Buyer's guide: Corner infielders

Kevin Youkilis could be a good value in this year's free-agent market. AP Photo/G. Newman Lowrance

Corner infield might be the weakest aspect of this free-agent market, with only three true corner infielders in my top 50 and a shortage of candidates to move there from other positions. That makes the list of trade targets more important than usual; if you have a hole to fill at first or third, you're going to have to dig into your areas of depth to make it happen because money won't make the free agents more attractive.

Best values

These are players who might be undervalued, or at least not wildly overvalued, by the market this offseason. They're not the top-ranked players at their positions, which is based strictly on their future potential but not on what they might be paid and how many years they might receive.