Toronto Blue Jays: Players who will be on a short leash in 2021
The Toronto Blue Jays have a surplus of players vying for playing time this season which means some players will be on short leashes in 2021. Last season was an anomaly so it unknown how much stock is being vested in the respective stat lines from 2020.
However, there are a handful of players who not only struggled last season but also have players pressuring for their jobs. The Blue Jays have a plethora of depth which is going to foster a ton of internal competition this season.
There are currently 13 pitchers who would have a preference to start ball games so skipper Charlie Montoyo will have the option to manipulate and interchange his rotation depending on match-ups and performance.
The positional roster is constructed to afford flexibility as a number of players can play a multitude of positions which spawns creativity in the day-to-day roster alignment.
There is depth at the catching position with a trio of backstops who all could see MLB time this season including a rookie chomping at the bit for his opportunity.
Here is a look at five players who may be on a short leash if they stumble out of the gate in 2021.