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10 Toronto Blue Jays Players To Follow On Twitter

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10 Toronto Blue Jays Players To Follow On Twitter

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Social media has taken the world by storm, giving the everyday Joe a glimpse into the lives of their respective role models and heroes across the globe. Athletes have become more accessible to their crazed fans, who can now engage their idol in 140 characters or less. The Toronto Blue Jays have one of the best representations of players active in the Twitter-sphere.

The Jays have seen their future franchise third baseman Brett Lawrie tweeting about a shopping centre shooting in the City of Toronto he happened to be at. Lawrie escaped unscathed and took to Twitter to warn other patrons to avoid the Eaton’s Centre.

Catcher J.P. Arencibia read an article about a Jays fan on Twitter who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome and was bullied his entire life. The unfortunate man used baseball as his outlet to escape the nightmare he lived. Arencibia offered the fan two tickets to opening day.

On the flip side, the experience may not be as positive as athletes open themselves up to criticism and brutal bantering from disheartened fans. I learned this first hand last season after a few blog posts about Ricky Romero and the likelihood he would be enjoying minor league bus rides in the not-so-distant future. Romero proceeded to block me and has never opened his heart back up to @MLBHotCorner.

Here are 10 of the most active Blue Jays on Twitter who are worth a follow.

Clayton Richer covers the Toronto Blue Jays for Rant Sports. Follow and interact with him on Twitter at @MLBHotCorner.

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Brett Lawrie @blawrie13

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Captain Canada has 172,100 followers who would run through a wall or fall into a camera bay for their future face of the franchise. Lawrie has crushed 2,515 tweets, equivalent to one tweet per can of Red Bull he has consumed.

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Ricky Romero @RickyRo24

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Ricky Romero has 140,432 followers who are currently on the bubble if Romero is going to be with the Jays much longer. Romero may tweet his next 5,546 tweets from Buffalo.

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RA Dickey @RADickey43

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R.A. Dickey has knuckled 142,226 followers on the social media outlet. His tweets have fluttered to all his fans from the Big Apple to North of the Border.

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Jose Reyes @lamelaza_7

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The flamboyant Jose Reyes is the newest Blue Jay to venture onto Twitter. In the matter of a couple weeks, Reyes has accumulated 28,841 followers. If his tweets are anything like his personality, then he should be a great follow.

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Brandon Morrow @2Morrow23

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The future ace of the Blue Jays has 60,094 followers while striking out more batters than tweets with 586 in his young Twitter career. A great pitcher and follow for fans.

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Edwin Encarnacion @Encadwin

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Edwin Encarnacion slugged his way into 43,552 followers' hearts last season with a monster year with the stick. Edwin is fresh off a World Baseball Classic championship and poised to tweet about it, having tweeted 157 times to date.

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JP Arencibia @jparencibia9

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JP Arencibia is one of the most active Blue Jays on Twitter catching 124,501 followers. The fan-favourite interacts with fans on a regular basis, picking off 5,516 tweets.

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Jose Bautista @JoeyBats19

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The home run king has connected for a monstrous 302,613 followers in his Twitter career. The man known as Joey Bats has sent 1,685 tape measure tweets to fans, all the while destroying baseballs at a torrid pace.

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Emilio Bonifacio @Elboni_1

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The speedster is a new addition to the Blue Jays, already stealing 26,006 followers. Bonifacio has swiped 3,849 tweets from opposing pitchers with his lightning-fast tweets.

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Casey Janssen @CaseyJanssen

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In 2012, Janssen saved baseball games for his 31,366 followers, including 183 ninth inning tweets to close out the Jays games in social media closer fashion.