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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar jacks two round trippers

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 19:33:34 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar hit two home runs and drove in four runs during Toronto's 7-3 win over the Washington Nationals in Game 2 of their doubleheader Tuesday, June 2.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) doubled his home run total, and he did it against ace Max Scherzer. So while it is an impressive feat, it was a blip on the radar more than a sign of things to come. Still, Pillar is attached to the league's highest scoring offense, and he is receiving everyday at-bats, so he could begin scratching the surface of viability in deep mixed leagues. FantasyScore players should continue to view him as a low-priced flier.

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Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey better in another loss

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 17:54:57 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey gave up eight hits, one walk, two earned runs and struck out six hitters in six full innings Tuesday, June 2, in Game 1 of the doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.

Fantasy Tip: Dickey ($4,000, 8.0% of cap) had allowed at least four earned runs in his four previous outings, so he was finally able to contain the base runners he allowed. It was only the fourth time this year Dickey struck out at least six hitters, and he should continue to be avoided on FantasyScore due to the minimal upside and high risk.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista has good history against Scherzer

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:43:29 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista is 9-for-17 with a home run and three walks in his career against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer. Bautista faces Scherzer in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 2.

Fantasy Tip: Bautista ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) qualifies as a contrarian play tonight on FantasyScore while facing Scherzer, who has been downright dominant this year with his new team. If you're willing to stick your neck out on the line, you could be handsomely rewarded.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion not 100%

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:41:08 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (leg) has been bothered by an undisclosed leg injury.

Fantasy Tip: That explains why he hasn't played in either game of the doubleheader today. Check back for more details on his injury. That also may explain why Encarnacion ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) is hitting just .216 this season. Stay away from him on FantasyScore for the time being and until he strings together some more hits.

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Blue Jays | Munenori Kawasaki starting at keystone

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:09:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Munenori Kawasaki is starting at second base and hitting seventh in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer in Game 2 of the doubleheader Tuesday, June 2. 2B Ryan Goins will start on the bench.

Fantasy Tip: Kawasaki ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) is about as weak as an offensive weapon as you could choose from on FantasyScore. Avoid him at all costs.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion misses both games

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:02:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is out of the lineup for the second game of the doubleheader Tuesday, June 2. OF Chris Colabello is starting at first base and hitting fifth in the batting order against Washington Nationals SP Max Scherzer. OF Danny Valencia also enters the lineup in the sixth spot while playing left field.

Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Encarnacion ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) is dealing with an injury, but he is sitting out both games of the doubleheader today. Stay tuned for more updates. It's worth watching, especially since he's hitting a disappointing .216 (41-for-190) this season. Colabello ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) should both be avoided on FantasyScore against the overpowering Scherzer.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro to return for Game 2

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 11:42:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list in time for Game 2 of the team's doubleheader Tuesday, June 2. He's been out since April 22 with a strained hamstring. C Josh Thole is expected to be sent down to the minors as a result. Navarro will see action as the team's designated hitter and as a pinch hitter.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) won't be an outstanding choice on FantasyScore immediately after his activation, but he should be seen as a sleeper play when he faces certain right-handed pitchers. In Game 2 against Nats starter Max Scherzer, if he's in the lineup, Navarro should be avoided.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out for Game 1

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:21:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is out of the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 2, with C Josh Thole replacing him.

Fantasy Tip: Thole ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has no FantasyScore appeal.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion on bench

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:19:20 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is out of the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 2, with 1B Justin Smoak replacing him.

Fantasy Tip: E5 was slated to sit in the NL park yesterday as well before rain postponed the game. Smoak ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has minimal FantasyScore appeal.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista in RF

Tue, 02 Jun 2015 08:18:25 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is in right field for Game 1 of a doubleheader Tuesday, June 2. It will be his first game in right field since a shoulder injury limited him to DH in May.

Fantasy Tip: It's a great sign for Joey Bats, who was slated to return yesterday before rain foiled the game. At $5,500 (11.0% of cap), he's a daily consideration on FantasyScore.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro expected back Tuesday

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:44:01 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro (hamstring) is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday, June 2, according to manager John Gibbons.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($2,100, 4.2% of cap) played just eight games before suffering the injury, and his playing time upon his return is up in the air. Seasonal owners in deep mixed, two-catcher and AL-only formats could take a speculative leap of faith, but Navarro's likely most viable in FantasyScore contests going forward. When in the lineup, he'll be a great catcher option, especially at his minimal cap hit and batting in the middle of the league's highest-scoring lineup.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar out vs. Washington

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:13:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar is not in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar ($3,200, 6.4% of cap) is stuck in a 9-for-61 slide with just nine runs, a home run, two RBI and a .425 OPS. Full-time at-bats weren't in the plans for Pillar for a reason, but injuries have forced him into action. Thankfully for fantasy players, you can look elsewhere, and you should in all formats, especially at FantasyScore.

