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

We have seen a lot of this, over the past two weeks.
We have seen a lot of this, over the past two weeks.
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The last two weeks haven't been a lot of fun for the Blue Jays or their long suffering fans.

Our batters have hit .244/.319/.412 over the past two weeks and averaged 4.8 runs per game.


Red Down

Russell Martin Russell started 11 of the 13 games. He's in a bit of a slump, hitting .267/.298/.378, with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 4 RBI, 1 caught stealing, 1 walk with 8 strikeouts. He's hitting just .150 in his last 5 games. On the plus side, he's thrown out 15 of 31 base stealers.

Blue Up

Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin played in all 13 games, starting 12 of them. He played first in 11, was DH in 1, and pinch hit once. He hit .256/.365/.767 with 1 double, 7 home runs, 14 RBI, 8 walks and 10 strikeouts. He had 4 hits that weren't home runs.

red cross

Devon Travis

Devon played in 5 games before hitting the DL. Hit .222/.222/.333 with 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 0 walks and 5 strikeouts.  Guys like to try to play through pain, but it's best to take a break.

red cross

Jose Reyes

Should be back today.

Red Down

Josh Donaldson

Josh played in all 13 games, starting 12. He hit .234/.302/.447 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 4 walks and 12 strikeouts. Kind of a marginal down arrow,

Red Down

Kevin Pillar

Kevin played in all 13 games starting 12. He hit .130/.184/.130, 6 singles, 1 RBI, 1 steal, 1 caught, 3 walks and 13 strikeouts. At some point he's either going to have to start hitting or we are going to have to get someone else.

Blue Up

Chris Colabello

Chris played and started all 13 games. He hit .306/.382/.510 with 4 doubles, 2 home runs, 6 RBI, 6 walks and 16 strikeouts. His defense leaves a lot to desired but he's looked great at the plate.

Red Down

Jose Bautista

Jose played in 12 of the 13 games, all at DH. He's in a bit of a slump, but still getting on base, hitting .211/.373/.421 with 2 doubles, 2 home runs, 7 RBI, 11 walks and 6 strikeouts. Again a marginal down arrow. 

Arrow around

Justin Smoak

Justin played in 8 games, starting 2. He's only had 12 at bats and he had 4 singles in those 12 at bats. So .333/.333/.333 with 2 RBI, 0 walks and 4 strikeouts. I'm hoping Bautista will be able to play the outfield soon, I'd like to see Smoak get some regular at bats.

Blue Up

Steve Tolleson

He's played in 10 games, starting 8.He hit .292/.370/.417 with 3 doubles, 1 RBI, 2 steals, 3 walks and 4 strikeouts. We really could ask for more. Hopefully we won't be DFAing him again anytime soon.

Red Down

Josh Thole

Josh got into 2 games, 7 PA, 0 hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts. Pretty tough to do much with 3 at bats a week.

Blue Up

Danny Valencia

Danny played in 9 games, starting 7. He's mostly played LF and had a game at third base. .357/.357/.571 with 3 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 1 steal, 0 walks and 6 strikeouts. He's, of course, killing lefties, and he's been ok against RHP.

Blue Up

Ryan Goins

Ryan played in all 13 games, starting 12. He hit .297/.357/.432 with 2 doubles, yesterday's home run, 5 RBI, 4 walks and 8 strikeouts. All 4 walks were in the last 6 games. If he can keep that up, life would be good. With Reyes coming back we are going to have too many players for too few position. Goins, Valencia and Tolleson are all hitting well.  

Red Down

Ezequiel Carrera

Ezequiel has played in 11 games, starting 8. His bat has slowed down, hitting .125/.267/.125 with 3 RBI, 1 steal, 3 walks and 5 strikeouts. How come the two guys on the roster, who can actually play the outfield, aren't hitting. 

Munenori Kawasaki had 5 PA, had 1 single and 1 walk.