Players set to become free agents in 2018-19 offseason – MLB.com

By now, you probably know the big names due to become free agents this offseason.

Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are the headliners. There’s also Josh Donaldson, Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel. But what about the rest?

Below is a list of notable players who are on an expiring contract or have an opt-out clause, grouped by position — using a player’s most-played position in 2018 — and ranked by ’18 Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Each player’s 2019 seasonal age and 2018 WAR total are included in parentheses next to his name. (WAR totals are through Monday, Sept. 3, per FanGraphs.)

Note: This doesn’t include players with 2019 options, such as Chris Sale, Madison Bumgarner and Cole Hamels, meaning the list could grow if options aren’t exercised.

Catchers
Yasmani Grandal (30 years old, 2.6 WAR)
Wilson Ramos (31, 2.5)
Kurt Suzuki (35, 1.7)
A.J. Ellis (38, 1.0)
Martin Maldonado (32, 0.9)
Nick Hundley (35, 0.8)
Jonathan Lucroy (33, 0.5)
Devin Mesoraco (31, 0.5)
Rene Rivera (35, 0.4)
Matt Wieters (33, 0.4)
Jeff Mathis (36, -0.2)
Drew Butera (35, -0.4)

First basemen
Steve Pearce (36 years old, 1.3 WAR)
Joe Mauer (36, 0.9)
Matt Adams (30, 0.8)
Mark Reynolds (35, 0.4)
Lucas Duda (32, 0.0)
Hanley Ramirez (35, -0.2)

Second basemen
Jed Lowrie (35 years old, 4.8 WAR)
Ian Kinsler (37, 2.3)
Asdrubal Cabrera (33, 2.3)
Daniel Descalso (32, 1.9)
DJ LeMahieu (30, 1.3)
Brian Dozier (32, 1.2)
Daniel Murphy (34, 0.3)
Logan Forsythe (32, 0.2)
Sean Rodriguez (34, 0.0)
Andrew Romine (33, 0.0)
Neil Walker (33, -0.2)

Third basemen
Eduardo Escobar (30 years old, 3.2 WAR)
Adrian Beltre (40, 0.6)
Josh Donaldson (33, 0.6)
Pablo Sandoval (32, 0.1)
Chase Headley (35, -0.4)
Danny Valencia (34, -0.4)
Jose Reyes (36, -0.8)
Luis Valbuena (33, -0.9)

Shortstops
Manny Machado (26 years old, 5.7 WAR)
Jose Iglesias (29, 2.5)
Elvis Andrus (30, 1.2) —
Can opt out of the four years and $58 million remaining on his contract.
Jordy Mercer (32, 1.1)
Freddy Galvis (29, 0.6)
Adeiny Hechavarria (30, 0.4)
Alcides Escobar (32, -0.5)
Eric Sogard (33, -0.8)

Left fielders
Michael Brantley

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