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Wed, 08 May 2013 15:50:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 1-for-3 and had two RBIs Wednesday, May 8, and hit .500 (10-for-20) with a home run and eight RBIs on the team's road trip. He was even moved up to sixth in the order Wednesday at the expense of struggling 3B David Freese.
Fantasy Tip: Jay's mechanical adjustments seem to be paying immediate dividends for him at the plate. When Jay is swinging the bat well, he should be owned in most mixed leagues. If he's available, consider picking him back up while he's feeling comfortable.
Mon, 06 May 2013 13:17:30 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay had two hits, including a home run, and four RBIs in a victory Saturday, May 4, which marked his third straight multi-hit game. Jay has raised his average from .204 to .243 and has looked "relaxed" and "smooth" at the plate recently, according to OF Carlos Beltran. "He made some pretty big overhauls to his swing," manager Mike Matheny said. "He has been working hard to find that rhythm. It's not just simplifying – the ball sounds different coming off his bat."
Jay previously had a timing mechanism at the plate that involved several hand pumps, but he became too anxious with them at times, which threw off his timing significantly. His bat started to flatten over his back shoulder and his hands came closer to his chest during his slump. A downward loop had been created with his hands that left his swing slow and long. Jay worked with the coaching staff to move his hands away from his body, raised his bat perpendicular to his shoulder and made his swing more direct.
Fantasy Tip: You'll likely find Jay's name on many a mixed league waiver wire still because of his slow start. With a retooled approach, however, he has shown signs of life and should be considered for a waiver wire acquisition if you're searching for outfield depth.
Wed, 24 Apr 2013 12:20:52 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is sitting the bench for the second straight day Wednesday, April 24, and he's focused on working on his timing at the plate to fix his offensive struggles. He's hitting only .197 with 17 strikeouts and just three walks and hasn't been able to find any rhythm at the plate.
Fantasy Tip: Jay remains the team's starting center fielder, but manager Mike Matheny is giving him some needed rest to clear his head and work on his mechanics. Shane Robinson is benefitting for the time being, but he's not an option for mixed leagues. Be patient with Jay if you have the roster space.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:46:21 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is sitting in favor of OF Shane Robinson Tuesday, April 23. Jay went 0-for-4 Monday, April 22, and he's hitting only .197 on the season.
Fantasy Tip: Jay is slumping lately, but it's still early. Don't jump to conclusions and add Robinson. However, you may want to follow suit with St. Louis and keep Jay on your bench until he can get going.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:19:39 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals signed OF Jon Jay to an undisclosed one-year deal Wednesday, Feb. 20, but he fell just five days short of being arbitration-eligible.
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:30:00 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay, the Cardinals' leadoff batter, struck out his first three times up and was 1-for-6 during the game Sunday, Sept. 16, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. His one hit was an RBI double that helped St. Louis to a 5-2 victory. He finished the seven-game road trip 4-for-32 with two RBIs.
Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:22:01 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay is hitting .385 at home but just .235 on the road this season.
Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:45:30 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay has batted leadoff in three straight games heading into the contest Saturday, Aug. 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He is 5-for-11 with two steals during the run, and he is working on a five-game hitting streak.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 06:00:49 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 4-for-4 with two RBIs Monday, Aug. 6.
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 14:13:43 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese and OF Allen Craig are both resting Monday, July 23. SS Rafael Furcal returns to the leadoff spot and OF Jon Jay is hitting No. 2 in the order.