MLB is not yet done finalizing the official 2023 free agent class. On Friday, the league's non-tender deadline approaches at 8 p.m. ET.
Clubs around baseball use this opportunity to either tender or not tender contracts to the 250 players eligible for salary arbitration. Essentially, if a team believes one player is not worth what they will receive in arbitration, they'll non-tender that player a contract to clear a roster spot and release them into the free agency pool
MLB insider Mark Feinsand created a list of the 11 most likely non-tender candidates, and one Chicago White Sox outfielder made the list.
That's center fielder Adam Engel. Engel has always been a glove-first player, but his offense regressed to the point of hindering the club in 2022. As Feinsand pointed out, Engel's .579 OPS dropped "him to a negative fWAR (-0.1) for the first time in his career."
The six-year veteran owns a career slash line of just .225/.280/.350 and Feinsand believes his projected $2.15 million figure is too much for the White Sox to pay the soon-to-be 31-year-old.
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