Michael Saunders

#21 LF / Toronto Blue Jays / EXP: 8YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 228 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Launches ninth homer of season

      Saunders went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, a walk and a strikeout Wednesday against the Yankees. The 29-year-old outfielder has hit safely in six of the last seven games, and he's gone 9-of-24 over that span. Saunders has also homered in three of the past five games, and he's averaging a career high .312 in 2016.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Launches homer for second straight game Saturday

      Saunders went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Twins. The 29-year-old continues his recent power surge, now having launched homers in three of his last four games. The dinger also extended Saunders' current hit streak to a modest four games, and brings his season line to .315/.379/.562.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Enjoys three-hit day in Friday victory

      Saunders went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs scored in Friday's 9-3 victory over the Twins. The veteran outfielder continues both an outstanding month and season, with Saunders' current .317 average sitting a full 80 points above his career figure. He posted a five-game streak of multi-hit efforts earlier in May, and Friday's production marked the sixth time overall he's accomplished the feat during the month. The homer was also the 29-year-old's second in the last three games, and helped bring his May line to .324/.395/.515.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Leading off Saturday

      Saunders is leading off Saturday against the Rangers, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports. The Blue Jays will move Kevin Pillar down to seventh in the order Saturday, while Saunders will start in left field and bat in the leadoff spot. Saunders has been red hot of late, notching hits in each of his last six contests, including seven in the past three games alone.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Sends game into extras with ninth-inning blast

      Saunders went 2-for-4 with a game-tying home run in Wednesday's 13-inning loss against the Giants. Saunders did not start, but entered as a pinch hitter for Marcus Stroman in the seventh inning. His ninth-inning blast sent the game into extras and prevented Giants' starter Madison Bumgarner from winning his fourth consecutive game. The Blue Jays were down to their final three outs when Saunders led off the ninth inning with a shot to straightaway center field. According to Statcast, Saunders' fifth of the year traveled 411 feet and left his bat at 103 mph. It was Saunders' first home run since he went deep twice against the Rays on April 29. The 29-year-old outfield is off to a great start, slashing .315/.388/.556 (all career highs).

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Out of the lineup Wednesday

      Saunders is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Giants, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports. Saunders is off to a great start this season, hitting for a .308/.385/.529 slash line with four home runs and 10 RBI after missing virtually all of last season. He has hits in each of his last four games including three Tuesday night, but will get the afternoon off in favor of Ezequiel Carrera on Wednesday.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Collects three hits in Tuesday start

      Saunders went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Tuesday's 4-0 victory over the Giants. The 29-year-old's hot hitting continues, as he's now reached safely in all nine May contests he's appeared in, and 11 straight overall. Saunders is slashing .308/.385/.529 over 104 at-bats overall, and figures to continue logging the majority of starts in left field given his production. However, strikeouts continue be a persistent issue, as the veteran has now whiffed at least once in eight straight games, with multiple-strikeout outings in four of those contests.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Joining platoon atop batting order

      Manager John Gibbons said he's going to try a platoon system at leadoff. Kevin Pillar will hit first against lefties while Saunders will fill the role against right-handers, the Toronto Sun reports. Hitting in the leadoff spot in a stat-boosting slot that Saunders has excelled in. Saunders' value will certainly take a hit on the days he bats sixth or seventh. Luckily for his owners, Saunders will get a majority of the work atop the order since he will hit first against righties.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Out of Thursday's lineup

      Saunders is out of the lineup Thursday, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports. He has eight strikeouts in his last three games, prompting the Blue Jays to give him the day off in favor of Ezequiel Carrera in left and Kevin Pillar atop the order. Saunders has been a revelation offensively so far this year, and as long as the recent strikeout surge doesn't develop into a longer trend, he should continue to play almost every day going forward.

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      Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Goes deep twice in Friday victory over Rays

      Saunders went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo homers in Friday's 6-1 victory over the Rays. The 29-year-old put together his second multi-hit performance over the last four games, and has hit safely in eight of his last nine contests. The pair of dingers also give him three over the last four games, a span during which he's hit .333 (6-for-18) with four RBI and three runs scored.