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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion finding groove

Sun, 03 May 2015 05:16:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is currently sporting a five-game hitting streak after hitting a single and double against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 2. Encarnacion is 8-for-20 with four runs and five RBI during the stretch.

Fantasy Tip: Over the previous 19 games, Encarnacion ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) was 14-for-71 with 14 strikeouts. He has been a streaky hitter in the past and could be in the beginning stages of a scorching surge. FantasyScore players will want keep him in mind, especially when Encarnacion faces favorable pitching matchups.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis back in the lineup

Sat, 02 May 2015 18:06:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis (collarbone) returned to the lineup after a one-game absence Saturday, May 2, going 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored in an 11-4 win over the Cleveland Indians.

Fantasy Tip: Travis ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) picked right up where he left off and showed no signs of lingering effects from the injury. He should be safe to use at FantasyScore going forward.

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Blue Jays | Mark Buehrle hit hard again

Sat, 02 May 2015 02:18:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed eight runs on 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings Friday, May 1, against the Cleveland Indians. This came on top of allowing five runs on 13 hits in his previous start against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Tip: Buehrle ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) may be having his second-half slump a little early. Two bad games in a row are reason for concern, and Buehrle owners may want to pull back a bit.

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Blue Jays | Marco Estrada enters Blue Jays rotation

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:46:30 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada is entering the starting rotation after the club optioned SP Daniel Norris to Triple-A Buffalo Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Estrada has pitched 10 2/3 innings of relief and owns a 0.84 ERA in six outings out of the bullpen for Toronto. His addition to the rotation will instantly make him a waiver wire target in deep AL-only leagues. He'll start out as a very cheap FantasyScore pitching option that could be a sleeper while facing the right teams.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin batting fourth

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:33:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is batting fourth and starting behind the plate against the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Martin's ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) tenure in the cleanup spot to be short lived. However, it significantly boosts his fantasy value, as he'll hit behind the team's three best hitters. Martin is an excellent FantasyScore option at a shallow position Friday.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson setting the table

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:28:04 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson is batting leadoff and playing third base against the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: With Jose Reyes and Devon Travis out of the lineup, Donaldson ($5,800, 11.2% of cap) is apparently the next best option to lead off for the Jays. It really doesn't impact Donaldson significantly, although, the players who will bat in front of him at the bottom of the order before his second trip to the plate aren't likely to provide him many RBI opportunities. While it isn't a deal breaker, it could be a factor in a coin-flip decision. Continue to view Donaldson as a top-tier option at the hot corner for FantasyScore contests.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis sitting vs. Cleveland

Fri, 01 May 2015 13:17:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis is not in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 1. 2B Ryan Goins is batting eighth and playing the keystone position Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Make sure to remove Travis ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) from your lineups Friday. It appears to be a rest day for the youngster, and he likely needs one, as he seems to be consistently flirting with injuries and has already dealt with a rib injury. Goins ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has limited upside, but that is reflected in his cap hit, and he 4-for-11 during his current three-game hitting streak. Still, you're digging deep and living on the edge if you're turning to Goins for your FantasyScore lineups.

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Blue Jays | Daniel Norris optioned to Class AAA

Fri, 01 May 2015 12:37:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Daniel Norris was demoted to Triple-A Buffalo Friday, May 1. It is expected to be temporary, and an opportunity for Norris to reset and work on his consistency to return to the Blue Jays better equipped for the major league level.

Fantasy Tip: Norris is worth stashing in cavernous mixed and AL-only formats, but in the majority of formats he can be dropped. He'll hold no FantasyScore value until he returns. Check back for updates on his progress with Buffalo and a potential recall date.

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Blue Jays | Devon Travis has great first month

Fri, 01 May 2015 11:42:45 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 2B Devon Travis has a slash line of .325/.393/.625 with six home runs after the first month of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Travis ($5,200, 10.4% of cap) is surely at a pace that he won't sustain over a full season, especially since he never hit over 16 home runs in the minors. However, he has the skills to continue to produce at a position that the Blue Jays have struggled to find consistency at for a long time. He remains an excellent FantasyScore option while he's hot in this potent lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders sitting against lefty

Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:32:35 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not in the starting lineup Thursday, April 30. OF Danny Valencia is starting in right field and hitting fifth in the batting order against Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House.

Fantasy Tip: Valencia ($1,900, 3.8% of cap) has been hitting well in the early going, batting .455 (10-for-22), and his placement near the middle of this potent lineup shouldn't be overlooked today. It also should be noted that Valencia has excelled against lefties in his career, batting .333 against them. House has been roughed up often in 2015, too.

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Blue Jays | Joey Bats still limited to DH

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 21:41:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (shoulder) played his third straight game as the designated hitter Wednesday, April 29, against the Boston Red Sox. He is unable to throw well enough to play the field after being sidelined for five games due to a right shoulder strain.

Fantasy Tip: Bautista was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. FantasyScore players would do well to avoid Joey Bats ($5,800; 11.6% of cap) until he gets a little closer to 100 percent.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin resting Wednesday

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:02:43 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 29. C Josh Thole is starting behind the plate and hitting eighth in the batting order against Boston Red Sox SP Rick Porcello.

Fantasy Tip: Thole ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is likely to be R.A. Dickey's personal catcher for each of his starts, so it's not a huge surprise that Martin is sitting today. Thole isn't a strong FantasyScore option this evening, as he hit only .232 (23-for-99) with seven RBI against right-handers in 2014.

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Blue Jays | Brett Cecil locks down save

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 22:30:53 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday, April 28, against the Boston Red Sox for his first save of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Cecil was effective in the save chance a day after being named as the closer in place of the shaky Miguel Castro.

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Blue Jays | Miguel Castro in low-leverage situations

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:09:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Miguel Castro, who was removed from the closer role, will be used in low-leverage situations for the time being in order to regain his footing. RPs Aaron Loup and Roberto Osuna will take over as the primary options for the seventh and eighth innings in front of RP Brett Cecil. "He's not polished off yet, he's so inexperienced, and to be fair to the kid, early on he was big for us," manager John Gibbons argued. "So back him off, build him up and get him back in there. Nobody goes through this game without getting hit around a little bit. To think a 20-year-old kid won't, that just doesn't happen."

Fantasy Tip: Hopefully you held onto Cecil if you owned him after he was demoted from the ninth-inning role early in the season. Aside from AL-only leagues, Castro is a candidate to let go to the waiver wire while he regains his footing and confidence.

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Blue Jays | Brett Cecil back as closer

Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:11:01 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil is back in the closer's role.

Fantasy Tip: Well, that was fast. This is an unsettled situation, but the reality is Cecil will see the lion's share of save opportunities moving forward. Cecil is a safe play once again, and Miguel Castro should be held onto in deeper leagues just in case.

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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
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Doubront Felix SP
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 SP
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
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
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
Owens Eric TO
Rivera Luis TO
Walker Pete PC

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