Dylan Cease Awarded Top Earner With MLB’s New Bonus Pool Money

David Kaestle
Dylan Cease gets the most out of the MLB's new bonus pool money.
Dylan Cease gets the most out of the MLB's new bonus pool money. / Associated Press

When the MLB and the MLBPA agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement this past offseason, it came along with a new $50 million bonus pool for pre-arbitration players in the top-100, determined by WAR. A pre-arbitration player is someone with less than three full years of service time.

This past season, White Sox pitcher Dykan Cease was awarded the top amount under the new stipulation in the CBA. Cease was awarded $2.4 million.

Cease was fantastic this past season, going 14-8 with a 2.20 ERA and a WAR of 6.4. It was especially encouraging for a White Sox team that was otherwise incredibly disappointing in 2022.

Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros was awarded the second-most money in the bonus pool.

The White Sox are hoping Cease can repeat his 2022 numbers next season, but they will have to do a lot more if they hope to improve on their record.

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