The following is a list of free agents of note in Major League Baseball.

Players listed in BOLD are players that have had a Qualifying Offer extended to them

We will update this article on an ongoing basis throughout the offseason.

NOTE: If a player has an * next to his name, his contract does include an option. 

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Welington CastilloBAL1-yr, $6M
The deal includes a second year with a $7 million player option. Castillo went .264-14-68 last year and should produce similarly this season. 
Jason CastroMIN3-yr, $24M
A strong defender who really can't hit. Nothing more than a low end second catcher in mixed leagues at best. 
A.J. EllisMIA1-yr, $2.5M He will likely play around 30-35 games as the backup to J.T. Realmuto.
Ryan HaniganPHIMinor lg.
He's a nice glove but it's been years since he was worth anything other than a $1 bid in league specific setups. 
Nick HundleySF1-yr, $2MGives the Giants a solid veteran backup to Buster Posey.
A.J. Pierzynski  Wants to play one more season. 
Wilson RamosTB2-yr, $12/5MThe deal could be worth $18.5 million if the incentives are hit. On his outlook see Offseason Injuries
David Ross  Unless something changes drastically he will retire a World Champion. 
Kurt SuzukiATL1-yr,. $1.5MThere's another $2.5 million in incentives in there for Suzuki who will share playing time with Tyler Flowers behind the dish. 
Josh TholeARIMinor lg. 
With Iannetta and Herrmann ahead of him, it would take an injury for Thole to even make the club.
Matt Wieters  After accepting a one year qualyfying offer last season he's looking to hit it big this offseason. See this Ray's Ramblings piece
Pedro Alvarez  Still has 25 homer power. Still waiting for a team.
Ike DavisLADMinor lg.It will be a struggle for him to carve out a role of significance. 
Edwin EncarnacionCLE3-yr, $60MThe top slugger on the market, EE is getting more than the $60 million listed. For the details see - Encarnacion is an Indian
Adam LaRoche  Will he try to rekindle his career or remain with his family?
Adam LindWAS1-yrSigned to platoon a bit at first base, Lind could obviusly fill-in once Ryan Zimmerman goes down with an injury. 
James LoneyTEXMinor lg. Signed a minor league deal with the Rangers. Who will he battle for playing time, Jurickson Profar? Josh Hamilton? Maybe Joey Gallo?
Justin Morneau  Not the hitter he once was, but still a servicable bat.
Kendrys MoralesTOR3-yr, $33MFor more on the signing of Morales see Off-Season Dealings.
Mitch MorelandBOS1-yr, $5MHe has a Gold Glove so he will push HanRam to the DH role. Moreland won't play versus lefties given his career .673 OPS against them. 
Brandon MossKC2-yr, $12MHe will replace Kendrys Morales. For more on Moss see Health, Rankings, Signings
Mike NapoliTEX Looking to get paid as the top power bat on the secondary market. Seems like it's gonna be the Rangers who add his services. 
David Ortiz *BOS1-yr, $16MThe Sox picked up the contract just in case after Ortiz went .315-38-127 in his final season. He won't be returning. 
Nick Swisher Ret. At least he's made millions and has a hot wife. 
Mark TeixeiraRet. He's retired after an impressive career. 
Mark ReynoldsCOLMinor lg.Don't know why he couldn't get a big league deal, or why he went back to Colorado. No line to playing time.
Aaron HillSFMinor Lg.A versatile veteran who is nothing more than a bench presence on an upper division club.
Chase UtleyLAD1-yr, $2MWill remain with the Dodgers. 
Neil WalkerNYM1-yr, $17.2M QOHe was off to a fantastic season last year before it derailed due to a back injury and subsequent surgery. He comes with obvious risk, but it's nice power at the keystone.
Josh Wilson   
Erick AybarSDMinot lg.
It wil be Aybar or Luis Sardinas at shortstop for the Padres. Have to think that the 33 year old Aybar is the one that emerges. 
Clint BarmesRet. Decided to retire back in May.
Andres BlancoPHI1-yr, $3M
Blanco can play all three spots in the outfield but he's nothing other than a depth option in NL-only leagues. 
Lourdes GurrielTOR7-yr, $22MSlashed .277/.362/.426 in just under 1,100 at-bats in Cuba's top professional league, including a slash line of .344/.407/.560 with 10 homers in 245 plate appearances during the 2015-16 season. He also offers above-average speed and can play all around the infield as well as all three outfield positions.
