Braves Enter Offseas on with 13 Arbitration-Eligible Players

The 2023 season has drawn to a close for the Atlanta Braves, shifting their focus to the offseason. As the dust settles from the World Series and free agents hit the market, the Braves now find themselves navigating the complex world of arbitration, with several of their players eligible for this process. MLB Trade Rumors recently unveiled their annual arbitration projections, revealing that the Braves have a notable roster of 13 players on the list, including some prominent names.

Arbitration, as always, brings its share of uncertainties, with some players likely to part ways with the team early, while others may agree to deals before the arbitration process reaches its conclusion.

Here’s a glimpse of the eligible players, alongside MLB Trade Rumors’ salary projections:

  • A.J. Minter ($6.5 million)
  • Max Fried ($14.4 million)
  • Yonny Chirinos ($2 million)
  • Michael Soroka ($3 million)
  • Nick Anderson ($1.6 million)
  • Nicky Lopez ($3.9 million)
  • Kolby Allard ($1 million)
  • Ben Heller ($900k)
  • Sam Hilliard ($1.1 million)
  • Michael Tonkin ($1 million)
  • Kyle Wright ($1.4 million)
  • Andrew Velazquez ($740k)
  • Huascar Ynoa ($1 million)

Among this group, the spotlight falls on Max Fried and A.J. Minter, both entering their final year of arbitration and the last year of team control. The Braves face an intriguing decision regarding Michael Soroka, who is out of options and working to regain his form after enduring a pair of Achilles injuries.

Reserve infielder Nicky Lopez also appears on the list, with a projected salary just below $4 million. Meanwhile, starting shortstop Orlando Arcia is set to earn $2 million in the upcoming season.

This roster also includes relievers Nick Anderson and Michael Tonkin, along with Kyle Wright, who is expected to miss the entire 2024 season following shoulder surgery.

Reference:

https://www.batterypower.com/2023/10/16/23917954/braves-have-13-players-eligible-for-arbitration-as-offseason-begins

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