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21 Michael Saunders LF

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
89%80%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
25915.29334410
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TOR931260351000.306.194.194
2016TOR7125941761534277602.369.560.293

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Out of Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rockies, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

The Blue Jays are going with a righty-heavy lineup Wednesday against southpaw Tyler Anderson, so Junior Lake will get a rare start in right field with Ezequiel Carrera sliding over to left field. Saunders should be back in the mix Thursday at home against righty Carlos Carrasco.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Covering the plate in breakout year
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The most palpable reason for Saunders' current breakout season is his improved plate coverage, Sportsnet reports.

Entering the season, 41 of his 51 career home runs had come on pitches located middle-in. Now he's starting to hit outside pitches with authority, too. So far, 51 percent of the pitches the outfielder has seen have been on the outside third of the plate. Saunders has done a phenomenal job adjusting to this location, collecting half of his extra-base hits on outside pitches. His opposite-field stroke has been among the best in baseball. Saunders' opposite-field average is .439 (23rd in MLB) and his slugging percentage going the other way is .805 (6th in MLB). Nearing the midpoint of the season, veteran is slashing .305/.381/.586.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Sets career highs with three homers, eight RBI
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders went 3-for-5 with three homers and eight RBI in Friday's 13-3 victory over the Orioles.

The 29-year-old slugger enjoyed a game for the ages, setting career highs in both homers and RBI. Saunders fell short of tying the major league record of four homers when he grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in the eighth against reliever T.J. McFarland. Two of Saunders' blasts came off starter Mike Wright, and impressively went to the opposite field. He's now 18-for-33 with five homers and 12 RBI against Orioles pitching this season, and is just four round-trippers short of the career-best 19 he hit with the Mariners in 2012. Saunders is now hitting .392 (20-for-51) with six homers and 14 RBI over 51 June at-bats.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Back in lineup Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders (hamstring) is in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Saunders left Tuesday's game with tightness in his hamstring and was not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest, though he did pinch hit in that game. He is back in left field and will bat fourth for the Blue Jays on Thursday.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: May be available Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders (hamstring) may be able to return to the lineup Thursday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Saunders was lifted early from Tuesday's game with hamstring tightness and is out of Wednesday's lineup with the issue, but it sounds as though it's more of a minor setback than anything overly concerning as he'll be available to pinch-hit Wednesday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports. Ezequiel Carrera is drawing the start in left field Wednesday and figures to continuing filling in if Saunders is unable to go Thursday.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 62 48 2.13
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Carrasco (Career)300000
vs RHP181539 .366 .530 .293
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
6/22ARI3000010
6/24@CHW4210000
6/25@CHW5110100
6/26@CHW4000000
6/27@COL4000000
6/28@COL5120100
6/29@COL0000000
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
@TB
W5-3
4
@TB
W5-3
5
@TB
L2-3
6
@TB
L3-5
7
8
Bos
L7-8
9
Bos
L4-8
10
Bos
W3-0
11
12
NYY
L2-3
13
NYY
W7-2
14
NYY
W4-2
15
@Bos
L3-5
16
@Bos
L2-4
Fantasy Points by Week
13

8

18

23

5

19

28

9

12

29

32

9

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009SEA4612213270464041 .258 .279 .221
2010SEA10028929611033358463 .295 .367 .211
2011SEA58161162428125662 .207 .217 .149
2012SEA13950771125195743132214 .306 .432 .247
2013SEA1324065996124654118135 .323 .397 .236
2014SEA782313863834265945 .341 .450 .273
2015TOR931260351000 .306 .194 .194
2016TOR7125941761534277602 .369 .560 .293
Total 6332006269478662192085755422 .310 .404 .238
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009SEAOF39349089010 .989
2010SEAOF8985209197844 .981
2011SEAOF56471401391001.000
2012SEAOF136133323315441 .988
2013SEAOF126109263255712 .996
2014SEAOF71621281271001.000
2015TOROF9915123001.000
2016TOROF696610195420 .980
Total  5955451269122928127 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009SEA133401001
2010SEA11210612001
2011SEA503515011
2012SEA31321911106
2013SEA23316161146
2014SEA11310442012
2015TOR00600001
2016TOR20214520507
Total 1021681015127625
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 A-Everett561962453133739277427 .361 .474 .270
2006 A-Wisconsin104359488610843948103227 .329 .345 .240
2007 AA-West Tenn1552815121772021 .373 .442 .288
2007 A-High Desert108431911292541477601162710 .392 .473 .299
2008AAA-Tacoma249512234131693012 .308 .400 .242
2008 AA-West Tenn6724846721838303066116 .375 .484 .290
2009AAA-Tacoma6424858771521332254863 .378 .544 .310
2010AAA-Tacoma Rainiers21806161005111740 .293 .213 .200
2011AAA-Tacoma Rainiers6423651681137385071103 .415 .449 .288
2013AAA-Tacoma Rainiers3112211023100 .375 .455 .182
2014AAA-Tacoma Rainiers155511183119161500 .479 .473 .327
2015AFA-Dunedin Blue Jays9302730023800 .303 .333 .233
Total 550204135956610528582962895698539 .363 .441 .277
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/228
Birthdate:
11/19/1986
Age:
29
Hometown:
Victoria, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
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MLB Experience:
8
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