Who are the top 10 MLB free agents who will be chased by teams in the offseason?
The next offseason is shaping up to be another interesting one. There are some veteran players finally hitting free agency and some younger stars finally getting a taste of the open market. So, with all of that in mind, here are the top 10 MLB free agents going into the next offseason.
Some big names have been left off this list. Why? Because all of them either have opt-outs or have team options for next season. That is my only disclaimer. Hopefully you all like my list.
Number 10: Hunter Renfroe
Ever since he entered the league in 2016, Hunter Renfroe has been, on and off, one of the most consistent power hitters in baseball. Add on some above-average defense and a good arm and you have yourself a pretty good addition in the outfield.
Renfroe is on a one-year, $11.9 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. The 31-year-old is with his fifth team after he spent the first three-and-a-half seasons in San Diego with the Padres.
Along with his elite power, he also excels in the arm strength percentile ranking according to his Baseball Savant page. The Angels outfielder has averaged out in the 98th percentile in arm strength over the last three seasons.
The two-time Futures Game participant’s best season was in 2021, collecting 31 home runs and 96 RBI while playing in 144 games with the Boston Red Sox. Boston was also the team that drafted Renfroe back in 2010.
Some of this success in Boston could be because of how favoring left field is at Fenway Park. Although players don’t tend to speak on this, ballpark dimensions do play a part in where players choose to sign. It will be interesting to see how this affects Renfroe’s decision come next offseason.