MLB: Top Impending Free Agents

MLB: Top Impending Free Agents

This is a quick glimpse at the players set to hit the open market after the World Series. With a few notable exceptions (including Nick Castellanos, who is virtually certain to opt out of his deal), this list does not include those with opt outs, nor does it include those with team and/or player options.

Expect the list of notable free agents to grow as options are declined, players are non-tendered, opt out, etc. Keep in mind, too, that severals of these players will receive the qualifying offer.

Free agents can officially sign with new teams beginning five days after the conclusion of the World Series. However, we should expect the iceberg to move even more slowly this year. With the Associated Press and others reporting that the players and owners are unlikely reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement before the current one expires Dec. 2, a work stoppage is possible. At the very least, there will likely be a freeze period for free agents.

2021 Value (12-team mixed)Player
34.820747Marcus Semien
31.070055Max Scherzer
28.140575Freddie Freeman
27.80583Nick Castellanos
25.332012Starling Marte
23.945398Robbie Ray
23.531992Kevin Gausman
22.893585Javier Baez
20.470356Carlos Correa
19.888189Carlos Rodon
19.463802Charlie Morton
18.345253Trevor Story
17.619364Nelson Cruz
17.133961Raisel Iglesias
15.950185Kris Bryant
14.938875Chris Taylor
14.636834Eduardo Escobar
14.41199Kenley Jansen
13.157295Anthony DeSclafani
10.81759Marcus Stroman
10.306631Craig Kimbrel
9.9544601Brandon Belt
8.909544Mark Canha
8.1009684Clayton Kershaw
7.6247191Anthony Rizzo
5.1454482Cesar Hernandez
4.7664843Corey Seager
4.6042333Alex Wood
4.2245874Josh Harrison
4.124002Jonathan Villar
4.0242863Tommy Pham
3.9469974Steven Matz
3.8027782Ian Kennedy
3.502779Eddie Rosario
2.6257248Collin McHugh
2.4009855Zack Greinke
1.433514Jed Lowrie
1.4068874Rich Hill
1.3794149Brad Hand
1.2617298Aaron Loup
1.0245152Jose Iglesias
0.51180434Craig Stammen
0.45287549Hector Neris
0.21890843Andrew Chafin
0.18042889Eduardo Rodriguez
-0.12281433Brad Miller
-1.1866043Michael Pineda
-1.7637322Yan Gomes
-2.3917787Alex Cobb
-3.2085168Yusmeiro Petit
-3.4433222Jon Gray
-3.4809141Drew Smyly
-3.770299Albert Pujols
-3.8263137Tyler Anderson
-3.9469538Freddy Galvis
-4.0605707Alex Colome
-4.1206927Ryan Tepera
-4.2572541Daniel Hudson
-4.2791853Jose Alvarez
-4.8282638Tony Watson
-4.8976626Matt Duffy
-4.9020648Jeurys Familia
-5.1232986Danny Duffy
-5.3325748Hansel Robles
-5.4440384Gregory Polanco
-5.8170829Jake Diekman
-5.9442897Mychal Givens
-6.0389318Bryan Shaw
-6.1850929Ryan Zimmerman
-6.1926637Hunter Strickland
-6.2410445Johnny Cueto
-6.5813131Joe Kelly
-6.624444Corey Dickerson
-6.9805179Corey Knebel
-7.1604652Corey Kluber

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