MLB free-agent tracker: Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant remained unsigned with baseball in lockout

Wed, Dec 29, 2021
MLB News (AP)

MLB free-agent tracker: Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant remained unsigned with baseball in lockout

Major League Baseball saw a free agency surge this week ahead of a work stoppage. Multiple big-name free agents inked deals in the days leading up to the MLB lockout, which went into effect on Dec. 2. Max Scherzer, Corey Seager, Robbie Ray, Javier Baez, Marcus Semien and Marcus Stroman are among the free agents who found new homes in the last few pre-lockout days. Teams are not able to sign free agents to the 40-man roster during the lockout.

Scherzer got a record deal with the Mets. The Rangers committed $500 million to Seager and Semien to remake their infield as they try to transition from rebuilder to contender. Ray, the reigning AL Cy Young winner, left the Blue Jays for the Mariners. Toronto filled his rotation void with Kevin Gausman.

All these moves come after big-name pitchers like Noah Syndergaard and Eduardo Rodriguez agreed to deals earlier in November. There are still plenty of big fish swimming in the free-agent pond, including Carlos Correa, Freddie Freeman and Kris Bryant. But the lockout caused a free-agent spree.

Miss any of the action? We'll be using this space to keep tabs on our top 50 free agents throughout the winter, work stoppage or otherwise. As we noted when those rankings were published, "the order is based on a combination of expected impact and annual average value." You can click here to find those rankings in their original form, complete with analysis of player.

Below you'll find our tracker, complete with the player, their rank, their last team, and their new team. We'll keep this updated throughout the offseason.

2021-22 MLB free agent tracker
RankPlayerPOSLast TeamNew TeamStatus
1 SS

Unsigned
2 SS
Signed 10-year deal
3 3B/OF

Unsigned
4 2B/SS
Signed seven-year deal
5 1B

Unsigned
6 LHP
Signed five-year deal
7 RHP
Signed three-year deal
8 RHP
Signed five-year deal
9 RHP
Signed three-year deal
10 OF
Signed four-year deal
11 SS

Unsigned
12 UTL
Signed four-year deal
13 INF
Signed six-year deal
14 OF

Unsigned
15Seiya SuzukiOFHirsoshima Toyo Carp (NPB)
Unsigned
16 LHP

Unsigned
17 RHP

Unsigned (deal with Astros was not made official prior to the lockout)
18 RHP
Signed one-year deal
19 LHP
Signed five-year deal
20 RHP

Unsigned
21 RHP
Signed four-year deal
22 1B

Unsigned
23 OF

Unsigned
24 RHP
Signed four-year deal
25 1B
Accepted qualifying offer
26 OF/1B/DH

Unsigned
27 DH

Unsigned
28 UTL
Signed two-year deal
29 RHP
Signed one-year deal
30 LHP
Signed four-year deal
31 LHP

Unsigned
32 RHP

Unsigned
33 RHP

Unsigned
34 RHP
Signed one-year deal
35 RHP

Unsigned
36 LHP

Unsigned
37 LHP
Signed two-year deal
38 3B
N/ARetired
39 OF

Unsigned
40 OF

Unsigned
41 LHP
Signed two-year deal
42 RHP
Signed three-year deal
43 LHP

Unsigned
44 OF
Signed four-year deal
45 3B
Signed two-year deal
46 OF

Unsigned
47 UTL
Signed three-year deal
48 RHP

Unsigned
49 OF

Unsigned
50 RHP
Signed three-year deal
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