5 Most Lucrative Players In The MLS

5 Most Lucrative Players In The MLS

Several superstar players will hit the open market when they join the MLB free agent class of 2021-22. We have seen the likes of Gerrit Cole, J.T. Realmuto, George Springer secure big money moves in recent offseasons, and lots of big names are now planning to follow in their footsteps. These are the five players that look most likely to command the highest salaries when they move:

Carlos Correa

The Houston Astros shortstop could be in line for a monster deal when he his free agency after the 2021 season. The former number one overall pick has an adjusted OPS+ of 125 over 725 career games since making his debut back in 2015. Correa has put up a slash line of .277/.377/.479, 132 OPS+, for the 2021 season. He also has a track record of postseason success, with 17 homers in 63 playoff games, so he should prove to be a highly desirable target. Springer, a teammate of Correa during the sign-stealing era, gained a six-year deal worth $150 million, so Correa should be looking at more than $200 million. Matching the $340 million deals secured by fellow shortstops Fernando Tatis Jr. and Francisco Lindor could even be a target for the 27-year-old Puerto Rican star.

Corey Seager

Seager should also be eyeing up a long-term contract north of $300 million if he leaves the Dodgers after the 2021 season. Last year’s World Series MVP was enjoying another strong season before fracturing his right hand when he was hit by Ross Detwiler pitch against the Miami Marlins in May. While out injured, the Dodgers signed a terrific shortstop in Trea Turner, who slotted seamlessly into the team. Turner has now switched to second base, but his presence at the franchise makes Seager’s negotiation position a little weaker. He has maintained his impressive performance levels since returning from injury, and he still has many years left at the top, so he could spark a major budding war in the offseason.

Trevor Story

Story reached the 20-homer mark when he starred in the Rockies’ 11-2 win against Philadelphia last Friday. He has struggled a little at the plate this year, with a .249 batting average, but he has posted a .799 OPS with 67 RBI, 76 runs scored, 18 stolen bases and 32 doubles. The two-time All Star has been linked with the Rangers in recent weeks, and he could command more than $100 million for his next deal.

Kris Bryant

The four-time All-Star will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season, and his talents should be in high demand. Bryant spent six productive seasons with the Cubs, winning the World Series and the NL MVP during his time in the Windy City, before leaving for the Giants in July. He has helped San Francisco cling onto top spot in the NL West, and he could be one of the main stars of the postseason. Bryant may be tempted to stick around in San Francisco, but the Cubs could try to lure him back to Wrigley Field with a lucrative offer, or another team could make him a proposal.

Freddie Freeman

The reigning NL MVP is on the cusp of turning 32, but he should still be able to perform at a high level for several more years. Negotiations over an extension deal with the Braves have proved fruitless thus far, so the five-time All-Star could leave Atlanta for new pastures. He made a slow start to the season, but he has been devastating since mid-June, hitting hitting .341/.417/.554 with 16 home runs, 15 doubles and a triple in 348 plate appearances. If the Braves cannot agree a deal to keep him, Freeman should be snapped up on the open market pretty quickly.

  • William Hill Casino

    $500 Risk Free Bet

    To be eligible for this Promotion, all eligible Patrons must place their first real money sports wager via the William Hill mobile app or desktop site, within 7 days of opening a William Hill NJ Account. If their Qualifying Wager is graded as a Loss the Participant will earn a one-time Free Bet token equal to the lessor of: 1) The full value of the Qualifying Wager or 2) $500 (“Free Bet(s).
  • 888 Sport

    $500 Welcome Bonus

    Player must be at least 21 years old, located in New Jersey, has completed the full registration process with us.888sport.com, makes a first deposit equal to or greater than $10 and may be entitled to a Welcome Bonus of 100% up to $500 on the players first deposit at us.888sport.com.
  • Unibet Sportsbook

    Play Now

    Join Unibet Sportsbook today and once you add funds, we'll insure your first cash bet - get up to $500 back if you don't hit a winner. Make your first cash bet on any event. If your first settled cash bet loses, you will receive a refund to your account equal to the amount of your losing wager (up to $500). Your first cash bet ($10 or over) will qualify. You will receive the refund within 72 hours.
  • Draft Kings Sportsbook

    Get a deposit bonus up to $500!

    Join Draft Kings today and with your first deposit of $5 or more, you will receive a free $3 ticket to play in any $3 paid contest. A user’s first deposit (min. $5) made between 5/13/20 – 8/17/20 qualifies the user to receive up to $500 in bonus funds in the form of site credits that can only be used on DraftKings. Bonus amount is equal to 20% of that deposit amount, not to exceed $500 (the user must deposit $2,500 to be eligible to receive the maximum possible bonus amount of $500).
  • FanDuel Sportsbook Review

    $500 Risk Free Bet

    New Sportsbook Customers Only NJ. Join FanDuel Sportsbook today and make your first bet. If you lose, we'll give you a refund of up to $500 in site credit (within 72h). Your first bet will qualify (If you have multiple selections on one betslip, it will be the first selection you made)
  • Bet America

    Bet $50 Get $50 [code: BET50]

    Join BetAmerica today for an exclusive Bet $50 and Get $50 using code [BET50] on your next sports bet. Register today and enjoy our Freeplay contests where you can use your sports and casino knowledge to win $1000's in prizes every week.
  • SugarHouse

    100% Up To $250 Deposit Match Bonus

    Player must create a new account, make a first deposit up to $250 to get a Deposit Match Bonus. Use code 250MATCH.
  • Caesars

    $300 Free Bet

    Make your first deposit using SPORTS300 and we will match your first sports bet up to $300! Cash bet must have minimum odds of -200. On Parlay wagers, each legs must have odds of -200 or greater.

Latest news