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The Toronto Blue Jays have two hitters currently at Triple-A that could make some noise the second half of the major league season and help fantasy owners out in their run to winning a league championship. Catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been on fire of late with a .409 batting average in his last 10 games with four home runs and 14 RBI. For the season, d’Arnaud is hitting .322 with 13 home runs and 37 RBI and is looking like a potential candidate for promotion by the All-Star break.
His teammate, outfielder Anthony Gose, could also provide a nice benefit for fantasy owners looking for stolen bases later in the season. Gose is batting .297 for the Las Vegas 51s with three home runs, 27 RBI and 24 stolen bases. While he will likely not hit for a high average given his strikeout rate, he could provide 10-15 stolen bases for fantasy teams down the stretch if he gets promoted.
A disappointment in 2011, starting pitcher Simon Castro looks to be back on track this season in Double-A with...
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Toronto Blue Jays scouting director Andrew Tinnish isn't sure who would win in a race between Anthony Gose or D.J. Davis. "I would be very close," Tinnish said Monday after the Blue Jays made Davis their first of two first-round picks in the draft and the 17th player taken overall. Gose, 21, is the center fielder at Class AAA Las Vegas and one of the top prospects...
ROGERS THAT: Vladimir Guerrero will be wearing a Blue Jays uniform soon.
Once thought of as one of the most complete players in all of baseball, Vladimir Guerrero is coming closer to wearing a Major League uniform. Late last week, Guerrero was promoted to the Blue Jays’ Triple-A franchise in Las Vegas.
Guerrero, who signed a minor league deal with Toronto on May 10, reported...
Some of the players have changed over the last three years, but one constant remains for
the Toronto Blue Jays. They hate taking walks. Of course, they are not hitting all that well
either this season and perhaps the two facts go hand in hand. They are eleventh of fourteen
AL teams in batting average and on-base percentage. The on-base thing has been a
problem for three straight...
In baseball, one game does not make a trend, except perhaps in late October. Just the same, the Toronto Blue Jays' revamped lineup looked good Tuesday in a 9-5 victory over the Chicago White Sox. After a slow start to the night, Brett Lawrie, batting leadoff for the first time as a professional, had three hits and scored three runs. Colby Rasmus, batting second for the...
Brandon Morrow left his previous start when he took a ball off his right shin, but any questions about his effectiveness were answered quickly Wednesday. The Toronto Blue Jays right-hander was in command from the beginning against the Chicago White Sox, and he pitched a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 win. He leads the major leagues with three shutouts this season, a pair of three-hitters...
Colby Rasmus went 5 for 5 with a homer to help Ricky Romero earn his seventh win as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 9-5 on Tuesday night.
Rasmus and David Cooper hit two-run homers in the fifth off Phil Humber and both finished with three RBIs in Toronto's 13-hit attack.
Romero (7-1) pitched seven-plus innings, allowing six hits and five runs - three earned...
Brandon Morrow pitched a two-hitter for his third shutout of the season, and Jose Bautista and Rajai Davis homered Wednesday night as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Chicago White Sox 4-0.
Morrow (7-3) allowed singles in the second and the eighth to A.J. Pierzynski and retired 14 straight at one point. He gave up his only two walks in the ninth, to Adam Dunn and Alejandro De Aza...
The Toronto Blue Jays are trying to end their longest road losing streak of the season.
A visit to Chicago might not provide the ideal opportunity to get it done.
The Blue Jays look to avoid a sixth consecutive road loss Tuesday night against the AL Central-leading White Sox.
Though Toronto (28-26) is fresh off a 4-2 homestand against Baltimore and Boston, it lost the final five...
Last week I took a look at the ZIPS Rest of Season projections for the primary Jays’ hitters, concluding that while some players are due for a positive performance bump, the net gains would be about zero since the team’s run scoring output was already surpassing what one would expect from their slash lines (AVG/OBP/SLG). I promised to take a look at pitchers as well, and the...
Before this year , it may have been a requirement to refer to Edwin Encarnacion as ‘enigmatic’ or similar. With 17 home runs already this year, the man who’s iron glove garnered him the nickname ‘E5′ is well on his way to a career year heading into free agency.
In truth the enigma label was a little unfair on Encarnacion. Since his first full year in 2006, he has put up...