FWIW, Lawrie is actually hitting 80 points higher on the road this year (.391) and the 12 homers have been split, home and away. I understand that YOU think he's overrated, but I was just trying to speculate as to what the JAYS are thinking. Like I said, I think he arrives this coming weekend.
The PCL west is full of extreme hitting parks so that doesn't change my opinion at all. Maybe he gets called up tomorrow but I still think he's going to struggle. Especially this year. He put up a very solid but not overly spectacular .800 OPS last year in AA. And I think if he was in a more neutral hitting environment or had a larger sample size I'm guessing that's about what he would he be hitting this season. He has below avg (but not awful) K and BB rates and he's learning a new position and by all accounts isn't very good at it. To go along with this he's only 21. Imo he's a year or two away from a solid MLB contributor. And I do love the bat long-term.
There are callups that I'm ready to pounce on and then there are callups that I'm only mildly interested in. Lawrie's definitely in the 2nd group for me as far as 2011 is concerned.