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Brewers, Chase Anderson $400k apart in arbitration figures

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The Milwaukee Brewers and one of their many starting rotation candidates are less than a half a million apart

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Chase Anderson was the only arbitration-eligible Brewer not to agree to a deal with the club before today's filing deadline.

While there's still time to work out a deal before the hearing (if the club is interested in still negotiating), thanks to Jon Heyman of Fangrag Sports, we now know the figures both sides submitted for the case.

Anderson is a Super-Two player entering the arbitration process for the first time. Coming over from Arizona as part of the Jean Segura trade, Anderson had a nightmare of a first half, getting torched for a 5.40 ERA (and an even higher FIP of 5.60). His fortunes turned around in the second half once his HR/FB rates normalized a bit, and he put up a 3.02 ERA (but a 4.43 FIP) in the second half.

Never a high-strikeout guy, Anderson did manage to post career bests in both K% (17.6%) and K/9 (7.12) during his first season with the Brewers.

Projections for Anderson's arbitration cost were around $3.1 million, so both figures actually come in as lower than expected. Considering there's less than a half million dollars separating the two sides and the Brewers aren't exactly stretching the confines of the budget in 2017, it'd be a bit of a surprise if the two sides couldn't come to an agreement before having to enter a board room.

The Brewers haven’t gone to an arbitration hearing since 2012, when they won their case against Jose Veras. Before that, Corey Hart beat the Brewers in 2010 to earn $4.8 million.

Statistics courtesy FanGraphs