Blue Jays: The Good, The Bad, The Injured

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Blue Jays: The bad

The bad actually doesn't seem like a bad, at least to begin with. As we've written before, this team can just plain hit and lead the Majors in this category.

By extension, the Blue Jays are tied third in both batting average and OBP. Heck, even their patience and discipline at the plate is evident, ranking fifth for fewest strikeouts.

So what's the problem? Well, for all the hitting the Blue Jays do, they don't take nearly enough advantage of their opportunities.

At the time of writing, the Blue Jays are ninth in the Majors for runs scored. As much as this isn't bad per se, it's still not good enough for a team making contact with the bat as consistently as this squad does.

While winning a MLB-high 12 games when scoring three or fewer runs is impressive, even this alludes to the run issue. And there's more.

As much as the Blue Jays hit, this consistency dips in scoring opportunities. Consider that they are tied 24th in the Majors with a .237 batting average with runners in scoring position (RISP).

Yes the Blue Jays are at least third in the league with 603 at-bats with RISP. However, they are also second-highest in the league for stranding runners, with an average of 3.84 in scoring position per game.

Overall, this is currently a bad which could easily become a good, if the Blue Jays can become more clutch in scoring positions. It could also mean all the difference between whether or not this team is a genuine contender come playoff time.