With the 2022 MLB season well underway, there’s plenty of excitement about the potential of the Toronto Blue Jays. While the ultimate goal is obviously bringing the World Series back north of the border, there are plenty of individual stars on this team who look primed for huge seasons.
Players like Vladimir Guerrero Jr, Bo Bichette, George Springer, and Matt Chapman have all led the league in statistical categories in years past and seem like obvious candidates to break some records. Throw in players like Springer and Jordan Romano, who could put up career numbers considering how much talent there is surrounding them, and you have the perfect setup for some new single-season records.
Being a relatively young franchise (as opposed to division rivals like the Red Sox, Yankees, and Orioles) the Blue Jays still have plenty of offensive records that are well within range, and even though it certainly isn’t their main goal, I would imagine the players are aware of this. With how much better offence has gotten over time though, many of the pitching records are fairly out of reach, so don’t expect to see many of those here (Kevin Gausman and Alek Manoah look pretty good, but I highly doubt a single pitcher in baseball will surpass Dave Stieb’s record of 288.1 inning pitched, or either of Roger Clemens two Cy Young seasons).
As opposed to covering the records one by one, I’ll be going player by player and going over the records they could break, because there are quite a few of them. With all that said, here are the Blue Jays who I think we could see break some single-season franchise records in 2022.