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Blue Jays | No Russell Martin vs. Padres

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:49:33 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 27. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against San Diego Padres SP Luis Perdomo Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Martin remains a viable starting backstop in all fantasy leagues, but you'll want to sub him out where you can Wednesday. Martin sits with 32 runs, seven home runs and 36 RBI for the campaign. Thole owns a .523 OPS over the past four seasons with Toronto, and he's completely off the fantasy radar.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin remains sidelined

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:24:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Wade Miley Sunday, July 24. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Thole will continue to start as long as Martin is dealing with his knee injury but probably should not be used outside of AL-only and two-catcher leagues.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not in the lineup

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 07:11:57 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (knee) is not in the starting lineup against Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma Saturday, July 23. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Thole does have four hits and four RBI in his last three games, but he probably should only be used in two-catcher leagues at this point.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis, Russell Martin out

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:35:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray Saturday, July 16. INF Darwin Barney will bat eighth and start at second base, while C Josh Thole bats ninth and starts behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Barney is 11-for-33 (.333) at the plate this month and is 2-for-2 with a home run and two RBI in his career versus Gray, so he's worth considering as a source of productive cap relief in DFS. Thole is in the lineup because knuckleballer R.A. Dickey is pitching but he should not be viewed as a viable fantasy option Saturday.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion, Russell Martin out

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 08:09:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez Sunday, July 10. 3B Josh Donaldson is batting second and serving as the designated hitter, while 1B Justin Smoak is playing first base and batting seventh. In addition, OF Michael Saunders will play left field and bat third, while C Josh Thole starts behind the plate and hits ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is batting .423 over the past seven days with four doubles, a home run and five RBI, making him a must-start option in all fantasy formats. On the other hand, Smoak and Thole haven't fared so well at the plate recently. Smoak is 4-for-24 (.167) during the month of July and is hitless in 12 lifetime at-bats versus Sanchez, while Thole is batting just .120 through 75 at-bats this season. They should be avoided everywhere.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin sitting vs. Royals

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 12:37:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 5. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth against Kansas City Royals SP Chris R. Young Tuesday.

Fantasy Tip: Dating back to late May, Martin has turned his season around with a 30-for-108 run at the dish with 24 runs, seven home runs and 26 RBI. He's back on the starter radar in all fantasy leagues. Thole is a fantasy afterthought given his .241 slugging percentage over the past four seasons. However, this could prove to be a sneaky spot to take a chance on him in daily contests as a low-priced flier.

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Blue Jays | Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:31:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. 2B Darwin Barney is starting at the 6 and is hitting eighth, while C Josh Thole starts again behind the plate and is batting ninth against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: Normal off days for Tulo and Martin, so don't sound the alarm bells. Both Barney and Thole are less than ideal offensive producers and should be avoided in all fantasy formats, especially while rounding out the bottom of Toronto's lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Russell Martin out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:42:50 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and is hitting seventh, while C Josh Thole is behind the plate and batting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson.

Fantasy Tip: It looks like just a normal day off for both Saunders and Martin Wednesday. Lake has two hits in six at-bats with the Blue Jays, including a home run, but neither he nor Thole move the fantasy needle much at all. At best, they are desperation picks as deep sleepers in DFS today while at hitter-friendly Coors Field.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not in the lineup

Sat, 25 Jun 2016 08:48:32 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Miguel Gonzalez Saturday, June 25. C Josh Thole will start at catcher and is batting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Thole has only one hit in his last 18 at-bats and is not a strong fantasy candidate in any league.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis, Josh Thole starting

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:05:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis is in the starting lineup versus Baltimore Orioles SP Yovani Gallardo Saturday, June 18, batting eighth. In addition, C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting ninth, with C Russell Martin receiving the day off.

Fantasy Tip: Travis has been playing better recently following a slow start to the 2016 season. He is 8-for-20 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI over the past week and warrants consideration for daily fantasy lineups. Thole is batting just .105 through 57 at-bats and should be avoided in all formats.

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