Amidst Great Year, Blue Jays’ Michael Saunders Still Has One Issue
HE’S HAVING A GOOD YEAR, BUT JAYS FROM THE COUCH LOOKS INTO WAYS OF IMPROVING TORONTO BLUE JAYS LF, MICHAEL SAUNDERS’ STRIKEOUT RATE.
Michael Saunders is one hell of a hitter, and it seems like everyone is now noticing. For example this and this, have both recently been published on Fangraphs about the Canadian. As fans, we have seen him hit balls hard, off lefties and righties, we’ve seen him hit from foul pole to foul pole, showing a prime example of “power to all fields” that we have come to love and expect from most of our elite hitters. There is one
small rather large issue with his current numbers, and I am not talking about his uncharacteristically high .375 BABIP.
No, for those who started reading this, the fans who have been paying attention and check Fangraphs leader boards every hour or so to gain insight, they know. Michael Saunders has an astronomically high 26.1% strikeout rate, good for top 20 in the league.