Brett Lawrie: Why the Toronto Blue Jays' 3B Is on the Verge of a Big Breakout

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Brett Lawrie: Why the Toronto Blue Jays' 3B Is on the Verge of a Big Breakout
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Let's be honest. Brett Lawrie was over-hyped this spring. 

Many Jays fans—and legitimate baseball people for that matter—were describing Lawrie as the next big superstar in the MLB. He was a bright, shining Canadian hope for Toronto Blue Jays fans who were salivating at the idea of having a young, bona fide slugger at third base. 

His 43-game rookie campaign certainly came with fireworks, and the stats he posted in 2011 justified the hype surrounding Lawrie during spring training.  

However, maybe it was too much for Jays fans. Some fans expected him to have 10 home runs by now.

It was wrong to expect Lawrie to better or equal the pace he set for himself in 2011, but if Jays fans looked closer, they'd realize that their young star is putting together a very solid recovery to his rocky start. He's becoming a very consistent hitter and that's never a bad thing. 

Here's a look at why Brett Lawrie is on the verge posting some big numbers. 

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