This week the Jays got their first look at the four new acquisitions from the trade deadline and, well, none of them silenced the naysayers. Having dumped a lot of info on Friday, I don’t have a long winded opening act today so let’s get to the notes.
You have to take care when “scouting the stats” lest you draw a faulty conclusion. Case in point: Top prospect Orelvis Martinez (SS) has 82 AB on the season, and has been mostly impressive. But over one week he went 3 for 20 and it cut over 100 points off of his OPS. That’s what I try to do in these notes, take notice of trends and streaks and slumps to give a little more context to the raw numbers (since I’m not, ya know, an actual scout). A couple of other guys her don’t occupy the lofty rankings of Martinez but are kind of in the “coming soon” zone of generating buzz are outfielders Jhon Solarte and Alberto Rodriguez. The two have the most games played on this squad and have OPS figures at the moment of .799 and .768 respectively which is solid for 18 year old Latin players in …
Author: Tammy Rainey / Blue Jays Nation