Toronto Blue Jays Random Stats


Toronto Blue Jays Random Stats

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Last season’s average positional player age of 31.0 years was the highest in franchise history.

The DH games played leader for the Jays has been different for five years in a row. Counting down from 2008 to 2004, DH starters for the Jays have been Stairs, Thomas, Hillenbrand, Aaron Hill (34 to Hillenbrand’s 33) and Josh Phelps. This year will mark the sixth different year in which the position has flipped over to a new starter.

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Under-rated Jays reliever Brian Tallet has posted ERA+ scores of 120 or greater in each of the past three seasons.

After being recalled, Jesse Litsch posted a 1.92 ERA in 9 starts, holding opponents to a meager .590 OPS against.

For his career, AJ Burnett is three games under .500 in the first half of the season (35 – 38) and 14 games over .500 in the second half (52 – 38)

Vernon Wells currently has 177 HR and sits fifth all-time in Jays history. Barfield is in fourth with 179, Bell third with 202 and Carter second with 203. A 27+ HR season can place Vernon second in all-time Jays HR behind Delgado’s 336.



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  • I don’t mean to steal your thunder but what about that quirky Barajas stat…

  • I’ll throw it in the next batch

  • I’ve always had a sort of man crush on Tallet. He’s been nothing but serviceable since he became a Blue Jay.

    What do you guys think, can Litsch possibly keep that up? Personally, I don’t think he can. I’d be the happiest cat around if he can prove me wrong.

    I had no idea the Jays’ average age was so high. Damn. I guess youths like Janssen, Snider, Lind, Purcey, Romero, etc., if they make the team next year or in 2010, will bring that number down.

  • I’ve personally been wrong on Litsch a number of times. With that said I still can’t see him keeping up his numbers. I do think his rise in K/9 is encouraging. During the stint with the 1.92 ERA he pitched 61 IP, struck out 40 and walked 20. 20 is much higher than his career average, although so is the 40 K in terms of ratios. BB up, K up, ERA down. Maybe the added walks have actually helped his approach. Maybe not. I don’t really know what to make of it.

  • Ian

    I’m one of Litsch’s Bitches next season – #2 starter all the way baby!

  • brent in Korea

    At the start of the year, the roster had players like Thomas, Stairs, Zaun and Stewart. They are all gone or going. A few players really skewed the numbers, so it is nothing to worry about.