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Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in

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TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 29: General manager Ross Atkins of the Toronto Blue Jays poses with new manager Charlie Montoyo who was introduced to members of the media and president Mark Shapiro on October 29, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 22: Brock Holt #27 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball to first base against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 22: Brock Holt #27 of the Washington Nationals throws the ball to first base against the Philadelphia Phillies during the second game of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on September 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images) /

Jurickson Profar

Jurickson Profar was once a former top, can’t miss prospect in the Rangers organization. He’s never panned out as people expected him to, and has dealt with a fair share of injuries throughout his career, which even forced him to sit out the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

While a shadow of his former top prospect status, Profar has turned into a valuable utility player. In the 2020 season alone with the San Diego Padres, he played all three outfield positions along with second (his primary position) and an inning of first base. He’s appeared at least once at each position except pitcher and catcher at the major league level in his career.

Offensively, he had a good year in 2020 slashing .278/.343/.428 with 50 hits in 56 games. Despite the small sample size of games, that was the best slash line of the 27 year old’s career.

Brock Holt

Brock Holt is arguably the most versatile player in the major leagues as he’s appeared multiple times at all positions throughout the diamond except for catcher (he pitched 1.1 innings this year).

He started off the 2020 season with the Milwaukee Brewers but only lasted 20 games with the team where he slashed below the Mendoza line with a horrendous .100/.222/.100 slash line which led to his release. He then caught on with the Nationals to play 16 games for them where he did better slashing .262/.314/.354.

Last offseason, the Blue Jays expressed interest in Holt but ultimately went in a different direction and pursued other players. They could redirect back to Holt this offseason and he would be a nice addition to the bench.

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