Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/26/13
Who are the top free agent hitters this off-season? I’ll give you a list of 10 with some possible suitors, then throw in a few more names that could end up being low-priced value buys. Before I begin, a word of caution: don’t put too much stock in Juan Uribe‘s career year. 1. Robinson Cano: A homegrown product of the New York Yankees, Cano is one of the rarest of players, a power-hitting second baseman.  Since he entered the majors in 2005, only Chase Utley has a higher OPS+ among second basemen. The sweet-swinging Cano has very low strikeout rates for a power hitter, and he has steadily improved his walk rate, posting a career best 9.6% in 2013. He’s no slouch with the glove either. Though UZR doesn’t favor him as much as DRS, both metrics give him solid grades over the last four years. Furthermore, Cano has been exceptionally durable, with the lone DL stint of his career coming back in 2006.  Of course, Cano will be 31 when the 2014 season begins, a point where most hitters are de...
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