Position Player Contracts, Classified

In February, I estimated each team’s likely Opening Day payroll and broke down each payroll into discreet parts: the percentage of payroll that would be spent on the starting rotation, starting lineup, bullpen and bench. If you missed those posts, you can find them here (Part 1) and here (Part 2).

Today, we take a step back and look at how each team arrived at the position-player portion of their current 40-man rosters. What type of contract does each position player have? Is he a pre-arbitration player going year-to-year? Is he a pre-arbitration player with a contract? An arbitration-year player with an extension into free agency? A free agent with his old team or a new team? And so on.

This was a substantial undertaking, as there were 577 position players on a 40-man roster as of Sunday night, April 6th. Later this week, I’ll roll out a similar post on pitchers.

Below you will find 30 tables, one for each team, with a list of the position players on the 40-man roster and a description of each player’s current contract.

Before we get to the tables, here are the highlights:

  • There are 291 pre-arbitration position players with year-to-year contracts.
  • There are three position players with pre-arbitration, multi-year contracts that cover only their pre-arbitration years (Dustin Ackley, Bryce Harper and Anthony Rendon).
  • There are eight position players with pre-arbitration, multi-year contracts that extend into free agency (Jason Kipnis, Yan Gomes, Anthony Rizzo, Andrelton Simmons, Matt Carpenter, Allen Craig, Paul Goldschmidt and Evan Longoria).
  • There are four position players with pre-arbitration, multi-year contracts that extend to the end of their arbitration years with club options into the free agent years (Salvador Perez, Denard Span, Starling Marte and Carlos Santana).
  • There is one position player in his final pre-arbitration year with a multi-year contract that extends through the end of his arbitration years and into his free agent years (Mike Trout).
  • There are 84 position players with year-to-year arbitration contracts.
  • There are three position players with contracts extending through the end of the arbitration years (Pablo Sandoval, Ian Desmond and Asdrubal Cabrera).
  • There are 10 position players with contracts extending through the end of the arbitration years with a club option into the free agent years.
  • There are 37 position players with contracts that began during their arbitration years and extend into free agency years.
  • There are nine position players now on contract extensions based on original contracts during the arbitration years (Chase Utley, Dustin Pedroia, Troy Tulowitzki, Ian Kinsler, Jimmy Rollins, Derek Jeter, Ryan Zimmerman, Ryan Braun and Adrian Gonzalez).
  • There are 107 position players with free agent contracts who switched teams for that contract.
  • There are 10 position players with free agent contracts who remained with the same team for that contract.
  • There are 10 position players who defected from Cuba and then signed free agent contracts.
  • There are two position players who signed a free agent contract after playing professionally in Japan (Norichika Aoki and Hiroyuki Nakajima).

Team-by-team contract classification (in alphabetical order):

Angels

David Freese Angels Arb contract
Howie Kendrick Angels Arb contract + Ext into FA
Chris Iannetta Angels Arb contract + Ext into FA
Erick Aybar Angels Arb contract + Ext into FA
Josh Hamilton Angels Free agent contract
Albert Pujols Angels Free agent contract
Raul Ibanez Angels Free agent contract
John McDonald Angels Free agent contract
Ian Stewart Angels Free agent contract
Grant Green Angels Pre-arb
Kole Calhoun Angels Pre-arb
Hank Conger Angels Pre-arb
J.B. Shuck Angels Pre-arb
Tommy Field Angels Pre-arb
Luis Jiminez Angels Pre-arb
Efren Navarro Angels Pre-arb
Colin Cowgill Angels Pre-arb
Mike Trout Angels Pre-arb + arb contract + extension into FA

Astros

Jason Castro Astros Arb contract
Dexter Fowler Astros Arb contract
Jose Altuve Astros Arb contract + club options into FA
L.J. Hoes Astros Pre-arb
Matt Dominguez Astros Pre-arb
Chris Carter Astros Pre-arb
Carlos Corporan Astros Pre-arb
Robbie Grossman Astros Pre-arb
Jonathan Villar Astros Pre-arb
Marc Krauss Astros Pre-arb
Marwin Gonzalez Astros Pre-arb
Max Stassi Astros Pre-arb
Jesus Guzman Astros Pre-arb
Jon Singleton Astros Pre-arb
Domingo Santana Astros Pre-arb
Alex Presley Astros Pre-arb

