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Blue Jays | Toronto GM scouts Jonathan Papelbon

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:12:05 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos watched Philadelphia Phillies CL Jonathan Papelbon in person during his appearance against the New York Yankees Friday, March 27. He walked one and struck out one during one scoreless inning of work, reaching 93 mph on the radar gun.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon should be a reliable source of saves this season regardless of where he pitches, because he almost certainly will be used as a closer. The Jays are one of 17 teams Papelbon can officially reject a trade to, although he expressed interest earlier this spring in pitching for them.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CSNPhilly.com - Jim Salisbury


Blue Jays | Miguel Castro impressing

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:15:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Miguel Castro has impressed the team so much in spring training, they could see him closing sometime in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Castro has allowed three hits and no walks in nine scoreless innings while fanning eight batters this spring. He's worth watching or taking a flyer on in the final round for ratio help in traditional leagues.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman


Blue Jays | Devon Travis wins 2B job

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:52:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis has won the second base job and will be one of the team's Opening Day middle infielders.

Fantasy Tip: Travis could be worth a late-round flier in some fantasy drafts, but not much is known yet about what Travis can do. Still, he won the 2B job so the team does have some confidence in him.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi


Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion feels ready

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:44:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) returned to game action Thursday, March 26, after sitting out since Sunday, March 8. "I took a couple of swings today, didn't feel anything, so I feel ready to go," Encarnacion said.

Fantasy Tip: Over the past three seasons, Encarnacion ($6,200, 12.4% of cap) has emerged as a legit four-category fantasy contributor with an average of 86 runs, 37 home runs, 104 RBI and .274/.370/.546 slash line. Encarnacion will likely come off the board in Round 1 of drafts as a result. Consider him an excellent foundation for your seasonal team, and in favorable matchups, he is a sound starting point for FantasyScore lineups.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi


Blue Jays | Brett Cecil makes spring debut

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 13:29:25 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (shoulder) made his spring debut Thursday, March 26, pitching one inning and recording a strikeout. He said the plan is to take a couple days off, then pitch in back-to-back games and proceed from there.

Fantasy Tip: Over the past two seasons, Cecil has finished 29 games and recorded six saves with a 2.76 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP and 146 strikeouts through 114 innings. He is expected to be ready for opening day and will serve as the closer. Currently, Cecil is a late-round bargain for saves, but expect his name to begin being called earlier and earlier in drafts as the season approaches, especially if there aren't any additional setbacks.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Shi Davidi


Blue Jays | Dayan Viciedo could be worth a play

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:57:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo could see a few starts during the first couple of weeks of the season with OF Michael Saunders (knee) unable to begin the season on time.

Fantasy Tip: Viciedo ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) exhibited flashes with the Chicago White Sox. He hits for a low average and strikes out a lot, but he has 66 career homers in three seasons worth of at-bats. He could be a post-hype flyer worth using on FantasyScore the first couple of weeks.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders won't be ready

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:56:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) won't be ready for the season opener, according to manager John Gibbons.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders could miss the first couple of weeks. OF Dayan Viciedo ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) could be a cheap flyer worth considering during the first week on FantasyScore.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Gregor Chisholm


Blue Jays | Daniel Norris intros new changeup

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:39:08 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris added a new sinking changeup to his repertoire during his bullpen sessions this week, and he struck out Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones with the pitch twice Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Norris ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) is battling for a rotation spot and appears likely to break camp with a starting gig. He has high-end strikeout potential and warrants attention as a late-round flier in the majority of formats. However, his 22 2/3 innings with Triple-A Buffalo and his 6 2/3 with Toronto last season are his only experience above Class AA, so he is extremely green. At his price, he'll make an excellent FantasyScore play, too.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: National Post - John Lott


Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion on track for return

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:25:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) is playing in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24, and he is projected for a Thursday, March 26, return to spring training games.

