Toronto Blue Jays Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
R.A. Dickey, SP6/29/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey allowed three runs in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.
Insight: Dickey gave up six hits and three walks, while striking out three over six innings of work. He is now 3-8 with a 4.85 ERA.
Russell Martin, C6/29/2015 9:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is a career 6-for-19 (.316) with four homers and seven RBI versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Martin went 0-for-5 over the weekend, but is batting .268 with 11 home runs, 37 RBI and 45 runs scored. He's even stolen four bases.
Drew Hutchison, SP6/28/2015 3:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pitched 5 2/3 innings in the, 3-2, victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Hutchison allowed just one unearned run on four hits in those three frames. He did walked three, but he also struck out eight. Hutchison is 8-1 with a 4.99 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 81 strikeouts in 88 1/3 innings this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/28/2015 3:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a solo home run in the, 3-2, victory over the Rangers on Sunday.
Insight: Donaldson was 2-for-4 with an RBI and run in the game. He is hitting .301 with 18 home runs and 48 RBI in 302 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/27/2015 8:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had a single in the, 4-0, loss to the Rangers on Saturday.
Insight: Toronto only had three hits in the shutout, so not much fantasy production. Donaldson is hitting .299 with 17 home runs and 47 RBI in 298 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1BHot6/27/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 4-for-11 with three home runs and six RBI against Texas right-hander Yovani Gallardo.
Insight: Encarnacion smacked a grand slam and added a a solo shot on Friday night. He now has 16 homers and 47 RBI, despite his .245 batting average. This favorable matchup could add to all the totals.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/26/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion had a massive game Fridy against the Rangers.
Insight: Encarnacion smacked a grand slam and added a a solo shot in the seventh innings. He now has 16 homers and 47 RBI, despite his .245 BA.
Mark Buehrle, SP6/26/2015 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle allowed two runs over seven innings Friday versus Texas.
Insight: Buehrle continues to be a serviceable option. He struck out five and now owns a 3.81 ERA this season.
Devon Travis, 2B6/26/2015 3:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game against Texas.
Insight: Travis was batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners when we last saw him. He's only hit .152 in his rehab assignment, but we hope he quickly returns to form.
Devon Travis, 2B6/26/2015 10:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game against Texas.
Insight: Travis was batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners when we last saw him. He's only hit .152 in his rehab assignment, but we hope he quickly returns to form.
Marco Estrada, SP6/24/2015 3:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada pitched a fantastic game versus the Rays on Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Estrada took a perfect game into the eighth inning and lost it on an infield single down the third baseline. Josh Donaldson, who made a diving catch into the stands for the first out of the frame, made a beautiful bare-handed stab and threw it powerfully across the diamond, but Logan Forsythe beat the throw by a split second. Estrada finished with 8 2/3 shutout innings and allowed just two hits, but received the no-decision. Estrada also had 10 strikeouts and no walks.
Chris Colabello, 1BHot6/24/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit the game-winning home run in the, 1-0, 12-inning victory over the Rays on Wedneday.
Insight: Both teams displayed tremendous pitching as Toronto edged the first-placed Rays, 1-0. The home run was Colabello's only hit in five at-bats on Wednesday. He is hitting .343 with six home runs and 27 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
Russell Martin, C6/24/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin will be the designated hitter on Wednesday versus the Rays.
Insight: Dioner Navarro will be the starting catcher. This is just a way to get Martin some rest while still having his bat in the lineup, which is good for fantasy owners. Martin is slashing .276/.359/.498 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI in 217 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/23/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats. Encarnacion is now hitting .236 with 14 homers and 42 RBI overall.
R.A. Dickey, SP6/23/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey allowed three runs during Tuesday's loss to the Rays.
Insight: Dickey did lower his ERA to 4.88, but is now 3-7 on the season. He gave up eight hits and three walks, while striking out two.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/23/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was not in Monday's starting lineup versus the Rays on Monday, but is back out there on Tuesday.
Insight: The third baseman has appeared in 71 of 72 games this season. Donaldson is hitting .302 with 17 home runs, 46 RBI an 56 runs with a .911 OPS. Make sure you get this All-Star back in all lineups.
Kevin Pillar, CF6/23/2015 10:50:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar is a career 0-for-8 with five strikeouts against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Pillar has done a decent job in center field, batting .269 with six home runs and 34 RBI and 40 runs scored, but he apparently has trouble just putting the bat on the ball when Archer in on the hill. Stay away on Tuesday.
Jose Bautista, RF6/23/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is a career 2-for-24 (.083) against Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Bautista is hitting .260 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI after his second home run in as many days, but this is an extremely unfavorable matchup.
Chris Colabello, 1BHot6/22/2015 10:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the, 8-5, victory over the Rays on Monday.
Insight: Colabello grounded out in the second to score Toronto's first run, and then he doubled in a run in the sixth. The Blue Jays scored four runs in the sixth to retake the lead. Colabello is hitting .247 with five home runs and 26 RBI in 167 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF6/22/2015 10:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was 1-for-4 with a home run in the, 8-5, victory over the Rays on Monday.
Insight: Bautista hit a solo home run in the sixth to give the Blue Jays a, 4-3, lead. Toronto would not trail again in the game. Bautista is hitting .260 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in 219 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/22/2015 3:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in Monday's starting lineup versus the Rays.
Insight: Just a routine day off for Donaldson. Actually, it's not routine as the third baseman has appeared in all 71 games this season. Donaldson is hitting .302 with 17 home runs, 46 RBI an 56 runs with a .911 OPS.
R.A. Dickey, SP6/22/2015 12:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey has been activated from bereavement leave and is scheduled to pitch on Tuesday.
Insight: Dickey is 3-6 with a 4.96 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 89 innings this season. That's not fantasy worthy. He was better in June, however, going 1-1 with a 2.88 ERA, 1.280 WHIP and 23 Ks in 25 innings.
Jose Bautista, RF6/21/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit his first home run in a week and knocked in four runs, but Toronto still lost to the Orioles 13-9.
Insight: Bautista is slashing .255/.394/.519 with 14 home runs and 49 RBI in 212 at-bats this year.
Jose Reyes, SS6/21/2015 10:27:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career .346 (9-for-26) against Chris Tillman.
Insight: Reyes will be a fine option Sunday against Baltimore. One of those nine hits was a homer.
Mark Buehrle, SP6/20/2015 4:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle posted a quality start, but took a no-decision Saturday versus Baltimore.
Insight: Buehrle went seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out five and is still 7-4 with a 3.90 ERA.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/20/2015 10:57:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is a career 0-for-8 versus Saturday's starter Kevin Gausman.
Insight: Encarnacion is also dealing with a left shoulder issue so Saturday may not be the day to start him. He is hitting .240 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 229 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/19/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a walk, two RBI and a run in the, 5-4, victory over the Orioles on Friday.
Insight: Encarnacion doubled in a run in the first for the first run of the game and then walked in a run during the second. Encarnacion also scored on Justin Smoak's ground-rule double in the first. He is hitting .240 with 13 home runs and 40 RBI in 229 at-bats this season.
Marco Estrada, SP6/19/2015 10:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marco Estrada allowed just one hit in his fifth victory of the season on Friday.
Insight: Estrada allowed one run on one hit in seven innings. He did, however, have some problems with his control as he walked four batters and struck out six. Estrada is 5-3 with a 3.92 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 53 strikeouts in 64 1/3 innings this year.
R.A. Dickey, SP6/19/2015 11:30:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey was placed on bereavement leave due to the death of his father.
Insight: he is expected to return in time for his next start. He is 3-6 with a 4.96 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 58 strikeouts in 89 innings this season.
Jose Bautista, RF6/18/2015 9:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had two RBI on a single in the, 7-1, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Bautista was on base three times with a single and two walks. He is slashing .252/.388/.524 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI in 206 at-bats this year.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/18/2015 9:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored in the, 7-1, victory over the Mets on Thursday.
Insight: Donaldson had an RBI-double in the fourth and then scored on Jose Bautista's single. The five runs Toronto scored in the fourth put the game out of reach. Donaldson is hitting .307 with 17 home runs and 46 RBI in 270 at-bats this year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/18/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion isn't injured, that we know of, just a routine day of rest. He's bashed 13 homers this season, but his batting average is about 30 points lower than normal.
Drew Hutchison, SP6/17/2015 10:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pitched 5 2/3 shutout innings in the, 8-0, victory over the Mets on Wednesday.
Insight: Hutchison only allowed four hits, struck out five and walked one. He left after 105 pitches in the middle of the sixth inning. Hutchison has a 5.33 ERA, but he has benefitted from pitching on the best offensive team in the league and has a 5-1 record.
Kevin Pillar, CF6/17/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar was 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in the, 8-0, victory over the Mets on Wednesday.
Insight: Pillar had an RBI-single in the first and then hit a solo home run in the seventh. Pillar is batting .257 with five home runs and 31 RBI in 245 at-bats this season.
Devon Travis, 2B6/16/2015 10:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis began his rehab assignment with Double-A New Hampshire on Monday according to The National Post. Update: Toronto hopes to have Travis activated by the weekend.
Insight: Travis went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. He hasn't played since May 16 and suffered one setback already, so the Blue Jays will likely move forward with him very cautiously. Travis is batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners.
Kevin Pillar, CF6/16/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Toronto outfielder Kevin Pillar is not in the lineup against the Mets on Tuesday.
Insight: Pillar was 0-for-5 on Monday, so he is just getting the day off. Ezequiel Carrera will bat seventh and start in center field.
Devon Travis, 2B6/16/2015 11:13:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis began his rehab assignment with Double-A New Hampshire on Monday according to The National Post.
Insight: Travis went 0-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. He hasn't played since May 16 and suffered one setback already, so the Blue Jays will likely move forward with him very cautiously. Travis is batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners.
Jose Bautista, RF6/15/2015 10:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista blasted two homers Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Bautista's second homer was more impressive, as he tied the game in ninth at 2-2. He continues to be one of the more feared power hitters in the game.
Mark Buehrle, SP6/15/2015 9:20:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle had a nice outing Monday against the Mets.
Insight: Buehrle went seven innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk. He struck out five and now has a 4.01 ERA overall.
Nolan Reimold, LF6/14/2015 5:23:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Nolan Reimold has five hits in his first five games with the Orioles this season.
Insight: Reimold was 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in the loss to the Yankees on Sunday. He also had a walk. If he continues to see at-bats in the Baltimore outfield, fantasy owners might want to give him a look.
Russell Martin, C6/14/2015 4:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had a nice afternoon on Sunday.
Insight: Martin finished 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI. He is batting .285 with 10 homers and 34 RBI this season.
Ryan Goins, 2B6/14/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins had a big day during Sunday's win over the Red Sox.
Insight: Goins went 2-for-5 with a homer, double, two runs, and a surprising five RBI. He is hitting .235 with two homers and 22 RBI overall. Leave him on the wire.
Marco Estrada, SP6/14/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter Marco Estrada went five innings Sunday versus Boston.
Insight: Estrada allowed five runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out three. He now has a 4.24 ERA overall.
Russell Martin, C6/13/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit the game-winning homer Saturday versus Boston.
Insight: The homer came in the 11th inning, and he finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored in the game. Martin is hitting .275 with 10 homers and 32 RBI this season.
Russell Martin, CHot6/13/2015 11:18:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is a .313 hitter with four home runs versus Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: The four homers is the most Martin has hit against any pitcher. He is hitting .272 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and a stunning .858 OPS. The OPS is second among all catchers.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/12/2015 10:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 3-for-5 in the, 13-10, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: With so many runs scored, fantasy owners probably hoped Donaldson had more than one RBI and one run scored, but that's all he had. Still, it's hard to complain about the Blue Jays third baseman. He is slashing .322/.375/.592 with 17 home runs and 45 RBI in 245 at-bats this season.
Russell Martin, C6/12/2015 10:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin hit a bases-loaded triple in the, 13-10, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: Martin's triple came in the middle of the nine-run seventh inning that helped Toronto win its ninth straight game. Martin was 1-for-5 with three RBI and a run in the victory. He is hitting .272 with nine home runs and 31 RBI in 184 at-bats this season.
Justin Smoak, 1B6/12/2015 10:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak was 3-for-5 with a triple, home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 13-10, victory over the Red Sox on Friday.
Insight: Toronto fell behind in this one, 8-1, but scored three runs in the fifth and nine in the seventh to win their ninth game in a row. Smoak capped off the nine-run seventh with a two--run homer. He also had a RBI-triple in the second. Smoak is 5-for-9 with a double, triple and two home runs in the last two games. He is hitting .275 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 91 at-bats this season.
Scott Copeland, SP6/10/2015 6:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Scott Copeland made his first career start on Wednesday and allowed just one run on six hits in seven innings as Toronto beat Miami, 7-2.
Insight: The Blue Jays have won eight games in a row. Copeland also had four strikeouts and zero walks. Unfortunately, Toronto has already sent him back to Triple-A despite the great start, so no need to go grab him on the waiver wire.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/10/2015 3:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion had renewed discomfort in his shoulder on Wednesday.
Insight: Encarnacion had to be lifted for a pinch-hitter on Wednesday, so he clearly still is not right. He does think he will be back in the lineup Friday, after Thursday's off day, but stay tuned.
Jose Reyes, SS6/10/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes hit a homer Wednesday versus Miami.
