While the Major League Baseball season is underway, fans and clubs can’t help but think about the top MLB free agents in 2024. MLB free agency is one of the most exciting things about baseball and the upcoming crop of free agents adds to the intrigue for the winter.
It will come as no surprise that Shohei Ohtani is the best player in 2023-’24 MLB free agency. He is the face of baseball with his popularity seemingly increasing by the year. Not only is he a marketable star who can bring in tens of millions of dollars for a team, but he is also a perennial MVP candidate who can help lead his team to the World Series.
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After Ohtani, the pool of top MLB free agents in 2024 drops off a bit. There is no Aaron Judge, Trea Turner or Xander Bogaerts to headline the list of everyday players. With Manny Machado signing an extension, the pool of free-agent hitters became thinner and more contract extensions during the season could shrink our list of top MLB free agents even further.
MLB qualifying offer 2024
Major League Baseball won’t announce the cost of a qualifying offer for the 2023-’24 MLB free agency period until this offseason. The price of the qualifying offer dropped to $17.8 million in 2019, climbed in 2020 and then dipped in 2021 after the COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted MLB revenue. The 2024 qualifying offer could eclipse $20 million based on rising player salaries.
MLB qualifying offers by year
- MLB qualifying offer 2022: $19.65 million
- MLB qualifying offer 2021: $18.4 million
- MLB qualifying offer 2020: $18.9 million
- MLB qualifying offer 2019: $17.8 MLB
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What is a qualifying offer in MLB?
A qualifying offer is a one-year offer MLB teams make to impending free agents. If a player has previously been offered the qualifying offer in their career or they were traded mid-season before becoming an MLB free agent, they aren’t eligible for the qualifying offer. If the QO is rejected, the club can receive a compensatory draft pick for the loss of that player in MLB free agency.
The qualifying offer in MLB is based on the mean salary of the 125 highest-paid players in MLB.
Who are the best MLB free agents in 2024?
Shohei Ohtani headlines the best MLB free agents available this winter. The two-way phenomenon may be one of the most coveted players ever in MLB free agency, because of his on-field talent and his marketability.
Here’s an early rundown of the top MLB free agents in 2024, with the ages reflecting how old they will be when MLB free agency begins.
1. Shohei Ohtani, starting pitcher and designated hitter, Los Angeles Angels
- Shohei Ohtani stats (2022): .273/.356/.519, 34 HR, 2.33 ERA, 219 Ks
- Shohei Ohtani contract: $30M salary
- Shohei Ohtani age: 29
- Shohei Ohtani free agency: 2024
Shohei Ohtani is the best player available in MLB free agency and it’s not close. There are several reasons why Ohtani will be so highly-coveted this offseason. It starts with what he can do on the field, but it extends well beyond it.
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We’ll start with his output with the bat, which on its own makes him the best hitter in MLB free agency. From 2021-’22, Ohtani slashed .265/.364/.554 with a 146 wRC+, .918 OPS and .289 isolated power. Those numbers put him in the MVP conversation on their own, especially when you bank on him to hit 35-plus home runs with double-digit steals.
On the mound, Ohtani is only in the Cy Young Award race on an annual basis. He posted a 2.33 ERA with 219 strikeouts this past season, limiting opponents to a .202 batting average with a 33.2% strikeout rate. Across the last two seasons, he possesses the fifth-lowest ERA (2.70) and the fifth-highest strikeout rate (31.4%) among starters with 250-plus innings.
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Finally, we arrive at Ohtani’s marketability and what he means for both MLB and his organization. Ohtani generates support from millions of baseball fans internationally, he is top-10 in jersey sales and the social media engagement he generates is like no other baseball player. All of that makes Ohtani No. 1 in our MLB free agency rankings.
2. Julio Urías, starting pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Julio Urias stats (2022): 2.16 ERA, 166 Ks, 0.96 WHIP in 175 innings
- Julio Urias contract: $14.25M salary
- Julio Urias age: 27
- Julio Urias free agency: 2024
Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw Julio Urías has been one of the best starting pitchers in baseball over the last two seasons. Despite being one of the shortest hurlers (6-foot) in the game, Urías has the third-best ERA (2.57), the sixth-lowest batting average allowed (.207) and the ninth-lowest walk rate (5.5%) over the last three seasons.
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Just as important for teams as the track record is his age. Urías will be 27 years old when he hits the open market, just entering his prime. It puts him in a perfect position to land a six-year contract worth more than $35 million per season. As long as Urías stays healthy this summer, he will be one of the top MLB free agents in 2024.
