The Blue Jays are ready to contend.
They have reached the point of their re-build (if you can even call it that) where it’s time to put up or shut up. They can’t afford to keep waiting on players and hope for something to click, they need production now. With that being said this team is far from perfect. The roster still has plenty of questions marks. Can Vlad Guerrero Jr. handle third base? What’s the best position for Cavan Biggio? Will Alejandro Kirk continue to hit over a full season?
One question that might have an answer is how real was the Rowdy Tellez breakout?
Rowdy was fantastic in 2020. In 35 games he hit .283/.346/.540 good for a 136 wRC+. He hit eight home runs increased his walk rate to 8.7% and most impressively cut his strikeout rate basically in half down to 15.7%. He was one of the Blue Jays best hitters and it was a real shame to see him down go down with a knee injury in September. He missed most of the month but at least was able to get back and have a plate appearance in the postseason.
Rowdy has always had big power but it …
Author: Paul Berthelot / Blue Jays Nation