3 Top Landing Spots for Free Agent Rhys Hoskins

One of the big power bats on the free agent market, Rhys Hoskins, comes with a bit of risk, as he sat out all of the 2023 season with a torn ACL suffered in spring training with the Philadelphia Phillies. But if the first baseman is able to come back healthy, he'll provide a 30-HR bat to whatever lineup he joins. 

There are several teams around baseball looking for that kind of power, and while Hoskins will be competing for free agent offers with the likes of other sluggers in a similar range like Jorge Soler, JD Martinez and Justin Turner, let's have a look at three teams that lead the likely destinations list for the 30-year-old Hoskins.

San Francisco Giants

The Giants' offense needs a serious boost, and it began with their $113M signing of Korean star Jung Hoo Lee. He had a .340 career batting average in the KBO, but doesn't possess the kind of mammoth power that Hoskins does. The Giants are serious bidders here.

Chicago Cubs

Another team looking for some added power, and with a void at first base to fill as well, particularly if they lose Cody Bellinger in free agency. Insiders have reported that Hoskins and the Cubs have talked about various contract structures earlier this month, and negotiations presumably continue. He would be a perfect fit here.

Toronto Blue Jays

The Jays set their sights high this offseason on significantly upgrading their offense. But after missing out on Shohei Ohtani and Juan Soto, Hoskins could be a sensible pivot for them, and at about a tenth the cost of those other two, leaving them plenty in the coffers to add other bats as well. Hoskins could spell Vladimir Guerrero Jr. some at first, and rotate in and out at DH with him as well. 

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