Michael Harris II had an excellent season for the Atlanta Braves. The centerfielder gained Nationwide League Rookie of the 12 months with a 135 OPS-plus and 19 residence runs, and a 5.3 total conflict. The Braves noticed this coming and inked him to an eight-year, $72 million contract this summer season.
Appears beneficiant to supply a rookie a long-term deal a couple of months into a superb season, nevertheless it actually places them in a candy spot. His contract is, per the collective bargaining settlement, beneath their management for seven years. Harris wouldn’t be arbitration eligible till after his third season, except he certified as a “Tremendous Two” participant after his second. Additionally, the one vital cash he has seen as a professional is his $550,000 rookie signing bonus in 2019, so after all, he can be happy with some thousands and thousands in his pocket so rapidly.
The issue with Harris, and plenty of different gamers, is that they’re sure to the crew that drafted them for seven years. It leaves them no room to maximise their worth so whereas Julio Rodríguez’s contract seems nice, the deal favors the Seattle Mariners. They management all of the choices, and he has to fulfill all of the MVP escalators to get all the cash in a deal that may final by means of 2039.