Insight: It was his line hit in three at-bats, and Reyes walked as well. He is batting .302 with two homers and 17 RBI overall.
Russell Martin, C6/10/2015 2:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run during Wednesday's victory over the Marlins.
Insight: He had two RBI and the homer was a solo shot to cap things off in the ninth inning. Martin is batting .274 with nine homers and 28 RBI this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/9/2015 9:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-4 in the walk-off, 4-3, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson scored two of the last three Blue Jays' runs. An Edwin Encarnacion homer in the ninth won the game. Donaldson has been excellent this season, slashing .314/.369/.581 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 236 at-bats.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/9/2015 9:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a walk-off homer in the, 4-3, victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Insight: Encarnacion was 1-for-3 in the game with three RBI. His two-run homer in the ninth won the game. It's the Blue Jays second walk-off win in the last three days and its the team's seventh victory in a row. Encarnacion is hitting .221 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI in 199 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/9/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) is back in the lineup Tuesday versus Miami.
Insight: He sat out Sunday and Monday, but is ready to roll after receiving a cortisone shot. Encarnacion is batting just .219, but does have 12 homers and and 33 RBI on the season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/8/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) is expected to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Insight: This is according to manager John Gibbons. Encarnacion left Saturday's game with a sore shoulder and received a cortisone shot after. Stay tuned for an official update on Tuesday.
Josh Donaldson, 3B6/8/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson blasted his 16th homer of the season.
Insight: Donaldson went 2-for-5 Monday against the Marlins. He has been fantastic in his first season in Toronto with a .310 BA, 16 homers, and 43 RBI.
Marco Estrada, SP6/8/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter Marco Estrada allowed three runs Monday versus Miami.
Insight: Estrada gave up seven hits and struck out six over seven innings of work. He left in line for the win and now has a 3.78 ERA.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/8/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (.219, 12 HR, 33 RBI, .749 OPS) received a cortisone shot for his shoulder and hoped to return on Monday, but he's not in the lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion's shoulder has been bothering him a lot recently, but he aggravated the injury in the first inning on Saturday. Chris Colabello is at 1B Monday night..
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/8/2015 10:09:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (.219, 12 HR, 33 RBI, .749 OPS) received a cortisone shot for his shoulder, but hopes to return on Monday.
Insight: Encarnacion's shoulder has been bothering him a lot recently, but he aggravated the injury in the first inning on Saturday. Justin Smoak will play first base until Encarnacion can return.
Russell Martin, C6/7/2015 4:27:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin went 2-for-4 with a home run in the, 7-6, victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Martin had a two-run homer in the fourth to give Toronto a, 3-2, lead, but Houston answered in the seventh with four runs. The Blue Jays, however, scored three in the ninth to complete the sweep. The two hits snapped Martin's 0-for-9 streak. He is batting .267 with eight home runs and 26 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF6/7/2015 4:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs in the, 7-6, comeback victory over Toronto over the Houston Astros on Sunday.
Insight: Bautista hit a pair of solo home runs, one of which brought Toronto within one run in the seventh. He also reached on an infield single, which was a part of the three-run ninth inning as the Blue Jays came back to win. Bautista scored the winning run. He is hitting .262 with 11 home runs and 36 RBI in 172 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/7/2015 11:51:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion received a cortisone shot for his shoulder and will miss Sunday's game against the Astros according to Sports Net.
Insight: Encarnacion will miss at least one game. The shoulder has been bothering him a lot recently, but he aggravated the injury in the first inning on Saturday. Justin Smoak will play first base until Encarnacion can return.
Jose Reyes, SS6/6/2015 5:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI in the, 7-2, victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Reyes had an RBI-single in the second inning and then he scored Toronto's final run in the eighth on Justin Smoak's double. Reyes is slashing .291/.310/.382 with eight extra-base hits and 15 RBI in 110 at-bats this season.
Drew Hutchison, SP6/6/2015 5:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison allowed one run on six hits in his fifth victory of the season on Saturday.
Insight: Hutchison threw 6 1/3 innings and also struck out five and walked one. He doesn't have great totals, 4.91 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 59 strikeouts, but he is 5-1.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/6/2015 4:50:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday's game with an apparent shoulder injury.
Insight: He's batting just .218, but does have a dozen homers and 32 RBI. Check back to see an update on his condition. Justin Smoak would probably get the starts if EE is out for any length of time.
Josh Donaldson, 3BHot6/6/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is a career .400 hitter (6-for-15) with five extra-base hits and a 1.367 OPS versus Houston left-hander Brett Oberholtzer.
Insight: Donaldson is having a great season, hitting .311 with 15 homers 39 RBI and a league-leading 46 runs scored this season. Add in a favorable matchup and you get a must start.
Russell Martin, C6/6/2015 10:49:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Saturday's starting lineup against Houston
Insight: Routine day game after a night game off. Martin is batting .262 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and 29 runs in 168 at-bats this season. Dioner Navarro wil start behind the plate.
Jose Bautista, RF6/5/2015 9:50:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista smacked a homer during Friday's win over Houston.
Insight: It was his lone hit in three at-bats. Bautista is hitting .248 with nine homers and 34 RBI so far this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/5/2015 3:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Houston.
Insight: Encarnacion has been dealing with a left hamstring injury. He hasn't swung the bat since last Sunday. He's batting just .216, but does have a dozen homers and 32 RBI.
Jose Bautista, RF6/5/2015 1:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is a career .412 hitter (7-for-17) with six extra-base hits and a 1.604 OPS versus Houston's Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Bautista owns a seven-game hitting streak to raise his batting average to .247 with eight homers and 32 RBI overall. Fantasy owners want more more home runs.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/5/2015 9:48:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is again questionable for Friday's game against Houston.
Insight: Encarnacion is dealing with a left hamstring injury. He hasn't swung the bat since last Sunday. He's batting just .216, but does have a dozen homers and 32 RBI.
Jose Bautista, RF6/3/2015 9:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista' smacked a homer Wednesday versus Washington.
Insight: Bautista finished 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI. He is batting .247 with eight homers and 32 RBI overall.
Mark Buehrle, SP6/3/2015 9:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle threw a complete game shutout Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Buehrle allowed six hits and one walk, while striking out two. He needed 93 pitches and is now 7-4 with a 4.35 ERA.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/3/2015 4:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is again not in Wednesday's starting lineup against the Nationals.
Insight: Encarnacion told MLB.com late Tuesday night that he is dealing with a hamstring injury. He will rest on Wednesday then the Blue Jays have an off day on Thursday. With any luck, Encarnacion will be back on Friday.
Russell Martin, C6/3/2015 3:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Wednesday's starting lineup agaisnt the Nationals.
Insight: Martin caught both games of the doubleheader on Tuesday, so he will rest on Wednesday. Martin is batting .267 with seven home runs, 24 RBI and 29 runs in 165 at-bats this season.
Kevin Pillar, CF6/2/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Toronto outfielder Kevin Pillar smacked two home runs on Tuesday night.
Insight: Both of the homers came off Max Scherzer, which is no easy feat. Pillar finished 3-for-4 with four RBI. He is hitting .234 with four homers and 21 RBI so far this season.
Marco Estrada, SP6/2/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter Marco Estrada posted a quality start during Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.
Insight: He allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks. Estrada struck out five over six innings and is now 2-3 with a 3.77 ERA overall.
R.A. Dickey, SP6/2/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey had one of his best starts of the season on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Unfortunately, it came in a losing effort as Toronto fell, 2-0, in game one of a doubleheader. Dickey threw six innings, allowed two runs on eight hits, struck out six and walked one. He is now 2-6 with a 5.53 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 70 innings this season.
Jose Bautista, RFHot6/2/2015 12:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista's is a career 9-for-17 (.529) against Game 2 starter Max Scherzer.
Insight: Bautista has been the Blue Jays' DH for most of May. He's on a five-game hitting streak, batting .421 over that span (8-for-19).
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/2/2015 12:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was not in Monday's starting lineup and is not in Tuesday's Game 1 lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion is just 1-for-24 over his last six games to drop his batting average down to .216 and can probably use the time off. Justin Smoak (.266) will start at first base.
Dioner Navarro, C6/2/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays backup catcher Dioner Navarro is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list for Tuesday's doubleheader against Washington.
Insight: The switch-hitting catcher has very little fantasy value now that Russell Martin is the everyday starter, but should get one start on Tuesday as the Blue Jays play a doubleheader.
Russell Martin, C6/1/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. Martin has played very well for the most part, batting .277 with seven homers and 24 RBI. Josh Thole will get the start behind the plate, but has little fantasy value.
Jose Bautista, RFHot6/1/2015 4:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista's shoulder must be feeling better because he's back in the outfield for Monday night's game.
Insight: Bautista has been the Blue Jays' DH for most of May. he's on a five-game hitting streak, batting .421 over that span (8-for-19).
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B6/1/2015 4:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Encarnacion is just 1-for-24 over his last six games to drop his batting average down to .216 and can probably use the time off. Justin Smoak (.266) will start at first base.
Jose Reyes, SS5/31/2015 5:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes finished 3-for-5 with two RBI and a strikeout in the loss to the Twins on Sunday.
Insight: Amazingly, Reyes drove in two runs on an infield single. His other two hits were also singles. After returning from injury, Reyes was 7-for-24 in six games during the month of May.
Jose Reyes, SS5/31/2015 12:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is 18-for-52 (.346 BA) lifetime against Ricky Nolasco.
Insight: Reyes will be a strong play on Sunday. He has four homers, six RBI, and four stolen bases versus the Twins' starter.
Aaron Sanchez, RP5/30/2015 4:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez did not receive a decision in Saturday's loss to the Twins.
Insight: He allowed two runs on seven hits and three walks, while striking out five over six innings of work. Sanchez is 4-4 this season with a 3.88 ERA.
Devon Travis, 2B5/30/2015 3:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) started a rehab assignment on Friday and, but has been scratched from saturday's expected start because of a sore left shoulder.
Insight: This puts his Monday return in jeopardy. Travis is batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners.
Steve Tolleson, 3B5/30/2015 10:00:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson missed Friday's game against Minnesota while dealing with a sore groin and is questionable for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Tolleson has been a decent fill-in for Devon Travis, batting .268 with a .772 OPS this season. However, fantasy owners still can't wait to get Travis' power back in the lineup and he's already out on a rehab assignment.
Devon Travis, 2B5/29/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) will start a rehab assignment on Friday and should be ready to return to the Toronto lineup on Monday if all goes according to plan, says Sportsnet baseball columnist Shi Davidi.
Insight: Travis was batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs and had become a major factor for fantasy owners.
Steve Tolleson, 3B5/29/2015 10:07:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson is questionable for Friday's game against Minnesota while dealing with a sore groin.
Insight: Tolleson has been a decent fill-in for Devon Travis, batting .268 with a .772 OPS this season. However, fantasy owners still can't wait to get Travis' power back in the lineup.
Josh Donaldson, 3BHot5/27/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit the game-tying homer in the ninth Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: After two huge homers on Tuesday night, Donaldson was at it again on Wednesday. Unfortuantely Toronto lost in extras, but owners will be happy with their third baseman. Donaldson is hitting .314 with 13 homers and 35 RBI this season.
Marco Estrada, SP5/27/2015 3:03:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter Marco Estrada allowed three runs Wednesday against the White Sox.
Insight: He went seven innings and gave up eight hits while striking out two. Estrada now owns a 3.89 ERA.
Jose Bautista, RF5/26/2015 10:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had three hits and five RBI in the, 10-9, victory over the White Sox on Tuesday.
Insight: Bautista had three doubles, picking up two RBI on a ground rule double in the third and a double in the fifth. Bautista, however, has been disappointing this season based on where fantasy owners selected him. He is hitting .231 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 134 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/26/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a walk-off three-run home run in the ninth as Toronto beat the Chicago White Sox, 10-9, on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an incredible game, going 4-for-4 with a walk, four RBI and five runs. He also had a solo shot in the first to score Toronto's first run, so he had a pair of bombs in the game. Donaldson has been stellar this season, slashing .315/.379/.582 with 12 home runs, 33 RBI and 40 runs in 184 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/26/2015 3:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) is back in the lineup for Tuesday against the White Sox.
Insight: The Blue Jays lineup is starting to look strong again with the return of Jose Reyes and Bautista. Bautista will DH and bat third.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/25/2015 9:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked his 10th homer of the season.
Insight: Donaldson finished the game 2-for-3 with a walk and three runs scored. He is batting .300 with 10 homers and 29 RBI this season.
Drew Hutchison, SP5/25/2015 9:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison pitched a four-hit shutout Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: He struck out eight and did not walk a batter. Hutchison needed just 96 pitches and is now 4-1 with a 5.12 ERA overall.
Jose Bautista, RF5/25/2015 5:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) hopes to play the outfield within a week.
Insight: He is out for Monday's game due to the game being played in Washington. The good news here is that a DL stint appears unlikely.
Jose Reyes, SS5/25/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been activated on Monday as expected and is back in the lineup, leading off.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately, considering how weak the position is this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/25/2015 3:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup on Monday against the White Sox.
Insight: Bautista (.215, 7 HR, 25 RBI, 29 runs scored) had a cortisone shot in his ailing shoulder on Sunday but is likely to return in a couple of days.
Jose Reyes, SS5/25/2015 2:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) has been activated on Monday as expected.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately, considering how weak the position is this season.
Jose Reyes, SS5/24/2015 10:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) will be activated on Monday.