Athletics

Alberto Callaspo Athletics Arb contract
Jed Lowrie Athletics Arb contract
Josh Reddick Athletics Arb contract
Brandon Moss Athletics Arb contract
John Jaso Athletics Arb contract
Daric Barton Athletics Arb contract
Craig Gentry Athletics Arb contract
Coco Crisp Athletics Free agent contract
Nick Punto Athletics Free agent contract
Yoenis Cespedes Athletics Free agent contract (Cuba)
Hiroyuki Nakajima Athletics Free agent contract (Japan)
Sam Fuld Athletics Free agent contract after release
Josh Donaldson Athletics Pre-arb
Derek Norris Athletics Pre-arb
Eric Sogard Athletics Pre-arb
Stephen Vogt Athletics Pre-arb
Nate Freiman Athletics Pre-arb
Jake Elmore Athletics Pre-arb
Kent Matthes Athletics Pre-arb
Shane Peterson Athletics Pre-arb

Blue Jays

Colby Rasmus Blue Jays Arb contract
Josh Thole Blue Jays Arb contract
Adam Lind Blue Jays Arb contract + club options into FA
Jose Bautista Blue Jays Arb contract + Ext into FA
Jose Reyes Blue Jays Free agent contract
Melky Cabrera Blue Jays Free agent contract
Maicer Izturis Blue Jays Free agent contract
Dioner Navarro Blue Jays Free agent contract
Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays Free agent contract + extension
Brett Lawrie Blue Jays Pre-arb
Ryan Goins Blue Jays Pre-arb
Moises Sierra Blue Jays Pre-arb
Kevin Pillar Blue Jays Pre-arb
Anthony Gose Blue Jays Pre-arb
A.J. Jimenez Blue Jays Pre-arb
Erik Kratz Blue Jays Pre-arb
Kenny Wilson Blue Jays Pre-arb

Braves

Jason Heyward Braves Arb contract
Chris Johnson Braves Arb contract
Jordan Schafer Braves Arb contract
Ramiro Pena Braves Arb contract
Freddie Freeman Braves Arb contract + Ext into FA
Justin Upton Braves Arb contract + Ext into FA
Dan Uggla Braves Arb contract + Ext into FA
Gerald Laird Braves Free agent contract
B.J. Upton Braves Free agent contract
Ryan Doumit Braves Free agent contract
Evan Gattis Braves Pre-arb
Joey Terdoslavich Braves Pre-arb
Christian Betancourt Braves Pre-arb
Ernesto Mejia Braves Pre-arb
Tyler Pastornicky Braves Pre-arb
Elmer Reyes Braves Pre-arb
Jose Constanza Braves Pre-arb
Todd Cunningham Braves Pre-arb
Andrelton Simmons Braves Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA

Brewers

Jonathan Lucroy Brewers Arb contract
Carlos Gomez Brewers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Rickie Weeks Brewers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Ryan Braun Brewers Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
LyleOverbay Brewers Free agent contract
Mark Reynolds Brewers Free agent contract
Aramis Ramirez Brewers Free agent contract
Jean Segura Brewers Pre-arb
Scooter Gennett Brewers Pre-arb
Khris Davis Brewers Pre-arb
Jeff Bianchi Brewers Pre-arb
Caleb Gindl Brewers Pre-arb
Logan Schafer Brewers Pre-arb
Martin Maldonado Brewers Pre-arb
Elian Herrera Brewers Pre-arb
Hunter Morris Brewers Pre-arb
Jason Rogers Brewers Pre-arb

