We are still a month from the start of the 2013 MLB postseason, and players often significantly impact their free-agent stock with their play down the stretch and in the playoffs, but it’s still never too early to take a look at the upcoming crop of free agents.

At the plate, Robinson Cano, Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury, Hunter Pence and Brian McCann make up the cream of the position-player crop. On the mound, Matt Garza looks like the top option, while veterans like Roy Halladay, Josh Johnson and Phil Hughes make for interesting buy-low candidates. Top closers Grant Balfour, Edward Mujica and Fernando Rodney also figure to be available.

So here at the start of September is an early look at the top 50 free agents available in their year’s free-agent market, complete with predictions on where they’ll sign and what their contract could look like.


*Note: All contract information courtesy of Baseball Prospectus

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