Yunel Escobar: C
|Yunel has been hitting the ball a lot|
better since being moved down in the order.
Drew Hutchison: C-
Hutch was called up on April 21st to be the Blue Jays 5th starter, and he wasn’t too bad, especially for a 21 year old Rookie. His first 4 starts were really bad, as he pitched to a 6.65 ERA while his opponents got on base at a rate of 36%. But starting on May 12th, his 5th start, until he got injured on June 15th, he pitched to a 3.41 ERA, while his opponents got on base at a rate of just 31%. He did have some troubles with his control during that time period, but he was able to grind through those and get people out. He is now resting his arm, and if he does not end up requiring surgery like Cardinals Pitcher Jamie Garcia did, he should be back in September. If he keeps up what he had done for that last month before he got injured, he should be just fine, and his grade will definitely improve.
|There hasn't been too many things Omar |
has been able to smile about this year
Sorry Omar, I think it’s time you ought to retire! Vizquel isn’t really doing anything for this team, except for going o-for when Kelly Johnson or Yunel Escobar needs a day off. His defense has been pretty good in the small time that he has played, and he is getting on base more than JP Arencibia! If only getting on base more than JPA meant something… What you see is what you get for Omar. He would be more valuable if Adeiny Hechavarria was up in Toronto, but he isn’t, so he is basically useless, although it is nice having a future Hall of Famer sign a ton of autographs for the fans before every game.
Ben Francisco: D
Thanks to the demotion of Eric Thames, Ben Francisco isn’t as useless as Omar anymore, because now he has a job! Being the fifth outfielder is tough, because you don’t get any playing time, and any chance you do get to play, your rusty, so you don’t do anything productive. That’s why Ben has cherished being the fourth outfielder! Since coming back from his rehab assignment he was on due to injury, he is 4/11 and he got his first 2 RBI’s of the season yesterday! Basically Francisco is just going to warm the bench for a while, as his 5th outfielder job should be coming back soon with the impending arrival of Travis Snider (I hope!). If he doesn’t play for the rest of the season, his grade might actually go up, because he will have not cost the Jays anymore wasted at-bats!
|Ricky has not dealt with his|
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