Jumping To Conclusions – April 2015 Edition
Apr 18, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson (20) reacts as he arrives at home plate after hitting a home run in the 10th inning to give the Jays a 6-5 win over Atlanta Braves at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Devon Travis is for real!
After a slow start to the spring Devon Travis has made it abundantly clear that he has no intentions of being a mediocre second basemen. His hard work ethic has driven him to being one of the better players in baseball so far this season. The rookie has broken out and is crushing the ball. His sweet swing has already provided 6 homers and 6 doubles. Currently batting at .342 he has also scored 17 times and batted in 19. If that doesn’t say rookie of the month someone has not been paying attention.
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Josh Donaldson could be MVP
Donaldson is showing why he should be considered MVP early this year. After finishing in the top 10 in voting the past 2 seasons he is making a serious push. Batting .333 with 5 HR, 16 RBI, and 18 runs scored is no minor feet. Donaldson’s production and clutch hitting has been the difference between the Jays being just under a .500 record or being a bottom feeder.
Roberto Osuna is a gamer
Osuna has been one of the few pitching bright spots. He has been the difference maker in a few games thus far and kept the Jays in a few games that we might not have had a chance in otherwise. Look for the rookie to keep pushing around big league hitters with his high quality stuff. I expect him to have a ton of strikeouts as the season progresses. He currently has sent 13 Major League hitters crying back to the bench in his first 11.1 innings.
So far this year the Jays haven’t burst out of the box into first place. They are making up ground but have some work to do. Trading for a good pitcher should be on the priority list as we progress. The team will come to form. There is a lot of talent on this team and good things will be coming. Look for the Jays to have a massive outburst from the offense this coming month.
All statistic information and stats provided from baseball-reference.com
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