The Braves are next in our arbitration-eligibles series.
- First time: Jair Jurrjens, Eric O'Flaherty, Martin Prado
- Second time: Peter Moylan
- Third time: Melky Cabrera, Scott Proctor
- Fourth time: Matt Diaz
A hamstring injury cut into Jurrjens' season, and that gets part of the blame for his worst season. The Scott Boras client still heads to arbitration with 37 wins and a 3.52 ERA, putting Jered Weaver's $4.265MM reward in sight at the least. Prado is coming off his best year and owns a .307 career average, so he'll top a million bucks. Relievers O'Flaherty and Moylan also figure to be tendered contracts.
Outfielders Cabrera and Diaz were unexpectedly bad this year. The Braves could save $6MM by non-tendering both, and that money could go toward a new left fielder. Proctor spent most of his season at Triple A after May 2009 Tommy John surgery; he didn't fare well and will probably be cut.