Only a handful of the top-tier MLB free agents of this upcoming class played in the postseason this year, but a few of them stepped up at the right time and earned themselves millions of dollars on their next contract.
This isn't the strongest free-agent class in recent memory, as the crown jewel of them all, Josh Hamilton, will come with his fair share of risks. Therefore, mid-level players like Nick Swisher, B.J. Upton and Angel Pagan will likely get overpaid for their services.
Here are five players that will make the most money in free agency because of their success in the postseason.