23 predictions for the Toronto Blue Jays 2023 season

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18.) José Berríos is one of two Jays pitchers to rebound in a big way

The 28-year-old has a lengthy track record and will make all of the crap-talkers regret their words. He is a two-time All-Star and has registered a 120 or over ERA+ four times in his career. The guy can seriously pitch and he will be quite the comeback story.

17.) Mitch White is the other

In today's game, so many fans love to point to stats like batting average in hitters or ERA in pitchers to justify a player's success or failures. White's 7.74 ERA in 43 innings for the Jays last year did more than enough to turn Jays fans off on him. However, his FIP, which takes the fielders behind a pitcher into consideration as well, has never been above 3.95 in his whole career. Even for the Jays, he posted a 3.76 ERA, suggesting that he may have gotten unlucky quite a bit last season.

16.) Erik Swanson is not going to take off as a Blue Jay and will leave fans even more upset about Teoscar

This is a deal that is already getting a ton of hate in the social media circles of Jays fans. Unfortunately, Swanson is just not going to be able to get it done. He will finish the year on the club but won't have earned many new fans.

15.) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits over 40 home runs with a .300 batting average

Vladdy showed just what he can do in 2021 when he hit 48 home runs and a .311 average. He's such an incredible talent and he's going to return all the way back to form in 2023.

14.) Addison Barger is going to get an extended look once Biggio is dealt

He will come up to the majors to fill in as Biggio's replacement and will light the league on fire. Mark my words.

13.) Daulton Varsho will make fans forget about who the Jays acquired him for

Varsho is the real deal and I am a massive fan of his. He will capitalize on calling Rogers Centre his new home and will impress all of the fans who were heartbroken over the loss of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Gabriel Moreno.

12.) Santiago Espinal is going to come way back to Earth

Espinal started slow last year before getting red-hot in May and June, even earning a surprise All-Star Game selection. However, he cooled off big time in July and August before ending the year on a high note. He's going to look a lot more like his July and August self in 2023.

11.) Seeking yet another bat, the Jays sign Robbie Grossman to a one-year contract

Grossman, 33, is a switch-hitter who can play the outfield corners at a solid rate. Feeling like the lineup is just one bat away, Ross Atkins and Co. bring Grossman abord....and it proves to be a waste of time. He continues to look like his 2022 self where he hit .209 with an 80 OPS+.