David Price, Zack Greinke, Jason Heyward and Yoenis Cespedes lead Ben Reiter's annual list of the top 50 free agents in baseball for this off-season.
This is it: We’ve hit the mother lode. The eighth installment of the Reiter 50, SI.com’s annual ranking of the off-season’s top 50 domestic free agents, is not only the best in the history of this modest institution, it is also reflective of what is arguably the most talented class of the free agency era. It’s got everything: recent Cy Young winners (David Price, Zack Greinke), sluggers in their prime years (Yoenis Cespedes, Justin Upton, Chris Davis) and even five different players who not so long ago were ranked as either the game’s No. 1 or No. 2 prospect by Baseball America (Upton, Price, Alex Gordon, Jason Heyward and Matt Wieters). They’ve produced handsomely and waited for their freedom. Now it is time for them to reap the rewards in what is sure to be historic fashion.
The free-for-all will officially begin on Saturday, Nov. 7. Here are the top 50 names that clubs should consider (along with their ages in 2016), as well as a brief analysis of each player and the destination that makes the most sense.