2 Free Agents Who Will Land $300M+ Contracts

As free agency approaches after the World Series, teams are getting set to open the vaults once again as several big names will dominate the landscape this winter. 

From the list of free agents, expect to find two who are assured to command a contract in excess of $300M. 

Aaron Judge

This one's a no-brainer. And it should be for the New York Yankees as well. Judge bet on himself, foregoing the team's extension offer of $230M before the season, then went out and had a herculean season, one of the greatest in baseball history. 

A new league single-season all-time record of 62 HR headed up an incredible list of numbers:

        Stat            Major League Rank
  • HR       62        1st
  • RBI      131        1st
  • Runs  133        1st
  • OBP  .425        1st
  • SLG  .686        1st
  • OPS  1.111        1st

Despite missing a number of games to injuries over the years, in his last five full seasons, Judge has averaged  41 home runs.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman admits that Judge's 'bet on himself' was "the all-time best bet."
There is no doubt he will command a deal well in excess of $300M, and could even approach the $400M mark. 

Trea Turner

It's another banner offseason for superstar shortstops on the market, and there can be no question that Turner is the all-around best of the crop. 

Turner put up his usual spectacular numbers across the board in his first full season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. His .298 average was actually his first time below .320 in three years. In his previous two seasons he batted .328 and .335. His career average is .302.

In his past four full seasons, he's averaged 22 HR, 101 runs, 77 RBIs (keeping in mind he's usually a leadoff man), 34 SBs and .298 average.

Last offseason, Corey Seager got 10 years and $325M from the Texas Rangers, at just one year younger than Turner. That $325M number should be Turner's starting point. 

Check out our list of Top 4 free agents in the $100M+ range, and the top $200M+ deals that could be handed out this winter. 

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