Insight: Reyes has played just 16 games this season. Monitor his progress, but he will be a safe start immediately.
Ryan Goins, 2B5/24/2015 4:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins had three RBI in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Goins had a two-run homer in the fifth to give the Blue Jays a, 2-1, lead. They didn't trail again. He also walked in a run during the four-run seventh for Toronto. Goins is hitting .248 with one home run, 11 RBI and eight runs in 101 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/24/2015 4:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer in the, 8-2, victory over the Mariners on Sunday.
Insight: Encarnacion gave Toronto a, 4-1, lead with his homer in the fifth. He also had a single. Encarnacion is slashing .241/.325/.494 with 12 home runs and 32 RBI in 166 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/24/2015 11:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup on Sunday against the Mariners.
Insight: Bautista is just getting the day off. Edwin Encarnacion will be the DH on Sunday. Bautista is hitting .215 with seven home runs and 25 RBI in 130 at-bats this season.
Chris Colabello, 1BHot5/23/2015 4:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Chris Colabello hit a solo home run in the, 3-2, loss to the Mariners on Saturday.
Insight: Colabello has a four-game hitting streak and has two straight games with a homer. He is hitting .379 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 66 at-bats this season. Colabello might be worth a look in deeper leagues.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/23/2015 11:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was not in Friday's starting lineup, but is back at the top of the lineup for Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored.
Munenori Kawasaki, SS5/22/2015 2:43:00 PM
Description: Jays infielder Munenori Kawasaki will start at 2B on Friday.
Insight: Kawasaki was just called up on Friday morning. Steve Tolleson has been playing most of the time for injured Devon Travis, batting .278 with eight runs scored in 36 at-bats.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/22/2015 2:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is not in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Donaldson has been a force this season, batting .305 with nine homers, 28 RBI and 31 runs scored. Danny Valencia will make the rare start at 3B.
Devon Travis, 2B5/22/2015 10:10:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: Travis had already missed five games in a row, so this wasn't a big surprise. He's been a very good fantasy asset this season, batting .271 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 24 runs. Steve Tolleson has been getting Travis' playing time.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/21/2015 10:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked a homer Thursday against the Angels.
Insight: It was his lone hit in four at-bats, and he finished with three RBI on the night. Encarnacion is now hitting .231 with 10 homers and 28 RBI overall.
Devon Travis, 2B5/21/2015 4:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is expected to avoid the disabled list.
Insight: This is according to manager John Gibbons. Travis will miss his fifth straight game on Thursday, but should still be considered day-to-day.
Russell Martin, C5/21/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: No injury that we are aware of, just a day off. martin has played very well, batting .297 with seven homers, 23 RBI and 24 runs scored. He should be back on Friday.
Jose Reyes, SS5/21/2015 10:35:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (rib) is expected to be activated on Monday.
Insight: Reyes will begin a short rehab assignment on Thursday. He's batting just .250 this season, but the Blue Jays could use him at the top of the lineup.
Devon Travis, 2B5/20/2015 6:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not in the lineup once again on Wednesday.
Insight: This will be Travis' fourth straight game in which he is sidelined since leaving Saturday's game with a shoulder issue. Steve Tolleson will start again at second base for Toronto.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/20/2015 1:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is 2-for-13 with a double in his career versus Angels pitcher Jered Weaver.
Insight: Donaldson also has two RBI, but his .154 batting average will probably keep owners away on Wednesday.
Brett Lawrie, 2B5/19/2015 11:42:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie had three hits and an RBI in the loss to the Astros on Tuesday.
Insight: Lawrie hit a bloop single in the ninth to score catcher Stephen Vogt. He also had a double. Lawrie is hitting .268 with two home runs, 16 RBI and 11 runs in 153 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/19/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit his ninth homer of the season during Tuesday's loss to the Angels.
Insight: He led off the bottom of the first with a solo shot and added a sac fly in the fifth. Donaldson is hitting .316 with nine homers and 28 RBI overall.
Devon Travis, 2B5/19/2015 3:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Tuesday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson, who has back-to-back multi-hit games, will play second and bat eighth.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/19/2015 11:04:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson is just a .077 hitter (1-for-13) against yuesday's starter Hector Santiago.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting the ball very well these days - .316, a .921 OPS and eight home runs and 26 RBI this season, so he'll likely stay in the starting lineup, but isn't is a good matchup.
Russell Martin, C5/18/2015 4:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run in the, 10-5, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: Toronto jumped out to a, 4-0, lead over Los Angeles, but the Angels scored the next five runs to take a, 5-0, lead. Martin had a two-run single in the sixth, however, to hand the Blue Jays back the lead for good. Martin is hitting .298 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/18/2015 4:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and three runs in the, 10-5, victory over the Angels on Monday.
Insight: It was Victoria Day in Canada, and Bautista celebrated in style. He had an RBI-double in the second and then a two-run double in the seventh. Bautista, however, has been a disappointment this season. He is hitting .235 with seven home runs and 23 RBI in 115 at-bats this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/18/2015 11:38:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson will bat leadoff on Monday.
Insight: Donaldson is hitting .307 with a .905 OPS with eight home runs and 25 RBI this season. leadoff isn't going to help his RBI total.
Devon Travis, 2B5/18/2015 11:36:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out of the lineup again on Monday afternoon.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day. Steve Tolleson will play second and bat eighth.
Jose Bautista, RF5/18/2015 10:03:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 9-for-20 (.450) with a home run and six RBI versus Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson.
Insight: Bautista went 2-for-11 in the four game series with Houston as they mostly pitched around him (4 BB). He's batting just .216 with 30 strikeouts in 111 at-bats.
Devon Travis, 2B5/17/2015 12:30:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis (shoulder) is out Sunday.
Insight: He left Saturday's game with the issue and it seems Toronto is being cautious. Consider Travis day-to-day.
Devon Travis, 2B5/16/2015 10:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis left Saturday's game with a left shoulder issue.
Insight: Travis was 1-for-4 with a double before leaving in the seventh. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/16/2015 4:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is not in the starting lineup versus the Astros on Saturday.
Insight: Encarnacion is just getting the day off. Justin Smoak is starting at first base.
Danny Valencia, 3B5/15/2015 10:55:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia was 2-for-4 with a two-run double in the loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.
Insight: Valencia only had 43 at-bats, but he is slashing .349/.364/.465. If he is available, he is worth picking up in standard leagues.
Jose Bautista, RF5/14/2015 11:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit a solo bomb in the first inning, but Toronto lost to Houston, 6-4, on Thursday.
Insight: Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion went deep back-to-back in the first to give Toronto a, 2-0, lead. The Blue Jays were also ahead, 4-2, but allowed four runs in the seventh. Bautista was 1-for-3 with a walk in the game.
Russell Martin, C5/14/2015 5:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup versus the Astros on Thursday.
Insight: Martin is probably just getting the day off. He is hitting .288/.387/.567 with seven home runs and 19 RBI this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/14/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is a career .400 hitter (5-for-15) with five extra-base hits and a 1.460 OPS versus Houston right-hander Roberto Hernandez.
Insight: Bautista hasn't homered in 14 games and his owners may be getting a bit worried, but it's still early. He'll be fine and might even end the homerless streak today.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/13/2015 11:12:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been all or nothing against Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Encarnacion is 3-for-22 lifetime against Gonzalez with three homers. It may not be the best night to gamble on Encarnacion.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/12/2015 10:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a pair of home runs in the, 10-2, victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: Encarnacion was 2-for-4 in the game with three RBI. He has seven home runs and 21 RBI while hitting .244/.319/.449 this season.
Mark Buehrle, SP5/12/2015 9:51:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle threw six innings and allowed just two runs on four hits for his fifth victory of the season.
Insight: Toronto beat Baltimore, 10-2. Buehrle also had four strikeouts and one walk. His season totals are very good, 5.54 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 18 strikeouts versus nine walks, but Buehrle finds ways to get wins. He is 5-2 this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/12/2015 9:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs in the, 10-2, victory over the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson had an RBI-single in the seventh and then scored on a passed ball. In the eighth, Donaldson hit a two-run bomb. He is hitting .319/.376/.556 with eight home runs and 24 RBI this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/12/2015 5:00:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He will DH, as he is still dealing with a sore shoulder. Nevertheless, Bautista should be active everywhere.
Marco Estrada, SP5/11/2015 8:56:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter Marco Estrada pitched five innings Monday against the Orioles.
Insight: He allowed three runs on five hits and two walks. Estrada struck out four and now has a 3.54 ERA this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/11/2015 3:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista will get a rest day on Monday, as he's just 2-for-29 (.069) against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Bautista did have four hits in the weekend series with Boston, but hasn't gone yard since April 28 - 11 games. That wasn't likely to change in Monday's poor matchup.
Jose Bautista, RF5/11/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista might get a rest day on Monday, as he's just 2-for-29 (.069) against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Bautista did have four hits in the weekend series with Boston, but hasn't gone yard since April 28 - 11 games. That won't be likely to change in Monday's matchup.
Devon Travis, 2B5/10/2015 4:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is getting the day off on Tuesday.
Insight: Seems to be just a routine day of rest. Steve Tolleson will start at second base.
Devon Travis, 2B5/10/2015 3:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis was 1-for-3 with an RBI and run in the, 6-3, loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.
Insight: Travis had a double and scored in the fifth and then drove in a run on a ground out in the seventh. Travis is hitting .288 with seven home runs and 25 RBI this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/10/2015 10:25:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has been feast or famine against Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz in his career.
Insight: Encarnacion is a career .167 hitter versus Buchholz, but two of his five hits versus the right-hander are home runs. Encarnacion is hitting .239/.305/.410 with five home runs and 18 RBI in 117 at-bats this season.
Michael Saunders, RFCold5/10/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders has returned to the 15-day disabled list according to CBS Sports.
Insight: Saunders probably returned from his knee surgery a little too soon. He was clearly struggling due to the knee issue, hitting .222 with a .566 OPS. It is unclear how long he will be out this time.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/9/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 3-for-5 with two runs and one RBI in the, 7-1, victory over the Red Sox.
Insight: Donaldson is enjoying his new team this season. He is slashing .320/.382/.549 with seven home runs and 20 RBI this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B5/9/2015 5:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run bomb in Toronto's, 7-1, victory over the Red Sox on Saturday.
Insight: Encarnacion was 2-for-3 in the game with two walks, three RBI and a run. He is hitting just .239 with five home runs and 18 RBI, but Encarnacion is 4-for-6 in the last two games. Hopefully, this gets him going.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/8/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a home run Friday against the Red Sox.
Insight: It was a solo shot, and he now has seven homers and 19 RBI on the year.
Aaron Sanchez, RP5/8/2015 9:15:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez did not allow a run over seven innings Friday versus Boston.
Insight: He gave up just two hits and walked five, while striking out three. Sanchez now has a 3.62 ERA this season.
Danny Valencia, 3B5/8/2015 10:20:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia is questionable for Friday's game against Boston while dealing with a sprained ankle.
Insight: Valencia is hitting .333 with a .807 OPS in 12 games. It didn't seem severe, but he hasn't played since Monday.
Michael Saunders, RFCold5/8/2015 10:18:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is questionable for Friday's game against Boston due to a cortisone shot for his left knee.
Insight: Saunders has only played eight games this season and this appears to be an ongoing issue that isn't going to get better anytime soon. There is no timetable for his return and he isn't playing at a fantasy-worthy level (.222, .566 OPS).
Russell Martin, C5/6/2015 10:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had three hits, including a homer during Wednesday' win over the Yankees.
Insight: Martin scored two runs as well, and is now hitting .286 with seven home runs and 18 RBI so far this season.
Mark Buehrle, SP5/6/2015 9:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle threw just 77 pitches over five innings, but left in line for the victory.
Insight: He allowed only one run on six hits and one walk while striking out three. Buehrle now owns a 6.00 ERA this season.
Russell Martin, C5/5/2015 10:07:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin was 3-for-4 with a solo home run in the, 6-3, loss to the Yankees on Tuesday.
Insight: Martin hit the solo bomb to start the Blue Jays rally in the ninth, but the rally fell three runs short. Martin is hitting .263 with six home runs and 17 RBI this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/5/2015 4:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Bautista is dealing with a sore right shoulder, but it isn't very serious and the fact he's 2-for-17 versus Michael Pineda is the more likely reason for his absence.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/4/2015 9:42:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 with a run scored in the, 3-1, victory over the Yankees on Monday.
Insight: Donaldson was the only player in the game with multiple hits. Donaldson scored on Edwin Encarnacion's double in the eighth. Donaldson is hitting .314 with six home runs and 18 RBI in 105 at-bats this season.
R.A. Dickey, SP5/4/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitched eight innings and allowed just one run on three hits in the, 3-1, victory over the Yankees on Monday.
Insight: This was Dickey's first victory of the season. His only blemish was three walks and on strikeouts. Dickey is 1-3 this season with a 4.38 ERA.
Jose Reyes, SS5/4/2015 9:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes will have an MRI this weekend to see the progress his body has made on his cracked rib according to MLB.com.
Insight: Hopefully, the MRI revels some progress, and Reyes can return to baseball activities. Check back this weekend for another update.
Devon Travis, 2B5/3/2015 4:15:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis smashed a grand slam Sunday against the Indians.
Insight: It was his lone hit in five at-bats, but it was a big one. The prized rookie is hitting .318 with seven homers and 23 RBI so far this season.
