With so many question marks in their rotation, the Toronto Blue Jays will need a good year from their lineup in order to have a chance to compete against the American League East this season.
Aside from the departure of catcher J.P. Arencibia and the acquisition of catcher Dioner Navarro from free agency, the team will be bringing back the same lineup from last season.
From an outside glance, that doesn’t appear to be great news considering that the team’s offense finished eighth in the American League in runs scored in 2013.
But when you consider that five regulars from the lineup spent a significant amount on the DL and the team had to rely on bench players and minor leaguers for a large part of the season, those stats begin to sound more impressive.
Going into this season, staying healthy will be the key in order for the lineup to live up to expectations.
That being said, here is the projected Opening Day lineup for the Blue Jays with an outlook on each player heading into the 2014 season.
All player stats are from baseball-reference.com
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