The 2023 Major League Baseball playoffs commence on Tuesday. Here are four Canadians that will be in action.
The Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star first baseman batted .331 this season with 29 home runs and 102 runs batted in. Freeman scored 131 runs and had 211 hits, a Major League leading 59 doubles, two triples, 23 stolen bases, 72 walks, a .410 on base percentage, .567 slugging percentage, 361 total bases, and five sacrifice flies. The Dodgers have advanced to the National League Divisional Series and await the winner of the Milwaukee Brewers and Arizona Diamondbacks.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
The Toronto Blue Jays All-Star first baseman from Montreal, Quebec batted .264 this season with 26 home runs and 94 runs batted in. Guerrero Jr. scored 78 runs and had 159 hits, 30 doubles, five stolen bases, 67 walks, a .345 on base percentage, .444 slugging percentage, 267 total bases, and four sacrifice flies. The Blue Jays play the Minnesota Twins in the best of three American League Wildcard Series.
The Minnesota Twins rookie second baseman from Quebec City, Quebec batted .263 this season with 16 home runs and 37 runs batted in. Julien scored 60 runs and had 89 hits, 16 doubles, one triple, three stolen bases, 64 walks, an on base percentage of .381, slugging percentage of .459, 155 total bases, one sacrifice bunt, and three sacrifice flies.
The Blue Jays All-Star closer from Mississauga, Ontario pitched in 59 games and had a record of five wins and seven losses with an earned run average of 2.90. During 59 innings pitched, Romano had 36 saves, two holds, and 72 strikeouts, and gave up 48 hits, 24 walks, and 19 earned runs, to go along with a WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.22. The holds came in a 10-1 Blue Jays win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 7 and in a 4-1 Blue Jays win over the Los Angeles Angels on July 28.