MLB Free Agents: top 10 players and likely destinations

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) walks into the dugout to start Game three of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals on October 6, 2019, at Nationals Park, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 06: Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) walks into the dugout to start Game three of the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals on October 6, 2019, at Nationals Park, in Washington D.C. (Photo by Mark Goldman/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Houston Astros 

OF, Kole Calhoun

As mentioned in the previous slide, Houston brought back catcher Martin Maldonado on Friday, filling the team’s need behind the plate. The Astros could also use another starting pitcher as well as a reliever, though the latter of those two seem strong.

Earlier this month the ‘Stros traded outfielder Jake Marisnick to the NY Mets in exchange for a couple of prospects. Perhaps Houston would be interested in refilling the hole left by Marisnick.

Calhoun, 32, turned in a nice bounce-back season in 2019, slugging 33 home runs (a career-high) and tallying 2.5 WAR with the Angels. He’s also not bad on defense, finishing with a 5.1 UZR out in right field. With Michael Brantley, George Springer, Josh Reddick and even youngster Kyle Tucker all returning in 2020, signing Calhoun isn’t exactly a critical move; though, the Astros may feel like deepening its outfield, considering Reddick and Tucker didn’t exactly tear it up out there in 2019 (granted, the latter of those two only played in 22 games).

Contract Prediction: 2 years, $18 million