Brendan RyanDETMinor lg. Spent all of last year at Triple-A and is 35 years old in late March. 
Daniel DescalsoARI1-yr, $1.5M
He can't hit, .242 lifetime with little power, but he's a solid veteran depth add. 
Martin PradoMIA3-yr, $40MPrado will be paid handsomely to continue being what he has always been - a professional hitter. He hit .305 with 75 RBI and 70 runs scored last season.
Justin TurnerLAD4-yr, $64MThe best power hitting option at the hot corner on the market returns to the Dodgers. For more see Ray's Rambling's Pre Holiday Talk.  
Luis ValbuenaLAA2-yr, $15M Sounds like he will potentially start the year at first to cover Pujols, but he's gonna see work at third base as well. 
Jose BautistaTOR1-yr, $18.5MThe deal can be worth up to $60 million over three years to return to Toronto where he will be expected to be the same guy as always - big-time power.
Carlos BeltranHOU1-yr, $16M
Coming off an impressive power season that nearly saw him go 30-100. The astros paid a steep price hoping for similar production at age 40 (in April).
Gregor BlancoARIMinor lg.Will battle for a backup spot in the outfield in Arizona.
Peter BourjosCWSMinor lg.More glove than bat.
Michael BournBALMinor lg.The Orioles have brought him back to vie for a depth spot in the outfield.
Yoenis CespedesNYM4-yr, $110MHe gets the highest AAV of any position player in baseball history other than Miggy ($31M) at $27.5. An impressive talent, but he has trouble staying on the field. 
Chris CoghlanPHIMinor lg. 
Coughlan can play the infield and the outfield, and he'll likely be a solid NL-only play in '17.
Coco Crisp  Someone will sign the veteran. 
Rajai DavisOAK1-yr, $6MHe will run, steal 30 bases, get on base at a league average pace, and of course be traded by the A's at some point.
David DeJesus  His wife is so hot.
Ian DesmondCOL5-yr, $70MFour 20/20 seasons in five years led to the huge contract. For a breakdown, see the Winter Meetings Report
Dexter FowlerSTL5-yr., $82.5MAn on base stud, the Cardinals basically get a guy to replace the player they let go last year (Jason Heyward). See The Aftermath.
Sam Fuld  
Working his way back from shoulder surgery. 
Craig GentryBALMinor lg. He had just 34 at-bats at the big league level last season and is now 33 years old. 
Carlos GomezTEX1-yr, $11.5MGomez turned down multi-year deals to return to the Rangers where he finally found his groove late in the year. With health, success will follow.
Chris HeiseyWAS1-yr, $1.4MFar from an impact player in fantasy, Heisey appeared in 83 games for the Nats last season and batted .216 with nine home runs, 17 RBI and 18 runs scored.
Matt HollidayNYY1-yr, $13MThe veteran can still power the baseball effectively. A solid veteran signing for the Yankees. With health, he should basically replace Beltran's lost production.
Jon JayCHC1-yr, $8MA professional hitter who profiles best as a 4th major league outfielder. He will likely share center with Albert Almora
Matt JoyceOAK2-yr, $11MIt's great to be left-handed. A platoon option if there ever was one, Joyce was paid rather handsomely for who he is at this point of his career. 
Nate McLouth  The end of the line?
Logan MorrisonTB1-yr, $2.5MLoMo is a great guy, but he has never lived up to expectations, not close.
Angel Pagan  Can still get it done, but back woes continue to concern as his age increases.
Colby Rasmus TB1-yr, $5MPower, streakiness, ugly hair. You get it all with this psuedo-slugger who will never meet the sky-high expectations he arrived with.
Josh ReddickHOU4-yr, $32MI think the Astros overpaid. 
Ben Revere LAA1-yr, $4M
Revere hit .300 with 20 steals each year from 2014-16 before last year's flameout (.217 with 14 thefts). Should rebound.
Sean RodriguezATL2-yr, $11.5MRewarded for his best season, S-Rod went .270/.349/.510 with 18 homers in 300 ABs while playing 20 games at 1B, 2B, SS and OF.
Michael SaundersPHI1-yr, $9MThe deal inclusde a club option for $11 million. Saunders starred in the first half last season before falling flat on his face in the 2nd half. A career of unfulfilled expectations.
Travis SniderTEXMinor lg.Is he still playing? He signed a minor league deal with the Rangers.
