Here’s a complete list of all 139 Major League Baseball players who are eligible to negotiate and sign with any team starting Tuesday, November 8 at 12:01 PM EST.
Following thousands of games in a historic season that had just about everything, including the emergence of new stars, old stars riding off into the sunset and the Chicago Cubs defeating the Cleveland Indians in an epic World Series to claim their first title in 108 years, the 2016 Major League Baseball season has come to an end. And while Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer can take a few days to celebrate, they’ll have to get back to work pretty quickly as free agency begins this Tuesday at 12:01 AM EST.
Officially, the Cubs have seven free agents on the market, but that technically does include veteran catcher David Ross, who announced months ago that 2016 would be his final season. Another player on this list that fits that mold is the Yankees’ Mark Teixeira. The Cubs’ list also doesn’t yet officially include Dexter Fowler, who hasn’t yet officially opted out of his contract to test the market, something he is expected to do in the next few days and could mean the end of his tenure on the North Side.
Actually, there are 38 players not listed here who can do the same if they choose to. What this list contains is the 139 players who we know for certain can start negotiating with any team starting on Tuesday. The Cubs’ Aroldis Chapman is one of the biggest names on this list and is likely to command big money. He’s one of many relief pitchers (RP) that will be testing the free-agent market this winter. It’s not a banner year in the starting pitching department but it will be interesting to see if anyone out there wants to throw some big money at some mid-30s guys like Jered Weaver or Rich Hill. And is there one last team out there who will give former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum a shot?
There are some big bats out there as well for teams to fight over. Toronto’s Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion are both up for grabs as are Mike Napoli and Rajai Davis of the AL champion Cleveland Indians. Mark Trumbo, who belted 47 home runs and knocked in 108 runs for the Baltimore Orioles in 2016, will also be on the market.
Here is the full list, broken down by team, of the 139 players that are set to be free agents.
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Daniel Hudson (RP), Rickie Weeks (LF)
- Atlanta Braves: Emilio Bonifacio (LF), Eric O’Flaherty (RP), A.J. Pierzynski (C)
- Baltimore Orioles: Pedro Alvarez (DH), Michael Bourn (CF), Brian Duensing (RP), Tommy Hunter (RP), Steve Pearce (1B), Nolan Reimold (LF), Drew Stubbs (CF), Mark Trumbo (RF), Matt Wieters (C)
- Boston Red Sox: Aaron Hill (3B), Junichi Tazawa (RP), Koji Uehara (RP), Brad Ziegler (RP)
- Chicago Cubs: Trevor Cahill (RP), Aroldis Chapman (RP), Chris Coghlan (LF), Munenori Kawasaki (IF), David Ross (C), Joe Smith (RP), Travis Wood (RP)
- Chicago White Sox: Alex Avila (C), Austin Jackson (CF), Justin Morneau (DH)
- Cincinnati Reds: Ross Ohlendorf (RP), Alfredo Simon (SP)
- Cleveland Indians: Marlon Byrd (RF), Rajai Davis (CF), Mike Napoli (1B)
- Colorado Rockies: Jorge de la Rosa (SP), Dan Descalso (SS), Nick Hundley (C), Boone Logan (RP), Ryan Raburn (LF), Mark Reynolds (1B)
- Detroit Tigers: Erick Aybar (3B), Casey McGehee (3B), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C)
- Houston Astros: Jason Castro (C), Doug Fister (SP), Colby Rasmus (LF), Luis Valbuena (3B)
- Kansas City Royals: Drew Butera (C), Peter Moylan (RP)
- Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: Andrew Bailey (RP), Jhoulys Chacin (SP), Tim Lincecum (SP), Geovany Soto (C), Jered Weaver (SP), C.J. Wilson (SP)
- Los Angeles Dodgers: Brett Anderson (SP), Joe Blanton (RP), Jesse Chavez (RP), Rich Hill (SP), J.P. Howell (RP), Kenley Jansen (RP), Josh Reddick (RF), Justin Turner (3B), Chase Utley (2B)
- Miami Marlins: Andrew Cashner (SP), Mike Dunn (RP), Jeff Francoeur (LF), Chris Johnson (1B), Jeff Mathis (C), Dustin McGowan (RP), Fernando Rodney (RP)
- Milwaukee Brewers: Blaine Boyer (RP), Chris Capuano (RP)
- Minnesota Twins: Kurt Suzuki (C)
- New York Mets: Jerry Blevins (RP), Bartolo Colon (SP), Alejandro De Aza (CF), Kelly Johnson (2B), James Loney (1B), Fernando Salas (RP), Neil Walker (2B)
- New York Yankees: Billy Butler (DH), Mark Teixeira (1B)
- Oakland A’s: Ross Detwiler (SP), Sam Fuld (LF)
- Philadelphia Phillies: Andres Blanco (3B), Peter Bourjos (RF), A.J. Ellis (C), Jeremy Hellickson (SP), David Hernandez (RP)
- Pittsburgh Pirates: Neftali Feliz (RP), Matt Joyce (RF), Ivan Nova (SP), Sean Rodriguez (1B), Ryan Vogelsong (SP)
- St. Louis Cardinals: Brandon Moss (1B), Jerome Williams (RP)
- San Diego Padres: Edwin Jackson (SP), Jon Jay (CF), Brandon Morrow (RP), Clayton Richard (SP), Adam Rosales (3B), Carlos Villanueva (RP)
- San Francisco Giants: Gordon Beckham (2B), Gregor Blanco (RF), Santiago Casilla (RP), Javier Lopez (RP), Joe Nathan (RP), Angel Pagan (LF), Jake Peavy (SP), Sergio Romo (RP)
- Seattle Mariners: Franklin Gutierrez (RF), Dae-ho Lee (1B), Adam Lind (1B), Drew Storen (RP)
- Tampa Bay Rays: Kevin Jepsen (RP), Logan Morrison (1B), Alexei Ramirez (SS)
- Texas Rangers: Carlos Beltran (DH), Ian Desmond (CF), Carlos Gomez (LF), Colby Lewis (SP), Mitch Moreland (1B)
- Toronto Blue Jays: Jose Bautista (RF), Joaquin Benoit (RP), Brett Cecil (RP), R.A. Dickey (SP), Edwin Encarnacion (DH), Scott Feldman (RP), Gavin Floyd (RP), Dioner Navarro (C), Michael Saunders (LF)
- Washington Nationals: Matt Belisle (RP), Sean Burnett (RP), Stephen Drew (2B), Chris Heisey (LF), Mat Latos (SP), Mark Melancon (RP), Wilson Ramos (C), Marc Rzepczynski (RP)
Who would you like to see your favorite MLB team go after in free agency?