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Happy Brett Lawrie Day

This season, Friday has become a day dedicated to the debut of some of baseball’s finest prospects. On June 10 we celebrated Mike Moustakas Day; on June 17 it was Dustin Ackley Day; on July 8 it was Mike Trout; and on July 22 we celebrated Jason Kipnis Day.

Today we celebrate the arrival of the Toronto Blue Jays’ top prospect, Brett Lawrie.  He would have debuted weeks ago if not for a set back due to a broken wrist.  Nevertheless, Lawrie has done everything and more this season at Triple-A Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League.  In 329 plate appearances, Lawrie has slashed .353/.415/.661 with 24 doubles, 6 triples, 18 home runs and 61 RBI.  His plate discipline, which was the major concern surrounding Lawrie headed into the season, has drastically improved: 53 strikeouts and 26 walks.

Lawrie will play third base for the remaining seven weeks for the Blue Jays and should make an immediate impact.

So…happy Brett Lawrie Day, everybody.

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