3. Max Scherzer, New York Mets
- Max Scherzer stats (2022): 2.29 ERA, 10.71 K/9, 0.91 WHIP, 14.8% SwStr rate
- Max Scherzer contract: $43.33M salary
- Max Scherzer age: 39
- Max Scherzer free agency: 2024
Max Scherzer will have plenty of motivation to exercise his opt-out clause this winter. While he’s currently the highest-paid player in the sport, there will only be $43.333 million left on the table for Scherzer if he sticks to his contract.
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There are undeniable risks associated with signing a 39-year-old pitcher in free agency. It’s especially relevant because Scherzer threw just 145.1 innings in 2022 and hasn’t reached the 180-inning mark since 2018. With that said, anything within the ballpark of replicating his 2022 production (90th percentile chase rate, 30.6% K-rate, .204 BAA), could net Scherzer a two-year deal worth at least $45 million per season.
4. Aaron Nola, starting pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
- Aaron Nola stats (2022): 3.25 ERA, 10.32 K/9, .218 BAA, 0.96 WHIP in 205 IP
- Aaron Nola contract: $16M salary
- Aaron Nola age: 30
- Aaron Nola free agency: 2024
At his best, Aaron Nola is capable of pitching at a level that we’ve seen from the likes of Tom Seaver and Corbin Burnes (10 consecutive strikeouts in a game). The right-handed pitcher put everything back together in 2022 after struggling (4.63 ERA, 1.15 WHIP) through the 2021 campaign. While Nola’s fastball velocity is slowly dipping, he maintained a 12.6% Swinging Strike rate last season and held opponents to a .218 batting average. If the Phillies can’t sign him to an extension and he stays healthy, Nola could become one of the highest-paid pitchers in baseball.
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5. Jung-hoo Lee, outfielder, Kiwoom Heroes
- Jung-hoo Lee stats (2022): .349/.421/.575, 23 home runs, .996 OPS
- Jung-hoo Lee contract: N/A
- Jung-hoo Lee age: 25
- Jung-hoo Lee free agency: 2024
Jung-Hoo Lee is one of the most exciting MLB free agents in 2024. The reigning KBO MVP winner will be posted by the Kiwoon Heroes this winter and MLB teams have already been scouting him for over a year. Nicknamed the “Grandson of the Wind”, Lee is the best hitter in Korea and his eye at the plate (6.8% K rate, 11.4% walk rate) is impeccable. He’ll be an above-average defender in the corner outfield, could hit .300 in the majors and there is legitimate All-Star potential here.
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6. Luis Severino, starting pitcher, New York Yankees
- Luis Severino stats (2022): 3.18 ERA, .194 BAA, 1.00 WHIP in 102 innings
- Luis Severino contract: $15M salary
- Luis Severino age: 29
- Luis Severino free agency: 2024
Where Luis Severino lands in 2024 will likely come down to what team is willing to take a risk. When he’s on the mound, the 6-foot-2 hurler can absolutely dominate (3.24 ERA, 10.31 K/9, .220 BAA since 2018). Unfortunately, Severino has eclipsed 100 innings just once in the last four years. A healthy 2023 campaign would push Severino into the top five, but even then risk is in mind.
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7. Matt Chapman, third base, Toronto Blue Jays
- Matt Chapman stats (2022):
- Matt Chapman contract: $12.5M salary
- Matt Chapman age: 30
- Matt Chapman free agency: 2024
Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Matt Chapman might not be the special defender at the hot corner he used to be (72nd percentile Outs Above Average in 2022). With that said, nearly every playoff contender would love to have Chapman. He provides high-end defense at one of the most important positions in baseball. The team that signs Chapman will get 28-30 home runs with high walk rates and he’ll be worth approximately four Wins Above Replacement.
8. Teoscar Hernández, outfielder, Seattle Mariners
- Teoscar Hernandez stats (2022): 25 HRs, 77 RBI, .267/.316/.491, 129 wRC+
- Teoscar Hernandez contract: $14M salary
- Teoscar Hernandez age: 31
- Teoscar Hernandez free agency: 2024
A two-time Silver Slugger Award recipient, Seattle Mariners outfielder Teoscar Hernández is poised to be one of the best hitters in MLB free agency this winter. Hernandez boasts the eighth-best wRC+ (132) and ranks 11th in FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement over the last three seasons. He’s a safe bet for 25-plus home runs and 70-plus RBIs each year and can maintain a respectable batting average. While below-average defense slightly diminishes his value, Hernandez’s bat is one of the most appealing available this winter.
