Since the Jays are obviously not enjoying the post-season in 2011, I thought it would be interesting to take a peek at which ex-Jays do get that pleasure and just how well they are performing. Here they are in no certain order, with a surprising number of ex-Jays involved overall:
Aaron Hill – Arizona Diamondbacks
One of the latest Jays players to be dealt, he has done a GREAT job thus far for the DBacks. Not only did he finish off the season hitting .344 over his last 10 games, but he also has the following stats in the so very young 2011 post season:
- 6 AB, 3 hits, .500 AVG, 1 BB, 1 run.
Ryan Roberts – Arizona Diamondbacks
Many Jays fans forget that he was with the Jays when he broke through into the majors, albeit for 2 very short stints of 13 ABs in each 2006 and 2007. His performance so far this post season?
- 6 AB, 3 hits, .500 AVG, 1 HR, 1 run, 1 RBI.
Lyle Overbay – Arizona Diamondbacks
One of 4 ex-Jays within the DBacks lineup (Johnny Mac is the only one that has yet to play this post season), O-Bay got a chance to swing the bat and performed as expected:
- 0 for 3 with 1 SO.
Roy Halladay – Philadelphia Phillies
It’s still painful to watch him pitch in another uniform. What can we expect from the Doc in this post season? The usual minus one tough first inning:
- 8 IP, 3 hits, 3 ER, 1 HR, .111 AA, 0.50 Whip, and 1 hit in 4 ABs.
Mike Napoli – Texas Rangers
He never actually suited up for the Jays, but I guess we should include him on this list since he did technically belong to the Jays at some point in time:
- 7 AB, 2 hits, 2 Runs, 2 RBI.
Michael Young – Texas Rangers
I never understood how the Jays let him go before he ever was MLB tested. Here is what the unquestioned Rangers leader has done thus far this post season:
- 8 ABs, 2 hits, 1 run.
Chris Carpenter – St-Louis Cardinals
He is pitching tonight, so will update his stats post game.
Octavio Dotel – St-Louis Cardinals
The vet is getting exactly what he wanted, a chance to pitch in the post season. So far so good:
- 0.2 IP, 2 Ks!
Marc Rzepczynski – St-Louis Cardinals
Unlike Dotel, Marc is showing his inexperience this post season.
- 0 IP, 3 hits and 3 ERs.
One things this list shows us is that there are actually quite a few ex-Jays involved in the playoffs this season and that may make things a little more interesting as we follow each series. I know I’m pulling pretty hard for a Doc vs Hill showdown at some point and am pulling for an NL team to take the whole thing as a result of the ex-Jays list above. Aside from Young and Napoli, who never actually wore a Jays uniform in the majors, there lacks any ex-Jays presence in the AL.
As previously stated, John McDonald has yet to hit the field for the Diamondbacks, and if any other ex-Jays pop up – or if I missed any – I will update this list as the information comes in!
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