Phillies tender contracts to five players, including Rhys Hoskins and Jose Alvarado
The Philadelphia Phillies have tendered a contract to Jose Alvarado, Seranthony Dominguez, Rhys Hoskins, Edmundo Sosa, and Ranger Suarez.
Phillies Tend Contracts to 5 Key Players
Non-Tendered (via MLB.com)
When a club “non-tenders” a player on its 40-man roster (i.e., not yet eligible for free agency), it has declined to give that player a contract for the upcoming season. The player then becomes a free agent.
When this happens, it is typically because the player’s likely raise in the arbitration process exceeds what the club projects his on-field value to be. Or a club can non-tender a player simply to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. The decisions made at the non-tender deadline can often significantly expand the free-agent player pool.
Tendering a contract to Rhys Hoskins was simply a no-brainer. Since Hoskins’ Philly debut on Aug. 10, 2017, he is 12th in the Majors in home runs (148) and 16th in RBIs (405). He is also tied for 53rd out of 527 qualified players in on-base percentage (.353), tied for 43rd in slugging percentage (.492), and tied for 38th in OPS (.846). via MLB.com
Hoskins slashed .246/.332/.462 in 2022 with 30 HRs and 79 RBIs. Everybody loves to look at his strikeout rates, especially in the playoffs, but they forget that Hoskins was tied for the team lead in HRs throughout the playoffs.
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All five of these players are no-doubt tenders. Rhys Hoskins, Seranthony Dominguez, Jose Alvarado, Ranger Suarez, and Edmundo Sosa all gave the Phillies valuable innings in the playoffs and were all key pieces to the most successful season since 2011.