Toronto Blue Jays: Will They Have Two 30+ HR Hitters?

Ian HunterCorrespondent IAugust 5, 2009

NEW YORK - JULY 19:  Aaron Hill #2 of the Toronto Blue Jays hits a RBI triple in the seventh inning against the New York Yankees during their game at Yankee Stadium on July 19, 2007 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Jays defeated the Yankees 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

I came across a really cool website called HR, which basically takes all the guess work out of calculating how many home runs and RBI’s that a hitter is on pace for.

Taking a look at the numbers below, the Blue Jays have two potential 30+ HR hitters in Aaron Hill and Adam Lind.

HitterHR Pace
Aaron Hill40.11
Adam Lind34.29
Alex Rios18.58
Lyle Overbay18.38
Rod Barajas16.71
Vernon Wells15.53
Marco Scutaro12.38
Kevin Millar9.91
Jose Bautista5.51

Incredibly, Aaron Hill averages a home run per 17.42 at bats. That leads all second baseman in the league and ranks in the Top 10 players in the MLB in HR Pace.

Coming in a close second on the Blue Jays, Adam Lind averages a home run about once every 18.14 at bats.

Even if Hill and Lind trail off a little bit in the final eight weeks of the season, they should put themselves in a good position to clear at least 30 home runs.

The last time the Blue Jays had two 30+ HR hitters on the team was back in 2005 when Troy Glaus hit 38 home runs and Vernon wells hit 32.