6 Blue Jays players who put up eye-catching numbers this spring

Which Jays players’ impressive showings in spring training could bode well for them heading into the regular season?

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As the Toronto Blue Jays get set for the start of the regular season this Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays, they had a plethora of players that put together a strong spring in preparation for it. Whether it was just the by-product of battling out for roster spots, or the building up of the right game shape and momentum heading into 2024, it was certainly quite refreshing to see such dominant performances. In doing so, it has given both the Jays and their diehard fans some excitement and hope going forward.

So who were some of these players that impressed throughout training camp? Here, we take a look at six Jays players that managed to put up some eye-popping numbers during the preseason.

George Springer

After having one of his least productive seasons of his career last year, outfielder George Springer was looking to bounce back in a big way to start 2024. In 2023, Springer struggled to a slash line of .258/.327/.405/.732, with just an 102 OPS+, 21 home runs and 72 RBI in 154 games played. On top of that, he hit into an uncharacteristic, career-high 20 double plays that helped snuff out many of the Jays ‘scoring opportunities throughout the season. It made people begin to worry as to whether Father Time has started to catch up to the four-time All-Star.

However, a masterful performance in spring training in which he hit a stellar .415 with a 1.217 OPS, along with 12 runs scored, 3 home runs and 8 RBI has certainly helped put some of that doubt and worry to rest. With the Jays losing many power-hitting run-producers to free agency this offseason, they will look to Springer once again as one of the key players to help lead the offensive attack for the team this coming year. By going into the 2024 season hitting this hot, it is exactly what the doctor ordered.