Tellez went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Indians.
Tellez went back-to-back with Randal Grichuk in the fifth inning, marking his first major-league homer in what was his fourth game. The Blue Jays seem determined to get the rookie at-bats down the stretch, as he's now started three consecutive games, going 7-for-13 with five doubles and a homer in those appearances.
Tellez went 2-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored in Friday's win over Cleveland
In just three games since being called up from the minors, Tellez has gone an impressive 6-for-10 with six doubles and three RBI. Despite his recent success, the 23-year-old first baseman figures to remain in a bench role behind Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales.
Tellez went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI and a run scored Thursday against the Indians.
Tellez built off his impressive debut by smacking three more doubles and scoring the first run of his career. In the process, he became the first player since the live-ball era began in 1920 to record an extra-base hit in his first three major league at-bats. With Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales still ahead of him on the depth chart, however, it remains unclear how much of an impact Tellez can make to close the season.
Tellez's awful 2017 season, in which he hit just .222/.295/.333 with six homers in a full season at Triple-A Buffalo, sapped most of his prospect hype. He's been much better this year, though a .270/.340/.425 line with 13 homers is hardly impressive for a first baseman. Still just 23, he'll get the chance to see how his bat plays at the big-league level down the stretch, though he'll have to battle Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales for at-bats.
Tellez has gone 13-for-30 (.433 average) with a home run and a double over his last nine games with Triple-A Buffalo.
After bashing 23 homers and hitting .297 in his age-21 season at Double-A New Hampshire in 2016, Tellez entered last spring as one of the top hitting prospects in the Toronto system. Unfortunately for Tellez, his power production has cratered over the past two seasons, and that coupled with his status as a first-base-only prospect has essentially removed him from the radar in the majority of dynasty formats. Despite his downturn in production, the Blue Jays still chose to protect Tellez from the Rule 5 draft over the winter and added him to the 40-man roster. That could allow him to get his first cup of coffee in the big leagues when rosters expand in September, though it's unlikely that he'll threaten Justin Smoak or Kendrys Morales for regular at-bats.
|9/30/2018 vs Tampa Bay|
|vs Tampa Bay||25||8||3||.308||.800||.320|
|vs Stanek (Career)||1||1||1||4.000||1.000||1.000|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2013||R-Gcl Blue Jays||34||124||10||29||5||3||2||20||15||26||1||0||.319||.371||.234|
|2014||R-Bluefield Blue Jays||53||191||26||56||11||1||4||36||19||27||3||2||.358||.424||.293|
|2015||AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays||35||131||17||36||5||0||7||28||14||28||3||0||.338||.473||.275|