Let’s play ball: Top Blue Jays influencers, week of April 29

by | May 2, 2016 | Social Media

Although the Toronto Blue Jays are off to a slightly mediocre start in 2016, that hasn’t stopped its legions of fans — and plenty of media — from tweeting and retweeting the heck out of the ballclub.

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Perhaps fittingly, most of the team’s top ten influencers by retweets last week were Sportsnet related (Sportsnet is owned by Rogers, which also owns the team along with its downtown Toronto stadium).

These influencers included official handle @Sportsnet, Sportsnet reporter Barry Davis (@SNBarryDavis) and baseball columnist Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi).

@SNStats, the most retweeted account other than the Blue Jays’ own official handle, had several statistics-related items retweeted.

The Buffalo Bisons, the Blue Jays’ AAA team, also made the top ten along with Canadian Baseball writer and JaysProspects.com founder April Whizman (@Alleycat17).

Parody account Jose Meowtista also had several retweets last week, partially driven by a hot new piece of clothing:

There was even one Blue Jays player to make the top ten influencers by retweets table for last week, after closer Roberto Osuna’s tweet of himself with a young fan:

We’ll be following the Twitter action surrounding The Six’s baseball club all summer long, so be sure to check back often.

Jim Donnelly
Jim Donnelly graduated with a BA in History/English from Wilfrid Laurier University and a MJ from Carleton University. Jim heads Agility PR Solutions’ Media Insights Group which oversees the production of public and client media analysis reports and infographics. Jim was previously editor of the Ottawa Business Journal and related publications such as Ottawa Technology Magazine and Meeting in the Capital.