2017-18 MLB Free Agents

The focus of most fans that are thinking about their favorite teams’ futures right now as opposed to a playoff run is on the upcoming offseason, and we’ve had a full list of players that will be free agents upon conclusion of the 2016 season posted at MLBTR for more than a year now. For those that are even more forward-looking, however, we try to stay a full offseason ahead. What follows is a list of players that will be eligible for free agency upon completion of the 2017 season. Those looking for players that will be available this coming winter, once again, can refer to our list of 2016-17 MLB free agents.

It should be noted that players who have club options for the 2017 season, even options that are no-brainers to be exercised (e.g. Jonathan Lucroy, Seung Hwan Oh), have been omitted from the list for the time being and will be added once their 2017 salaries are officially locked in. Numbers in parentheses are the age at which the player will play the 2018 season.

If you see any notable errors or omissions, please contact us. To see who represents these players, check out MLBTR’s Agency Database.

Catchers

Welington Castillo (31)
Hank Conger (30)
Tyler Flowers (32) — $4MM club option with a $300K buyout
Jose Lobaton (33)
Miguel Montero (34)
Rene Rivera (34)
Chris Stewart (36) — $1.5MM club option with a $250K buyout
Josh Thole (31)
Bobby Wilson (35)

First Basemen

Dustin Ackley (30)
Yonder Alonso (31)
Lucas Duda (32)
Eric Hosmer (28)
John Jaso (34)

Second Basemen

Dustin Ackley (30)
Jose Altuve (28) — $6MM club option
Alexi Amarista (29)
Darwin Barney (32)
Danny Espinosa (31)
Ryan Flaherty (31)
Logan Forsythe (31) — $8.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Omar Infante (36) — $10MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Brett Lawrie (28)
Jed Lowrie (34) — $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Howie Kendrick (34)
Ian Kinsler (36) — $10MM club option with a $5MM buyout
Eduardo Nunez (31)
Cliff Pennington (34)
Brandon Phillips (37)
Eric Sogard (32)

Third Basemen

Alexi Amarista (29)
Ryan Flaherty (31)
Todd Frazier (32)
Brett Lawrie (28)
Jed Lowrie (34) — $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Mike Moustakas (29)
Eduardo Nunez (31)
Jhonny Peralta (36)
Trevor Plouffe (32)
Danny Valencia (33)

Shortstops

Alexi Amarista (29)
Darwin Barney (32)
Zack Cozart (32)
Danny Espinosa (31)
J.J. Hardy (35) — $14MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Jed Lowrie (34) — $6MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Eduardo Nunez (31)
Cliff Pennington (34)
Jhonny Peralta (36)
Eric Sogard (32)

Left Fielders

Dustin Ackley (30)
Michael Brantley (31) — $11MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Melky Cabrera (33)
Jarrod Dyson (33)
Curtis Granderson (37)
Josh Hamilton (37)
Desmond Jennings (31)
Hyun Soo Kim (30)
J.D. Martinez (30)
Daniel Nava (35)
Justin Upton (30) — Can opt out of the remaining four years, $88MM on his contract
Jayson Werth (39)
Chris B. Young (34)

Center Fielders

Lorenzo Cain (32)
Jarrod Dyson (33)
Ben Revere (30)
Melvin Upton Jr. (33)

Right Fielders

Dustin Ackley (30)
Melky Cabrera (33)
Jarrod Dyson (33)
Carlos Gonzalez (32)
Curtis Granderson (37)
Josh Hamilton (37)
J.D. Martinez (30)
Justin Upton (30) — Can opt out of the remaining four years, $88MM on his contract
Jayson Werth (39)
Chris B. Young (34)

Designated Hitters

Billy Butler (32)
Melky Cabrera (33)
Josh Hamilton (37)
John Jaso (34)
Jayson Werth (39)

Starting Pitchers

Henderson Alvarez (28)
Jake Arrieta (32)
Madison Bumgarner (28) — $12MM club option with a $1.5M buyout
Matt Cain (33) — $21MM club option with a $7.5MM buyout
Tyler Chatwood (28)
Wei-Yin Chen (32) — Can opt out of the remaining three years, $52MM on his contract
Alex Cobb (30)
Johnny Cueto (32) — Can opt out of the remaining four years, $84MM on his contract
Yu Darvish (31)
Felix Doubront (30)
Danny Duffy (29)
Nathan Eovaldi (28)
Marco Estrada (34)
Yovani Gallardo (32) — $13MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Matt Garza (34) — $13MM vesting option/$5MM club option (can become $1MM club option based on DL time)
Miguel Gonzalez (34)
Matt Harrison (32) — $13.25MM club option with a $2MM buyout
Ubaldo Jimenez (34)
Ian Kennedy (33) — Can opt out of the remaining three years, $43MM on his contract
John Lackey (39)
Francisco Liriano (34)
Jordan Lyles (27)
Lance Lynn (31)
Wade Miley (31) — $12MM club option with a $500K buyout
Mike Minor (30) — $10MM mutual option with a $1.25MM buyout
Matt Moore (29) — $9MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Juan Nicasio (31)
Ricky Nolasco (35) — $13MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Martin Perez (27) — $6MM club option with a $2.45MM buyout
Michael Pineda (29)
Tyson Ross (31)
Anibal Sanchez (34) — $16MM club option with a $5MM buyout
Hector Santiago (30)
Chris Sale (29) — $12.5MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Chris Tillman (30)
Josh Tomlin (33) — $3MM club option with a $750K buyout
Jason Vargas (35)
Chris Young (39) — $8MM mutual option with a $1.5MM buyout

Right-Handed Relievers

Al Alburquerque (32)
John Axford (35)
Tony Barnette (34) — $4MM club option with a $250K buyout
Tyler Clippard (33)
Steve Cishek (32)
Jeanmar Gomez (30)
Dillon Gee (32)
Luke Gregerson (34)
Craig Kimbrel (30) — $13MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Brandon Kintzler (33)
Mark Lowe (35)
Jason Motte (36)
Juan Nicasio (31)
Chad Qualls (39)
Addison Reed (29)
Fernando Rodriguez (34)
Bryan Shaw (30)
Huston Street (34) — $10MM club option with a $1MM buyout
Pedro Strop (33)
Tom Wilhelmsen (34)
Chris Young (39) — $8MM mutual option with a $1.5MM buyout

Left-Handed Relievers

Fernando Abad (32)
Antonio Bastardo (32)
Felix Doubront (30)
Zach Duke (35)
Charlie Furbush (32)
Jake McGee (31)
Oliver Perez (36)
Glen Perkins (35) — $6.5MM club option with a $700K buyout
Tony Watson (32)

source: mlbtraderumors