Top Three Free Agent Left-Fielders Remaining

For teams looking for some left-fielding help, notably the Miami Marlins, there are some quality options remaining in free agency.

The top remaining free agent left-fielders:

  • David Peralta
Peralta is an experienced outfielder who can still contribute at the major-league level. He is also a left-handed bat, which teams are always in search of. Peralta spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Arizona Diamondbacks before being acquired by the Tampa Bay Rays at last year's trade deadline. In total, the thirty-five-year-old posted a .251/.316/.415 triple-slash line, with 12 home runs, 59 RBIs, one stolen base and 39 runs scored over 134 games last season. 
  • Jurickson Profar
After declining his $7.5 million player option with the San Diego Padres for the 2023 season, Profar became a free agent. Profar had himself a nice season in 2022, slashing .243/.331/.391, with 15 home runs, 58 RBIs, five stolen bases and 82 runs scored over 152 games. He's a reliable option, playing 130+ games in three of the past four seasons. In addition, the twenty-nine-year-old has developed into an extremely strong corner outfielder from a defensive standpoint. He is also a left-handed batter. Profar should be able to secure a long-term contract with a team and, as mentioned previously, the Marlins would appear to be a good fit. However, the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros have both reportedly expressed interest in Profar, so we'll have to wait and see what happens.
  • Tyler Naquin
Naquin is an interesting name still out there. The New York Mets acquired Naquin from the Cincinnati Reds at the trade deadline and they used him off the bench throughout the second half of the season. In total, the thirty-one-year-old slashed .229/.282/.423, with 11 home runs, 46 RBIs, four stolen bases and 47 runs scored over 105 games. He's a decent left-handed hitter with solid power and could be a nice platoon player for a team interested.

Honorable mentions:
  • Alex Dickerson
  • Travis Demeritte
  • Socrates Brito
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