Power offense remains a strength, plus other thoughts on the Blue Jays in week one of the season – The Athletic

April is baseball overreaction month. A player starts out hot or cold and naturally opinions are formed. It’s true that games are just as important this month as they are any month of the season, but it’s also worth remembering that players and teams are still dusting the cobwebs after the off-season, especially after this year’s weird winter. Sample sizes are too small to draw any conclusions, while emerging patterns should be treated with caution, or at least the necessary caveats.

Despite that, we still had the opportunity to see the Blue Jays in the first week of the season and we learned some things about this team, some things we expected and some things a little less.

For starters, this is still a strong offense consistent with all preseason predictions. After Friday’s action, the Blue Jays tied for second in the majors with 12 homers in their first eight games, behind only the Los Angeles Angels (13). A year ago, Toronto topped the majors in home runs with 262 — that was also a franchise record for most in a season — and it wasn’t particularly close. The team with the second most homers was the San Francisco Giants with 241. Six different Blue Jays players have homed so far, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who already has an MLB high five this season.

https://theathletic.com/3253130/2022/04/16/toronto-blue-jays-offence-mlb/?source=rss Power offense remains a strength, plus other thoughts on the Blue Jays in week one of the season – The Athletic

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