2021 Blue Jays rankings by position, we rank the top two infielders at each position. Toronto has added multiple top-tier players to their roster as they continue to evolve into a contending ball team in the American League division.
2021 Blue Jays Rankings: First Baseman
Rowdy Tellez – The 30th round draft selection of the Blue Jays has become a fan favorite in his three MLB seasons with Toronto, Rowdy made his major league debut in 2018. He has quickly become a power hitter and an everyday ballplayer. Rowdy returns and will be covering first while also serving as the team’s designated hitter.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Originally a third baseman who was shifted to the opposite side of the diamond for 2020, a crucial move that brought success to the Blue Jays lineup. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will likely return to first base for the 2021 Blue Jays and will also switch out to designated hitter when Rowdy Tellez takes the bag.
Marcus Semien – The newest addition to the Blue Jays infield has immediately taken over the top spot at second base. Marcus has been an elite player at second base, previously for the Oakland Athletics. Marcus could see some time at shortstop if needed but will primarily get penciled in at second for the Blue Jays.
Cavan Biggio – The young and very talented Cavan Biggio has shown his versatility by playing multiple positions in the infield for Toronto. A natural second baseman, Cavan will be the second choice to take over those duties if needed, Joe Panik can also cover second if the Blue Jays are in a pinch. Cavan will likely spend most of the season at third base as he did to finish the 2020 season.
Bo Bichette – Bo has quickly proved he is ready to play shortstop for the Blue Jays and makes it look easy. Bo Bichette has made multiple plays that not many others can make. He will play up the middle alongside newcomer Marcus Semien. Bo Bichette will be a crucial piece for Toronto as they continue to evolve into a playoff contender.
Marcus Semien – The versatility of Marcus Semien will allow Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo freedom to alter the lineup on any given day. Marcus has spent his fair share of time at shortstop during his career and if needed can shift from second to the opposite side of the base, doing so with confidence.
Cavan Biggio – The newly converted third baseman will begin the season as the everyday third baseman for Toronto. After taking over in 2020 for original third baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Cavan showed he has all the tools to be a solid defensive player on the hot corner.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – Originally a third baseman who was switched to the opposite side of the diamond has been taken reps at third once again. He will spend the majority of his time at first but the versatility will be key should the Blue Jays decide to shake things up or cover for potential injuries. Guerrero Jr has shredded nearly 40 pounds this off-season and is poised to become a more consistent player at third or first in 2021.
Danny Jansen – Without a doubt, Danny Jansen will be the everyday catcher at home plate for the 2021 Blue Jays. He has quickly gained the confidence of Charlie Montoyo and the entire pitching staff in Toronto. He adds another year of experience and has familiarity with each pitcher in the starting rotation and bullpen. An extremely strong defensive catcher that does not allow many baseballs to escape him of thrown in the dirt or wildly.
Alejandro Kirk – The young Blue Jays prospect made his debut in 2020 thanks to his impressive hitting in AAA. Alejandro has quickly trusted himself into the conversation for an everyday spot on the roster and will become the replacement for Danny Jansen if put on the active roster.
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