2013 MLB Free Agent Tracker: Rumors and Destinations for Top 100 Free Agents

Benjamin KleinContributor IIINovember 6, 2012

2013 MLB Free Agent Tracker: Rumors and Destinations for Top 100 Free Agents

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    MLB free agency is now under way, and teams have already begun to sign players who feel that they will help bring a World Series title home in 2013.

    Plenty of these players will sign monster contracts that will keep them in town for the next five, six or seven years. Others will sign one-year deals and may not even make it onto an Opening Day roster. We don’t know all of the details yet, but we will soon enough.

    Welcome to your one-stop shop for all things free agency. We have the top 100 free agents this offseason with full breakdowns on where they stand, which teams are interested and all of the latest rumors surrounding each player.

    Check back throughout the remainder of the offseason for updates on what’s going on with each of the top 100 free agents.

No. 1: Josh Hamilton, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Angels (5 years, $125 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 OF

    2012 Stats:
    43 HR, 128 RBI, .285 AVG, .930 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Josh Hamilton is the No. 1 overall player on this list for good reason. He is a top-five hitter and a potential MVP candidate each year. He has been consistent in every aspect over the last three years, and although he will cost a lot of money, he could turn a team into a World Series contender.

    Update: The Angels have shocked the baseball world by signing Hamilton to a five-year deal worth $125 million, according to ESPN Dallas.

No. 2: Zack Greinke, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Dodgers (6 years, $147 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 SP

    2012 Stats:
    15-5, 3.48 ERA, 212.1 IP, 200 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Zack Greinke is the top pitcher on the free-agent market after posting another solid season. He had his struggles with the Kansas City Royals, despite winning a Cy Young, but since then has pitched well with the Milwaukee Brewers and Los Angeles Angels. He has electric offerings that continue to keep hitters off-balance.

    Update: The Dodgers have signed Greinke to a six-year deal worth $147 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 3: Michael Bourn, Outfielder

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 OF

    2012 Stats: 9 HR, 57 RBI, .274 AVG, .739 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Michael Bourn is one of the top defenders on the open market this offseason and brings a ton of speed with him. He stole 42 bases in 2012 and has stolen as many as 61 in a season, a feat he accomplished in both 2009 and 2011. The prototypical leadoff hitter, Bourn is one of the most well-rounded free agents in this class.

    Top Suitors: Phillies, Cubs, Mariners, Yankees

    Rumors Update:
    Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe reports that some believe the Yankees have interest in Bourn.

    The Phillies have their eyes on Bourn, but their primary target is B.J. Upton, according to Jim Salisbury of Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia. Upton, however, has been signed by the Atlanta Braves. The Cubs have had conversations with agent Scott Boras about Bourn, according to Bruce Levine of ESPN Chicago. The Mariners also have interest in the speedy outfielder, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 4: B.J. Upton, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Atlanta Braves (5 years, $75.25 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 3 OF

    2012 Stats:
    28 HR, 78 RBI, .246 AVG, .752 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    B.J. Upton had a breakout year in 2012 in regards to power, setting a new career high with 28 home runs. He still brings above-average speed to the table and can hit in any of the first three spots in the lineup. He has been very consistent in regards to scoring runs, scoring at least 79 in each of the last six years.

    Update: The Braves have signed Upton to a five-year deal worth $75.25 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 5: Hiroki Kuroda, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—New York Yankees (1 year, $15 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 SP

    2012 Stats:
    16-11, 3.32 ERA, 219.2 IP, 167 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Kuroda came over to the Yankees after four seasons with the Dodgers, and it turned out to be a brilliant deal. New York gave him $10 million for his one season of service and he ended up being their top pitcher in 2012. His ERA rose compared to his 2011 campaign, but he set career highs in strikeouts and innings pitched while pitching in one of the toughest divisions in baseball. 

    Update: ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are bringing back Kuroda on a one-year deal worth $15 million plus incentives.

No. 6: David Ortiz, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (2 years, $26 million)

    Position Rank: No. 1 DH

    2012 Stats:
    23 HR, 60 RBI, .318 AVG, 1.026 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Although Ortiz is one of the older players in the league, he is still the most dominant designated hitter in baseball. Injuries plagued his 2012 campaign, but he still has hit at least 20 home runs each season for the past 11 years. He's been the heart and soul of the Red Sox lineup since coming over from the Twins in 2003. 

    Update:
    The Red Sox signed Ortiz to a two-year deal worth $26 million; he will earn $14 million in 2013 and $11 million in 2014 with a $1 million signing bonus, according to Gordon Edes of ESPN Boston.

No. 7: Kyle Lohse, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 3 SP

    2012 Stats:
    16-3, 2.86 ERA, 211 IP, 143 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Kyle Lohse had a career year with the Cardinals in 2012, setting career bests in wins, ERA, innings pitched and strikeouts. He led the National League in winning percentage and games started. Lohse also pitched well for St. Louis in the first two rounds of the 2012 postseason. 

    Top Suitors: Cardinals, Blue Jays, Brewers, Royals, Red Sox, Angels

    Rumors Update:
     The Red Sox are interested in bolstering their rotation with Lohse, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.The Cardinals have already made a qualifying offer to Lohse, according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.

    Lohse will be one of the pitching targets that the Blue Jays will have interest in signing, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. The Angels have their eyes on Lohse, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 8: Dan Haren, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Washington Nationals (1 year, $13 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 4 SP

    2012 Stats:
    12-13, 4.33 ERA, 176.2 IP, 142 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Haren didn't have the season that he or the Angels expected in 2012 after pitching rather well in his first full season in Los Angeles in 2011. Haren still has a lot of gas left in the tank, though, and will help bolster a rotation lacking right-handed depth. Haren will fit into a staff that needs a No. 2 or No. 3 option.

    Update: The Nationals have agreed to a one-year deal with Daren that will pay him $13 million, pending a physical, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 9: Jake Peavy, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Chicago White Sox (2 years, $29 million with 2015 option)

    Position Rank: No. 5 SP

    2012 Stats:
    11-12, 3.37 ERA, 219 IP, 194 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Wins don't always reflect the way that a pitcher performs over the course of a season, and that was certainly the case for Peavy's 2012 campaign. He won just 11 games but had his best ERA in years and topped 200 innings for the first time since 2007. He also more than doubled his strikeout total from each of the past two seasons.

    Update: The length of Peavy's new contract was a major factor in contract negotiations, according to Jim Margalus of South Side Sox.

No. 10: Angel Pagan, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—San Francisco Giants (4 years, $40 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 4 OF

    2012 Stats:
    8 HR, 56 RBI, .288 AVG, .778 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Angel Pagan was one of the main reasons that the Giants were able to bring another World Series back to San Francisco. He was a force in the outfield as well as on the basepaths. He's one of the fastest players on the market, stealing 29 bases in 2012 and leading the league in triples with 15.

    Update: The Giants and Pagan have come to an agreement on a four-year deal worth $40 million, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports.

No. 11: Edwin Jackson, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Chicago Cubs (4 years, $52 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 6 SP

    2012 Stats:
    10-11, 4.03 ERA, 189.2 IP, 168 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Edwin Jackson has certainly been all over the place over the last five seasons, pitching for six different teams. With Washington last season, Jackson pitched well in the middle of its stacked rotation but didn't pitch well in the postseason. He would supplement a large-payroll team in the middle of the rotation or a small-payroll team at the front of the rotation.

