MLB offseason: Top 25 2022-23 MLB free agents with predictions

Sep 18, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) gestures after hitting an RBI double during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 18, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) gestures after hitting an RBI double during the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports /
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Anthony Rizzo, Yankees
Sep 24, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) gestures to the dugout after hitting a two run home run in the seventh inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports /

18) 1B Anthony Rizzo – Yankees – Three years, $45 million

Anthony Rizzo has been a good fit for the Yankees in the past year and a half and he should be a good fit for the future too.

Rizzo, 33, is starting to get up there in age but he still hit 32 home runs and had 75 RBI in 2022. Defensively, though, he is starting to regress from the Gold Glove first baseman that he once was. The Yankees would be best having him as a DH toward the end of his contract but they likely will still have Giancarlo Stanton there.

Rizzo should have similar suitors that Josh Bell will so he should have a good market if the Yankees decide not to bring him back.

19) 1B José Abreu – Cubs – Two years, $42 million

José Abreu is only two years removed from winning the AL MVP award with the White Sox in 2020. He also has spent the last nine years with the club but with some prospects (like Andrew Vaughn) coming up, it seems likely that the White Sox will move on from Abreu.

Abreu, who turns 36 in January, could be a good first base/DH bat for a lot of teams as he will still hit for a lot of doubles. He hit 40 doubles in 2022 but he saw his home run total plummet from 30 to 15. His RBI total also dropped from 117 to 75.

If he had his 2021 numbers in 2022, he might be able to get a three-year deal but with that sharp decline in those two areas, a two-year deal is more likely.

The Rays, Twins, Mariners, Guardians, Astros, Rangers, Padres, and Giants could also be potential suitors.