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Blue Jays | Former Blue Jay helping Dalton Pompey

Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:49:42 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dalton Pompey has help in spring camp, as former Blue Jays OF Vernon Wells was brought in to help Pompey deal with the mental side of the game.

Fantasy Tip: Pompey is only 21, one year older than Wells was when he earned a callup to the Blue Jays. Pompey is the favorite to win the center field job this season, and if he does he might be worth a flyer late in some drafts.

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Blue Jays | Brett Cecil may not win closer job

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:20:54 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, who has been great in a late-inning role the last two years, has the skills to be the team's ninth inning guy, but manager John Gibbons said Cecil may not win the role. SP Aaron Sanchez wants to win a spot in the starting rotation, but many believe he's the club's best option for closer. Gibbons likes to use Cecil in high-stakes situations prior to the ninth inning. "It could be one of those deals where one night he might be closing, the other night he might have to come in at the end of the seventh or eighth inning," Gibbons said.

Fantasy Tip: Some confusion could be cleared up if Sanchez outright wins a job in the starting rotation. Even then, though, this could become a closer-by-committee between Cecil and Aaron Loup. Toronto's closer battle is worth watching intently this spring. Right now, Cecil is the best late-round gamble, but things could be frustrating in this bullpen for fantasy owners.

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Blue Jays | Dayan Viciedo an option at 1B?

Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.

Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.

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Blue Jays | Dayan Viciedo financials

Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14:46:39 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo will make $2.5 million if he makes the major league roster. If he goes to Triple-A Buffalo, Viciedo's salary drops to $20,000 a month.

Fantasy Tip: Viciedo will play first base, third base and in left field in the Grapefruit League, so this is a low-risk signing for Toronto. As previous tips suggest, Viciedo could be an intriguing option thanks to his home run power.

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Blue Jays | TOR signs Dayan Viciedo

Sat, 28 Feb 2015 23:58:55 -0800

Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) signed a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, Feb. 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the Chicago White Sox owe Viciedo 30 days of termination pay from his $4.4 million arbitration award in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Now that Viciedo has signed with the Blue Jays, he becomes a solid option in deeper mixed leagues. He's one of those typical hitters that burns you with low batting averages, but his home run power makes Viciedo's bat more valuable.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders back in April?

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 16:47:09 -0800

Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) underwent surgery Friday, February 27, to remove 60% of the meniscus from his left knee. Saunders is expected to miss five to six weeks, should be able to start running in two weeks, and might be able to begin a rehab assignment in three to four weeks from now. "Having him back sooner is great, and nice that he's got a chance to be back by the middle of April," said general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders is an interesting late-round stash option in deep mixed leagues thanks to his new digs and potential to reach the low-teens in homers and stolen bases. He moves from Safeco Field to the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre as his home park, joining a talented Blue Jays lineup. His struggles with left-handed pitchers should result in him receiving fewer at-bats than a true everyday hitter, and his career .231 batting average is indicative of him not being a help in that category. Saunders will be a FantasyScore option when facing most right-handed pitchers.

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Blue Jays | Toronto talking to Dayan Viciedo

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:45:09 -0800

Free-agent OF Dayan Viciedo (White Sox) is talking to the Toronto Blue Jays, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Despite weak contact skills and a poor batting average last year (.231), Viciedo managed to hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three seasons. Landing in Toronto would be very intriguing for a player of his caliber, and he'd be worth a late-round flier in deep mixed leagues.

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Blue Jays | Johan Santana signs

Fri, 27 Feb 2015 04:28:00 -0800

Free-agent SP Johan Santana (Mets) signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Financial terms of the deal were not announced.

Fantasy Tip: Given Santana's injury history and the fact he hasn't pitched in the majors in three seasons, Santana's fantasy value has greatly dropped. Still, keep an eye on this situation. If he makes the roster Santana could be worth a pickup in the deepest of mixed leagues.

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Blue Jays | Toronto left field job wide open

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:36 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OFs Ezequiel Carrera, Chris Dickerson and Andy Dirks (back), 1B Chris Colabello and 3B Danny Valencia are expected to compete for the vacant left field job during spring training. Driks will continue to rehab a back injury and is not expected to resume baseball activity for the next seven to 10 days, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos, and manager John Gibbons does not expect Dirks to be able to adequately compete for the position due to his injury.

Fantasy Tip: This is a position battle to monitor, but the winner won't be a viable option in the majority of mixed leagues. In the long term, Dirks projects as the best fantasy option, but he'll have to prove his health and earn playing time first. Continue to check back for updates on who is the front-runner for the left field job.

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Blue Jays | Jonathan Papelbon interested in TOR

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:14:16 -0800

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon said the idea of being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays interests him even more than pitching for the Milwaukee Brewers would have. Papelbon has a vesting $13 million option for the 2016 season, and he wouldn't say if he'd require the option to be guaranteed in order to accept a deal to Toronto.

Fantasy Tip: Papelbon is a pretty safe saves option for fantasy baseball owners this year, since he'll likely be closing even if he's traded to Toronto. After Francisco Rodriguez re-signed in Milwaukee, that makes a Paps trade even less likely, though, which means saves speculators may need to practice even more patience with Ken Giles now. Stay tuned.

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Blue Jays | Surgery likely for Michael Saunders

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:14:45 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will likely need surgery to fix torn cartilage in his left knee, but he will seek a second opinion first, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos. Saunders was on crutches Thursday, Feb. 26. Anthopoulos said the team will look internally to replace him, but they are open to a trade or a free agent.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders will no longer be worth a late-round stab in mixed league drafts. Dalton Pompey's sleeper status receives a pretty big boost, though, and you should look to him in the later rounds for his speed skills.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders to miss first half

Thu, 26 Feb 2015 06:15:35 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (knee) will require surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee, and he'll be out until at least the All-Star break. Saunders suffered the injury in the outfield when he stepped on a soft spot of ground near an underground sprinkler Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders was a fringe consideration in mixed leagues, but he'll be one to watch during the season for a potential waiver claim.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro wants out of Toronto

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:50:38 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro wants to play everyday and reiterated his sentiments about being traded Monday, Feb. 23. "I'd like to go to a place where I can play every day, because I already know that I can do it."

Fantasy Tip: Navarro is coming off a respectable season with the Blue Jays, where he batted .274 and drove in 69 runs over 481 at-bats. The signing of Russell Martin this offseason was a significant blow to Navarro's fantasy stock, however a trade leading to additionally playing time would land Navarro back on the fantasy map. He has potential in two-catcher or single-league formats, if he is traded away from the Blue Jays.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion the starting 1B

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:35:41 -0800

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is the team's starting first baseman, according to manager John Gibbons. However, Encarnacion will need designated hitter days in order to manage his health. In those cases, 1B Justin Smoak, 3B Danny Valencia and C Dioner Navarro will be considered at first base.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion is an elite fantasy first base option because of his power and home environment. With Miguel Cabrera's health in question this spring, Encarnacion will likely be drafted ahead of the Tigers' slugger in the first round.

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Blue Jays | Chris Dickerson signed

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 12:38:53 -0800

The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent OF Chris Dickerson (Indians) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to major league spring training camp.

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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
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
Drabek Kyle SP
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
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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