Top 30 MLB Free Agents for 2015

Free agency has officially started, with two of the top names on the market, Michael Cuddyer and Victor Martinez, already reaching new agreements (Cuddyer, two-years, $21 million with the Mets) or re-signing with their club (Martinez, four-years, $68 million). There’s still plenty of time remaining for teams to make improvements or trades, and these are the names that you’ll want to know, while hoping that your team makes the highest bid.

  1. Hanley Ramirez, SS

    RHP Max Scherzer
    RHP Max Scherzer
  2. Yoan Moncada, SS – Cuba
  3. Max Scherzer, RHP
  4. Yasmany Tomas, OF – Cuba
  5. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
  6. Jon Lester, LHP
  7. James Shields, RHP
  8. Nelson Cruz, OF/DH
  9. Russell Martin, C
  10. Melky Cabrera, OF
  11. Ervin Santana, RHP
  12. Francisco Liriano, LHP
  13. Kenta Maeda, RHP – Japan
  14. Brandon McCarthy, RHP
  15. Andrew Miller, LHP
  16. David Robertson, RHP
  17. Nick Markakis, OF
  18. Chase Headley, 3B
  19. Jason Hammel, RHP
  20. Hyeon-jong Yang, LHP – Korea
  21. Sergio Romo, RHP
  22. Alex Rios, OF

    OF Alex Rios
    OF Alex Rios
  23. Nori Aoki, OF
  24. Michael Morse, 1B/OF
  25. Colby Rasmus, OF
  26. Jed Lowrie, SS
  27. Hector Olivera, 2B – Cuba
  28. Billy Butler, 1B/DH
  29. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  30. Jung-ho Kang, SS – Korea


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2 thoughts on “Top 30 MLB Free Agents for 2015

  1. Eh, I would certainly move Billy Butler up to 14/15 – in a DH role he will have a long career. Cabrera is great with glove and hits, top 10. If I had a choice between Rios or Cabrera – I would take Rios. Miller on that list – dead last (without knowing enough about the Korean middle infielders).

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    1. Butler’s power was way down and the fact that it is arguable whether he can actually play 1B is tough. The DH role seems to be valuable as a rotation spot to save players and keep them healthy. Whoever signs him would want him in that position for 140+ games, and if he doesn’t show more power, he has very little value. Melky should move up, but Asdrubal certainly shouldn’t, in my opinion. Rios’ struggles this year were from an injury. Whoever signs him could absolutely cash in. Miller as a reliever is sex on a stick! Could and likely will get a four-year deal.

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