Ranking the SF Giants' arbitration eligible players by how much they should cost

Five days after the World Series ends, the Giants are going to have to make some decisions on their arbitration eligible players.
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Austin Slater

There is certainly a trend of having a bunch of "meh" Giants hitters being arb eligible this year and that trend continues with Austin Slater. Slater put up a .748 OPS in 2023 despite having little power to speak of and is in his last season of arbitration eligibility. He'll get a raise, but not a huge one and he is also a guy that could get non-tendered if the Giants find an upgrade this offseason they like.

Estimated arbitration salary: $3.6 million

LaMonte Wade Jr.

LaMonte Wade Jr. was a breath of fresh air for the Giants in 2023. He hit for some power, got on base at a high clip (.373 OBP), and ended up giving San Francisco 2.6 rWAR this season. This is his second year of arbitration, so that will suppress his salary a bit, but it wouldn't be all that shocking if he got more than his estimate either in a settlement with the team or from an arbitration hearing.

Estimated arbitration salary: $3.3 million

Tyler Rogers

If there is one class of player that is typically undervalued by arbitration, it is non-closing relievers and unfortunately that is exactly what Tyler Rogers is going to have to deal with. Rogers was awesome yet again for the Giants and would normally be in line for a hefty raise if he was a closer. As it stands, he may indeed have to settle for doubling his pay over this year.

Estimated arbitration salary: $3.2 million

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