Chicago Cubs Rumors: Ranking the top 10 remaining FA position players

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J.D. Martinez
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Ranking the remaining top 10 - 4. J.D. Martinez

Landing at #5, we have J.D. Martinez. Martinez is also flying under the radar after a somewhat down year, particularly in the power department in 2022. Still, Martinez can both DH and play the outfield when one of Happ, Bellinger, or Suzuki need off days in the field. Though the power was down this season, Martinez still slashed .274/.341/.448 with 16 HRs and 62 RBIs. He earned his fifth All-Star honor in the process.

Martinez has always been an exceptional hitter. Where the Cubs missed out on Abreu earlier this winter, they could easily make up for with Martinez's bat-to-ball and power skills. He has slashed a career of .288/.352/.520 over his 12 years in the show and is a jolt of production in any lineup he is put into. If the Cubs miss on a shortstop this winter, J.D., along with Drury before him, is one of the guys that need to be at the top of the Cubs' wish list this winter if they wish to have any chance to compete.