2014 Free Agent Leaderboards

Thanks to the initial hard work from Steve Adams at MLB Trade Rumors, we were able to provide some custom leaderboards for free agents back in August. Well, with the postseason officially over and the hot stove season kicking off, we’re rolling out updated versions of these leaderboards, which also account for some of the transactions we’ve seen over the last few months; say goodbye to Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, for instance.

These lists are still a bit fluid, as there are option decisions that still have to be made, so I’ve made some assumptions about which options are going to get picked up versus getting declined. Over the next few days, as players officially can put on or taken off the market, I’ll update these lists to reflect that information. Since these are manually created, there are almost certainly going to be some mistakes, so feel free and point out which players are on the list and shouldn’t be or which players are missing from the leaderboards.

Also, I’ve set the default viewing timeline as 2011 to 2013, as making a decision based on a player’s longer track record is better than simply targeting players who performed well in 2013. This also serves to list players who missed the entire 2013 season, and wouldn’t otherwise appear if the data only displayed most recent year. The great thing about the custom leaderboards, though, is that you can change all of this, and tweak it to display what you want to see.

Without further ado, the 2014 free agent custom leaderboards.

Position Players

Starting Pitchers

RHP Relievers

LHP Relievers




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Dave is a co-founder of USSMariner.com and contributes to the Wall Street Journal.


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  1. Julian says:

    Andy Pettitte has retired, so I assume he shouldn’t be on it anymore.

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  2. semperty says:

    Why are the position players set from 2011-13, but everything else is just 2013?

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  3. jruby says:

    Yuniesky Betancourt gets a page all to himself! Not even Delmon Young can claim such an honor!

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  4. Defense says:

    Quick question. How come Mike Napoli as a negative defense number when he has the best UZR for a 1st baseman? Is that positional adjustment related?

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  5. Grant says:

    the Twins first offseason task. Look at the first page of Starting pitchers and get 2 of them.

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  6. Ubaldo Jimenez says:

    Ahem.

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  7. Plato says:

    Granderson intrigues me. Won’t hit for average (probably) but could provide value… not sure what he’s demanding. Think NY will resign?

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    • Spike says:

      Report out today that the Yanks have not decided whether or not to make the QO to Grandy yet. They are prob rightly concerned that he may accept and they have their sights on a few other FAs so that $14M will be needed and likely used.

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  8. shoewizard says:

    Top 30 in WAR/PA

    Name Team PA wRC+ BsR Off Def WAR PA/WAR
    Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 1691 123 19.1 64.4 33.9 16.3 104
    Robinson Cano Yankees 2059 142 -0.9 98.4 14 19.1 108
    Mike Napoli – – – 1427 140 -4.6 61.6 -1.5 11.4 125
    Carlos Ruiz Phillies 1234 118 -1.5 24.5 27.1 9.5 130
    Jhonny Peralta Tigers 1609 109 -8.5 8 43 11 146
    Curtis Granderson Yankees 1620 126 9.7 58.8 -14.4 10.3 157
    Juan Uribe Dodgers 900 84 2.1 -15.3 39.5 5.6 161
    Nick Punto – – – 692 93 4 -1.7 18.4 4.1 169
    Brian McCann Braves 1416 110 -10.4 5.2 28.7 8.3 171
    Jarrod Saltalamacchia Red Sox 1304 103 1.1 5.9 17.5 7 186
    Carlos Beltran – – – 1817 137 -1.3 75.3 -40.4 9.7 187
    Chris Young – – – 1397 96 4.7 -2 27.7 7.4 189
    Shin-Soo Choo – – – 1756 134 -1.1 67.3 -38.6 9 195
    Corey Hart Brewers 1173 130 -2 39.1 -19.9 6 196
    Nyjer Morgan Brewers 751 95 3 -2 13.8 3.8 198
    Lance Berkman – – – 978 137 -1.5 40.8 -27.9 4.7 208
    Omar Infante – – – 1704 98 3.4 -1.5 23.2 8.1 210
    Kelly Shoppach – – – 625 83 -3.7 -16.4 21.6 2.7 231
    Stephen Drew – – – 1182 96 -3.1 -9 15.4 4.8 246
    Marlon Byrd – – – 1214 106 -0.2 6.8 0.7 4.8 253
    A.J. Pierzynski – – – 1549 100 -10 -9 16.1 6.1 254
    Eric Chavez – – – 742 111 -1.6 7.8 -5 2.8 265
    Mark Ellis – – – 1463 85 3.3 -22.1 27.9 5.5 266
    Kevin Youkilis – – – 1144 111 -3.2 11.6 -9.1 4.2 272
    Andres Torres – – – 1132 86 4.9 -13.1 16.3 4.1 276
    David Murphy Rangers 1437 100 1 0.6 1.2 5.1 282
    Clint Barmes – – – 1318 71 1.4 -42.8 43.8 4.5 293
    David DeJesus – – – 1527 101 1.5 2.7 -2.3 5.2 294
    Geovany Soto – – – 1019 86 -7.2 -23.8 22.6 3.4 300

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  9. nolan says:

    Taking one look at the starting pitcher FA list gives me a better perspective on how Lincecum got $35 mil over two years.

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  10. Holy Crap! says:

    Holy Crap! The second-most durable free agent (behind Cano) is Carlos Beltran!

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  11. Rod says:

    Thank you for these. You are missing Brain Wilson and Francisco Rodriguez from the FA RH RP reports.

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  12. Rod says:

    Is there any way to add age/date of birth to the stats?

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  13. Francisco Rodriguez says:

    Am I missing?

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