MLB Free Agent Tracker: Where The Top 25 Free Agents Land For 2017


Major League Baseball’s free agency period officially began at 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, and it’s sure to be an interesting offseason.

This year’s free agent class is loaded with good bats, but it’s lacking in starting pitching, so teams in need of rotation help likely will be left scrambling. Still, there are plenty of talented players available, and we’ll be tracking where they land.

Here are the top 25 free agents with their most recent team. This list will be updated as they sign.

1. Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets: re-signed with Mets for four years, $110 million
2. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B/3B/DH, Toronto Blue Jays
3. Aroldis Chapman, RP, Chicago Cubs: reportedly signed with Yankees for five years, $86 million
4. Dexter Fowler, OF, Cubs
5. Kenley Jansen, RP, Los Angeles Dodgers
6. Ian Desmond, OF/SS, Texas Rangers: reportedly signed with Rockies for five years, $70 million
7. Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals
8. Mark Melancon, RP, Nationals: signed with Giants for four years, $62 million
9. Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers
10. Mark Trumbo, OF, Baltimore Orioles
11. Jose Bautista, OF/DH, Toronto Blue Jays
12. Josh Reddick, OF, Dodgers: signed with Houston Astros for four years, $52 million
13. Neil Walker, 2B, Mets: accepted Mets’ qualifying offer (one year, $17.2 million)
14. Rich Hill, SP, Dodgers: Re-signed with Dodgers for three years, $48 million
15. Mike Napoli, 1B, Cleveland Indians
16. Jeremy Hellickson, SP, Philadelphia Phillies: accepted Phillies’ qualifying offer (one year, $17.2 million)
17. Matt Wieters, C, Orioles
18. Ivan Nova, SP, Pittsburgh Pirates
19. Colby Rasmus, OF, Houston Astros
20. Michael Saunders, OF, Blue Jays
21. Carlos Gomez, OF, Rangers
22. Austin Jackson, OF, Chicago White Sox
23. Jon Jay, OF, San Diego Padres: signed with Cubs for one year, $8 million
24. Sean Rodriguez, INF/OF, Pirates: signed with Braves for two years, $11 million
25. Mitch Moreland, 1B, Rangers: Reportedly agreed to one-year, $5.5 million contract with Red Sox

Thumbnail photo via Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports Images

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