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  • Qualifying Offers, 11/15/2016

    Jeremy Hellickson, Philadelphia, and Neil Walker, New York Mets, take Qualifying Offers of $17.2 million, foregoing free agency. They are only the fourth and fifth players to ever accept the Qualifying Offer. All other players with QO offers this year have rejected their offers and will enter free agency.

    First Year Player Draft Round One

    June 9, 2016.
    1. Mickey Moniak, OF, PHI
    2. Nick Senzel, 3B, CIN
    3. Ian Anderson, RHP, ATL
    4. Riley Pint, RHP, COL
    5. Corey Ray, OF, MIL
    6. A.J. Puk, LHP, OAK
    7. Braxton Garrett, LHP, MIA
    8. Cal Quantrill, RHP, SDN
    9. Matt Manning, RHP, DET
    10. Zach Collins, C, CHA
    11. Kyle Lewis, OF, SEA
    12. Jason Groome, LHP, BOS
    13. Joshua Lowe, 3B, TBA
    14. Will Benson, OF, CLE
    15. Alex Kirilloff, OF, MIN
    16. Matt Thais, C, LAA
    17. Forrest Whitley, RHP, HOU
    18. Blake Rutherford, OF, NYA
    19. Justin Dunn, RHP, NYN
    20. Gavin Lux, SS, LAN
    21. TJ Zeuch, RHP, TOR
    22. Will Craig, 3B, PIT
    23. Delvin Perez, SS, SLN
    24. Hudson Sanchez, SS, SDN
    25. Eric Lauer, LHP, SDN
    26. Zach Burdi, RHP, CHA
    27. Cory Sedlock, RHP, BAL
    28. Carter Kieboom, SS, WAS
    29. Dane Dunning, RHP, WAS
    30. Cole Ragans, LHP, TEX
    31. Anthony Kay, LHP, NYN
    32. Will Smith, C, LAN
    33. Dylan Carlson, OF, SLN
    34. Dakota Hudson, RHP, SLN

    Hall of Fame 2016 Elects Griffey and Piazza

    Ken Griffey, Jr. - 99.3%, Mike Piazza - 83.0%.

    Jeff Bagwell 71.6%, Tim Raines 69.8%, Trevor Hoffman 67.3%, Curt Schilling 52.3%, Roger Clemens 45.2%, Barry Bonds 44.3%, Edgar Martinez 43.4%, Mike Mussina 43.0%, Alan Trammell 40.9%, Lee Smith 34.1%, Fred McGriff 20.9%, Jeff Kent 16.6%, Larry Walker 15.5%, Mark McGwire 12.3%, Gary Sheffield 11.6%, Billy Wagner 10.5%, Sammy Sosa 7.0%.

    Jim Edmonds 2.5%, Nomar Garciaparra 1.8%, Mike Sweeney 0.7%, David Eckstein 0.5%, Jason Kendall 0.5%, Garret Anderson 0.2%, Brad Ausmus 0.0%, Luis Castillo 0.0%, Troy Glaus 0.0%, Mark Grudzielanek 0.0%, Mike Hampton 0.0%, Mike Lowell 0.0%, Randy Winn 0.0%.

    75% needed for election; under 5% removed from ballot next year.


    2015 All-Star Game Rosters

    Starters-American League
    C: Salvador Perez, Royals
    1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
    2B: Jose Altuve, Astros
    3B: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
    SS: Alcides Escobar, Royals
    OF: Mike Trout, Angels
    OF: Lorenzo Cain, Royals
    OF: Alex Gordon, Royals
    DH: Nelson Cruz, Mariners

    Starters - National League
    C: Buster Posey, Giants
    1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs
    2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins
    3B: Todd Frazier, Reds
    SS: Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals
    OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
    OF: Matt Holliday, Cardinals
    OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

    Pitchers - American League
    Chris Archer, Rays, Dellin Betances, Yankees; Brad Boxberger, Rays; Zach Britton, Orioles; Wade Davis, Royals; Sonny Gray: Athletics; Kelvin Herrera, Royals; Felix Hernandez, Mariners; Dallas Keuchel, Astros; Darren O'Day, Orioles; Glen Perkins, Twins; David Price, Tigers; Chris Sale, White Sox

    Pitchers - National League
    Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Metsl Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

    Reserves - American League
    C: Russell Martin, Blue Jays; C: Stephen Vogt, Athletics; 1B: Albert Pujols, Angels; 1B: Mark Teixeira, Yankees; 2B: Jason Kipnis, Indians; 3B: Manny Machado, Orioles; SS: Jose Iglesias, Tigers; IF/OF: Brock Holt, Red Sox; OF: Jose Bautista, Blue Jays; OF: Adam Jones, Orioles; OF: J.D. Martinez, Tigers; DH: Prince Fielder, Rangers

    Reserves - National Leagues
    C: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; C: Yadier Molina, Cardinals; 1B: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; 1B: Anthony Rizzo, Cubs; 2B: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; 2B: Joe Panik, Giants; 3B: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; 3B: Kris Bryant, Cubs; SS: Brandon Crawford, Giants; OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; OF: Joc Pederson, Dodgers; OF: A.J. Pollock, D-backs; OF: Justin Upton, Padres