    Update: The Cubs have signed Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal, according to Patrick Mooney of Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

No. 12: Anibal Sanchez, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Detroit Tigers (5 years, $80 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 7 SP

    2012 Stats:
    9-13, 3.86 ERA, 195.2 IP, 167 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Pitching for the Marlins clearly wasn't working for Anibal Sanchez, and he seemed to pitch a little better once he was traded to the AL-champion Tigers. Sanchez was brilliant for Detroit in the postseason, only allowing four earned runs over 20.1 innings of work while striking out 18 batters. He's just 28 years old and still has time to get even better. 

    Update: The Tigers have stolen Sanchez from the Cubs and signed him to a five-year deal worth $80 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 13: Nick Swisher, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Cleveland Indians (4 years, $56 million + 2017 option)

    Position Rank:
    No. 5 OF

    2012 Stats:
    24 HR, 93 RBI, .272 AVG, .837 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Nick Swisher is one of the top outfielders on the market because of his power potential and ability to play either corner outfield position and first base. He always had power when with the A's and White Sox, but he really shined while playing at Yankee Stadium. He's also hit at least 30 doubles every season he's been with New York.

    Update: The Indians have signed Swisher to a four-year deal worth $56 million that could increase up to $70 depending on a vesting option, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News

No. 14: Ryan Dempster, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (2 years, $26.5 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 8 SP

    2012 Stats:
    12-8, 3.38 ERA, 173 IP, 153 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Ryan Dempster is a National League pitcher who ended up in the American League with Texas after a great start to the season with the Cubs. He had a 2.25 ERA through 16 starts and 104 innings of work before the deal that sent him to the Rangers. He did win seven games for Texas but had a 5.09 ERA. 

    Update: The Red Sox and Dempster have agreed to a two-year deal worth $26.5 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 15A: Mariano Rivera, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—New York Yankees (1 year, $10 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 RP

    2012 Stats:
    1-1, 2.16 ERA, 8.1 IP, 8 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Mariano Rivera missed nearly the entire season after tearing his ACL in May during batting practice. His two-year deal with the Yankees just expired, but it's almost a guarantee that he re-signs with the Bronx Bombers. He's spent his entire career with them and will most likely end his career in pinstripes.

    Update: The Yankees and Rivera have come to terms on a one-year deal worth $10 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports

No. 15B: Andy Pettitte, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—New York Yankees (1 year, $12 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 9 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    5-4, 2.87 ERA, 75.1 IP, 69 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Andy Pettitte decided to come out of retirement and once again be a part of the Bronx Bombers in 2012. He missed a couple of months due to injury but overall had a very successful comeback campaign. Pettitte definitely proved that he still has what it takes to pitch in the big leagues.

    Rumors Update: The Yankees have signed Pettitte to a one-year deal worth $12 million, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post

No. 16: Mike Napoli, Catcher

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (1 year, $5 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 C

    2012 Stats:
    24 HR, 56 RBI, .227 AVG, .812 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Mike Napoli has emerged as one of the top-hitting catchers in baseball, or at least one of the more powerful ones. His second season with the Rangers wasn't nearly as impressive as his first, but he's only 31 years old, and 2012 could have just been a fluke. Despite a low average, Napoli has hit at least 20 home runs and knocked in 49 runs in each of the last five seasons.

    Update: The Red Sox have renegotiated a deal with Mike Napoli after concluding that he suffers from a disorder that affects his hips. Napoli will have the opportunity to earn incentives, but for the time being, his contract will be for just one year.

No. 17: Rafael Soriano, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Washington Nationals (2 years, $28 million plus 2015 option)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 RP

    2012 Stats:
    2-1, 2.26 ERA, 67.2 IP, 69 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Rafael Soriano was much better than expected when he had to become the closer of the Yankees after Mariano Rivera's injury. Soriano saved 42 games for the Bronx Bombers and pitched much better as the closer in 2012 than he did as the setup man in 2011. In the past three years, he's proved that he's a very dependable relief pitcher.

    Update: The Nationals have agreed to a two-year deal worth $28 million with Soriano that includes a vesting option for 2015 pending 120 games finished in 2013 and '14, according to Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan.

No. 18: A.J. Pierzynski, Catcher

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    Status: Signed—Texas Rangers (1 year, TBD)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 C

    2012 Stats:
    27 HR, 77 RBI, .278 AVG, .827 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    A.J. Pierzynski finally found his power stroke in 2012 after two seasons of hitting single-digit home runs. He hit a career-high 27 long balls in 135 games for the White Sox last season and tied a career high with 77 RBI. He seems to like playing in Chicago, and I wouldn't be shocked if he signed a deal to end his career there.

    Update: The Rangers have signed Pierzynski to a one-year deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.

No. 19: Adam LaRoche, First Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Washington Nationals (2 years, $24 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 1B

    2012 Stats:
    33 HR, 100 RBI, .271 AVG, .853 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Adam LaRoche really had a great second season with the Nationals in 2012 after a disappointing 2011 campaign. He stayed healthy for the entire year, set a new career high in home runs and tied a career high in RBI. He also played very good defense at first base.

    Update: The Nationals have finally agreed to a two-year deal for LaRoche woth $24 million, according to Amanda Comak of The Washington Times.

No. 20: Melky Cabrera, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Toronto Blue Jays (2 years, $16 million)

    Position Rank: No. 6 OF

    2012 Stats:
    11 HR, 60 RBI, .346 AVG, .906 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Melky Cabrera was having a fantastic season with the eventual world champion Giants before testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Despite his 50-game suspension, Cabrera should still be one of the top outfielders on the market. He is a good defender with plus speed and outstanding plate discipline. Cabrera had 46 extra-base hits through 113 games in 2012.

    Update: The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Cabrera to a two-year, $16 million deal, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPN Deportes.

No. 21: Cody Ross, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Arizona Diamondbacks (3 years, $26 million + 2016 option)

    Position Rank:
    No. 7 OF

    2012 Stats: 22 HR, 81 RBI, .267 AVG, .807 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Cody Ross couldn't have performed much better for an underachieving Red Sox team in 2012. He signed a one-year deal in Boston after one-plus campaigns with the Giants, and he really adjusted well to Fenway Park with doubles off the wall and home runs over the Green Monster. His 22 home runs were his most in a season since 2009, when he hit 24.

    Update: The Diamondbacks have come out of nowhere to sign Ross to a three-year, $26 million deal that includes a club option with a $1 million buyout, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.

No. 22: Torii Hunter, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Detroit Tigers (2 years, $26 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 8 OF

    2012 Stats: 16 HR, 92 RBI, .313 AVG, .817 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Torii Hunter may be old, but he's still productive. He set a career high in batting average in 2012 at .313, marking the first time he ever hit over .300 in his 16-year career. He also drove in nearly 100 runs for the Angels while producing 41 extra-base hits. His leadership on and off the field speaks for itself.

    Update: The Tigers have signed Torii Hunter to a two-year deal, first reported by Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that he will earn $26 million over the two-year span.

