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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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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on July 26, 2020 in New York City. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Braves defeated the Mets 14-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 26: Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets in action against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on July 26, 2020 in New York City. The 2020 season had been postponed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Braves defeated the Mets 14-1. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Yoenis Cespedes

Yoenis Cespedes has tremendous amounts of power in his bat and has one of the strongest arms in the game but injuries have limited him in his ability to play on the field. In the past four years, Cespedes has played in just 127 games and sat out the whole 2019 season because of a heel injury that he suffered and re-aggravated on his ranch.

In 2020, Cespedes played in eight games before controversially opting out of the season without really telling his teammates and the New York Mets organization. He did hit two home runs in those eight games, but posted a poor batting average of .161.

The last time Cespedes played a significant amount of games was 2016 where he appeared in 132 contests. That season, he slashed .280/.354/.530 with 31 home runs and 86 RBI.

In Cespedes’ career, he has a slash line of .273/.327/.497 with 165 home runs, 528 RBI and 173 doubles. He’s played in 834 games which gives Cespedes an average of 104 contests a year.

Cespedes is no longer a capable fielder, as he hasn’t played a defensive inning since 2018 and is strictly a power bat. While his heels could now be healthy, his speed has declined and he’s still at risk to re-aggravate his injury.

If the Blue Jays are interested in Cespedes, they could use him as a designated hitter in which he could platoon with Rowdy Tellez and be a key pinch hitter when he’s not in the starting lineup.

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