Jose Tabata *TORMinor lg.Is he still playing? The 28 year old outfielder posted a .284 average and .393 OBP last season in 60 games at Triple-A.
Mark TrumboBAL3-yr, $37.5MEnded up with about half of what he was hoping for. Who is Trumbo? Check out this Ray's Ramblings piece
Brett AndersonCHC1-yr, $3.5M He could earn up to $10 million. He won't. He was signed as rotation depth and will likely makes starts... Until he breaks of course. 
Bronson ArroyoCINMinor lg. 
The soon to be 40 year old righty is trying to return after having been out of the bigs since 2014.
Brandon Beachy   His arm is just broken. 
Andrew CashnerTEX1-yr, $10MCashner's signing likely means Derek Holland and Colby Lewis won't be back. Cashner is long on talent, but short on production as he always underperforms.
Bartolo ColonATL1-yr, $12.5MWhile Jeff Mans likes him loaded with sour cream, bacon and chives, the Braves will take him as is after going 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 128 strikeouts over 197.1 innings for the Mets last season. The soon-to-be 44 year old defied all sensible logic after he posted a 4.0 K/BB last season despite throwing a fastball that never topped 88 mph almost 90-percent of the time he pitched.
John Danks ATLMinor lg.Worst lefty on the market? Not really sure why the Braves seem intent on signing every old guy on the bump...
Jorge de la RosaARIMinor lg.Worst lefty on the market? Slightly better than Danks. He signed with the D'backs to work out of the pen. 
R.A. DickeyATL1-yr, $7.5MDickey threw 169.2 innings last season for the Jays with a 4.46 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. The 42 year old knuckleballer is merely an innings eater at this point.
Scott FeldmanCIN1-yr, $2.3M
He's a swingman at this point. He will probably shoot for the 5th starting spot, but expect both starts and relief appearances this season. 
Jaime GarciaATL1-yr, $12M The Cards picked up his option.
Jeremy Guthrie  Hopes to get a bullpen gig. He's pitching in Australian Winter Ball. 
Jason HammelKC2-yr, $16MCan't throw 180-innings, can't, but he's a solid depth starter. Not getting the interest he hoped for. 
Jeremy HellicksonPHI1-yr, $17.2M QOAfter leading the Phillies with 12 wins, Hellickson opted to accept the team's qualifying offer. He finished the 2016 season with a 3.71 ERA and tied career highs with 32 starts and 189 innings pitched. He also struck out a career-best 154 batters, while walking just 45.
Derek HollandCWS1-yr, $6M
Holland will be asked to take the rotation spot of Chris Sale. For his outlook see Signings on the Hill. 
Daniel HudsonPIT2-yr, $11MSeems like every team in baseball with a hole in the pen was looking. The Pirates nabbed him. See Minor Movement
Edwin Jackson   
Cliff Lee  The once great lefty will never pitch again.
Cory LuebkeCWSMinor Lg. 
He'll be 32 in March and had an ERA over nine last year. Just a body.
Kris MedlenATLMinor Lg.He's had about 37 surgeries on his arm but he keeps coming back.
Matt MooreSF1-yr, $7MSee why the Giants brought him back.
Charlie MortonHOU2-yr, $14MThe Astros hope the groundballer can round out their rotation.
Jon NieseNYYMinor lg.Coming off a terrible season with an ERA in the five's, but he is left-handed. 
Ivan NovaPIT3-yr, $26MSeemed to resurrect his career in Pittsburgh where he will return. See Mound Movement
Jake Peavy  The righty can still get batters out when he's healthy. He's taking time off because of a family issue (divorce).
Josh Tomlin  He can't keep the ball in the yard, but when he does he's effective.
Edinson VolquezMIA2-yr, $22MHe stinks. The Marlins have a need though so they signed the veteran righty.
Jered WeaverSD1-yr, $3MMoving over to the NL, after 11 seasons in the AL all with the Angels. 
C.J. WilsonRet. Don't hate him cause he's beautiful. He's decided to retire and focus on car racing. See Mostly Bad News.
Travis WoodKC2-yr, $12MSigned by the Royals to compete for a starting spot after spending all of last season working out of the bullpen with the Cubs. 
Joe BlantonWAS1-yr, $4MIt took him a long while, but he finally settled for a spot in the Nationals bullpen. A solid arm that can be frequently used. 
