5 Players with Guaranteed Contracts for the Phillies in 2023, plus 4 more players to keep an eye on during the offseason
The Philadelphia Phillies will enter the offseason with five players that have guaranteed contracts for the 2023 season.
Phillies Guaranteed Contracts (2023)
- Bryce Harper – $27.538 million
- Zack Wheeler – $24.5 million
- JT Realmuto – $23.875 million
- Nick Castellanos – $20 million
- Kyle Schwarber – $20 million
Quick math: The Phillies have a total of $115 guaranteed to five players. That does NOT include the two Phillies players that are entering their final years of arbitration in Rhys Hoskins and Jose Alvarado. It also does NOT include options on both Aaron Nola and Zach Eflin.
Rhys Hoskins and Jose Alvarado will enter final year of arbitration
Rhys Hoskins is in his last year of Arbitration with an estimated Luxury Tax Salary of $12.8 million. He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
Jose Alvarado is in his final year of Arbitration with an estimated Luxury Tax Salary of $4 million. He will become an unrestricted free agent in 2024.
Aaron Nola has a club option for the 2023 season.
Aaron Nola signed a 4 year / $45,000,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including a $2,000,000 signing bonus, $45,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $11,250,000. In 2023, Nola will earn a base salary of $16,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $16,000,000.
Aaron Nola Contract Notes via Spotrac
- 2023 Club Option: $4.25 million buyout
Zach Eflin has a vesting option for the 2023 season.
Zach Eflin signed a 1 year / $5,700,000 contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, including $5,700,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $5,700,000. In 2023, Eflin will earn a base salary of $15,000,000, while carrying a total salary of $15,000,000.
Eflin has a vesting option for the 2023. A vesting option is negotiated option that only becomes guaranteed if the player reaches certain defined statistical thresholds in the previous season. (Typically, these are based on plate appearances, innings, games played or games finished.)
Zach Eflin Contract Notes via Spotrac
- 2023 Mutual Option includes a $150,000 buyout.
Innings Pitched Incentives (not earned)
- $50,000 each for 100, 125
- $75,000 for 150
- $125,000 for 175
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