Jays Journal 2015 Blue Jays Pre-Season Awards Picks

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Mar 30, 2015; Kissimmee, FL, USA; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Danny Valencia (23) is congratulated by teammates in the dugout after hitting a 2-run home run during the first inning against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Home Runs Leader

In 2009, Aaron Hill finished the year with 36 home runs to lead the Blue Jays. Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion were both members of this Jays team, but only managed to hit 21 home runs combined. The following year would mark Bautista ascent to super stardom and he became the face of the franchise. He would not only lead Toronto in home runs, but would set the Jays single season HR record by eclipsing George Bell’s 47 he hit in his MVP year of 1987. Jose tallied 54 round trippers in 2010.

Over the next five years Jose Bautista would lead the Jays in HR three times (2010, 2011, and 2014) and Edwin Encarnacion would lead twice (2012, and 2013).

Combined the Jays 3 and 4 hitters have provided the Jays faithful with a lot to cheer about:

  • 2010- 75 HR
  • 2011- 60 HR
  • 2012- 69 HR
  • 2013- 64 HR
  • 2014- 69 HR

So do we think will lead the Jays in home runs in 2015?

Kyle- Josh Donaldson

Shaun- Josh Donaldson

Keegan- Edwin Encarnacion

Craig- Josh Donaldson

Ryan- Edwin Encarnacion

Justin-Jose Bautista