Blue Jays trade targets: 10 players who could make sense for Toronto – The Athletic

Recently, we wrote about the possibility that the Blue Jays may need to explore the trade market this winter in order to improve upon their club ahead of the 2022 season.

We already looked at some of Toronto’s own potential trade chips. Now, it’s time to turn to some players on the trade block who might be of interest to the Blue Jays. From starting pitchers, to a couple of late-inning relievers to All-Star infielders, here’s a look at 10 players the Blue Jays could target in trades.

Ketel Marte, 2B/CF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Ketel Marte would fit nicely on the Blue Jays roster and checks all the right boxes. The 28-year-old can play second base, shortstop and centre field. He’s a better defender in the infield and that’s likely where he’d primarily play for the Blue Jays while being able to spell George Springer in centre field occasionally.

He had a pair of hamstring injuries that caused him to miss time last season, but he still hit .318/.377/.532 in 90 games (139 wRC+). He’s a switch hitter with a track record of being able to get on base and he’s consistently posted an above-average strikeout rate over his seven years in the majors (14.9 percent).