The 2013 free-agency class is a lot deeper than that of 2012, with the likes of Josh Hamilton, Robinson Cano, David Wright and many more set to hit the open market this winter.
Of course, contracts can be negotiated during the season and a handful of these sluggers come equipped with club options and team buyouts, meaning some of these guys won't be available by the offseason.
Nonetheless, these 20 hitters are not signed past 2012 and could all bolster any MLB lineup.
Let's meet the candidates:
*Free agents and contract information provided by MLBTradeRumors.com.