Available MLB Offseason Targets with the Best Tools

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Available MLB Offseason Targets with the Best Tools
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One specific skill makes Shin-Soo Choo the best remaining MLB free agent.

No MLB team is going to find a complete package at this stage of the game.

Now that many of the top free agents have put pen to paper and executives have ended their business trip to Florida, the list of viable options to solidify a roster is dwindling. 

In a perfect world, every team would get a Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw, but that's not the way it works. For a free agent to remain dangling on the open market, there must be something wrong with him.

The remaining contact hitters offer little power, but the power guys don't deliver much contact hitting or defense. If you want a pitcher who can blow through a batting order, you'll have to settle for a guy who can just as likely walk the entire lineup.

Very few complete players exist, which means teams must disregard Mike Ehrmantraut's advice and take some half measures. Nobody available will hit .300 with 25 to 30 homers, but who can do one or the other?

General managers are seeking out specific skills to fill certain positions, so let's take a look at which available players possess the best distinct tools.


Note: All advanced stats are courtesy of FanGraphs.

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