Mariners 2023/24 FA Rankings: #21-24
#24: Jason Heyward, OF LA Dodgers, $4.1 AAV
A year ago, Heyward's career felt like it was over, but a major bounce back in LA has Heyward in position to get a solid deal in free agency. His defense continues to be exceptional in right field, and his offense saw great strides in LA.
#23: Matt Moore, RP Miami Marlins, $3.4 AAV
While we normally don't see bullpen free-agent signings with notable names in the Jerry Dipoto era, Matt Moore could be an exception. For the past two years, Moore has been a lone bright spot on some terrible Angels and Rangers squads. With a 190 ERA+, and experience in the AL West, Moore could help create a strong quartet of relievers with Topa, Brash, and Munoz.
#22: Mark Canha, OF/1B Milwaukee Brewers, $8.5 AAV
Cahna has been a hot topic among frustrated Mariners fans over the past few years in his free agency in 2021 and this year's trade deadline. Is the third time the charm? Cahna brings versatility, postseason experience, and looked like a bat Seattle could have really used after he caught fire in Milwaukee as he helped the Brewers win the NL Central.
#21: Michael Conforto, DH/OF San Francisco, $16.3 AAV
Another free agent miss that frustrated fans, Seattle native Michael Conforto is once again expected to hit free agency. When healthy, Conforto is a powerful left-handed bat that could help lengthen Seattle's lineup, but health is always a question with him. A strong first half had Conforto and the Giants looking legit before injuries derailed both of their seasons. Can he be his first half self if he is a full-time DH? Could be a risk worth taking.