Drew Hutchison, SP5/3/2015 3:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison had a rough outing Sunday versus Cleveland.
Insight: He allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out two. Hutchison now has an ugly 7.47 ERA this season.
Jose Bautista, RF5/2/2015 8:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista had four RBI Saturday versus Cleveland.
Insight: Bautista went 2-for-5 with a run scored as well. He is hitting just .188 with five homers and 13 RBI.
Aaron Sanchez, RP5/2/2015 6:50:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez allowed two runs Saturday against Cleveland.
Insight: He went 5 2/3 innings and gave up four runs and six walks while striking out five. Sanchez now has a 4.62 ERA this season.
Josh Donaldson, 3B5/1/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs hitting in the lead off spot for the first time in his career.
Insight: Donaldson also walked twice. He actually led off the game with a home run. Donaldson is hitting .330/.390/.585 with six home runs 17 RBI in 94 at-bats.
Devon Travis, 2B5/1/2015 5:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis is not playing on Friday against the Indians.
Insight: This is a regular day of rest for Travis. Ryan Goines will start at second base, and third baseman Josh Donaldson is leading off. This could be interesting. Donaldson has never ledoff in the major leagues.
Russell Martin, C4/30/2015 11:15:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin had an RBI-double in the fourth in the, 4-1, victory over the Indians on Thursday.
Insight: Martin, however, is off to a very slow start in Toronto. He is hitting .197 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 61 at-bats this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/30/2015 10:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the, 5-1, victory over the Indians on Thursday.
Insight: Encarnacion scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning. He is hitting just .208 this month, though, with four home runs and 10 RBI.
R.A. Dickey, SP4/29/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings and allowed four runs in the loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.
Insight: Dickey yielded the four runs on nine hits. He also struck out four and walked none. Dickey is 0-3 this season with a 5.23 ERA.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/29/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is 6-for-15 lifetime against opposing starter Rick Porcello.
Insight: He has not taken Porcello deep, but does have four doubles and three RBI against him. Look for Encarnacion to help fantasy owners in this one.
Jose Bautista, RF4/28/2015 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista launched a home run on Tuesday night.
Insight: He had two hits in four at-bats, along with three RBI and two runs scord. Bautista is hitting just .188, but does have five homers and 13 RBI overall.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/28/2015 10:15:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had three hits, including his fifth homer Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Toronto won a shootout, 11-8, with Donaldson going 3-for-5 with three runs and two RBI. He now has a .349/.402/.602 line with five homers and 16 RBI.
Brett Cecil, SP4/28/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil will get another crack in the closer role.
Insight: Miguel Castro has struggled of late, so Toronto will turn back to the guy who opened up the season as their closer. We are not very hopeful.
Jose Reyes, SSCold4/28/2015 3:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a cracked rib according to Roto World.
Insight: Reyes attempted to play through the injury, but the pain became too much. That could be why he is hitting only .250 in his first 60 at-bats. Ryan Goins will start most of the games at shortstop for Toronto while Reyes is out.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1BCold4/28/2015 3:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will not be given any help in his attmpt to end his early season slump.
Insight: While he does have four homers and eight RBI, Encarnacion is hitting just .173 this season. He will face Clay Buchholz on Tuesday who he is 4-for-28 against during his career. The positive thing though is that two of hits are home runs.
Dalton Pompey, RF4/28/2015 3:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Red Sox.
Insight: There has been no official reports, but there are indications Pompey injured his neck on Monday night. Stay tuned.
Devon Travis, 2B4/27/2015 9:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis hit his sixth homer of the season.
Insight: This rookie is impressive, He nw is hitting .368 with six homers and 18 RBI so far this season.
Aaron Sanchez, RP4/27/2015 8:41:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez allowed four runs Monday against Boston.
Insight: Only three of the runs were earned and he also allowed five hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings of work. Sanchez now has a 5.03 ERA this season.
Jose Bautista, RF4/27/2015 5:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista (shoulder) will reyurn on Monday night.
Insight: It was initially thought he would not play on Monday, but Bautista is ready to go. He will serve as Toronto's DH.
Jose Bautista, RF4/27/2015 1:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is expected to take batting practice on Monday and should return sometine during this series, but no Monday night.
Insight: He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness, but had four homers and 10 RBI in 14 games this season.
Jose Reyes, SSCold4/27/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is hitless in eight at-bats versus Joe Kelly.
Insight: Since returning from a rib issue on April 21, Reyes is just 2-for-19 (.105). He doesn't figure to turn it around in this unfavorable matchup.
Jose Bautista, RF4/26/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup versus the Rays on Sunday.
Insight: Fantasy owners might be better off because Bautista is just 2-for-24 in his career against Rays starter Chris Archer. Owners would still like Bautista to return soon. He hasn't played since Tuesday due to shoulder soreness.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/25/2015 9:14:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson had two hits in the loss to the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Donaldson had an RBI-single to score Devin Travis in the first inning as Toronto took an early lead, but Tampa Bay answered in the bottom of the inning. The Blue Jays retook the lead in the seventh on Russell Martin's homer, but the Rays scored three runs in the eighth. Donaldson is hitting .352 with four home runs and 14 RBI this season.
Jose Bautista, RF4/25/2015 3:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Michael Saunders is back from the disabled list and will start in right field.
R.A. Dickey, SP4/24/2015 8:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey had a rough outing Friday versus Tampa Bay.
Insight: He allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk over 4 1/3 innings of work. Dickey did not strike out a batter, and now owns a 4.94 ERA.
Jose Bautista, RF4/24/2015 4:08:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup for Friday's series opener against Tampa Bay.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/23/2015 9:45:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smacked a homer during Thursday's win over Baltimore.
Insight: He finished 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs scored. Donaldson is now hitting .400 with four homers and 13 RBIs.
Drew Hutchison, SP4/23/2015 9:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison went eight innings Thursday against the Orioles.
Insight: Hutchison struck out seven and allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings of work. He now has a 5.48 ERA, but owners should expect that to continue to improve.
Jose Bautista, RF4/23/2015 3:48:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is again not in the Toronto starting lineup.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and has not played since Tuesday. Kevin Pillar is starting in right field.
Dioner Navarro, C4/23/2015 11:34:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays backup catcher Dioner Navarro has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The switch-hitting catcher has very little fantasy value now that Russell Martin is the everyday starter. Josh Thole will back up Martin.
Devon Travis, 2B4/22/2015 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis should be owned everywhere.
Insight: He went 3-for-4 on Wednesday with his fourth homer, and is now hitting .388 with 14 RBIs on the season.
Jose Bautista, RF4/22/2015 4:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista may need a trip to the disabled list.
Insight: He is dealing with shoulder soreness and is not in the lineup on Wednesday. kevin Pillar is starting in right field. Stay tuned.
Devon Travis, 2B4/22/2015 4:11:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.
Insight: Travis missed Tuesday's game after he took a pitch in the ribs on Sunday. He is hitting second, though, versus Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez on Wednesday.
Jose Bautista, RF4/22/2015 10:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has been atrocious against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez in his career.
Insight: Bautista is just 2-for-29 versus Jimenez, which is good for a .069 average. It is hard to sit a first-round talen like Bautista, but if owners are ever going to sit him for a better option, it would be Wednesday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/21/2015 10:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion smacked two homers Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: He now has four home runs on the year, along with a total of eight RBIs. Jose Bautista also wet deep in the contest.
Mark Buehrle, SP4/21/2015 10:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle picked up his third victory of the season.
Insight: He went six innings and allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk, while striking out two. Buehrle has 4.00 ERA this season.
Jose Reyes, SS4/21/2015 4:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) will return to the lineup on Tuesday.
Insight: Reyes will reportedly hit exclusively from the right side, due to small rib fracture. It is not idea, but he is avoiding the disabled list for the moment.
Devon Travis, 2B4/20/2015 11:08:00 AM
Description: X-rays on Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis were negative after he was hit in the left ribcage by a pitch.
Insight: Travis has been impressive through the first 13 games, hitting .356 with three home runs and a 1.053 OPS. If you need second base help, he's your guy.
Jose Reyes, SS4/20/2015 11:05:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes (fracture left ribs) could return to the lineup on Tuesday, according to Blue Jays manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Reyes is expected to bat from the right side only at the beginning, but at least the oft-injured shortstop appears to have avoided the disabled list.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/18/2015 4:04:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was the hero Saturday against the Braves.
Insight: He hit a walkoff homer in 10th inning to give Toronto a 6-5 victory. Donaldson finished the day 3-for4 with two runs and a walk.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/17/2015 10:34:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson hit a pair of home runs on Friday against the Braves.
Insight: Donaldson didn't have a home run this season coming into Friday's game, but he went deep in the third and fifth innings. Donaldson was 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs in the game. He is hitting .302 this season.
Jose Reyes, SS4/17/2015 11:40:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes, who left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs, has been diagnosed with a small fracture, according to beat writer Ben Nicholson-Smith.
Insight: Reyes had been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will update whether he can play through it or need a trip to the DL soon.
Devon Travis, 2B4/16/2015 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Devon Travis went 2-for-4 against the Rays on Thursday.
Insight: Toronto only had four hits in the game, so Travis was the only Blue Jays hitter to make an impact. He doubled in the ninth to score Russell Martin. Travis has been impressive through the first 10 games, hitting .371 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Jose Reyes, SS4/16/2015 8:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes left Thursday's game with soreness in his left ribs according to MLB.com.
Insight: Reyes has been dealing with an oblique injury, but it is unclear if this is the same injury. The Blue Jays will probably update Reyes' status after the game.
Jose Bautista, RF4/16/2015 10:55:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 2-for-21 (.095) with three strikeouts against Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Baustista is off to a slow start, hitting .172 in the first nine games. he probably won't turn it around on Thursday in this unfavorable matchup.
Jose Reyes, SSHot4/16/2015 10:52:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career .450 hitter (9-for-20) against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: What we really like is that he's 3-for-3 is stolen base attempts. Maybe it will get him running as he's only attempted one stolen base this season. He's batting .333 this season through the first nine games.
Jose Bautista, RF4/15/2015 10:23:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit his second home run of the season on Wednesday against the Rays.
Insight: Baustista hit a two-run homer in the first inning, and the Blue Jays never looked back. They scored nine runs in the first four innings and won, 12-7. Bautista, though, is off to a slow start, hitting .127 in the first nine games.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/15/2015 10:20:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs in the, 12-7, victory over the Rays on Wednesday.
Insight: Donaldson got off to a very slow start, but he now has five hits in the last two games. He had a two-RBI single in the second and then an RBI-double in the fifth on Wednesday. As we said on Tuesday, it was only matter of time until Donaldson started producing like this.
Josh Donaldson, 3B4/14/2015 10:19:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson was 2-for-4 with a run in the loss to the Rays on Tuesday.
Insight: Donaldson now has three mult-hit games with the Blue Jays this season. He hasn't gone yard yet, but he has two doubles and three RBI. Donaldson is also hitting just .233, but he should get things going hitting in the same lineup with Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion.
R.A. Dickey, SP4/13/2015 9:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitched well for the second consecutive start.
Insight: He left in line for the loss, but allowed just two runs on three hits and five walks, while striking out six over six innings of work. Dickey has a solid 2.19 ERA so far this season.
Jose Bautista, RF4/12/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista blasted his first home run of 2015.
Insight: He went 1-for-4 with two RBI and two runs. Look for Bautista's .182/.280/.364 line to improve quickly.
Jose Bautista, RF4/11/2015 1:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista left Friday's game in the sixth inning with some cramping and with a poor matchup on Saturday, could get the day off.
Insight: Bautista is a career .077 hitter (2-for-26) against Baltimore starter Ubaldo Jimenez. Bautista finally broke out of his hitless streak with three hits on Friday night, but plan on being without him on Saturday.
Jose Bautista, RF4/10/2015 5:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista left Friday's game in the sixth inning with some cramping.
Insight: Toronto had a comfortable lead so they were likely playing it safe. Bautista was 3-for-3 with a double, four runs, two RBI, and a walk. He should be fine for Saturday.
Mark Buehrle, SP4/10/2015 5:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle went six innings in his season debut.
Insight: He allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks, while striking out one. Buehrle threw 84 total pitches on the afternoon.
Jose Bautista, RFCold4/10/2015 10:16:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 1-for-13 (.077) in his career against Baltimore right-hander Bud Norris.
Insight: Bautista is still hitless on the season with eight strikeouts in 12 at-bats. Avoid him on Friday.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/9/2015 10:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a homer Thursday against the Yankees.
Insight: It was his second dinger in three games. Encarnacion is hitting .417 early on this year. Expect a monster campaign.
Brett Cecil, SP4/9/2015 4:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil has already been pulled from the closer role.
Insight: One blown save and Cecil is already gone. Miguel Castro is likely to take over, but do not be surprised if Toronto makes a trade.
Michael Saunders, RF4/9/2015 10:44:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders is expected to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday.
Insight: He's expected back by mid-April, possible as soon as next week. Saunders batted .273 last season with eight homers, 34 RBI and a .791 OPS in limited at-bats.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/9/2015 10:28:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion has faced CC Sabathia 41 times and never taken him deep.
Insight: Encarnacion is one of the league's best home run hitters, but he's batting .256 with a less-than-mediocre .626 OPS against the Yankees left-hander.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B4/8/2015 10:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 Wednesday against the Yankees.
