Toronto Blue Jays’ key hitting numbers
3.1 – This is how many runs the Blue Jays have averaged per game so far this season, which is the lowest average among all 30 MLB teams. As much as their record should be better, you can also argue that even having four wins is remarkable when considering this damning statistic.
4 – This equate to Teoscar Hernandez leading the Blue Jays in home runs. (He also leads the team with 7 RBI and a 1.001 OPS.) To give some idea of how hot Hernandez has been so far, his pro-rated total of 24 homers would be just two short of his career-best total from last season, which he achieved in 125 games.
.626 – This is the Blue Jays’ OPS (On-base percentage plus slugging percentage). To put it into perspective, this ranks 28th out of MLB’s 30 teams.
.200 – Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s batting average, which is part of his underwhelming slash line of .200/.238/.350 and alludes to how the pressure of expectations might be affecting him. So much more is expected of a talent which has only managed one home run and two RBI through 10 games.
.214 – The Blue Jays’ team batting average, which is 10th in the AL and 23rd in the Majors as a whole. As much as Guerrero Jr. has been a disappointment up to this point, he’s far from the only hitter failing to help the team.
.303 – We’ll end on a positive with the hitting, in the form of Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s team-leading batting average. Gurreil Jr.’s batting average has been a consistent part of his game ever since coming to the Majors, something which the Blue Jays are relying on as the team struggles in general in this area.