mweir145 wrote:How about Reed Johnson this year? He's batting .340 and with tonight's plate appearances I believe he's put himself into 3rd in the AL batting race. His OPS is also up near the top 10 in the league right now. Obviously these numbers are going to eventually come down, but other than Vernon Wells, Reed Johnson IMO has been the most important part of the Jays' offense (he's gotten on base at a .420 clip this season at the top of the order). Defensively he is very solid out there as well. This was a breakout season that was very much needed with all those question marks surrounding a possible Wells extension/trade in the offseason.
i think the reason reed johnson doesn't get as much pub, although he is a great singles and doubles hitter, he doesn't put up power numbers or steal bases.