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Blue Jays | Jose Bautista returns to right field

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 13:05:41 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) is starting in right field and batting third against the Washington Nationals Monday, June 1.

Fantasy Tip: This will be Bautista's ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) first start in the outfield since Tuesday, April 21, as his throwing shoulder has been a hindrance defensively. He has improved at the dish since, though, and over the past 31 games, Bautista has 18 runs, three home runs, 20 RBI and a .916 OPS. While the homer total is a little low, the other counting stats and his .284 batting average are solid. Unlike past seasons, FantasyScore players cannot start Bautista with confidence nightly at his cap hit, and it isn't out of question to fade him outside of cherry-pick matchups.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin resting vs. Nats

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:59:09 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Monday, June 1. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and batting sixth Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has caught fire over the past 25 games with 15 runs, four home runs, 11 RBI and a .340/.376/.564 slash line. His rising value is built into his FantasyScore cap hit, though, so be wary of when you insert him into your lineups. Thole ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) should be viewed as nothing more than a desperation source of cap relief.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion receives night off

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 12:53:56 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is not in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Monday, June 1. 1B Justin Smoak is starting at first base and batting fourth Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to avoid Encarnacion ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) in all fantasy formats Monday. Smoak ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has been used primarily in a pinch-hit role this season, but it is worth noting he has an active 7-for-13 run with two runs, a home run and five RBI with a 1.341 OPS. Still, it is a small sample size and Smoak is nothing more than a low-priced flier in FantasyScore contests.

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Toronto Blue Jays Player News

