Toronto Blue Jays 2018 Outfield Depth Chart

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin Pillar
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin Pillar /
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TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin Pillar
TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 10: Kevin Pillar /

What are the Blue Jays going to do with this many outfielders? This thought has stayed on the minds of many Jays fans over the past few weeks. With the additions of Randal Grichuk and Curtis Granderson, the Blue Jays have five outfielders that have significant major league service time—not to mention the depth in upper-level minors.

The following article will at least try to explain how this surplus of outfielders might be used in the Jays outfield in the impending 2018 season. As a disclaimer, the outfield candidates being ranked will be limited to Kevin Pillar, Randal Grichuk, Curtis Granderson, Steve Pearce, Ezequiel Carrera, and Teoscar Hernandez, as I see these as the only ones to have a legitimate shot for an outfield position coming out of spring training.  Anthony Alford, Dwight Smith, and Dalton Pompey all have strong cases to make the team later, though.

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All of these players project to have a mediocre to slightly above average season. Although we all can dream, the Jays did not acquire big-name outfield threats such as Lorenzo Cain, Giancarlo Stanton, or Christain Yelich. It is also a safe assumption that J.D. Martinez is off the board, as well.

Without further ado, the 2018 Toronto Blue Jays outfield depth chart:

  1. Randal Grichuk
  2. Kevin Pillar
  3. Curtis Granderson
  4. Steve Pearce
  5. Teoscar Hernandez
  6. Ezequiel Carrera