Aaron Judge is the top free agent on the market this year .
Aaron Judge, Jacob deGrom and Xander Bogaerts were among 14 free agents who received $19.65 million in qualifying offers from their former teams on Thursday.
Dansby Swanson, Trea Turner, Willson Contreras and Carlos Rodón also received offers, as did Chris Bassitt, Brandon Nimmo, Nathan Eovaldi, Anthony Rizzo, Joc Pederson, Martín Pérez and Tyler Anderson.
Players have until November 20 to accept, with top players expected to decline and seek more lucrative long-term contracts on the free agent market. Players can discuss financial offers with all teams starting Friday.
Qualifying offers began after the 2012 season and only eight of the 110 offers were accepted. Among the 14 players who received offers of $18.4 million last year, only San Francisco first baseman Brandon Belt He said yes.
A free agent can receive a qualifying offer only if he has been with the same team continuously since opening day and has never received a qualifying offer before.
< p>If a team makes a qualifying offer to a player who signs a major league contract with another club before the amateur draft, his former club would receive a draft pick as compensation at the end of the first round or at the end of the draft. of round B of competitive equilibrium. Placement depends on the amount of the new contract and the luxury tax and revenue-sharing status of the team that loses the player.
Major League Baseball offered he dropped qualifying offers and direct draft-pick compensation last winter, and the March lockout agreement The proposal that the players' association accept an international amateur draft was rejected. the draft in July.
Qualified offer price is the average of the top 125 contracts by annual average value. by $13.3 million in 2012 and increased to $14.1 million in 2013, $15.3 million in 2014, $15.8 million in 2015, $17.2 million in 2016, and $17.4 million in 2017.