Our 2021 Free Agent Tracker is now live! There are currently over 200 players on the list, and several more will be added during the weeks following the postseason as decisions are made on 2021 options and teams continue to clear space on their 40-man rosters. The tracker will be regularly updated throughout the offseason as qualifying offers are made, accepted, and rejected, and free agents find their new homes.
You can filter by status (signed/unsigned), previous team, and signing team, and export the data for your own analysis. You can also currently sort by a player’s handedness, age, and 2020 WAR. Shortly after the postseason ends, projected 2021 WAR will be available, as well will the results of our annual contract crowdsourcing project, which include median contract total, years, and average annual value.
Players with options are not included in the list. The options typically do not have to be exercised or declined until five days after the World Series ends. As options are declined, those players will be added. Some of the more notable players with at least a decent chance of having their options declined are Chris Archer, Jake Arrieta, Brett Gardner, Corey Kluber, and Carlos Santana. Both Nick Castellanos and J.D. Martinez can become free agents by opting out of their current deals, but neither appears likely to do so at this point.
The Tracker can always be found in the RosterResource section of the site drop-down menu or within the RosterResource Depth Charts and Payroll pages, as seen at the top of the image below.
As always, we appreciate your feedback. If there are features you’d like to suggest for future versions of the tracker, feel free to drop them in the comments here!
I see almost no world where the Pirates hang on to Archer or the Phillies hang on to Arrieta. None.
Arrieta might be an interesting buy-low starting pitching candidate among a huge number of them this offseason (Paxton, Porcello, Tanaka, Quintana, Robbie Ray)
I would definitely not put Tanaka in the buy low group. He’ll get paid.
You know now that I look back at it, he’s actually doing about what he’s done the last few years. A 2.5-3.5 win player. Aside from the UCL thing, which teams may not be worried about, that’s likely a three year deal from someone with a decent average salary.
Tanaka will get paid.