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Michael Saunders

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders solid in leadoff spot

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:48:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders worked in the leadoff spot Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is hitting .333 in 10 games as a leadoff hitter. He replaced OF Michael Pillar, who has hit just .188 in 12 games at the top of the order, and .364 in 12 games since moving down.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders didn't fare well Saturday, but overall he has been productive at the top of Toronto's batting order. He is a sharp AL-only fantasy option and useful player in deeper mixed formats, too.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders homers twice

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:41:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 29, and he is hitting .368 in nine games since being moved to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders continues to be given frequent off days after battling injuries in recent years, but as long as he is hitting atop Toronto's powerful lineup, he is solid option in daily formats when he does play.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders doubles, extends streak

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:43:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has hit safely in seven straight games, going 12-for-30 (.400). He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues and deeper mixed play and a solid mid-tier option in DFS.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders continues to rake

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 20:13:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run Monday, April 25, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has hit safely in six straight games, going 11-for-26 (.423) with a homer and three RBIs during the impressive. He is a must-start in all fantasy formats while running hot, and a solid mid-tier DFS play.

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Blue Jays | Nagging injuries for several Jays

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:48:21 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson (leg), SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) and OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) are all in the lineup despite minor nagging injuries Monday, April 25. Donaldson is resting a sore left leg as the designated hitter, and Saunders returns after a three-game absence with a sore hamstring. Donaldson is expected to play through his injury but might require more time as a DH.

Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is last year's AL MVP and should remain in starting lineups in all fantasy formats. Tulo is off to a troubling .179 (12-for-67) start with 20 strikeouts, and you may want to consider benching him in traditional setups until he shows signs of life. Avoid him for now in daily contests. Saunders remains an undervalued commodity in mixed leagues while hitting in such a potent lineup on a regular basis.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders not ready yet

Sat, 23 Apr 2016 08:53:37 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt Saturday, April 23. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in left field and is batting first in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Carrera has only two hits in his last 13 at-bats and probably can be avoided in most fantasy leagues.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Troy Tulowitzki out

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:06:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and SS Troy Tulowitzki are not in the starting lineup Friday, April 22. OF Ezequiel Carrera is leading off and in left field, while 2B Ryan Goins is playing shortstop and hitting eighth against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray. Also, 2B Darwin Barney is at second base and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Tulo's slow start (9-for-60, .150, with two homers) is very concerning given the fact that his numbers have been in decline since last year's trade to Toronto. Buying low on Tulo could be a big risk. Carrera, Goins and Barney are all light hitters and barely move the fantasy needle. If you're in the mood for a desperation flier in daily games, Carrera should be your pick.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders leading off again

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 06:52:58 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is leading off Monday, April 18, for the second straight day. OF Kevin Pillar is back in the eighth spot.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has a decent .270-1-3 line, and he's a low-end option against Clay Buchholz. Pillar doesn't really move the needle at the bottom of the lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Ryan Goins return

Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:19:41 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and 2B Ryan Goins are back in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright Sunday, April 17. Saunders will lead off and Goins will bat ninth.

Fantasy Tip: The Jays are facing a knuckleballer this afternoon, so this may not be the most ideal time to use Saunders and Goins in daily fantasy lineups.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Ryan Goins out

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 11:13:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and 2B Ryan Goins are out of the starting lineup versus Boston Red Sox SP David Price Saturday, April 16. 2B Darwin Barney will bat eighth and play second base, while OF Ezequiel Carrera will bat ninth and play left field.

Fantasy Tip: Neither Barney nor Carrera should be viewed as viable options in daily fantasy leagues Saturday. Saunders and Goins are likely to return to action Sunday, April 17.

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