Toronto Blue Jays

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Blue Jays.2487592213.78
AL East Division4th2nd2nd1st
American League 12th5th3rd1st
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E. Carrera
M. Upton
S. Pearce
D. Pompey
D. Ceciliani
K. Pillar
M. Upton
E. Carrera
D. Ceciliani
J. Bautista
E. Carrera
M. Upton
D. Pompey
J. Donaldson
D. Barney
R. Goins
T. Tulowitzki
D. Barney
R. Goins
Rotation
1. M. Stroman
2. A. Sanchez
3. J. Happ
4. M. Estrada
5. F. Liriano
D. Travis
D. Barney
R. Goins
J. Smoak
S. Pearce
K. Morales
DH
K. Morales
J. Bautista
S. Pearce
R. Martin
DL
None
R. Martin
J. Saltalamacchia
J. Graterol
  Bullpen
R. Osuna (CL)
J. Grilli
J. Howell
J. Biagini
J. Smith
A. Loup
M. Bolsinger
R. Tepera
D. Leone
B. Schultz
Last Updated: 03/28/2017
 
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Last Five Games
10/19 vs. CLE
J. BautistaRF
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
M. UptonDH
E. CarreraLF
K. PillarCF
D. Barney2B
 
10/18 vs. CLE
J. BautistaRF
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
M. SaundersDH
E. CarreraLF
K. PillarCF
R. Goins2B
 
10/17 vs. CLE
J. BautistaRF
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
M. SaundersDH
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraLF
R. Goins2B
 
10/15 vs. CLE
E. CarreraLF
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
J. BautistaRF
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
M. SaundersDH
K. PillarCF
D. Barney2B
 
10/14 vs. CLE
E. CarreraLF
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
J. BautistaRF
R. MartinC
T. TulowitzkiSS
M. SaundersDH
K. PillarCF
D. Travis2B

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
D. Travis2B.3001150
J. Donaldson3B.2843799
E. EncarnacionDH.26342127
M. SaundersRF.2532457
T. TulowitzkiSS.2542479
R. MartinC.2312074
J. Smoak1B.2171434
M. UptonCF.2382061
D. CecilianiLF.11101
 
Notes
  • 134 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 3 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
3 Game(s)
D. Travis2B
J. Donaldson3B
E. EncarnacionDH
J. BautistaRF
R. MartinC
T. TulowitzkiSS
M. SaundersLF
J. Smoak1B
K. PillarCF
3 Game(s)
E. CarreraRF
J. Donaldson3B
E. EncarnacionDH
M. SaundersLF
R. MartinC
T. TulowitzkiSS
J. Smoak1B
K. PillarCF
D. Barney2B
3 Game(s)
D. Travis2B
J. Donaldson3B
E. Encarnacion1B
J. BautistaDH
R. MartinC
T. TulowitzkiSS
M. SaundersRF
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraLF
3 Game(s)
M. SaundersLF
J. Donaldson3B
J. BautistaRF
E. EncarnacionDH
J. Smoak1B
T. TulowitzkiSS
K. PillarCF
R. MartinC
R. Goins2B
2 Game(s)
J. BautistaRF
J. Donaldson3B
E. EncarnacionDH
M. SaundersLF
J. Smoak1B
R. MartinC
K. PillarCF
D. Travis2B
D. BarneySS

 
 
 

Juan Graterol, #57
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
9.2862030
 
Aaron Sanchez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
152192.03.0063161
 
Injuries
Finger - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/28/17)
News
Sanchez (finger) is questionable for his last scheduled spring appearance, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

The right-hander was scheduled to appear once for the minor league squad as a tune-up for the regular season, but the Blue Jays are unsure if they want to push him into action after he popped a blister on his finger in his previous start. Per Chisholm, manager John Gibbons did note that the blister was looking much better than yesterday, and given the fact that Sanchez has dealt with an issue like this before, he doesn't expect the issue to inhibit him for much longer. It's unclear exactly when he'll be 100 percent, but Sanchez's availability for the regular season does not appear to be in any danger as of now.

Jason Grilli, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7659.04.12481
 
Ezequiel Carrera, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.248476237
 
Steve Pearce, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.2883513350
 
Bo Schultz, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0116.15.51010
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least Jun 1 (Updated - 3/28/17)
News
Schultz (elbow) will undergo elbow surgery Wednesday to remove some bone chips, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

It's still unclear if there's a larger issue looming beyond the bone chips, but the doctors performing the operation intend to also check for any ligament damage, so this situation is worth monitoring in the coming days. Either way, it appears that Schultz will be out for an extended period of time, although a firmer timetable likely won't be available until after the surgery takes place.

