Arbitration Eligibles: Philadelphia Phillies

The Phillies are next in our 2013 Arbitration Eligibles series.  Matt Swartz's salary projections are below.

Bastardo's high strikeout/walk/flyball rate formula was less effective for him on the surface this year, given the significant increase in his ERA.  43 holds over the past two seasons should still enable him to exceed $1MM as a first-timer.  Frandsen had a nice campaign in 210 plate appearances, and has probably earned a spot on next year's team.

Schierholtz, 28, came to the Phillies in their trade deadline Hunter Pence deal but totaled only 73 plate appearances for his new club.  He missed time with a broken toe, and is a non-tender candidate.

Assuming Bastardo and Frandsen are tendered contracts, the Phillies are looking at an estimated $1.9MM for two arbitration eligible players.

Matt Swartz's arbitration projections are available exclusively at MLB Trade Rumors.  To read more about his projection model, check out this series of posts.

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3 Comments on "Arbitration Eligibles: Philadelphia Phillies"

2 years 10 months ago

Nate Schierholz….I hope he is non-tendered and signs with the Cubs on a two-year contract. I doubt it will happen, but I love his defense in right-field…his arm is a cannon and is accurate as well.

2 years 10 months ago

I fully expect him to be non tendered as they still have Lance Nix for another gauranteed year, unless they can find a trade partner for Nix….. no need for two backup left handed hitting outfielders

2 years 10 months ago

Salary relief and Tommy Joseph is a decent haul. Amaro definitely got fleeced on the Pence deal, just not this one.
I still cringe when I hear about Domingo Santana.