Here's how the next FA classes look

November 16th, 2021

The last couple of offseasons have been memorable, with superstars like Gerrit Cole, J.T. Realmuto, George Springer, DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg and Zack Wheeler signing big-time deals.

There are plenty more big names on the open market this offseason, too -- check out the 2021-22 free agents at each position.

But what about the upcoming free-agent classes after the 2022 season? Here's a look at the notable players, position by position, who are set to become free agents in 2022-23 and beyond. Players are listed alphabetically, with contract options and opt-outs noted in parentheses.

Notable free agents for 2022-23

Catcher: Tucker Barnhart, Willson Contreras, Omar Narváez, Gary Sánchez, Max Stassi, Christian Vázquez, Mike Zunino
First base: José Abreu, Jesús Aguilar, Josh Bell, Yuli Gurriel, Eric Hosmer (opt-out), Trey Mancini, Max Muncy (club option), Miguel Sanó (club option), Carlos Santana
Second base: Adam Frazier, Kiké Hernández, Ketel Marte (club option), Whit Merrifield (club option), Jonathan Schoop (opt-out), Jean Segura (club option), Kolten Wong (club option)
Third base: Wilmer Flores, Evan Longoria (club option), José Ramírez (club option), Justin Turner (club option)
Shortstop: Tim Anderson (club option), Elvis Andrus (club option), Xander Bogaerts (opt-out), Didi Gregorius, Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner
Outfield: Andrew Benintendi, Charlie Blackmon (player option), Jackie Bradley Jr., Michael Brantley, Byron Buxton, Lorenzo Cain, Adam Duvall, Joey Gallo, Robbie Grossman, Mitch Haniger, Aaron Judge, Kevin Kiermaier (club option), Manuel Margot, Wil Myers (club option), Tyler Naquin, Brandon Nimmo, David Peralta, A.J. Pollock (club option), Justin Upton
Designated hitter: J.D. Martinez
Starting pitchers: Chris Bassitt, Matthew Boyd, Carlos Carrasco (club option), Mike Clevinger, Jacob deGrom (opt-out), Zach Eflin, Nathan Eovaldi, Chris Flexen (club option), Kyle Gibson, Sonny Gray (club option), Andrew Heaney, Dallas Keuchel (club option), Sean Manaea, Wade Miley, Mike Minor (club option), Charlie Morton (club option), Joe Musgrove, Aaron Nola (club option), Jake Odorizzi (player option), David Price, Chris Sale (opt-out), Luis Severino (club option), Ross Stripling, Noah Syndergaard, Jameson Taillon, Taijuan Walker (player option)
Relievers: Daniel Bard, Richard Bleier, Zack Britton, Miguel Castro, Aroldis Chapman, Edwin Díaz, Tyler Duffey, Michael Fulmer, Ken Giles (club option), Chad Green, Luke Jackson, Tommy Kahnle, Craig Kimbrel, José Leclerc (club option), Seth Lugo, Evan Marshall, Trevor May, T.J. McFarland, Jake McGee (club option), Ryan Pressly, Taylor Rogers, Will Smith (club option), Blake Treinen (club option), Matt Wisler

Some big stars in the Big Apple could be free agents after the 2022 season: Mets ace Jacob deGrom and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge.

deGrom will be 34 years old, so he could consider opting out of the final guaranteed year on his deal with the Mets in an effort to secure a longer contract. The right-hander is owed $32.5 million in 2023, and he has a club option worth $32.5 million in 2024.

Considering Judge is the face of the Bronx Bombers, the Yankees could make a strong effort to extend or re-sign the 29-year-old. Judge himself said after the 2021 season that it's a goal of his to be a Yankee for life.

Although not as deep as the loaded 2021-22 shortstop class, the '22-23 group could be good, too, led by Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson and a potential opt-out with Xander Bogaerts.

Notable free agents for 2023-24

Catcher: Jorge Alfaro, Travis d'Arnaud (club option), Mitch Garver, Yasmani Grandal
First base: C.J. Cron, Rhys Hoskins, Max Muncy, Matt Olson, Miguel Sanó, Joey Votto (club option)
Second base: Robinson Canó, Tommy La Stella, Ketel Marte (club option), Whit Merrifield, Jonathan Schoop, Jean Segura, Kolten Wong
Third base: Jeimer Candelario, Matt Chapman, Rafael Devers, Josh Donaldson (club option), Evan Longoria, Manny Machado (opt-out), Ryan McMahon, Mike Moustakas (club option), José Ramírez, Justin Turner, Gio Urshela, Joey Wendle
Shortstop: Nick Ahmed, Tim Anderson (club option), Elvis Andrus, Brandon Crawford, Paul DeJong (club option), Isiah Kiner-Falefa, Adalberto Mondesi, Miguel Rojas, Amed Rosario
Outfield: Harrison Bader, Cody Bellinger, Charlie Blackmon, Randal Grichuk, Ian Happ, Teoscar Hernández, Jason Heyward, Max Kepler (club option), Wil Myers, A.J. Pollock, Hunter Renfroe, Michael A. Taylor, Jesse Winker
Designated hitter: Miguel Cabrera (club option), Shohei Ohtani
Starting pitcher: Carlos Carrasco, Luis Castillo, Yu Darvish, Jacob deGrom (club option), Jack Flaherty, Kyle Freeland, Lucas Giolito, Tyler Glasnow, Sonny Gray, Dallas Keuchel, Dinelson Lamet, Lance Lynn (club option), Kenta Maeda, Tyler Mahle, Germán Márquez, Miles Mikolas, Mike Minor, Frankie Montas, Jordan Montgomery, Aaron Nola, Jake Odorizzi, Shohei Ohtani, Eduardo Rodriguez (opt-out), Hyun Jin Ryu, Luis Severino, Blake Snell, Julio Urías, Taijuan Walker
Relief pitcher: José Alvarado, Matt Barnes (club option), Amir Garrett, Ken Giles, Josh Hader, Liam Hendriks (club option), Jordan Hicks, José Leclerc (club option), Phil Maton, Jake McGee, Emilio Pagán, Drew Pomeranz, Alex Reyes, Ryne Stanek, Drew Steckenrider, Blake Treinen

If Shohei Ohtani gets to free agency after the 2023 season, look out. The Angels' two-way superstar will be in his prime, entering his age-29 season in 2024, and would be the headliner of the free-agent class.

Two other marquee names to watch for: Dodgers star and 2019 NL MVP Cody Bellinger, and Padres star Manny Machado. If Machado opts out of the 10-year, $300 million contract he signed with the Padres before the 2019 season, that would really make third base a headlining position. The other stars at the position who could become free agents include Red Sox slugger Rafael Devers, three-time Gold Glover Matt Chapman and potentially others like José Ramírez (assuming Cleveland picks up his option after 2022) and Josh Donaldson (if the Twins don't pick up his option after '23).

Starting pitcher also looks like a loaded class. Look at the list of frontline starters that could hit the market: Luis Castillo, Yu Darvish, Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito, Tyler Glasnow, Dinelson Lamet, Frankie Montas, Ohtani, Hyu Jin Ryu, Blake Snell, Julio Urías -- and there are even more, depending on how option situations shake out after 2022 and '23.