No. 23: Hisashi Iwakuma, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Seattle Mariners (3 years, $14 million + 2015 option)

    Position Rank: No. 10 SP

    2012 Stats:
    9-5, 3.16 ERA, 125.1 IP, 101 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Hisashi Iwakuma pitched pretty well for a poor Mariners team in 2012, his first year in the major leagues. He started the season as a reliever, but Seattle eventually plugged him in as a starter, and that's how he will likely open 2013.

    Update: Iwakuma will earn $6.5 million in 2013, $6.5 million in 2014 and $1 million if his $7 million option for 2015 is declined, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 24: Ryan Madson, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Angels (1 year, $6 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 3 RP

    2012 Stats:
    Missed all of 2012

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Madson missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John Surgery, but he should be all set to come back in 2013. Madson will want to still be a closer, but it may be easier for him to find a team looking for a reliable setup man instead. Madson saved 32 games for the Phillies in 2011 before signing a one-year deal in Cincinnati.

    Update: The Angels have signed Madson to a one-year deal worth $6 million plus incentives, pending a physical, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman

No. 25: Brandon McCarthy, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Arizona Diamondbacks (2 years, $15.5 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 11 SP

    2012 Stats:
    8-6, 3.24 ERA, 111 IP, 73 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Brandon McCarthy was having a solid season for the eventual AL West champion A's before he was drilled in the head by a line drive and forced to miss the remainder of the season as well as the playoffs. He has had two consecutive seasons of posting sub-3.33 ERAs but has never thrown for more than 170.2 innings in a season.

    Update: Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports that the Diamondbacks have signed McCarthy to a two-year, $15.5 million deal. 

No. 26: Shaun Marcum, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—New York Mets (1 year, $4 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 12 SP

    2012 Stats:
    7-4, 3.70 ERA, 124 IP, 109 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Shaun Marcum pitched pretty well in 21 starts for the Brewers in 2012. He posted his fourth straight season with a sub-4.00 ERA and has seemed able to pitch well in the National League after playing in Toronto for five seasons. Before 2012, he'd thrown at least 195 innings in back-to-back seasons. With at least 27 starts, he should be able to do that in 2013.

    Update: New York has signed Marcum to a relatively cheap one-year deal, confirmed by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

No. 27: Marco Scutaro, Second Baseman

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    Status: Signed—San Francisco Giants (3 years, $20 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 2B

    2012 Stats:
    7 HR, 74 RBI, .306 AVG, .753 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Marco Scutaro had a great season with the world champion Giants, hitting .362 after a midseason trade from the Rockies. He nearly matched his Rockies hit total with the Giants despite a 34-game difference. He was a force during the postseason and earned the NLCS MVP after hitting .500 in 28 at-bats with six runs. 

    Update: The Giants have re-signed Scutaro to a three-year deal worth $20 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 28: Jeff Francis, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Colorado Rockies (1 year, TBD)

    Position Rank:
    No. 13 SP

    2012 Stats:
    6-7, 5.58 ERA, 113 IP, 76 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Jeff Francis didn't have a great year, returning to Colorado after a one-year stint with the Royals. He had pitched for the Rockies his previous six seasons, missing all of 2009 due to injury. Francis' 2012 ERA was the second-highest of his career, and he was only able to start 24 games. He has never been much of a strikeout pitcher but did average more strikeouts per nine innings than in his previous three campaigns.

    Update: Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Rockies and Francis have agreed on a one-year deal.

No. 29: Kevin Youkilis, Third Baseman

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    Status: Signed—New York Yankees (1 year, $12 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 3B

    2012 Stats:
    19 HR, 60 RBI, .235 AVG, .745 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Kevin Youkilis didn't hit much better after the trade that sent him from the Red Sox to the White Sox, but his power definitely had a resurgence; he hit 15 home runs in 80 games with Chicago compared to just four with Boston in 42 games. Youkilis provides solid defense at third base while hitting in the middle of the lineup.

    Update: Youkilis has agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal with the Yankees, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

No. 30: Ichiro Suzuki, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—New York Yankees (2 years, $13 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 9 OF

    2012 Stats:
    9 HR, 55 RBI, .283 AVG, .696 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    After a trade that sent Ichiro from the Mariners—with whom he spent his entire career—to the Yankees, his season turned around. He had been hitting .261 with four home runs for Seattle but turned it on for the Yankees to the tune of a .322 batting average with five home runs. 

    Update: The Yankees have re-signed Ichiro to a two-year deal expected to be worth around $13 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 31: Raul Ibanez, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Seattle Mariners (1 year, $2.75 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 10 OF

    2012 Stats:
    19 HR, 62 RBI, .240 AVG, .761 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Raul Ibanez turned out to be a great investment for the Bronx Bombers, as he really took advantage of the short porch in right field. He was also one of the Yankees' best postseason players, coming through in the clutch on several occasions. Ibanez is a very durable outfielder who continues to hit in the twilight of his career.

    Update: The Mariners have signed Ibanez to a one-year deal worth $2.75 million, according to The Miami Herald

No. 32: Jeremy Guthrie, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Kansas City Royals (3 years, $25 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 14 SP

    2012 Stats:
    8-12, 4.76 ERA, 181.2 IP, 101 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Jeremy Guthrie really struggled in his 19 appearances with the Rockies, but he was much better after being traded to the Royals, going 5-3 in 14 starts with a 3.16 ERA. He had some really strong years with the Orioles and may have rediscovered his talents in the AL Central.  

    Update: The Royals are bringing Guthrie back on a three-year deal worth $25 million, according to Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star. 

No. 33: Ryan Ludwick, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Cincinnati Reds (2 years, TBD + 2015 option)

    Position Rank:
    No. 11 OF

    2012 Stats:
    26 HR, 80 RBI, .275 AVG, .877 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Ryan Ludwick had a good first year with the Reds, clubbing 26 home runs and adding 80 RBI for the mighty Reds offense. He has hit much better in his career in the National League compared to the American League.

    Update: The Reds and Ludwick have agreed on a two-year deal with a mutual option, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer

No. 34: Lance Berkman, First Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Texas Rangers (1 yeas, $11 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 1B

    2012 Stats:
    2 HR, 7 RBI, .259 AVG, .826 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    After a great first year with the Cardinals, Lance Berkman had an injury-plagued second season that only allowed him to play 32 games. At this stage in his career, he is a much better fit for an American League team, where he can be the designated hitter more often than not. If his knee heels properly following midseason surgery, he could still play first base on a daily basis.

    Update: The Rangers have signed Berkman to a one-year deal worth $11 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 35: Shane Victorino, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (3 years, $39 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 12 OF

    2012 Stats:
    11 HR, 55 RBI, .255 AVG, .704 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Shane Victorino is a good-fielding outfield option for a team looking for someone who can hit atop its lineup. He had a solid career with the Phillies and played the second half of 2012 with the Dodgers after a midseason trade. Victorino didn't play nearly as well in Los Angeles compared to Philadelphia, and he may need another change of scenery if he wants a starting job.

    Update: The Red Sox and Victorino have come to an agreement on a three-year deal worth $39 million, according to Sean McAdam of Comcast SportsNet New England.

