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Blue Jays vs A.L. East: Positional Rankings As of 15 Nov

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LEFT FIELDERS

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Left Field is another area of strength for the A.L. East as each team has a great incumbent at the position. All of them can hit, all of them defend well, and each has a big role to fill in their lineup. There’s no clear winner or leader in this category and even ranking them is pretty difficult to do. However, based on a balanced player, I would put Revere and Bradley at the top of the heap.

If we could guarantee that the Gardner of the first half of 2015 would play as such in 2016, we could put him in there with them. However, his slide in the second half of the season really tempered expectations. And finally, both Jennings and Reimold have dealt with injuries in recent years that have set them back. Each can get back to form and play with the best of them if fully healthy.

Side Note: The difference for the Jays may be the depth they now have with a hopeful return of Michael Saunders to the lineup. With his LHB, and Pompey to share time with, there’s a decent chance that Revere actually gets moved so that the Jays can add another big starter to the rotation.

Ranking: 1. Bradley Jr, 2. Revere, 3. Gardner, 4. Jennings, 5. Reimold

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