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

Tom Szczerbowski

The Blue Jays are 5-5 in their first ten games. The offense has been kind of slow to get going, but we have jumped from last in the AL in runs scored per game to 10th in the last 3 days. Playing against the Astros will do that for you. Wish we would have won last night. As a group, the Jays are hitting .223/.298/.394. 2nd worst batting average, 3rd worst in OBP and 7th best in Slugging.



Dioner Navarro Dioner played in 9 of our first 10 games. He hasn't been hitting all that great, .257/270/.371, with 4 doubles, 6 RBI, 1 walk and (just because Nick wrote that he hadn't struck out yet) he struck out once yesterday. He's only thrown out 1 of 9 base stealers, but other than that his defense has looked good to me. Or maybe I'm just comparing to JP. Why can't any Blue Jay catcher walk more than once every couple of weeks? And, of course, he stole a base.


Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin played in all 10 games. He's having a very slow start, hitting .162/.244/.270 with 2 doubles 1 triple, 0 RBI and a stolen base. He is a slow starter, last year, after 10 games, he was hitting  .132/.250/.263, and he had a very good season.It does seem to take him a while to get his timing down.


Ryan Goins

Ryan has been in all 10 games, but some of the time he's been a defensive replacement. He's had just 20 plate appearances, and has just 1 hit (a double) and 1 walk .053/.100/.105. His defense hasn't looked quite as spectacular to me, but then last year, he was coming in after Bonifacio, my defense would have looked pretty good after watching him.


Jose Reyes

He's been 'running the bases' today. I'm hoping he'll be back soon. .


Brett Lawrie

Brett started all 10 games. He's not hitting at all, .108/.154/.189, with 1 home run, 3 RBI, 2 walks and 9 strikeouts. At least he's playing good defense.


Melky Cabrera

Melky has been in all 10 games too, and he's been great. Hitting .333/.333/.644, with 2 doubles, 4 home runs, 5 RBI, 1 stolen base, 0 walks and 5 strikeouts. The 0 walks worries me a bit but then he must be seeing the ball well, he's hitting it hard. He looks to be running better.


Colby Rasmus

Colby has been in all 10 games, but he came in as a pinch hitter in one. He's not hitting. .176/.263/.353, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 13 strikeouts. He started slow last year too, he was hitting .222 in his first 10 games but he had 3 home runs. His defense has been great and he's thrown out 2 base runners.


Jose Bautista Jose has started all 10 games, he's had an interesting time with the bat. With a .233/.452/.667 slash line. 1 double, 4 homers, 2 singles, 6 RBI, 12 walks and 6 strikeouts.


Adam Lind

Adam played in 9 of the 10 games. He's been very good, .286/.444/.571, with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 6 walks and 7 strikeouts. Just for the record, in case Zaun is reading, he's hitting .200/.333/.200 against lefties. HE SHOULDN'T BE STARTING AGAINST LEFTIES.


Jonathan Diaz

He's played in 8 games, hitting .222/.333/.278, with 1 double, 3 RBI, 1 steal, 2 walks and 7 strikeouts. And he's played good defense.


Moises Sierra

3 games and 9 at bats. He's the only batter on the active roster who hasn't had a hit yet. He hasn't walked either.


Erik Kratz

Erik has been in 5 games, just 9 at bats. 2 hits, but one was a home run. 4 RBI, 0 walks and 1 k. I'd like him to get a shot at catching Dickey.


Josh Thole

Josh caught the 3 games that Dickey started and it is hard to complain about what he's done, 6 at bats, 3 hits, 1 RBI, 1 caught stealing (I think it was a botched hit and run). It is a cool slash line .500/.500/.500. He hasn't had a passed ball yet. Pretty good for a guy catching a knuckleball.