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9. Blake Snell, starting pitcher, San Diego Padres
- Blake Snell stats (2022): 3.38 ERA, 12.02 K/9, 3.59 BB/9, 1.2 WHIP in 128 innings
- Blake Snell contract: $16.6M salary
- Blake Snell age: 31
- Blake Snell free agency: 2024
No team signing Blake Snell in MLB free agency should expect him to ever repeat the Cy Young season he delivered in 2018. On the wrong side of 30, the 6-foot-4 southpaw hasn’t thrown 130 innings since 2018. In 2022, he struck out 32% of batters faced but walks (9.5% walk rate) and looked sharp after the All-Star Break. What will truly swing where Snell ranks among the top MLB free agents at the end of September is whether or not he improves the third time through a batting order (.301 BAA, 1.86 WHIP, 6.86 ERA).
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10. Clayton Kershaw, starting pitcher, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Clayton Kershaw stats (2022): 2.28 ERA, 9.76 K/9, .205 BAA, 27.8% K-rate
- Clayton Kershaw contract: $20M salary
- Clayton Kershaw age: 35
- Clayton Kershaw free agency: 2024
Clayton Kershaw is seemingly defying Father Time. While persistent arm and back injuries have hampered him in recent seasons, Kershaw posted a 2.28 ERA and 0.94 WHIP across 126.1 innings last year. He will only receive one-year contract offers if he enters MLB free agency next winter, but Kershaw keeps proving he’s a front-line starter just with an innings limit.
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11. Amed Rosario, shortstop, Cleveland Guardians
Teams seeking quality infielders in MLB free agency are going to be disappointed in the winter. While there is an abundance of outfielders, it’s a bad time to need a middle infielder. Rosario isn’t a great option defensively at shortstop (2nd percentile Outs Above Average), but he’ll be 28 years old next season and a .282 batting average with double-digit home runs and a 101 wRC+ is perfectly acceptable for a middle infielder. Quite frankly, the lack of depth at the position could net Rosario an even larger contract than expected.
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12. Rhys Hoskins, first base, Philadelphia Phillies
Rhys Hoskins’ production warrants consideration among the top MLB free agents in 2024. However, he’s a first baseman who doesn’t field the position well (4th percentile Outs Above Average). Whichever team signs the 30-year-old will be banking on 28-30 homers annually for the next three years, weighed down by below-average defense and declining value to analytically-motivated front offices.
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13. Joc Pederson, outfielder, San Francisco Giants
Joc Pederson remains with the San Francisco Giants for the 2023 season and he should come relatively close to replacing his numbers. The left-handed slugger packs plenty of power (five seasons with 20-plus homers), but he is a complete defensive liability in the outfield. Entering what would be his age-32 season, Pederson’s next contract will likely be his last major payday.
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14. Josh Hader, closer, San Diego Padres
Josh Hader might be one of the most polarizing MLB free agents in 2024. A four-time All-Star selection and the NL saves leader in 2020, Hader has already racked up 132 saves in his MLB career. However, command (3.78 BB/9) and home runs (1.44 HR/9) proved to be real issues for him this past season. He enters Opening Day as the Padres’ closer, but another misstep will cost him the job and could significantly depreciate his market in MLB free agency.
15. Lucas Giolito, starting pitcher, Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Lucas Giolito certainly wishes he could’ve hit MLB free agency a few years ago. Things fell apart for the 6-foot-6 righty in 2022, with his ERA (3.53 to 4.9), batting average allowed (.218 to .270) and WHIP (1.1 to 1.44) all deteriorating. The 2023 season could offer him redemption, especially if he replicates his previous numbers (3.47 ERA from 2019-’21).
16. Hunter Renroe, outfielder, Los Angeles Angels
The past two seasons capture Hunter Renfroe perfectly. Now in his 30s, Renfroe has averaged 30 home runs with a .257 batting average and a strikeout rate hovering around 23 percent over the last three seasons. Teams might prefer him as a designated hitter, but Renfroe’s power bat and situational production (131 wRC+ with men on base) make him an appealing free agent.
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17. Frankie Montas, starting pitcher, New York Yankees
How Frankie Montas looks upon returning from surgery on his right labrum will have a dramatic impact on his earning power in MLB free agency. On the surface, teams will love a 6-foot-2 righty who sported a 3.96 ERA with a .241 BAA and 25.3 percent strikeout rate in his last 375.1 innings. However, long-term concerns with his arm could push Montas into a one-year contract.
