OF, Delino DeShields Jr. (28)
When the Indians traded Corey Kluber to the Rangers last offseason, they received speedy outfielder Delino DeShields Jr. The Indians hoped he’d fill their need for a reliable starting center fielder.
Instead, DeShields found himself in an outfield platoon as he hit just .252 with no home runs and seven RBI’s in 37 games. After the rough season, the Indians opted to non-tender his contract leaving pitcher Emmanuel Clase as the only player received for Kluber left in the organization.
With the 28-year old DeShields a free agent, he will look to find a home where he can play every day to perhaps get into a better rhythm at the plate. A destination that fits that bill is the Boston Red Sox.
Long time center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. is a free agent and unlikely to return to Boston this offseason. With the Red Sox in a transitional phase as an organization, DeShields upside would be perfect for a one-year experiment at Fenway Park.
Best Fit: Boston Red Sox