Insight: He clubbed his first homer on Opening Day, and has two RBI and a .375 BA through two games this season.
R.A. Dickey, SP4/8/2015 9:19:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey had the knuckleball working on Wednesday.
Insight: Dickey allowed just one run on four hits and three walks over 6 1/3 innings of work. He struck out four and threw 94 pitches, with 51 for strikes.
Jose Bautista, RF4/8/2015 11:22:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 2-for-14 in his career versus Yankees starter Michael Pineda.
Insight: The Yankees aren't the best team for Bautista to open up against as he does not have good career numbers against Masahiro Tanaka or Pineda. One of Bautista's two hits versus Pineda, however, is a home run.
Drew Hutchison, SP4/6/2015 5:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison allowed just one run in six innings in the victory over the Yankees on Opening Day.
Insight: Hutchison struck out three and walked two. He allowed just three hits. Great way for Toronto and Hutchison to begin 2015.
Russell Martin, C4/6/2015 12:12:00 PM
Description: Catcher Russell Martin will bat in the No. 2 hole for Toronto this Monday.
Insight: Fantasy owners have to like this spot in between Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista. he batted mostly fifth in Pittsburgh last season.
Jose Bautista, RF4/6/2015 10:02:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is an ugly 1-of-9, a single, with four strikeouts versus Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka.
Insight: "Joey Bats" is a career .255 hitter in April with an .847 OPS, but had an excellent opening month last season with eight homers, 18 RBI and a 1.065 OPS.
Ryan Goins, 2B4/4/2015 11:02:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Ryan Goins could not win the second base job and will start the season in the minors.
Insight: Even with Maicer Izturis sidelined, Goins' .308 batting average wasn't enough to stay with the big club. Devon Travis should get the at-bats until Izturis is ready to play.
Dayan Viciedo, RF3/31/2015 12:56:00 PM
Description: Outfielder Dayan Viciedo has been released by the Blue Jays after batting just .237 with zero homers in 38 spring training at-bats.
Insight: It wasn't that long ago that Viciedo was helping fantasy owners. He hit 25 homers in 2012 and still hit 21 home runs last season. He'll likely find a spot on a bench somewhere.
Michael Saunders, RF3/26/2015 9:50:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders will not be ready for Opening Day, according to manager John Gibbons
Insight: This was to be expected and fantasy owners should also expect him back by mid-to-late April. He batted .273 last season with eight homers, 34 RBI and a .791 OPS in limited at-bats.
Brett Cecil, SP3/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil open the season as team's closer according to manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Nor surprise here, as Cecil posted a 2.70 ERA in 2014. He will be a good source of saves this year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B3/15/2015 2:53:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion will resume hitting on Tuesday according to MLB.com.
Insight: Encarnacion missed the past week due to a sore back. The Blue Jays expect to ease him back into the designated hitter role although they plan to play him mostly at first base this season.
Drew Hutchison, SP3/11/2015 4:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison threw four shutout innings versus the Orioles on Wednesday.
Insight: Hutchison will be very important for the Blue Jays success with Toronto recently losing Marcus Stroman for the season. Hutchison was 11-13, pitching 184 innings with a 4.48 ERA and 184 strikeouts last season.
Marcus Stroman, SP3/10/2015 3:39:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman will miss the 2015 season with a torn ACL, according to general manager Alex Anthopolous.
Insight: Stroman was 11-6 with a 3.65 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP. he totaled 111 strikeouts in 130 2/3 IP. He was expected to be a big part of the rotation.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B3/10/2015 11:31:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is being shut down for a few days due to a lower back injury, according to gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
Insight: Encarnacion is expected to sit for 4-5 days. it's a bit concerning for the slugger, but as long as he is ready for Opening Day it shouldn't change his fantasy value. He hit 34 homers and knocked in 98 runs last season and has topped the 30-HR mark the last three seasons.
Josh Donaldson, 3B3/7/2015 4:25:00 PM
Description: Ble Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson smashed a homer Saturday against the Phillies.
Insight: He should be in line for a monster campaign, in a fierce Toronto lineup. It will be interesting to see where Donaldson hits, as he can hit anywhere from third in the order, down to fifth. He should have decent RBI chances no matter what, but if Donaldson hits fifth, then owners should expect a slight decline in runs scored.
Brett Cecil, SP3/7/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil is dealing with a shoulder issue and could miss up to 10 days, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star.
Insight: Cecil is projected to be the closer for Toronto although he'll have to beat out young right-hander Aaron Sanchez. This down time could be a chance for Sanchez to steal the spot. Cecil posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.37 WHIP last season with 76 Ks in 53 1/3 IP.
Jose Bautista, RF3/7/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the lineup for Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies.
Insight: Bautista sat out Friday as well while dealing with a right hamstring injury. Hopefully they are just being overly careful with their slugger. It's still early and a couple of days missed shouldn't change anything.
Brett Cecil, SP3/6/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil didn't pitch as schedule on Friday due to shoulder soreness according to Sports Net.
Insight: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, however, indicated that the soreness is probably not a major issue. Cecil is projected to be the closer for Toronto, so it is worth keeping an eye on.
Johan Santana, SP3/3/2015 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Johan Santana will begin throwing Tuesday.
Insight: Santana is trying to recover from shoulder surgery and an Achilles injury. He hasn't pitched since 2012 and has managed just 21 starts since 2010 which makes him a long shot at best. You probably should wait and see how his rehab goes before selecting him or picking him up in April.
Russell Martin, C11/19/2014 8:45:00 PM
Description: Catcher Russell Martin signed a five-year, $82 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
Insight: The deal became official on Tuesday. He will receive $7 million next season, $15 million next year and $20 million the final three years. Martin is 31-years old and hit .290 with 11 home runs, 20 double and 67 RBI last season in Pittsburgh. Although it doesn't matter for fantasy, he is also one of the best defensive catchers in the league.
Marco Estrada, SP11/1/2014 4:00:00 PM
Description: The Brewers have traded starter Marco Estrada to the Blue Jays for Adam Lind.
Insight: The 31-year-old was 7-6 with a 4.36 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 127 strikeouts in 2013.
Melky Cabrera, LF10/23/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera has begun contract negotiations with the Toronto front office according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Insight: Heyman expects the Blue Jays to offer "at least a three-year deal". Cabrera batted .301/.351/.458 with 16 home runs and 73 RBI in 139 games this season. If the two sides do not come to terms, Toronto can make a one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offer, so the team earns a draft pick if he signs somewhere else.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/28/2014 9:49:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is feast or famine against Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Encarnacion has just three hits in 20 at-bats against Gonzalez in his career, but all three have been home runs. Encarnacion also has seven RBI, two walks and two strikeouts.
Adam Lind, DH9/28/2014 9:43:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is 8-for-16 in his career against Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: One of those eight hits was a home run. He is hitting .324 with 32 extra-base hits and 40 RBI in 287 at-bats this year.
J.A. Happ, SP9/27/2014 6:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ earns 11th win in final start of 2014.
Insight: He has been up and down all year, but pitched well against Baltimore on Saturday. Happ went seven innings of two-run ball, on four hits and two walks, with four strikeouts. He finshes the year at 11-11 with a 4.22 ERA. Happ's inconsistency makes him a risky pick heading into 2015.
Dalton Pompey, RF9/26/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays outfielder Dalton Pompey had his first career three-hit game, going 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, two RBI and two runs to lead the Blue Jays over the Orioles, 4-2, on Friday.
Insight: Pompey doubled in the third to score Adam Lind as Toronto took the lead for good. Pompey then tripled in the fifth and Edwin Encarnacion scored to extend the lead back to two. Pompey is 8-for-32 with four extra-base hits in 15 games this season.
Jose Bautista, RF9/25/2014 2:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is not in the starting lineup on Thursday.
Insight: It is just a day off. Dalton Pompey will be in left field and Kevin Pillar will be in right.
Jose Reyes, SSHot9/25/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is not in the starting lineup on Thursday against the Mariners.
Insight: It is just a routine day off. Ryan Goins will start at shortstop for the Blue Jays.
Mark Buehrle, SP9/24/2014 9:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle pitches gem against Seattle.
Insight: He pitched into the ninth, but was removed after giving up a leadoff single to Chris Taylor. Aaron Sanchez was able to pick up the slack, as he picked off pinch-runner James Jones, and eventually saved the game for Toronto's starter. Buehrle is now 13-10 with a 3.39 ERA. Fine year for the lefty.
R.A. Dickey, SP9/23/2014 10:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings, allowed two runs on five hits, struck out six and walked two.
Insight: Dickey has won his last five decisions and his record now stands at 14-12. He has an ERA of 3.78 with 171 strikeouts in 209 2/3 innings this year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/23/2014 10:06:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer on Tuesday against the Mariners.
Insight: Encarnacion also had four RBI and two runs. He has six RBI in the series. Encarnacion also has a five-game hitting streak with 10 RBI over that stretch. He is hitting .272 with 34 home runs and 97 RBI in 460 at-bats this year.
Jose Bautista, RF9/23/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs in the victory over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Insight: Bautista hit his 27th double of the season as he recorded his fifth hit in two games against Seattle. The right fielder has hits in his last four games and is batting .290 with 35 home runs and 103 RBI this season.
Daniel Norris, RP9/23/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris will make a spot start on Thursday versus the Mariners according to MLB.com.
Insight: It was supposed to be Marcus Stroman's start, but he is suspended and when he returns, Stroman will pitch out of the bullpen. Norris has allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks in three 1/3 innings out of the bullpen in September.
Colby Rasmus, CF9/23/2014 1:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus doesn't play every day anymore, but should be in the lineup Tuesday in a favorable matchup.
Insight: Rasmus is 7-for-10 against Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. For the season he's batting just .225, but has shown power with 18 homers and 40 RBI.
J.A. Happ, SP9/22/2014 10:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on seven hits to beat the Mariners on Monday.
Insight: Happ gave up a RBI-double to Robinson Cano and a solo home run to Kyle Seager. Happ has been inconsistent from start to start, but there has only been one month this year where his ERA was not between 4.00 and 4.60. Happ is 10-11 with a 4.27 ERA and 129 strikeouts in 151 2/3 innings this year.
Jose Bautista, RF9/22/2014 10:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit his 35th home run of the season on Monday against the Mariners.
Insight: Bautista is tied with three other players for the third most home runs in the American League this season. The right fielder was 3-for-3 on Monday with three runs, a walk and two RBI. Bautista is batting .288/.407/.533 with 26 doubles and 103 RBI in addition to the 35 homers this year.
Casey Janssen, SPCold9/20/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen earned his 24th save Saturday.
Insight: He came in with one out in the ninth, and shut the door on New York. Janssen now owns a 4.22 ERA.
Marcus Stroman, SP9/20/2014 8:35:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman earned his 11th victory of the year against the Yankees Saturday afternoon.
Insight: He posted a quality start, going six innings, allowing two runs and striking out seven. Stroman is now 11-6 with a 3.77 ERA. Very respectable, pitching in the AL East.
Jose Bautista, RF9/20/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista slugged another homer in Saturdays victory over the Yankees.
Insight: He now has 34 dingers and 101 RBI. Bautista has put forth an MVP-type year, and should be on the first round radar heading into 2015.
Adam Lind, DH9/20/2014 2:10:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Lind is cranking out the hits this season, batting .321 for the 91 games he's played, but will get a routine day off against the left-handed Chris Capuano.
Jose Bautista, RF9/20/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 8-for-22 (.364) against Yankees left-hander Chris Capuano with three home runs and a 1.364 OPS.
Insight: Bautista blasted home run No. 33 Thursday night and knocked in RBI No. 100 on Friday. He's got a favorable matchup in which to improve on both numbers against Capuano.
Mark Buehrle, SP9/19/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle yielded five runs in six innings in a loss to the Yankees, 5-3, on Friday.
Insight: Buehrle started the year 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP but has really struggled since then. Buehrle has lost three of his last four decisions and is now 12-10 with a 3.53 ERA with one start left next week.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/19/2014 10:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run homer on Friday for his 33rd of the season.
Insight: Encarnacion underwent a precationary MRI on his back Friday but felt well enough to play. His 33 home runs ties him for fifth in the American League. He is also batting .262 with 89 RBI.
Jose Reyes, SSHot9/19/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a run in a loss against the Yankees on Friday.
Insight: Reyes took advantage of a friendly matchup as he came into the game a .462 hitter against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Reyes's three hits weren't enough, however, as New York won, 5-3. Reyes is 5-for-9 so far in the series against New York.
Adam Lind, DHCold9/19/2014 12:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is not a goof play Friday against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Lind is cranking out the hits this season, batting .319 for the 90 games he's played, but is just 2-for-19 (.105) against Kuroda and 1-for-10 over the past four games.
Jose Reyes, SSHot9/19/2014 12:09:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career 12-for-26 (.462) with six extra-base hits versus Yankees hurler Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: The 2011 NL batting champion hasn't cracked the .300 mark in the last two seasons and is hitting .285 this year so likely to make it three in a row. Still, he's batting .400 over the past six games and has a favorable matchup so start him.
Jose Bautista, RF9/19/2014 12:05:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 4-for-16 (.250) against Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda, but all four of his hits are home runs.
Insight: Bautista blasted home run No. 33 Thursday night and is just one RBI away from the century mark.
Jose Bautista, RF9/17/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has another rough matchup tonight against Baltimore.
