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Recent Free-Agent Comparisons for Each Elite MLB Player Available
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Crawford's seven-year, $142 million deal with the Red Sox is being used as a comparison to one current free-agent outfielder.

No two players have the same exact set of skills, and certain attributes can't always be measured with statistics. Thus, it's very difficult to claim that "player A" is a perfect comparison for "player B" in any case.

Yet, as baseball fans, player comparisons can be very helpful in understanding what a particular player brings to the table or what that player might bring to the table in the future. 

In free agency, player comps take on a whole new level of importance as player agents will argue that their client deserves a certain amount of money because of what a very similar player is making. And teams hoping to keep the price down will try to do the same.

For the eight elite players currently available on the free-agent market—this is based off of my rankings at MLBDepthCharts.com—I've matched them up with a similar player who will serve as a good comparison for what kind of contract they're likely to receive this offseason. 

Use the comments section to let me know if you can come up with a better comparison.

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