Apr 19, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar (11) hits a single in the second inning during a game against the Boston Red Sox at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

Which Blue Jays are Putting the Barrel on the Ball?

Back in February I wrote an article around the Statcast ‘Barrels’ metric and how the Blue Jays (new and returning) stacked up in regards to that metric. If you haven’t heard much about Barrels and their ‘official’ definition, that article would be a great spot to brush up on them. You can see the leaderboard here. Just […]

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How Kevin Pillar Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Plate Discipline

DUNEDIN – Compared to years past, the Blue Jays Spring Training camp this season has been relatively quiet. There have been no outlandish contract demands from star players, no soul-crushing injuries to fan favourites, and no prospects taking everybody by surprise. That’s probably a good thing. Spring Training narratives tend to be distractions for players, and […]

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An Early End to the Blue Jays Comeback (and Season)

TORONTO – Well, that didn’t last long. The hope, the optimism, the belief – they all died quickly in the Blue Jays’ ALCS Game 5 matinee against Cleveland. Cleveland scored three times, once in the first, then again in the third and fourth, and the Jays hardly threatened, if ever. Ryan Merritt threw slop that […]