Cardinals

Peter Bourjos Cardinals Arb contract
Jon Jay Cardinals Arb contract
Daniel Descalso Cardinals Arb contract
Yadier Molina Cardinals Arb contract + Ext into FA
Matt Holliday Cardinals Free agent contract
Mark Ellis Cardinals Free agent contract
Johnny Peralta Cardinals Free agent contract
Aledmys Diaz Cardinals Free agent contract (Cuba)
Matt Adams Cardinals Pre-arb
Shane Robinson Cardinals Pre-arb
Pete Kozma Cardinals Pre-arb
Tony Cruz Cardinals Pre-arb
Kolten Wong Cardinals Pre-arb
Audry Perez Cardinals Pre-arb
Greg Garcia Cardinals Pre-arb
Randal Grichuk Cardinals Pre-arb
Mike O’Neill Cardinals Pre-arb
Rafael Ortega Cardinals Pre-arb
Oscar Tavares Cardinals Pre-arb
Matt Carpenter Cardinals Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA + club option
Allen Craig Cardinals Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA + club option

Cubs

Luis Valbuena Cubs Arb contract
Nate Schierholtz Cubs Arb contract
Darwin Barney Cubs Arb contract
Justin Ruggiano Cubs Arb contract
Starlin Castro Cubs Arb contract + Ext into FA
John Baker Cubs Free agent contract
Emilio Bonifacio Cubs Free agent contract
Jorge Soler Cubs Free agent contract (Cuba)
Ryan Sweeney Cubs Free agent contract + extension
Ryan Kalish Cubs Free agent contract after non-tender
Welington Castillo Cubs Pre-arb
Junior Lake Cubs Pre-arb
Arismendy Alcantara Cubs Pre-arb
Mike Olt Cubs Pre-arb
Christian Villanueva Cubs Pre-arb
Josh Vitters Cubs Pre-arb
Logan Watkins Cubs Pre-arb
Brett Jackson Cubs Pre-arb
Matt Szczur Cubs Pre-arb
Anthony Rizzo Cubs Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA + club option

Diamondbacks

Mark Trumbo Diamondbacks Arb contract
Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks Arb contract
Cliff Pennington Diamondbacks Arb contract
Martin Prado Diamondbacks Arb contract + Ext into FA
Miguel Montero Diamondbacks Arb contract + Ext into FA
Cody Ross Diamondbacks Free agent contract
Eric Chavez Diamondbacks Free agent contract
Aaron Hill Diamondbacks Free agent contract + extension
A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Didi Gregorius Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Chris Owings Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Roger Kieschnick Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Tony Campana Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Tuffy Gosewisch Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Ender Inciarte Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Alfredo Marte Diamondbacks Pre-arb
Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA + club option

Dodgers

A.J. Ellis Dodgers Arb contract
Drew Butera Dodgers Arb contract
Hanley Ramirez Dodgers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Andre Ethier Dodgers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Matt Kemp Dodgers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Adrian Gonzalez Dodgers Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Juan Uribe Dodgers Free agent contract
Chone Figgins Dodgers Free agent contract
Justin Turner Dodgers Free agent contract
Carl Crawford Dodgers Free agent contract
Yasiel Puig Dodgers Free agent contract (Cuba)
Erisbel Arruebarrena Dodgers Free agent contract (Cuba)
Alex Guerrero Dodgers Free agent contract (Cuba)
Scott Van Slyke Dodgers Pre-arb
Nick Buss Dodgers Pre-arb
Tim Federowicz Dodgers Pre-arb
Dee Gordon Dodgers Pre-arb

Giants

Brandon Belt Giants Arb contract
Gregor Blanco Giants Arb contract
Joaquin Arias Giants Arb contract
Buster Posey Giants Arb contract + Ext into FA
Hunter Pence Giants Arb contract + Ext into FA
Pablo Sandoval Giants Arb contract through arb years
Michael Morse Giants Free agent contract
Brandon Hicks Giants Free agent contract after release
Marco Scutaro Giants Free agent contract with same team
Angel Pagan Giants Free agent contract with same team
Brandon Crawford Giants Pre-arb
Juan Perez Giants Pre-arb
Hector Sanchez Giants Pre-arb
Nick Noonan Giants Pre-arb
Ehire Adrianza Giants Pre-arb
Adam Duvall Giants Pre-arb
Gary Brown Giants Pre-arb
Angel Villalona Giants Pre-arb

