The 2013-14 free-agent class was looking pretty pathetic early in the season, but several veterans have turned their season around and rebuilt their value, improving the overall depth amongst the group of impact players who will be available.
In fact, there were probably 20 free agents-to-be who were worthy of a spot on this list of five players whose stock is up. It was tough to come up with more than five on the down side.
That doesn't necessarily mean it's a great free-agent class. There's still not much talent available amongst the group of free-agent infielders, especially after Chase Utley agreed to a contract extension in Philadelphia, as was reported by Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia. But it's looking much stronger than it was back in May.
Here are five notable players on the rise and five on the decline.