Every Single 2020 Free Agent the Blue Jays could be Interested in
Kolten Wong’s $12.5 million option was just recently declined by the Cardinals, which gives him the opportunity to see who’s interested in him on the free agent market.
Wong is a glove-first player, as he’s more known for his defence rather than what he does at the plate. He’s won back-to-back Gold Glove awards and was named the Defensive Player of the year in the National League for the 2019 season. He posted a .989 fielding percentage at the keystone this season, making just two errors. In his career at second base, he holds a fielding percentage of .981. According to FanGraphs, Wong had a DRS (defensive runs saved) of six in 2020.
Offensively in 2020, he slashed .265/.350/.326 across 53 games leaving the yard just once. He had a solid offensive season in 2019 slashing .285/.361/.423 with 25 doubles and 24 stolen bases.
As the Blue Jays ranked second last as a team on defence, Wong would provide the Blue Jays a huge defensive upgrade. Although if they were to bring him in, that means moving Cavan Biggio to a different position as Wong doesn’t have the arm or size (5’7, 185 pounds) to play a different position.
If he were to sign with the Blue Jays he could be the leadoff hitter, as he has a decent career on-base percentage of .333 and the speed to set the game going for the rest of the lineup.
Blue Jays fans, he’s a player to keep an eye on.