For a .500 team, the Jays had an above average offense. They finished fifth overall in runs scored and then they were sixth in OPS. Of course it’s a lot easier when you have the best hitter in baseball in Jose Bautista. The slugging outfielder led the league in home runs with 43 and walks with 132 and his 1.056 OPS was also tops. Brett Lawrie played in just 43 games but his impact was heard late in the season with a .953 OPS and those two guys should be mashing for the Jays for some time.
After that, it thins out a little. Adam Lind had 26 home runs but he had an OBP below .300. J.P. Arencibia was about the same with 23 home runs and a .282 OBP. Yunel Escobar was a nice surprise with eleven home runs, 61 walks and just 70 strikeouts.
On the bad side, Aaron Hill was awful during his time with the Jays. The former slugger finished with an OPS+ of just 57. Not much better was Rajai Davis, who played in 95 games and had an OPS+ of 67.
The one wild card is Travis Snider. The former blue chip prospect is still only 23 but it was another year where he spent a lot of time in the minors. Hopefully soon he’ll be able to put it together.
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