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RONALD BELISARIO, RHP Non-tender club: Dodgers Why he (Credit: AP)

RONALD BELISARIO, RHP
Non-tender club: Dodgers
Why he could help: Belisario’s fastball averaged 94.4 mph last season and the reliever has a 60.8 percent groundball rate. Belisario has allowed only 16 home runs in 265 career innings, but a 1.47 WHIP last season contributed to a 3.97 ERA. |

Top non-tender bargains

There are 43 new free agents after clubs opted not to tender the more than three dozen position players, starting pitchers and relievers contracts for the 2014 season. Here's a look at 10 players who could prove bargain signings for whichever club decides to sign them.

J.P. ARENCIBIA, C Non-tender club: Blue Jays Why
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J.P. ARENCIBIA, C
Non-tender club: Blue Jays
Why he could help: During the last three seasons the backstop has produced an anemic average (.214) and on-base percentage (.260). But he’s also hit 62 home runs, fifth-most for a catcher during that stretch. With a dearth of power and catching in baseball, he should be sought after. |

JOHN AXFORD, RHP Non-tender club: Cardinals Why he
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JOHN AXFORD, RHP
Non-tender club: Cardinals
Why he could help: Axford has a strikeouts per nine innings rate of 9.00 or greater each of the last five seasons, though he also walks 4.05 walks per nine in his career. The ex-Brewers closer had 105 saves from 2010-2012 and boasts a fastball that averaged 95.4 mph in 2013. |

ANDREW BAILEY, RHP Non-tender club: Red Sox Why
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ANDREW BAILEY, RHP
Non-tender club: Red Sox
Why he could help: Bailey won’t be ready until midseason due to shoulder surgery. But he has a career 2.64 ERA and 89 saves in five seasons for the A's and Red Sox. Bailey also boasts a 9.37 strikeouts per nine innings and manageable 2.85 walks per nine with a fastball around 94 mph. |

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RONALD BELISARIO, RHP Non-tender club: Dodgers Why he
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RONALD BELISARIO, RHP
Non-tender club: Dodgers
Why he could help: Belisario’s fastball averaged 94.4 mph last season and the reliever has a 60.8 percent groundball rate. Belisario has allowed only 16 home runs in 265 career innings, but a 1.47 WHIP last season contributed to a 3.97 ERA. |

CHRIS COGHLAN, INF/OF Non-tender club: Marlins Why he
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CHRIS COGHLAN, INF/OF
Non-tender club: Marlins
Why he could help: Coghlan was National League Rookie of the Year in 2009 after hitting .321 with a .390 on-base percentage. But he has a .307 OBP since. Still just 28, Coghlan has experience in left, center and right field and at second and third base. More of a reclamation project. |

TOMMY HANSON, RHP Non-tender club: Angels Why he
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TOMMY HANSON, RHP
Non-tender club: Angels
Why he could help: Hanson, 27, finished third in 2009 National League Rookie of the Year voting. The starter has a 3.28 ERA with 431 strikeouts in 460.1 innings during his first three seasons, but has slumped to a 4.76 ERA the past two seasons. Could be a solid reclamation project. |

DAN HUDSON, RHP Non-tender club: Diamondbacks Why he
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DAN HUDSON, RHP
Non-tender club: Diamondbacks
Why he could help: When healthy, Hudson has been a very good starter. The former top White Sox prospect has an average fastball of 93 mph and a 3.10 career strikeout to walk ratio. But he pitched just 45.1 innings in 2012 and not at all in 2013 after requiring Tommy John surgery twice. |

GARRET JONES, INF/OF Non-tender club: Pirates Why he
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GARRET JONES, INF/OF
Non-tender club: Pirates
Why he could help: Jones has seen most of his time at first base and in right field. He’s dreadful against lefthanders (.578 career on-base plus slugging percentage), but great against righthanders: .271 average, .337 on-base percentage and .489 slugging percentage (.826 OPS). |

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JUSTIN TURNER, INF Non-tender club: Mets Why he
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JUSTIN TURNER, INF
Non-tender club: Mets
Why he could help: A versatile infielder, Turner is a righthanded bat who hits better against righthanders (.708 career on-base plus slugging percentage) than lefthanders (.644 OPS). Despite this reverse split, he’s been deployed about equally against righties and lefties the past two seasons. |

RYAN WEBB, RHP Non-tender club: Marlins Why he
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RYAN WEBB, RHP
Non-tender club: Marlins
Why he could help: Webb’s fastball velocity declined to 92.3 mph last season, but the reliever still posted a 56.3 percent groundball rate (57.4 career rate). He posted a 2.91 ERA in 2013 and has allowed only 13 home runs in 276 career innings. |

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