The most important free agent on each of the 6 teams eliminated from the playoffs

Hyun-Jin Ryu led the majors in ERA in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | NJ Baseball]
Hyun-Jin Ryu led the majors in ERA in 2019. [Image Source: Flickr | NJ Baseball]

Josh Donaldson and Hyun-Jin Ryu are two impact players that will be on the market in the offseason.

MLB

The MLB playoffs have just four teams remaining as the Houston Astros will take on the New York Yankees in the ALCS while the Washington Nationals will play the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLCS.

Six teams have been eliminated (including the two that lost in the Wild Card Games). Here is the most important free agent for the upcoming offseason for those six franchises.

A list of free agents were found at MLB.com. Those that have options for 2020 are not included.

1

Atlanta Braves - Josh Donaldson, 3B (Age: 34)

After an injury-plagued 2018, Donaldson was signed to a one-year deal by Atlanta. He ended up playing 155 games and hit 37 homers as he once again began to resemble the player who was the 2015 AL MVP. Yahoo Sports lists Donaldson as a player the Phillies should take a look at to shore up third base for them.

2

Los Angeles Dodgers - Hyun-Jin Ryu, SP (Age: 33)

After dealing with a bevy of injuries the past few seasons, Ryu started 29 games for the Dodgers in 2019. He was lights out for most of the season and ended up leading the majors with a 2.32 ERA.

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