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Salary Arbitration
Written by Maury Brown   
Saturday, 14 January 2012 14:04

MLBAs part of the long-tenured agreement between MLB and the MLBPA, last night 142 players eligible filed for salary arbitration. Last year, there were 137.

The process of exchanging salary figures occurs Jan. 17, with hearings running from Feb. 1-21 in St. Petersburg, FL. Players and clubs can negotiate salaries right up to a scheduled hearing. Customarily, a flurry of signings will occur just before salary figures are exchanged as those numbers drive the mid-point between them, the spot where negotiations then become more focused.

Notable first-time salary arb players include Pablo Sandoval, David Price, Gio Gonzalez, and Jordan Zimmermann (Price Gonzalez and Zimmerman are Super Two status), Mike Napoli, B.J. Upton, Hunter Pence, Cole Hamels, Russell Martin, Joba Chamberlain, Nyjer Morgan, Andre Ethier, Clayton Kershaw, James Loney, and Tim Lincecum.

There are 14 players with Super Two status – players that have between 2-3 years and fall into the top 17 percent of all those players by their Major League Service Time. Last year there were 10 such players. The number of Super Twos will increase next year as part of the new CBA as the percentage of players eligible moves from 17 percent to 22 percent by MLST.

The Padres, with 11 players, are far and away the club with the most players that have filed. They include John Baker, Luke Gregerson, Chase Headley, Nick Hundley, Dustin Moseley, Carlos Quentin, Clayton Richard, Tim Stauffer, Joe Thatcher, William Venable, and Edinson Volquez .

The only club that does not have a player in salary arbitration is the White Sox, and only due to the fact that Carlos Quentin was traded to the Padres. Five clubs have just two (Rockies, Astros, Angels, A's, Cardinals). See totals for the 29 clubs with players that have filed for salary arbitration.

Counts by Club
Padres 11
Red Sox 8
Cubs 7
Indians 7
Royals 7
Giants 7
Texas 7
Nationals 7
Yankees 6
Pirates 6
Blue Jays 6
Orioles 5
Reds 5
Tigers 5
Brewers 5
Rays 5
Braves 4
D-Backs 4
Marlins 4
Mets 4
Dodgers 3
Twins 3
Phillies 3
Mariners 3
Rockies 2
Astros 2
Angels 2
A's 2
Cardinals 2

READ MORE TO SEE A COMPLETE LISTING OF THE 142 PLAYERS THAT HAVE FILED FOR SALARY ARBITRATION IN 2012

# Players 2011
MLST
TEAM POS Arb
Status
1 Michael Bourn 5.028 AT OF 3rd
2 Jair Jurrjens 4.047 AT SP 2nd
3 Eric O'Flaherty 4.062 AT RP 2nd
4 Martin Prado 4.105 AT OF 2nd






5 Craig Breslow 4.088 AZ RP 2nd
6 Miguel Montero 5.031 AZ C 3rd
7 Ryan Roberts 2.150 AZ 3B Super
8 Brad Ziegler 3.122 AZ RP 1st






9 Robert Andino 3.094 BA 2B 1st
10 Bradley Bergesen 2.147 BA SP Super
11 Jeremy Guthrie 5.130 BA SP 2nd
12 Jim Johnson 3.165 BA RP 1st
13 Adam Jones 4.139 BA OF 2nd





14 Alfredo Aceves 3.001 BO RP 1st
15 Mike Aviles 3.091 BO 3B 1st
16 Andrew Bailey 3.000 BO RP 1st
17 Daniel Bard 2.148 BO RP Super
18 Jacoby Ellsbury 4.037 BO OF 2nd
19 Franklin Morales 3.007 BO RP 1st
20 David Ortiz 13.048 BO DH FA
21 Jarrod Saltalamacchia 4.043 BO C 1st






22 Jeff Baker 5.049 CC 1B 3rd
23 Blake DeWitt 3.048 CC OF 1st
24 Matt Garza 4.149 CC SP 2nd
25 Geovany Soto 4.096 CC C 2nd
26 Ian Stewart 3.050 CC 3B 1st
27 Chris Volstad 3.076 CC SP 1st
28 Randy Wells 3.016 CC SP 1st






29 Jose Arredondo 2.168 CI RP Super
30 Homer Bailey 3.017 CI SP 1st
31 Bill Bray 4.018 CI RP 2nd
32 Paul Janish 3.064 CI SS 1st
33 Nick Masset 4.146 CI RP 2nd






34 Asdrubal Cabrera 4.027 CL SS 2nd
35 Shin-Soo Choo 4.119 CL OF 2nd
36 Jack Hannahan 3.065 CL 3B 1st
37 Justin Masterson 3.108 CL SP 1st
38 Chris Perez 3.136 CL RP 1st
39 Rafael Perez 4.157 CL RP 2nd
40 Joe Smith 4.091 CL RP 2nd






41 Dexter Fowler 2.168 CO OF Super
42 Seth Smith 3.119 CO OF 1st






43 Phil Coke 3.028 DE SP 1st
44 Donald Kelly 2.149 DE 3B Super
45 Rick Porcello 2.170 DE SP Super
46 Max Scherzer 3.079 DE SP 1st
47 Delmon Young 5.034 DE OF 2nd






48 Emilio Bonifacio 3.066 FL OF 1st
49 Edward Mujica 4.115 FL RP 2nd
50 Juan Oviedo 5.108 FL RP 3rd
51 Anibal Sanchez 5.099 FL SP 3rd






