What is the best possible lineup for the 2023 Toronto Blue Jays?

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With the MLB season fast approaching, a debate has arisen over the best possible lineup for the 2023 Toronto Blue Jays.

Whether you want to dive headlong into the discussion or just sit back and relish in how stacked the team is, you’ve come to the right place.

Below is my take on the best lineup the Blue Jays can roll out this year, disregarding the opposing pitcher, but taking into consideration each player’s spot in the order and position in the field.

Ready? Let’s go!

The Best Possible Lineup for the 2023 Toronto Blue Jays

1. George Springer – RF

No surprise here; George Springer is one of the great leadoff men in baseball.

Already, he’s fourth all-time in leadoff homers – 51 times he’s started a game with a Springer Dinger – and he’ll likely surpass Craig Biggio (53) and Alfonso Soriano (54) this year to settle in nicely behind Rickey Henderson’s astonishing total of 81.

Yes, he knows how to ambush a meatball, but he is also a master at working the count (third on the team in pitches per plate appearance in 2022), and, with a .358 career OBP, an adept table setter.

The one surprise for those just picking up the Jays now after a long winter away might be seeing Springer in right field. Don’t panic! The Jays picked up a defensive specialist to play center, allowing him to play a less demanding position and hopefully stay healthier all season long.