Joaquin BenoitPHI1-yr, $7.5MThe aging vet can stll get batters out, he's still got big time stuff, so with health the Phillies will likely be happy. 
Jonathan BroxtonSTL2-yr, $7.5MWill remain with the Cardinals. 
Trevor Cahill SD1-yr, $1.75M
Cahill will get a chance to vie for a rotation spot with the Padres after posting a 2.74 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 65.2 innings last season. 
Brett CecilSTL4-yr, $30MComing off a down season cause of injury, he will allow the Cards to roll out yet another impressive arm late in games.
Santiago CasillaOAK2-yr, $11M
Seems like Casilla will setup for Ryan Madson, though Madson struggled enough last season that Casilla slipping into the 9th at some point seems possible.
Aroldis ChapmanNYY5-yr, $86M
Got paid to close for the Yankees. For more see the Winter Meetings Report.
Jesse ChavezLAA1-yr, $5.75MWhile he pitched out of the bullpen exclusively last year, the Angels intend to use him as a starter.  He posted a 4.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 62 appearances between the Blue Jays and the Dodgers and will hope the pitcher-friendly environment of Angel Stadium helps him reduce the number of home runs allowed this year. In 2016, he allowed 12 home runs over 67 innings.
Tim CollinsWASMinor Lg.Small, but can get guys out when healthy.
Aaron Crow   
Michael DunnCOL3-yr, $19M
Dunn is a lefty, and if you can get lefties out you get paid. See Signing on the Hill.
Dana Eveland   
Neftali FelizMIL1-yr, $5.35M 
He will likely battle Corey Knebel for 9th inning duties in Milwaukee.
Luke Hochevar   
Greg HollandCOL1-yr, $7MCould earn up to $10 million, Holland will likely battle Adam Ottavino at some point for 9th inning work. Could happen early if his arm is healthy.
J.P. HowellTOR1-yr, $3M
The 33 year old lefty had a down 2016 with a 1.40 WHIP and 4.09 ERA.
Kenley JansenLAD5-yr, $80MGot $80 million to return to the Dodgers to continue to dominate the 9th inning. See Pre Holiday Talk.
Casey JanssenBOSMinor lg. 
Just a veteran add for organizational depth.
Kevin JepsenARIMinor lg. Coming off a lost season of a 5.98 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 58 games.
Brandon LeagueKCMinor lg. At one point he had a hellacious sinker. 
Boone LoganCLE1-yr, $5.5M

A dominating lefty against lefties. He cannot be stopped there. See this Ray's Ramblings.

Javier LopezRet. Still murder on lefties but he's decided that he's thrown his last big-league pitch.
Brian MatuszARIMinor lg. The lefty threw only nin big league innings last season with horendous results (14.00 ERA, 2.89 WHIP).
Mark MelanconSF4-yr, $62MThe "third" closer on the market, Melancon will lock down the 9th for the Giants. For more see the Winter Meetings Report.
Joe NathanWASMinor lg.The 42 year old pitched just 6.1 innings last season. He will get a change to earn up to $3 million in incentives.
Josh Outman   
Yusmeiro PetitLAAMinor lg. 
A nice final man on any staff, he has solid stuff, can start and relieve as well.
Cesar RamosPHIMinor lg. Will get a shot to make the majors after a dreadful 2016. 
Sergio RomoLAD1-yr, $3MCan still get batters out, but his slurvy slider, when not breaking, is a base hit magnet. See This Ray's Ramblings article. 
Marc RzepczynskiSEA2-yr, $11MHe can get lefties out with the best of them and will fill a prime setup role for the Mariners. 
Fernando SalasNYM1-yr, $3M
In 17.1 innings with the Mets last season he had 19 punchouts and no walks.
Sergio Santos   
Joe SmithTOR1-yr, $3MFor more see this Ray's Ramblings article. 
Craig Stammen   
Drew StorenCIN1-yr, $3MWill likely start in a setup capacity, but the Reds seem open to letting the 9th play out based on spring performance. 
Koji UeharaCHC1-yr, $6MDude can still get batters out at an elite rate. See Signings on the Hill
Jordan WaldenATLMinor lg. deal A big arm, but shoulder woes have derailed his career. 
Brad ZieglerMIA2-yr, $16MHe has 52 saves as a ground ball machine the last two seasons. Not the prototypical 9th inning arm, he will slot back into a setup role in Miami.
* Contract includes an option  
** Players who received qualifying offers are in bold.