The Minnesota Twins have a lot of decisions to make as they navigate through the 2020 MLB offseason. They have only $60 million dedicated to the 2021 roster so far, prior to signing any pending free agents (like Nelson Cruz) or players on roster who are arbitration-eligible. Eddie Rosario falls under the “arbitration eligible” umbrella for 2021 but it will be his last.
Rosario will qualify for free agency after the 2021 season and that’s why you see a much higher projected value compared to other arbitration-eligible players on-roster.
There are three basic tiers of MLB contracts. Pre-arbitration (first 3 years), arbitration eligible (years 4-6) and free agency eligible (after year 6).