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Blue Jays | Daniel Norris likely to slot third

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:13:39 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris will be part of the team's rotation, although the club has declined to give an exact order of its starting pitchers. Norris will be part of a staff which includes SPs Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Drew Hutchison and Aaron Sanchez. The expectation is that Norris will work as the team's No. 3 starter to get a crack at the lefty-heavy lineup of the New York Yankees in the first week.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is going to be a popular addition in FantasyScore at just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap). It won't take much to exceed salary expectations, and his inclusion on your daily roster will help save a ton of salary to spread across your other spots.

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


Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez in Toronto's rotation

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:12:11 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez will work in the team's rotation, although the team has declined to announce the order of its starting pitchers. Sanchez joins SPs Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Drew Hutchison and Daniel Norris in the rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez will be a bargain in FantasyScore in the early going, as he comes with a price tag of just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap). Unless he gets absolutely hammered he will easily live up to salary expectations while saving your squad a ton of money to allocate elsewhere.

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Blue Jays | Drew Hutchison to start opener

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:11:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison has been named the team's opening day starter. He'll take the ball Monday, April 6, against the New York Yankees. "It's really exciting, opening day is special," Hutchison said. "At the end of the day, it's one game but as we all know it's opening day. The excitement, the energy that goes into it, it's exciting; so I'm really looking forward to the day and I'm just humbled and honored."

Fantasy Tip: Hutchison will make two starts in the first week, also working next weekend in Baltimore. At just $5,000 (or 10.0% of cap) he'll be a popular addition in FantasyScore for his strikeout potential.

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Blue Jays | Dalton Pompey wins starting spot

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15:09:48 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey has won a starting spot on the opening day roster.

Fantasy Tip: Pompey ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) deserves to be owned in most standard 12-team mixed leagues for his stolen base capabilities, and he's even more valuable with a guaranteed starting spot to open the season. Consider him a cheap source of stolen bases at FantasyScore.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak makes team

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:51:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak has made the 25-man roster.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak ($3,200 FantasyScore, 6.4% of cap) could benefit from a change of scenery, as he never quite lived up to his billing with the Seattle Mariners. For now, see how much Smoak hits before spending money.

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Blue Jays | Daniel Norris wins fifth rotation spot

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:16:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris was officially named the fifth starter when the team finalized its roster on Tuesday, March 31.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is the feel-good story of Blue Jays camp, having lived in a van in Florida while camp was going on. He may be worth a late-round flier in AL leagues, as it is likely he will keep the job barring a slump to start the year.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Sportsnet.ca - Ben Nicholson-Smith


Blue Jays | Drew Hutchison to start opener

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:13:40 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison will make his first ever opening day start against the New York Yankees in New York Monday, April 6. Hutchison is 1-2 with a 4.80 ERA in three career starts at Yankee Stadium. Hutchison went 11-13 with a 4.48 ERA in 32 starts in 2014, and he is 3-0 with a 1.80 ERA in four spring training outings.

Fantasy Tip: Hutchison's ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) track record on the road against the Yankees doesn't scream for you to start him at FantasyScore on opening day. He should be a fine fantasy asset in deep mixed leagues in 2015, however, and he'll be a cheaper pitching option in the right matchups for daily lineups.

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Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle set up in rotation

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:23:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle will pitch an exhibition game in Montreal and then a game against the Baltimore Orioles so he does not have to face the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: This is a good development and raises Buehrle's fantasy value a bit. Buehrle is a solid first-half starter but always has trouble facing the Yankees. Buehrle is a decent AL-only bet in the middle to later rounds of your draft.

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


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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
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Nanita Ricardo OF
Navarro Dioner C
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
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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
Villatoro Denis P
Walrond Les P
Walter Kyle P
Wells Josh P
West Matt RP
Wideman Aaron P
Wilkins Andy 1B
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
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