Earth to MLB teams in the market for a defensively gifted, offensively stable outfielder -- AJ Pollock is still a free agent! You know, the guy that was slashing .293/.349/.620 with 11 homers and nine steals in 40 games before fracturing his thumb in mid-May? Let's take a look at a few teams that should be pursuing Pollock's prowess with a little more aggression.
3. Philadelphia Phillies
The Phillies would be wise to have a backup plan if they were to fail at landing Bryce Harper and/or Manny Machado. Pollock would fit perfectly with a Philly outfield that ranked 23rd in the bigs in Wins Above Replacement in 2018. Adding him would put the defensively limited Odubel Herrera and Nick Williams to the corner outfield positions, a necessary shift.
2. New York Mets
Now that Yoenis Cespedes is injured (again) and apparently already on the trade market, the Mets desperately need an outfielder that can put up offensive numbers to complement the likes of Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, and Juan Lagares... and AJ Pollock is arguably the best on the market. Not to mention, the Mets' righties only posted a .373 slugging percentage last year, the fourth-worst mark in the MLB.
1. Cleveland Indians
Now that All-Star outfielder Michael Brantley has signed with the Astros, the Indians should certainly be in the market for some help. Pollock offers far more upside than the likes of Leonys Martin, Jason Kipnis, Greg Allen, and Tyler Naquin. Brantley's departure leaves the Tribe dangerously thin in the outfield and chasing Pollock is worth the risk.