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History of qualifying-offer decisions

Who accepted, who rejected and what Draft picks teams received
@_dadler and @mattkellyMLB
12:18 AM EDT

Since the qualifying offer system was installed in 2012, 80 players have received the one-year offers from their teams, and only six have accepted and passed up a chance at the open market. The rest became free agents with Draft-pick compensation tied to them, per rules from the Collective Bargaining

Since the qualifying offer system was installed in 2012, 80 players have received the one-year offers from their teams, and only six have accepted and passed up a chance at the open market. The rest became free agents with Draft-pick compensation tied to them, per rules from the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The qualifying-offer system changed with the ratification of the current CBA in December 2016. Previously, teams forfeited their first-round pick (or second-round pick if they had a protected pick in the top 10 overall selections) if they signed a player who had rejected a qualifying offer, while the player's former team received a compensatory pick immediately following the first round. Under the current CBA, if a team loses a free agent who rejected a qualifying offer, the Draft-pick compensation is based on the team's status in regard to revenue sharing and the competitive-balance tax.

Here are all the players who have received qualifying offers since the system was implemented -- who accepted it, who rejected it and signed with a new team and who rejected it but re-signed with the same team -- and what Draft picks teams received as compensation for losing free agents who rejected qualifying offers.

2018 ($17.9 million)
Accepted
Hyun-Jin Ryu, Dodgers

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
Patrick Corbin, D-backs
Where he signed: Nationals (six years, $140 million)
D-backs' compensatory Draft pick: Brennan Malone, RHP (No. 33 overall)

Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers
Where he signed: Brewers (one year, $18.25 million)
Dodgers' compensatory Draft pick: Jimmy Lewis, RHP (No. 78 overall)

Bryce Harper, Nationals
Where he signed: Phillies (13 years, $330 million)
Nationals' compensatory Draft pick: None (forfeited for signing Corbin)

Dallas Keuchel, Astros
Where he signed: Braves (one year, $13 million)
Astros' compensatory Draft pick: None (Keuchel signed after Draft)

Craig Kimbrel, Red Sox
Where he signed: Cubs (three years, $43 million)
Red Sox's compensatory Draft pick: None (Kimbrel signed after Draft)

A.J. Pollock, D-backs
Where he signed: Dodgers (four years, $55 million)
D-backs' compensatory Draft pick: Drey Jameson, RHP (No. 34 overall)

2017 ($17.4 million)
Accepted
None

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
Jacob Arrieta, Cubs
Where he signed: Phillies (three years, $75 million)
Cubs' compensatory Draft pick: Paul Richan, RHP (No. 78 overall)

Lorenzo Cain, Royals
Where he signed: Brewers (five years, $80 million)
Royals' compensatory Draft pick: Jackson Kowar, RHP (No. 33 overall)

• Alex Cobb, Rays
Where he signed: Orioles (four years, $57 million)
Rays' compensatory Draft pick: Shane McClanahan, LHP (No. 31 overall)

Wade Davis, Cubs
Where he signed: Rockies (three years, $52 million)
Cubs' compensatory Draft pick: Cole Roederer, OF (No. 77 overall)

• Greg Holland, Rockies
Where he signed: Cardinals (one year, $14 million)
Rockies' compensatory Draft pick: Mitchell Kilkenny, RHP (No. 76 overall)

Eric Hosmer, Royals
Where he signed: Padres (eight years, $144 million)
Royals' compensatory Draft pick: Daniel Lynch, LHP (No. 34 overall)

Lance Lynn, Cardinals
Where he signed: Twins (one year, $12 million)
Cardinals' compensatory Draft pick: Luken Baker, 1B (No. 75 overall)

Carlos Santana, Indians
Where he signed: Phillies (three years, $60 million)
Indians' compensatory Draft pick: Ethan Hankins, RHP (No. 35 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
• Mike Moustakas, Royals
New contract: One year, $6.5 million with incentives up to $22.7 million

2016 ($17.2 million)
Accepted
Jeremy Hellickson, Phillies
Neil Walker, Mets

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
Ian Desmond, Rangers
Where he signed: Rockies (five years, $70 million)
Rangers' compensatory Draft pick: Chris Siese, SS (No. 29 overall)

Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
Where he signed: Indians (three years, $60 million)
Blue Jays' compensatory Draft pick: Nate Pearson, RHP (No. 28 overall)

William Fowler, Cubs
Where he signed: Cardinals (five years, $82.5 million)
Cubs' compensatory Draft pick: Alex Lange, RHP (No. 30 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
New contract: One year, $18 million

Yoenis Cespedes, Mets
New contract: Four years, $110 million

Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
New contract: Five years, $80 million

Mark Trumbo, Orioles
New contract: Three years, $37.5 million

Justin Turner, Dodgers
New contract: Four years, $64 million

2015 ($15.8 million)
Accepted
Brett Anderson, Dodgers
Colby Rasmus, Astros
• Matt Wieters, Orioles

Rejected
Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles
Where he signed: Marlins (five years, $80 million)
Orioles' compensatory Draft pick: Cody Sedlock, RHP (No. 27 overall)

Ian Desmond, Nationals
Where he signed: Rangers (one year, $8 million)
Nationals' compensatory Draft pick: Dane Dunning, RHP (No. 29 overall)

• Zack Greinke, Dodgers
Where he signed: D-backs (six years, $206.5 million)
Dodgers' compensatory Draft pick: Will Smith, C (No. 32 overall)

Yovani Gallardo, Rangers
Where he signed: Orioles (three years, $35 million)
Rangers' compensatory Draft pick: Cole Ragans, LHP (No. 30 overall)

Jason Heyward, Cardinals
Where he signed: Cubs (eight years, $184 million)
Cardinals' compensatory Draft pick: Dakota Hudson, RHP (No. 34 overall)

Ian Kennedy, Padres
Where he signed: Royals (five years, $70 million)
Padres' compensatory Draft pick: Eric Lauer, LHP (No. 25 overall)

John Lackey, Cardinals
Where he signed: Cubs (two years, $32 million)
Cardinals' compensatory Draft pick: Dylan Carson, OF (No. 33 overall)

Daniel Murphy, Mets
Where he signed: Nationals (three years, $37.5 million)
Mets' compensatory Draft pick: Anthony Kay, LHP (No. 31 overall)

• Jeff Samardzija, White Sox
Where he signed: Giants (five years, $90 million)
White Sox's compensatory Draft pick: Zack Burdi, RHP (No. 26 overall)

Justin Upton, Padres
Where he signed: Tigers (six years, $132.75 million)
Padres' compensatory Draft pick: Hudson Potts, SS (No. 24 overall)

Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
Where he signed: Tigers (five years, $110 million)
Nationals' compensatory Draft pick: Carter Kieboom, SS (No. 28 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
• Chris Davis, Orioles
New contract: Seven years, $161 million

Marco Estrada, Blue Jays
New contract: Two years, $26 million

William Fowler, Cubs
New contract: One year, $8 million

Alex Gordon, Royals
New contract: Four years, $72 million

Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
New contract: One year, $11 million

Howie Kendrick, Dodgers
New contract: Two years, $20 million

2014 ($15.3 million)
Accepted
None

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
Melky Cabrera, Blue Jays
Where he signed: White Sox (three years, $42 million)
Blue Jays' compensatory Draft pick: Jon Harris, RHP (No. 29 overall)

Nelson Cruz, Orioles
Where he signed: Mariners (four years, $57 million)
Orioles' compensatory Draft pick: Ryan Mountcastle, SS (No. 36 overall)

• Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
Where he signed: Mets (two years, $21 million)
Rockies' compensatory Draft pick: Mike Nikorak, RHP (No. 27 overall)

Russell Martin, Pirates
Where he signed: Blue Jays (five years, $82 million)
Pirates' compensatory Draft pick: Ke'Bryan Hayes, 3B (No. 32 overall)

Hanley Ramirez, Dodgers
Where he signed: Red Sox (four years, $88 million)
Dodgers' compensatory Draft pick: Kyle Funkhouser, RHP (No. 35 overall)

Player Page for David Robertson, Yankees
Where he signed: White Sox (four years, $46 million)
Yankees' compensatory Draft pick: Kyle Holder, SS (No. 30 overall)