No. 36: Scott Hairston, Outfielder

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 13 OF

    2012 Stats:
    20 HR, 57 RBI, .263 AVG, .803 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Scott Hairston had a fantastic season for the Mets in 2012, slugging a career-high 20 home runs and falling one hit shy of 100 on the year. Hairston has mainly played in the National League over his nine-year career and is primarily a left fielder. He made just over $1 million in 2012 and should be due for a raise in 2013.

    Top Suitors: Mets, Yankees, Cardinals, Tigers, Indians, Phillies

    Rumors Update:
     The Phillies, Mets and Yankees remain in the mix for Hairston, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are Hairston are optimistic about a reunion, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New YorkJoel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have interest in Hairston, but they're hesitant on a two-year deal.

No. 37: Kyuji Fujikawa, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Chicago Cubs (2 years, $9.2 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 4 RP

    2012 Stats (Nippon Professional Baseball): 2-2, 1.32 ERA, 47.2 IP, 58 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Kyuji Fujikawa is one of the most dominant relief pitchers in Japan. He throws a hard four-seam fastball but also has several off-speed offerings. Fujikawa has saved 202 games over the last six seasons while striking out 510 in 369.2 innings of work. 

    Update: Fujikawa has signed with the Cubs and will receive a $1 million signing bonus, $4 million in 2013 and 2014 and there's a $5.5 million (or $6 million based on games finished) vesting option for 2015, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

No. 38: Brandon League, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Dodgers (3 years, $22.5 million + 2016 option)

    Position Rank: No. 5 RP

    2012 Stats:
    2-6, 3.13 ERA, 72 IP, 54 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    The Dodgers were impressed with the performance they got from League after acquiring him from the Mariners, as the right-hander posted a 2.30 ERA with six saves. Though he has only closed games for a couple of seasons, League finished with an impressive 37 saves for Seattle in 2011.

    Update: The vesting option for League can increase from $7.5 million to $9.5 million based on how many games he finishes, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden. The 2016 option of $7.5 million kicks in if he finishes 55 games in 2015, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

No. 39: Carlos Villanueva, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Chicago Cubs (2 years, $10 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 15 SP

    2012 Stats:
    7-7, 4.16 ERA, 125.1 IP, 122 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Carlos Villanueva had a pretty good year with the Blue Jays as both a starting pitcher and a reliever. He started a career-high 16 games for Toronto in 2012 and really took advantage of the opportunity. He did struggle down the stretch, though, which may mean that he is not ready to take on a starter's workload just yet. 

    Update: The Cubs have signed Villanueva to a two-year, $10 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 40: Brett Myers, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Cleveland Indians (1 year, $7 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 6 RP

    2012 Stats:
    3-8, 3.31 ERA, 65.1 IP, 41 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Brett Myers has been used as both a starter and a reliever over the course of his 11-year career with the Phillies, Astros and White Sox. Until 2012, he was primarily a starter, but he did see time as the Phillies' closer in 2007, when he saved 21 games. Although he was used out of the bullpen for Houston and Chicago this past season, his 200-plus-inning seasons in 2010 and 2011 indicate that he could still start if necessary.

    Update: The Indians have signed Myers to a one-year deal worth $7 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, that will likely make him a starter again.

No. 41: Jose Valverde, Reliever

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 7 RP

    2012 Stats:
    3-4, 3.78 ERA, 69 IP, 48 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Jose Valverde had a strong regular season, saving 35 games and finishing a league-leading 67. However, the once untouchable right-hander struggled down the stretch and into the postseason to the point where he lost his job heading into the World Series.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     The Tigers have no interest in bringing back Valverde, according to Chris Lott of MLive.com.

No. 42: Eric Chavez, Third Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Arizona Diamondbacks (1 year, $3 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 3B

    2012 Stats:
    16 HR, 37 RBI, .281 AVG, .845 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Eric Chavez played great as a role player for the AL East champion Yankees in 2012, filling in at third base and designated hitter at times. He can still hit consistently and could be used as an emergency first baseman as well. Chavez has considered retiring the past couple of seasons, but playing another year isn't out of the question.

    Update: The Diamondbacks and Chavez have come to an agreement on a one-year deal worth $3 million, according to Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona

No. 43: Francisco Liriano, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Pittsburgh Pirates (2 years, $13 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 16 SP

    2012 Stats:
    6-12, 5.34 ERA, 156.2 IP, 167 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    The Twins had finally seen enough of Francisco Liriano, so at the trade deadline they dealt him to the White Sox. Liriano was 3-10 at the time in Minnesota, and his ERA actually went up a couple of points after the deal to Chicago. He is still a serviceable left-handed starter who could be slotted as the No. 4 or No. 5 guy on a contending team.

    Update: The Pirates have signed Liriano to a two-year deal of just under $13 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. As of January 8, the deal has still not been finalized as Liriano's injured arm has halted the process, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

No. 44: Russell Martin, Catcher

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    Status: Signed—Pittsburgh Pirates (2 years, $17 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 3 C

    2012 Stats:
    21 HR, 53 RBI, .211 AVG, .713 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Russell Martin has been a formidable catcher for the Yankees over the past two seasons offensively, defensively and working with the team's pitching staff. His power has definitely come back after hitting 12 combined home runs for the Dodgers in 2009 and 2010. The problem with Martin is that his batting average dropped for the fifth straight year, and his strikeouts are increasing rapidly.

    Update: The Pirates will pay Martin a $2 million signing bonus, $6.5 million in 2013 and $8.5 million in 2014, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

No. 45: Hyun-Jin Ryu, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Dodgers (6 years, $36 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 17 SP

    2012 Stats (Korea Baseball Organization):
    9-9, 2.66 ERA, 182.2 IP, 210 K

    Why He's a Good Target: Hyun-Jin Ryu has been one of the most dominant pitchers in Korea for the last couple of years, despite an even record in 2012. His ERAs have ranged from 1.82 to 3.57 over seven years and his career ERA is 2.80. He really picked up the pace with his strikeouts this past season with the Hanwha Eagles, averaging more than one per inning.

    Update: The Dodgers have signed Ryu to a six-year deal worth $36 million that allows him to opt out after five years, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The Dodgers have won the rights to negotiate with Ryu, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, after bidding nearly $26 million.

No. 46: Shohei Otani, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Nippon Ham Fighters (TBD, TBD)

    Position Rank:
    No. 18 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    None 

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Shohei Otani is regarded as one of the top young pitchers in Japan, and he's only 18 years old. He was the No. 1 pick in Nippon Professional Baseball last March and could become the highest-selected player to come over to MLB. He throws extremely hard for a kid, with the ability to reach the high 90s.

    Update: Otani has decided to continue playing in Japan instead over coming to play in the United States, according to Yasuko Yanagita of Hochi Shimbun.

No. 47: Kyle Farnsworth, Reliever

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 8 RP

    2012 Stats:
    1-6, 4.00 ERA, 27 IP, 25 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Kyle Farnsworth was only able to pitch for a small chunk of the year after starting 2012 with elbow issues. He was the Rays' closer in 2011, saving 25 games, but missed time cost him the job this year as Fernando Rodney stepped into the role. Farnsworth didn't pitch very well after returning and may have a tough time finding a closer job this offseason.