Russell Martin, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.2316220742
 
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.1713012380
 
Devon Travis, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.3005411504
 
News
Travis (knee) will stay and work out in Florida, missing the upcoming weekend trip to Montreal because the team doesn't want him playing on the turf at Olympic Stadium, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

After he spent most of spring training rehabbing and strengthening his right knee, the Jays will play it safe with their leadoff man in the final weekend of Grapefruit League games. However, he'll have to deal with artificial turf throughout the season, as Toronto's Rogers Centre is one of only two remaining venues in MLB that use it. The other is Tampa's Tropicana Field, where the Jays play their third regular-season game April 6 versus the Rays. Placing Travis on the DL to open the year is still an option, but as of now, he's expected to be ready to take the field in the 2017 opener in Baltimore on April 3.

Kevin Pillar, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.2665975314
 
Aaron Loup, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0014.15.02015
 
Joe Smith, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2552.03.46640
 
Justin Smoak, #14
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
126.2173314341
 
Jose Bautista, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2346822692
 
Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.2636530930
 
News
Morales will play first base during the Jays' interleague games while filling in on defense a handful of times to rest regulars in 2017, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

Toronto's offseason addition looked sloppy Saturday in his spring debut at first base. Morales made two errors, one of which led to an unearned run, in his five innings playing the field. Fortunately for fantasy purposes, the slugger's inability to field the ball at times won't be an issue. What's noteworthy about this news is that Morales could become first-base eligible for the latter half of the fantasy season. The Jays play their 10th game in a National League park on Aug. 20, but assuming the current DH-only covers the bag for a few contests earlier in the campaign, Morales' positional flexibility may expand around the All-Star break.

Melvin Upton, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.23864206127
 
News
Upton (shoulder) will man left field and bat in the leadoff spot in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Upton has been sidelined for a little over a week with right shoulder soreness, but after taking batting practice Saturday without any complications, he's been cleared to return to action and doesn't appear to be at any risk of missing the start of the season. The 32-year-old is likely slated to occupy the smaller portion of a platoon in left field this season, presumably with Ezequiel Carrera.

J.P. Howell, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1150.24.09044
 
Francisco Liriano, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813163.04.6985168
 
J.A. Happ, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
204195.03.1860163
 
News
Happ pitched 5.1 strong innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out five in Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Happ, who won 20 games and finished sixth in the AL Cy Young Award voting last year, spent much of the afternoon fine-tuning his changeup with catcher Russell Martin. The southpaw hopes to use the pitch more than he has in recent years to keep hitters off balance. "We were trying to see how that changeup would play," Happ said. "And I think we felt pretty good about it, so we threw that quite a bit. Just tried to get some more live looks on it." Through three Grapefruit League starts (11.1 innings), the 34-year-old has a 1.59 ERA and has notched eight strikeouts without walking a single batter.

Mike Bolsinger, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1427.26.83025
 
Dalton Pompey, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.0003002
 
Injuries
Concussion - Questionable for start of season (Updated - 3/22/17)
Ryan Tepera, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0118.12.95018
 
News
Tepera is one of three remaining relievers vying for the team's final two bullpen spots, Mark Zwolinski of the Toronto Star reports.

After finishing his fourth straight scoreless outing Friday against the Yankees, the right-hander lowered his spring ERA to an impressive 2.16. Tepera has allowed an earned run in just one of his eight Grapefruit League games. Despite the solid audition, the 29-year-old still may find himself in the minors on Opening Day, largely because Tepera has options remaining. Mike Bolsinger is out of minor-league options, which should help him get the nod. That leaves Tepera and Aaron Loup to duke it out down the stretch. "We're still up in the air there; it's going to go down to the wire," manager John Gibbons said about the bullpen choices. A pair of upcoming weekend exhibition games against the Pirates in Montreal will be the deciding factor.

Joe Biagini, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4367.23.06162
 
Dominic Leone, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0127.06.33023
 
Josh Donaldson, #20
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
155.28412237997
 
Marcus Stroman, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910204.04.3754166
 
Darrell Ceciliani, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
13.1112010
 
Marco Estrada, #25
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
99176.03.4865165
 
News
Estrada is in line to serve as Blue Jays' Opening Day starter April 3 against the Orioles, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.

Manager John Gibbons is expected to officially confirm his rotation Monday, but Estrada is expected to kick things off for the Blue Jays, with J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman, Francisco Liriano and Aaron Sanchez expected to follow him. The soft-tossing right-hander has delivered sub-3.50 ERAs in back-to-back seasons for the Blue Jays and struck out 165 batters in 176 innings in 2016.

Darwin Barney, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.269354192
 
Troy Tulowitzki, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2545424791
 
Ryan Goins, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.186133121
 
Roberto Osuna, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4374.02.683682
 
News
Osuna (neck) gave up two hits, including a home run, while striking out one batter in one inning against the Phillies on Monday.

If it weren't for a Josh Donaldson error at third base, Osuna would have escaped unscathed in his first Grapefruit League appearance since March 5. However, Osuna gave up a homer to Tommy Joseph following the error, and then allowed another hit before finally recording the third out of the inning. Osuna had one disastrous appearance in the WBC and missed time in Blue Jays camp recently with a neck stiffness, but he appears healthy now. The 22-year-old remains locked in as the Toronto closer.