Blue Jays All Time Leaders – Through 2019

jaysnewWith baseball shut down because of the corona virus, I thought it would be an interesting time to look back at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams. We continue today with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays began life in 1977, joining the American League along with the Mariners. I’ve seen them play 26 times, first in 1984 and, most recently, last May 19.

Home Runs

Name Total
Edwin Encarnacion 2
Josh Donaldson 2
Danny Jansen 2
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 2

Hits

Name Total
Vernon Wells 16
Edwin Encarnacion 11
Reed Johnson 8
Jose Bautista 8

Runs

Name Total
Vernon Wells 7
Edwin Encarnacion 5
Jose Reyes 4
Aaron Hill 4
Reed Johnson 4
Justin Smoak 4

RBI

Name Total
Jose Bautista 8
Edwin Encarnacion 8
Lyle Overbay 6

Doubles

Name Total
Vernon Wells 6
Jose Bautista 4
Lyle Overbay 3
Adam Lind 3
Justin Smoak 3

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Nationals All Time Leaders – Through 2019

nationalsWith baseball shut down because of the corona virus, I thought it would be an interesting time to look back at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams.  We start today with the franchise I have seen the least and the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals.

The Nationals began life in 1969 as the Montreal Expos.  When the Expos missed out on their best opportunity to win a World Series due to the work stoppage of 1994, followed by years of alleged mismanagement, fan support dropped away, and the team moved to Washington in 2005.  I’ve seen them play 17 times, 5 as the Expos and 12 as the Nationals, most recently on August 24, 2019.

Home Runs

Name Total
Danny Espinosa 2
Terrmel Sledge 2
Trea Turner 1
Adam LaRoche 1
Tony Batista 1
Michael Taylor 1
Vladimir Guerrero 1

Hits

Name Total
Maicer Izturis 6
Ryan Zimmerman 6
Ian Desmond 5
Endy Chavez 5

Runs

Name Total
Trea Turner 4
Maicer Izturis 3
Ian Desmond 3
Juan Rivera 3
Nyjer Morgan 3
Brad Wilkerson 3
Juan Soto 3

RBI

Name Total
Terrmel Sledge 5
Michael Taylor 4
Danny Espinosa 3
Brian Schneider 3
Tony Batista 3

Doubles

Name Total
Juan Rivera 2
17 tied with 1

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Blue Jays All Time Leaders – Through 2015

jaysnewWith 4 months until baseball in Chicago returns, I thought it would be interesting to look at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams. We continue today with the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Blue Jays began life in 1977, joining the American League along with the Mariners. I’ve seen them play 20 times, first in 1984 and most recently at their home stadium in September during my trip to Toronto.

Home Runs

Name Total
Edwin Encarnacion 2
Josh Donaldson 2
10 tied with 1

Hits

Name Total
Vernon Wells 16
Edwin Encarnacion 8
Reed Johnson 8
Jose Bautista 8

Runs

Name Total
Vernon Wells 7
Reed Johnson 4
Jose Reyes 4
Aaron Hill 4

RBI

Name Total
Jose Bautista 8
Lyle Overbay 6
Vernon Wells 5
Adam Lind 5

Doubles

Name Total
Vernon Wells 6
Jose Bautista 4
Lyle Overbay 3
Adam Lind 3

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Nationals All Time Leaders – Through 2015

nationalsWith 5 months until baseball in Chicago returns, I thought it would be interesting to look at the all time leaders in both offensive and defensive categories for all 30 teams.  We continue today with the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals began life in 1969 as the Montreal Expos.  When the Expos missed out on their best opportunity to win a World Series due to the work stoppage of 1994, followed by years of alleged mismanagement, fan support dropped away, and the team moved to Washington in 2005.  I’ve seen them play 13 times, 5 as the Expos and 8 as the Nationals, most recently on April 7, 2012.

Home Runs

Name Total
Danny Espinosa 2
Terrmel Sledge 2
3 tied with 1

Hits

Name Total
Maicer Izturis 6
Endy Chavez 5
Ian Desmond 5
Ryan Zimmerman 5

Runs

Name Total
Maicer Izturis 3
Ian Desmond 3
Juan Rivera 3
Nyjer Morgan 3
Brad Wilkerson 3

RBI

Name Total
Terrmel Sledge 5
Danny Espinosa 3
Brian Schneider 3
Tony Batista 3

Doubles

Name Total
Juan Rivera 2
11 tied with 1

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2014 Final Pitching Leaders

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles DodgersYesterday, we looked at the leaders in the 35 games I attended this year on the offensive side of the ball. Today, let’s take a look at the pitchers.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 4
Scott Carroll 2
John Danks 2
Hector Noesi 2
Jose Quintana 2

Losses

Name Total
Ronald Belisario 3
Andre Rienzo 3
Hector Noesi 2
Daniel Webb 2
25 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Scott Downs 1.17
Edwin Jackson 1.29
Masahiro Tanaka 1.35
Chris Sale 1.35
Justin Grimm 1.42

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 41
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2014 All Star Break Pitching Leaders

Tuesday, we looked at the leaders in the 17 games I attended in the first half of this year on the offensive side of the ball.  With the second half slated to kick off today, let’s look at the pitching leaders.

Wins

Name Total
Chris Sale 3
14 tied with 1

Losses

Name Total
Andre Rienzo 3
Ronald Belisario 2
12 tied with 1

ERA (> 6 IP)

Name Total
Danny Duffy 0.00
Scott Downs 1.17
Masahiro Tanaka 1.35
Javy Guerra 1.42
Hector Noesi 1.62

Strikeouts

Name Total
Chris Sale 29
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Good Riddance, Scott Downs

Scott DownsAfter a week that saw the White Sox drop 6 out of 7 games, all of which they had an opportunity to win if their bullpen wasn’t made out of swiss cheese, the team started to purge itself of the dead weight by designating Scott Downs for assignment.  Downs, who signed a one year deal for $4 million during the offseason with an option for 2015, displayed no actual pitching talent this season beyond coming in to walk the one left handed batter he was brought in to face.

His last appearance on a mound for the White Sox came Wednesday night, when he sported a giant smirk on his face after being brought in to face Chris Davis and walking him to load the bases before a grand slam tied the game.  He finishes his White Sox career with a 6.08 ERA and 15 walks in 23 2/3 innings, but, because he is left handed, he will likely be given additional chances to blow games for someone else this year.