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2011 Blue Jays Batting Projections

Last updated: March 29, 2011

With the Toronto Blue Jays being better than expected last season, fans of the club hope that the Jays can contend in the AL East in 2011, but what should they expect in 2011 from Jose Bautista, who led the majors with a surprising 54 home runs last season?

In order to help Jays' fans get a glimpse of what could be, we're collecting different projection systems' results so fans of Canada's lone MLB team can see what others are expecting the Jays to do.

Click here for the 2011 Starting Pitching Projections

Jose Bautista

Jose Bautisa (credit: Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Right Field
Age: 30
HT:6-0 WT: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 161 569 109 148 35 3 54 124 100 116 9 2 .260 .378 .617
*James 143 534 88 134 32 2 34 90 80 119 7 3 .251 .355 .509
*ZIPS 137 450 77 112 24 2 32 84 76 107 6 1 .249 .362 .524

Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill (Credit: Abelimages/Getty Images)
Second Base
Age: 28
HT:5-11 WT: 205
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 138 528 70 108 22 0 26 68 41 85 2 2 .205 .271 .394
*James 142 531 76 138 31 1 22 73 41 80 3 2 .260 .319 .446
*ZIPS 131 518 70 133 28 0 23 73 38 78 4 2 .257 .312 .444

Adam Lind

Adam Lind (Credit: Dan Sanford/Getty Images)
First Base
Age: 27
HT:6-1 WT: 215
Bats/Throws: L/L
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 150 569 57 135 32 3 23 72 38 144 0 0 .237 .287 .425
*James 149 551 72 155 37 2 26 92 44 115 1 0 .281 .338 .497
*ZIPS 154 580 72 156 36 3 25 92 42 128 1 1 .269 .321 .471

Travis Snider

Travis Snider (Credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Left Field
Age: 23
HT:6-0 WT: 235
Bats/Throws: L/L
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 82 298 36 76 20 0 14 32 21 79 3 3 .255 .304 .463
*James 97 311 46 85 21 0 16 48 29 84 6 3 .273 .337 .495
*ZIPS 131 469 60 122 28 1 22 61 40 135 7 5 .260 .320 .465

Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar (Credit: Matthew Manor/Getty Images)
Shortstop
Age: 28
HT:6-2 WT: 200
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 135 497 60 127 19 0 4 35 56 57 6 2 .256 .337 .655
*James 147 558 79 159 28 1 8 60 29 84 6 4 .285 .366 .382
*ZIPS 144 533 72 143 25 1 11 55 56 71 5 4 .268 .345 .381

J.P. Arencibia

J.P. Arencibia (Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Catcher
Age: 25
HT:6-1 WT: 210
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 11 35 3 5 1 0 2 4 2 11 0 0 .143 .189 .343
*ZIPS 135 539 63 124 32 1 25 80 31 142 0 0 .230 .273 .432

Rajai Davis

Rajai Davis (Credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Centre Field
Age: 30
HT:5-10 WT: 195
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 143 525 66 149 28 3 5 52 26 78 50 11 .284 .320 .377
*James 135 404 57 116 22 2 4 37 26 58 39 13 .287 .336 .381
*ZIPS 137 432 64 120 24 4 6 46 25 68 41 11 .273 .318 .380

Edwin Encarnacion

Edwin Encarnacion (Credit: Rich Pilling/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
Third Base
Age: 28
HT:6-2 WT: 230
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 96 332 47 81 16 2 21 51 29 60 1 0 .244 .305 .482
*James 122 430 61 111 26 1 22 67 44 82 2 1 .258 .3335 .477

Juan Rivera

Juan Rivera (Credit: Harry How/Getty Images)
Designated Hitter / Left Field
Age: 32
HT:6-2 WT: 230
Bats/Throws: R/R
Player Bio Page
Year G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2010 124 416 53 105 20 0 15 52 33 58 2 2 .252 .312 .409
*James 121 381 48 103 21 0 15 58 28 50 1 1 .270 .324 .444
*ZIPS 113 392 49 105 19 0 15 58 27 50 1 2 .268 .315 .431

The Bill James projections are provided by Baseball info Solutions. To order the Bill James complete 2011 Projections, click here.

The Zips projections are created by Dan Szymborski and provided by baseballthinkfactory.org. For the complete Toronto Blue Jays projections, click here.




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