The most feared team in baseball isn’t the Los Angeles Dodgers or the Houston Astros. Sure, both clubs will likely make a deep run into the postseason, but the current organization that is striking fear into every single opponent is the young, vibrant Toronto Blue Jays.
If you look around the big leagues right now, you won’t find a team hotter than Toronto. The Jays have won 16 of their last 20 games and currently look like a nightmare for any team to play in a one-game Wild Card showdown in October. The Blue Jays offense is arguably the most electrifying around. They rank in the top five of every single major offensive category, hitting .267 as a team and slugging a big league-best 234 homers. When you have the surefire MVP and a Cy Young candidate, it’s inevitable you’re going to enjoy some success.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr is putting together a historic campaign, leading the majors in almost every single category at the dish. He’s batting .318 with a ridiculous 46 homers while also collecting 174 hits on the season. Keep in mind, the Blue Jays star is just 22-years-old. These numbers are insane. But, this team’s dominance goes further than just Vladdy. Their lineup is stacked from top to bottom with gritty hitters who can get drive a guy in with an opposite-field single or go yard.
Marcus Semien signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays in the offseason and has solidified himself a massive payday this winter, putting together his best offensive season ever. The former A’s infielder is hitting .268 with 39 homers and 94 RBI’s. While his defense isn’t great, Semien’s bat has been ridiculously productive and a huge reason Toronto is even in the playoff race.