Indians

Mike Aviles Indians Arb contract + club options into FA
Michael Brantley Indians Arb contract + club options into FA
Asdrubal Cabrera Indians Arb contract through arb years
Elliot Johnson Indians Free agent contract
Nyjer Morgan Indians Free agent contract
Nick Swisher Indians Free agent contract
Michael Bourn Indians Free agent contract
Jason Giambi Indians Free agent contract
David Murphy Indians Free agent contract
Ryan Raburn Indians Free agent contract + extension
Lonnie Chisenhall Indians Pre-arb
Jesus Aguilar Indians Pre-arb
Erik Gonzalez Indians Pre-arb
Jose Ramirez Indians Pre-arb
Justin Sellers Indians Pre-arb
Carlos Moncrief Indians Pre-arb
Carlos Santana Indians Pre-arb contract through arb years + club options
Jason Kipnis Indians Pre-arb contract through arb years + Ext into FA + club options
Yan Gomes Indians Pre-arb contract through arb years + Ext into FA + club options

Mariners

Michael Saunders Mariners Arb contract
Justin Smoak Mariners Arb contract
Logan Morrison Mariners Arb contract
Willie Bloomquist Mariners Free agent contract
John Buck Mariners Free agent contract
Robinson Cano Mariners Free agent contract
Corey Hart Mariners Free agent contract
Kyle Seager Mariners Pre-arb
Brad Miller Mariners Pre-arb
Nick Franklin Mariners Pre-arb
Abraham Almonte Mariners Pre-arb
Mike Zunino Mariners Pre-arb
Jesus Montero Mariners Pre-arb
Jesus Sucre Mariners Pre-arb
Ji-man Choi Mariners Pre-arb
Julio Morban Mariners Pre-arb
James Jones Mariners Pre-arb
Stefen Romero Mariners Pre-arb
Dustin Ackley Mariners Pre-arb contract

Marlins

Giancarlo Stanton Marlins Arb contract
Jeff Mathis Marlins Arb contract + Ext into FA
Greg Dobbs Marlins Free agent contract
Jeff Baker Marlins Free agent contract
Rafael Furcal Marlins Free agent contract
Garrett Jones Marlins Free agent contract
Reed Johnson Marlins Free agent contract
Casey McGehee Marlins Free agent contract
Jarrod Saltalamacchia Marlins Free agent contract
Marcell Ozuna Marlins Pre-arb
Christian Yelich Marlins Pre-arb
Ed Lucas Marlins Pre-arb
Derek Dietrich Marlins Pre-arb
Donovan Solano Marlins Pre-arb
Jake Marisnick Marlins Pre-arb
Rob Brantly Marlins Pre-arb
Adeiny Hechavarria Marlins Pre-arb
J.T. Realmuto Marlins Pre-arb
Kyle Jensen Marlins Pre-arb
Brent Keys Marlins Pre-arb

Mets

Eric Young Mets Arb contract
Daniel Murphy Mets Arb contract
Lucas Duda Mets Arb contract
Ike Davis Mets Arb contract
Ruben Tejada Mets Arb contract
David Wright Mets Arb contract + Ext into FA
Chris Young Mets Free agent contract
Curtis Granderson Mets Free agent contract
Omar Quintanilla Mets Free agent contract after non-tender
Juan Lagares Mets Pre-arb
Josh Satin Mets Pre-arb
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Mets Pre-arb
Anthony Recker Mets Pre-arb
Andrew Brown Mets Pre-arb
Matt den Dekker Mets Pre-arb
Travis d’Arnaud Mets Pre-arb
Wilmer Flores Mets Pre-arb
Juan Centeno Mets Pre-arb
Zack Lutz Mets Pre-arb
Wilfredo Tovar Mets Pre-arb
Cesar Puello Mets Pre-arb

