Top Free Agents of ’08-’09

Key
* = player option
^ = club option

Batters/Relief Pitchers
Top Tier = Potential All-Star 
2nd Tier = Starter
3rd Tier = Bench Player
Starting Pitchers
Top Tier = Ace
2nd Tier = 2-3 Starter
3rd Tier =4-5 Starter
Catchers
Top Tier
1. Ivan Rodriguez, NYY
2. Jason Varitek, BOS
2nd Tier
3. Gregg Zaun, TOR
4. Rod Barajas^, TOR
5. Miguel Olivo*^, KC
6. David Ross, CIN
3rd Tier
7. Henry Blanco*^, CHC
8. Michael Barrett, SD
9. Paul Lo Duca, FLA
10. Toby Hall^, CWS
11. Johnny Estrada, WAS
12. Mike Redmond^, MIN
13. Jason LaRue, STL
First Basemen
Top Tier
1. Mark Teixeira, LAA
2nd Tier
2. Jason Giambi^, NYY
3. Carlos Delgado*^, NYM
4. Kevin Millar, BAL
5. Hank Blalock^, TEX
3rd Tier
6. Eric Hinske, TB
7. Nomar Garciaparra, LAD
8. Doug Mientkiewicz, PIT
9. Rich Aurilia, SF
10. Tony Clark, ARZ
11. Sean Casey, BOS
12. Daryle Ward, CHC
13. Richie Sexson 
Second Basemen
Top Tier
1. Orlando Hudson, ARZ
2nd Tier
2. Mark Ellis, OAK
3. Jeff Kent, LAD
4. Aaron Miles, STL
5. Mark Grudzielanek, KC
3rd Tier
6. Ray Durham, MIL
7. Tadahito Iguchi, SD
8. Felipe Lopez, STL
9. Nick Punto, MIN
10. Mark Loretta, HOU
11. Jamey Carroll^, CLE
Third Basemen
Top Tier
1. Chipper Jones*, ATL

2nd Tier
2. Joe Crede, CWS
3. Casey Blake, LAD
3rd Tier
4. Wes Helms^, FLA
Shortstops
Top Tier
1. Rafael Furcal, LAD
2. Orlando Cabrera, CWS
3. Edgar Renteria^, DET
2nd Tier
4. David Eckstein, TOR
3rd Tier
5. Cesar Izturis, STL
6. Juan Uribe, CWS
7. Omar Vizquel^, SF
8. Adam Everett, MIN
Corner Outfielders
Top Tier
1. Manny Ramirez, LAD
2. Vladimir Guerrero^, LAA
3. Carl Crawford^, TB
4. Bobby Abreu, NYY
5. Adam Dunn, ARZ
6. Milton Bradley, TEX
7. Pat Burrell, PHI
8. Raul Ibanez, SEA
2nd Tier
9. Ken Griffey Jr.^, CWS
10. Garret Anderson^, LAA
11. Brian Giles^, SD
12. Juan Rivera, LAA
13. Emil Brown, OAK
3rd Tier
14. Rocco Baldelli, TB
15. Moises Alou, NYM
16. Wily Mo Pena^, WAS
17. Brad Wilkerson, TOR
19. Luis Gonzalez, FLA
20. Jason Michaels^, PIT
21. Jay Payton, BAL
22. Craig Monroe, MIN
23. Kevin Mench, TOR
Center Fielders
2nd Tier
1. Mike Cameron^, MIL
3rd Tier
2. Jim Edmonds, CHC
3. Mark Kotsay, BOS
4. Corey Patterson, CIN
Designated Hitters
Top Tier
1. Jim Thome^, CWS

3rd Tier
2. Frank Thomas, OAK
3. Cliff Floyd^, TB
4. Mike Sweeney, OAK
5. Craig Monroe, MIN
6. Jose Vidro, SEA
Starting Pitchers
Top Tier
1. CC Sabathia, MIL
2. John Lackey^, LAA
3. Ben Sheets, MIL
4. AJ Burnett*, TOR
5. Derek Lowe, LAD
6. Ryan Dempster, CHC
7. Brad Penny^, LAD
2nd Tier
8. Oliver Perez, NYM
9. Randy Johnson, ARZ
10. Andy Pettitte, NYY
11. Jon Garland, LAA
12. Mike Mussina, NYY
13. Tim Wakefield^, BOS
14. Greg Maddux, SD
15. Randy Wolf, HOU
16. Pedro Martinez, NYM
3rd Tier
17. Brad
en Looper, STL
18. Jamie Moyer, PHI
19. Paul Byrd, BOS
20. Kenny Rogers, DET
21. Brian Moehler, HOU
22. Bartolo Colon, BOS
23. Odalis Perez, WAS
24. Tom Glavine, ATL
25. Josh Fogg, CIN
26. Mike Hampton, ATL
27. Sidney Ponson, NYY
28. Mark Hendrickson, FLA
29. Kip Wells, COL
30. Carl Pavano^, NYY
31. Jon Lieber, CHC
32. Livan Hernandez, MIN
33. Rodrigo Lopez^, BAL
34. Kris Benson 
35. Mark Prior, SD
36. Jason Jennings, TEX
37. Matt Clement 
38. Mark Mulder^, STL
Closers
Top Tier
1. Francisco Rodriguez, LAA
2nd Tier
2. Brian Fuentes, COL
3. Kerry Wood, CHC
4. Brandon Lyon, ARZ
5. Salomon Torres^, MIL
6. Trevor Hoffman, SD
3rd Tier
7. Eddie Guardado, MIN
8. Jason Isringhausen, STL
9. Todd Jones, DET
10. Eric Gagne, MIL
Relief Pitchers
Top Tier
1. Kyle Farnsworth, DET
2. Damaso Marte, NYY
3. Russ Springer, STL
4. Juan Cruz, ARZ
5. Bob Howry, CHC
2nd Tier
6. Brian Shouse, MIL
7. Darren Oliver, LAA
8. Will Ohman, ATL
9. Doug Brocail^, HOU
10. Dennys Reyes, MIN
11. David Weathers, CIN
12. Joe Beimel, LAD
13. Tom Gordon^, PHI
14. Luis Ayala, NYM

3rd Tier
15. LaTroy Hawkins, HOU
16. Trever Miller^, TB
17. Al Reyes, NYM
18. Horacio Ramirez, KC
19. Mike Timlin, BOS
20. Jeremy Affeldt, CIN
21. Alan Embree^, OAK
22. Matt Wise, MIL
23. Guillermo Mota, MIL
24. Juan Rincon, CLE
25. Joe Borowski, CLE
26. Keith Foulke, OAK
27. Matt Herges^, COL