There are good reasons for the Blue Jays’ struggles this season, and it starts with some pretty poor individual performances. Who are the worst offenders?
It takes more than one or two players struggling to put a team at a record of 26-46, and there’s no doubt that’s been the case for the Blue Jays this season.
There have been positive contributions and players quietly having solid seasons like Marcus Stroman, Justin Smoak, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and a few others, but overall it’s been a disappointing start to the 2019 campaign, even if the Blue Jays were expected to take some lumps in the first real year of their rebuild.
To be fair, the roster has struggled with injuries so far this year, especially in the starting rotation. They’ve had pitchers like Ryan Borucki, Clayton Richard, Clay Buchholz and Matt Shoemaker miss most or all of the season, and that’s just in the rotation. Ken Giles recently hit the sidelines just as the Blue Jays were getting David Phelps back, and we have yet to see Devon Travis on the field this year.
Sadly, we could make a long list of players that have disappointed so far this season, but looking at the entire list might be a little too depressing. Instead, let’s have a look at which individuals have had the roughest go of things in a Blue Jays’ jersey this season, and ultimately find out:
Who has had the worst season in 2019 so far?