Daily Duce: Pre-draft edition


The Major League Baseball draft is tonight (7:00 ET), meaning we get something to distract us from actual Blue Jays baseball over the next couple days. I have a feeling this series against the New York Yankees might be hard to watch.

Just ran the numbers and the Blue Jays had a historically lacklustre month of May at the plate. A franchise-worst .211 AVG and .278 OBP in May, fifth-worst SLG at .378 and 3rd worst OPS at .656 in May.
— Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) June 2, 2019

As you likely know, the Jays had a historically bad month of May. They posted a franchise-worst .211 batting average and had a team OPS that was 2017 Ryan Goins calibre. Remember at the end of April when the Jays had those two walk-off wins in a series sweep of the Oakland A’s that brought them to 14-14 on the season? Well, since then they’ve gone 7-24 and scored five or more runs just eight times.
The team has a .384 winning percentage, better than only the post-expansion 1977, 1978, 1979, and 1981 seasons. Given the fact Marcus Stroman, Aaron Sanchez, and Ken Giles are likely to be traded prior to the July 31st trade deadline, I think it’s a fair bet this …

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Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation

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