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Blue Jays | Russell Martin catching Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:44:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is back in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, May 1, batting eighth.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .150 with four RBI and has struck out in 31 of 60 at-bats this season, so he should be avoided in all fantasy formats. Furthermore, he is hitless in 15 at-bats out of the No. 8 spot in the batting order this year. Look elsewhere for catching options this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out of lineup Sunday

Sun, 01 May 2016 07:36:59 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is out of the lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Jake Odorizzi Sunday, May 1. DH/1B Edwin Encarnacion will play first base and bat fifth, with OF Jose Bautista batting third and serving as the designated hitter. OF Ezequiel Carrera will start in right field and bat seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak is just 3-for-19 at the plate since assuming Toronto's starting job at first base on a full-time basis and should continue to be viewed as a low-end option at the position in all fantasy formats going forward. Carrera is hitting .344 with three extra-base hits through his first 32 at-bats and is worthy of consideration as a value play in daily games this afternoon.

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Blue Jays | Kevin Pillar rolling right along

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:48:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar homered Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays, his first in 121 at-bats. He has four multi-hit games over his past seven outings. Pillar has flourished since being moved out of the leadoff spot. He is hitting .364 in 12 games since being moved down after hitting just .188 in 12 games at the top of the order.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar has re-emerged as a must-start in AL-only fantasy leagues and some deeper mixed formats now that he is out of the leadoff spot.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders solid in leadoff spot

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:48:14 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders worked in the leadoff spot Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is hitting .333 in 10 games as a leadoff hitter. He replaced OF Michael Pillar, who has hit just .188 in 12 games at the top of the order, and .364 in 12 games since moving down.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders didn't fare well Saturday, but overall he has been productive at the top of Toronto's batting order. He is a sharp AL-only fantasy option and useful player in deeper mixed formats, too.

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Blue Jays | J.A. Happ whiffs seven in quality start

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 21:40:10 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in a no-decision Saturday, April 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Happ has posted a 1.87 ERA in 15 starts dating back to August. He is a must-start fantasy option in AL-only leagues and most mixed formats while running hot, and he is a tremendous DFS value.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out of lineup Saturday

Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:24:43 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is not in the starting lineup against Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer Saturday, April 30. C Josh Thole will bat ninth and start behind the plate.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has been battling occasional stiffness in his neck for the past week and is batting jut .150 with four RBI this season, with 31 strikeouts in 60 at-bats. Thole is 5-for-25 at the plate with a solo home run and should be viewed as nothing more than desperation cap relief for daily fantasy contests.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez bounces back

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:47:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez allowed six hits while walking two and striking out six over seven shutout innings in a win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez recovered from his worst outing of the year, and he has now allowed one earned run or less in four of his five starts. The 23-year-old should only improve, and he needs to be owned and starting in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders homers twice

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:41:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 2-for-5 with two solo home runs in a 6-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 29, and he is hitting .368 in nine games since being moved to the leadoff spot.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders continues to be given frequent off days after battling injuries in recent years, but as long as he is hitting atop Toronto's powerful lineup, he is solid option in daily formats when he does play.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin not a DL candidate

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:08:09 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) isn't a serious candidate to be put on the disabled list, according to a source. He's dealing with neck spasms and has an OPS of only .383.

Fantasy Tip: Martin has only eight hits in 56 at-bats (.143) with no home runs and four RBI in his first 18 games. His neck woes are likely a factor in his slow start, and he can't be trusted in any fantasy format right now. Keep him benched in deep mixed and AL-only leagues and look for better options elsewhere.

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Blue Jays | TOR wants to keep Edwin Encarnacion

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:30 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to restart contract extension talks with 1B Edwin Encarnacion around the All-Star break. However, it appears likely that he will test free agency.

Fantasy Tip: Toronto had previously offered Encarnacion a guaranteed two-year contract with vesting options but he is hoping to land a four- or five-year deal as a free agent. Entering play Wednesday, Encarnacion was batting .282 with three home runs and 15 RBI through his first 85 at-bats this season. He should be viewed as a viable option in all fantasy formats, although his bat has cooled off somewhat in the past week.

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Blue Jays | Anthony Alford back in action

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:25:58 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Anthony Alford (knee), a top prospect for Toronto, returned to action for Class A Dunedin Wednesday, April 27, after suffering a right knee injury during the season opener. Alford played five innings as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game.

