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

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Thus far in September, the Jays are 8-5. The bats have picked things up from the awful August, hitting .273/.327/.435 and scoring 5.5 run per game. They aren't quite where they were in May, they hit .276/.343/.486 back then, but is nice to see that we can hit some again. Lets look at how individual batters are doing this month.



Dioner Navarro He played 11 and started 10 of the 13 games. He hit .333/.405/.583, with 3 doubles, 1 home runs, 11 RBI, 1 stolen base, 5 walks and 8 strikeouts. He's been great with the bat lately, not so good with the glove


Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin played in all 13 games. He hit .275/.351/.529 with 1 double, 4 home runs, 9 RBI, 6 walks and 12 strikeouts. It took him a bit to get his timing back, after returning from his injury, but he's got things figured out now.


Ryan Goins

Ryan played in all 13 games, starting 11. He hit .152/.176/.273 with 2 doubles, 1 triple, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. His defense is great, but I have a hard time believing that someone with a .449 OPS can really be helping the team. I wonder if we could petition the league into letting our pitchers bat and DHing for him?


Jose Reyes

Jose started all 13 games. He hit .291/.339/.382 with 1 triple, 1 homer, 5 RBI, 3 steals, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. Considering his hamstring issues, he's been very good, at least on offense. Defense is another thing. They really should be giving him some rest now and then.


Danny Valencia

Danny started all 13 games. He hit .224/.226/.347 with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 8 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 0 walks and 10 strikeouts. He's been really bad. really can't get injured next year. We can't afford to be without you.


Melky Cabrera

Melky started all played in 4 games, hitting .143/.188/.214 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 1 walk and 4 strikeouts, before breaking his finger.


Colby Rasmus

Colby's played in 8 games, starting 1. He hit .250/.308/.750 with 2 home runs, 3 RBI, 1 walk, 7 strikeouts. It seems funny to give an up arrow to someone that has been benched but harder still to give a down arrow to someone with a .750 slugging average.I guess I should have a little bench symbol.


Jose Bautista

Jose started all 13 games (one in CF) and hit .300/.407/.520 with 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 14 RBI (20% of our runs scored this month), 1 caught stealing, 8 walks and 7 strikeouts. Happily we've gone a couple weeks without being told he's not a leader.


Adam Lind

Adam played in all 13 games, starting 12. He's been great, hitting .405/.479/.667 with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs, 9 RBI, 6 walks and 6 strikeouts. As much as I hate having a full time DH, he's doing a great job.


Munenori Kawasaki

Muni played in 9 games, starting 2. He hit .167/.286/.167, with 2 RBI, 2 walks and 0 strikeouts. .I think it says a lot about or team that he has pinch hit for us a few times.


Anthony Gose

Anthony played in all 13 games, starting 10. He hit .206/.243/.235 with 1 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 steal, 2 walks, and 11 strikeouts. Again I like his defense, but he's gotta hit better than that.


Kevin Pillar

He's played in all 13 games, starting 10. He hit .282/.300/.333 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 1 walks and 11 strikeouts. The batting average looks good, if he had a bit of power and got on base a bit more, i'd be happy. I can't understand why Gibby preferred to have Bautista play center of him last night. I don't know if it says something about what the team thinks about Pillar's defense.


Josh Thole

Josh played in 4 games, starting 3. Hit .167/.167/.167 with 6 strikeouts. His season started out so good. And we heard about how he figured it out, but I think it is time to find someone else to catch Mr. Dickey. 


Steve Tolleson

Steve played in 11 games, starting just 1. He had 7 at bats, with 4 hits, 1 RBI and 1 strikeout. I don't know why they don't just put him at third base the rest of the way.

A few others had a a couple of at bats. John Mayberry Jr. was 3 for 6, with 2 doubts and 1 home runs. Juan Francisco, Dan Johnson and Dalton Pompey had an at bat each.