    Top Suitors: Rays

    Rumors Update:
    TBD

No. 48: Mike Adams, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Philadelphia Phillies (2 years, $12 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 9 RP

    2012 Stats:
    5-3, 3.27 ERA, 52.1 IP, 45 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Mike Adams is regarded as one of the top late-game relievers in all of baseball, and his numbers continue to show why. In 2009, he posted a 0.73 ERA in 37 games with the Padres. A year later it was at 1.76. Last season, split between the Rangers and Padres, it was 1.47. Clearly, Adams knows what he's doing.

    Update: The Phillies have signed Adams to a two-year deal worth $12 million with a vesting option for 2015, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 49: Jeff Keppinger, Second Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Chicago White Sox (3 years, $12 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 2 2B

    2012 Stats:
    9 HR, 40 RBI, .325 AVG, .806 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Jeff Keppinger is a nice utility infielder who had a fantastic year with the Rays in 2012. He has bounced around over the course of his eight-year career but seemed to play best in Tampa Bay. He nearly set a career high in batting average while actually setting a career high in home runs. He can play basically any infield position, which makes him that much more valuable to a team looking for an infielder.

    Update: The White Sox have signed Keppinger to a three-year deal worth around $12 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 50: Joakim Soria, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Texas Rangers (2 years, $8 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 10 RP

    2012 Stats:
    Missed all of 2012

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Joakim Soria missed the entire 2012 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery but should be ready to go by the time spring training rolls around. He has been a very good closer on a very bad team in past seasons, saving at least 28 games for the Royals for four consecutive seasons, including two years in which he saved more than 40 games. He could find a job as a closer going forward, whether it be in Kansas City or elsewhere.

    Update: The Rangers and Soria have agreed upon a two-year deal worth $8 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 51: Jonathan Broxton, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Cincinnati Reds (3 years, $21 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 11 RP

    2012 Stats:
    4-5, 2.48 ERA, 58 IP, 45 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    The Reds bolstered their bullpen at midseason of 2012 when they acquired Jonathan Broxton from the Royals. Broxton had been closing for the Royals, saving 23 games for them before the deal. With Cincinnati, however, Broxton served more as a late-game reliever or a setup man. He pitched relatively well for both clubs and can pitch out of any relief role.

    Update: The Reds are bringing Broxton back on a three-year deal worth $21 million that also includes an option for 2016, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

No. 52: Stephen Drew, Shortstop

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (1 year, $9.5 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 1 SS

    2012 Stats: 
    7 HR, 28 RBI, .223 AVG, .657 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Stephen Drew clearly wasn't living up to expectations in Arizona, hitting .193 through 40 games with the Diamondbacks when they traded him to Oakland. He hit much better with the A's and helped them make the postseason. Drew is a solid defensive shortstop who needs to work on his offensive game. He is still the best shortstop on the market.

    Update: The Red Sox and Drew have come to an agreement on a one-yeal deal worth $9.5 million, according to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman.

No. 53: Bartolo Colon, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Oakland Athletics (1 year, $3 million)

    Position Rank: No. 19 SP

    2012 Stats: 10-9, 3.43 ERA, 152.1 IP, 91 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    The A's must have been impressed with how well Bartolo Colon was pitching in 2012, as they extended him for another season. He started 24 games for the A's before he was suspended for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Colon is still very overweight, but he finds a way to be a productive starter regardless.

    Update: The A's considered Colon to be low-risk depth, according to Jane Lee of MLB.com.

No. 54: Joe Blanton, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Angels (2 years, $15 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 20 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    10-13, 4.71 ERA, 191 IP, 166 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    The Dodgers felt that Joe Blanton needed to get out of Philadelphia to improve his production, but he was actually worse pitching for the Dodgers. His ERA was nearly half a run higher in Los Angeles than in Philadelphia, and he didn't do much to help the Dodgers get into the postseason. However, Blanton is still a very good innings eater who can start at the back end of any rotation.

    Update: Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that the Angels and Blanton have agreed on a two-year deal worth $15 million.

No. 55: Jonny Gomes, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (2 years, $10 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 2 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    18 HR, 47 RBI, .262 AVG, .868 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Jonny Gomes has played for three teams in the past two seasons, and he was easily at his best most recently with the A's. His OPS hadn't been this high since 2009, as he slugged 18 home runs, totaling four more than he did in 2011 despite playing in 21 fewer games. He is a very powerful guy when he makes contact, but he is ineffective against right-handed pitching.

    Update: Boston has signed Gomes to a two-year deal worth $10 million, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

No. 56: Delmon Young, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 3 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    18 HR, 74 RBI, .267 AVG, .707 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Delmon Young had a decent full season with the Tigers, playing in 151 games as the primary designated hitter and sometimes an outfielder. He really struggled against right-handed pitching, though, which will definitely hurt his free-agent stock. He's been striking out a lot more than in the past, which is also a cause for concern since he doesn't walk very often either. His power is what will get him a contract this offseason.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     The Tigers have no interest in bringing back Young, according to Chris Lott of MLive.com.

No. 57: Francisco Rodriguez, Reliever

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 12 RP 

    2012 Stats: 
    2-7, 4.38 ERA, 72 IP, 72 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Francisco Rodriguez hasn't been very consistent since coming over to the Brewers in 2011. He was great in 31 games for the Brewers in 2011, posting a 1.86 ERA. This past season, though, he saw his ERA rise to 4.38 while allowing a career-high 35 earned runs. He used to be one of the great closers in baseball, but his best days are likely behind him. 

    Top Suitors: Brewers

    Rumors Update:
     K-Rod has said that he would love to return to Milwaukee next season, according to Todd Rosiak and Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

No. 58: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 21 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    1-7, 8.28 ERA, 45.2 IP, 41 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    In six seasons in Boston, Daisuke Matsuzaka has had four years that were either bad or terrible. 2012 was one of those years, as the Japanese hurler struggled mightily coming off Tommy John surgery. Matsuzaka was horrendous in his 11 starts at the butt end of Boston's season.

    Top Suitors: Yokohama DeNa BayStars 

    Rumors Update:
    Japan's Yokohama DeNA BayStars, who play in the city where Matsuzaka rose to fame as a teenager, have invited the former star pitcher to return, according to Bloomberg News.

No. 59: Joel Peralta, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Tampa Bay Rays (2 years, $6 million + 2015 option)

    Position Rank: No. 13 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    2-6, 3.63 ERA, 67 IP, 84 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Joel Peralta has been more than good over the past three seasons, split between the Nationals and the Rays. Last season with Tampa Bay, he served as a setup man to Fernando Rodney and dominated. He set a new career high with a rate of over 11 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Update: Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the option for 2015 is worth $2.5 million.

No. 60: Placido Polanco, Third Baseman

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    Status: Signed— Miami Marlins (1 year, $2.75 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 3 3B

    2012 Stats: 
    2 HR, 19 RBI, .257 AVG, .629 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Polanco has played all over the infield in his career, most recently third base with the Phillies. His hitting has slipped since joining the Phillies in 2010, but perhaps a switch back to the American League would spark a resurgence. Polanco's ability to hit anywhere in the lineup could be his most attractive quality. 

