It was a rough season for Ramon Laureano.
The Oakland A’s outfielder missed the first few weeks of the season as he finished serving his 80 game suspension for failing a PED test in 2021. He never really seemed to get into a groove when he came back, missing time due to injuries and being shuffled between right and center. His season came to an end in the middle of September as he was placed on the Injured List with a strained hamstring.
Those starts and stops led to a disappointing performance at the plate. Laureano posted a lackluster .211/.287/.376 batting line with 13 homers and 18 doubles in his 383 plate appearances while stealing 11 bases.
However, even with that performance, Laureano showed why teams would be interested in his services. He can provide some power and speed in the lineup, his solid all around game slotting well in one of the top two spots in a batting order. Add in his typically strong defense, and Laureano is the perfect option for teams in need of help in center.
Ramon Laureano did not have a great 2022 campaign. Despite those issues, he would draw plenty of attention on the trade front. The Marlins, Cubs, and Giants could all be options for his services.