While the baseball world is still trying to make sense of everything that transpired at this year’s trade deadline and there’s still plenty of baseball to be played, the start of free agency really isn’t that far away.

And what a free-agent class this is shaping up to be.

From legit aces like Johnny Cueto, Zack Greinke and David Price to a second-tier starters including Scott Kazmir and Jeff Samardzija to a handful of impact bats in the outfield (Yoenis Cespedes, Jason Heyward and Justin Upton), there will be no shortage of talent available once the 2015 season ends.

While much will change between now and October, the players at the very top of the class are all but guaranteed to at least dip their toes in the free-agent waters to see what’s out there.

Here’s our take on where the cream of the crop will wind up signing, and for how much. Keep in mind these predictions are loosely based on what similar players have received in recent free-agent classes; they aren’t just arbitrary figures pulled out of thin air.

That said, some are sure to be lower—or higher—than what the player ultimately signs for.

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