Who's Up, Who's Down On the Blue Jays: Batters

Under the helmet is Colby. - Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

A look at how the Blue Jays hitter have performed over the past two weeks.

This time around, I'm doing this mostly for me, as I've been a little disconnected with the team. Going to games is great fun, I enjoy live baseball more than almost anything, but being away from home and away from the day to day stuff on the site, I'm not as plugged into how the individual players have been doing.

Anyway, over the past 2 weeks the Jays are a pretty sad 4-8. Our batters have hit .252/.326/.395, and have averaged 4.1 runs per game. Considering they were averaging 5.5 runs per game in May, it has been quite the drop off.

Batters

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Dioner Navarro

Dioner played in 11 of the 12 games, starting 8 of them. He hit ..286/.306/.400 with 4 doubles, 7 RBI, 1 walk an 8 strikeouts. Not a terrible couple of weeks. Would love to see some walks. Would like to see some more power, but all in all, not terrible.

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Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin started all 12 games. He hit .313/.365/.625, with 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 3 walks and 10 strikeouts. He did seem to be slumping in Baltimore and at the start of the Yankee series, but he hit a home run in that last game in New York and he's been on a tear since.

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Juan Francisco

Juan played in 11 games, starting 8. He id seem to be playing himself out of the lineup, until Brett Lawrie got hurt and now he is an everyday player again. He hit .222/.300/.519 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 4 RBI, 3 walks an 15 strikeouts. Hard to complain about a .519 slugging average, but then 15 strikeouts in 30 plate appearances isn't optimal. I like him as a DH much more than I like him at 3B, but what are you going to do?

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Jose Reyes

Jose played in all 12 games, starting 11. He couldn't even get a full day off when he was hurt. Hit .163/.226/.245 with 1 double, 1 home run, 2 RBI, 1 steal, 4 walks an 7 strikeouts. It is almost fair to say that as Reyes goes, so go the Jays, but I hate to put it all on his shoulders.

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Brett Lawrie

Poor Brett, hit on the hands 3 times in the past two weeks? How unlucky can you get. Started 10 games before going on the DL. Hit.258/.378/.355 with 1 home run, 3 walks an 5 strikeouts. I like the OBP.

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Melky Cabrera

Melky started all 12 games. Hit ..313/.370/.458 with 4 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 5 walks and 5 strikeouts. Even better hitting .458/.519/.750 over the past week. Looks like he's back to the guy we saw at the start of the season.

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Colby Rasmus

Off the DL, has started the last 6 games. Hit .333/.385/.542 with 2 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. Not much to complain about, but he still tends to be the whipping boy on Twitter.

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Jose Bautista

Jose started 11 of the games, before sitting out yesterday. Hit .286/.432/.400 with 4 doubles, 5 RBI, 8 walks an 5 strikeouts. Which amazingly enough felt like a slump for the guy. Giving him an 'around' arrow just because he's set the bar so high for himself. Anyone else on the team would get an up arrow for those numbers.

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Adam Lind

One of the walking wounded, Adam played in 8 games, starting 5. He hit .429/.478/.618 with 1 double, 1 home run, 5 RBI, 2 walks an 3 strikeouts. When he's been healthy he's been great. We really owe John Gibbons a pat on the back for keeping him on the bench against lefties.

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Josh Thole

Played in 4 games, starting 2. Hit, well, nothing, .000/.111/.000 with 1 RBI, 1 walk in his 9 plate appearances. He hasn't had a hit in a month. Doesn't play much, and hasn't made the case that he should play more.

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Steve Tolleson

Steve played in 10 games, starting 3. Hit .100/.143/.100 with 2 singles, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts. Yeah we need a second baseman badly.

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Munenori Kawasaki

Played in 7 games, starting 6. Hit .174/.240/.261 with 1 triple, 2 walks an 5 RBI. Small sample size and all, but I don't think he is the answer.

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Anthony Gose

Went down, came back up, started 7 games in the past 12. Hit .333/.455/.333 with 1 steal, 1 caught, 4 walks and 7 strikeouts. Have to love the guy when he gets on base 46% of the time.

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Erik Kratz

Played in 6 games, started 4. Hit .154/.214/.308 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 walk an 2 strikeouts. And he's back in the minors. I do like him behind the plate.
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