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2 Toronto Blue Jays
April 01, 2013
Enemy Lines
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April 01, 2013

2 Toronto Blue Jays

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B-T BA OBP SLG HR RBI SB K
SS JOSE REYES
S-R .301 .357 .453 10 52 38 52
LF MELKY CABRERA
S-L .316 .362 .478 14 72 16 80
RF JOSE BAUTISTA
R-R .270 .402 .581 44 105 9 105
1B EDWIN ENCARNACION
R-R .273 .372 .529 37 94 8 90
CF COLBY RASMUS
L-L .239 .315 .426 19 63 5 124
3B BRETT LAWRIE
R-R .290 .347 .462 18 75 17 109
DH ADAM LIND
L-L .249 .304 .425 22 76 0 108
C J.P. ARENCIBIA
R-R .237 .292 .461 22 69 0 114
2B MAICER IZTURIS
S-R .264 .326 .350 3 27 13 45
BENCH
2B EMILIO BONIFACIO
S-R .279 .348 .361 3 25 38 98
OF RAJAI DAVIS
S-R .257 .304 .367 4 32 31 68

Enemy Lines

A RIVAL SCOUT SIZES UP THE BLUE JAYS

On paper this is the best Blue Jays team since they won the World Series in 1993.... It has the best staff in the AL East. Josh Johnson is their No. 4 starter, and when he's going right, he's a No. 1.... R.A. Dickey's Cy Young season wasn't a fluke. He's mastered that hard knuckleball, and it's scary to think how good he'll be pitching indoors. Knuckleballers love a dome.... Brandon Morrow is a front-of-the-line pitcher, and his velocity is back after his injury last year.... The big question mark is the bullpen. Casey Janssen finished the year strong as the closer, but that was when they were out of the money. I think they'll add a piece or two to the bullpen.... Everyone was surprised by Edwin Encarnacion's 40-homer season, but he hit 26 with the Reds in '08. He cut down on his strikeouts and he's more selective—between him and Jose Bautista, they've got a serious middle of the order. Can Bautista get back to 40 home runs? I think so.... I really liked the Melky Cabrera signing. He was always an underappreciated player. He won't hit .346 again, but they don't need him to.... Brett Lawrie is going to have a big year. Pitchers pounded him with breaking balls away, making him expand the zone and using his aggressiveness against him. He'll adjust.... Colby Rasmus has always been one of the most frustrating players around. What we see now is what we're going to get—a .230 hitter, 15 to 20 home runs, lots of strikeouts and balls dropping in center that should be caught.

The Lineup

2013 Projected Statistics

MANAGER JOHN GIBBONS

First season with the Blue Jays

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

NEW ACQUISITION

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