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21 Michael Saunders RF

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
8%3%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2318.27334384
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014SEA782313863834265945.341.450.273

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders to miss 5-6 weeks after procedure
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders underwent successful surgery on his knee Friday, and he is now expected to be sidelined for five-to-six weeks, the team announced.

Saunders was initially expected to miss half the season while recovering from a meniscus tear. He had 60 percent of the meniscus removed from his left knee Friday, MLB.com reports. The cartilage was unable to be repaired, which would have resulted in a longer recovery time for the outfielder.

On his new timetable, Saunders could be back in action by early-to-mid April if the team chooses not to have him open the season on the disabled list.

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Blue Jays lose LF Michael Saunders (knee) for first half of season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders revealed Thursday he is expected to be sidelined until the All-Star break due to a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Saunders, who was slated to start in left field for Toronto, said he suffered the injury Wednesday after he stepped on a sprinkler head while shagging fly balls during batting practice, per the National Post.

“My goal is to be back by the All-Star break,” Saunders said. “I don’t see why there should be any hiccups in my rehab.”

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the team would most likely replace Saunders, who was acquired in a December trade with the Mariners, with an internal candidate. Kevin Pillar and Dalton Pompey, who are competing for the starting job in center field, could be options since they can play all three outfield spots. Andy Dirks could also be a candidate, but he is in camp on a minor-league deal and still rehabbing from a back injury that sidelined him in 2014.

Saunders spent the first six seasons of his MLB career with Seattle. He hit .273 with a .341 on-base percentage, .450 slugging percentage and .791 OPS in 78 games last season.

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Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders will earn $2.875M in 2015
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays and outfielder Michael Saunders were able to avoid arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $2.875 million contract, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Saunders made $2.3 million in 2014 in his first year of arbitration.

Saunders was acquired by Toronto in a December trade with Seattle. The 28-year-old Saunders is a career .231 hitter with a .384 slugging percentage and .685 OPS in six MLB seasons.

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Blue Jays acquire Michael Saunders from Mariners
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Michael Saunders from the Mariners for pitcher J.A. Happ, according to ESPN. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal.

The 28-year-old Saunders is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.341/.450 over 231 at-bats. He had been mentioned as a popular trade candidate all offseason. Saunders is entering his second year of arbitration, and is set to become a free-agent following the 2016 season.

Happ, 32, posted a 4.22 ERA over 158 innings with Toronto. The Blue Jays picked up his $6.7 million option earlier in the offseason. He'll be a free-agent at the end of the year. 

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Mariners tender six arbitration-eligible players before deadline
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Mariners tendered contracts to six arbitration-eligible players prior to Tuesday's deadline, according to the Tacoma News Tribune. Those players include: first baseman Logan Morrison, outfielders Dustin Ackley, Austin Jackson and Michael Saunders, and relievers Charlie Furbush and Tom Wilhelmsen.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 29 48 30.03
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs L.A. Angels2272 .414 .727 .318
vs Rasmus (Career)000000
vs RHP169468 .333 .485 .272
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
9/19@HOU2100030
9/21@HOU3221200
9/23@TOR3110010
9/25@TOR4000000
9/26LAA4121200
9/27LAA0000011
9/28LAA3120210
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
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@NYY
7:05 pm
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@Balt
3:05 pm
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11
@Balt
7:05 pm
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12
@Balt
1:35 pm
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TB
7:07 pm
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TB
7:07 pm
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TB
7:07 pm
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TB
7:07 pm
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Atl
7:07 pm
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Atl
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Fantasy Points by Week
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0
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7

15

8

20

9

24

9

-1

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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
Total 5531716226396511821764895420 .301 .384 .231
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009SEAOF39349089010 .989
2010SEAOF8985209197844 .981
2011SEAOF56471401391001.000
2012SEAOF136133323315441 .988
2013SEAOF126109263255712 .996
2014SEAOF71621281271001.000
Total  5174701153112221107 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009SEA133401001
2010SEA11210612001
2011SEA503515011
2012SEA31321911106
2013SEA23316161146
2014SEA11310442012
Total 821465913122617
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
Total 52619563465419927572852705468539 .361 .442 .277
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/205
Birthdate:
11/19/1986
Age:
28
Hometown:
Victoria, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:
Tallahasee CC FL
MLB Experience:
6
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