52 J.A. Happ 3.047 HO SP 1st
53 Jed Lowrie 3.111 HO SS 1st






54 Chris Getz 3.050 KC 2B 1st
55 Alex Gordon 4.092 KC OF 2nd
56 Luke Hochevar 3.151 KC SP 1st
57 Mitch Maier 3.071 KC OF 1st
58 Felipe Paulino 3.163 KC RP 1st
59 Brayan Pena 4.081 KC C 2nd
60 Jonathan Sanchez 5.071 KC SP 3rd






61 Erick Aybar 5.086 LAA SS 3rd
62 Alberto Callaspo 4.135 LAA 3B 2nd






63 Andre Ethier 5.153 LAD OF 3rd
64 Clayton Kershaw 3.105 LAD SP 1st
65 James Loney 5.012 LAD 1B 3rd





66 Kameron Loe 4.133 MI RP 2nd
67 Shaun Marcum 5.128 MI SP 3rd
68 Nyjer Morgan 3.120 MI OF 1st
69 Francisco Rodriguez 8.150 MI RP FA
70 Jose Veras 4.128 MI RP 2nd






71 Alexi Casilla 4.038 MN 2B 2nd
72 Francisco Liriano 5.104 MN SP 3rd
73 Glen Perkins 4.010 MN RP 2nd






74 Manny Acosta 3.066 NYM RP 1st
75 Mike Pelfrey 4.122 NYM SP 2nd
76 Ramon Ramirez 5.113 NYM RP 3rd
77 Andres Torres 4.115 NYM OF 2nd






78 Joba Chamberlain 4.055 NYY RP 2nd
79 Brett Gardner 3.072 NYY OF 1st
80 Philip Hughes 4.113 NYY SP 2nd
81 Boone Logan 4.140 NYY RP 2nd
82 Russell Martin 5.150 NYY C 3rd
83 David Robertson 3.070 NYY RP 1st






84 Joey Devine 4.069 OA RP 2nd
85 Brandon McCarthy 5.122 OA SP 3rd






86 Cole Hamels 5.143 PH SP 3rd
87 Hunter Pence 4.156 PH OF 2nd
88 Wilson Valdez 3.096 PH 2B 1st






89 Joel Hanrahan 4.065 PI RP 2nd
90 Garrett Jones 2.158 PI OF Super
91 Jeff Karstens 4.132 PI SP 2nd
92 Casey McGehee 3.028 PI 3B 1st
93 Evan Meek 3.037 PI RP 1st
94 Charlie Morton 3.010 PI SP 1st






95 John Baker 3.083 SD C 1st
96 Luke Gregerson 3.000 SD RP 1st
97 Chase Headley 3.123 SD 3B 1st
98 Nick Hundley 3.088 SD C 1st
99 Dustin Moseley 4.030 SD SP 2nd
100 Carlos Quentin 5.065 SD OF 3rd
101 Clayton Richard 3.070 SD SP 1st
102 Tim Stauffer 4.007 SD SP 2nd
103 Joe Thatcher 3.068 SD RP 1st
104 William Venable 2.155 SD OF Super
105 Edinson Volquez 4.059 SD SP 2nd






106 Shawn Kelley 2.160 SE RP Super
107 Brandon League 5.145 SE RP 3rd
108 Jason Vargas 4.114 SE SP 2nd






109 Melky Cabrera 5.148 SF OF 3rd
110 Santiago Casilla 4.148 SF RP 2nd
111 Tim Lincecum 4.148 SF SP 2nd
112 Angel Pagan 5.144 SF OF 3rd
113 Sergio Romo 3.097 SF RP 1st
114 Pablo Sandoval 3.047 SF 3B 1st
115 Nate Schierholtz 3.078 SF OF 1st






116 Kyle McClellan 4.000 SL SP 2nd
117 Jason Motte 3.027 SL RP 1st






118 Burke Badenhop 3.116 TB RP 1st
119 J.P. Howell 5.007 TB RP 3rd
120 Jeff Niemann 3.022 TB SP 1st
121 David Price 2.164 TB SP Super
122 B.J. Upton 5.126 TB OF 3rd





123 Mike Adams 5.019 TE RP 3rd
124 Elvis Andrus 3.000 TE SS 1st
125 Nelson  R. Cruz 4.082 TE OF 2nd
126 Matt Harrison 3.083 TE SP 1st
127 Mark Lowe 5.087 TE RP 3rd
128 David Murphy 4.087 TE OF 2nd
129 Mike Napoli 5.151 TE C 3rd





130 Ben Francisco 4.049 TO OF 2nd
131 Casey Janssen 5.063 TO RP 3rd
132 Kelly Johnson 6.127 TO 2B FA
133 Brandon Morrow 4.091 TO SP 2nd
134 Colby Rasmus 3.000 TO OF 1st
135 Carlos Villanueva 5.030 TO SP 3rd






136 Tyler Clippard 2.148 WA RP Super
137 Jesus Flores 4.079 WA C 2nd
138 Gio Gonzalez 2.162 WA SP Super
139 Tom Gorzelanny 4.160 WA SP 2nd
140 John Lannan 4.011 WA SP 2nd
141 Michael Morse 4.114 WA 1B 2nd
142 Jordan Zimmermann 2.154 WA SP Super

Source: MLBPA

KEY

MLST = Major League Service Time

Super = Super Two

1st - First time as salary arb

2nd - Second time as salary arb

3rd - Third time as salary arb

FA - Free agent that accepted salary arbitration


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