Pedro Alvarez is projected to make $4 M in arbitration. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Matt Swartz at MLBTR has been producing some very accurate arbitration estimates over the last two seasons. His estimates for the Pittsburgh Pirates just came out recently, in an off-season preview that was written by Charlie at Bucs Dugout. Below are the MLBTR arbitration estimates:
Garrett Jones, OF (4.158): $5.3MM (non-tender candidate)
Neil Walker, 2B (3.166): $4.8MM
Pedro Alvarez, 3B (3.085): $4MM
Charlie Morton, SP (5.010): $3.9MM
Mark Melancon, RP (3.098): $3MM
Gaby Sanchez, 1B (4.025): $2.3MM
Travis Snider, OF (3.091): $1.4MM (non-tender candidate)
Michael McKenry, C (2.136): $900K (non-tender candidate)
Vin Mazzaro, RP (3.021): $800K
Felix Pie, OF (4.028): $500K (non-tender candidate)
The non-tender notes are MLBTR projections (which I'm assuming are Charlie's projections). I agree with most of them, with the exception of Michael McKenry. He's got an option remainin...
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