Rankings and forecasts for each remaining free agent

It's time for a free agency update! There are still plenty of free agents out there, as well as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado – including some quality warders, one of the best door closers of all time, some star players of the past, some left-handed starters who do not throw themselves heavily and a group of replacement level mitigators.

We take a look at the best available in every position and some potential attacks for each player, and – not for betting purposes! – foresee where each player will sign. The player's age of 2019 is included, along with his projection by FanGraphs.

(31, 3.69 ERA, 3.2 WAR) – Keuchel does not have the roof of Patrick Corbin, which is why he will not approach the $ 140 million Corbin received, but he is reportedly looking for a five-year deal, a great invitation for a pitcher who he lost time in 2016 with a sore shoulder and more time in 2017 with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Padres, Rangers, Nationals

Padres. Once the Angels seemed a possibility, but instead went for the deal with Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill. Rangers are desperate to start the launch. The Phillies and Nationals are not desperate, but have been mentioned in the voices of Keuchel (although at the mercy of five years). The Padres were itching to make a big splash this offseason; maybe it will be like that.

(33, 4.39 ERA, 0.8 WAR) – He has scored 31 appearances in the last nine seasons but has had his lowest strikeout rate in 2018 and his highest rate since 2010. Steamer expects some kind of injury and only 92 innings .

Rangers, Angels, A & # 39; s

Such as. How about a return to Oakland, where he made his debut in 2008? The A can use an appetizer that can take the mound 30 times.

(32, 4.36 ERA, 1.0 WAR) – He had a brilliant 2.57 ERA with the brewers in 16 debuts, but was bad in 2016 and 2017 (5.48 ERA). He was generally in good health (although he wasted time in 2018 with a taut and oblique groin).

A & # 39; s, Giants, Mets

Mets. New York could use a better fifth of Jason Vargas and still remains $ 40 million below the luxury tax threshold.

(30, 4.73 ERA, 0.8 WAR) – He was in line for a big payday after he released an ERA 3.32 in 2016-17 with 9.4 K for nine innings. In fact, he brought Corbin out of those two years. In the free agency, however, what you've done recently is more important, and Pomeranz has struggled for an injured 2018 and may have to make a year's deal to rebuild a value and prove that it's healthy. . It could be a good candidate for low income.

Padres, Nationals, Twins

Nationals. It seems like a good bet for Washington to fill point n. 5 in the rotation.

(34, 4.73 ERA, 1.0 WAR) – He signed with the Royals in late March, was released on May 1, signed with the Diamondbacks and released an ERA of 2.01 and an FIP of 3.47 out of 16 departures and 98 innings. His injury history is long, but sometimes he is good and sometimes very good. The Diamondbacks were traded for Luke Weaver and they signed Merrill Kelly from South Korea (and could get Taijuan Walker back at some point), so a return engagement is unlikely.

A & # 39; s, Brewers, Astros

Astros. I could see Houston trying to milk 120 innings from him, allowing the Astros to give Forrest Whitley a little more time on Triple-A and keep Brad Peacock in the bullpen.

Patrick Corbin (citizens), Nathan Eovaldi (Red Sox), Yusei Kikuchi (Mariners), J.A. Happ (Yankees), Charlie Morton (Rays), Lance Lynn (Rangers), Anibal Sanchez (National), Garrett Richards (Padres), Mike Fiers (A), Matt Harvey (Angels), Trevor Cahill (Angels), CC Sabathia ( Yankees), Tyson Ross (Tigers)

(31, 2.79 ERA, 1.4 WAR) – All are down on him after his faltering postseason, but he held batters at an average of .146 and foiled 96 into 62 innings. No, it's not as dominant as it once was – it allowed you to get 18 extra-base hits after the four and six-year seasons with the Braves at the start of your career – but continues to project yourself as a nearer neighbor, at least for the immediate future However, it will not get the nine-figure agreement which, according to reports, would have sought at the beginning of the winter.

Red Sox, Braves, Angels

Red Sox. It's just money. Back-to-back flags fly forever.

