5 Blue Jays the fans are already losing patience with

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Daulton Varsho

Being part of a big trade that involved the Jays’ top prospect Gabriel Moreno (the top catching prospect in all of MLB at the time as well) and their everyday left fielder Lourdes Gurriel Jr. has put added pressure for Daulton Varsho to perform right from the get go when he joined the Jays organization this past offseason. He was already known for his strong defensive abilities, but it was believed that he could unleash some of his untapped potential when given the chance to be an everyday player with the Jays and playing in the hitter-friendly combines of Roger Centre as well.

Varsho has certainly come as advertised on defence, with 9 DRS, three outfield assists and only one error committed in 92 chances and over 390 innings played. However, his offensive output has left much to be desired. Although his season’s output of seven home runs, 17 RBI, 20 runs scored, and six stolen bases have been respectable, the bulk of those numbers came from a two-week hot streak between April 29 to May 12. Otherwise, he had been very inconsistent in providing run production, despite being utilized in the cleanup spot quite often.

An even tougher pill to swallow was that the two players he was traded for had been excelling and putting up big numbers with their new club, the Arizona Diamondbacks. As a result, frustration have began to mount for Jays’ fans, so Varsho will need to provide more offensive consistency fairly soon before he starts becoming like another forgettable player that had great potential in Colby Rasmus.