We’re still a year away from one of the best free agent classes of all time, but the 2017-18 class includes some interesting names. Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, Johnny Cueto, Justin Upton and Jonathan Lucroy are all set to hit the free market this offseason, and bidding for any one of these stars could be high. It’s not one of the more robust markets, but it still has the potential for some intrigue.
Despite these names, there’s no player other than Eric Hosmer who will create such a stir.
Hosmer has often been the dividing line between baseball “purists” and the sabermetric community. He certainly passes the eye-test of being a good slugger, yet most sabermetricians disagree that Hosmer produces lots of value.
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