With Thursday’s deadline for MLB teams to extend a qualifying offer to players they feared losing in free agency, 14 players now have a qualifying offer attached to them.
Here are the 14 MLB players who were extended a qualifying offer heading into the offseason
According to MLB insider Jeff Passan, these are the 14 players who were reportedly given a qualifying offer (QO). Players are listed alphabetically, with the team giving the qualifying offer listed after the player’s name.
As a note, players who had previously received a qualifying offer can not be given another QO.
Tyler Anderson, Los Angeles Dodgers
Chris Bassitt, New York Mets
Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox
Willson Contreras, Chicago Cubs
Jacob deGrom, New York Mets
Nathan Eovaldi, Boston Red Sox
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
Brandon Nimmo, New York Mets
Joc Pederson, Sân Francisco Giants
Martín Perez, Texas Rangers
Anthony Rizzo, New York Yankees
Carlos Rodón, San Francisco Giants
Dansby Swanson, Atlanta Braves
Trea Turner, Los Angeles Dodgers
This year’s qualifying offer is $19.65 million for one year. If a player accepts the QO, he returns to the team under that contract. If a player signs with another team this offseason, that team will have to give a draft pick (and potentially international bonus pool money) to the player’s former team as compensation.
On this list, the New York Mets led the way with three, while the Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, and San Francisco Giants each had two. The Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, and Texas Rangers each had one.
According to MLB.com, only 11 of the 110 players who have received a qualifying offer in the past have accepted it. Last year, Brandon Belt accepted an $18.4 million QO from the Giants, making him the only player to make that choice ahead of the 2022 campaign.
This year’s players have until November 20 to accept or reject the QO.