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2023 MLB Free Agents: Ranking the Top 25 Free Agents for the 2022-23 Offseason

As the season comes to a wrap, let's dive into what players may be on the move this MLB offseason! The 2023 MLB free agent class is LOADED so there should be plenty of money spent and players with new homes!
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2023 MLB Free Agents: Ranking the Top 25 Free Agents for the 2022-23 Offseason

The 2022 MLB season is nearly at its end. With many fans and teams already looking towards the offseason we have a look at the latest rankings of the best MLB Free Agents coming this winter.

2023 MLB Free Agents

1. Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

Judge should be the unanimous MVP of the American League, and he has 60 home runs. He has proven anyone who doubted his ability to maintain his high level of play or his health for a full season. Even though the Yankees didn't handle the original talks in a manner he liked, it remains hard to picture him playing anywhere else. If he does, his favorite team growing up (the San Francisco Giants) will undoubtedly be in the market for his services.

2. Jacob deGrom, SP, New York Mets

How could (who I think) is the pitcher with the best stuff of anyone to ever pitch a baseball not be the top free agent in his class? Health. He has dominated each time that he has taken the mound, and has already stated that he wants to opt-out of his contract to get more money. Uncle Steve has deep pockets, but at what point does he draw the line?

3. Trea Turner, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

The five-tool stud SS for the MLB's best team is a big reason why they are able to compete at the level that they do. He steals bases, hits for average, has power, and plays very good defense. Don't be surprised if teams try to snatch him up before the guys above because he carries less risk and plays at an MVP level just like the two above.

4. Justin Verlander, SP, Houston Astros

Verlander came out of nowhere to put up a monster season this year, and be the leading candidate for AL Cy Young. This all in a year where people were uncertain how much he would pitch, let alone at what level! He is expected to opt-out of his player option this offseason and he could very well net a Max Scherzer to Queens type of deal.

5. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox

I may have him higher on my list than some others, but as a Yankee fan, I have seen the kind of damage he can do in a prominent spot in the order. With the state of things with Boston and their payroll, it is unlikely that they will be able to keep him, extend Rafael Devers and address their pitching. He feels like the missing piece for the Philadelphia Phillies to me, but he will have 10-15 teams calling if he does move on.

6. Carlos Correa, SS, Minnesota Twins

No news here as he will probably opt out to get a longer deal, but he wants to stay in Minnesota, and the Twins love that they landed him last season. Some poise and playoff experience are what the Twins needed and Correa was a huge step in the right direction.

7. Edwin Diaz, CP, New York Mets

The electric closer for the Mets was not loved for years as he settled into his home in Queens, and he has come alive this season. The emotional factor of those trumpets going off, combined with the way he overpowers the best hitters in the game will make him an extremely valuable asset if he does decide to choose to move on.

8. Dansby Swanson, SS, Atlanta Braves

The Georgia Kid has not been extended at a discount like many of his teammates, so it remains curious to see how he approaches this offseason. There will be a market for him, but if you are on the Braves now how could you leave?

9. Carlos Rodon, SP, San Francisco Giants

Rodon is always a nice guy to have, but his immense injury history makes it hard to give him a huge role on a team when he won't be around all that much. He possesses one of the best sliders in the game and he looks like he has improved in the health department a little bit. Carlos only signed a one-year deal, so it remains to be seen if that sample is big enough.

10. Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox

This is fascinating to me, as no matter what goes wrong with the team, whoever gets hurt or how well they play. You know you are getting strong numbers from the 35-year-old Cuban import. He may be able to make an impact like the above players for a short term on these teams, but its hard to see him getting a long term deal.

11. Willson Contreras, C, Chicago Cubs

12. Clayton Kershaw, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

13. Brandon Nimmo, OF, New York Mets

14. Chris Bassitt, SP, New York Mets

15. Luis Severino, SP, New York Yankees

16. Andrew Benintendi, OF, New York Yankees

17. Noah Syndergaard, SP, Philadelphia Phillies

18. Adam Wainwright, SP, St. Louis Cardinals

19. J.D. Martinez, DH/OF, Boston Red Sox

20. Mitch Haniger, OF, Seattle Mariners

21. Trey Mancini, OF, Houston Astros

22. Aroldis Chapman, New York Yankees

23. Joc Pederson, OF, San Francisco Giants

24. Adam Wainwright, SP, St. Louis Cardinals

25. Josh Bell, 1B, San Diego Padres

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Josh obtained his Master's in Sports Analytics from American University. He's a sports handicapper, writer, and stats nerd, as well as an MLB enthusiast. You can follow him on Twitter at @Josh_Weil.


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