Fantasy Tip: Again, the team is just taking a precaution with Encarnacion. Keep an eye on his progress, as Encarnacion's fantasy value could take a hit if the back issues flare up again.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Andrew Simon


Blue Jays | Maicer Izturis unlikely for opener

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 14:43:37 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Maicer Izturis (groin) has been shut down from baseball activities for at least 10 days because of a strained groin. Izturis is expected to miss Opening Day.

Fantasy Tip: On top of his missed season last year due to knee injuries, this is getting to be a lost cause. What little fantasy value Izturis has is rapidly declining, so do not draft unless you have a very deep AL or mixed league.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Gregor Chisholm


Blue Jays | Marco Estrada scratched from start

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:33:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada (ankle) was scratched from his start Sunday, March 22, after slightly injury his ankle during fielding practice.

Fantasy Tip: Estrada is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, but his 9.39 ERA and 1.70 WHIP though 7 2/3 innings this spring aren't helping his case. More concerning is his 2.3 HR/9 mark this spring, as the long ball has plagued him throughout his career, and his new home ballpark won't help that any. Estrada is a fallback option for the fifth spot, and expect Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez to be the preferred options if the youngsters are ready. All three pitchers warrant AL-only attention if they land in the rotation, and Norris and Sanchez have upside in mixed leagues.

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Blue Jays | Brett Cecil will be closer

Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:13:29 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil has been named the closer for the start of the regular season.

Fantasy Tip: Cecil was considered the favorite for the job and now has been named the closer, but it is not known if he could lose the job if he struggles early. Owners could consider selecting Cecil in the later rounds of drafts since he is now a closer.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Barry Davis


Blue Jays | Brett Cecil to pitch in a game

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 09:16:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch one inning in a minor league game Saturday, March 21, and will pitch in another game Tuesday, March 24, if things go well in his first outing.

Fantasy Tip: Cecil is still a candidate for the closer job, so owners should monitor his situation over the next few weeks. Owners could consider Cecil in the later rounds of drafts because of his save potential, but he is still a valuable pitcher even if he does not win the closer job.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Barry Davis


Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion to hit this weekend

Sat, 21 Mar 2015 07:28:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) will take batting practice at some point this weekend and could be the designated hitter in a minor league game Tuesday, March 24.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion still has a few weeks to prepare of the season and should be ready for opening day unless he suffers a setback. He should be an option in the first round in mixed leagues since he helps in multiple categories.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: The Toronto Star - Brendan Kennedy


Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey might be saved for home opener

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20:20:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey might not start opening day, as he would then have to start the finale of the road series against the Baltimore Orioles, therefore eliminating him as an option for the first home series of the season against the Tampa Bay Rays. He has a 1.13 career WHIP and .626 opponent OPS against the Rays, a team he has dominated in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Look for Dickey to work in the second or third spot of Toronto's rotation so he is not the only one of the five starters to miss the Tampa Bay home opener series. And remember him in FantasyScore at $5,600 (or 11.2% of cap), as he usually fares well against Tampa.

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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
Aquino Jayson P
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
Colabello Chris 1B
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
Dirks Andy OF
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
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
Fox Jake 1B
Francis Jeff SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
Gailen Blake OF
Galarraga Joel C
Garbarino Mikal OF
Garcia Melvin OF
Garibaldi Anthony 3B
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
Guilmet Preston RP
Hague Matt 3B
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Harang Daryl P
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 P
O'Brien Daniel P
Ohka Tomo SP
Opitz Shane INF
Oramas Juan Pablo SP
Ormond Rodney P
Osuna Roberto P
Overbey Seth P
Patterson Kevin 1B
Pentecost Max C
Perez Luis RP
Phillips Kyle C
Phillips Paul C
Pillar Kevin OF
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
Romero Ricky SP
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
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 INF
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Uviedo Ronald P
Valencia Danny 3B
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
Vento Mike OF
Vermilyea Jamie P
Viciedo Dayan OF
Villatoro Denis P
Walrond Les P
Walter Kyle P
Wells Josh P
West Matt RP
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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