The MLB season is about to begin again after an exciting offseason filled with key players transferring teams. Shohei Ohtani’s signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers was the major offseason story.
Josh Hader joining the Houston Astros and Juan Soto joining the New York Yankees are two more well-known players who have switched teams. It was an incredible offseason, and fans may be in for even more excitement the following winter.
Following the end of the 2024 season, a sizable number of elite players may become free agents. The top five players who will be available as free agents after the season are examined in further detail below:
Next season, in 2024, the top five MLB players will be free agents.
5. Zack Wheeler
Following the 2024 season, Zack Wheeler is scheduled to become a free agent. In 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies offered him a five-year, $118 million contract.
Wheeler’s time with the Phillies has been brutal. He finished the previous season with a 13–6 record and a 3.61 ERA in 192 innings pitched. With four straight seasons in which he has been considered for the Cy Young Award, he is poised for yet another great season.
4. The Burnes Corbin
A few days ago, the Baltimore Orioles acquired Corbin Burnes from the Milwaukee Brewers. Still, it is expected that he will be a free agent after the 2024 season.
Since making his MLB debut in the 2018 season, Burnes has been an ace. For the previous six seasons, he was always at the top of the Brewers’ rotation. When the former Cy Young Award winner is on the open market, he will be the focus of attention.
3. Pete Alonso
Pete Alonso is one of the best sluggers in baseball and a formidable force. With the exception of the 2020 season’s delay, Alonso has never hit fewer than 37 home runs.
Alonso just finished a season in which he hit 46 home runs, which is the second-highest total in his career. Should he hit for averages again, the three-time All-Star will be a valuable asset to the open market.
2. Alex Bregman
Alex Bregman is aiming for the same thing after seeing his teammate, Jose Altuve, get a five-year, $125 million agreement. If the front office does not act, he might leave Houston at the end of this season.
When Bregman was called up during the 2016 MLB season, he became a focal point for Houston. He will get interest as a free agent since he is thought to be an above-average defender with a monster bat.
1. Juan Soto
After being traded with Trent Grisham earlier in the winter, Juan Soto is gearing up for a Yankees season. He will surely improve the lineup when Aaron Judge is there.
Last year, Soto played in all 162 games of the regular season, hitting.275/.410/.519 with 35 home runs and 132 walks, which led the league. The three-time MLB All-Star hit a career-high 35 home hits.
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