Baltimore Orioles - 1B: Ryan Mountcastle
Ryan Mountcastle is another guy that particularly crushes Blue Jays pitching, as no one has more home runs or hits than he does against Blue Jays pitching since 2020. He’s hit 15 home runs, 27 extra base hits with 43 RBI and owns a slash line of .330/.394/.619/1.013 in 52 games against the Jays. This season, he’s only hit one home run, though he has a .361 batting average and 10 RBI in 10 games. The Orioles first baseman is a career .264 hitter who has feasted off of Blue Jays pitching ever since he entered the Major Leagues. Since he plays for a division viral, Blue Jays fans should be prepared to face Mountcastle for several more years to come, making us all hold our breath when he steps up to the plate. He is a good hitter in general, but it feels like the Jays can never get him out.
Oakland Athletics/Cleveland Guardians - OF: Ramón Laureano
This one seems fresh, as his Cleveland Guardians just took the series from the Jays where he hit .454 with two home runs and six RBI, but Ramón Laureano has been a Jays killer for a few years now. Since 2020, the Dominican outfielder has played 13 games against the Blue Jays where he’s hit six home runs, four doubles with 13 runs scored and 12 driven in with a slash line of .375/.519/.925/1.444. These are ridiculous numbers for a guy hitting .225 this season and .247 for his entire career. Whether he’s been with the Athletics or the Guardians, it does not seem to matter. The sample size isn’t huge, but when Ramón Laureano has played against the Jays, he’s produced at a rate that is far beyond his career averages.