Insight: After going up against Ubaldo Jimenez, whom he struggles against, Bautista does not catch a break as Toronto will be facing Orioles' starter Bud Norris. He is 1-for-11 over his career against Norris, with four strikeouts. Owners, be prepared for another subpar night.
Drew Hutchison, SP9/16/2014 10:38:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison allowed six runs, including two homers, in six and 1/3 innings against the Orioles on Tuesday.
Insight: Hutchison had impressive stuff, striking out 11 and walking one, but he gave up the long ball to Orioles first baseman Steve Pearce and shortstop Jimmy Paredes. Hutchison snapped his streak of four straight quality starts. He is 10-12 with a 4.51 ERA and 170 strikeouts in 175 and 2/3 innings this season.
Jose Bautista, RF9/16/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has a tough matchup tonight against Orioles righty Ubaldo Jimenez.
Insight: Joey Bats has put up MVP type numbers this season (.285 BA, 32 HR, 97 RBI), but faces a personal nemesis tonight, as he is a career .083 hitter (2-for-24) against Jimenez. Owners need to keep Bautista in their lineups, and just hope he is finally able to figure out Baltimore's right-hander this evening.
Colby Rasmus, CF9/16/2014 10:21:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus needs to be in the lineup against the Orioles, for Tuesday night's game.
Insight: No doubt Rasmus has struggled this season from an average perspective (.226/.288/.449). However, he should be in the lineup tonight when Toronto takes on Ubaldo Jimenez. Rasmus is a career .370 hitter (10-for-27) against him, with seven extra-base hits. If he is active, Rasmus makes for an intriguing daily fantasy play tonight.
Steve Tolleson, 3B9/15/2014 4:22:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson is starting at third base Monday night.
Insight: Tolleson has been pretty irrelavent in 2014 (.232 BA, 3 HR, 14 RBI), but has been given the nod tonight at third base. With only four at-bats over the past 14 days, Tolleson is not a recommended daily fantasy option.
Adam Lind, DHHot9/15/2014 3:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Lind is cranking out the hits, has a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .415 over the past dozen games. It appears to be a routine day off after he blasted his second home run in two games Sunday.
Marcus Stroman, SPHot9/15/2014 10:30:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman has gotten off to a strong start in September. He is sporting a record of 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA and 0.79 WHIP, during his past 3 starts.
Insight: While he has not been great on the road during 2014 (3-3, 5.73 ERA), Stroman has had a solid second half of the season (6-3, 3.23 ERA). He will look to continue his hot streak tonight, when the Blue Jays travel to Baltimore.
Jose Reyes, SSHot9/14/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career 8-for-18 versus Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Reyes faced Archer on Sept. 3 and went 2-for-5. The shortstop is having a below average month so far though, batting .239 with just two extra-base hits. Reyes is hitting .280 with nine home runs, 29 doubles, 84 runs and 26 stolen bases this year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/13/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion was 1-for-3 with a home run on Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: Encarnacion is seventh in the American League with 31 home runs this year. He is also hitting .262 with 84 RBI and 68 runs.
Adam Lind, DHHot9/13/2014 4:04:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind went 2-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI as the Blue Jays defeated the Rays, 6-3, on Saturday.
Insight: Lind hit a two-run home run in the seventh with the game tied 3-3. Lind has a six-game hitting streak in which he is batting .500 with four extra-base hits and five RBI.
J.A. Happ, SP9/12/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ went seven strong innings on Friday, allowed one run on two hits, struck out seven and walked none but lost, 1-0, to the Rays.
Insight: After a rough August, Happ has pitched better in September with little results. Happ is 1-1 with a 3.60 ERA in 20 innings over his last three starts. For the season, the 31-year-old is 9-10 with a 4.28 ERA and 119 strikeouts.
Drew Hutchison, SP9/11/2014 12:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison allowed one run in six and 1/3 innings and struck out 10 to defeat the Cubs on Wednesday.
Insight: Hutchison allowed just four hits and one walk. Jorge Soler's solo home run was the only Cubs score the entire night. The Blue Jays outscored the Cubs in the series sweep, 28-3. For fantasy owners, however, Hutchison is extremely inconsistent. He is 10-11 with a 4.36 ERA in 169 1/3 inning this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/9/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion went 3-for-5 with a double against the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Encarnacion is hitting an awful .190 since returning from his injury on Aug. 15. Since that date, he has four home runs and 11 RBI. Overall though, Encarnacion has 30 home runs and 81 RBI to go along with a .265 average.
Jose Bautista, RF9/9/2014 11:51:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is hitless in 10 career at-bats against Cubs ace Jake Arrieta.
Insight: Bautista is on fire this month, batting .367 with three homers and a 1.106 OPS so it will be interesting to see which factor wins out. For the season Bautista has blasted 32 homer and knocked in 92 runs.
Melky Cabrera, LF9/8/2014 3:41:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera underwent successful surgery Monday to repair a broken bone in his right pinkie finger.
Insight: Cabrera suffered the season-ending injury on Friday when he slid head first back into first base. Cabrera finishes the 2014 campaign with nice numbers: .301/.351/.458, 16 home runs, and 73 RBI. He will be a free agent this offseason.
Jose Bautista, RF9/7/2014 6:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning to account for all of the Toronto runs as the Blue Jays defeated the Red Sox, 3-1, on Sunday.
Insight: The home run was Bautista's seventh since Aug. 26 and 31st this season. Bautista is also batting .288 with 89 RBI and a .897 OPS. He ranks sixth in the American League in home runs.
R.A. Dickey, SP9/7/2014 6:32:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey pitched seven innings, allowed one run on six hits, struck out four and walked none to defeat the Red Sox, 3-1.
Insight: Dickey has been below average for his standards this season, but has pitched well in his last three starts. Dickey has allowed four runs over his last 20 innings of work. He is 12-12 with a 3.84 ERA and 157 strikeouts this year.
Liam Hendriks, SP9/6/2014 9:09:00 PM
Description: Royals pitcher Liam Hendriks replaced Danny Duffy after just one pitch in the first inning, and threw four innings, gave up three earned runs on seven hits, struck out three and walked none.
Insight: Hendriks has two appearances in Kansas City with four earned runs allowed in 11 innings. He remains a non-fantasy factor unless Duffy is down for an extended period of time and Hendriks gets his spot in the rotation.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B9/6/2014 11:32:00 AM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion is just a .115 hitter (3-for-26) against Boston starter Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Encarnacion homered Friday night to reach 30 for the third consecutive season. But he has never taken Buchholz deep.
Adam Lind, DHHot9/6/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is a career .347 hitter (17-for-49) against Boston right-hander Clay Buchholz.
Insight: Lind has six hits in his last 12 at-bats and should be ready to take advantage of a favorable matchup.
Mark Buehrle, SP9/5/2014 12:11:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle and Rays starter Jake Odorizzi both went into the eighth inning without yielding a run.
Insight: Buehrle started out 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, but had struggled since.This was a good sign even though he didn't get the win. The Blue Jays couldn't put up any runs until the 10th inning when they pushed across the only run of the game.
Jose Bautista, RF9/3/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is as hot as anyone, but faces a tough matchup Wednesday versus Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Bautista's consecutive home run streak (five) came to an end Tuesday and tonight he faces Archer who has held him to one hit in 16 at-bats (.063). Buautista is up to 29 home runs and 84 RBI while posting a .285 average this year. It's his best home run and RBI total since 2011, but this is an unfavorable matchup.
Jose Bautista, RFHot9/2/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 8-for-26 (.308) with three home runs against Rays right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
Insight: Bautista has homered in five consecutive games and is up to 29 home runs and 83 RBI while posting a .283 average this year. It's his best home run and RBI total since 2011.
J.A. Happ, SP8/31/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter J.A. Happ went seven strong innings on Sunday against the Yankees, allowing three runs, striking out six and walking none.
Insight: The victory is Happ's first since July 22. He is 9-8 with a 4.37 ERA and 1.40 WHIP this year.
Jose Bautista, RF8/31/2014 4:24:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista homered for a fifth straight game to help the Blue Jays beat the Yankees, 4-3.
Insight: Bautista hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and finished the game 1-for-4. In the last five days, the right fielder only has one other hit besides his five home runs, a single on Wednesday. Bautista is up to 29 home runs and 83 RBI while posting a .283 average this year.
Melky Cabrera, LF8/31/2014 9:13:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera is 4-for-9 with a pair of home runs against Yankees starter Brandon McCarthy.
Insight: Cabrera has returned to his pre-suspension form, batting .305 with 15 HR, 71 RBI and an .816 OPS this season, though August has been a bit of a struggle.
Aaron Sanchez, RP8/30/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays reliever Aaron Sanchez set down six Yankees to record his first major league save on Saturday.
Insight: Sanchez struck out two of the three batters he faced in the eighth and then forced the Yankees down in order in the ninth. Sanchez has a 1.66 ERA over his first 21 2/3 innings in the majors.
Drew Hutchison, SP8/30/2014 3:50:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right-hander Drew Hutchison threw seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit, striking out nine and walking two against the Yankees on Saturday.
Insight: The victory was Hutchison's first since August 6, but he did pitch well in his last start, earning a no-decision. In his last 13 innings, the 24-year-old has allowed just one run, struck out 16 and walked four.
Jose Bautista, RF8/30/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista homered for the fourth straight game to lift Toronto to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees.
Insight: Bautista's two-run shot accounted for the only runs in the game. He went 1-for-3 in the game and has moved into sole possession of sixth place on the American League home run list with 28. Bautista is also hitting .284 with 82 RBI and a .917 OPS.
Jose Bautista, RF8/30/2014 11:24:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 1-for-11 lifetime against Yankees starter Michael Pineda.
Insight: Bautista has homered in three straight games and is tied with teammate Edwin Encarnacion for sixth in the American League with 27 home runs. He is also hitting .283 with 80 RBI this year.
Jose Bautista, RF8/30/2014 9:19:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista slugged a solo home run on Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: Bautista has gone deep in three straight games, all of them unfortunately solo shots. He is hitting .283 with 27 home runs, 24 doubles and 80 RBI this year.
Jose Bautista, RF8/29/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is a career .368 hitter with four extra-base hits versus Yankees starter Chris Capuano.
Insight: Bautista's batting average is down since the All-Star break, but he's still leadling the league in OBP and his .890 OPS should keep fantasy owners happy. He's just 2-for-19 this week, but both hits were home runs.
Jose Bautista, RF8/27/2014 9:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista homered for the second straight game and the fifth time this month Wednesday against Boston.
Insight: Bautista has batted .263 since the All-Star break, but he's produced eight doubles, nine homers, 25 RBI and 23 walks during that span.
Marcus Stroman, RP 8/27/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman ended August on a positive note Wednesday against Boston after going 0-3 with a 8.66 ERA in his first four starts this month.
Insight: Stroman gave up two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out six over 7 2/3 innings to win his eighth game of the year. The rookie has a 3.88 ERA, a 1.21 WHIP and 85 Ks in 99 2/3 innings this season.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold8/26/2014 7:07:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to illness, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Rasmus hit .276 with 22 homers, 66 RBI and an .839 OPS in 118 games last season, but he's batted just .223 with 16 homers, 37 RBI and a .722 OPS in 93 games this year.
Nolan Reimold, LF8/26/2014 11:49:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays has designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment.
Insight: We thought Reimold was going to be someone to watch back in 2009 when he hit 15 home runs and posted an .831 OPS in just 358 at-bats, but in the five years since then he's been nothing but a bit player without much fantasy value. This could be the end of the road.
Drew Hutchison, SP8/24/2014 5:38:00 PM
Description: Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison gave up one run on six hits and struck out seven in six innings Sunday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Hutchison has had his moments this season, like holding the Orioles to one run on one hit over 8 2/3 innings on Aug. 6, but he's been far too inconsistent. He allowed 13 runs on 15 hits in 12 2/3 innings in his previous two starts. He's 8-11 with a 4.68 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 134 Ks in 150 innings.
Jose Bautista, RF8/24/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista was ejected from Sunday's game after a called third strike.
Insight: Bautista was already 0-for-3 against Rays starter Chris Archer and given that made him 1-for-15 for his career in their matchups, he might have decided he didn't want to face him again today.
Jose Bautista, RFCold8/24/2014 10:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is an ugly 1-for-13 (.077) against Rays starter Chris Archer.
Insight: Bautista is hitless in the first two games of the series to lower his average to .286. He's still a home run threat with 24 long balls and 77 RBI, but its probably best to avoid Sunday's matchup.
Jose Reyes, SSHot8/24/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a career 6-for-10 versus Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Reyes was hitting .247 on June 23 and now is hitting .293. He's had four mulkti-hit games in the last six contests and produced the game-winning hit Saturday. Start him.
Jose Reyes, SSHot8/23/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes went 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run Saturday against the Rays.
Insight: Reyes was hitting .247 on June 23, but he's gone 77-for-221 (.348) with 13 doubles, a triple, three homers, 20 RBI, 37 runs and eight steals since then. He's now hitting .294.
Marcus Stroman, RPCold8/22/2014 9:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman's horrible August continued Wednesday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Stroman allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and walked three in five innings. He's allowed 17 earned runs on 26 hits in 17 2/3 innings this month. The rookie had a 2.12 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 63/16 K/BB over 68 innings in his first 11 starts this season.
