Top 3 Non-Aaron Judge Free Agent Outfielders

Now that the free agency season is officially upon us, teams will be stepping up their spending plans for the winter. Anyone looking for a big upgrade in the outfield, of course, will first consider its chances of landing Aaron Judge. We recently had a look at the Top 5 Suitors for Judge

But for teams not able to (or wanting to) completely break the bank on Judge, there's a definite shortage of supply of top names. Here, however, are three outfield options that teams will be turning to:

Brandon Nimmo

The center field market is somewhat weak this winter, although Nimmo would be a great catch for any team. The longtime New York Met has established himself as a top centerfielder and leadoff man, averaging above .280 with a mid-.800s OPS the last three seasons, while putting up a .400+ on-base percentage in four of the last five seasons. 

Because of the scarcity of CFs on the market, the 29-year-old is expected by experts to be able to pull in a multi-year contract worth well over $100M. We recently had a look at Nimmo's Top 3 suitors

Andrew Benintendi

Benintendi will come far cheaper than Nimmo, though he did have a fine season, batting over .300 for the first time, and making his first All-Star game. The 28-year-old doesn't bring much power, but he does possess a pretty decent hit tool, and several teams are expected to be interested in him, from a reunion with the New York Yankees or the Boston Red Sox, to other bidders such as the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies. 

Mitch Haniger 

He's established himself as a solid power bat for the Seattle Mariners the past five years, though injuries have kept him out of the lineup quite a bit in two of the last four seasons. He does bring home run production when he is in the lineup. Going into his age-32 season and with his injury history of multiple surgeries and major chunks of time missed, it's a high-risk, high-reward gamble for teams looking to sign him. 

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