Thursday, January 27 2022

Free agency is upon us

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MLB free agency is right around the corner with players around the league receiving qualifying offers. This year’s free agent class is about as deep as they come and has an added element of intrigue with the expiration date on the Collective Bargaining Agreement looming.

Here are List Wire’s top 25 free agents this offseason…

No. 1: Houston Astros SS Carlos Correa

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 27.

2021 stats: .279 batting average, 26 home runs, 92 runs batted in.

No. 2: Los Angeles Dodgers SS Corey Seager

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 27.

2021 stats: .306 batting average, 16 home runs, 57 runs batted in.

No. 3: San Francisco Giants 3B Kris Bryant

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 30.

2021 stats: .265 batting average, 25 home runs, 73 runs batted in.

No. 4: Toronto Blue Jays 2B/SS Marcus Semien

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 31

2021 Stats: .265 batting average, 45 home runs, 102 runs batted in.

No. 5: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Max Scherzer

Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 37.

2021 Stats: 15-4, 2.46 ERA, 10 walks, 236 strikeouts.

No. 6: Toronto Blue Jays SP Robbie Ray

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 30.

2021 Stats: 13-7, 2.84 ERA, 52 walks, 248 strikeouts.

No. 7: New York Mets SS Javier Baez

Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: .265 batting average, 31 home runs, 87 runs batted in.

No. 8: Colorado Rockies SS Trevor Story

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: .251 batting average, 24 home runs, 75 runs batted in.

No. 9: Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 32.

2021 Stats: .300 batting average, 31 home runs, 83 runs batted in.

No. 10: Cincinnati Reds OF Nick Castellanos

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Age: 30.

2021 Stats: .309 batting average, 34 home runs, 100 runs batted in.

No. 11: San Francisco Giants SP Kevin Gausman

Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 31.

2021 Stats: 14-6, 2.81 ERA, 50 walks, 227 strikeouts.

No. 12: Oakland Athletics OF Starling Marte

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 33.

2021 Stats: .310 batting average, 12 home runs, 55 runs batted in, 47 stolen bases.

No. 13: New York Mets SP Marcus Stroman

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 30

2021 Stats: 10-13, 3.02 ERA, 44 walks, 158 strikeouts.

No. 14: Boston Red Sox OF Kyle Schwarber

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: .266 batting average, 32 home runs, 71 runs batted in.

No. 15: Los Angeles Angels RP Raisel Iglesias

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 32.

2021 Stats: 65 games, 34 saves, 2.57 ERA, 12 walks, 103 strikeouts.

No. 16: Chicago White Sox SP Carlos Rodon

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: 13-5, 2.37 ERA, 36 walks, 185 strikeouts.

No. 17: New York Mets SP Noah Syndergaard

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: 0-1, 9.00 ERA, zero walks, two strikeouts.

No. 18: Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 34.

2021 Stats: 10-8, 3.55 ERA, 21 walks, 144 strikeouts.

No. 19: New York Mets OF Michael Conforto

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 29.

2021 Stats: .232 batting average, 14 home runs, 55 runs batted in.

No. 20: Los Angeles Dodgers UTIL Chris Taylor

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 31.

2021 Stats: .254 batting average, 20 home runs, 73 runs batted in.

No. 21: San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt

Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 33.

2021 Stats: .274 batting average, 29 home runs, 59 runs batted in.

No. 22: New York Yankees 1B Anthony Rizzo

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 32.

2021 Stats: .248 batting average, 22 home runs, 61 runs batted in.

No. 23: Tampa Bay Rays DH Nelson Cruz

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 41.

2021 Stats: .265 batting average, 32 home runs, 86 runs batted in.

No. 24: Houston Astros SP Justin Verlander

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 39.

2021 Stats: Did not pitch due to injury.

No. 25: Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Age: 34

2021 Stats: 69 games, 38 saves, 2.22 ERA, 36 walks, 86 strikeouts.

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