Ready for the 2017 season? We take a look back at the Blue Jays’ 2016 season, and use Statcast data to tell the story. Continue Reading
A lot has been said over the past year or two about how Jose Bautista‘s fielding has taken a sharp dive (I’m no exception among the critics). So I asked myself a series of questions which eventually enabled me to make… Continue Reading
The Blue Jays sure took their time re-signing Jose Bautista.
In Part 1 and Part 2 of this three-part series, I cherry-picked some stats in order to convince myself that Dexter Fowler may not have stayed on the field enough to be a valuable player had he come to the Blue Jays,… Continue Reading
Dexter Fowler had been rumored as a priority target for the Blue Jays; his name had been associated with the Jays throughout the free agency period, with some reports of the Jays having offered a four-year, $60 million-ish contract.
As we begin our dissection of the Jays’ 2016 season with a look forward to 2017, here is a cursory summary of the 2016 Jays batters’ production value, calculated by average wins above replacement (WAR), as measured by Fangraphs (fWAR),… Continue Reading