We continue our trip around the diamond with the last fielding position, number nine in your scorecard. Right field is another position that has a ton of depth and one significant free agent signing. Let’s see who’s number one.
Fernando Martinez is a former top prospect that has yet to really do anything in the major leagues. He’s had a career full of injuries and serves as a reminder that top prospects don’t necessarily pay off. J.D. Is a former big prospect in the Astro organization. He showed a little bit of power, but struggled last season.
- Seattle Mariners- Michael Saunders
Saunders finally got a full season shot at a starting outfield position. He’s a guy who can play any of the outfield positions and is pretty good defensively. He showed some pretty good pop as well, hitting 19 home runs and 31 doubles.
- Oakland Athletics- Josh Reddick
Speaking of guys who got a full starting shot in 2012, Reddick did just that and helped the surprising Oakland A’s. The Gold Glove winner mashed over 30 homers and almost had 30 doubles as well.
- Texas Rangers- Nelson Cruz
Cruz’s average has gone down in recent years and he isn’t exactly Vladamir Guerrero in the outfield, but he still provides a lot of power. His homers have declined the past couple of years, but he did hit 45 doubles.
- Los Angeles Angels- Josh HamiltonHamilton followed C.J. Wilson from Texas to the Angels. The guy is a five tool player, though you have to wonder how he will age and adjust to a new ballpark. Nevertheless, the guy is an elite player.
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