Blue Jays Organizational Stat Leaders End of Season Update

An end of season look at stat leaders from the entire Blue Jays organization

It’s time for our third and final look at Blue Jays stat leaders from Toronto down to the Dominican State League. Here’s the first (from the end of May) and the second (from the end of July).

The batting stats we’ve used are hits, doubles, triples, home runs and stolen bases, and the rate stats OBP, wRC+ (considered the best measure of a batter. 100 is average) and BB/K.

The pitching stats: ERA, FIP, starters’ ERA and FIP (since relievers would usually lead in straight up ERA and FIP), HR/9, GB%, and K-BB% (strikeout percentage minus walk percentage).

Batters:

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(the bolded names are the organization’s full season leader in the respective category. The short season leader is underlined)

(cut off was half of a team’s total games played. Stats are mined from Fangraphs)

(*Danny Jansen had a higher OBP than Rafael Lopez or Connor Panas but Jansen doesn’t meet the cutoff of A+ or AAA due to his mid-season promotions and injury)

(Andres Martinez led DSL in a few categories but was recently released)

Justin Smoak‘s hold on wRC+ and OBP fell to Josh Donaldson as the latter had a red hot last two months. Josh also took over BB/K from Russell Martin.

Rafael Lopez added the OBP category to his impressive breakout campaign as Roemon Fields tailed off a bit at the end of the season. Fields dominated the organization with 50 steals between two levels.

In AA, Anthony Alford reemerged on the leaderboard with his strong return from injury. He led all three rate stats for New Hampshire. J.D. DavisTim Lopes, Gunnar Heidt and Richard Urena retained holds on their respective categories.

Max Pentecost disappears from the leaderboard after a difficult end to his year. Connor Panas‘ strong finish landed him HR and wRC+ in addition to the OBP he already held. Cavan Biggio added BB/K to his triples lead. D.J. Davis and Juan Kelly retained their leads.

Single A Lansing’s Nick Sinay wrested SB from Edward Olivares (Sinay also led the organization in hit by pitches). Vladimir Guerrero Jr, and Bo Bichette still retained their organizational rate stat leads while Olivares maintained his hold on HR, 3B and added H.

In Vancouver, Kacy Clemens shared the home run lead with David Jacob, Reggie Pruitt took over H from Kevin Vicuna and Clemens moved ahead of Brock Lundquist and Bryan Lizardo for triples.

Bluefield’s Ryan Noda led seven categories back in July but at season’s end was down to three (still a great debut year). Shortstop Kevin Smith made noise by taking three categories away from Noda.

The GCL Blue Jays’ Davis Schneider and Dominic Abbadessa remained prominent and Luis de los Santos appeared in two categories.

DSL’s Victor Figureo was the “slugger” of the group with 2 HR. Hector Guerrero and Rafael Lantigua continued to stand out and Steward Berroa showed plenty of speed.

Pitchers:

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(cutoff is different per level. Roughly, 75 IP for starters and 40 IP for relievers)

(Carlos Ramirez didn’t appear enough at any of his three levels to qualify but overall, obviously, was fantastic this year)

In July, Marcus Stroman and Roberto Osuna dominated the leaderboard but post season, Dominic Leone and J.A. Happ appear with strong second halves. Yes, the “struggling” Osuna lead the organization in FIP and K-BB%.

Cesar Valdez lost his starter ERA/FIP leads to Luis Santos and Brett Oberholtzer respectively due to injury. Mike Bolsinger retained the overall ERA/FIP leads. (Chris Rowley qualified for both AA and AAA)

Andrew Case emerged to take the ERA and HR/9 lead in AA (and the organizational ERA lead). Otherwise, the board has remained the same all year with Conner Greene and Rowley being prominent.

Ryan Borucki had the organizational FIP lead in May, gave it up to Jordan Romano in July and then retook it by season’s end. Dunedin’s Taylor Saucedo has the organizational lead in HR/9

Lansing’s Patrick Murphy and Dan Lietz remain from July and were joined by the promoted Juliandry Higuera. (Jackson McClelland and Kirby Snead didn’t qualify at either level but had great seasons)

Notables in A- include incumbent Jake Fishman and newcomer Justin Dillon.

Ty Tice impressed in Bluefield with a 1.05 ERA, Marcus Reyes and Randy Pondler remain on the leaderboard.

Converted shortstop Emerson Jimenez led the short season leagues with a 0.00 ERA (although we were on the fence as to whether he should qualify). GCL’s Maverik Buffo burst onto the scene and led the short season leagues in starter’s ERA/FIP and FIP overall.

At DSL, holdover Elixon Caballero was joined by Nathanael Perez. Perez managed to take an impressive four categories. (July leader Jol Concepcion was promoted but didn’t qualify at either level)

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