2012 Toronto Blue Jays season

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2012 Toronto Blue Jays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Rogers, CEO Paul Beeston, General Manager Alex Anthopoulos
Manager(s) John Farrell
Local television Sportsnet
Sportsnet One
(Buck Martinez, Pat Tabler, Alan Ashby)
Local radio Blue Jays Radio Network
Sportsnet 590 the FAN
(Jerry Howarth, Alan Ashby, Mike Wilner)
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The 2012 Toronto Blue Jays season was the 36th season of Major League Baseball's Toronto Blue Jays franchise, and the 23rd full season of play (24th overall) at the Rogers Centre. Their opening game was played on April 5 against the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. The Blue Jays finished 73–89, in fourth place in the American League East.

New identity[edit]

On November 18, 2011, the Blue Jays unveiled a new logo and uniforms for the 2012 season. The logo and all-white home uniform bear a strong resemblance to the original logo and home uniforms, used from 1977–1996. The grey road uniform resembles those used from 1989–1996, and the alternate royal blue jersey—to be used for home and road games—resembles those used from 1994–1996, as well as the batting practice jerseys used from 1982 to 1996.

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

American League East[edit]

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
(1) New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 51–30 44–37
(5) Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574 2 47–34 46–35
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 5 46–35 44–37
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 22 41–40 32–49
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 26 34–47 35–46


American League Wild Card[edit]

Division Winners W L Pct.
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586
Detroit Tigers 88 74 0.543
Oakland Athletics 94 68 0.580


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 93 69 0.574
Texas Rangers 93 69 0.574
Tampa Bay Rays 90 72 0.556 3
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 89 73 0.549 4
Chicago White Sox 85 77 0.525 8
Seattle Mariners 75 87 0.463 18
Toronto Blue Jays 73 89 0.451 20
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 21
Boston Red Sox 69 93 0.426 24
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 25
Minnesota Twins 66 96 0.407 27


Records vs opponents[edit]

Record Games Left
Opponent Home Road Total Home Road Total
AL East
Baltimore Orioles 5–4 2–7 7–11
Boston Red Sox 4–5 7–2 11–7
New York Yankees 5–4 2–7 7–11
Tampa Bay Rays 3–6 1–8 4–14
Totals 17–19 12–24 29–43
AL Central
Chicago White Sox 1–3 3–3 4–6
Cleveland Indians 2–1 2–1 4–2
Detroit Tigers 2–1 0–3 2–4
Kansas City Royals 2–2 4–0 6–2
Minnesota Twins 3–0 2–2 5–2
Totals 10–7 11–9 21–16
AL West
Los Angeles Angels 2–2 2–2 4–4
Oakland Athletics 1–2 3–3 4–5
Seattle Mariners 3–3 0–3 3–6
Texas Rangers 3–3 0–3 3–6
Totals 9–10 5–11 14–21
[[National League]]
Atlanta Braves 1–2 1–2
Miami Marlins 2–1 2–1
Milwaukee Brewers 1–2 1–2
New York Mets 2–1 2–1
Philadelphia Phillies 3–0 3–0
Washington Nationals 0–3 0–3
Totals 5–4 4–5 9–9
Grand Totals 41–40 32–49 73–89
Month Games Won Lost Pct.
April 23 12 11 .522
May 28 15 13 .536
June 27 13 14 .481
July 25 11 14 .440
August 28 9 19 .321
September 28 10 18 .357
October 3 3 0 1.000
Totals 162 73 89 .451
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL
Baltimore 13–5 6–2 4–4 3–3 5–4 2–7 5–2 9–9 4–5 8–1 10–8 2–5 11–7 11–7
Boston 5–13 6–2 5–3 5–5 4–3 0–6 4–3 5–13 1–8 5–4 9–9 2–6 7–11 11–7
Chicago 2–6 2–6 11–7 6–12 6–12 3–5 14–4 5–2 3–3 8–1 4–3 6–3 6–4 9–9
Cleveland 4–4 3–5 7–11 10–8 8–10 5–4 6–12 1–5 2–8 4–4 4–4 4–5 2–4 8–10
Detroit 3–3 5–5 12–6 8–10 13–5 5–5 10–8 4–6 4–3 1–5 5–2 3–7 4–2 11–7
Kansas City 4–5 3–4 12–6 10–8 5–13 4–5 7–11 3–4 5–4 1–7 4–2 4–5 2–6 8–10
Los Angeles 7–2 6–0 5–3 4–5 5–5 5–4 6–3 4–5 9–10 11–8 1–9 10–9 4–4 12–6
Minnesota 2–5 3–4 4–14 12–6 8–10 11–7 3–6 3–4 4–5 2–8 1–5 2–8 2–5 9–9
New York 9–9 13–5 2–5 5–1 6–4 4–3 5–4 4–3 5–5 6–3 8–10 4–3 11–7 13–5
Oakland 5–4 8–1 3–3 8–2 3–4 4–5 10–9 5–4 5–5 12–7 5–4 11–8 5–4 10–8
Seattle 1–8 4–5 1–8 4–4 5–1 7–1 8–11 8–2 3–6 7–12 4–6 9–10 6–3 8–10
Tampa Bay 8–10 9–9 3–4 4–4 2–5 2–4 9–1 5–1 10–8 4–5 6–4 5–4 14–4 9–9
Texas 5–2 6–2 3–6 5–4 7–3 5–4 9–10 8–2 3–4 8–11 10–9 4–5 6–3 14–4
Toronto 7–11 11–7 4–6 4–2 2–4 6–2 4–4 5–2 7–11 4–5 3–6 4–14 3–6 9–9