Nationals

Wilson Ramos Nationals Arb contract
Jose Lobaton Nationals Arb contract
Kevin Frandsen Nationals Arb contract
Ryan Zimmerman Nationals Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Ian Desmond Nationals Arb contract through arb years
Scott Hairston Nationals Free agent contract
Jayson Werth Nationals Free agent contract
Adam LaRoche Nationals Free agent contract
Nate McLouth Nationals Free agent contract
Jhonatan Solano Nationals Pre-arb
Danny Espinosa Nationals Pre-arb
Tyler Moore Nationals Pre-arb
Sandy Leon Nationals Pre-arb
Zack Walters Nationals Pre-arb
Jeff Kobernus Nationals Pre-arb
Eury Perez Nationals Pre-arb
Steven Souza Nationals Pre-arb
Michael Taylor Nationals Pre-arb
Anthony Rendon Nationals Pre-arb contract
Bryce Harper Nationals Pre-arb contract
Denard Span Nationals Pre-arb contract through arb years + club option

Orioles

Chris Davis Orioles Arb contract
Matt Wieters Orioles Arb contract
Steve Pearce Orioles Arb contract
Nolan Reimold Orioles Arb contract
Adam Jones Orioles Arb contract + Ext into FA
J.J. Hardy Orioles Arb contract + Ext into FA
Nick Markakis Orioles Arb contract + Ext into FA
Delmon Young Orioles Free agent contract
Nelson Cruz Orioles Free agent contract
Henry Urrutia Orioles Free agent contract (Cuba)
David Adams Orioles Pre-arb
Manny Machado Orioles Pre-arb
Ryan Flaherty Orioles Pre-arb
Steve Clevenger Orioles Pre-arb
Michael Ohlman Orioles Pre-arb
Michael Almanzar Orioles Pre-arb
Jonathan Schoop Orioles Pre-arb
Jemile Weeks Orioles Pre-arb
David Lough Orioles Pre-arb
Francisco Perguero Orioles Pre-arb
Steve Lombardozzi Orioles Pre-arb

Padres

Seth Smith Padres Arb contract
Chris Denorfia Padres Arb contract
Chase Headley Padres Arb contract
Everth Cabrera Padres Arb contract
Will Venable Padres Arb contract
Nick Hundley Padres Arb contract
Kyle Blanks Padres Arb contract
Cameron Maybin Padres Arb contract + club options into FA
Carlos Quentin Padres Arb contract + Ext into FA
Xavier Nady Padres Free agent contract
Jedd Gyorko Padres Pre-arb
Yonder Alonso Padres Pre-arb
Yasmani Grandal Padres Pre-arb
Tommy Medica Padres Pre-arb
Rene Rivera Padres Pre-arb
Alexi Amarista Padres Pre-arb
Ryan Jackson Padres Pre-arb
Alex Castellanos Padres Pre-arb
Reymond Fuentes Padres Pre-arb
Yeison Asencio Padres Pre-arb
Rymer Liriano Padres Pre-arb

Phillies

Ben Revere Phillies Arb contract
John Mayberry Phillies Arb contract
Carlos Ruiz Phillies Arb contract + Ext into FA
Ryan Howard Phillies Arb contract + Ext into FA
Chase Utley Phillies Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Jimmy Rollins Phillies Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Wil Nieves Phillies Free agent contract
Tony Gwynn Jr. Phillies Free agent contract
Jayson Nix Phillies Free agent contract
Marlon Byrd Phillies Free agent contract
Domonic Brown Phillies Pre-arb
Darin Ruf Phillies Pre-arb
Freddy Galvis Phillies Pre-arb
Cody Asche Phillies Pre-arb
Cesar Hernandez Phillies Pre-arb
Zach Collier Phillies Pre-arb
Tommy Joseph Phillies Pre-arb
Cameron Rupp Phillies Pre-arb
Aaron Altherr Phillies Pre-arb
Kelly Dugan Phillies Pre-arb
Tyson Gillies Phillies Pre-arb

