The expectation is that Major League free agency will begin once the team owners ratify the agreement accepted by the Players Association
Just moments after free agency begins, after MLB and his Players Union will reach an agreement, after almost 100 days of work stoppage, around 129 players will finally be able to sign agreements with teams of Big leagues. Among that group of individuals, headed by names like Carlos Correa and Freddie Freemanthere are about 16 Dominicans, including the two oldest active players in the “big top”.
Albert Pujols (42) and Nelson Cruz (41), are the top two names among Dominicans seeking a new deal with one of MLB’s 30 squads. For them, finding work could have been made easier after the league and the union agreed to the implementation of the universal designated hitter, a position that the teams will now share, regardless of whether they play in the National League wave American.
In the particular case of Nelson Cruzfrom the group of Dominican players remaining in free agency, is the one with the highest economic value forecast to achieve by 2022. According to the Spotrac portal, specialized in following the economic transactions of professional leagues, it is estimated that he can achieve a contract about 14 million dollars.
Other position players who will be seeking contracts for 2022 are Danny Santanawho played with Red Sox in 2021, John Lagareswho was with Los Angeles Angels and Jonathan Villar (Mets and Blue Jays last season). Additionally, they are Hanser Albert and Starling Castro.
As for the market of Dominican starting pitchers, the most interesting name is that of Johnny Cueto, for the veteran it represents. However, his health issues in recent seasons could be a red flag for teams. they join him michael pineda, Carlos Martinez, Jose Urena and Wily Peralta.
Finally, the Dominican relievers still in free agency are Alex Colome, Ferdinand Abbot, Hansel Robles, ervin santana, JeurysFamily, Cesar Valdez, rafael dolis, Dellin Betances and edgar santana. Of this group, Santana He is the one who has a professional goal for 2022, being only 22 strikeouts away from two thousand and 13 innings away from 2,500.
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Twenty-one Dominicans are in the most unpredictable free agency in recent MLB history