No matter how you slice it the Blue Jays have been a poor offensive team to start the season. They rank among the bottom third in runs scored, average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and weighted on base average. Their 88 wRC+ as a team ranks 24th, sandwiched between the Pirates and Orioles; not exactly great company for a team that was supposed to be built around offense.
The good news is that the team is expecting to get two key offensive contributors back very soon in George Springer and Teoscar Hernández. With those two returning from injury it raises of the question of where will they hit in the line-up and who gets replaced.
Springer is going to hit leadoff. Yes his skill set might be better suited for the number 2 or 3 spot in the order, but Springer for the majority of his career has hit leadoff. For his career 77% of his plate appearances have come from the first spot in the batting order. This is clearly a spot he’s comfortable hitting in, and has been successful there.
After that Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. should remain hitting second and third. Bo has struggled at times offensively this season. …
Author: Paul Berthelot / Blue Jays Nation