This weeks Blue Jay of the Week is…. Travis Snider! (@Lunchboxhero45)
| 7 hits | 4 runs | 2 hr | 6 rbi | 1 bb | .304 avg |
Since before Spring Training started Travis Snider has been one of the hottest topics in the Blue Jays organization. He seemed to get dragged along in a so-called “battle for LF” with Eric Thames which turned out to be no battle at all. He started the year in AAA where he has battled through injuries and other players being promoted ahead of him until he finally got his chance with the big club on July 20th.
He has posted some nice numbers including 7 hits with 2 home runs and 6 rbi last week. That along with some tremendous defence has proven that the Lunchbox Hero truly belongs with the Blue Jays. It’s an argument that isn’t worth making anymore.
Since his promotion he has spent most of his time near the bottom of the order but with the rash of injuries to Jose Bautista and JP Arencibia, Snider has been bumped into the 5th spot of the batting order. He has shown glimpses in the past that he belongs in the heart of the order and if he continues his strong play he’ll find himself there on a more permanent basis.
Even though I was “team Thames” throughout the pre-season it is great to see Snider finally get his opportunity, he has never deserved it more than he does now. It’s great to see that he is the Blue Jay of the Week!