I’m aware of what Ryan Goins did this year. His defense and timely hitting in the postseason makes this tough for me to write. But, you would have to be crazy to not have Devon Travis as the 2016 starting second baseman for the Toronto Blue Jays. Travis was posting Rookie of the Year numbers before being sidelined with his nagging shoulder injury. In 62 games, he finished with an average of .308, with 35 RBIs, and eight home runs, five of which he hit in April. This kid is no joke, and to have him healthy and in the dugout would almost be criminal. His glove, albeit not as strong as Goins’, is still elite. He has the ability to move laterally with the best of them, and his bat far out weighs that of the starting postseason second baseman. In 128 games in 2015, Goins hit .250, with 45 RBIs, and five home runs.
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