The Chicago Cubs haven't yet agreed to a deal with Kris Bryant for 2017, but talks are ongoing.
Bryant will be arbitration-eligible for the first time next offseason.
He could surpass Mike Trout's still-standing pre-arbitration record; he earned $1 million in 2014.
At the time, Trout had a Rookie of the Year award on his resume, but he hadn't yet been named MVP. Bryant was the National League MVP last season.