Toronto's third basemen entered Saturday afternoon's game against Chicago having gone 0-for-39 during the club's past 12 games.
Jayson Nix has struggled the most and is 0-for-20 since coming back from a left shin contusion on May 16. John McDonald is 0-for-15 during the stretch of 12 games, while Edwin Encarnacion is 0-for-4.
Wow. And after Saturday's game, the Blue Jays third baseman are 0-45 in their last 13 games (h/t to reader Bellringer21). Somewhere in Las Vegas someone is smiling. And hitting. Blue Jays third base prospect Brett Lawrie is tearing up AAA pitching with a triple slash line of .350-.409-.659 with 14 HRs, 44 RBIs and 11 SBs in 214 at bats. This after he went 4-6 with 2 HRs, 4 runs and 4 RBIs last night.
He leads the Pacific Coast League in hits, extra base hits, runs scored and total bases, and he is second in HRs behind Padres first base prospect Anthony Rizzo. Sounds like Lawrie is just what the Blue Jays need right now. Before the 2011 season began the Blue Jays made Jose Bautista a full time outfielder. I am beginning to think they did so to make room for Lawrie.
I wonder if he can make a Jason Heyward-like impact on the Blue Jays lineup once he is called up. He is a must add in mixed leagues and AL-only leagues once he is called up.