MLB: The top 25 free agents this offseason

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds in action during game two of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 04: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds in action during game two of a doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on September 4, 2020 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) /
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The 10th – 6th ranked 2020-21 MLB free agents.

#10: Masahiro Tanaka, RHP, 1.17 WHIP (2020)  
As we round into the top 10 of this list, we start off with Masahiro Tanaka. Tanaka has been a staple in the front of the New York Yankees starting rotation for seven years. As Gabe Lacques of USA Today illustrated, Tanaka is not usually spectacular but one of the most reliable starters in the league. The righty posted a 1.17 WHIP this season and owns a career 3.74 ERA. He’s better in October, pitching to a 3.33 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 10 starts.

#9: Brad Hand, LHP, 0.77 WHIP (2020)  
Brad Hand enjoyed a career year in 2020. The lefty reliever posted career-best marks in ERA and WHIP and led the AL with 16 saves. In 23 games with the Cleveland Indians, Hand posted a sub-3.00 ERA and 0.77 WHIP.

#8: Liam Hendriks, RHP, 0.67 WHIP (2020)  
Liam Hendriks was virtually unhittable this year. In his 2020 campaign with the Oakland Athletics, Hendriks pitched to a 1.78 ERA and incredible 0.67 WHIP. Over the last two seasons, Hendriks has successfully converted 39 of 46 save opportunities. He also struck out 13.1 batters per nine innings and is the top relief pitcher on the market.

#7: Ha-seong Kim, SS, Kiwoom Heroes (KBO)  
Ha-seong Kim is a shortstop that plays for the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO). Kim is a sure-handed and strong-armed infielder with the ability to put up plus numbers at the plate. The right-hander has hit better than .300 in half of his six full seasons playing KBO baseball. Last season, in 138 games, Kim clobbered 30 home runs and 109 RBIs. Expect a long list of suitors for this international talent, as he could be considered a top 100 MLB prospect immediately upon signing.

#6: Marcus Stroman, RHP, 1.29 WHIP (Career)  
Marcus Stroman opted out of his 2020 campaign with the New York Mets after suffering a calf injury. Still, he is lauded as one of the two best starting pitchers on the market. Stroman threw to a 3.77 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 2019 and owns a 3.76 career ERA and 1.29 career WHIP.