    First Years Player Draft 2015

    First Round
    1. Dansby Swanson, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks.
    2. Alex Bregman, SS, Houston Astros
    3. Brendan Rodgers, SS, Colorado Rockies
    4. Dillon Tate, RHP, Texas Rangers
    5. Kyle Tucker, OF, Houston Astros
    6. Tyler Jay, LHP, Minnesota Twins
    7. Andrew Benintendi, OF, Boston Red Sox
    8. Carson Fulmer, RHP, Chicago White Sox
    9. Ian Happ, OF, Chicago Cubs
    10. Cornelius Randolph, SS, Philadelphia Phillies
    11. Tyler Stephenson, C, Cincinnati Reds
    12. Josh Naylor, 1B, Miami Marlins
    13. Garrett Whitley, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
    14. Kolby Allard, LHP, Atlanta Braves
    15. Trent Clark, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
    16. James Kaprielian, RHP, New York Yankees
    17. Brady Aiken, LHP, Cleveland Indians
    18. Phil Bickford, RHP, San Francisco Giants
    19. Kevin Newman, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates
    20. Richie Martin, SS, Oakland A's
    21. Ashe Russell, RHP, Kansas City Royals
    22. Beau Burrows, RHP, Detroit Tigers
    23. Nick Plummer, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
    24. Walker Buehler, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
    25. D.J. Stewart, OF, Baltimore Orioles
    26. Taylor Ward, C,, Los Angeles Angels
    27. Mike Nikorak, RHP, Colorado Rockies
    28. Michael Soroka, RHP, Atlanta Braves
    29. Jon Harris, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays
    30. Kyle Holder, SS, New York Yankees
    31. Chris Shaw, 1B, San Francisco Giants
    32. Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B, Pittsburgh Pirates
    33. Nolan Watson, RHP, Kansas City Royals
    34. Cristin Stewart, OF, Detroit Tigers
    35. Kyle Funkhouser, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers
    36. Ryan Mountcastle, SS, Baltimore Orioles


    Hall of Fame Adds Four in 2015

    Randy Johnson - 97.3%, Pedro Martinez - 91.1%, John Smoltz - 82.9%, Craig Biggio - 82.7%.

    Mike Piazza 69.9%, Jeff Bagwell 55.7%, Tim Raines 55.0%, Curt Schilling 39.2%, Roger Clemens 37.5%, Barry Bonds 36.8%, Lee Smith 30.2%, Edgar Martinez 27.0%, Alan Trammell 25.1%, Mike Mussina 24.6%, Jeff Kent 14.0%, Fred McGriff 12.9%, Larry Walker 11.8%, Gary Sheffield 11.7%, Mark McGwire 10.0%, Don Mattingly 9.1%, Sammy Sosa 6.6%, Nomar Garciaparra 5.5%.

    Carlos Delgado 3.8%, Troy Percival 0.7%, Aaron Boone 0.4%, Tom Gordon 0.4%, Darin Erstad 0.2%, Rich Aurilia 0.0%, Tony Clark 0.0%, Jermaine Dye 0.0%, Cliff Floyd 0.0%, Brian Giles 0.0%, Eddie Guardado 0.0%, Jason Schmidt 0.0%.

    75% needed for election; under 5% removed from ballot next year.


    Understanding MLB Options

    Moving players from the Majors to the Minors can be a confusing thing for most fans, i.e. how long can a player on the 40 man roster be moved up and down without requiring waivers? For the most part, a player may be moved up and down for three seasons once they are first placed on the 40 man roster. That is, assigned to the minors from spring training through the year as many times as wanted for those 3 seasons. A little known fact, however, is the 5 minor league season rule, allowing a player with less than 5 FULL minor league seasons a 4th year of options. A full minor league season is defined as a season over 90 days long, i.e. not including short season leagues.

    Player Salaries

    2012-16 Collective Bargaining Agreement. Payroll implications included $480,000 minimum salary in 2012, rising to $490,000 in 2013, then $500,000, with cost of living adjustments for 2015-16. Qualifying offer now used to determine Type A Free Agents and draft pick compensation. In first year with new system, a $13.3 million one year offer had to be offered to player to receive pick.

    Ave. Salaries By Position 2014

    Catcher - $2,620,961
    1st Base - $6,886,792
    2nd Base - $4,300,645
    3rd Base - $3,474,321
    Shortstop - $3,663,368
    Outfield - $4,592,538
    Pitcher - $3,532,706
    All - $3,936,922

    Ave. Salaries By Service Time 2014

    Under 1.000 Year - $551,070
    1.000-1.171 - $620,195
    2.000-2.121 - $603,156
    Super 2 - 3.171 - $2,398,041
    4.000-4.171 - $3,415,175
    5.000-5.171 - $5,792,824
    Free Agent - 6.171 - $7,461,178
    7.000-7.171 - $7,593,716
    8.000-8.171 - $11,616,934
    9.000-9.171 - $6,672,631
    10.000-10.171 - $12,378,440
    11.000-11.171 - $8,096,542
    12.000-12.171 - $9,145,955
    13.000-13.171 - $16,050,000
    14.000-14.171 - $9,824,060
    15.000-15.171 - $8,144,977
    16.000 and over - $4,373,770

    Note: Super Two level for 2014 season is 2.122. Free Agent level is 6.000. Super Two level for 2013 season was 2.139. Free Agent level is 6.000.

    Salary source: USA Today Salary Database.

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