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- Rhys Hoskins
- Odubel Herrera
- Nick Williams
- Aaron Altherr
The outfield has become the most controversial position group since the team signed Carlos Santana, moving Hoskins to the outfield. There are now four starting-caliber outfielders for three spots. If this was the American League, Santana would be the designated hitter and everything would be fine; unfortunately, it is not.
There is a strong chance one of the players in this group gets traded for a starting pitcher between now and spring training.
Most expect it to be Altherr or Williams, but Herrera’s name still comes up in that discussion.
As the group stands now, without any trades, Hoskins will start in left, Herrera in center, and Altherr and Williams will split time in right, maybe in a platoon.
With an eighth reliever on the team, there isn’t room on the roster for a fifth outfielder. However, Pedro Florimon played all three outfield positions last year and can do so again this year in a pinch.