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Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 16:07:10 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Chavez had an up-and-down season before being shelved with a rib injury in September. He went 7-15 with a 4.18 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in 26 starts for the A's. He could be used as a swing man for the Blue Jays, and this trade hurts his fantasy value moving to one of the more hitter-friendly environments. He's a late-round flier in AL-only leagues if he wins a rotation spot.
Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:51:11 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Donaldson lead the AL in runs (122), RBI (123) and total bases (352), and he also hit 41 home runs and posted a .297/.371/.568 slash line. He is a lock for the top-end of the first round of drafts next spring and stands to have another huge season in 2016, especially with his hitter-friendly home venue.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:02:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: The recovery timeline puts Travis on track to be ready for the beginning of the 2016 season. While he was excellent when healthy in 2015 with 38 runs, eight home runs, 35 RBI and a .304/.361/.498 slash line through 62 games, it could be tough to trust him as anything more than a late-round pick in drafts this spring. Still, there is a lot to like about being attached to the potent Toronto lineup. Check back for updates on Travis' recovery over the winter.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:27 -0800
Fantasy Tip: It was a storybook season for Estrada, as he became a key cog in the rotation and helped the Blue Jays to a playoff berth. His 13 wins, 3.13 ERA and 1.04 WHIP are quality numbers, but don't overlook his 4.40 FIP and lackluster 6.5 K/9. Estrada needs high-end ratios to account for his low-strikeout total, and there is potential for regression. Beware not to reach for him in drafts next spring based on a career-best showing in 2015.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 18:33:18 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays are talking to SP Marco Estrada about a multi-year contract, according to multiple major league sources. The team had previously offered him a one-year, $15.8 million qualifying offer.
Fantasy Tip: If Estrada doesn't agree to the multi-year contract offer or qualifying offer by Friday, Nov. 13, he will become a free agent who is eligible to sign with any club. The Jays would then receive a compensatory draft pick in 2016 if he chooses to sign elsewhere. The 32-year-old right-hander went 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA in 34 games (28 starts) in 2015 and posted a 2.33 ERA over three postseason starts.
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:14:01 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Osuna put up a 2.58 ERA and 20 saves in his rookie season with Toronto in 69 2/3 innings and was impressive in the playoffs, too. He'd obviously be much more attractive to fantasy owners in a starting role than closing, but he'd also likely be much less of a strikeout artist (9.7 strikeouts per nine). If he moves to a starting role, he'd be worth a speculative pickup late in deep mixed league drafts.
Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:58:58 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Estrada had a fine year in Toronto, going 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 6.5 strikeouts per nine innings. He actually pitched better at hitter-friendly Rogers Centre than he did on the road, too. However, it'd probably be best for Estrada's fantasy value if he left for a more pitcher-friendly environment with his reputation for allowing the long ball.
Tue, 03 Nov 2015 09:37:58 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bautista and Encarnacion are similar aging players with plus-power still, but Encarnacion will fall further in drafts because he has more injury concerns. Dickey is far removed from his Cy Young season with the New York Mets in the National League. He continues to be a matchup play that has more success in the hitter-friendly confines of Rogers Centre, though.
Mon, 02 Nov 2015 11:13:14 -0800
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:40:01 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez began the season as a starter before sustaining a back injury in June. He was converted to a reliever during his rehab when the Jays realized they needed help in the eighth inning. A move back to the rotation would increase Sanchez's fantasy value and AL-only owners should keep tabs on him over the next few months.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:32:00 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to exercise their $10 million option on 1B/DH Edwin Encarnacion for the 2016 season, according to multiple sources. If the team declined the option, they would have to pay him a $2 million buyout.
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion, who will turn 33 before the start of the 2016 season, hit .277 with 39 home runs and 111 RBIs in 146 regular-season games in 2015. He should be selected in the early rounds of all fantasy baseball drafts next spring.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:31:20 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to exercise their $14 million option on OF Jose Bautista for the 2016 season, according to multiple sources. If the team declined the option, they would have to pay him a $1 million buyout.
Fantasy Tip: There was never any doubt that the Jays would be interested in bringing back Bautista, who will earn well below market value next year. In 153 regular-season games in 2015, he hit .250 with 40 home runs and 114 RBIs and should be one of the first outfielders chosen in all fantasy baseball drafts.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:27:33 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Osuna posted a 2.58 ERA in 68 regular-season relief appearances in 2015, with 20 saves and 75 strikeouts over 69 2/3 innings. If he remains in the bullpen, he could continue to serve as the Jays' closer in 2016. Stay tuned.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:01:00 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to exercise their $12 million option on SP R.A. Dickey for the 2016 season, according to multiple sources. If the team declined the option, they would have to pay him a $1 million buyout.
Fantasy Tip: Dickey went 11-11 with a 3.91 ERA in 33 regular-season starts in 2015, with 61 walks and 126 strikeouts over 214 1/3 innings. The Jays admire the 40-year-old right-hander for his veteran leadership and durability and owners in AL-only fantasy leagues should keep him in mind for the middle or back end of their rotation when drafting next spring.
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