Dbacks players who are already into Arbitration years:
Christian Walker: Entering his first of three arbitration years in which he will submit his contract offer and the team will submit theirs. Then, they will try to find common ground or else end up in arbitration court where the panel will decide which contract Walker will get. Walker has struggled this year with making contact with the ball and injuries. I’d still be surprised if the Dbacks don’t bring him back though.
J.B. Wendelken: He’s in his first year with the Diamondbacks, but not his first year in the MLB. He played in Oakland from 2019-2021 when he was claimed off waivers by Arizona. As such, he’s entering his first of what will be three years in arbitration, assuming he doesn’t get sent to the Minors again. He’s under team control until 2024.
Ildemaro Vargas: I’m honestly surprised this utility player that got claimed off waivers late in the year is back with the team, in the Majors no less. He played with the club in 2019/2020, before being released earlier this year. Now, he’s found his way back and is entering his first arbitration year. He’s under control through 2024 at the earliest.
Carson Kelly: Carson is a Super Two player. What that means is that Carson debuted early enough in the year for his career, that he gets 4 arbitration years. Due to that, he’s technically entering his 2nd year of arbitration with the club. This will be his 2nd of 4 times going through it. As such, he’s still under team control through 2024. He’ll become a free agent at the age of 30 unless he’s signed to an extension.
Noe Ramirez: Noe is in his first year with the team. However, it’s not his first in the MLB. This was his 4th year of MLB service time. It remains to be seen if the team tenders him a contract after the season, or if they just let him go to free agency. If they tender him, this will be his 2nd time in arbitration and can be controlled through the 2023 season.
Caleb Smith: Caleb’s almost assuredly getting a contract offer, which will allow him to remain with the organization. This was his 2nd year, but the first full year with the team after being acquired in the Starling Marte trade. He’ll be entering his 2nd arbitration off-season. The power lefty can be controlled through the 2023 season.
Luke Weaver: Luke is in his 3rd season with the Dbacks after he was acquired with Carson Kelly in the Goldy trade. Yet, this will be only his second go-round with the arbitration. He’s in year two of three bouts with the team over his contract for one year. He’s under team control until 2023, unless they sign an extension, which can’t be ruled out.