Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:30:04 -0800
Boston Red Sox OF Junior Lake was added as a non-roster spring training invitee Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 09:51:01 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Junior Lake has been outrighted to Class AAA Buffalo.
Tue, 16 Aug 2016 20:38:45 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, Aug. 16. In a corresponding move, OF Junior Lake was designated for assignment.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:24:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Junior Lake was recalled from Class AAA Buffalo Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:44:29 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays outrighted OF Junior Lake to Class AAA Buffalo.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:54:05 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera (Achilles') is not in the starting lineup Friday, July 22. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and batting eighth against Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton Friday.
Fantasy Tip: Carrera hasn't played since Saturday, July 16, but he remains a viable option in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Until Jose Bautista (toe) returns, Carrera is in line for semi-regular starts when healthy. Lake is a potential flier in daily contests Friday because of his .281/.326/.458 career slash line against left-handed pitchers, but he isn't a seasonal option at this point.
Sun, 17 Jul 2016 11:06:42 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ezequiel Carrera is not in the starting lineup against Oakland Athletics SP Rich Hill Sunday, July 17. OF Junior Lake will start in right field and is batting ninth.
Fantasy Tip: Lake is hitting has only two hits in his last 10 at-bats and is not a strong option in most fantasy leagues.
Sat, 09 Jul 2016 07:52:15 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup against Detroit Tigers SP Matt Boyd Saturday, July 9. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in left field, while OF Junior Lake will start in right field and is batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Lake has gone 4-for-17 since being recalled from the minor leagues but has not receive regular playing time. Owners in most leagues should be able to find better options to use in their lineups.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 12:31:36 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 6. OF Junior Lake draws into the lineup in right field and is batting eighth against Kansas City Royals SP Ian Kennedy.
Fantasy Tip: Lake doesn't move the fantasy needle much and is a desperation lottery ticket as a deep sleeper in daily games tonight. He has only three hits (one home run) in 14 at-bats for Toronto this season.
Sun, 03 Jul 2016 08:33:10 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar and 2B Devon Travis are not in the starting lineup against Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber Sunday, July 3. OF Ezequiel Carrera will bat leadoff and play center field, with OF Junior Lake batting seventh and playing right field and INF Darwin Barney batting ninth and starting at second base. In addition, 1B Justin Smoak is back in the lineup, batting seventh.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak is batting just .150 with two solo home runs in 60 at-bats since June 1, and should be avoided in all formats. Carrera is just 4-for-24 at the plate over the past week and 1-for-12 versus Cleveland pitching this year, so he is also not a recommended fantasy option this afternoon. Lake and Barney have hit well in limited action recently and could be worth taking a gamble on as inexpensive fliers in DFS.