Expectations were sky high for Toronto coming into the year after an offseason that saw the club acquire Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle, and Josh Johnson from the Marlins in a blockbuster deal. The Blue Jays followed that up with another big trade, landing knuckleballer R.A Dickey in a trade with the Mets.
Those high expectations haven't been met with good results, as the Blue Jays have battled injuries and bad play en route to a 21-29 start that has them 9.5 games back of the American League East leading New York Yankees.
As a team, Toronto ranks 9th in the American League in batting average (.251), 10th in on-base average (.316), seventh in slugging percentage (.422), eighth in wOBA (.321), ninth in wRC+ (98), eighth in BB% (8.3%), seventh in K% (20.2%),
Individually, Jose Bautista is doing Jose Bautista things, hitting .295/.405/.564 with a .412 wOBA, 159 wRC+, and 11 home runs. Hitting almost exclusively against right-handed pitchers, Adam Lind had mashed to a line of .304/.398/.491 with a .381 wOBA, 139 wRC+, and four home runs. Edwin Encarnacion is the other Blue Jay with a wRC+ over 100 (123), and is hitting .253/.333/.495 with a team high 13 home runs and a .357 wOBA.
J.P. Arencibia refuses to take a walk, but has hit 11 home runs to go along with a .236/.253/.477 line with a .313 wOBA and 92 wRC+.
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