Examples of Arbitration Salary Calculations
Dec 15, 2013 19:02:15 GMT -5

### Post by py2sl on Dec 15, 2013 19:02:15 GMT -5

(all example salary calculations are for the 2014 season)

Bogaerts has 44 ABs going into 2014. He has not passed the 150 AB threshold so is still a 1st year player. All 1st year players have a salary of $0.3.

Xander Bogaerts (1st) $0.3

Despite pitching in 2012, Parker did not pass the 50 cumulative IP until 2013. This made 2013 his final season as a 1st year player. He is a 2nd year player in 2014. All 2nd year players have a salary of $0.5.

Blake Parker (2nd) $0.5

Altuve passed the 150 AB threshold in 2011, making that his final season as a 1st year player. In 2012 he was a 2nd, in 2013 he was a 3rd, so in 2014 he is a 4th year player. 4th year players are paid 50% of their arbitration calculation.

In 2013 Altuve batted .283 ($1.0), scored 64 runs ($0), had 227 total bases ($0), hit 5HRs ($0), had 52 RBI ($0), and stole 35 bases ($2.0).

The sum of these values is $3.0. 50% of this is $1.5.

Jose Altuve (4th) $1.5

Despite 49 ABs in 2008, Valbuena did not pass the 150 AB threshold until 2009 - his last year as a 1st. He was a 2nd in 2010, a 3rd in 2011, a 4th in 2012, a 5th in 2013, and now a 6th in 2014. 6th year players are paid 90% of their arbitration calculation.

In 2013 Valbuena batted .218 ($0), scored 34 runs ($0), has 125 total bases ($0), hit 12 HRs ($0), had 27 RBI ($0), and stole 1 base ($0).

The sum of these values is $0. 90% of this is still $0. However, the minimum salary a 6th year player can be paid is $1.0.

Luis Valbuena (6th) $1.0

Strasburg passed the 50 IP threshold in 2010 - his last year as a 1st. He was a 2nd in 2011, a 3rd in 2012, a 4th in 2013, and now a 5th in 2014. 5th year players are paid 70% of their arbitration calculation.

Strasburg made more than 5 starts in 2013 and pitched over 50 innings, so accumulates arbitration salary against the SP scale.

In 2013 Strasburg had 8 wins ($0), a 3.00 ERA ($1.0), no holds ($0), no saves ($0), 191 strikeouts ($3.0), and a 1.07 WHIP ($3.0).

The sum of these values is $7.0. 70% of this is $4.9.

Stephen Strasburg (5th) $4.9

Despite pitching in 2008, Darren O'Day did not pass the 50 IP threshold until 2009 - his last year as a 1st year player. He was a 2nd in 2010, a 3rd in 2011, a 4th in 2012, a 5th in 2013, and now a 6th in 2014. 6th year players are paid 90% of their arbitration calculation.

O'Day made less than 5 starts in 2013, so accumulates arbitration salary against the RP scale.

In 2013 Hunter has 5 wins ($0), a 2.18 ERA ($0.7), 20 holds ($0.7), 2 saves ($0), 59 strikeouts ($0.4) and a 1.00 WHIP ($1.0).

The sum of these values is $2.8. 90% of this is $2.52. Salaries in this league only go to one decimal place, and are rounded to the nearest tenth - so $2.52 is rounded down to $2.5

Darren O'Day (6th) $2.5

__Xander Bogaerts__Bogaerts has 44 ABs going into 2014. He has not passed the 150 AB threshold so is still a 1st year player. All 1st year players have a salary of $0.3.

Xander Bogaerts (1st) $0.3

__Blake Parker__Despite pitching in 2012, Parker did not pass the 50 cumulative IP until 2013. This made 2013 his final season as a 1st year player. He is a 2nd year player in 2014. All 2nd year players have a salary of $0.5.

Blake Parker (2nd) $0.5

__Jose Altuve__Altuve passed the 150 AB threshold in 2011, making that his final season as a 1st year player. In 2012 he was a 2nd, in 2013 he was a 3rd, so in 2014 he is a 4th year player. 4th year players are paid 50% of their arbitration calculation.

In 2013 Altuve batted .283 ($1.0), scored 64 runs ($0), had 227 total bases ($0), hit 5HRs ($0), had 52 RBI ($0), and stole 35 bases ($2.0).

The sum of these values is $3.0. 50% of this is $1.5.

Jose Altuve (4th) $1.5

__Luis Valbuena__Despite 49 ABs in 2008, Valbuena did not pass the 150 AB threshold until 2009 - his last year as a 1st. He was a 2nd in 2010, a 3rd in 2011, a 4th in 2012, a 5th in 2013, and now a 6th in 2014. 6th year players are paid 90% of their arbitration calculation.

In 2013 Valbuena batted .218 ($0), scored 34 runs ($0), has 125 total bases ($0), hit 12 HRs ($0), had 27 RBI ($0), and stole 1 base ($0).

The sum of these values is $0. 90% of this is still $0. However, the minimum salary a 6th year player can be paid is $1.0.

Luis Valbuena (6th) $1.0

__Stephen Strasburg__Strasburg passed the 50 IP threshold in 2010 - his last year as a 1st. He was a 2nd in 2011, a 3rd in 2012, a 4th in 2013, and now a 5th in 2014. 5th year players are paid 70% of their arbitration calculation.

Strasburg made more than 5 starts in 2013 and pitched over 50 innings, so accumulates arbitration salary against the SP scale.

In 2013 Strasburg had 8 wins ($0), a 3.00 ERA ($1.0), no holds ($0), no saves ($0), 191 strikeouts ($3.0), and a 1.07 WHIP ($3.0).

The sum of these values is $7.0. 70% of this is $4.9.

Stephen Strasburg (5th) $4.9

__Darren O'Day__Despite pitching in 2008, Darren O'Day did not pass the 50 IP threshold until 2009 - his last year as a 1st year player. He was a 2nd in 2010, a 3rd in 2011, a 4th in 2012, a 5th in 2013, and now a 6th in 2014. 6th year players are paid 90% of their arbitration calculation.

O'Day made less than 5 starts in 2013, so accumulates arbitration salary against the RP scale.

In 2013 Hunter has 5 wins ($0), a 2.18 ERA ($0.7), 20 holds ($0.7), 2 saves ($0), 59 strikeouts ($0.4) and a 1.00 WHIP ($1.0).

The sum of these values is $2.8. 90% of this is $2.52. Salaries in this league only go to one decimal place, and are rounded to the nearest tenth - so $2.52 is rounded down to $2.5

Darren O'Day (6th) $2.5