Brewers Arbitration eligibles (11)
Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff, Willy Adames, Devin Williams, Adrian Houser, Rowdy Tellez, Hoby Milner, Joel Payamps, Tyrone Taylor, Bryse Wilson, Abraham Toro
Yet another double digit arbitration class for the Brewers. Eric Lauer would've been eligible but was already outrighted and elected free agency. He was a likely non-tender anyway after a down 2023, but this remaining group has been the core of the team.
Burnes and Woodruff are the co-aces of this starting rotation. Both carry big salary projections, with Woodruff topping $11MM and Burnes over $15MM. Woodruff's injury keeping him out all of next year complicates things. He won't be non-tendered, don't worry about that, but the Brewers will be paying Woodruff quite a bit to not pitch. Willy Adames had a down year in 2023 but is still projected to earn north of $12MM next season. All three are in their final year of arbitration.
Adrian Houser is an easy tender call after a solid season and the Brewers needing as much starting pitching depth as possible. Rowdy Tellez had a down 2023, struggling at the plate from mid-May onward. At one point he looked like a long-term solution at first base, but the Brewers may be looking elsewhere at the position. Tellez is a non-tender candidate in his final year of arbitration.
Devin Williams is seeing his price tag start to increase, projected over $6MM next year, but that's still a bargain for his services. Easy tender call there. Elsewhere in the bullpen, Hoby Milner, Joel Payamps, and Bryse Wilson were all valuable pieces for Milwaukee in 2023. All of their projected salaries are below $2MM, making them easy decisions to bring back as well.
The Brewers have depth in the outfield, and Tyrone Taylor had a red-hot finish to 2023, likely solidifying his spot on the 2024 roster. It wasn't looking good early in the season but once healthy, Taylor mashed and proved a valuable contributor. His $1.7MM projected price tag is reasonable enough to tender.
Abraham Toro put up great numbers in Triple-A and had great numbers in short stints in the big leagues. It was a little surprising to not see him get more run in Milwaukee this season, but it seems clear the Brewers view him as a backup utility option without much of a path to being a starter down the road. Because of his lack of MLB time, even at a relatively cheap projected salary of $1.3MM, Toro is a non-tender candidate.