3. Toronto Blue Jays
Welcome to a full year in the AL East, Melvin Upton. I wanted to rank Upton lower, but the fact that he may platoon, or not start helped to keep the Jays’ in the third spot, where they were in 2016.
Upton hit .196/.261/.318 for Toronto last year, which is horrendous. He is a career .243/.321/.402 hitter. In 2016 he totaled 20 HRs, 15 RBIs, 61 RBIs and 64 runs in 149 games between San Diego and Toronto. At this point, Upton is alright defensively. The total fielding runs above average in left were good, the range is ok, but the dWAR was 0.1 in 2016 across the OF positions.
As for Carrera, he was a bit of a spark plug last year for the Blue Jays. He only hit .248 in 110 games but provided a little bit of everything with stolen bases, HRs, doubles and more. He also rates as an average outfielder as well.
Pearce can fill in as a corner outfielder but is probably better in right field than left. Pompey continually fails to meet expectations. Alford is a top prospect for the Blue Jays, and his time could be coming before too long in Toronto.