With just six weeks remaining before pitchers and catchers report, the current MLB offseason has seen the bulk of available free agents sign on the dotted line. While Prince Fielder, Roy Oswalt, Hiroki Kuroda and others are still available, their fates will no doubt be decided before long.
While this year’s free-agent class featured some substantial top-tier talent, the free-agent class of 2012-2013 offers a veritable plethora of younger pitchers mixed in with some solid bats. While none of them carry the cache of an Albert Pujols, and none of them will command anything close to Pujols money, there is nonetheless a package of prized talent that will have many MLB owners and general managers salivating.
Bleacher Report will take a look at the top 50 players who will be available after next season, and we will include players with team options for 2013 as well.
Note: We threw in an extra bonus, so the list is actually 51...