Major League Baseball’s 2021-22 offseason was one of the most unusual in sports history. We saw an increase in free agency in late November, before the MLB owner-imposed lockdown. After 99 days, the lockout ended on March 10 and free agency resumed. Spring training is underway and opening day is set for April 7.
Post-lockdown offers have picked up in recent days as opening day nears. Among the notable players to sign contracts last week.
Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Robbie Ray, Javier Báez, Marcus Semien and Marcus Stroman are among the free agents who found new homes before the lockdown. Teams were unable to sign free agents on the 40-man roster during the lockdown.
With the return of free agency, we’ll be using this space to keep tabs on our top 50 free agents throughout the spring. As we noted when publishing these rankings, “the order is based on a combination of expected impact and annual average value.” You can click here to find these rankings in their original form, complete with player analysis.
Below you will find our tracker, complete with player, rank, last team and new team. We’ll keep this updated throughout the offseason.
2021-22 MLB Free Agent Tracker