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21 Michael Saunders LF

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
90%77%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
32619.28846530
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2015TOR931260351000.306.194.194
2016TOR8832653941946369902.365.552.288

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Returns to lineup Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders is back in the lineup for Friday's game against Seattle.

Saunders was away from the team Wednesday due to a personal issue, but is back and in the lineup for Friday's game after the team's day off Thursday. He is set to be the designated hitter against James Paxton and the Mariners, while batting fifth in the order.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Dealing with personal issue, may return Friday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders is away from the team Wednesday while attending to a personal issue, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

The reason for the absence is unclear, but Saunders is not with the team Wednesday, so Darwin Barney is getting the starting nod in left field. Manager John Gibbons didn't elaborate on the situation, but he noted that he believes Saunders will be back for Friday's series opener against the Mariners following Thursday's off day.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Not in Wednesday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders is not in the lineup Wednesday against Arizona, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Playing in an NL park for the second straight day, the Jays are again down a regular hitter and Saunders is the casualty. Toronto will go with Darwin Barney in left field, and he'll serve as the leadoff man against Arizona lefty Patrick Corbin.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Having career year through first half of 2016
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders finished the first half of 2016 slashing .298/.372/.551 in 305 at-bats over 82 games.

The eighth-year outfielder is having far and away the best season of his career, crushing his career average slash line of .240/.312/.406. After bouncing around the order early in the season, Saunders has settled into the cleanup role in the Jays' potent lineup, hitting .309 while mashing eight home runs and tallying 22 RBI over 110 at-bats in that role. The key to 29-year-old's success has been his ability to destroy left-handed pitching. The left-handed-hitting Saunders had struggled against southpaws throughout his career, including a putrid .234/.320/.355 line versus them over the past three seasons. However, he's made adjustments to his swing that have led to a .301/.383/.614 line in 2016, turning him into a valuable fantasy asset.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Not in Saturday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Saunders is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Saunders will get a normal day off after starting the past nine games. The recently-elected All-Star will be replaced in the field by Ezequiel Carrera in left while Junior Lake gets the nod in right. Saunders has had a great start to July, going 14-for-35 with one home run and seven RBI during eight games this month.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Right Fielders 62 48 2.13
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Seattle833 .3751.500 .375
vs Miley (Career)400000
vs LHP90278 .382 .656 .300
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
7/10DET5010100
7/15@OAK2100120
7/16@OAK4000000
7/17@OAK4000010
7/19@ARI3000010
7/22SEA4111100
7/23SEA4222200
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

16

24

3

18











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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
2016TOR89328539419463710002 .365 .549 .287
Total 6512075281496702312185995422 .311 .407 .239
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009SEAOF39349089010 .989
2010SEAOF8985209197844 .981
2011SEAOF56471401391001.000
2012SEAOF136133323315441 .988
2013SEAOF126109263255712 .996
2014SEAOF71621281271001.000
2015TOROF9915123001.000
2016TOROF8581122115520 .984
Total  6115601290124929127 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009SEA133401001
2010SEA11210612001
2011SEA503515011
2012SEA31321911106
2013SEA23316161146
2014SEA11310442012
2015TOR00600001
2016TOR25218030509
Total 1071684516127627
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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