For baseball fans, one of the only things to do this time of year is talk about free agents. Especially the hyped free agents, who we talk about again and again…and again.

Question is: Which ones are actually, you know, worthy of the hype?

That’s the question we’re asking today, anyway. We’re going to go through a list of 15 free agents who can be fairly considered to be “hyped” based on their names, track records and/or contract projections and determine if they’re actually deserving of the hype.

And to achieve some semblance of a hype spectrum, so to speak, our 15 free agents are ranked in the order in which they appear on MLB Trade Rumors‘ list of the top 50 free agents on the market.

Take it away whenever you’re ready.

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