Travis Snider, Juan Rivera Giving Jays Next to Nothing in Left Field

Our weekly look at each of the Red Sox’ opponents in the AL East surveys the Toronto Blue Jays, who are still waiting for a promising young left fielder to take that next step.

A year after one of their quality young bats, Adam Lind, suffered a season-long slump against left-handers, the Blue Jays are seeing another one go through the same thing early on.

Travis Snider is 1-for-16 with six strikeouts against lefties. The struggles have given Juan Rivera a few starts in left, but he has been just as bad. Rivera ended Sunday batting .137 overall with zero extra-base hits in 15 games.

Of course, Snider hasn’t been much better vs. right-handers. He is a .193 hitter with no home runs in those situations. It all adds up to a meager line that has Toronto ranked last in all of baseball in terms of hits and runs out of its left field position.

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