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The Toronto Blue Jays Most Deceptive Pitches

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Published: Jun 30, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

Keeping a hitter off-balance and uncomfortable is arguably the most important facet of being a pitcher in baseball, though it can be attained in a variety of ways. Raw velocity is the hot trend these days for obvious reasons; the… Continue reading →

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Justin Smoak: A Fresh Start, An Adjustment, and Exceeding Expectations

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Published: Jun 24, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

In an offseason that saw legitimate superstars Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin fly north, the Blue Jays’ acquisition of first baseman Justin Smoak stirred about as much enthusiasm as a roman candle fired off during a Canada Day celebration. At… Continue reading →

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Blue Jays Abbreviated Day Two Draft Preview

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Published: Jun 9, 2015, 11:28 am EDT

Kiley McDaniel’s Sortable Draft Board Capital Jays Day One Draft Preview Well, from the perspective of both a Blue Jays fan as well as a biased blogger/writer/would-be-analyst, the results of the opening night of the 2015 draft were quite satisfying.… Continue reading →

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Blue Jays MLB Draft Preview: 2015 Edition

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Published: Jun 8, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

The 2015 MLB Draft starts tonight, and if you honestly had no idea, I can’t blame you. The Blue Jays forfeited their first round selection in order to sign catcher Russell Martin, pushing the club’s highest pick to 29th overall… Continue reading →

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Baseless Speculation: The Framework of a Carlos Gomez Trade

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Published: May 25, 2015, 8:40 am EDT

The Toronto Blue Jays starting rotation has not been very good. After Aaron Sanchez led the team to a nerve-easing win over the Mariners on Sunday afternoon, the rotation had been worth a grand total of 0.3 WAR in their 46… Continue reading →

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May 25, 2015, 8:40 am

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Aaron Sanchez: Pitch FX, Joe Kelly, and a Truly Unique Changeup

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Published: May 19, 2015, 8:11 am EDT

My very first article at Drunk Jays Fans back in January of 2014 looked at Aaron Sanchez “Through the Lens of Pitch F/X”, where, using the limited data available from the Arizona Fall League, I attempted to find the pitchers… Continue reading →

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May 19, 2015, 8:11 am

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The Blue Jays and Batted Balls, Part Two: Ball Hardness

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Published: May 12, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

Last Thursday, I took a peek at the Blue Jays’ directional hitting through the season’s first five weeks using the newly released data on FanGraphs. In short; when looking at 2014 as a benchmark year, the data suggested that hitters… Continue reading →

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May 12, 2015, 8:30 am

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The Blue Jays and Batted Balls, Part One: Directional Hitting

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Published: May 7, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

On Tuesday, FanGraphs introduced brand new data to their batted ball sections: directional hitting and speed classifications. While the former is basically a hitter’s spray chart broken down in three quick and easy-to-digest percentages, the latter, the data for which… Continue reading →

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May 7, 2015, 8:30 am

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The Blue Jays, Vlad Jr., and International Budgets

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Published: Apr 29, 2015, 8:30 am EDT

While the deal’s specifics remain hidden under the shroud of mystery, it’s long been widely reported that come July, 16-year old Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be signing his first professional contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. It’s an exciting but… Continue reading →

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Apr 29, 2015, 8:30 am

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The Reinvented Liam Hendriks

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Published: Apr 21, 2015, 9:26 am EDT

Two weeks ago, the Blue Jays opened the season with an eight man bullpen. Liam Hendriks was one of those eight, and most considered his inclusion on the Opening Day roster as a means by which to try and sneak… Continue reading →

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