Pirates

Pedro Alvarez Pirates Arb contract
Neil Walker Pirates Arb contract
Gaby Sanchez Pirates Arb contract
Travis Snider Pirates Arb contract
Chris Stewart Pirates Arb contract
Jose Tabata Pirates Arb contract + club options into FA
Andrew McCutchen Pirates Arb contract + Ext into FA
Russell Martin Pirates Free agent contract
Travis Ishikawa Pirates Free agent contract
Clint Barmes Pirates Free agent contract
Jordy Mercer Pirates Pre-arb
Josh Harrison Pirates Pre-arb
Tony Sanchez Pirates Pre-arb
Chris McGuiness Pirates Pre-arb
Brent Morel Pirates Pre-arb
Jaff Decker Pirates Pre-arb
Andrew Lambo Pirates Pre-arb
Alen Hanson Pirates Pre-arb
Gregory Polanco Pirates Pre-arb
Starling Marte Pirates Pre-arb contract through arb years + club options into FA

Rangers

Donnie Murphy Rangers Arb contract
J.P. Arencibia Rangers Arb contract
Mitch Moreland Rangers Arb contract
Alex Rios Rangers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Elvis Andrus Rangers Arb contract + Ext into FA
Adrian Beltre Rangers Free agent contract
Shin-Soo Choo Rangers Free agent contract
Josh Wilson Rangers Free agent contract
Prince Fielder Rangers Free agent contract
Leonys Martin Rangers Free agent contract (Cuba)
Geovany Soto Rangers Free agent contract with same team
Jurickson Profar Rangers Pre-arb
Robinson Chirinos Rangers Pre-arb
Andy Parrino Rangers Pre-arb
Luis Sardines Rangers Pre-arb
Jim Adduci Rangers Pre-arb
Engel Beltre Rangers Pre-arb
Michael Choice Rangers Pre-arb

Rays

Matt Joyce Rays Arb contract
Sean Rodriguez Rays Arb contract
Ben Zobrist Rays Arb contract + club options into FA
Ryan Hanigan Rays Arb contract + club options into FA
Yunel Escobar Rays Arb contract + Ext into FA
David DeJesus Rays Free agent contract with same team
James Loney Rays Free agent contract with same team
Jose Molina Rays Free agent contract with same team
Logan Forsythe Rays Pre-arb
Desmond Jennings Rays Pre-arb
Wil Myers Rays Pre-arb
Tim Beckham Rays Pre-arb
Vince Belnome Rays Pre-arb
Hak-Ju Lee Rays Pre-arb
Brandon Guyer Rays Pre-arb
Kevin Kiermaier Rays Pre-arb
Evan Longoria Rays Pre-arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext

Red Sox

Mike Carp Red Sox Arb contract
Jonathan Herrera Red Sox Arb contract
Dustin Pedroia Red Sox Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
A.J. Pierzynski Red Sox Free agent contract
Shane Victorino Red Sox Free agent contract
Mike Napoli Red Sox Free agent contract
Jonny Gomes Red Sox Free agent contract
David Ross Red Sox Free agent contract
Grady Sizemore Red Sox Free agent contract
David Ortiz Red Sox Free agent contract with same team
Daniel Nava Red Sox Pre-arb
Will Middlebrooks Red Sox Pre-arb
Ryan Lavarnway Red Sox Pre-arb
Xander Bogaerts Red Sox Pre-arb
Jackie Bradley Red Sox Pre-arb
Bryce Brentz Red Sox Pre-arb
Brock Holt Red Sox Pre-arb
Dan Butler Red Sox Pre-arb
Christian Vazquez Red Sox Pre-arb
Garin Cecchini Red Sox Pre-arb
Alex Hassan Red Sox Pre-arb

Reds

Chris Heisey Reds Arb contract
Joey Votto Reds Arb contract + Ext into FA
Jay Bruce Reds Arb contract + Ext into FA
Brandon Phillips Reds Arb contract + Ext into FA
Roger Bernadina Reds Free agent contract
Ramon Santiago Reds Free agent contract
Skip Schumaker Reds Free agent contract
Brayan Pena Reds Free agent contract
Ryan Ludwick Reds Free agent contract + extension
Todd Frazier Reds Pre-arb
Zack Cozart Reds Pre-arb
Devin Mesoraco Reds Pre-arb
Donald Lutz Reds Pre-arb
Tucker Barnhart Reds Pre-arb
Neftali Soto Reds Pre-arb
Billy Hamilton Reds Pre-arb
Juan Duran Reds Pre-arb
Ryan LaMarre Reds Pre-arb
Yorman Rodriguez Reds Pre-arb

Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez Rockies Arb contract + Ext into FA
Troy Tulowitzki Rockies Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Justin Morneau Rockies Free agent contract
Michael McKenry Rockies Free agent contract
Michael Cuddyer Rockies Free agent contract
Brandon Barnes Rockies Pre-arb
Drew Stubbs Rockies Pre-arb
Nolan Arenado Rockies Pre-arb
Wilin Rosario Rockies Pre-arb
Charlie Blackmon Rockies Pre-arb
DJ LeMahieu Rockies Pre-arb
Corey Dickerson Rockies Pre-arb
Charlie Culberson Rockies Pre-arb
Josh Rutledge Rockies Pre-arb
Jordan Pacheco Rockies Pre-arb
Christian Adames Rockies Pre-arb
Rosell Herrera Rockies Pre-arb
Ryan Wheeler Rockies Pre-arb
Kyle Parker Rockies Pre-arb

Royals

Justin Maxwell Royals Arb contract
Eric Hosmer Royals Arb contract
Brett Hayes Royals Arb contract
Billy Butler Royals Arb contract + club options into FA
Alcides Escobar Royals Arb contract + club options into FA
Alex Gordon Royals Arb contract + Ext into FA
Omar Infante Royals Free agent contract
Norichika Aoki Royals Free agent contract (Japan)
Danny Valencia Royals Pre-arb
Lorenzo Cain Royals Pre-arb
Jarrod Dyson Royals Pre-arb
Mike Moustakas Royals Pre-arb
Francisco Pena Royals Pre-arb
Christian Colon Royals Pre-arb
Johnny Giavotella Royals Pre-arb
Jimmy Paredes Royals Pre-arb
Cheslor Cuthbert Royals Pre-arb
Lane Adams Royals Pre-arb
Salvador Perez Royals Pre-arb contract through arb years +  club options

Tigers

Austin Jackson Tigers Arb contract
Andy Dirks Tigers Arb contract
Alex Avila Tigers Arb contract
Don Kelly Tigers Arb contract
Miguel Cabrera Tigers Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Ian Kinsler Tigers Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Alex Gonzalez Tigers Free agent contract
Rajai Davis Tigers Free agent contract
Torii Hunter Tigers Free agent contract
Victor Martinez Tigers Free agent contract
Andrew Romine Tigers Pre-arb
Brayan Holaday Tigers Pre-arb
Hernan Perez Tigers Pre-arb
Ramon Cabrera Tigers Pre-arb
Nick Castellanos Tigers Pre-arb
Jordan Lennerton Tigers Pre-arb
Francisco Martinez Tigers Pre-arb
Eugenio Suarez Tigers Pre-arb
Daniel Fields Tigers Pre-arb
Steven Moya Tigers Pre-arb
Tyler Collins Tigers Pre-arb

Twins

Trevor Plouffe Twins Arb contract
Joe Mauer Twins Arb contract + Ext into FA
Kurt Suzuki Twins Free agent contract
Jason Bartlett Twins Free agent contract
Josh Willingham Twins Free agent contract
Jason Kubel Twins Free agent contract
Brian Dozier Twins Pre-arb
Pedro Florimon Twins Pre-arb
Josmil Pinto Twins Pre-arb
Chris Herrmann Twins Pre-arb
Chris Colabello Twins Pre-arb
Oswaldo Arcia Twins Pre-arb
Eduardo Escobar Twins Pre-arb
Aaron Hicks Twins Pre-arb
Eric Fryer Twins Pre-arb
Danny Santana Twins Pre-arb
Jorge Polanco Twins Pre-arb
Kennys Vargas Twins Pre-arb
Max Kepler Twins Pre-arb

