Less than a month until the end of the regular baseball season, and October, as always, should fly by unnoticed, freedom of action almost came in Major League Baseball.
The 2022-23 class is solid, featuring MVP-level hitters and elite, shriveled pitchers. If you want a short stop that makes a difference, there are four. Bullpen help abounds. There are on-base savants, innings chewy starters, a few catchers and a starter from Japan whose fastball has kissed 102 mph this year.
It might not match the $3 billion in the winter of 2021-2022, especially because historically the first off-season after a new collective bargaining agreement results in spending cuts, but there are plenty of familiar names that are likely to be on the move. To help everyone sort out the upcoming class, Sportzshala.com asked five writers to rank each player by level. Here are the results of this: four players at level 1, eight at level 2, 12 at level 3, 46 at level 4, and 42 at level 5.