2012 Draft picks[edit]

The 2012 Major League Baseball Draft was held on June 4–6.

Round Pick Player Position College/School Nationality Signed
1 17 D.J. Davis OF Stone County High School (MS) United States 2012–06–11
1 22* Marcus Stroman RHP Duke United States 2012–07–03
C-A 50* Matt Smoral LHP Solon High School (OH) United States 2012–06–18
C-A 58* Mitch Nay 3B Hamilton High School (AZ) United States 2012–06–11
C-A 60* Tyler Gonzales RHP James Madison High School (TX) United States 2012–06–11
2 81 Chase DeJong RHP Woodrow Wilson High School (CA) United States 2012–07–01
3 112 Anthony Alford OF Petal High School (MS) United States 2012–06–11
4 145 Tucker Donahue RHP Stetson United States 2012–06–11
5 175 Brad Delatte LHP Nicholls State United States 2012–06–11
6 205 Eric Phillips 3B Georgia Southern United States 2012–06–11
7 235 Ian Parmley OF Liberty United States 2012–06–11
8 265 Harrison Frawley C Coastal Carolina United States 2012–06–11
9 295 Jordan Leyland 1B Azusa Pacific United States 2012–06–11
10 325 Alex Azor OF Navy United States 2012–06–11
  • * The Blue Jays received the 22nd pick as compensation for unsigned 2011 draft pick Tyler Beede
  • * The Blue Jays received the 50th pick as compensation for loss of free agent Frank Francisco
  • * The Blue Jays received the 58th pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jon Rauch
  • * The Blue Jays received the 60th pick as compensation for loss of free agent Jose Molina

Roster[edit]

2012 Toronto Blue Jays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Top prospects[edit]

# Player Position Top 100 Rank MLB Rank 2012 Starting Team (Level)
1
Travis d'Arnaud
Catcher
17
25
AAA
2
Anthony Gose*
Outfielder
39
56
AAA
3
Jake Marisnick
Outfielder
67
57
High A
4
Daniel Norris
Left-handed pitcher
91
-
TBD
5
Justin Nicolino
Left-handed pitcher
-
-
A
6
Aaron Sanchez
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
A
7
Noah Syndergaard
Right-handed pitcher
-
94
A
8
Deck McGuire
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
AA
9
Drew Hutchison*
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
AA
10
Asher Wojciechowski
Right-handed pitcher
-
-
High A

* According to Baseball America Top 100 Prospects[1]

* According to 2012 Prospect Watch[2]

* Top 10 Blue Jays prospects via Baseball America[3]

Game log[edit]

Legend
Blue Jays Win Blue Jays Loss Game Postponed
2012 Game Log

Honours and awards[edit]

All-Star Game

Home Run Derby

  • José Bautista, 2nd selection – 2nd place finish

Player of the Week

Player of the Month

  • José Bautista – June


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Marty Brown
AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats Eastern League Sal Fasano
A Dunedin Blue Jays Florida State League Mike Redmond
A Lansing Lugnuts Midwest League John Tamargo, Jr.
Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Clayton McCullough
Rookie Bluefield Blue Jays Appalachian League Dennis Holmberg
Rookie GCL Blue Jays Gulf Coast League Omar Malavé and John Schneider

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Vancouver

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Top 100 Prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. February 21, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Prospect Watch". MLB.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ Rode, Nathan (December 19, 2011). "Toronto Blue Jays top 10 prospects". BaseballAmerica.com. Retrieved March 24, 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
2011 Toronto Blue Jays season
2012 Toronto Blue Jays season
2012
Succeeded by
2013 Toronto Blue Jays season