When it comes to Major League Baseball's free-agent market, timing can be a major factor in how much a player ends up getting paid.
If three of the top closers in the game enter free agency at the same time and only two teams are looking to upgrade at that position, one of the three is likely going to lose out on earning top dollars. The other two could also have a tough time in maximizing their value without the bidding war that could've ensued had their been more than three teams vying for three closers.
In this year's free-agent class, it's a good time to be an infielder. There is arguably only one strong option at each of the second base, third base and shortstop positions. It's not easy to figure out who'll get the biggest contract this winter. The same goes for catcher, although there are a handful of second-tier options.
The market is deep in corner outfield spots and starting pitching, but it's still unclear which players will end up the richest at those positions.
Here are my best guesses for who will be this coming offseason's highest-paid free agents at each position.