Top 10 MLB Stars Available On The Free Agent Market
The MLB offseason is about to heat up and free agency is always one of the most entertaining times of the year. Looking ahead at the upcoming free agent sweepstakes, there are quite a few big names and key playmakers that will have the ability to switch teams.
Coming off a great all-around season, there are going to be plenty of teams looking to spend big money. There are many teams who are a piece or two away from contending for a championship. Other teams will view this offseason as a chance to boost their rebuilding process by bringing in a legitimate star.
Names like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are the most talked about heading into free agency, but there are plenty of other impact players to be had.
It is going to be an intriguing offseason, to say the least. Very rarely is there so much talent that can be had at the right price.
All of that being said, let’s dive in and take a look at who the top 10 stars are that will be free agents this offseason.
10. Andrew McCutchen, Outfielder
Just a few short years ago, Andrew McCutchen was thought to be one of the top outfielders in the game. Now, at 32 years old, McCutchen is viewed as a valuable veteran leader to have on the roster that can help win some games. He is no longer viewed as a superstar.
Last season with the San Francisco Giants and New York Yankees, McCutchen ended up batting .255 to go along with 20 home runs and 65 RBIs. There is no question that he is still a capable impact player.
There should be a few teams interested in signing McCutchen. He isn’t going to be someone that a team relies on each and every day, but he is still more than capable of playing a role on a contender.
9. J.A. Happ, Starting Pitcher
J.A. Happ is one of the top starting pitchers still available this offseason. He played last season split between the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees and had a good all-around year.
When everything was said and done, Happ compiled a 17-6 record to go along with a 3.65 ERA. Those numbers would look good in nearly every teams rotation. With Nathan Eovaldi already off the market, teams that were trying to sign him will now target Happ.
At 36 years old, Happ has quite possibly the highest value that he has ever had. He is going to earn a big contract and will be a quality rotation arm wherever he goes.