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18. Ian Happ, outfielder, Chicago Cubs
Turning 29 years before the 2024 season, Ian Happ could be one of the more appealing MLB free agents for teams who don’t want to spend on a top hitter. Happ slashed .271/.342/.440 during the 2022 season, lowering his strikeout rate (29.2% to 23.2%) and making better contact. A versatile outfielder with the speed to swipe 10 bags and the power for 20 home runs, Happ should land a multi-year contract this winter.
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19. Jordan Montgomery, starting pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery could significantly boost his contract earnings with a strong 2023 campaign. He posted a 3.11 ERA with a 1.08 WHIP after being traded mid-season to St. Louis. Backed by a strong defense and working with a great coaching staff, Montgomery could turn a career-best season into a huge payday.
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20. Miles Mikolas, starting pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals
Miles Mikolas generated a fair bit of interest coming over from Japan before the 2018 season. While he’s a few years older and elbow issues are a red flag, he’s also a two-time All-Star pitcher with a 3.29 ERA across 202.1 innings this past year. He’ll be 35 next season, but could land a two-year deal.
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21. Martin Pérez, starting pitcher, Texas Rangers
Martin Pérez came out of nowhere in 2022, compiling a 2.89 ERA and .239 batting average allowed over 196.1 innings. Before that, the veteran southpaw posted a 4.88 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 341.1 innings (2019-’21). If he repeats his success in 2022, Pérez could be much higher in our MLB free agency rankings. For now, the 32-year-old is projected for regression.
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22. Carlos Carrasco, starting pitcher, New York Mets
Assuming Carlos Carrasco wants to pitch in his age-34 season, there should be plenty of teams offering him one-year contracts. The 6-foot-4 righty owns a 3.97 FIP, 8.84 K/9 and 1.36 WHIP across 205.2 innings in the past two seasons. Durability issues likely push him to a back-end starter, but he can be extremely effective in that role.
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23. Jesse Winker, outfielder, Milwaukee Brewers
Jesse Winker broke out in 2021, earning his first All-Star and slashing .305/.394/.556 with 24 home runs and a 147 wRC+. However, everything fell apart in 2022 (.219/.344/.344, 108 wRC+). A rebound season in 2023 can help Winker regain some ground in the MLB free agency rankings, but he is primary a designated hitter with some flaws at the plate.
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24. Eduardo Rodriguez, starting pitcher, Detroit Tigers
After signing a five-year, $77 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, Eduardo Rodriguez has a decision to make next offseason. While he isn’t coming off a great season, it’s reasonable to think he could earn more than $49 over three years by testing MLB free agency again this winter.
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25. Garrett Cooper, first baseman, Miami Marlins
Garrett Cooper will be one of the relative unknowns among the MLB free agents in 2023-’24, but there will be several suitors. He’ll be entering his age-33 season in 2024, but the 6-foot-5 slugger posted a .261/.337/.415 slash line with 50 RBIs and a 115 wRC+ in 2022. With a .795 OPS over his last three seasons, Cooper is a viable hitter in the bottom half of a batting order.
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2023-’24 MLB free agents by position
Here’s an overview of all the MLB free agents in 2024, taking a look at them position-by-position. Of note, the listed players in MLB free agency are not ranked in terms of value or preference. All contract info via Spotrac.