(33, 3.63 ERA, 0.6 WAR) – After a dominant season with the Rockies – 2.43 ERA, 112 K in 77 innings – I like to beat that projection.

Braves, Angels, Cubs

Angeli. The best showing among their current breeders is the 3.30 ERA of Ty Buttrey. They need belated help.

(30, 3.91 ERA, 0.3 WAR) – I'm not a fan of the most gay homosexual cops, and Allen has admitted 28 seasons in the last three seasons, including 11 in 2018, while he has emerged from a worse career than 4.70 ERA. The fast ball was down to 94.0, 2 mph below where it sat in 2015. It looks like a risky bet.

Angels, Diamondbacks, Mariners

Diamondbacks. It can not be worse than Brad Boxberger in 2018.

(38, 3.68 ERA, 0.1 WAR) – It's old and it's coming out of 5.47 ERA, but it was very good in the previous three seasons, and its peripherals and stuff have remained better than the ;WAS. Steamer expects an injury and only 10 innings, so the low WAR.

Diamondbacks, Indians, citizens

Indians. Cleveland does not have much certainty behind Brad Hand, and Madson should be cheap enough for the Tribe's checkbook.

(33, 4.04 ERA, 0.1 WAR) – He left many hits with the Orioles – 50 in 39 innings – then he improved with the Braves. I think the Baltimore defense may have had something to do with the high rate of success, although given its age and heavy workloads over the years, it is also possible that the decline has begun.

Angels, Mariners, Twins

Mariners. After exchanging Edwin Diaz, Alex Colome, Juan Nicasio and James Pazos and freeing Nick Vincent, they need some arms in the pen.

Zach Britton (Yankees), Jeurys Familia (Mets), David Robertson (Phillies), Andrew Miller (Cardinals), Joe Kelly (Dodgers), Kelvin Herrera (White Sox), Joakim Soria (A & # 39; s), Jesse Chavez ( Rangers), Trevor Rosenthal (citizens)

(30, .237 / .343 / .444, 3.5 WAR) – He is one of the best spellcasters thanks to his power and walks. He is considered a good horn player and is not old. It should be required due to the scarcity of quality catches, but its poor performance in the postseason, when it has had problems with field shots and balls outdated, could have damaged its ability to secure a long-term agreement. Its market may also have been influenced by the J.T. Realmuto business entries.

Rocky Mountains, Brewers, Dodgers

Rockies. It could end up with the Dodgers with a one-year contract, but has already rejected the valid offer. Let's go with Colorado, which made a nice addition to Daniel Murphy, and Grandal's signature would add even more depth to a training that needs it.

(32, .225 / .286 / .362, 1.0 WAR) – A defense catcher – won a Gold Glove with the Angels in 2017 – who also fought behind the pot in the Astros postseason. It does not have much value in the pot, but it is not even in the offensive-engulfed territory of Jeff Mathis.

A, Tigri, Dodgers

Such as. Oakland has Josh Phegley, who has a .594 OPS in the last two seasons and has never beat more than 243 times in a season, listed as his starting catcher.

(33, .239 / .311 / .388, 1.2 WAR) – It has not been an average offensive in the league since 2015, although it has rebounded in part by a terrible 2017. Strictly a backup at this point.

Brewers, A & # 39; s, Rockies

Brewers. Milwaukee led Quad-A veteran Erik Kratz in the postseason, telling you about his capture situation.

(35, .232 / .285 / .387, 0.1 WAR) – He still has a little pop, even if his defensive metrics are not good.

Giants, A, Tigers

Giants. A return to San Francisco as a Buster Posey insurance.

(31, .232 / .313 / .414, 0.3 WAR) – The wounds have ruined what was once a promising career. Hit 10 home runs in 203 bats with the Mets. It could be a boy sign a lower level team and then turn if he plays well.

Tigers, Marlin, Rocky Mountains

Tigers. The Marlin will need a catcher if they end up trading with Realmuto, but we put Mesoraco in Detroit.

Wilson Ramos (Mets), Kurt Suzuki (citizens), Jonathan Lucroy (Angels), Robinson Chirinos (Astros), Jeff Mathis (Rangers)

(26, 288 / .356 / .529, 5.2 WAR) – We do not know if he will play third base, shorts or a combination of both, but we know he is good and we know he will get paid.

Phillies, Yankees, White Sox

Phillies. Multiple reports indicate that the Yankees have not been so aggressive in their search for Machado and still have to make a formal offer. Moreover, with Giancarlo Stanton in his megadeal, along with the need to sign Aaron Judge, Luis Severino and Gleyber Torres along the way, it seems likely that the Phillies will surpass the Yankees (and White Sox, who have tried to persuade Machado by trading for their brother-in-law Yonder Alonso and for the signature of Jon Jay).

(30, .260 / .327 / .428, 1.6 WAR) – He fell from his big season 2017, but he still produced a 2.5-WAR season, and it seems to me that the projection is a bit lighter. He's a super-useful guy, of course, who played mostly left for the Astros in 2018, but also entered the interval when Carlos Correa was injured.

White Sox, Rangers, Angels

Angeli. With its flexibility, it adapts to virtually any team. The White Sox need a third baseman and outfielders, while the Rangers need a third baseman. The Brewers could make it their second regular basis. The Angels are however well below the luxury tax, and have Zack Cozart (injured in 2018) for the third base and David Fletcher (good glove, no power) per second. Gonzalez gives them depth and even in the outside court if Kole Calhoun stinks again.

(30, .257 / .317 / .474, 2.8 WAR) – It did not have a big problem the last season off, and it does not seem like it will get one this winter too.

White Sox, Royals, Rangers

White Sox. Once they lost on Machado, they could be the only team willing to give Moustakas a multi-year deal.

(29, .241 / .293 / .397, 0.5 WAR) – Can play short or third and has had a good run of 50 games with the Orioles in 2017 (.871 OPS), before returning to mediocrity in 2018.

Tigers, Diamondbacks, Mariners


(27, .274 / .325 / .467, 1.0 WAR) – It can mix left-handed people, but its lack of scope limits it primarily to the first and third bases, wounding its value as a utility boy.

Marlin, Rangers, Indians

Rangers. It could platoon in first base with Ronald Guzman or fill in the third.

Josh Donaldson (Braves), Daniel Murphy (Rockies), Eduardo Escobar (Diamondbacks), David Freese (Dodgers), Steve Pearce (Red Sox), Daniel Descalso (Cubs), Justin Bour (Angels)

(35, .254 / .335 / .407, 2.3 WAR) – It is up there with age, but is also coming out of a season of 4.8-WAR high career (and 8.8 in the last two). A has acquired Jurickson Profar from the Rangers, excluding a return to Oakland.

Brewers, Dodgers, Nationals

Brewers. If the Dodgers do not land Bryce Harper, they are a strong possibility (with Chris Taylor moving into the outside court). The Brewers feel perfectly fit, however, while the FanGraphs currently project their second followers, the next to the worst, in the majors.

(30, .273 / .336 / .390, 2.5 WAR) – A solid defender detaching from a season of 15 career opponents, although concerns about how he will hit the Coors camp have minimized the interest in he.

Brewers, Dodgers, Nationals

A problem faced by this series of second basemen is that many of the teams that need it are not in contending mode (Orioles, Tigers, Blue Jays) or they are too cheap to upgrade (Pirates, Indians). LeMahieu does not have the positional flexibility that the Dodgers love, but it's ok if Harper does not sign with LA, and there's always a chance that a team like the Tigers or the Blue Jays decide to spend a little Of money.

(32, .235 / .322 / .427, 2.6 WAR) – He had a terrible free-agent season, hitting 0.215 and plummeting from 4.5 WAR to 1.0. The projection divides the difference and expects a better 2019.

Brewers, Dodgers, Nationals

Nationals. Dozier would be fun in Coors, but the Rockies seem to be busy with Ryan McMahon and Garrett Hampson until the arrival of Brendan Rodgers. The nationals have Howie Kendrick (who can still hit someone but can not stay healthy and has not played much second in recent years) and Wilmer Difo (who did not hit in 2018). So citizens make sense here.

