The Blue Jays have three players eligible for arbitration this year.
Teoscar Hernandez, coming off of a breakout performance, will be arb-eligible for the first time in his career, Ross Stripling, who the team acquired mid-season from Los Angeles, will be arb-eligible for the second time in his career, and veteran Travis Shaw is set for one more round of arbitration before his Major League control years are finished.
This year’s arbitration awards are obviously much more difficult to difficult tp project as the 2020 season was only 60 games long due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, MLB Trade Rumours has come up with three different methods of making projections…
This winter, those involved in the process do not know how arbitration will account for the 60-game season, nor is there an agreement in place between MLB and the MLBPA on how to address it. Many cases may end up getting resolved in a hearing room. To reflect that uncertainty, we’re providing three projections for each player:
Method 1: Applies model directly with actual statistics from this 60-game season.
Method 2: Extrapolates all counting stats to would-be 162-game totals. One home run becomes 2.7 home runs.
Method 3: For non-first-time eligibles, finds …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation