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MLB Trade Rumors release arbitration estimates for Arizona Diamondbacks

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These figures will be significant factors in the budget and plans for next season.

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The Diamondbacks once again have a hefty slew of players eligible for arbitration this winter. MLB Trade Rumors lists 14 Arizona men (though some may miss out, depending on when the Super Two cutoff falls), trailing only the Athletics and Brewers in the majors, each of whom have 15. That means a fair degree of uncertainty for Mike Hazen and the front-office, because they won’t be able to pin definitive salaries on all players, possibly until arbitration hearings in February next year. However, it’s also possible the team and players come to an agreement, which can happen at any time during the process, before or after exchanging arbitration figures, or right up until the start of the hearing.

For now, however, these are the estimates from MLBTR, who have a track record of generally being fairly accurate with regard to these things.

  • David Peralta – $7.7MM
  • Robbie Ray – $6.1MM
  • Shelby Miller – $4.9MM
  • Brad Boxberger – $4.9MM
  • Taijuan Walker – $4.825MM
  • Jake Lamb – $4.7MM
  • Steven Souza Jr. – $4.0MM
  • Chris Owings – $3.6MM
  • Nick Ahmed – $3.1MM
  • Archie Bradley – $2.0MM
  • Andrew Chafin – $1.8MM
  • T.J. McFarland – $1.4MM
  • Matt Andriese – $1.1MM
  • John Ryan Murphy – $1.1MM

Also note that the team does not have to pay the players in question. As was discussed on the round-table this weekend, the Diamondbacks can opt to non-tender any of the above players. They then become unrestricted free agents and are capable of signing with any other team, while the D-backs are free of any financial obligation to them. So, we therefore have some questions for discussion:

Do the above numbers seem reasonable? Anyone too high or too low?

Which players would you let walk?