Fantasy Tip: Alford's season obviously got off on the wrong foot, but this youngster has plus speed and developing power that will play at the next level. Alford hit .298 with 27 stolen bases in 107 games over multiple minor league levels in 2015. He's unlikely to make a fantasy impact until next year, but keep him on your radars in dynasty/keeper leagues.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis taking swings

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 15:31:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (shoulder) is set to take some at-bats during an extended spring training game on Friday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Of all the guys who is yet to debut this season due to injury, Travis is amongst the most intriguing of them, as this is a guy that was doing very well last year in his rookie campaign before going down with injury. He's someone worth stashing as he gets closer to his return, being a regular resident in Toronto's dangerous batting order. Fortunately for the 25-year-old, no one was able to make a push for his starting job at second base. He'll carry considerable upside.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin back in there

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:43:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin (neck) is back in the starting lineup and is batting seventh against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana Wednesday, April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Martin is hitting only .154 (8-for-52) with no home runs and four RBI in the early going, so you may want to keep him benched until he shows some signs of life at the plate.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak out vs. lefty

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:40:31 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is not in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox left-handed SP Jose Quintana Wednesday, April 27. 3B Matt Dominguez is starting at first base and is hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Dominguez is a career .233 hitter, but he did slug 21 home runs for the Houston Astros back in 2013. He struck out in two of his three plate appearances last night in his season debut, and he's a desperation flier in daily contests tonight.

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Blue Jays | R.A. Dickey punched around

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 22:44:15 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey allowed six earned runs, eight hits and a walk with three strikeouts in a loss Tuesday, April 26, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Dickey isn't fooling anyone with his knuckleball, as his ERA stands at a terrible 6.75. He has lost three straight decisions after winning his first start of the season April 4. Avoid him in all fantasy formats until he gets back on track.

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Toronto Blue Jays Player News

Aardsma David RP
Adams David 3B
Ahrens Kevin 3B
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
Barney Darwin 2B
Bartlett Cody SS
Bautista Jose OF
Beck Chad P
Berti Jonathan SS
Biagini Joseph P
Bibens-Dirkx Austin P
Bixler Brian SS
Blackwell Chad P
Blank Matt P
Bourn Michael OF
Brito Jose P
Broadway Lance SP
Broadway Michael P
Broussard Colby P
Brown Domonic OF
Brummett Tyson P
Buckwalter Ross P
Bull Brian P
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
Casilla Alexi 2B
Castro Luis SS
Cecil Brett RP
Ceciliani Darrell OF
Cenas Gabriel 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cheng Chi-Hung P
Chiaravalloti Vito OF
Colabello Chris 1B
Cole Taylor P
Collazo Willie P
Conde Greylor P
Condotta Steven SS
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
Denis-Fortier Kevin 1B
Dials Zach P
Diamond Scott SP
Dicken Randy P
Dickerson Chris OF
Dickey R.A. SP
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Matt 3B
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Dorn Danny OF
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
Floyd Gavin SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
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
Guerrero Jr. Vladimir OF
Guillen Luillyn P
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Happ J.A. SP
Harang Daryl P
Harris Jon P
Hensley Matt P
Hernandez Fernando P
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hicks David 1B
Hill Danny P
Hinshaw Alex RP
Hoffpauir Jarrett INF
Hopkins Luke INF
Hurtado Erick P
Hutchison Drew SP
Hynes Colt RP
Isenberg Kurt P
Izturis Julio Cesar 2B
Jacobo Gabe 1B
Jenkins Chad RP
Jenkins Stephen P
Jennings Nathan P
Jimenez A.J. C
Jimenez Alvido P
Johnson Zachary P
Kemp Beau P
Keng Po-Hsuan P
Klosterman Ryan INF
Korecky Bobby RP
Kotchman Casey 1B
Kountis Jonathan P
Kuzmic Craig C
Labour Jairo P
Lake Junior OF
Lane Matthew C
Langerhans Ryan OF
LeBlanc Wade SP
Lee Michael P
Leffler Robert P
Leon Arnold SP
Leroux Chris 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
McCoy Pat RP
McDonald Michael P
McGuigan Patrick P
McKenzie Casey P
McLaughlin Joey P
Medina Martin C
Mesa Melky OF
Mier Jiovanni SS
Montero Jesus 1B
Morales Franklin SP
Morgan Matt C
Mulholland Chad P
Munoz Luis X. C
Murphy Bill SP
Nakamura Michael RP
Nanita Ricardo OF
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
Nieves Effrain P
Nolan Kevin SS
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
Register Steven P
Rich Dominic P
Rider Michael P
Robson Thomas P
Rodriguez Edward P
Rodriguez Kenny P
Rogers Adam P
Romero Davis P
Roney Matt RP
Roy Scott P
Sanchez Aaron SP
Sanchez Tony C
Santana Johan SP
Santos Alberto 2B
Santos Reid P
Saunders Michael OF
Schlereth Daniel RP
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
Storen Drew RP
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
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Tulowitzki Troy SS
Uviedo Ronald P
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
Venditte Pat P
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
Yates Kyle P
Zawadzki Lance SS
Zazueta Amadeo INF
Zeskind Ben OF
Zinnicker John P

Atkins Ross GM
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 GM
LaMar Chuck TO
Langford Rick TO
Leiper Tim TO
Malave Omar TO
Murphy Donnie TO
Owens Eric TO
Rincon Juan TO
Rivera Luis TO
Shapiro Mark TO
Walker Pete PC
Wedge Eric TO

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