Now that free agency is set to begin, it’s time to take a look at which players have qualifying offers attached to them this winter. This is important, as any player that has one and leaves their 2023 team to sign with another will allow their former squad to recoup an MLB Draft pick in 2024. Here’s a list of all the MLB players that received qualifying offers during the 2023-24 offseason.
List of Qualified players
|Name||Team||Position||Accepted or Declined|
|Matt Chapman||Blue Jays||3B||Declined|
All seven players reportedly declined the qualifying offer.
Should any of these players choose not to take their qualifying offer and sign with another team, the team that loses said player is eligible to receive a compensation pick.
However, that pick could vary depending on whether a team was a competitive balance tax (CBT) payor or revenue-sharing recipient in 2023.
A team that loses a player and is over the CBT threshold will receive a pick after the fourth round per MLB. A revenue-sharing recipient that loses a player and that individual signs for at least $50 million will receive a pick in between the first and the Competitive Balance Round A. Less than $50 million, and it comes after Competitive Balance Round B.
Players that leave teams that fit neither of these categories receive a pick after Competitive Balance Round B.
What was the qualifying offer in 2023?
The qualifying offer for MLB players who received one in 2023 was $20.325 million.