10. Ben Revere — Los Angeles Angels
Ben Revere played just 56 games with the Blue Jays in 2015 after Toronto acquired him from the Philadelphia Phillies for a pair of minor leagues. However, he quickly became a spark plug atop the order with a batting average of .319 and a .354 OBP. He only stole seven bases, however, after swiping 24 in 96 games with the Phillies.
Still, his energy and ability to get base hits made him a worthy bat in the lineup. Revere’s defence left something to be desired, though, with his -4 defensive runs saved, according to FanGraphs. His speed didn’t translate into defensive ability the way you would hope it would.
Some criticized the Blue Jays trading Revere to Washington, because Michael Saunders had not as of yet made an impact with Toronto due to injury. But an All-Star first half by the Canadian — despite his second-half collapse — dispelled those critics quickly.
After a down year with Washington last year (.217 AVG/.260 OBP/14 SB), Revere signed a $4M, one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels, where he is projected to be a fourth outfielder/platoon left fielder. There were some discussions and rumours around the idea of Revere returning to the Blue Jays this offseason, but he ultimately signed in Anaheim.