(33, .264 / .323 / .436, 2.0 WAR) – It is coming out of a season of 23 homers and has produced an OPS above average for four consecutive seasons. Defensive metrics continue to slide from "below average" to "terrible", even to second base.

Diamondbacks, Pirates, Yankees

Diamondbacks. If you do not completely buy the idea of ​​Troy Tulowitzki who returns – I do not – to make the shorts for the Yankees, how about signing Cabrera to play second, with Torres sliding towards the interbase until Didi Gregorius returns? Consider this possibility, but let's put it in the D-backs to support Nick Ahmed and Ketel Marte in the middle.

(29, 244 / .295 / .370, 0.3 WAR) – Apart from Machado, it is a weak group of shortstops, with Jose Iglesias and Adeiny Hechavarria offering good defensive options and an inept shot.

Pirates, Orioli, Mariners

Mariners. Jerry Dipoto has just said that Seattle is trying to sign another infielder, probably an interbase to potentially grant to J.P. Crawford a bit of time at Triple-A.

Jonathan Schoop (Twins), Ian Kinsler (Padres)

(26, .267 / .399 / .528, 4.9 WAR) – Bat, sign for money.

Dodgers, Nationals, Phillies

Dodgers. Los Angeles traded Matt Kemp and Yasiel Puig, apparently to make room for Harper in the outer court. On the other hand, there was also a Los Angeles Times report at the start of this offseason that a "sales book" provided to potential investors – the Dodgers tried to sell a minority stake in the franchise for several years – has shown that the franchise plans to stay under the luxury tax up to 2022. Hmm. According to the Cot Contracts, the Dodgers are currently estimated at $ 24 million. Of course, they could go slightly further without getting a big fiscal success. Meanwhile, citizens have reported having raised their offer. I will still go with the Dodgers, but it seems more like a 50-50 bet right now.

(31, .259 / .326 / .446, 3.1 WAR) – He was perhaps the best player in the National League in April before he got injured again. He's fine when he's in good health, but he has a big house / street division in his career, and now he is 31 years old. He is also the only good central market defender.

Giants, White Sox, Reds

Giants. The Mets could be out of the running after trading for Keon Broxton (to go with Juan Lagares). The White Sox have Adam Engel, a Billy Hamilton species of a poor man. Pollock is probably too expensive to return to the Diamondbacks, but they need a central defender. We do not know which direction the Giants will go, but the current outfield is a disaster.

(35, .271 / .349 / .399, 1.1 WAR) – In his 13th season, he created his first All-Star team, although he vanished in the second half of 2018 (playing every game probably did not help) .

Braves, giants, Indians

Braves. This would seem a classic Giants signed under the old regime, but Farhan Zaidi is too smart to sign a 35 year old 35 year old. Returning to Atlanta makes sense, as Markakis can do a platoon with Adam Duvall and the club will not have to put the Johan Camargo shoehorn in the outfield.

(33, .266 / .307 / .429, 1.2 WAR) – It should no longer be considered a central defender and its number of power has decreased last year. He may have to accept a role as a part-time player.

Indians, Rocky Mountains, Orioli


(35, .258 / .328 / .405, 0.6 WAR) – He had a good year in 2018 (1.9 WAR), though, as Jones, he should be considered strictly as a corner guy these days. He would become a solid fourth midfielder on a good team.

Rocky Mountains, Giant, White Sox

Rockies. Frankly, it is better than Ian Desmond and provides insurance for David Dahl prone to injuries.

(33, .250 / .314 / .434, 1.2 WAR) – It can still hit the right, even if the teams will be wary of the OPS .663 road that launched in 2018.

Giants, Indians, White Sox

White Sox

Andrew McCutchen (Phillies), Michael Brantley (Astros), Nelson Cruz (Twins), Brett Gardner (Yankees), Billy Hamilton (Royals), Lonnie Chisenhall (Pirates), Jon Jay (White Sox)

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