2012 MLB Free Agency: Predicting the Biggest Steal at Each Position

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2012 MLB Free Agency: Predicting the Biggest Steal at Each Position
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By the very nature of this title, "biggest steal at each position," you won't find Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder or Jose Reyes listed here anywhere.

These are the players who may be coming off either a down year or seeking to reestablish themselves for another huge payday down the road. They be considered "second-tier" players who are poised for a breakout season with a change of scenery (and/or league).

Maybe they've even had a great season that would otherwise garner them a new deal worthy of taking them out of the "steal" range, but their age is on the wrong side of 30 and thus their deals will be more team-friendly.

For whatever the reason, these players likely won't be commanding top-dollar in their upcoming deals, but there is plenty of reason to expect that they still have a career-year left in them for their new club (or current if they reach agreement on an extension).

These players are the ones who, in my opinion, will be the biggest steals at their positions. Think I overlooked someone? Another player who will be a bargain and has more upside? Let me know in the comments.

Thanks for the read.

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