MLB Free Agent Rumors 2015: David Price, Zack Greinke, Yoenis Cespedes, Johnny Cueto, Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, Chris Davis Top Targets

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Oct 23, 2015 10:37 AM EDT
Toronto Blue Jays David Price
Toronto Blue Jays David Price pitches against the Kansas City Royals in the first inning of Game 2 in MLB's ALCS baseball series in Kansas City, October 17, 2015."

The MLB free agent class has some big names hitting the market with David Price, Yoenis Cespedes, Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke (opt out), Justin Upton, Jason Heyward, Chris Davis, Jordan Zimmermann, Ian Desmond, Mike Leake, Matt Wieters, Hisashi Iwakuma, Howie Kendrick, Dexter Fowler, Denard Span, Colby Rasmus and Yovani Gallardo.

Here is a look at some of the best free agents:

Zack Greinke, Dodgers, Pitcher

Greinke has put up historic numbers this season and could win the Cy Young after not having his ERA rise above 2.00 this year. Greinke has an opt out with three years and over $70 million left on his deal, but he could end up making nearly double that after the season he had. CBS Sports first reported that Greinke is going to opt out of his deal and sources say Greinke could get "multiple offer" at over $120 million. Greinke went 19-3 this season and had a 1.66 ERA.

Chris Davis, Orioles, Outfielder

Davis will be one of the best power hitters on the market and he comes in after having a monster season with 47 home runs and 117 RBI. Davis hit .262 last season and these days those numbers should net a pretty big contract.

Johnny Cueto, Royals, Pitcher

The Royals made a deadline trade for Cueto and the Reds moved him because they knew he was likely going to leave in free agency. Cueto has not been great for the Royals since the trade, but he has shown some flashes and he helped pitch the team into the ALCS. Cueto went 11-13 this season with a 3.44 ERA.

David Price, Blue Jays, Pitcher

Price had a strong season even before getting traded to the Blue Jays and he is hitting the market in his prime and will be 30 on Opening Day 2016. Teams like the Yankees, Dodgers, Cubs and Cardinals all could throw big money at price, who could command a five year deal on the market. Price went 18-5 this season with a 2.45 ERA and he is one of the top pitchers on the market.

Yoenis Cespedes, Mets, Outfielder

Cespedes has had a season for the ages and he would be in the MVP conversation if he did not switch leagues. Cespedes hit 35 home runs and had 105 RBI while hitting .291 and he should cash in big this offseason.

Justin Upton, Padres, Outfielder

Upton should be one of the most coveted players on the market and he brings an offensive and defensive skillset to things. Upton hit 26 home runs and 81 RBI last season and he likely will leave San Diego with the money he will be looking for. Upton will be 28 on Opening Day next year and he still has prime years ahead of him and is a home run hitter.

Check here for more on the MLB free agent class.

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