March 22, 2022
Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies won't be going to arbitration.
Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies avoid arbitration. He gets $7.7 million— Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyNBCS) March 22, 2022
Major league players with between 3-6 years of service time are eligible for salary arbitration if they don't have a contract for the next season. Hoskins, who has been in the majors since 2017, has just over four years worth of time, according to FanGraphs.
The 29-year old first baseman is eligible for arbitration again in 2023 then free agency in 2024, provided he hasn't signed a new contract by then.
MLB Trade Rumors' arbitration projections for 2022 had Hoskins earning $7.6 million, so he comes out with an extra $100K more than expected.
Hoskins appeared in 107 games last season, batting .247 with 27 home runs, 29 doubles, 47 walks and an .864 OPS. He's expected to continue being a key part in a threatening batting order that now boasts Castellanos, Schwarber, catcher J.T. Realmuto, and reigning NL MVP Bryce Harper.
The Phillies still have two more arbitration-eligible players to talk to – pitchers Zach Eflin and Jose Alvarado – as The Athletic's Matt Gelb reports. Figures have to be exchanged today (Tuesday).
Here’s a Salisbury Scoop. Phillies have two other arb-eligibles: Eflin and Alvarado. Have to exchange figures today. https://t.co/t8fWZEQ6V0— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) March 22, 2022
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