Final MLB Arbitration Tracker

Updated: Jul 19



There were 31 players who submitted filing numbers at the conclusion of the exchange date in mid-March. Despite the thought that many teams employ a “file and trial” strategy and wouldn’t negotiate after the exchange date, only 13 cases went to a hearing, with more than half (18) reaching negotiated agreements. The results of all 13 hearings are publicly available, with Clubs maintaining a 9 - 4 advantage over the Players. Twelve players settled with their teams, with five of those settlements including an additional mutual option for the 2023 season. Six players agreed to multi-year extensions with their Clubs.


HEARINGS THAT HAVE OCCURRED (13):

  • 9 CLUB Wins

  • 4 PLAYER Wins

SETTLEMENTS (12):

  • 2 ABOVE MIDPOINT

  • 3 AT MIDPOINT

  • 1 BELOW MIDPOINT

  • 5 MUTUAL OPTION FOR 2023


EXTENSIONS (6)


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