8 MLB Stars Whose Free Agent Stock Has Plummeted

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8 MLB Stars Whose Free Agent Stock Has Plummeted
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE
Mike Napoli will get rich this winter. Just not as rich as he hoped once upon a time.

At the start of the season, MLB's 2013 free-agent class looked like a strong one. Josh Hamilton and Zack Greinke would be out there. So would quality players like Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino and Anibal Sanchez.

Hamilton and Greinke are doing just fine. Both have had their ups and downs this season, but neither of them has done anything to kill his chances of earning a contract worth tens of millions of dollars in free agency. They'll get paid this winter.

Other prospective free agents haven't done so well. Napoli may as well be the poster boy for the bunch, as he's followed up his tremendous 2011 campaign by underachieving at the plate. More recently, he got hurt.

More than a few million bucks have been shaved off of his price tag this season. Here's a look at his situation and a few other free-agents-to-be who won't get as rich this winter as they once hoped they would.

Note: Stats come courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com. Salary and payroll info comes courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts.

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