9 outfielders the Blue Jays should target at the trade deadline

Who should the Blue Jays target as a power bat to help propel their offence in the right direction?
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Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

When one hears the name Andrew McCutchen, their first reaction may be “Golly, he’s still around in the league?” After all, it probably felt like he has been toying around in the league for over two decades. In actual fact, he is still only 36 at this moment, and appears to be still going on strong. Better yet, he seems rejuvenated in his return role to his former team this year.

In 2023, for a lowly Pittsburgh Pirates team, McCutchen has actually produced some surprisingly strong numbers across the board, with a .268 batting average and .808 OPS, with 38 runs scored, 11 doubles, 10 home runs, 28 RBI, nine stolen bases, along with cutting down his strikeout rate by a huge margin compared to his previous two years.

The former NL MVP right-handed hitting centerfielder appears to still have plenty in the tank. As he approaches the twilight of his career, he may be desperately looking for that one more chance at a World Series championship before calling it a career. In fact, he has never even made it beyond a Divisional Playoff Series in all of his 15 years in the major leagues. The Jays can help make his potential dream come true if they can take action to pursue this five-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger, and in doing so, possibly helping make their own dreams come true as well.