Astros’ free agents

If such a player signs with another team, the team that loses him receives a Draft pick the following year, generally following Competitive Balance Round B, which comes after the second round.

Meanwhile, the team that signs the player is subject to surrendering one or more Draft picks, although a team’s highest first-round pick is exempt from forfeiture.

The Astros have yet to sign a player who was given a qualifying offer, but general manager Jeff Luhnow has said in previous years he wouldn’t be against it, even if it meant losing a Draft pick.