Like option eligible players, the Philadelphia Phillies only have a handful of arbitration eligible players heading into the 2022-23 MLB offseason. Players and the club must agree to a contract by January 13, 2023 or they will go to arbitration. An arbitrator (duh) will hear the case from both sides and make a decision on 2023 salary.
Here are the Phils’ arbitration eligible players (2022 salary in parentheses).
- 1B Rhys Hoskins ($7.7M)
- P Jose Alvarado ($1.9M)
- P Seranthony Dominguez ($725,000)
- P Ranger Suarez ($730,000)
- P Sam Coonrod ($717,500)
- INF Yairo Munoz ($700,000)
- INF Edmundo Sosa ($715,600)
The trio of Alvarado, Dominguez, and Suarez were a steal for the Phillies at their 2022 salaries. The trio, along with Hoskins, will see a significant bump heading into the 2023 season.
How much? Let’s take a look.
2023 Salary Arbitration Projections
- 1B Rhys Hoskins ($12.6M)
- P Jose Alvarado ($3.2M)
- P Seranthony Dominguez ($2M)
- P Ranger Suarez ($3.5M)
- P Sam Coonrod ($800,000)
- INF Yairo Munoz ($1M)
- INF Edmundo Sosa ($1M)
Salary projections based on MLB Trade Rumors algorithm.
Hoskins potentially getting a $5M increase should go over real well with fans and sports radio hosts. But that figure is likely close to what Hoskins will receive. Hoskins will be slotted slightly below the New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and he’s expected to receive about $15M in arbitration.
Yup, time to argue that one!
The pitching trio of Alvarado, Dominguez, and Suarez are all due a significant bump in pay and they’re rightfully deserved after their 2022 performance. The remaining players will get a bump based on typical baseball contracts.
As always, the team and player have the ability to agree to an extension at a set salary to potentially buy out any arbitration time remaining.