The following is details for all Super Two players in salary arbitration, 2009.

Salary Arbitration 2009 - The Super Twos
Player
Pos
ST
Club
2008
Player Fig.
Club Fig.
Diff
Mid
+/- Mid
Date
Outcome
'09 Base Salary
Inc. from '08 (%)
Contract Details
Luke Scott
OF
2.144
BAL
$430K
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Agreed 1/$2.4M
$2.4M
458%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Taylor Buchholz
RP
2.140
CO
$399K
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Agreed 1/$1.055M
$1.055M
164%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. Buchholz can earn an additional $50,000 in performance bonuses: $25,000 each for 40 and 50 games finished.
Ricky Nolasco
SP
2.142
FL
$390K
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Agreed 1/$2.4M
$2.4M
515%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. Nolasco can earn $50,000 in performance bonuses.
Humberto Quintero
C
2.141
HO
$405K
--
--
--
--
--
1/19
Agreed 1/$610K
$610K
51%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. Contract has incentive clause (not released)
Brian Bannister
SP
2.158
KC
$421K
$2.025M
$1.45M
$575K
$1.7375M
$0
2/4
Agreed 1/$1.7375M
$1.7375M
313%
Bannister and Royals reach mid-point agreement.
Mike Napoli
C
2.151
LAA
$401,500
--
--
--
--
--
1/19
Agreed 1/$2M
$2M
398%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Andre Ethier
OF
2.153
LAD
$424,500
$3.75M
$2.65M
$1.1M
$3.2M
-$100K
2/17
Agreed 1/$3.1M
$3.1M
630%
Ethier can earn $75,000 in performance bonuses -- $25,000 each for 596, 625 and 650 plate appearances.
Russell Martin
C
2.150
LAD
$500K
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Agreed 1/$3.9M
$3.9M
680%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Angel Pagan
OF
2.144
NYM
$425K
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Signed 1/$575K
$575K
35%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. Pagan can earn $25,000 each for 200 plate appearances and 250 plate appearances.
* Melky Cabrera
OF
2.148
NYY
$461,200
$1.7M
$1.2M
$500K
$1.45M
-$50K
1/20
Agreed 1/$1.4M
$1.4M
204%

Reached agreement just minutes before salary figures exchanged were published. Cabrera can earn an additional $100,000 in performance bonuses based on plate appearances: $25,000 each for 525, 550, 575 and 600.

* Requesting and offering figures were sent by the MLBPA, with notification that agreement had been reached.

Cole Hamels
SP
2.143
PH
$500K
--
--
--
--
--
1/19
Signed 3/$20.5M
$4.35M
770%
 Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. The contract will pay Hamels $4.35 million this year, $6.65 million in 2010 and $9.5 million in 2011. If Hamels wins the Cy Young Award, his base salary would increase by $500,000 the following season. If he places second or third in the Cy Young voting, the contract would increase by $250,000 in the following season. It is the largest average annual value ever on a multiyear contract for a starting pitcher in his first year of salary arbitration.
Jack Taschner
RP
2.146
SF
$400,500
--
--
--
--
--
1/20
Agreed 1/$835K
$835K
108%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Chris Duncan
OF
2.144
SL
$439K
--
--
--
--
--
1/19
Agreed 1/$825K
$825K
88%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Willy Aybar
3B
2.153
TB
$401,200
$1.05M
$900K
$150K
$975K
$0
2/18
Agreed 2/$4.525M
$975K
143%
Aybar will get $975,000 in 2009 (the mid-point figure) and $1.35-million in 2010, then either a $2.2-million salary in 2011 or a $275,000 buyout. There are escalator clauses, based on how much he plays, that could increase the 2010 and 2011 salaries, and the whole deal to around $6-million.
Brandon League
RP
2.145
TO
$400,300
--
--
--
--
--
1/19
Agreed 1/$640K
$640K
60%
Reached agreement before salary figures exchanged. No other details  
Shawn Hill
SP
2.153
WA
$402K
$775K
$500K
$275K
$637,500
$137,500
2/7
Player Wins Hearing
$775K
93%
First arbitration hearing results of 2009. Hill wins his hearing with the Nationals therefore gets his requesting figure of $775,000 (see Arb Scorecard)

Source: Various Sources, MLBPA

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