29. Oakland Athletics
Combined ’21 WAR: 0.0
Last year, the Oakland’s outfield trio wouldn’t have found itself ranked No. 29 — but 2022 is a new year. Oakland’s fire sale has resulted in a new-look, pedestrian outfield for the club. Stephen Piscotty is back for his fifth season with the A’s, but he is coming off a rather poor season. Piscotty, who appeared in just 72 games in ’21, hit a career-low .220 last year. Cristian Pache — a key piece acquired from Atlanta in exchange for Matt Olson — figures to be a mainstay for years to come.
However, Pache struggled in limited action last season — hitting .111 in 22 games. Rounding out the trio is Seth Brown. Brown has plenty of pop — 20 HR in 111 games last year — but struggles to hit for average (.227 lifetime BA). Pache could blossom into a star, but the jury is out at this time.
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