September 17, 2021

Ten Under-the-Radar MLB Free Agents Worth Taking a Flier on (Baseball Essential)

While Major League Baseball waits for Gerrit Cole, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, and other high-profile free agents to make decisions on where to play in 2020, here are 10 under-the-radar MLB players worth taking a flier on.

Matt Adams

While he garnered just four plate appearances in the Washington Nationals’ 2019 World Series run, Adams was a fixture in the team’s order for the bulk of the regular season. Blasting 20 home runs and holding his own at first base, he was a reliable force at the plate and in the field. Adams holds a towering left-handed power bat, is a starting-caliber first baseman, and capable of producing power on a large scale.

Melky Cabrera

Few players have fallen under the radar more than Cabrera has over the last five years. The 35-year-old outfielder continues to be a contact-hitting machine. He’s an efficient source of offense and has hit .280 or above in five of the last six seasons. Sure, his defense comes into question, but he makes consistent hard contact and is a proven commodity. This bat can’t make a difference somewhere?

Starlin Castro

Want a veteran second baseman who becomes more productive as the year progresses and comes through…

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