MLB Free Agents: Top 25 players up for grabs

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers during of a game at Citi Field on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers during of a game at Citi Field on September 15, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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Top 25 MLB Free Agents

Nos. 20 through 22

Howie Kendrick (22) will be 37, so he’s at best likely only interesting to a team looking for a part-time, utility player. Still, that post-season performance for the World Series-winning Washington Nationals looked pretty enticing. Considering his .286/.328/.444 post-season slash line across 17 games, a one-season gamble on Kendrick at a mutually agreeable price could make a lot of sense.

Michael Pineda (21) is one of the most intriguing MLB free agents on the market. Suspended early in September for a PED violation, he still has a month to serve before he can take the field for any team that signs him. Despite his 11-5 record, the Twins released him in late October. Pineda will be 31 next season, but it’s a young 31 given that he’s only pitched 138 innings per season since his 2011 debut.

Any team looking for a hard-hitting outfielder, especially at a reduced price, will at least want to take a look at Yasiel Puig (20). For the Reds and then the Indians, Puig batted .267 with 24 home runs with 84 RBIs. His 100 OPS+ puts his 2019 season firmly in the ’average’ category, On the plus side, however, he’ll only be 29, and nobody has ever questioned Puig’s dynamism.