Predicting Where The Top 25 MLB Free Agents Will Sign

24. OF/DH Joc Pederson

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Pederson hasn’t shown as much pop as he did in Year 1 with the Giants (when he posted a .521 SLG), but there’s no doubting the power in his bat. The two-time All-Star has some of the best raw power out of any left-handed hitter in baseball. And, that kind of power plays in every stadium. He’s never been much of a defender — and is hardly an answer at first despite appearing in 23 games there. But, he’s seriously valuable as a strong-side DH and can hold his own in either corner of the outfield. The Giants likely have to move on from their veterans sooner than later, opening the door for Pederson to join a power-starved team like the Mariners.

Prediction: Pederson signs with the Seattle Mariners