Way-too-Early Look at Top 25 MLB Free Agents of the 2024-25 Offseason

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Age: 29
2023 Stats: 154 G, 658 PA, 46 HR, 4 SB, .217 AVG, .318 OBP, .504 SLG
2024 WAR Projection: 2.8
That’s a weirdly low WAR projection for Pete Alonso, but it sort of tracks. Even just among position players, he only ranks 29th in rWAR for the last five seasons.
But let’s be real here. Everyone likes home runs, and Alonso provides a lot of them. His 192 long balls since 2019 are the most of any hitter, and he’s the only one to top 40 homers three times in this span.
Plus, it isn’t just because he’s had the good fortune to bat behind quality table-setters that Alonso has averaged 100 runs batted in (yes, even despite the shortened 2020 season) for his career. As evidenced by how 101 of his homers have come with men on base, the dude is clutch.

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