8 players who are entering their last month with the Blue Jays

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Danny Jansen

It's been a weird year for Jansen, who at one point looked to be one of the best power-hitting backstops in all of baseball. He has significantly regressed since a red-hot month of May (three home runs, 11 RBI, .871 OPS in 21 games) and is now sporing a line that's five percent below league-average.

Nonetheless, he's still got a ton of pop in his bat, even though the fact that he has only five home runs does not immediately suggest it. Last year, he hit 17 home runs in just 86 games. The year before? 15 in 72. When he gets on one of his annual tears, he finds a way to get on base in every way you can imagine.

Despite the fact that he's going through a cold streak at the plate, there are some promising signs under the hood that Jansen still has hope. For starters, he's striking out 17.1% of the time, which is the lowest rate he's had in his entire seven-year career.

He's also walking quite a bit, too. Jansen's BB% is at 10.6, which is the highest he has had since his 43-game showing in 2020. He's hitting a ton of line drives, keeping the ball off the ground as much as possible and still finding ways to get on base. Not to mention he's also been worth 0.4 dWAR behind the plate and ranks in the 100th percentile in Blocks Above Average.

There are a handful of teams eyeing contention that could use some help behind the plate. The Cubs and Guardians have felt like strong fits for Jansen all year long and the Phillies could fit into the conversation too since J.T. Realmuto is currently on the injured list. What's nice about Jansen is that he'd happily split time between catcher and designated hitter, so his bat - should it get hot - can be put into the lineup in multiple different ways for any club looking to acquire his services.