    Update: The Marlins have signed Polanco to a one-year, $2.75 million deal, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

No. 61: Koji Uehara, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (1 year, TBD)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 14 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    0-0, 1.75 ERA, 36 IP, 43 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    After a bumpy end to the 2011 season, Uehara really got his act together this past season. The Rangers reliever was giving up runs, and home runs, left and right in 2011, but he was able to keep the ball in the park and did well stranding runners on base. His ERA has been very good over the last three seasons, and should help him snag a multiyear contract. 

    Update: The Red Sox and Uehara have agreed to a one-year contract, according to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News.

No. 62: Scott Feldman, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Chicago Cubs (1 year, $6 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 22 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    6-11, 5.09 ERA, 123.2 IP, 96 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Was Feldman's 17-win 2009 campaign a fluke? It certainly seems that way. Feldman was fantastic with the Rangers in 2009, but has failed to replicate anything close to those numbers since. He's been in and out of the starting rotation and his ERA has remained very high. A change of scenery might be what the right-hander needs. 

    Update: The Cubs have signed Feldman to a one-year deal worth $6 million with $1 million of incentives, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune

No. 63: Freddy Garcia, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 23 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    7-6, 5.20 ERA, 107.1 IP, 89 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    A 12-8 record and 3.62 ERA in 26 game with the Yankees earned Garcia another chance to start for the Bronx Bombers in 2012. He really didn't pitch well for majority of the season, though, and ended up losing his spot in the rotation. Garcia was later left off the team's postseason roster. If he wants to start, he will have to sign somewhere outside of the Bronx. If he's content with a reliever role, he could return to New York. 

    Top Suitors: Yankees

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 64: Grady Sizemore, Outfielder

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 14 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    Missed all of 2012

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Sizemore's career has taken a turn for the worse. He's only played around 100 games combined over the last three seasons and only played in 106 games in 2009. The former All-Star, gold glover and silver slugger has to get healthy quick or else he is going to have to retire. 

    Top Suitors: Indians, Red Sox

    Rumors Update:
     The Red Sox will check in on Sizemore, according to Mike Silverman of the Boston Herald. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Paul Hoynes tweeted that Sizemore will attempt to play next season, but that he hasn't been in contact with the Indians.

No. 65: David Ross, Catcher

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    Status: Signed—Boston Red Sox (2 years, $6.2 million)

    Position Rank: No. 4 C

    2012 Stats: 
    9 HR, 23 RBI, .256 AVG, .770 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Ross has been the backup to regular catcher Brian McCann for the last couple of years in Atlanta, and has done a good job in that role. He is not going to hit for a high average, but he is a solid defensive catcher with some pop who may be able to increase his offensive productivity with more at-bats. 

    Update: The Red Sox signed Ross to a two-year deal worth $6.2 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

No. 66: Joe Saunders, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 24 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    9-13, 4.07 ERA, 174.2 IP, 112 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Joe Saunders wasn't pitching well at all over the two-plus-year span that he spent in the desert. The Orioles finally pried him from Arizona midway through 2012, and he helped them reach the postseason for the first time since 1997. Saunders had a much lower ERA with the Orioles compared to the Diamondbacks, once again resembling the talented lefty that came up with the Angels in 2006. 

    Top Suitors: Orioles, Twins

    Rumors Update:
     The Orioles hope to bring Saunders back in 2013, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. Baltimore have met with Saunders' representatives and have had preliminary talks, according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The Twins have made an offer to Saunders, according to La Velle E. Neal II of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune

No. 67: Kelly Shoppach, Catcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 5 C

    2012 Stats: 
    8 HR, 27 RBI, .233 AVG, .733 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    The Red Sox had a surplus of catchers in 2012 so they dealt Shoppach to the Mets to help with their day-to-day needs. He was playing better than expected with the Red Sox, but that didn't translate after the trade. Shoppach hit .203 with five extra-base hits in 28 games in New York, but the Mets undoubtedly benefited from his veteran ability to call games.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 68: Freddy Sanchez, Second Baseman

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 3 2B

    2012 Stats: 
    Missed all of 2012

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Back surgery prevented Freddy Sanchez from playing for the World Champion Giants in 2012 and most of 2011. Sanchez played well in San Francisco in previous years. however, and even won a batting title back when he was in Pittsburgh. Teams will want to know how healthy he is before making a deal, but he is a starting-caliber second baseman. 

    Top Suitors: Giants

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 69: James Loney, First Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Tampa Bay Rays (1 year, $2 million)

    Position Rank: No. 3 1B

    2012 Stats: 
    6 HR, 41 RBI, .249 AVG, .630 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Loney is one of the best defensive first basemen in baseball, but he is hardly a threat at the plate. He has struggled to hit in a large variety of ballparks and it's unlikely that he will be more productive going forward. After being traded to Boston midseason, Loney hit .230 in 30 games with just eight RBI.

    Update: The Rays and Loney have agreed on a one-year deal worth $2 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 70: Travis Hafner, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 4 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    12 HR, 34 RBI, .228 AVG, .784 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Hafner has clearly fallen off the face of the planet for the last few years. He hasn't played a full season since 2007 and also hasn't hit more than 16 home runs in a season since then either. Hafner used to be one of the most feared hitters in the game, being able to slug 30-plus homers per year. Now, who knows what you're going to get when he steps up to the plate.

    Top Suitors: Indians, Astros

    Rumors Update:
     The Indians are open to re-signing Hafner, but they may go in a different director for their designated hitter spot, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com. The Astros are seeking a designated hitter and Hafner could be in the mix, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 71: Macier Izturis, Second Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Toronto Blue Jays (3 years, $10 million + 2016 option)

    Position Rank: No. 4 2B

    2012 Stats: 
    2 HR, 20 RBI, .256 AVG, .634 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Izturis is a light-hitting second baseman with above-average speed and defense. He hasn't been very consistent over the past couple of seasons with the Angels, and has yet to play a full season as a starter. Whichever team picks him up Izturis will likely employ him as a reserve middle-infielder. 

    Update: The Blue Jays have signed Izturis to a three-year deal worth $10 million that also includes a club option, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 72: Scott Baker, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Chicago Cubs (1 year, $5.5 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 25 SP

    2012 Stats:
    Missed all of 2012

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Baker didn't pitch at all in 2012 after undergoing Tommy John surgery. He has shown flashes of brilliance in the past pitching for subpar Twins teams, which will likely help him draw interest this offseason. He could end up being a solid middle-rotation guy for a playoff contender.

    Update: The Cubs and Baker have agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.5 plus incentives, according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune. 

No. 73: Kelly Johnson, Second Baseman

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 5 2B

    2012 Stats: 
    16 HR, 55 RBI, .225 AVG, .678 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    After splitting time between the Diamondbacks and Blue Jays a year ago, Johnson finally got a full year to try and figure things out in Toronto. Apparently, he couldn't do so. Johnson was absent at the plate, largely unsuccessful in moving hitters over and driving them in. Johnson is a pretty good fielder and still has plenty of power for a second baseman, but he can't hit .225 and expect to be a starter.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 74: Scott Rolen, Third Baseman

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 4 3B

    2012 Stats: 8 HR, 39 RBI, .245 AVG, .716 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Rolen was great for the Reds in 2010, hitting .285 with 20 home runs and 83 RBI, but his lack of production these past two seasons could have him signing his retirement papers instead of a new contract. Rolen is one of the best leaders in baseball and could one day be a Hall of Famer, but his career could very well be over. 

