A look at Who is Hot and Who is Not for the Toronto Blue Jays as they search for ways at salvaging their 2017 campaign and making a push toward the postseason.
Steve Pearce is raking since his return from the disabled list hitting .519 in his last 27 at-bats with 14 hits. Pearce has only whiffed 4 times during that span and has raised his season average from .205 to a very respectable .275 on the season. Hopefully the 34-year old can stay healthy from here on out for the Jays.
Closer Roberto Osuna has dominated over the last 10 contests as the hurler sports a minuscule 0.96 earned run average over his last 9.1 innings pitched. Osuna has converted 7 saves and fanned 17 batters while only allowing one run during that time. The 22-year old has struck out the side on consecutive appearances since going public with his anxiety struggles.
Lansing Lugnuts shortstop Bo Bichette is owning the game of baseball thus far during his professional career. The 19-year old is batting .402 on the season in Single-A with 102 hits in 62 games. Bichette is batting .439 over his last 10 contests going 18 for 41 with 2 home runs and 4 stolen bases. The youngster is overshadowing teammate Vladimir Guerrero Jr. who is having a great season in his own right.
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Josh Donaldson is batting .146 over his last 10 games and has lowered his average 40 points during that span from .305 to .265. The slugger has managed only 6 hits in his last 41 at-bats and hasn’t gone deep since June 11th versus Seattle.
Joe Biagini has been mediocre since joining the Blue Jays starting rotation on May 07th. The hurler has made 10 starts going 2-6 with a 4.93 earned run average while allowing 27 earned runs in 49.1 innings of work. Biagini has seen his earned run average bloat up from 2.78 to 4.50 since joining the rotation. It is safe to assume Biagini will return to the bullpen once Aaron Sanchez returns from injury.
Marco Estrada is set to become a free agent at season’s end, however, the hurler is doing himself no favors of late. In his last 10 starts combined Estrada sports an inflated 6.55 earned run average allowing 12 home runs and 40 runs in 55 innings on the bump. The off-speed specialist will need to right the ship and lower his 4.89 earned run average if he wants to cash in during the offseason.