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Offseason Outlook: Starting Pitchers

Offseason Outlook: Starting Pitchers
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With the offseason now upon us, and winter meetings just around the corner, the time to start assessing 2016 MLB rosters appears to be here. We'll take a snapshot breakdown of each position group, beginning with Starting Pitchers, noting the Top Paid players, Notable Free Agents, Arbitration-Eligible Players, and more. Track the vast array of signings, trades, and other moves with our MLB Transactions Wire.

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Starting Pitchers

Top 2016 Salaries

Kershaw's $32M currently leads all MLB players, with Verlander tied with teammate Miguel Cabrera for 2nd.12 SP are set to earn more than $20M, while 33 will cash in $10M+.

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Player Team Age salary
Clayton Kershaw LAD 27 $32,000,000
Justin Verlander DET 32 $28,000,000
Felix Hernandez SEA 29 $25,000,000
C.C. Sabathia NYY 35 $25,000,000
Cole Hamels TEX 31 $22,500,000

Most Contract $ Remaining

All of this money is guaranteed should the player's allow for it, as Kershaw (2019) and Tanaka (2018) have opt-outs built into their deals.

» View the Complete list of Remaining Starting Pitcher Contract $

Player Team Age salary
Clayton Kershaw LAD 27 $163,000,000
Jon Lester CHC 31 $125,000,000
Justin Verlander DET 32 $112,000,000
Masahiro Tanaka NYY 27 $111,000,000
Felix Hernandez SEA 29 $104,000,000

Notable Free Agents

Zack Greinke's decision to opt-out of his previous contract adds to an already nice list of starting pitchers now on the open market.

» View the Complete list of Free Agent Starting Pitchers

Notable Arbitration-Eligibles

While plenty of notable starting pitchers find themselves arbitration-eligble for the upcoming 2016 season, only a few will be granted long-term extensions to avoid the settlement. We've made note of a few here.

» View the Complete list of Arbitration-Eligible Starting Pitchers

Player Team Age Proj. Value
Jake Arrieta CHC 29 $11,000,000
Garrett Richards LAA 27 $6,800,000
Dallas Keuchel HOU 27 $6,400,000
Matt Harvey NYM 26 $4,700,000
Stephen Strasburg WAS 27 $10,500,000
Chris Tillman BAL 27 $6,200,000
Tyson Ross SD 28 $10,000,000
Andrew Cashner SD 29 $7,000,000
Nathan Eovaldi NYY 25 $5,700,000