MLB Trade Rumors has been doing this for years, but in case you’re not familiar with it, they have an Arbitration Tracking Tool. It’s great for um, keeping tracking of arbitration cases. See, just like it says in the name: Arbitration Tracker. It’s intuitive and easy to use.
So, if you woke up with a pressing need of knowing how much Adeiny Hechavarria received in arbitration, you can rest easy: $2.625 million. It even has a nice little filter that lets you search by Super 2, which isn’t nearly as cool as it sounds.
Dallas Keuchel, by the way, broke the record for amount received in arbitration by first time* arbitration eligible SPs with a $7.25 million deal for 2016, a record previous held by David Price and Dontrelle Willis at $4.35 million (Price went through arbitration 4 times as a Super 2, so the comparison is a little wonky). Kid Keuchy got himself paid! Maybe with that money, he can buy himself a better nickname. Of course, that is still a pittance compared to what he will get someday if his current performance levels continues, but still, a salary none of us will likely ever see, not that I begrudge him. Okay, maybe just a little. Keuchel will again be arbitration eligible in 2017 and 2018.
I must digress. It wouldn’t be a post of mine without a digression. Look, shiny object…
Ok, I’m back. One reason Baseball-Reference > Fangraphs. Fangraphs does not have player nicknames or Twitter accounts in the player bios. You can argue the finer appoints of bWAR or fWAR until you are blue (really gentlemen, keep arguing, it’s entertaining), but there is no denying the importance of knowing their nicknames or where we can troll them. Baseball-Reference recognizes this.
Edit: Kevin S. pointed out that I neglected to make it clear that Keuchel’s record was first time arbitration eligible SPs.