    Top Suitors: Reds

    Rumors Update:
     Reds GM Walt Jocketty isn't sure if Rolen plans on playing in 2013 or if he is going to retire, but if he decides to play, the team may have interest in bringing him back, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Inquirer. 

No. 75: Carlos Pena, First Baseman

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    Status: Signed—Houston Astros (1 year, $2.9 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 4 1B

    2012 Stats: 
    19 HR, 61 RBI, .197 AVG, .684 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Pena is now considered one of the worst contact hitters in baseball, though he does possess the ability to hit the long ball on occasion. He hit 19 home runs for the Rays in 2012, which I'm sure they loved, but his .197 batting average left much to be desired. Pena is still a good defensive first baseman that can also serve as a designated hitter. 

    Update: The Astros have signed Pena to a one-year deal worth $2.9 million, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports.

No. 76: Ty Wigginton, First Baseman

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    Status: Signed—St. Louis Cardinals (2 years, $5 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 5 1B

    2012 Stats:
    11 HR, 43 RBI, .235 AVG, .688 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Wigginton's batting average has dropped each year over the last five seasons. He is still doing a good job of driving the ball when he gets a pitch to hit, but he has struggled to make contact like the Wigginton of old. He can play either corner infield position as well as the outfield, and should be able to find his home considering his defensive utility. 

    Update: The Cardinals have signed Wiggington to a two-year, $5 million deal, according to ESPN.

No. 77: Jim Thome, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 5 DH

    2012 Stats: 8 HR, 25 RBI, .252 AVG, .786 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    When Thome started the year with the Phillies, serving as one of their bench options, he probably thought there was a good shot at winning a World Series title. Instead, the Phillies were awful and he found himself playing for the Orioles, an unexpected postseason contender. Thome hit much better with the Orioles, serving as their designated hitter. He isn't going to get a ton of time no matter where he goes, but he is sure to provide a lot of leadership.

    Top Suitors: Orioles

    Rumors Update:
     MLB.com's Anthony Castrovince reports that Thome is still unsure if he'll play in 2013 or not.

No. 78: Nyjer Morgan, Outfielder

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 15 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    3 HR, 16 RBI, .239 AVG, .610 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Morgan had a great first season with the Brewers back in 2011, hitting over .300, scoring over 60 times and playing a solid outfield. 2012 was a completely different story, however, as he wasn't consistent at the plate and found it hard getting on base. He is just 31 years old and could bring some speed to a team looking for a fourth outfielder.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 79: Sean Burnett, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Los Angeles Angels (2 years, $8 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 15 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    1-2, 2.38 ERA, 56.2 IP, 57 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Burnett pitched the lights out for the NL East-Champion Nationals in 2012, his fourth season with the club. He posted the second-best ERA of his career while averaging around one strikeout per inning, sitting down most hitters he was called on to face. 

    Update: The Angels and Burnett have agreed on a two-year deal worth $8 million, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles TimesAlden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that the deal includes a club option as well. 

No. 80: Andruw Jones, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Rakuten Golden Eagles (1 year, $3.5 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 16 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    14 HR, 34 RBI, .197 AVG, .701 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Jones has been a relatively serviceable outfielder for the Yankees over the past two seasons, but his time in New York might have ended at the expiration of his most recent contract. Power is the 35-year-old's only viable tool at this stage in his career, something a lower-market AL team could be interested in bringing on board. 

    Update: Jones has signed a one-year deal to play in Japan in 2013, according to Sports Illustrated.

No. 81: Hideki Matsui, Designted Hitter

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    Status: Retired

    Position Rank: 
    No. 6 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    2 HR, 7 RBI, .147 AVG, .435 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
     Matsui and the Tampa Bay Rays just didn't go well together in 2012. The Rays gave Matsui 34 games to prove his worth—which he did not—before they ended up releasing him. The 38-year-old designated seems to have lost his touch at the plate, and if Matsui doesn't receive any offers at the MLB level, I could see him returning to Japan.

    Update: Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has reported that Matsui has decided to retire.

No. 82: Jeremy Affeldt, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—San Francisco Giants (3 years, $18 million)

    Position Rank: No. 16 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    1-2, 2.70 ERA, 63.1 IP, 57 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Coming over to the Giants was the best decision that Affeldt has ever made. He has posted three fantastic campaigns in four seasons with San Francisco, posting sub-3.00 ERAs in three of them. In 2012, he was nearly unhittable and came through against right- and left-handed batters.

    Update: The Giants and Affeldt appear to have agreed to a three-year deal worth around $18 million, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 83: Roy Oswalt, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank:
    No. 26 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    4-3, 5.80 ERA, 59 IP, 59 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
     Oswalt is a veteran pitcher who can be used as either a starter or a reliever. He pitched in both roles for the Rangers in 2012 after being a starter for his entire career with the Astros and Phillies. He didn't have a good year at all, though, and that will really hurt his market value this offseason. Oswalt is only 34 years old, but has nagging injury problems that could cut his career short. 

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 84: Reed Johnson, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Atlanta Braves (1 year, $1.75 million + 2014 option)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 17 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    3 HR, 20 RBI, .290 AVG, .735 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Johnson used to be a productive hitter who could play any outfield position and hit in several spots in the order. The problem is, he hasn't been all that productive since his 2008 season with the Cubs. He was traded midseason to the Braves in 2012 and posted a solid .302 average, but didn't do much in the way of scoring or driving in runs. 

    Update: The Braves have signed Johnson to a one-year deal that will pay him $1.75 million in 2013 and the deal also includes a club option for 2014 that would pay him $1.6 million, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports.

No. 85: Brandon Inge, Third Baseman

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 5 3B

    2012 Stats: 12 HR, 54 RBI, .218 AVG, .658 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Inge was really struggling with the Tigers in 2012 and didn't too much better with A's. He still wasn't hitting consistently in Oakland, but he was able to drive in a good amount of runs for 74 games and showed off some power in the process. Inge is a very versatile player who can play a wide variety of positions, but his health is a legitimate concern. 

    Top Suitors: A's, Yankees

    Rumors Update:
     There's a chance that Inge return to Oakland next season, as the A's won't completely rule out bringing him back, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. 

No. 86: Mike Gonzalez, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Milwaukee Brewers (1 year, $2.25 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 17 RP

    2012 Stats: 0-0, 3.03 ERA, 35.2 IP, 39 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Gonzalez is most definitely more suited for the NL than the AL. He pitched very well during his time with the Pirates, Braves, and most recently the Nationals, but struggled in Baltimore and Texas. The former closer is now a matchup pitcher who usually comes in to face a batter or two, but also has the ability to go an inning or more.

    Update: The Brewers have signed Gonzalez to a one-year, $2.25 million deal, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN.

