Toronto Blue Jays
Toronto Blue Jays news, rumors and injuries
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:03:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion can run a bit hot-and-cold in the batting average department, but the 33-year-old has nonetheless been one of the majors' top power hitters over the last four seasons, averaging nearly 38 homers and 106 RBI over that span. Even at the loaded first-base position, the two-time All-Star is worthy of a top-20 pick in all leagues.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:02:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bautista is entering his age-35 season, but showed no signs of slowing down last year with 40 homers and 114 RBI in 153 games. Over the last six seasons, he has belted a league-high 227 home runs and ranks second only to Miguel Cabrera in slugging (.555) and OPS (.945). The six-time All-Star remains a top-15 fantasy player in virtually all formats.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:30:52 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Bautista has been one of baseball's premier power hitters since joining the Blue Jays late in the 2008 season, averaging 37.8 home runs and 97 RBI while earning six consecutive All-Star nods. He hit .250 with 40 homers and 114 RBI in 153 games in 2015 and should be considered as a late first-rounder in all formats again this season.
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 05:38:46 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Donaldson is in the top two or three at the position and poised for another big year.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:46:30 -0800
Fantasy Tip: If signed, Floyd would likely compete for a spot at the back end of the Jays' starting rotation. He should be monitored by owners in single-universe and cavernous mixed leagues throughout spring training.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:00:50 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Travis is continuing to recover from offseason surgery on his left shoulder and is expected to resume baseball activities in April. He could fall down the draft boards to the later rounds because of his injury status despite batting .304 with eight home runs and 35 RBIs in 62 games as a rookie in 2015.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 17:14:42 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Donaldson and the Jays are scheduled to have a salary arbitration hearing later this month, with the two sides just $450,000 apart. He is seeking a one-year deal worth $11.8 million, while Toronto has countered with an offer worth $11.35 million. Ideally, the team would like to have the 30-year-old slugger locked up for several years, especially if he can duplicate his .297-41-123 stat line from 2015. Donaldson is arguably the top third baseman in baseball and should be a first-round draft selection in all fantasy formats.
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:10:24 -0800
The Rogers Centre will have a dirt infield installed for the 2016 season, the Toronto Blue Jays announced Wednesday, Feb. 3.
Fantasy Tip: Realistically, there doesn't project to be significant changes with a the switch in infield surface. It should slow down the infield slightly and could help ground-ball pitchers. Still, Rogers Centre projects to be one of the best hitting environments in the league.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:17:09 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RP Drew Storen looks to be the likely closer for the Blue Jays in 2016 over RP Roberto Osuna, although Toronto could have a competition for the role deep into spring training. There is no rush to make a decision. Storen has more experience as a closer and will be paid $8.375 million. Osuna is a former starter, too, and it could be attractive to have the option of using him for multiple innings as a setup man. RP Aaron Sanchez is a dark horse candidate, but it looks like he'll have the chance to win a starting job this spring.
Fantasy Tip: You'll have to keep a close eye on the competition this spring, but if you're drafting before then, speculate on Storen once the top closers come off the board. Whoever loses the job will lose significant fantasy value as a reliever.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 13:58:13 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Hutchison went 13-5 but also had a 5.57 ERA in 2015 and struck out fewer hitters per nine innings than in his rookie season. That'll keep him from going until the later rounds in most fantasy drafts, but scooping him up then is surely worthwhile. He has the skills to be useful in most formats if you pick your spots wisely.
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:19:22 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marcus Stroman (knee) will likely be the team's opening day starter this year, and he feels that he's ready to take the next step after missing most of the 2015 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. "I feel like I'm ready to step into that role and be the guy," said Stroman, who has been working out every day this offseason. "I feel like I prepare and work to be that guy, and I'm excited to be in that role."
Fantasy Tip: Stroman showed off his work ethic with a miraculous recovery last season and was able to post a 1.67 ERA in four regular season starts in September. After an 11-win, 3.65-ERA 2014, we already know that Stroman has it in him to be a big fantasy contributor. How well will he bounce back in a full season? It's worth it to find out as your No. 3 starter.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:56:09 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Saunders only collected 31 at-bats last season because of a serious left knee injury but he is expected to be completely healthy by the time spring training camp opens. He will battle Dalton Pompey for the starting left field job but he is only worth monitoring in AL-only leagues.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:49:59 -0800
Fantasy Tip: In his first season with the Jays, Donaldson hit .297 with 41 home runs and led the American League in both RBIs (123) and runs scored (122). He is arguably the best third baseman in baseball and should be selected in the first round of all fantasy baseball drafts this spring.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:35:28 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Hutchison returned a 5.57 ERA last season and was ultimately bounced from the starting rotation. He is nothing more than a player to watch leading into the season, and at best, he is a late-round flier in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues.
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:52:38 -0800
Fantasy Tip: Storen was a capable closer before the Nats relegated him to setup duty with the arrival of Jonathan Papelbon. He could close in Toronto and would be a decent RP2.
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