Dodgers 2017 offseason roster breakdown

By: coachemup!



With the Dodgers’ 2017 season now over, let’s look at the roster heading into the offseason. At the moment, including players who ended the year on the 60-day disabled list, there are 48 players on the 40-man roster, broken into different groups.

Free agents (6)

Yu Darvish
Curtis Granderson
Franklin Gutierrez
Brandon Morrow
Chase Utley
Tony Watson

The qualifying offer this offseason — the average of the top 125 salaries in baseball — is $17.4 million, up from $17.2 million last winter. The Dodgers don’t really have anyone who would receive such an offer, a one-year contract tender. Darvish would have been the only one, but since he was traded midseason he is ineligible to receive a qualifying offer.

Darvish on Wednesday night said he would like to return.

“The last three years I’ve been struggling to re-find my passion for baseball, and then I came here and I found it again,” Darvish said. “I would like to come back in the World Series, and I want to pitch better. It’s tough, but personally I want to come back to the Dodgers.”

Options (2)

Andre Ethier
Logan Forsythe

Ethier finished out his five-year, $85 million contract. There is a $17.5 million club option for 2018 that would have vested had Ethier totaled 550 plate appearances in 2017 (he had 38). If the Dodgers don’t exercise the option — they won’t — Ethier will receive a $2.5 million buyout.

Forsythe has a $9 million club option for 2018, with a $1 million buyout if it isn’t exercised.

Under contract (10)

Player

Service Time

2017 salary

2018 salary

Signed through

         

Adrian Gonzalez

12.108

$21,500,000

$21,500,000

2018

Rich Hill

8.127

$14,000,000

$16,000,000

2019

Kenley Jansen

7.073

$14,000,000

$10,000,000

2021*

Scott Kazmir

11.119

$16,000,000

$16,000,000

2018

Clayton Kershaw

9.105

$33,000,000

$33,000,000

2020*

Kenta Maeda

2.000

$3,000,000

$3,000,000

2023

Brandon McCarthy

11.122

$10,000,000

$10,000,000

2018

Yasiel Puig

4.102

$6,500,000

$7,500,000

2018^

Hyun-jin Ryu

5.000

$7,000,000

$7,000,000

2018

Justin Turner

7.105

$12,000,000

$11,000,000

2020

Erisbel Arruebarrena

0.074

$4,000,000

$5,000,000

2018

Yaisel Sierra

0.000

$2,500,000

$3,500,000

2021

*Jansen & Kershaw have opt-out clauses Puig won’t have enough service time to be a free agent until after 2019

Half of Scott Kazmir’s 2018 salary is deferred to 2021.

Also included here are Yaisel Sierra and Erisbel Arruebarrena, who are still in the organization but not on the 40-man roster.

The Dodgers have $135.5 million committed to 12 players in 2018, including Sierra and Arruebarrena, plus another $10.2 million in dead money (payments to Matt KempHowie Kendrick and Dian Toscano, who are no longer in the organization).

Arbitration-eligible (9)

Player

Service Time

2017 salary

MLBTR projections

       

Yasmani Grandal

5.115

$5,500,000

$7,700,000

Alex Wood

4.123

$2,800,000

$6,400,000

Luis Avilan

4.146

$1,500,000

$2,300,000

Tony Cingrani

4.088

$1,825,000

$2,200,000

Josh Fields

4.083

$1,050,000

$2,200,000

Joc Pederson

3.023

$555,000

$2,000,000

Pedro Baez

3.059

$550,000

$1,500,000

Kiké Hernandez

3.054

$550,000

$1,300,000

Yimi Garcia

3.004

$550,000

$700,000

Service time is in years and days. For example, 4.151 means four years, 151 days of MLB service.

The Dodgers have nine players eligible for salary arbitration, all with at least three years but less than six years of major league service time. First-time arb-eligibles this offseason include Joc PedersonKiké Hernandez and Pedro Baez, as well as Yimi Garcia, who missed the entire 2017 season after Tommy John surgery.

Luis Avilan and Tony Cingrani and Josh Fields are out of options.

The date for players and teams to exchange salaries is Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. Should the team and player not come to an agreement beforehand, arbitration hearings will be scheduled between Feb. 1-20, either in Los Angeles, Phoenix, or the Tampa/Orlando area.

The rest of the 40-man roster is comprised of players with under three years of service time.

Team control (21)

Player

Service Time

Options remaining (used)

2017 salary

       

Austin Barnes

1.124

1 (2015-16)

$540,000

Cody Bellinger

0.160

2 (2017)

$535,000

Walker Buehler

0.026

3 (none)

$535,000

Charlie Culberson

2.084

0 (2012-13, 2016)

$550,000

Grant Dayton

1.069

1 (2014-15)

$540,000

O'Koyea Dickson

0.031

3 (none)

$535,000

Kyle Farmer

0.046

2 (2017)

$535,000

Wilmer Font

0.085

0 (2011-14)

$535,000

Adam Liberatore

2.086

1 (2015, 2017)

$545,000

Tim Locastro

0.003

3 (none)

$535,000

Edward Paredes

0.053

3 (none)

$535,000

Josh Ravin

1.151

0 (2013, 2015, 2017)

$540,000

Corey Seager

2.032

3 (none)

$575,000

Rob Segedin

1.038

2 (2017)

$540,000

Brock Stewart

1.007

1 (2016-17)

$537,500

Ross Stripling

1.112

2 (2016)

$540,000

Chris Taylor

2.031

1 (2015-16)

$540,000

Trayce Thompson

1.124

0 (2014-15, 2017)

$545,000

Andrew Toles

1.087

3 (none)

$540,000

Julio Urias

0.123

1 (2016-17)

$540,000

Alex Verdugo

0.031

3 (none)

$535,000

Italics are estimates

Charlie CulbersonWilmer FontJosh Ravin, and Trayce Thompson are out of options.

Grant DaytonRoss Stripling, and Chris Taylor were all optioned in 2017, but their total optional assignments didn’t last 20 days so it didn’t count as using an option year.

The minimum major league salary for 2018 is $545,000.

Important dates

Thursday (the day after the World Series ends): Free agency begins at 6 a.m. PT

Tuesday, Nov. 6: Free agents can sign with new teams beginning at 2 p.m. PT; also the deadline for teams to submit qualifying offers

Nov. 16: Deadline for free agents to accept or reject qualifying offers is 2 p.m. PT

Nov. 20, 2017: Deadline to set rosters in preparation for Rule 5 draft. Among the names to watch for potential addition to the Dodgers’ 40-man roster here include Trevor Oaks and Dennis Santana.

Jan. 12, 2018: Deadline for players and teams to exchange salaries for arbitration

Feb. 1-20: Salary arbitration hearings (scheduled on a case-by-case basis)

 

 

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