With Randal Grichuk being moved to center field to begin the 2020 campaign, the Toronto Blue Jays are going to throw a few different players in rightfield hoping that someone emerges victorious.
Heading into the past off-season, one of the areas that the Toronto Blue Jays needed to improve upon was centerfield, an area that had seen a few different options throughout the 2019 season, but one where nobody came away as the clear winner.
Teoscar Hernandez spent the most time in CF for the Blue Jays in 2019 with 79 games, followed by Randal Grichuk at 62 and Jonathan Davis at 33 (as well as few others for 2-3 starts/substitutions here or there).
Manager Charlie Montoyo has already stated that Grichuk will be given the reigns to center field this season, and with no imminent acquisitions on the horizon, the Toronto Blue Jays will most likely look internally to find a starting right fielder.
There are a few options in free agency still available in Yasiel Puig, Melky Cabrera, and Lonnie Chisenhall, but after spending some serious cash on the starting rotation this season, Ross Atkins and co. appear to be happy with their current roster.
Mind you, only Puig would really be an upgrade or improvement upon who is already in the mix for the RF role, so I can’t really blame Atkins for not diving deeper into the FA class this late into the season.
While the Toronto Blue Jays do possess a few candidates to take over the role in RF, there truly is no clear cut winner as to who will take the position and run away with it. The difference will be in spring training, where a few outfielders on the Blue Jays roster are out of options and will need to find a place on the roster this season, or risk being put taken through the waiver wire if sent down to the minor leagues.