White Sox

Alejandro De Aza White Sox Arb contract
Gordon Beckham White Sox Arb contract
Dayan Viciedo White Sox Arb contract
Tyler Flowers White Sox Arb contract
Adam Dunn White Sox Free agent contract
Jeff Keppinger White Sox Free agent contract
Jose Abreu White Sox Free agent contract (Cuba)
Alexei Ramirez White Sox Free agent contract (Cuba) + extension
Paul Konerko White Sox Free agent contract with same team
Matt Davidson White Sox Pre-arb
Adam Eaton White Sox Pre-arb
Avisail Garcia White Sox Pre-arb
Leury Garcia White Sox Pre-arb
Conor Gillaspie White Sox Pre-arb
Marcus Semien White Sox Pre-arb
Jordan Danks White Sox Pre-arb
Josh Phegley White Sox Pre-arb
Adrian Nieto White Sox Pre-arb
Carlos Sanchez White Sox Pre-arb
Jared Mitchell White Sox Pre-arb
Trayce Thompson White Sox Pre-arb

Yankees

Francisco Cervelli Yankees Arb contract
Brett Gardner Yankees Arb contract + Ext into FA
Derek Jeter Yankees Arb contract + Ext into FA + Add’l ext
Brian Roberts Yankees Free agent contract
Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees Free agent contract
Brian McCann Yankees Free agent contract
Carlos Beltran Yankees Free agent contract
Alfonso Soriano Yankees Free agent contract
Mark Teixeira Yankees Free agent contract
Kelly Johnson Yankees Free agent contract
Yangervis Solarte Yankees Free agent contract
Brendan Ryan Yankees Free agent contract with same team
Ichiro Suzuki Yankees Free agent contract with same team
Zoilo Almonte Yankees Pre-arb
Austin Romine Yankees Pre-arb
John Ryan Murphy Yankees Pre-arb
Gary Sanchez Yankees Pre-arb
Dean Anna Yankees Pre-arb
Ramon Flores Yankees Pre-arb
Slade Heathcott Yankees Pre-arb

 




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  1. Tony the Pony says:

    Very intresting indeed. Thank you. The main thing I took from this is confirmation that succesful teams generally develop there own players.

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    • Iron says:

      Really? Compare the number of free agent contracts on the Astros and the Dodgers and the projected number of wins for each team.

      That is being a little flippant, but really, your takeaway is a self-fulfilling cliche. Sure, teams that have done well in the draft are going to be better. Wow, great insight. But the data here do not really even address your point because players are not listed by their drafting org; there is no mention of which players may have been trades (and thus not ‘homegrown’), regardless of arb, pre-arb, or FA status.

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  2. SS90 says:

    Heyward should be in the group with Desmond and Sandoval. A player like Dexter Fowler is also not on a year-to-year deal right now. It is also sort of a misnomer to say someone like Arencibia in on an arb contract, if Bonifacio falls under FA contract, than Arencibia probably should as well.

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  3. vslyke says:

    Great work! Sure you hate this kind of question but why does your breakdown add up to 579 when “there were 577 position players on a 40-man roster as of Sunday night, April 6th”?

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  4. yojiveself says:

    interesting to see the pre-arb and FA contracts for the astros, rockies and dodgers. I wonder how these contracts compare to a snapshot of teams 10-15 years ago.

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  5. Tony the Pony says:

    Well regardless of your completely uncalled for snippyness I will concede you have a point. I did have preconceived idea and was inclined towards confirmation bias. Im sure it wasnt intentional but you could of made your point in a less confrontationalmanner,I actually think it would of had far more effect. Remember this is a friendly site.

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  6. pft says:

    Wow, great stuff

    Basically

    291 pre-arb Y2Y
    84 arb Y2Y
    75 extensions
    129 FA (10 w/same team)

    So basically only 22% of players make market value as free agents, over 50% are paid whatever the team wants at or slightly above the minimum, and about 28% in limbo, playing for below market value and with significant surplus value for the team but making a decent pay day and about 1/2 of these have a multi-year deal

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  7. pft says:

    Lets hear it for the Astros with 0 FA contracts.

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  8. BMarkham says:

    Yadi isn’t on an arb extension. His new contract started in 2013 and was signed prior to the 2012 season, after picking up an option on a contract that bought out his arb years and some FA seasons. His current deal covers only FA years.

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