As the offseason now ramps up in earnest, it’s that time where we see list after list of different rankings, best-ofs, and anything else in between. The first list up in the annual top-50 free agents list. This year, the Dodgers feature 6 players in the top 50 via The Athletic.
With 11 free agents, you had to figure that number would be high.
Here are those 6 Dodgers and where they place on the list as Thursday morning on November 4th (note: more players will be released into open market over the next few days and weeks, so assuredly this will change down the line.
- 2. Corey Seager, SS, age 28
- 10. Max Scherzer, RHP, age 37
- 12. Chris Taylor, Swiss Army Knife, age 31
- 22. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, age 34
- 35. Kenley Jansen, RHP, age 34
- 50. Danny Duffy, LHP, age 33
Understandably, Corey Seager is one of the top prizes of the winter. Premium hitters that can play up the middle at shortstop (but will likely move to third base soon) are usually pretty sought after. Scherzer in the top-10 isn’t a shocker but Danny Duffy on the list at all sure is. Of course, he was traded to LA at the trade deadline and never suited up after apparently suffering a career-threatening injury while recovering from another injury.
Notably (and just for fun), three former Dodgers are also featured on this list.
Next up for the early throes of the offseason is the deadline for teams to offer their own free agents qualifying offers.