As spring training approaches, MLB teams are preparing for extension season, with a focus on retaining their own players. Ten notable non-Soto extension candidates, including Adley Rutschman and Justin Steele, could sign long-term deals before Opening Day.

By the Numbers
  • Adley Rutschman: No rumblings regarding an extension yet, but discussions may come soon
  • Justin Steele: Four years away from free agency as a Super Two, potential contract: four-year, $40M deal with a club option
State of Play
  • Gallen is under team control for another two seasons
  • Lewis slashed .309/.372/.548 with 15 home runs and strong contact rates in 239 plate appearances after returning from injury last year
  • Luzardo is three years away from free agency and he's in his second year of arbitration as a Super Two
Bottom Line

MLB teams are gearing up for extension season, with a focus on retaining their own players. Young talents like Adley Rutschman and Justin Steele could secure long-term deals before Opening Day, setting the stage for an exciting season.