Pablo Sandoval, Giants
Where he signed: Red Sox (five years, $95 million)
Giants' compensatory Draft pick: Chris Shaw, 1B (No. 31 overall)

Ervin Santana, Braves
Where he signed: Twins (four years, $55 million)
Braves' compensatory Draft pick: Mike Soroka, RHP (No. 28 overall)

• Max Scherzer, Tigers
Where he signed: Nationals (seven years, $210 million)
Tigers' compensatory Draft pick: Christin Stewart, OF (No. 34 overall)

James Shields, Royals
Where he signed: Padres (four years, $75 million)
Royals' compensatory Draft pick: Nolan Watson, RHP (No. 33 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
Francisco Liriano, Pirates
New contract: Three years, $39 million

Victor Martinez, Tigers
New contract: Four years, $68 million

2013 ($14.1 million)
Accepted
None

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
• Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
Where he signed: Yankees (three years, $45 million)
Cardinals' compensatory Draft pick: Jack Flaherty, RHP (No. 34 overall)

Robinson Cano, Yankees
Where he signed: Mariners (10 years, $240 million)
Yankees' compensatory Draft pick: None (lost pick for signing Beltran)

Shin-Soo Choo, Reds
Where he signed: Rangers (seven years, $130 million)
Reds' compensatory Draft pick: Alex Blandino, 3B (No. 29 overall)

Nelson Cruz, Rangers
Where he signed: Orioles (one year, $8 million)
Rangers' compensatory Draft pick: Luis Ortiz, RHP (No. 30 overall)

Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
Where he signed: Yankees (seven years, $153 million)
Red Sox's compensatory Draft pick: Michael Kopech, RHP (No. 33 overall)

Curtis Granderson, Yankees
Where he signed: Mets (four years, $60 million)
Yankees' compensatory Draft pick: None (lost pick for signing Ellsbury)

Ubaldo Jimenez, Indians
Where he signed: Orioles (four years, $50 million)
Indians' compensatory Draft pick: Justus Sheffield, LHP (No. 31 overall)

Brian McCann, Braves
Where he signed: Yankees (five years, $85 million)
Braves' compensatory Draft pick: Braxton Davidson, OF (No. 32 overall)

Kendrys Morales, Mariners
Where he signed: Twins (one year, $7.4 million -- prorated version of $12 million contract signed in June)
Mariners' compensatory Draft pick: None (lost pick for signing Cano)

• Ervin Santana, Royals
Where he signed: Braves (one year, $14.1 million)
Royals' compensatory Draft pick: Foster Griffin, LHP (No. 28 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
• Stephen Drew, Red Sox
New contract: One year, $10.1 million (prorated version of $14.1 million deal signed in May)

• Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees
New contract: One year, $16 million

• Mike Napoli, Red Sox
New contract: Two years, $32 million

2012 ($13.3 million)
Accepted
None

Rejected (signed elsewhere)
• Michael Bourn, Braves
Where he signed: Indians (four years, $48 million)
Braves' compensatory Draft pick: Jason Hursh, OF (No. 31 overall)

• Josh Hamilton, Rangers
Where he signed: Angels (five years, $125 million)
Rangers' compensatory Draft pick: Travis Demeritte, 3B (No. 30 overall)

Kyle Lohse, Cardinals
Where he signed: Brewers (three years, $33 million)
Cardinals' compensatory Draft pick: Rob Kaminsky, LHP (No. 28 overall)

• Rafael Soriano, Yankees
Where he signed: Nationals (two years, $28 million)
Yankees' compensatory Draft pick: Ian Clarkin, LHP (No. 33 overall)

• Nick Swisher, Yankees
Where he signed: Indians (four years, $56 million)
Yankees' compensatory Draft pick: Aaron Judge, OF (No. 32 overall)

• Melvin Upton Jr., Rays
Where he signed: Braves (five years, $75.25 million)
Rays' compensatory Draft pick: Ryne Stanek, RHP (No. 29 overall)

Rejected (re-signed with same team)
• Hiroki Kuroda, Yankees
New contract: One year, $15 million

• Adam LaRoche, Nationals
New contract: Two years, $25 million

• David Ortiz, Red Sox
New contract: Two years, $26 million

David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler.

Matt Kelly is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @mattkellyMLB.