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Best MLB Free Agents for the 2022-23 Offseason

Check out the top talents in baseball — including Yankees superstar Aaron Judge — headed to free agency for the very first time this winter.

The musical chairs of MLB free agency were postponed by an agonizing 99-day lockout, but we’ve since emerged on the other side with a brand-new collective bargaining agreement dictating the finer financial points of the future years of baseball. Right on cue, 16 different players, many of them free agents, signed contracts worth over $100 million.

That got us thinking — who’s on tap to become the next Corey Seager, Freddie Freeman, or Carlos Correa and break the bank next year?

Check out Boardroom’s exclusive list of notable talents headed for unrestricted free agency when the 2022-23 offseason rolls around, as well as the big names with 2023 contract options who may end up joining them.

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Top Upcoming MLB Free Agents for 2023 (Unrestricted)

The following is Boardroom’s curated, non-exhaustive list of imminent unrestricted free agents, with contract and salary data via Spotrac.

1. Yankees OF Aaron Judge
2. Dodgers SS Trea Turner
  • Age: 28
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $21,000,000
3. White Sox 1B José Abreu
  • Age: 35
  • Expiring contract: 3 years, $50,000,000
4. Red Sox OF/DH J.D. Martinez
  • Age: 34
  • Expiring contract: 5 years, $110,000,000
5. Mariners OF Mitch Haniger
  • Age: 31
  • Contract: 1 year, $7,750,000
6. Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw
  • Age: 34
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $17,000,000
7. Braves SS Dansby Swanson
  • Age: 28
  • Expiring contract: (Pending arbitration settlement)
8. Astros OF Michael Brantley
  • Age: 34
  • Expiring contract: 2 years, $32,000,000
9. Red Sox SP Nathan Eovaldi
  • Age: 32
  • Expiring contract: 4 years, $68,000,000
10. Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman
  • Age: 34
  • Expiring contract: 3 years, $48,000,000
11. Mets RP Edwin Diaz
  • Age: 28
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $10,200,000
12. Padres SP Sean Manaea
  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $9,750,000
13. Red Sox 2B Kiké Hernández
  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 2 years, $14,000,000
14. Yankees OF Joey Gallo
  • Age: 28
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $10,275,000
15. Twins C Gary Sanchez
  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: (Pending arbitration settlement)
16. Mets SP Chris Bassitt
  • Age: 33
  • Expiring contract:(Pending arbitration settlement)
17. Braves OF Adam Duvall
  • Age: 33
  • Expiring contract: (Pending arbitration settlement)
18. Cubs C Willson Contreras
  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: (Pending arbitration settlement)
19. Angels SP Noah Syndergaard
  • Age: 29
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $21,000,000
20. Padres C Omar Narvaez
  • Age: 30
  • Expiring contract: 1 year, $5,000,000

Top Potential MLB Free Agents with Player/Club Options

1. Mets SP Jacob deGrom (player option)
2. Twins SS Carlos Correa (player option)
3. Cardinals 3B Nolan Arenado (player option)
4. Dodgers 1B Max Muncy (club option)
5. Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts (player option)
6. Dodgers SP Trevor Bauer (player option)
7. White Sox SS Tim Anderson (club option)
8. Giants SP Carlos Rodon (player option)
9. Phillies SP Aaron Nola (club option)
10. Yankees 1B Anthony Rizzo (player option)
11. Red Sox SP Chris Sale (player option)
11. Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon (player option)
12. Padres 1B Eric Hosmer (player option)
13. Padres OF Wil Myers (club option)
14. Braves SP Charlie Morton (club option)
15. Phillies 2B Jean Segura (club option)
16. Dodgers RP Blake Treinen (club option)
17. Marlins OF/DH Jorge Soler (player option)
18. Nationals OF/DH Nelson Cruz (mutual option)
19. Orioles 1B/OF Trey Mancini (mutual option)
20. Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley Jr. (mutual option)
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