32. Bo Bichette – SS
Slotting in at #32, shortstop Bo Bichette was MLB’s hit king for the 2021 season with 191 knocks, which included 30 doubles and 29 home runs in his first full season with the Jays. He was also no stranger to the clutch hit as well, helping the Jays keep their playoff hopes alive last year with a game-winning home run against the New York Yankees in the bottom of the eighth inning late in the campaign. While the club did fall just short of the postseason, Bichette had a super impressive season that leaves fans wondering what’s next for the stud shortstop this year.
Defensively, he was a bit shaky at times and did tie for the league lead in terms of errors with 24, but one would think with more experience and the recent addition of Chapman at third base will do wonders for Bichette’s fielding ability, improving an already impressive player on this Jays squad that will further complement his ability in the batter’s box.
8. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – 1B
One of baseball’s top prospects a few seasons ago, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a fantastic 2021 campaign that would have netted him the AL MVP Award had it not been for two-way star Shohei Ohtani. He tied for the lead within the AL in terms of home runs (48) and finished first when it came to OBP (.401), SLG (.601), and OPS (1.002) while also adding 111 RBI and being a legitimate Triple Crown contender halfway through the campaign.
He also made strides at first base as well, making the routine plays while also making tough picks in the dirt and fielding the ball well on the right side of the diamond to the tune of a 2 bDRS. This new position, combined with his raw power and awareness at the plate, gives him the highest-ranking amongst the Blue Jays players and breaks the top ten mark, the first time since Josh Donaldson did so back in 2018.