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Who's up, Who's down: Blue Jays batters

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The Jays were 8-5 over the past couple of weeks.

The hitters weren't very good. They hit .217/.300/.381 and averaged 3.8 runs per game.

Here we go....the short form: Infield good, outfield bad.

Bats


Blue Up

Russell Martin

Martin played in 11 games, starting 10. He was pretty good, hitting .243/.391/.432 with 1 home run, 4 RBI, 8 walks an 13 strikeouts. I'd take that from him anytime. He has only thrown out 14% of base stealers, but the rest of his defense has looked great.

Blue Up

Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin started all 13 games, 7 at first base, 6 at DH. He hit .269/.356/.558 with 4 home runs, 7 RBI, 7 walks and 13 strikeouts. He's been great, leading the league in home runs and RBI. He's making the case that he deserves a large free agent contract.

Blue Up

Devon Travis

Devon played in 12 of the 13 games. He has been amazing. .370/.382/.667 with 1 triple, 4 home runs, 10 RBI, 1 walk and 10 strikeouts. I'm really happy he's healthy, he says knocking on wood. He's just 25, there aren't all that many second baseman I'd rather have on my team for the next several years. His defense has looked great too.

Blue Up

Troy Tulowitzki

Troy played 10 of the 13 games. He been great too. .281/.410/.563 with 3 home runs, 10 RBI, 5 walks and 4 strikeouts. He's fun to watch on defense too. Go back a few weeks and my twitter feed was full of 'Darwin Barney should be playing short'. Small sample size fun.

Red Down

Josh Donaldson

Josh played in all 13 games, starting 12, he DHed in 2 games. Gibby seems to be giving him a game at a week. I hope he keeps that up. He's been in a bit of a slump, hitting .239/.352/.370 with 2 home runs (but no other extra base hits), 3 RBI, 7 walks and 13 strikeouts. I wonder if there is a little injury that we don't know about. I guess very few players get to this point in the season without some aches and pains.

We have a pretty terrific infield.

Red Down

Kevin Pillar

Kevin played in 10, starting 9 of the 13 games. before going on the DL. He hit .219/.242/.313 with 3 double, 5 RBI, 2 steals, 1 walk and 8 strikeouts.

I'm going to miss his defense, hope he's back quick.

Red Down

Justin Smoak

Justin played in 8 games, starting 6. Didn't hit at all, .080/.115/.240 with 1 double, 1 home run, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 12 strikeouts. That's 12 strikeouts in 25 at bats. When he's cold, he's dead cold..

Red Down

Jose Bautista

Played in 12 games, DHing 3 times, before going on the DL. Hit .213/.309/.468 with 3 doubles, 3 home runs, 6 RBI, 7 walks and 11 strikeouts. He seemed to be coming around, with the bat, before the injury. I hope he's back quick, I'm not that excited about Darrell Ceciliani.

Red Down

Michael Saunders

Michael played in all 11 of the 13 games, playing 8 games in left, 2 in right and 2 at DH. He's another that has been in a deep slump. He's hit .167/.300/.190 with 1 double, 1 RBI, 8 walks and 19 strikeouts. He seems to be, slowly, pulling out of the slump.

Red Down

Melvin Upton

Melvin played in 12 games, starting 10. He played in left 5 times, right 2 times and center 6 times (he moved from center to left in one of the games). Another outfielder that isn't hitting. .139/.179/.139 with no extra base hits, 1 RBI, 3 steals, 2 walks and 15 strikeouts. I hope that, with regular play, he'll start hitting.

Red Down

Darwin Barney

Barney played in 11 games, starting 8. And he's stopped hitting. .067/.125/.100, with 1 double, 2 walks and 8 strikeouts. He had a pretty rough July with the bat too. I'm thinking the first couple of months were the outliers.

Arrow around


Darrell Ceciliani

I'm thinking he won't be here for long. He's been 0 for 3. He gets to be with the big league team so I should give him an up but let's just give him a placeholder for now.

Red Down

Josh Thole

Everyone's favorite backup catcher played in 4 games, starting 3. He had 2 singles in 11 PA, with a hit by pitch and 4 strikeouts. That's a .200/.273/.200 line

Red Down

Junior Lake

Lake played in 6 games, starting 4. He had 2 hits, 1 was a double in 15 PA. He had 0 walks and 5 strikeouts. That's a .133/.133/.200 line. I still don't know why him and why Darrell and not Dalton but they must have their reasoning.