The Toronto Blue Jays are on a roll and they have essentially been playing with a 24-man roster, all kidding aside, when are they going to DFA Socrates Brito once and for all?
I am all for giving players a chance especially when presented with a change of scenery, however, it is blatantly clear that Socrates Brito has no business in the major leagues. It is one thing to strike out but I can’t recall a player consistently looking so bad while going down swinging.
Brito is overmatched and essentially provides nothing of value especially when the Blue Jays have Alan Hanson on the roster but that is whole other can of worms in itself. Since joining the Jays, Brito has two hits, albeit one was a triple in 34 plate appearances. The 26-year old has whiffed 14 times in 30 at-bats.
Anyone at this point would be an upgrade, whether it be a farm hand or someone currently in waiver wire limbo. Anthony Alford is doing nothing to state his case in Buffalo nearly mimicking Brito’s stat line with the Bisons. Alford is hitting an uninspiring .138 with 30 strikeouts in 65 at-bats and is hitting 0.63 over his last ten games.
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Roemon Fields deservedly should be in line for a shot, he is hitting .348 with 24 hits in 69 at-bats and can match Brito’s speed having stolen 25 bags with Buffalo last season and 50 in 2017.
Jonathan Davis is fully rehabbed from his spring training injury and has played nine games with the Buffalo thus far. He is hitting .267 with two homers and two stole bases in 30 at-bats. The Blue Jays opted to protect Davis over Dwight Smith Jr. on the 40-man roster so perhaps he has a future with the big club.
The Jays also inked Ben Revere a few days earlier, but I would hope he is going to be minor league depth at this stage of his career. Revere last played in the show in 2017 with the Angels hitting .275 in 109 games.
I don’t particularly care who the replacement is but it has to be somebody and soon. The Brito experiment has to officially come to an end.