The Yankees have nine arbitration-eligible players this offseason. Six of them are locks to be offered arbitration, and three of them have a more uncertain Yankees future.
According to MLB Trade Rumors, here's what they're projected to make if offered arbitration, and what the rest of their contract situation is. We'll first tackle the locks to be offered arbitration, followed by the question marks...
SS Didi Gregorius: $12.4 million, up from $8.5 million in 2018
Gregorius may have seen a slight dip in average, but everything else from OBP to SLG saw a rise in another great season for the Yankee shortstop. He also broke his home run record he set last season, with 27 dingers in 2018. Gregorius should see a raise in pay this season before becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
RHP Dellin Betances: $6.4 million, up from $5.1 million in 2018
It was a bumpy start for the 6-foot-8 flame thrower, but Betances collected himself and showcased again why he is one of the best set-up men/closer in the game. That's why he will likely see a bump in pay next season, after which he'll be an unrestricted free agent.
OF Aaron Hicks: $6.2 million, up from $2.825 million in 2018
Hicks solidified himself as the team's center fielder, which is why arbitration should be good to him. Hicks will be a free agent in 2020.
RHP Luis Severino: $5.1 million, up from $604,975 in 2018
This is Severino's first trip into arbitration, and he'll certainly cash in as one of -- if not the best -- Yankees starter on their current roster. In fact, Severino is arbitration eligible for the next three seasons.
C Austin Romine: $2.0 million, up from $1.1 million in 2018
In Gary Sanchez' absence, Romine provided a surprising offensive boost to go along with his obvious defensive capabilities behind the dish. Romine is set to become a free agent in 2020.
1B Greg Bird: $1.5 million, up from $582,000 in 2018
It wasn't the season the Yankees wanted to see from Bird, but you can't give up on talent like his. Bird is under team control for the next three seasons.
RHP Sonny Gray: $9.1 million, up from $6.5 million in 2018
In his first full season with the Yankees, Gray underperformed to the point where Aaron Boone had to put him in the bullpen. When the postseason rolled around, he wasn't added to the roster. That should tell you all you need to know about Gray's future with the team. He will be an unrestricted free agent in 2020.
INF Ronald Torreyes: $900,000 million, up from $615,000 million in 2018
Torreyes can be stuck anywhere but first base in the infield, but do the Yankees necessarily need to bring him back next season. The 23-year-old Tyler Wade may have had bumps in the road in the bigs this season, but he is under team control until 2021 when he hits arbitration. Also, with the emergence of Miguel Andujar and Gleyber Torres. The Yankees may also want to bring Neil Walker back, which puts Torreyes' status up in the air.
RHP Tommy Kahnle: $1.5 million up from $1.312 million in 2018
Kahnle's price tag didn't jump due to the fact that he appeared in just 24 games, owning a 6.56 ERA in that span. Kahnle struggled with velocity issues, and needed to be sent down to Triple-A to figure things out. With the way the Yankees bullpen is already stacked, Kahnle could be the odd man out. He is arbitration eligible for the next two seasons before becoming a free agent in 2021.