Liam Hendriks, SP8/21/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Royals minor league pitcher Liam Hendriks rebounded with a strong seven innings pitched this week after two rocky starts. Hendriks allowed no runs on four hits, six strikeouts and four walks on Sunday.
Insight: Although a small sample size (four starts), Hendriks has a 3.67 ERA since being traded to Triple-A Omaha from Buffalo. With the Bison, Hendriks posted a 2.33 ERA in 16 starts.
Jose Reyes, SSHot8/20/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has batted .349 with 13 doubles, a triple, three homers, 18 RBI, 36 runs and eight steals in his last 48 games.
Insight: He's raised his average from .247 to .294 in that span. Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double, one RBI, two runs and a steal Wednesday against the Brewers.
Melky Cabrera, LFHot8/20/2014 8:34:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 2-for-5 with a double, one RBI and two runs Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Cabrera hit .299 with an .801 OPS before the break and he's been even better after, hitting .360 with 12 doubles, four homers, 23 RBI and 21 runs in 125 at-bats.
Jose Bautista, RFHot8/20/2014 8:31:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with a double, a homer and three RBI Wednesday at Milwaukee.
Insight: Bautista hasn't had a great month, but he hasn't been terrible either. He's gone 18-for-66 (.273) with four doubles, three homers, 14 RBI and 10 walks in 17 games.
Adam Lind, DH8/20/2014 12:52:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is out of the lineup again Wednesday.
Insight: Toronto is playing at Milwaukee so it can't use a DH. Edwin Encarnacion has started at first base the past two games.
Kevin Pillar, CF8/19/2014 2:41:00 PM
Description: Toronto minor league outfielder Kevin Pillar is hitting .327 in 391 at-bats this season at Triple-A Buffalo. In his last ten games, he is 14-for-39 (.359).
Insight: It seems unlikely that Pillar will be a September call up this year unless Toronto further falls out of playoff contention. Outfielders Melky Cabrera and Colby Rasmus will both be free agents at season's end, so Pillar will likely get his major league chance next season. It might make sense to let Cabrera leave via free agency since he plays the same position as Pillar, and Rasmus is a center fielder. Cabrera, however, is batting .316 while Rasmus is hitting .223.
Erik Kratz, C8/19/2014 9:32:00 AM
Description: Royals catcher Erik Kratz hit two home runs after entering as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning against the Twins on Monday night. The catcher homered in his only two plate appearances.
Insight: Both of Kratz' home runs were solo shots. The second came in the ninth to extend the Royal lead to 6-1. It was the first time Kratz had hit a home run for the Royals since joining the team on July 28 in a trade from the Blue Jays. The catcher has five home runs in 94 at-bats with the Kansas City and Toronto this season.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B8/17/2014 7:02:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit his first home run since returning from the disabled list.
Insight: Encarnacion (.274, 27 HR, 72 RBI) hits them in bunches so don't be surprised if this is the start of something big. He hit just two homers in April, then blasted 16 in May and seven in June.
Danny Valencia, 3B8/16/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia has gone 6-for-20 with two doubles and a homer against Chicago hurler John Danks.
Insight: Valencia is hitting .367 with a .920 OPS against lefties this season and .335 with an .886 OPS against them in his career. He's a nice cheap third-base option Saturday.
Dioner Navarro, C8/16/2014 12:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro owns a .400 average, two doubles, and three homers in his career against White Sox starter John Danks.
Insight: The switch-hitting catcher has hit better against righties this season, but he's owned Danks in his career. He could be a good low-cost option Saturday against the homer-prone southpaw.
Juan Francisco, 3B8/15/2014 6:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco isn't in the lineup Friday against the White Sox.
Insight: Francisco has two hits in his last 35 at-bats, a .057 average. He's going to play a lot less frequently now that Adam Lind and Edwin Encarnacion are both healthy.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B8/15/2014 4:15:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game. He'll bat fourth and be the DH.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury and he suffered a minor setback in late July which has kept him out longer than expected. Fantasy owners can begin jumping for joy.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B8/14/2014 8:42:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) is expected to be acyivated from the 15-day disabled list for Friday's game.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury and he suffered a minor setback in late July which has kept him out longer than expected. Fantasy owners can begin jumping for joy.
Adam Lind, DH8/11/2014 11:03:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind (foot) will be activated Tuesday, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star.
Insight: Lind has been out since July 8 due to a non-displaced fracture in his right foot. He'll return to a .320 average, four homers, 27 RBI, 30 runs and an .878 OPS.
Melky Cabrera, LFHot8/11/2014 5:58:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera reached base eight times in Sunday's 19-inning game against the Tigers.
Insight: Cabrera went 3-for-5 with one RBI and walked five times. However, he didn't score a run. Cabrera, who turns 30 today, has gone 50-for-137 (.365) with 10 doubles, three homers, 20 RBI, 20 runs, 19 walks and 12 strikeouts since the start of July.
Adam Lind, DH8/11/2014 10:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind (foot) could be activated Monday in time for the game with Seattle.
Insight: Lind has been dealing with tightness in his back, but could be ready to go. He's batting .320 this season with four homers, 27 RBI and an .878 OPS in 61 games.
Mark Buehrle, SPCold8/10/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle gave up five runs (two earned) on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings Sunday against Detroit.
Insight: Buehrle started out 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, but he's gone 1-7 with a 4.76 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP in his last 12 starts.
Dioner Navarro, C8/10/2014 8:51:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays catcher Dioner Navarro went 2-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Sunday against the Tigers.
Insight: With a .277 average, nine homers, 51 RBI and a .708 OPS, Navarro has been a decent fantasy backstop in 2014.
Jose Bautista, RFHot8/10/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has picked up 15 hits, including two doubles and five homers, in 44 at-bats against Tigers starter David Price.
Insight: Bautista has hit .338 with six doubles, five homers, 15 RBI, 15 walks and a 1.073 OPS over his last 21 games. He's a strong option Sunday against Price.
Danny Valencia, 3B8/10/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Danny Valencia is 10-for-15 (.667) with two doubles and three walks against Tigers starter David Price.
Insight: Valencia is kryptonite for left-handed hurlers. He has a career .331 average against southpaws and is hitting .342 against them this season. Valencia is hitting cleanup behind Jose Bautista Sunday against Detroit.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B8/9/2014 11:31:00 AM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) will begin a rehab assignment Saturday.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury and he suffered a minor setback in late July which has kept him out longer than expected. If he can avoid further setback he'll probably be back next week.
Jose Bautista, RF8/9/2014 10:54:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 8-for-14 (.571) with a home run against Detroit Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
Insight: Bautista is hitting .297 with 22 homers, 69 RBI, 71 runs, five steals and a .933 OPS. He's been better since the break, batting .320 with a 1.030 OPS and this favorable matchup should continue the hot streak.
Casey Janssen, SPCold8/8/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen blew his third save of the season Friday against the Tigers.
Insight: Janssen entered with a 4-2 lead, but he allowed four hits, including two homers, and three runs. The right-hander has 18 saves in 21 chances this season, but he's been shaky over the past month (7.94 ERA, 15 hits and five home runs allowed in 11 1/3 innings since July 6).
Melky Cabrera, LF8/8/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Hopefully Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's elbow is good to go after being hit by a pitch last night as he has a favorable matchup Friday. Update: Cabrera is in Friday's starting lineup.
Insight: Cabrera, who is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS on the season, is 10-for-21 (.476) for his career versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Melky Cabrera, LF8/8/2014 11:38:00 AM
Description: Hopefully Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera's elbow is good to go after being hit by a pitch last night as he has a favorable matchup friday.
Insight: Cabrera, who is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS on the season, is 10-for-21 (.476) for his career versus Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez.
Melky Cabrera, LF8/7/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera was forced out of Thursday night's game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS. Seems like he's back to pre-suspension days. Update: X-rays negative.
Melky Cabrera, LF8/7/2014 8:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera was forced out of Thursday night's game after being hit on the elbow with a pitch.
Insight: Cabrera is hitting .315 with 14 HR, 59 RBI, 72 runs, five steals and an .845 OPS. Seems like he's back to pre-suspension days.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold8/7/2014 9:50:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus has just a double in 14 at-bats versus Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez with eight strikeouts.
Insight: Rasmus had an ugly July batting .198 with a .668 OPS. He's hitting .221 with 15 homers and a .732 OPS for the season, but we don't like him in this matchup.
Jose Reyes, SS8/7/2014 9:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is hitless in nine tries versus Baltimore starter Miguel Gonzalez.
Insight: Reyes had a big July (.324) and has continured raking into August (.333), but this matchup has been a tough one for him.
Jose Bautista, RFHot8/6/2014 9:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has hit five home runs in his last 14 games.
Insight: Bautista had 14 home runs in his first 56 games this season and appeared to be cruising toward another 40-homer season, but he hit just three from May 31 to July 22 and is now trying to make up ground. He's hitting .297 with 22 homers, 68 RBI, 70 runs, five steals and a .937 OPS.
Drew Hutchison, SP8/6/2014 9:52:00 PM
Description: Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison allowed just one hit over 8 2/3 innings in a win over the Orioles Wednesday night.
Insight: The hit was a solo homer so Hutchison wasn't entirely flawless, but it was still a dominant effort for a pitcher who has been struggling (6.64 ERA last eight starts). The 23-year-old had a 7.71 ERA at home prior to Wednesday's start. He'll start at Seattle his next time out.
Brett Lawrie, 2B8/6/2014 5:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (back) isn't expected to go on the disabled list, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Lawrie left with lower back tightness Tuesday in his first game since he fractured his finger on June 22. He's not in the lineup Wednesday.
Mark Buehrle, SPCold8/5/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle allowed four runs on 10 hits (2 HR) in four innings Tuesday against the Orioles.
Insight: Buehrle started out 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP, but he's gone 1-7 with a 4.73 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP since then.
Brett Lawrie, 2B8/5/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie left Tuesday's game with lower back tightness, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Lawrie was playing in his first game since he fractured his finger on June 22. The Blue Jays say it was a precautionary move to take him out.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B8/5/2014 5:13:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) has begun hitting, according to Shi Davidi of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury and he suffered a minor setback in late July which has kept him out longer than expected. If he can avoid further setback he'll probably be back in 10-14 days.
Brett Lawrie, 2B8/5/2014 4:49:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (finger) has returned from the disabled list and will make the start at third base Tuesday night.
Insight: Lawrie fractured his finger on June 22 at Cincinnati. He's hit .244 with a .718 OPS this season but already has a career-high 12 home runs in 258 at-bats.
Brett Lawrie, 2B8/4/2014 8:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (finger) will return from the disabled list Tuesday, according to John Lott of the National Post.
Insight: Lawrie fractured his finger on June 22 at Cincinnati. He's hit .244 with a .718 OPS this season but already has a career-high 12 home runs in 258 at-bats.
Jose Bautista, RF8/3/2014 9:59:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 5-for-13 (.385) with a 1.207 OPS versus Houston starter Scott Feldman.
Insight: The slugger has reached the 20 home run mark for the fifth consecutive season and leads the league with a .411 OBP.
Brett Lawrie, 2B8/1/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (finger) began his rehab assignment Friday.
Insight: Lawrie fractured his finger on June 22 at Cincinnati. He could be back by next week.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold7/31/2014 8:11:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday after arriving late, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
Insight: Rasmus' tardiness was an issue in New York and he was the last one to arrive Thursday. He's hitting .219 with 14 homers and a .729 OPS.
Mark Buehrle, SP 7/30/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle picked up his first win since June 1 Wednesday at Boston.
Insight: Buehrle allowed one run on six hits in 6 2/3 innings. The left-hander gave up 28 earned runs on 64 hits (8 HR) in his previous 47 innings (5.36 ERA). He's still 11-7 with a 3.11 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP because he started out 10-1 with a 2.10 ERA.
Brett Lawrie, 2B7/30/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays second baseman Brett Lawrie (finger) took batting practice on the field at Toronto's complex in Dunedin, Fla. on Wednesday. SOURCE: National Post
Insight: He could go out on a rehab assignment this weekend. Lawrie fractured his finger on June 22 at Cincinnati.
Marcus Stroman, RPHot7/29/2014 11:01:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman was dominant for the third straight start Tuesday at Boston.
Insight: Stroman struck out eight and allowed one run on six hits over seven innings to win his seventh game of the year. Since he joined the rotation, the 23-year-old right-hander has gone 6-2 with a 2.11 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP and a 63/16 K/BB in 68 innings. He's still available in 51 percent of Yahoo leagues.
Danny Valencia, 3B7/28/2014 10:49:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays have picked up Danny Valencia from the Royals for Liam Hendriks and Erik Kratz.
Insight: Valencia has a .282 average and two home runs in 110 at-bats this season. He crushes lefties (.354 this season, .333 career) and will form a platoon with Juan Francisco at third base until Brett Lawrie returns from the DL in August.
Melky Cabrera, LFHot7/28/2014 10:28:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera swatted two home runs, drove in five and scored three Monday at Boston.
Insight: Cabrera has batted .363 with eight doubles, a triple, three homers and 16 RBI in July. He's been a fantasy star this season, hitting .313 with 45 extra-base hits (14 HR), 58 RBI, 67 runs, five steals and an .849 OPS.
Juan Francisco, 3B7/27/2014 4:56:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco smacked his 16th homer of the season Sunday against the Yankees.
Insight: Francisco has done his damage in just 223 at-bats this season. The 27-year-old also has 96 strikeouts so he's hitting just .242.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/26/2014 12:40:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) may have suffered a setback in his recovery, according to National Post reporter John Lott.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury. The sooner he returns, the better for fantasy owners, but now it may not be next week as expected.
