It’s never too early to look ahead at the top players expected to be available as free agents next offseason. If the current trend is any indication, a few of these players will sign contract extensions and never reach free agency.
Many have already done so, including center fielder Carlos Gomez of the Brewers and Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright. Others will rise and fall from the free-agent rankings based on their in-season performance. Three weeks in, here are my Top 12 free agents-to-be.