When you rely on your OF depth to be Thomas, Williams, and Dean, you know you have a problem. Especially when you have to play your second baseman in right field. That was a blatant symptom of the overall team construction issues.
Generally speaking, your power positions are the infield and outfield corners.
You don’t play a low power player like Edman in right field. He belongs at SS, 2B or as a 5th/6th infielder. He was an all PAC 12 SS at Stanford.
Agree on Edman and right field. You give up a lot, not so much in his ability to play there, but in opportunity cost. You give up a real good second baseman, and give up having someone whose offense provides more pop.
Someone like Garcia would have been a good player to give an opportunity to play there. Carlson is the man though, when everyone is healthy.