Top 10 Potential MLB Free Agents (PART 1)

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#9 Yoenis Cespedes: (OF) New York Mets

Another player who has increased his value with the amazing Mets run of 2015 is Yoenis Cespedes. He had been shuffled around from Oakland to Boston to Detroit, but has blossomed under the mega-media market of the Big Apple.

Cespedes has a rocket arm and is really underrated on the field. The Mets have used him in center field and he has done a more than adequate job there. The 30-year-old Cuban outfielder has 106 career home runs in his four Major League seasons. He owns a .271/.319/.486 batting line in 575 career games. He has also amassed a 15.8 WAR number in his four Major League seasons.

Once Cespedes was dealt to the Mets he took his game to a whole new level. In 57 games Cespedes hit .287 with 17 homers and 44 RBIs and slugged an impressive .604. The outfielder fit in well with the Mets and the team will likely try to re-sign him. They have a power need and he certainly fits that bill.

Cespedes will command somewhere between $20-25 million per season. It will take at least a four-year deal to land him and interestingly enough, the Mets will not receive a qualifying pick if he were signed by another team. That is an important factor when a team starts to kick the tires on Cespedes.

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