Here is the Blue Jays stat pack for the month of April. Let’s take a look at some key stats for the Blue Jays hitters and pitchers.
How much do the Blue Jays miss Jose Reyes? Given their hack-tastic ways throughout the lineup Reyes provides patience, a low strikeout rate, some pop and great speed. The Blue Jays are going absolutely nowhere without Reyes this season.
A few other notes:
-Surprisingly Jose Bautista still checks in ahead of Encarnacion in terms of wOBA on the strength of his BB%.
-J.P. Arencibia has an absolutely unacceptable 1.9 BB% for the season. Brett Lawrie is not much better at 4.9 BB%.
-Colby Rasmus with an almost unreal 42.1 K%
-Five batters are hitting under .200 in various amount of PAs. Five players also have a .200 or worse BABIP.
-There is plenty of slugging throughout the lineup but not enough contact. Melky Cabrera has been plain awful. Kawasaki is outperforming him, at the plate.
Here are the Blue Jays offensive stats as a team and associated rank within the American League.
What more is there to say? The Blue Jays are one of the worst offensive teams in baseball. Near the bottom of the AL in wOBA, wRC+, OPS+ and dead last in batting average. They strike out too much, walk too little and hit for a horrendous average.
The Blue Jays have also had rotten luck on balls hit into play however a lot of teams play dramatic shifts on almost all of our key hitters which will lead to a lower BABIP than most teams. That is a statistic that should improve and help the Jays look a little better offensively overall.