3 young Phillies earn significant bumps in pay through MLB bonus pool initially appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
Three younger Phillies acquired vital and well-deserved bumps in pay by way of MLB’s pre-arbitration bonus pool.
The pre-arbitration bonus pool, a brand new part of MLB’s present Collective Bargaining Settlement, contains $50 million and is divvied up among the many high 100 gamers with lower than three years of service time. Eligibility is predicated on awards voting and participant efficiency the prior season.
Bonuses are earned if a participant finishes first or second in Rookie of the Yr voting, Prime 5 for MVP or Cy Younger, or locations on the primary or second All-MLB groups.
Past that, the checklist is set by a model of WAR (Wins Above Alternative) created by MLB and the gamers’ affiliation. This was the avenue by way of which all three Phillies earned extra money.
With the bonuses, Stott, Marsh and Sanchez every went from incomes roughly $730,000 in 2023 to $1.36 million, $1.27 million and $1 million, respectively.
Stott took huge steps ahead offensively and defensively in 2023, his second season as a big-leaguer. He hit .280/.329/.419 in comparison with .234/.295/.358 as a rookie. He was higher in a position to deal with velocity, significantly up within the zone. He led the majors with 82 two-strike hits. He was considered one of three finalists for the Nationwide League Gold Glove at second base after shifting over from shortstop when Trea Turner arrived.
Marsh hit .277/.372/.458 in 472 plate appearances. He fell 30 shy of qualifying for end-of-season leaderboards however his OBP would have ranked within the Prime 10 within the Nationwide League. He was extraordinarily productive for two-thirds of the season with a standout month of April and a .305 batting common with a .388 OBP from June 1 by way of August 30. He confirmed enchancment towards same-handed pitching, significantly better management of the strike zone and was a plus defender in left subject after shifting for Johan Rojas.
Sanchez in some methods saved the Phillies’ common season by filling a rotation spot that had been problematic for practically three months. He was known as up from Triple A to begin in Oakland on June 17 and pitched 4 scoreless innings. “OK, it was the lowly A’s,” was the moment response of many.
Then Sanchez did it once more. And once more. And once more. There have been 16 extra agains. In 17 begins from his call-up by way of Recreation 162, Sanchez delivered a 3.35 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 90 strikeouts and simply 14 walks in 94 innings. He wasn’t simply the very best No. 5 starter within the Nationwide League over that span, he was one of the vital efficient beginning pitchers, interval. The 27-year-old left-hander enters 2024 because the Phillies’ fifth starter, barring harm.