Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies avoid arbitration, agree on a pay raise for the 2022 MLB season
The Philadelphia Phillies and first baseman Rhys Hoskins have avoided salary arbitration, agreeing to a $7.7 million salary for the 2022 MLB season.
With Hoskins avoiding arbitration, he will get around a $3 million raise this year. Hoskins, who had his season cut short due to injury, slashed .247/.334/.520 with 27 home runs and 71 RBI in 107 games last season.
Hoskins was always going to play for the Phillies this season whether or not they were able to reach this agreement but it’s a good sign when a player/representative and the front office have a good enough relationship to avoid needing a third-party decision maker.
If the Phillies plan on ending a decade-long playoff drought in 2022, Rhys Hoskins will need to be huge part of the team’s success. Dave Dombrowski clearly understands that and wasn’t willing to upset a key piece of the lineup bickering over a few million dollars.
Rhys Hoskins Contract
Adding Schwarber and Castellanos to the Phillies’ lineup should help Hoskins settle in nicely this season now that he has a ton of protection around him.
2023 will be his last year of arbitration for Hoskins before reaching free agency in 2024. I would expect Rhys to make somewhere in the neighborhood of $10 million in 2023.