MLB: Three highest upside free agents and possible landing spots

Free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons.. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Free agent shortstop Andrelton Simmons.. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /
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These three high upside free agents may end up becoming some of the more valuable signings this offseason.

The 2020-2021 MLB free agency period officially begins on November 1, with much of the conversation focused on the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the likelihood of a brutal offseason for players currently on the market.

While smaller market, rebuilding teams are sure to avoid handing out any big contracts, contending teams in need of a big piece or two to put them in contention for a World Series in 2021 will still be active and the cream of the crop (J.T. Realmuto, Trevor Bauer, Marcell Ozuna to name a few) will still get their payday this offseason.

But for many players who now find themselves looking for work, the outlook may be grim as billionaire owners cry poor after a season of no fans and the uncertainty of what 2021 will bring in terms of fan attendance and possibly additional revenue losses.

We don’t know exactly what to expect once free agency begins in earnest, but there are a handful of veteran pieces available who have the potential to provide a high amount of value at a low cost.

Here are three high upside free agents to watch closely and possible landing spots for each.