Juan Francisco, 3B7/26/2014 11:47:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays third baseman Juan Francisco is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees.
Insight: Just a routine day off. Francisco's hot May (.284, 7 HR, 20 RBI, 1.013 OPS) is a distant memory, but he's been a respectable 3B fantasy option for most of the season.
Jose Bautista, RFHot7/26/2014 10:40:00 AM
Description: Just off a two-homer night, Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has another favorable matchup Saturday versus Chris Capuano.
Insight: Bautista is 7-for-18 (.389) with a pair of home runs against the left-hander. The slugger has reached the 20 home run mark and leads the league with a .412 OBP.
Mark Buehrle, SPCold7/25/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle allowed six runs on nine hits (2 HR) in three innings Friday at New York.
Insight: Buehrle is now 1-12 with a 6.15 ERA in his career against the Yankees (108 1/3 IP). He's lost six straight decisions after starting out 10-1 and has recorded a 5.36 ERA in his last eight starts.
Jose Bautista, RF7/25/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with two homers and four RBI Friday against the Yankees.
Insight: Bautista has homered three times in the past three games after going deep just three times in the previous 39.
Jose Reyes, SSHot7/25/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes is a lifetime .478 hitter (11-for-23) with six extra-base hits and a .1.393 OPS versus Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Reyes has been very good this month, batting .337 in 19 July games. Hot hitter plus favorable matchup equals must start.
Melky Cabrera, LFHot7/24/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-4 with three doublesand two RBI in Thursday's 8-0 drubbing of the Red Sox.
Insight: Cabrera had his fourth three-hit game in the last six contests to raise his average to .311 to go along with 52 RBI and 61 runs scored.
Marcus Stroman, RPHot7/24/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman shut down the Rangers Saturday and did the same to the Boston Red Sox Thursday.
Insight: Stroman went seven strong innings giving up just one hit and zero runs. In 10 starts since he joined the rotation, Stroman has given up two runs or less eight times.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/23/2014 10:24:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) could be back from the DL next week, according to Ken Rosenthal of foxsports.com.
Insight: Encarnacion (.277, 26 HR, 70 RBI) has been on the shelf since July 6 due to a quad injury. The sooner he returns, the better for fantasy owners.
Jose Bautista, RF7/23/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista homered for the first time since July 2 Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Bautista has hit just four home runs since May 31 (40 games). He had 14 homers in his first 56 games this season.
Jose Reyes, SSHot7/22/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double, a homer, two RBI and a steal Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Reyes has batted .346 with seven doubles, a triple, three homers, 12 RBI, 15 runs and four steals over his last 23 games.
Dioner Navarro, C7/22/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Toronto catcher Dioner Navarro homered in his second straight game Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Insight: Navarro has seven blasts to go with 41 RBI and a .265 average this season. He's been a decent AL-only backstop.
Aaron Sanchez, RP7/22/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays have called up top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez, but he'll pitch out of the bullpen.
Insight: Sanchez has posted a 3.95 ERA in 100 1/3 innings in the minors this season. The right-hander has walked 191 batters in 356 1/3 minor league innings, including 57 this season. He can be ignored in re-draft leagues.
Adam Lind, DH7/21/2014 4:47:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind (foot) is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, according to John Lott of the National Post, Toronto..
Insight: Lind initially said he would miss 6-8 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, but a second opinion was more optimistic and it appears the second one was closer to fact. He could be back in early August.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/21/2014 4:45:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) is expected to take batting and fielding practice Tuesday, according to John Lott of the National Post, Toronto.
Insight: great news for fantasy owners. The original timetable was 2-4 weeks and he's right at the two week mark today. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.
Melky Cabrera, LF7/20/2014 5:29:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left fielder Melky Cabrera went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the Rangers.
Insight: Cabrera has hit .350 in July, but he hadn't homered since June 19 prior to Sunday. His power comes and goes, but he's a very good all-around fantasy option.
Casey Janssen, SP7/19/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen wasn't available Saturday due to illness.
Insight: He believes he ate something bad over the All-Star break and has lost as much as seven pounds. Aaron Loup picked up Saturday's save.
Marcus Stroman, RPHot7/19/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman shut down the Rangers Saturday, yieelding just four hits and no runs in seven innings of work.
Insight: In nine starts since he joined the rotation, Stroman has given up two runs or less seven times. As a starter his ERA is 2.87 with a 1.128 WHIP. He should be on fantasy rosters, but if he's available you should strongly consider making a claim for him.
Jose Bautista, RF7/19/2014 10:04:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is 4-for-11 with two home runs versus Texas right-hander Colby Lewis.
Insight: Bautista hasn't done much of late, with zero homers and a .167 batting average in his last eight games. This matchup might help.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold7/18/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus hit his 13th home run of the season Friday against Texas.
Insight: Rasmus ended the first half mired in a 5-for-48 (.104) slump. He's batted .217 in 207 at-bats this year.
Jose Bautista, RFCold7/18/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 1-for-15 against Texas ace Yu Darvish with seven strikeouts.
Insight: Bautista hasn't done much of late, with zero homers and a .200 batting average in his last eight games. This matchup isn't likely to help.
Jose Bautista, RFCold7/13/2014 12:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has batted .341 with two doubles and five homers in 41 career at-bats against David Price.
Insight: Bautista has gone 7-for-35 (.200) with zero home runs and nine Ks over his last nine games and doesn't have much lineup protection right now with Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie all on the DL. Fantasy owners might want to pass on this matchup despite Bautista's strong numbers against Price.
R.A. Dickey, SP7/13/2014 12:32:00 PM
Description: Toronto starter R.A. Dickey has baffled most of Tampa Bay's lineup in his career.
Insight: Dickey is a worthwhile fantasy option Sunday. Fantasy owners should avoid Evan Longoria (5-for-22 against Dickey), Ben Zobrist (5-24), Matt Joyce (5-27), James Loney (5-26) and Desmond Jennings (2-18) against the knuckleballer.
Nolan Reimold, LF7/11/2014 9:46:00 PM
Description: Baltimore outfielder Nolan Reimold left Friday's game with a left calf strain, according to Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star.
Insight: Reimold can't catch a break. After playing just 56 games over the past two seasons with the Orioles due to neck problems, he found a spot with the Blue Jays earlier this month and was looking at regular at-bats due to Edwin Encarnacion's and Adam Lind's injuries.
Adam Lind, DH7/11/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind (foot) is now expected to be back playing games in 2-3 weeks, according to Ben Nicholson-Smith of sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Lind initially said he would miss 6-8 weeks due to a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, but the Blue Jays' official timetable is much more optimistic.
Dan Johnson, 1B7/11/2014 3:58:00 PM
Description: Just called up first baseman Dan Johnson is in the Blue Jays starting lineup Friday night.
Insight: Johnson will be the DH with Jose Bautista playing at first base. He was batting .248 with 17 homers at Triple-A Buffalo before getting the call.
Jose Bautista, RFCold7/11/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has just one single in 12 plate appearances against Rays right-hander Chris Archer.
Insight: Bautista is just 7-for-36 (.194) over his last 10 games and is without his protection in the lineup (Edwin Encarnacion) which won't help him see any good pitches. We suggest avoiding this matchup.
Adam Lind, DH7/9/2014 8:14:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
Insight: Lind missed some time with a bone bruise in his right foot in June, and further testing revealed the fracture. The Blue Jays recently lost Edwin Encarnacion to a strained quad, so the middle of their order is getting thin.
Jose Bautista, RFCold7/9/2014 12:43:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has rocked Angels starter C.J. Wilson in the past.
Insight: Bautista is 8-for-18 (.444) with a double and a homer against Wilson, who will start against the Blue Jays Wednesday. Bautista has gone 7-for-41 (.171) since June 19, but he's a must-start against Wilson.
Jose Reyes, SS7/9/2014 12:33:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes has been playing through a right shoulder injury, according to sportsnet.ca.
Insight: Reyes has hit .344 with four doubles, a triple, two homers and 10 runs in his last 14 games, so the injury isn't affecting him at the plate. However, it has caused his throwing errors to spike. He's made 12 errors already this season, eight throwing. He's never made more than nine throwing errors in a season. While the shoulder soreness bothers him occasionally on swings, he insists it won't keep him out of the lineup.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/7/2014 1:19:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion (right quad injury) will keep him on the sidelines for 2-4 weeks, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1.
Insight: The timetable could change slightly after further diagnosis, but a stint on the disabled list is in his future. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.
Adam Lind, DH7/7/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is a career .346 hitter (9-for-26) with a pair of homers and six RBI versus Angels right-hander Jered Weaver.
Insight: With Edwin Encarnacion big bat sidelined, Lind should be out there everyday and needs to produce. This favorable matchup should help. He's batting .328 with four homers, 27 RBI and an .897 OPS.
Jose Bautista, RF7/7/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is just 1-for-12 (.073) against Angels starter Jered Weaver.
Insight: Bautista leads the league in on-base percentage (.419). He's also batting .296 with 17 homers, 51 RBI, 56 runs and a .941 OPS this season. With all that he should be avoided in this unfavorable matchup.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/6/2014 2:36:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday night's game in the top of the first inning with an apparent right quad injury and has been downgraded to out for Sunday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Encarnacion needed help walking off the field so this didsn't look good. A stint on the disabled list could be in his future. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.
Jose Reyes, SS7/6/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes likely isn't a fan of the trade that brought Jeff Samardzija to Oakland as he's 1-for-9 lifetime against the right-hander.
Insight: Reyes, who's hitting .298 over his last 10 games with a homer and three doubles, is only a .111 lifetime hitter against Oakland's new ace. Given that the game's being played in Oakland, it might be smart to go with another option at shortstop if you've got it.
Steve Tolleson, 3B7/6/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays infielder Steve Tolleson is questionable for Sunday's game against Oakland due to a sprained ankle.
Insight: Tolleson hasn't shown fantasy owners any reason to pay attention to the middle infielder, batting .237 with two homers, seven RBI and a .726 OPS.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B7/6/2014 10:20:00 AM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday night's game in the top of the first inning with an apparent right quad injury and is doubtful for Sunday's game against Oakland.
Insight: Encarnacion needed help walking off the field so this didsn't look good. A stint on the disabled list could be in his future. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1BHot7/5/2014 10:25:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion left Saturday night's game in the top of the first inning with an apparent right quad injury.
Insight: Encarnacion needed help walking off the field so this doesn't look good. The Blue Jays slugger has 26 homers and 70 RBI.
Marcus Stroman, RPHot7/4/2014 9:02:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman took a no decision despite holding the Athletics to three hits and zero runs in seven innings Friday.
Insight: In seven starts since he joined the rotation, Stroman has gone 3-2 with a 2.08 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and a 39/11 K/BB in 43 1/3 innings. The 23-year-old 2012 first-round pick should be owned in all leagues.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1BHot7/4/2014 10:25:00 AM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion played in the outfield for the second time Thursday and could soon become eligible at the position.
Insight: The Blue Jays are playing it safe with Jose Bautista *hamstring), making him the DH with Adam Lind moving over to first base and pushing Encarnacion into the outfield. Encarnacion is having a great season at any position with a league-leading 26 home runs, 69 RBI and 194 total bases.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold7/4/2014 10:24:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus was out of Thursday's lineup sue to a right wrist injury suffered in Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Oakland
Insight: Rasmus is also in a 3-for-28 (.107) slide. He's hitting .224 with 12 homers and a .756 OPS on the year.
Colby Rasmus, CFCold7/3/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: A wrist injury will keep Blue Jays center fielder Colby Rasmus out of Thursday's lineup, according to Gregor Chisholm of mlb.com.
Insight: Rasmus is also in a 3-for-28 (.107) slide. He's hitting .224 with 12 homers and a .756 OPS on the year.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1BHot7/2/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Toronto first baseman Edwin Encarnacion hit a walk-off three-run homer Wednesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Encarnacion followed up his insane May by hitting .305 with seven homers and 17 RBI in June. He's now tied with Nelson Cruz and Jose Abreu for the major league lead with 26 homers.
Jose Bautista, RF7/2/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista has homered in back-to-back games.
Insight: Bautista didn't start for seven straight games due to a hamstring injury, but he returned to the lineup Tuesday and has immediately started hitting again. He's batting .304 with 17 homers, 51 RBI, 56 runs and a .970 OPS this season.
Drew Hutchison, SP7/1/2014 10:12:00 PM
Description: Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison fanned 10 batters and allowed one run on three hits over seven innings Tuesday against the Brewers.
Insight: Hutchison has been solid this year, going 6-6 with a 3.81 ERA, a 1.23 WHIP and 89 Ks in 99 1/3 innings.
Jose Bautista, RF7/1/2014 10:23:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday.
Insight: His fantasy owners can smile again. Bautista (.304, 15 HR, 49 RBI) had not played since suffering a mild hamstring strain on June 22, until his pinch-hit appearance Sunday night. Now he's ready to play, so make sure he's been installed in all lineups.
Jose Bautista, RF6/30/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista pinch hit in Sunday's game and is expected to return to the starting lineup for Tuesday's contest.
Insight: Bautista (.304, 15 HR, 49 RBI) had not played since suffering a mild hamstring strain on June 22, until his pinch-hit appearance Sunday night. Get ready to put him back in all lineups.

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