, Charlie Tilson, Tyler Heineman, Brady Lail, Grenny Cumana, Aneurys Zabala (signed minor league contract w/Miami), Arquimedes Gamboa (signed minor league contract w/San Francisco), Rodolfo Duran, Mauricio Llovera (signed minor league contract w/San Francisco), Cornelius Randolph, Edgar Cabral, and Nick Fanti.
Rule 5 Eligibility this Offseason – RHP James McArthur, SS Luis Garcia, SS, and RF Jhailyn Ortiz, RF were added to the 40-man roster to avoid the Rule 5 draft.
There will be no major league Rule 5 draft until after the MBL lockout is resolved. However, there will still be the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft. The Phillies have over 50 players eligible for the draft. They can protect 38 players on the Triple-A roster.
The draft will be held on December 8th at 2:00 PM. Teams cannot pick if their Triple-A roster is already at 38 players. During the draft, when a team reaches 38 players on their roster, they are finished picking. The cost of a selection is $24,500 per pick. There is no restriction on which level a player can be assigned. Players are not returned to the originating team.
Later this week, I’ll post an article on those I believe will be protected. Maybe by then we’ll know if the draft will be streaming online.
Those eligible are (listed alphabetically by position):
- Mark Appel, RHP
- Leonel Aponte, RHP
- Andrew Bellatti, RRP
- Carlos Betancourt, RHP
- Trevor Bettencourt, RHP
- Andrew Brown, RHP
- Ben Brown, RHP
- Tyler Carr, RHP
- Joel Cesar, RHP
- Jonas De La Cruz, RHP
- Kyle Dohy, LHP
- Colton Eastman, RHP
- Ethan Evanko, LHP
- Julian Garcia, RHP
- Jonathan Hennigan, LHP
- Cristian Hernandez, RHP
- Jakob Hernandez, LHP
- Mike Kelly, RHP
- Keylan Killgore, LHP
- Taylor Lehman, LHP
- Lin Hsin-Chieh, RHP
- Ethan Lindow, LHP
- Tyler McKay, RHP
- Jhordany Mezquita, LHP
- Braeden Ogle, LHP
- David Parkinson, LHP
- Jack Perkins, RHP
- Tyler Phillips, RHP
- Mark Potter, RHP
- Austin Ross, RHP
- Bubby Rossman, RHP
- Rodolfo Sanchez, RHP
- Manuel Silva, LHP
- Jeff Singer, LHP
- Tom Sutera, RHP
- Victor Vargas, RHP
- Zach Warren, LHP
- Gabriel Yanez, LHP
- Luis Gomez, RHP
- Juan Aparacio, C
- Jack Conley, C
- Colby Fitch, C
- Oscar Gonzalez, C
- Nick Matera, C
- Daniel Brito, 2B
- Dalton Guthrie, SS
- Jonathan Guzman, SS
- Darick Hall, 1B
- Scott Kingery, INF
- Matt Kroon, 3B
- Edgar Made, SS
- Luke Miller, 3B
- D.J. Stewart, 3B
- Madison Stokes, IF
- Nicolas Torres, INF
- Jose Tortolero, INF
- Carlos De La Cruz, OF
- Ben Pelletier, RF
- Josh Stephen, LF
Remaining Options (# remaining) – some are estimates since there is still confusion over how/if options were charged during the shortened 2020 season. An asterisk * denotes who was optioned during 2020. An explanation is inserted for players optioned before the shutdown and transactions freeze. (Note: sites who include options don’t all agree. So, I actually went to each player’s transaction page and calculated the options remainingbased on three options per player.)
- Bryce Harper (1)
- Zach Wheeler (1)
- JT Realmuto (1)
- Aaron Nola (3)
- Didi Gregorius (1)
- Jean Segura (2)
- Corey Knebel (0)
- Kyle Gibson (1)
- Rhys Hoskins (3)
- Zach Eflin (1)
- Jose Alvardo (2)
- Johan Camargo (0)*
- Seranthony Dominguez (1)
- Sam Coonrod (2)
- Yoan Lopez (1)*
- Ranger Suarez (0)*
- Adam Haseley (1)
- Connor Brogdon (2)*
- Alec Bohm (2)
- Garrett Stubbs (0)* optioned before shutdown
- Nick Nelson (1)* optioned before shutdown
- Ryan Sherriff (0)*
- Kent Emanuel (1)* optioned before shutdown
- Hans Crouse (3)
- Bailey Falter (2)
- Luis Garcia (3)
- Damon Jones (2)
- Rafael Marchan (2)
- Nick Maton (2)
- James McArthur (3)
- Mickey Moniak (1)*
- Francisco Morales (2)
- Scott Moss (1)* optioned before shutdown
- Jhailyn Ortiz (3)
- JoJo Romero (1)* optioned before shutdown
- Christopher Sanchez (1)* optioned before shutdown
- Donny Sands (3)
- Matt Vierling (2)
- Luke Williams (2)
- Simon Muzziotti (3)
- Kyle Dohy (3)
- Scott Kingery (2)
Money left under the Luxury Tax Limit. Until there is a new CBA, we don’t know if the next limit will be lower, higher, the same, or non-existant. The three sites I follow don’t agree on payroll, so I’m not going to provide my calculations. Let’s just say they are somewhat similar. These assume the tax limit is $210M.
|Estimates||2022 Salary||2022 Luxury Tax||Available Under the Limit|
|FanGraphs’ Roster Resource||$181,215,128||$181,952,949||$28,047,051|
|Baseball Prospectus’ Cot’s Contracts||$173,055,129||$179,044,970||$30,955,030|
So, if we agree that the Phillies need 2 outfielders (one middle of the order type and a leadoff type), 2 relievers, a backend starting pitcher, and some bench depth (still), that’s a tall order to fit under any of the above limits.