MLB Free Agency: The All Unemployment Team

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson #20 rounds the bases after hitting a home run the fifth and final game of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 9, 2019 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 09: Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson #20 rounds the bases after hitting a home run the fifth and final game of the National League Division Series between the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals on October 9, 2019 at Suntrust Park in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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There are still quality players out in MLB Free Agency.  So many that you could make an actual team.  So, how do they stack up? Let’s take a look.

This offseason, MLB Free Agency is super active.  Scott Boras has secured his clients $1 Billion dollars (not an exaggeration).  The offseason is far from over though as impact players like Josh Donaldson, Marcell Ozuna, and Nick Castellanos are still available.

Using the Roster Resource Free Agent Tracker, I took the remaining free agents and put together the best available team based on projected WAR.

The Infield

  • 1B, Todd Frazier,  Projected WAR 1.5
  • 2B, Asdrubal Cabrera,  Projected WAR 1.6
  • SS, Jose Iglesias,  Projected WAR 1.3
  • 3B, Josh Donaldson,  Projected WAR 4.7
  • UTIL, Wilmer Flores,  Projected WAR 1.2

The infield is led by superstar Josh Donaldson who even at 34 years old is projected to have another monster season.  The rest of the infield is solid if uninspiring but has players who can contribute to winning teams.

Asdrubal Cabrera just won a World Series playing 2B for the Nationals.  Jose Iglesias remains a light-hitting shortstop who is an absolute wizard with the glove. Todd Frazier had a solid season in NY but is blocked at 3B on our imaginary team by Donaldson.  Wilmer Flores rounds it out as the utility guy.

This is actually a pretty decent infield that is anchored by Donaldson, its defensively solid on the left side and a little below average on the right.  With the exception of Iglesias and his 84 wRC+, this infield brings some strong bats that can slot in the middle and back of a lineup.