Marlins Win Arbitration Hearing Against Jacob Stallings

The Marlins won their arbitration hearing against catcher Jacob Stallings

as first reported by the Associated Press.

That sets his 2022 salary at the $2.45MM figure submitted 

by the team rather than at the $3.1MM that Stallings & his representative.

cquired in an offseason trade that sent righty Zach Thompson 

and prospects Kyle Nicolas and Connor Scott to the Pirates

he 2021 Gold Glover has always been known more for his defensive prowess

than his bat, but this year’s .204/.276/.268 showing through 174 trips to the plate has nevertheless been a disappointment. 

More concerning for the Fish, however, is the downturn in Stallings’ vaunted defensive skills.

Stallings has been a bit better at the dish since a brutal start to the year, hitting .223/.303/.300 over his past 100 trips to the plate

but even that’s a notable departure from his typical output in Pittsburgh.

Of course, Stallings’ struggles to this point weren’t a factor in his arbitration hearing.

Hearings such as this would’ve typically taken place in February, after all.

With Stallings’ 2022 salary now set, that’ll be the baseline for subsequent arbitration raises moving forward.

Wrapping up Stallings’ case finally brings the Marlins’ arbitration dealings to a close.

At this point, Braves lefty Max Fried and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge are the only two players in Major League Baseball with yet-to-be-resolved arbitration cases.

so a ruling could be made as soon as today.

Judge’s hearing is set for Friday, per Heyman.