Free-Agent Target: Justin Smoak
Justin Smoak has spent the past five seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, and even though his power numbers dipped in 2019, he’s a proven power hitter and run producer.
The switch-hitter enjoyed the best season of his career in 2017, belting 38 home runs to earn a spot on the AL All-Star team.
He followed that up with 25 homers in 2018 and 22 homers this past season, posting a 119 OPS+ during that three-year span. While his batting average has slid from .270 to .242 to .208 during that time, his .350 on-base percentage over those three years has helped prop up his overall game.
He made a reasonable $8 million in 2019, and after a down year, he could be one of the more affordable power hitters on the market. He’s not perfect, but he would provide some welcome power, and the Giants should have a realistic shot at signing him if they are in fact interested.