Free Agent Left Fielders: Mid Tier
4. Michael Brantley
5. David Peralta
6. Joey Gallo (sorry! sorry!!)
7. Jurickson Profar (...again...)
If Eddie Rosario sees his club option declined -- which will likely happen, considering his uncharacteristic 0.2 WAR in 2023 -- he'll end up here as well.
But my oh my, what a list. Profar could've been a Yankee in 2023, but New York and the league's other 29 teams passed on him until he became a Rockie. He somewhat silently wound up back on the Padres midseason, but no one seemed to notice or care, considering he subtracted 1.3 bWAR from his teams over the course of the campaign.
Brantley is still a force at the plate, and pulled off a sparkling defensive play out of thin air to help give Houston a chance in the ALCS, but he only managed to get back on the field for 54 at-bats this regular season. It feels like H-Town or retirement for the veteran.
David Peralta helped spark the Dodgers during the 2023 regular season in the clubhouse, but posted just an 81 OPS+ during the regular season. Joey Gallo will not be coming to New York.
See? Cabrera looking better and better ... or, honestly, a Bellinger shift or a Soto shuffle. Outside the earth-shaking possible outfield moves, there isn't much on the table for the Yankees or any other incomplete semi-contender.