|From the 2015 All-Star Game. Those caps are hideous!|
Although most nights I feel like anyone could be the hero (Pillar, or whoever is in the 7-9 slots), now is the time for one of our many leaders to take the bull by the horns.
Here's who I think could fill this role, from least to most likely, in a very particular order.
#5 Jose Bautista: What a quiet contract year for JoeyBats! I know he missed a lot of baseball, but he has looked rather listless this year, hasn't he? Some good D of late tho... .748 OPS (Post All-Star)
#4 Troy Tulowitzki: Apparently a clubhouse leader, Tulo has been pretty solid after a terrible start to the season, he's got some pop and potential to lead this team. .791 OPS (PAS)
#3 Edwin Encarnacion: What a year for EE! "Leading the world in RBIs"- Buck Martinez. I thought he had a rough third game in Anaheim. The man produces but does not strike me as a clubhouse leader. Side note: EE's defence at 1B has impressed me all year long. .886 OPS (PAS)
#2 Josh Donaldson: Out of the MVP discussion (easy win for Trout, even tho his team is hot garbage), he's had a rough month. I like his energy, although I thought he was a little flippant over the heated exchange with Gibby. ("Tom Ford cologne"?). Health seems to be no longer an issue. He's a rockstar and can carry this team on his back on a good day. .857 OPS (PAS)
|“Told him after first AB, get a new bat that one’s not working. He took same one up there the 2nd time, didn't work." - #gibbythebest|
Agree? Agree? Let me know. Devon Travis is an honourable mention, he's been unreal PAS with a staggering .340AVG and a 4th best .841OPS. Plus D. Plus speed but some baserunning mistakes. If one or hopefully three of these guys steps up, we got this baby.
We got this.