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MLB Free Agency: Top players available in 2023/24

With the MLB season officially concluded after the Texas Rangers won the World Series, free agency is set to begin with some great players now able to choose their team.

We highlight the best free agents who have yet to sign new contracts.

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Blake Snell (SP)

Blake Snell is one of the best free agents available and he has made himself a prime target for teams looking for a top-tier starting pitcher after a great individual season with the San Diego Padres.

Snell won the National League Cy Young Award and posted a record of 14-9 with an ERA of 2.25 in 2023.

Cody Bellinger (CF)

One of the top center fielders in MLB is Cody Bellinger and he has the talent to be a difference maker for a contender next season. 

A former National League Rookie of the Year and MVP, Bellinger had a batting average of .307 plus 26 home runs and 97 RBI with the Chicago Cubs in 2023.

Matt Chapman (3B)

Nothing about Matt Chapman’s 2023 season was great, but he stands out as an option for teams this offseason because he is a solid defensive third baseman. 

Chapman hit .240 in 2023 and had 17 home runs and 54 RBIs for the Toronto Blue Jays. He also won his sixth Gold Glove award.

Jordan Montgomery (SP)

Coming off a World Series win with the Rangers, Jordan Montgomery is looking to test free agency with the hopes that he can get a big contract. Montgomery was 10-11 in 2023 and had an ERA of 3.20, making him a decent option for teams who need starting pitching depth.

He had and up-and-down postseason, amassing a 3-1 record in six starts, including two shutouts. His postseason ended on a sour note, though, as he allowed nine hits and four runs in six innings in the Rangers' 9-1 World Series Game 2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

JD Martinez (DH)

JD Martinez is in the unfortunate position of being a free agent who was just replaced by the best player in baseball. The Dodgers - Martinez's team last year - signed Shohei Ohtani, leaving Martinez to seek a new employer.

At 36 years old, Martinez can still produce at a high level. He batted .271 with a .321 on-base percentage, plus 33 home runs and 103 RBI in 2023.

Rhys Hoskins (1B)

Hoskins missed the entire 2023 season after suffering a torn ACL, and superstar Bryce Harper took over his spot at first base as he recovered from Tommy John Surgery. Reports indicate Hoskins will seek a one-year deal to establish his value before signing a long-term deal next offseason.

Now 30, Hoskins has a career batting average of .242 and a career on-base percentage of .353. He led MLB in walks in 2019, and his career numbers indicate that he can be counted on for around 30 home runs and at least 70 RBI if he stays healthy for a full season.

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