No. 87: Carlos Lee, First Baseman

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 6 1B

    2012 Stats: 
    9 HR, 77 RBI, .264 AVG, .697 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Lee suffered quite the power drought in a 2012 split between the Astros and Marlins. In 147 games combined, he was only able to hit nine balls out of the park. That's coming from a guy who has averaged close to 30 over the course of his 14-year career in the big leagues. Lee is becoming less and less mobile, and may be best-suited on a team looking for a designated hitter.

    Top Suitors: Dodgers, Marlins, Orioles, Yankees

    Rumors Update:
     Lee could end up being the Marlins' first baseman in 2013, as the organization plans to engage his representatives, according to Joe Capozzi of the Palm Beach Post. 

No. 88: Roberto Hernandez, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Tampa Bay Rays (1 year, $3.25 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 27 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    0-3, 7.53 ERA, 14.1 IP, 2 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Hernandez missed nearly all of the 2012 after getting caught lying about his real name and age. He pitched very poorly in the three starts that Cleveland gave him, and didn't pitch well in 2011 either. The only real hope for the man formerly known as Fausto Carmona is a miraculous return to his 2007 form, when he won 19 games and had a 3.06 ERA. 

    Update: The Rays have signed Robert Hernandez to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, according to Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times

No. 89: Chris Young, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 28 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    4-9, 4.15 ERA, 115 IP, 80 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Young pitched some of the 2012 season in the minor leagues, but ended up starting 20 games for the Mets during the regular season. He wasn't great, but he wasn't all that bad either. Young is still 33 years old and could have some gas left in his tank, particularly if he is willing to consider a long-relief role. 

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update: TBD

No. 90: Bobby Abreu, Outfielder

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 18 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    3 HR, 24 RBI, .242 AVG, .693 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Abreu was the opposite of productive in a 2012 campaign split between the Angels and Dodgers. He wasn't doing much in the majors, so the Dodgers eventually sent him to the minors where he finished the season. Abreu is a shadow of his former self—a perennial threat for 20 homeruns and stolen bases—but could still offer some veteran leadership to a young team.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 91: Johnny Damon, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 7 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    4 HR, 19 RBI, .222 AVG, .610 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Damon was atrocious for the Indians in 2012, ultimately leading to his release in August. Like Bobby Abreu, he still has plenty of leadership qualities that he could offer a young team, but definitely not a ton of production.

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     Damon wants to play in 2013 but will retire if he doesn't have a contract come Spring Training, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe

No. 92: Luke Scott, Designated Hitter

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 8 DH

    2012 Stats: 
    14 HR, 55 RBI, .229 AVG, .724 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Scott has played poorly over the last two seasons, one in Baltimore and one in Tampa Bay. He has only combined to hit 23 home runs in 160 games over those two seasons, and failed to hit .230 in each of those years, as well. A former 20-homerun threat, Scott will be fortunate to find himself in a significant role for any team in 2013. 

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     Scott was hoping that the Rays would pick up his 2013 option, according to Bill Chastain of MLB.com, but that didn't end up happening.

No. 93: Jon Rauch, Reliever

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 18 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    3-7, 3.59 ERA, 57.2 IP, 42 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Rauch pitched decently for the Mets in his first season in New York. He was a reliable late-game option and finished 22 games, saving four of them. But while he pitched well for the Mets, he is pretty far down the totem pole in terms of in-demand relievers. 

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     TBD

No. 94: Juan Pierre, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Miami Marlins (1 year, $1.6 million)

    Position Rank:
    No. 19 OF

    2012 Stats: 
    1 HR, 25 RBI, .307 AVG, .721 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Pierre put together another solid season in his long career, this time with the Phillies. He appeared regularly in the Philadelphia outfield and made the most of his opportunities, hitting over .300 for just the sixth time in his 13-year career. He may be 35 years old, but he still has plenty of value left in him for a team looking for a third or fourth outfielder.

    Update: The Marlins have signed Pierre to a one-year deal worth $1.6 million, according to Juan C. Rodriguez of The Sun Sentinel. 

No. 95: Derek Lowe, Reliever

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    Status: Available

    Position Rank: 
    No. 19 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    9-11, 5.11 ERA, 142.2 IP, 55 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    Lowe really turned his year around after being released by the Indians and signing with the Yankees. His ERA was well above 5.00 through 21 starts with Cleveland, but in a lesser role out of the bullpen, he posted a 3.04 ERA in New York. While it was a small sample size, Lowe's production with the Bombers was an encouraging sign. 

    Top Suitors: TBD

    Rumors Update:
     Lowe told George A. King II of the New York Post that he would like to be a starter in 2013 instead of continuing his career as a reliever.

No. 96: Jorge De La Rosa, Starting Pitcher

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    Status: Signed—Colorado Rockies (1 year, $11 million)

    Position Rank: No. 29 SP

    2012 Stats: 
    0-2, 9.28 ERA, 10.2 IP, 6 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    De La Rosa missed nearly all of the 2012 after having Tommy John Surgery and didn't pitch very well when he returned. He has done well over the last few years, though, so there is hope that he returns to full strength in 2013.

    Update:
     De La Rosa exercised his option for 2013, according to the Colorado Rockies, and now the club holds an $11 million option for 2014.

No. 97: Jason Grilli, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Pittsburgh Pirates (2 years, $7 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 20 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    1-6, 2.91 ERA, 58.2 IP, 90 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
    Jason Grilli had a dominant year pitching out of the Pirates' bullpen in 2012, striking out an averge of 13.8 batters per nine innings and rarely allowing runners to score. He is 35 years old and has re-establised himself as a reliable arm after missing all of 2010.

    Update: Grilli has agreed to a two-year deal worth $7 million to return to Pittsburgh, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 98: Darren Oliver, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Toronto Blue Jays (1 year, $3 million)

    Position Rank: No. 21 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    3-4, 2.06 ERA, 56.2 IP, 52 K

    Why He's a Good Target:
     Oliver had another great year in 2012, his 19th in professional baseball. He posted a sub-3.00 ERA for the fifth straight season and his 2.06 this past season set a new career-high. 

    Update:
     Oliver hasn't decided if he's going to pitch in 2013 or not just yet, despite Toronto exercising its option on him, according to Shi Davadi of SportsNet. 

No. 99: Oliver Perez, Reliever

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    Status: Signed—Seattle Mariners (1 year, $1.5 million)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 22 RP

    2012 Stats: 
    1-3, 2.12 ERA, 29.2 IP, 24 K

    Why He's a Good Target: 
    After missing the entire 2011 season and some of 2012, Perez pitched well out of the Mariners' bullpen. As a reliever, Perez has shown a better velocity and marked improvement against right-handed batters.

    Update: Perez will receive $1.5 million in base salary and another $600,000 in performance bonuses from the Mariners, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

No. 100: Jason Bay, Outfielder

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    Status: Signed—Seattle Mariners (1 year, TBD)

    Position Rank: 
    No. 20 OF

    2012 Stats:
    8 HR, 20 RBI, .165 AVG, .536 OPS

    Why He's a Good Target:
    The former Rookie of the Year had a miserable 2012 season with the Mets, and just a terrible three seasons in New York. He only played in 70 games during the year due to injuries and only logged 288 games over the past three years. He hit 36 home runs in 2009 with the Red Sox, and he has to hope that a team will believe he's capable of doing that again.

    Update: Bay and the Mariners have agreed to a one-year deal, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.