Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 9/22/13
Here’s my attempt to sift through all the players that could be available via free agency or trade that could make sense for the Jays at second base for next year. All stats are from Baseball-Reference.com as I looked at Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) quite extensively and poked around with OPS+ too. But first, let’s look at what Toronto has for internal options: 1) Ryan Goins – Now that Goins is hitting a minuscule .567 OPS after his torrid hot streak that began his MLB career, it looks increasingly unlikely that he can even be considered for a starter’s job just yet. On the plus side, in 24 games played, he’s been worth +10 DRS for his excellent play at second base, so a back up job may be possible for him next year if not another year at Triple A where he can try and hone his bat. Verdict: Triple A depth. 2) Munenori Kawasaki – He’s been a revelation this year when he filled in for Jose Reyes, but at the end of it all, he’s just a .226/.324/.309 player worth 1.4 WAR. While Munenori i...
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