- Yasmani Grandal, Chicago White Sox
- Travis D’Arnaud, Atlanta Braves – $8 million club option
- Omar Narvaez, New York Mets – $7 million player option
- Yan Gomes, Chicago Cubs – $6 million club option
- Mike Zunino, Cleveland Guardians
- Austin Hedges, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Martin Maldonado, Houston Astros
- Manny Pina, Oakland Athletics – $4 million club option
- Mitch Garver, Texas Rangers
- Tucker Barnhart, Chicago Cubs – $3.25 million player option
- Curt Casali, Cincinnati Reds – Mutual option
- Victor Caratini, Milwaukee Brewers
- Tom Murphy, Seattle Mariners
- Luke Maile, Cincinnati Reds
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- Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds – $20 million club option, $7 million buyout
- Josh Bell, Cleveland Guardians – $16.5 million player option
- Max Muncy, Los Angeles Dodgers – $10 million club option
- Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Phillies
- Brandon Belt, Toronto Blue Jays
- C.J. Cron, Colorado Rockies
- Trey Mancini, Chicago Cubs – $7 million player option
- Ji-Man Choi, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Jesus Aguilar, Oakland Athletics
- Darin Ruf, New York Mets – $3.5 million club option
- Whit Merrifield, Toronto Blue Jays – Mutual option
- Kolten Wong, Seattle Mariners
- Adam Frazier, Baltimore Orioles
- Jonathan Schoop, Detroit Tigers
- Josh Harrison, Philadelphia Phillies
- Tony Kemp, Oakland Athletics
- Scott Kingery, Philadelphia Phillies – $13 million club option
- Jon Berti, Miami Marlins – $3.5 million club option
- Donovan Solano, Minnesota Twins
- Tommy La Stella, Seattle Mariners
- Cory Spangenberg, St. Louis Cardinals
- Orlando Arcia, Atlanta Braves – $2 million club option
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- Amed Rosario, Cleveland Guardians
- Tim Anderson, Chicago White Sox- $14 million club option
- Javier Baez, Detroit Tigers – Player opt-out, 4 years and $98 million (2024-’27)
- Paul DeJong, St. Louis Cardinals – $12.5 million club option
- Isiah Kiner-Falefa, New York Yankees
- Brandon Crawford, San Francisco Giants
- Giovanny Urshella, Los Angeles Angels
- Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Elvis Andrus, Chicago White Sox
- Pat Valaika, Atlanta Braves
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- Matt Chapman, Toronto Blue Jays
- Josh Donaldson, New York Yankees – Mutual option
- Justin Turner, Boston Red Sox – $13.4 million player option
- Evan Longoria, Arizona Diamomdbacks
- Eduardo Escobar, New York Mets – $9 million club option ($500,000 buyout)
- Matt Carpenter, San Diego Padres – $5.5 million player option
- Jeimer Candelario, Washington Nationals
- Brian Anderson, Milwaukee Brewers
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- Joc Pederson, San Francisco Giants
- Lee Jung-hoo, KBO
- Jesse Winker, Milwaukee Brewers
- Michael Confort, San Francisco Giants – $18 million player option
- Cody Bellinger, Chicago Cubs – Mutual option
- Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies
- Mark Canha, New York Mets – $13.25 million club option
- Hunter Renfroe, Los Angeles Angels
- Teoscar Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
- A.J. Pollock, Seattle Mariners
- Michael Brantley, Houston Astros
- Joey Gallo, Minnesota Twins
- Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs
- Randal Grichuk, Colorado Rockies
- Kevin Kiermaier, Toronto Blue Jays
- Eddie Rosario, Atlanta Braves – $9 million club option
- Enrique Hernandez, Boston Red Sox
- Wil Myers, Cincinnati Reds – Mutual option
- Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins – $10 million club option
- Tommy Pham, New York Mets
- Adam Duvall, Boston Red Sox
- David Peralta, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Harrison Bader, New York Yankees
- Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Arizona Diamondbacks
- Michael A. Taylor, Minnesota Twins
- Brad Miller, Texas Rangers
- Corey Dickerson, Washington Nationals
- Robbie Grossman, Texas Rangers
- Brett Phillips, Los Angeles Angels
- Adam Engel, San Diego Padres
- Victor Robles, Washington Nationals – $3.3 million club option
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- Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
- Max Scherzer, New York Mets – $43.333 million player option
- Marcus Stroman, Chicago Cubs – $21 million player option
- Charlie Morton, Atlanta Braves – $20 million club option
- Eduardo Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers – Player opt-out, 3 years for $49 million (2024-’26)
- Sean Manaea, San Francisco Giants – $15 million player option
- Ross Stripling, San Francisco Giants – $15 million player option
- Andrew Heaney, Texas Rangers – $13 million player option
- Kyle Hendricks, Chicago Cubs – $16 million club option
- Lance Lynn, Chicago White Sox – $18 million club option
- Mike Clevinger, Chicago White Sox – Mutual option
- Corey Kluber, Boston Red Sox – $11 million club option
- Alex Cobb, San Francisco Giants – $10 million club option
- Nick Martinez, San Diego Padres – $16 million club option
- German Marquez, Colorado Rockies – $16 million club option
- Johnny Cueto, Miami Marlins – $10.5 million club option
- Seth Lugo, San Diego Padres – $7.5 million player option
- Michael Wacha, San Diego Padres – Mutual option
- Zach Davies, Arizona Diamondbacks – Mutual option
- Wade Miley, Milwaukee Brewers – Mutual option
- Jose Ureña, Colorado Rockies – $4 million club option
- Drew Rucinski, Oakland Athletics – $5 million club option
- Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals
- Martin Perez, Texas Rangers
- Hyun-Jin Ryu, Toronto Blue Jays
- Miles Mikolas, St. Louis Cardinals
- Julio Urías, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Noah Syndergaard, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Alex Wood, San Francisco Giants
- Zack Greinke, Kansas City Royals
- Carlos Carrasco, New York Mets
- Sonny Gray, Minnesota Twins
- Lucas Giolito, Chicago White Sox
- Luis Severino, New York Yankees
- Aaron Nola, Philadelphia Phillies
- Blake Snell, San Diego Padres
- Kyle Gibson, Baltimore Orioles
- Jordan Montgomery, St. Louis Cardinals
- James Paxton, Boston Red Sox
- Michael Lorenzen, Detroit Tigers
- Kenta Maeda, Minnesota Twins
- Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals
- Brad Keller, Kansas City Royals
- Tyler Mahle, Minnesota Twins
- Frankie Montas, New York Yankees
- Rich Hill, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Jake Odorizzi, Texas Rangers
- Luis Cessa, Cincinnati Reds
- Cole Hamels, San Diego Padres
- Julio Teheran, San Diego Padres
- Josh Hader, San Diego Padres
- Liam Hendriks, Chicago White Sox – $15 million club option
- Matt Barnes, Miami Marlins – $8 million club option
- Aroldis Chapman, Kansas City Royals
- Dylan Floro, Miami Marlins
- Trevor Rosenthal, Detroit Tigers
- Mychal Givens, Baltimore Orioles – Mutual option
- Ryan Tepera, Los Angeles Angels
- Joe Kelly, Chicago White Sox – $9.5 million club option
- Hector Neris, Houston Astros – $8.5 million club option
- Aaron Loup, Los Angeles Angels – $7.5 million club option
- Blake Treinen, Los Angeles Dodgers – $8 million club option
- Trevor May, Oakland Athletics
- Adam Ottavino, New York Mets – $6.75 million player option
- Daniel Hudson, Los Angeles Dodgers – $6.5 million club option
- Matt Moore, Los Angeles Angels
- Drew Pomeranz, San Diego Padres
- David Robertson, New York Mets
- Craig Kimbrel, Philadelphia Phillies
- Mark Melancon, Arizona Diamondbacks – Mutual option
- Andrew Chafin, Arizona Diamondbacks – $7.25 million club option
- Will Smith, Texas Rangers
- Yimi Garcia, Toronto Blue Jays – $5.5 million club option
- Jose Cisnero, Detroit Tigers
- Kirby Yates, Atlanta Braves – $5.75 million club option
- Chad Green, Toronto Blue Jays – $9 million club option
- John Brebbia, San Francisco Giants
- Dinelson Lamet, Colorado Rockies
- Anthony Bass, Toronto Blue Jays
- Brooks Raley, New York Mets – $6.5 million club option
- Phil Maton, Houston Astros
- Amir Garrett, Kansas City Royals
- Wandy Peralta, New York Yankees
- Collin McHugh, Atlanta Braves – $6 million club option
- Emilio Pagan, Minnesota Twins
- Luis Garcia, San Diego Padres
- Ryne Stanek, Houston Astros
- Reynaldo Lopez, Chicago White Sox
- Jose Leclerc, Texas Rangers – $6.25 million club option
- Brent Suter, Colorado Rockies
- Jake Junis, San Francisco Giants
- Chris Stratton, St. Louis Cardinals
- Joe Jimenez, Atlanta Braves
- Brad Boxberger, Chicago Cubs – Mutual option
- Richard Bleier, Boston Red Sox – $3.75 million club option
- Jarlin Garcia, Pittsburgh Pirates – $3.25 million club option
- Alex Reyes, Los Angeles Dodgers – $3 million club option
- Justin Wilson, Milwaukee Brewers – $1 million club option
- Jimmy Nelson, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Shelby Miller, Los Angeles Dodgers
- Robert Stephenson, Pittsburgh Pirates
- Buck Farmer, Cincinnati Reds
- Jordan Hicks, St. Louis Cardinals
- Austin Voth, Baltimore Orioles – $2.45 million club option
- Ryan Brasier, Boston Red Sox
- Luke Weaver, Cincinnati Reds
- Brad Hand, Colorado Rockies – $7 million club option
- Joely Rodriguez, Boston Red Sox – $4.25 million club option
- C.J. Edwards, Washington Nationals
- Erasmo Ramirez, Washington Nationals
- Trevor Hildenberger, San Francisco Giants
- Drew Steckenrider, Seattle Mariners
- Dan Altavilla, Boston Red Sox