2020 MLB PREVIEW: Toronto Blue Jays
A 60-Game Sprint Could Be An Advantage To The Young Blue Jays
One team that could use a short season to its benefit is the Toronto Blue Jays and with MLB promising a 60-game season, short is exactly what they’ll get.
Kind of like an understaffed team in a short postseason series, a 60-game regular season provides the same opportunity for a young healthy team to start hot and steal a playoff berth. The Blue Jays might have enough pitching with new hires Hyun-Jin Ryu, Chase Anderson and Tanner Roark —a pretty decent 1-2-3 rotation.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (126 hits in 123 games), Bo Bichette (.311, 21 RBI, 32 runs in 46 games) , and Cavan Biggio (71 walks in 100 games) all bring something different to the lineup as they emerge from their famous fathers’ shadows. I like Bichette best out of the three.
Lourdes Gurriell Jr. (.277 average, 20 homers, 314 at-bats) would fill a big hole at first base. He had almost as many homers as Justin Smoak (22) but in 100 fewer at-bats.
Without Gurriell in the outfield, you’d have to ask if you can win without any offensive help from your outfield. We’d have to find out. Full season, this is an 87-win team. Coronavirus 60-game prediction: 33-27
Updated 9:30 pm July 2, 2020.
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