Ahrens Kevin 3B
Albers Andrew P
Alford Anthony OF
Alford Anthony OF
Alvarez Hector C
Anderson Charles OF
Anderson Jacob OF
Arce Kevin DH
Armstrong Jason SS
Arnold Jason P
Avendano Javier P
Ayala Luis RP
Baksh Jonathan OF
Baligod Nicholas OF
Barnes Scott RP
Bartlett Cody SS
Barton Daric 1B
Bautista Jose OF
Beck Chad P
Berti Jonathan SS
Bibens-Dirkx Austin P
Blackwell Chad P
Blank Matt P
Brito Jose P
Broadway Lance SP
Broadway Michael P
Broussard Colby P
Brummett Tyson P
Buckwalter Ross P
Buehrle Mark SP
Bull Brian P
Burke Greg RP
Burns Andy 3B
Burns Cory RP
Bush Dave P
Calderone Adam OF
Campbell Scott 2B
Campos Juan P
Cardona Adonis P
Carnevale Hunter P
Carrera Ezequiel OF
Carroll Sawyer OF
Castro Luis SS
Castro Miguel RP
Cecil Brett RP
Cenas Gabriel 3B
Cheng Chi-Hung P
Chiaravalloti Vito OF
Coke Phil RP
Colabello Chris OF
Cole Taylor P
Collazo Willie P
Conde Greylor P
Condotta Steven SS
Copeland Scott P
Core Daniel P
Cosby Robert INF
Cota Carlo INF
Crabbe Callix 2B
Crawford Evan P
Crowell Cody P
Cummings Jeremy P
Cutbertson Brad P
Davis D.J. OF
Davis Shane P
De Jong Jordan P
De La Cruz Aderly P
DeAza Andres OF
Delabar Steve RP
Denis-Fortier Kevin 1B
Dials Zach P
Diaz Jonathan SS
Dicken Randy P
Dickerson Chris OF
Dickey R.A. SP
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Doubront Felix SP
Dougher James P
Dragmire Brady P
Duncan Jeff OF
Ebarb Roger C
Eiland Eric OF
Emanuele Chris OF
Encarnacion Edwin 1B
Englebrook Evan P
Estrada Marco SP
Everts Clint SP
Farina Alan P
Fernandez Jonathan SS
Fernandez Luis INF
Francis Jeff SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
Gailen Blake OF
Galarraga Joel C
Garbarino Mikal OF
Garcia Melvin OF
Garibaldi Anthony 3B
Garner Cole OF
Gilligan Kyle SS
Gindl Caleb OF
Ginley Kyle SP
Glenn Brad OF
Goedert Jared 1B
Goins Ryan 2B
Gonzales Tyler P
Gonzalez Rey SP
Guillen Luillyn P
Hague Matt 3B
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Harang Daryl P
Hassan Alex OF
Hendriks Liam SP
Hensley Matt P
Hernandez Fernando P
Hicks David 1B
Hill Danny P
Hinshaw Alex RP
Hoffman Jeff P
Hoffpauir Jarrett INF
Hopkins Luke INF
Hurtado Erick P
Hutchison Drew SP
Hynes Colt RP
Isenberg Kurt P
Izturis Julio Cesar 2B
Izturis Maicer 2B
Jacobo Gabe 1B
Jenkins Chad RP
Jenkins Stephen P
Jennings Nathan P
Jimenez A.J. C
Jimenez Alvido P
Johnson Zachary P
Kawasaki Munenori SS
Kemp Beau P
Keng Po-Hsuan P
Klosterman Ryan INF
Korecky Bobby RP
Kountis Jonathan P
Kuzmic Craig C
Labour Jairo P
Lane Matthew C
Langerhans Ryan OF
Lee Michael P
Leffler Robert P
Letko Brian P
Liuzza Matthew C
Lopez Gregory INF
Lopez Wilton RP
Loup Aaron RP
Loveless Derrick OF
Lowe Ronald P
Lunch Michael P
Lundberg Spike P
Macaluso Michael SS
Magee Brandon P
Majewski Dustin OF
Malone Chris P
Marek Stephen P
Markwell Diegomar P
Marquez Robert P
Martin Russell C
Mathews Aaron OF
Matos Josue P
Matumoto Jo P
Maurer David P
McDonald Michael P
McGuigan Patrick P
McKenzie Casey P
McLaughlin Joey P
Mesa Melky OF
Morgan Matt C
Mulholland Chad P
Munoz Luis X. C
Murphy Bill SP
Nakamura Michael RP
Nanita Ricardo OF
Navarro Dioner C
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
Nieves Effrain P
Nolan Kevin SS
Norris Daniel SP
O'Brien Daniel P
Ohka Tomo SP
Opitz Shane INF
Ormond Rodney P
Osuna Roberto RP
Overbey Seth P
Patterson Kevin 1B
Pentecost Max C
Perez Luis RP
Phillips Kyle C
Phillips Paul C
Pillar Kevin OF
Pineiro Joel SP
Pompey Dalton OF
Powers Greg 3B
Ramirez Ismael P
Rasmussen Rob RP
Redmond Todd SP
Register Steven P
Reyes Jose SS
Rich Dominic P
Rider Michael P
Robson Thomas P
Rodriguez Edward P
Rodriguez Kenny P
Rodriguez Richard P
Rogers Adam P
Romero Davis P
Roney Matt RP
Roy Scott P
Sanchez Aaron SP
Santana Johan SP
Santiago Ramon 2B
Santos Alberto 2B
Santos Reid P
Saunders Michael OF
Schneider John C
Schultz Bo P
Scobee Shawn OF
Scobie Jason P
Scott Luke OF
Sequea Jorge INF
Serra Jorge P
Shealy Ryan 1B
Sikula Andrew P
Smith David OF
Smith Egan P
Smoak Justin 1B
Smoral Matt P
Snavely Christian OF
Spoone Chorye SP
Stansberry Craig INF
Starner Nathan P
Stidfole Alan P
Strieby Ryan 1B
Stroman Marcus SP
Sweppenhiser Kelly INF
Tablado Raul OF
Talley Jonathan C
Tate Derek P
Taylor Drew P
Taylor Mitchell P
Taylor Nico OF
Tejada Francisco OF
Tepera Ryan P
Thole Josh C
Thomas Lane SS
Thompson Rich RP
Timm Jordan P
Tolisano John 2B
Tolleson Steven 2B
Torreyes Ronald 3B
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Uviedo Ronald P
Valencia Danny OF
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
Vento Mike OF
Vermilyea Jamie P
Villatoro Denis P
Walrond Les P
Walter Kyle P
Wells Josh P
Wideman Aaron P
Williams Leslie P
Wilson Kenneth OF
Wolf Randy SP
Yates Kyle P
Zawadzki Lance SS
Zazueta Amadeo INF
Zeskind Ben OF
Zinnicker John P

Anthopoulos Alex GM
Beeston Paul TO
Brown Dana TO
Fasano Sal TO
Gaston Cito TO
Gibbons John MAN
Hale DeMarlo TO
Hentgen Pat TO
Jacoby Brook TO
Johnson Dane TO
Knowles Darold TO
LaCava Tony TO
LaMar Chuck TO
Langford Rick TO
Leiper Tim TO
Malave Omar TO
Owens Eric TO
Rivera Luis TO
Walker Pete PC

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