Players under contract beyond this season for Diamondbacks?
By Jake Oliver
Dbacks players who haven’t gotten to arbitration yet:
Zac Gallen: Zac Gallen is finishing his third year in the desert after coming to the team in the 2019 trade deadline shocker. Even though this is technically his third year in the desert, his MLB service time still has him listed as only 2+years. Due to that, he will be under the rookie-scale deal this offseason before having three more years of arbitration, starting with the 2022 offseason. He’s under team control until the end of the 2025 season.
Humberto Castellanos: Humberto is still in his rookie year with the team. It’s unsure if Humberto will reach a full MLB service year this year or not, I don’t think he will. If he doesn’t, he will still be in his first year of team control throughout this off-season. Due to that, he still has three cheap years preceding the arbitration years. He’s under team control until the end of the 2026 season at the earliest.
Kevin Ginkel: He’s a relief pitcher with a ton of potential who has struggled through a rough season. At one point, he was sent down to Triple-AAA where he got a season-ending injury. He’s now up on the MLB 60-Day IL since the Dbacks wanted to keep him in the organization and not release him to create roster space. Since that seems to be the case, he’s under team control via the rookie scale and arbitration until the end of the 2025 season.
Seth Beer: The top prospect who only came up weeks ago, and soon after suffered a dislocated shoulder will definitely be back with the team next year. If he begins the year in the MLB and doesn’t get sent down to Triple-AAA at any point, he’s under team control through the 2027 season.
Pavin Smith: The player who has impressed more fans than any other player this year by his versatility and professional look while playing is with the team for a long long time. This is still his rookie year. As such, he’s under team control until the end of the 2026 season. Get rid to enjoy a lot of Smith!
Daulton Varsho: Daulton’s been a two-trick pony by playing in catcher and center-field these past few months since being called up. He’s hit for a solid average and power so far while mixing in great speed. The VarShow will be in Arizona until the end of the 2026 season at the earliest.
Taylor Widener: The guy who took Spring Training by storm and had a great first few months before injuries is in the bullpen now. He’s a solid bullpen arm who will be given the chance to compete for a starting spot next year. He’s under team control through 2025.
Josh VanMeter: The left-handed-hitting pinch hitter and second baseman who came to the team in the Archie Bradley trade last year has done decently this year for the club. At the very least, he should be with the team next year on Opening Day. He’s under team control through the 2025 season.
Josh Rojas: The great left-handed hitter who’s a valley native and lover of the Dbacks is with the team for a long-time. The versatile infielder/outfielder is under team control through the 2026 season. Also, he’s set up to be a Super Two player like Carson Kelly and go through arbitration four times.
Joe Mantiply: The left-handed relief pitcher who has given the Diamondbacks probably the best season out of the bullpen should be given a contract offer. If that happens, he’ll remain under team control through the 2026 season.
Sean Poppen: A relief pitcher who is not guaranteed to be given a contract offer after a rough season with the team. If he’s offered a contract, he’s under team control through 2026.
Henry Ramos: The sweet-swinging rookie hasn’t even come close to finishing his first MLB service year. As such, he’s guaranteed under team control through the 2027 season.
Jake McCarthy: The great fielding outfielder that has decent pop, and great speed is still trying to reach one year of MLB service time. As such, provided he doesn’t go back to the Minors again, will be under team control through the 2027 season at the earliest.
Tyler Gilbert: The man who provided the best moment of the entire season for the team with his miraculous No-Hitter that helped start the end of the season with the Padres. He’s currently recovering from a tired arm after pitching the most he had pitched in more than two years. He should have a spot on the roster for next year. As such, he’s under team control until the end of the 2027 season at the earliest.
Luis Frias: The rookie relief pitcher is under team control until 2027, provided if he doesn’t return to the minors again. Otherwise, it will be longer.
Geraldo Perdomo: The sweet-fielding rookie that has struggled with the bat is barely into his MLB career. Due to that, he’s under team control until 2027 at the earliest. More likely, it’s until 2028.
Brett De Gues: A relief pitcher who is not guaranteed to be given a contract offer after a rather difficult and trying season with the team. I’d be surprised to see him return. If he’s offered a contract, he’s under team control through 2026.
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