Though it isn’t the team’s most glaring need, there’s been plenty of discussion around the Blue Jays making an infield upgrade this off-season.
The two names we’ve heard about the most are Francisco Lindor, who was recently traded to the New York Mets, and DJ LeMahieu, who’s locked in a strange stalemate with the New York Yankees. One name we haven’t heard about at all — which is sort of shocking given the fact the Blue Jays have been reportedly in one just about everyone this winter — is Marcus Semien.
Over at FanGraphs, Craig Edwards wrote an interesting post about Semien, a player he believes could wind up as a great bargain addition.
Despite George Springer, Trevor Bauer, and LeMahieu getting attention as this year’s big free-agent names, Semien has actually accumulated the most WAR of any player on the open market over the past three seasons. Most of that comes from one very good season in 2019 that was sandwiched between two forgettable seasons in 2018 and 2020.
In 2019, Semien had what looked to be a breakout performance for the A’s. He slashed a .285/.369/.522 line with 33 homers and a strong 87-to-102 strikeout-to-walk ratio while playing …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation