Toronto Blue Jays: Players who will be on a short leash in 2021
Rowdy Tellez is an intriguing player but it is difficult to project or pin point what his exact ceiling will be. The first baseman was finally poised for a breakout campaign in 2020 but an injury cut his season short.
Tellez hit .283/.346/.540 with 13 extra base hits including eight home runs in 35 games. The 25-year old had also cut down on his swing and misses fanning 20 times in 127 plate appearances. As it stands right now, Tellez and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will share playing time at first base and the designated hitter spot.
The first baseman swatted 21 homers in 2019 but struggled to make consistent contact which affected his playing time. There is no questioning the power but Tellez fanned 116 times in 409 plate appearances.
The Blue Jays have bolstered their offensive attack and Tellez could be the odd man out should he revert back to his all or northing approach. The DH spot could be utilized to keep all four outfielders in the lineup as George Springer, Teoscar Hernandez, Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Randal Grichuk will all be everyday players.
Rowdy will have put up 2020 numbers in order to stay in the lineup otherwise he could become expendable or a bench player.
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