Amid scoring woes, Blue Jays must improve their plate discipline

As an offence, the Toronto Blue Jays haven’t lived up to their expectations as one of the top slugging line-ups in the sport through the first 30 games of the 2022 season. While there’s still plenty of time to alter that narrative, it stands to wonder if the offence needs to make some adjustments.
Granted, scoring runs isn’t just a concern in this market, it’s been evident across the majors, too. There’s no doubt that’s played a factor up to this point, however, this issue likely runs deeper than just a league-wide development.
For the Blue Jays, staying healthy has been somewhat of a problem thus far as they’ve been forced to overcome injuries to Teoscar Hernandez and Danny Jansen. And that’s just on the position player side. There have also been a handful of pitchers – including starter Hyun Jin Ryu – who’ve spent time on the injury list this season.
Still, with Hernandez back from injury and Jansen expected to follow suit in the coming weeks as well, the offence should receive a major boost moving forward. Having said that, there’s one key area where this team needs to improve the most: hitting with runners in scoring position.
Though it may still be early, Toronto has been one of th …

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Author: Thomas Hall / Blue Jays Nation

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