Toronto Blue Jays

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Blue Jays.22370184.03
AL East Division5th5th4th5th
American League 13th14th11th10th
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E. Carrera
S. Pearce
C. Coghlan
K. Pillar
E. Carrera
J. Bautista
E. Carrera
C. Coghlan
C. Coghlan
D. Barney
R. Goins
R. Goins
D. Barney
Rotation
1. M. Stroman
2. M. Estrada
3. F. Liriano
4. M. Latos
D. Travis
D. Barney
R. Goins
C. Coghlan
J. Smoak
S. Pearce
K. Morales
C. Coghlan
DH
K. Morales
J. Bautista
S. Pearce
R. Martin
DL
T. Tulowitzki
J. Donaldson
D. Pompey
A. Sanchez
J. Happ
B. Schultz
R. Martin
J. Saltalamacchia
  Bullpen
R. Osuna (CL)
J. Grilli
J. Biagini
J. Smith
J. Howell
A. Loup
R. Tepera
D. Leone
Last Updated: 04/26/2017
 
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Last Five Games

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
 
Notes
  • 0 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 0 games.

Other Frequent Lineups

 
 
 

Aaron Sanchez, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
152192.03.0063161
 
Injuries
Finger - Expected to be out until at least Apr 30 (Updated - 4/26/17)
News
Sanchez (finger) could start Sunday against the Rays, Sportsnet.ca reports.

Sanchez threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, incorporating all of his pitches, although he did have tape around his injured finger. The plan is for him to throw on the side again Friday, this time without the protective covering, and if all goes well, he could return for the series finale against Tampa Bay. Sanchez has given up six runs on 11 hits (including three homers) with a 9:4 K:BB in two starts so far this season.

Jason Grilli, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
7659.04.12481
 
Ezequiel Carrera, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.248476237
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
Steve Pearce, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.2883513350
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, OF - 12
Bo Schultz, #47
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0116.15.51010
 
Injuries
Elbow - Out for the season (Updated - 4/25/17)
Russell Martin, #55
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
137.2316220742
 
Position Breakdown
C - 16, 3B - 1
News
Martin, who started at third base Tuesday for the first time since 2013, may continue logging innings at the hot corner during interleague games, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Martin's been a rarity in the Jays' lineup in recent games. While a majority of the order struggles immensely, the veteran has been smacking the ball around the field, going 8-for-26 with five walks and two homers over his last seven games. "We have to keep his bat in the lineup," said Gibbons. "He looks great at the plate right now. Our big thing is scoring runs." That means, while the club is on the road in the National League, Gibbons has some decisions to make. Tuesday he went with Martin at third, and the manager felt good about his squad. "There's no doubt in my mind that he can do it. You look at that lineup, he's probably the best athlete on that field. We'll give it a go," Gibbons said. Even if the veteran picks up a few starts at third, it's unlikely Martin will earn eligibility at the position considering the limited amount of times the club will play without a DH. Also, Josh Donaldson (calf) will be back in a few weeks.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, #39
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
92.1713012380
 
Position Breakdown
C - 6, DH - 2
Devon Travis, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.3005411504
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 17
News
Travis is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cardinals, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Travis' performance at the plate has been dismal thus far. After 16 games he's hitting just .127/.179/.190 and has recorded just two extra-base hits. Travis will head to the bench as Darwin Barney fills in at second base.

Kevin Pillar, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.2665975314
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 20
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
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 17
News
Smoak is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Cardinals, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

The Blue Jays are playing in a National League ballpark, so Smoak will head to the bench while Kendrys Morales draws the start at first base. Smoak has been solid at the plate lately, as he's hit .296 with six RBI and a .960 OPS over the last seven days.

Jose Bautista, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2346822692
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 19, DH - 1
Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.188356302
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 7
Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.2636530930
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 4, DH - 16
J.P. Howell, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1150.24.09044
 
News
Howell (shoulder) was activated from the DL on Tuesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

Now that he's back in full health, Howell will return to the Blue Jays' bullpen. During his rehab assignment at High-A Dunedin, Howell pitched two shutout innings over two games and struck out five batters. In a corresponding move, Toronto optioned Leonel Campos to Triple-A Buffalo.

J.A. Happ, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
204195.03.1860163
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least May 1 (Updated - 4/22/17)
Francisco Liriano, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813163.04.6985168
 
News
Liriano (1-2) allowed only two runs on five hits and four walks while striking out two batters over 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Angels.

This wasn't Liriano's best outing, and considering he allowed nine baserunners, he was probably lucky to exit with just two runs allowed. It was also a discouraging followup to his previous two strong outings, as he held Boston and Baltimore to just two runs while striking out 16 batters over 12 innings. It isn't out of the question that Liriano continues to show game-to-game inconsistency going forward, and he might not see an uptick in run support. Liriano faces Tampa Bay next, which will be an interesting matchup after he recorded just a single out and allowed five runs to the Rays before exiting in the first inning of his first start of the year.

Dalton Pompey, #23
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
8.0003002
 
Injuries
Concussion - Expected to be out until at least May 2 (Updated - 4/23/17)
News
Pompey (concussion) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Saturday, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet reports.

Pompey opened the year on the disabled list with a concussion that he suffered in the World Baseball Classic. Moving him to the 60-day DL made room for Leonel Campos on the 40-man roster. Once healthy, Pompey is expected to be an outfield reserve option.

Ryan Tepera, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0118.12.95018
 
News
Tepera gave up a hit and struck out one in a scoreless 11th inning to pick up his first save of the season in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Cardinals.

Roberto Osuna blew the save in the ninth and Jason Grilli worked the 10th, leaving Tepera to record his second career big-league save when the Jays pushed a run across in the 11th. He did save 18 games for Triple-A Buffalo last season, but it would take an improbable set of circumstances for the 29-year-old righty to start seeing regular ninth-inning duty for Toronto.

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
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 6, DH - 2
Injuries
Calf - Expected to be out until at least May 5 (Updated - 4/18/17)
Marcus Stroman, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910204.04.3754166
 
News
Stroman (2-2) pitched a complete game, allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk while striking out five in Sunday's victory over the Angels.

Following a shaky start, an argument with home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus over an illegal quick-pitch ruling seemed to motivate Stroman. The fiery right-hander was angered when home plate umpire Ramon De Jesus awarded first base to Kole Calhoun in the third inning for throwing a 3-1 pitch before the batter was deemed to be ready. Toronto manager John Gibbons was ejected for arguing the call, and the Angels scored on back-to-back singles immediately afterward. Stroman took a few deep breaths and responded by keeping the Halos off base for the next five innings while retiring 17 consecutive hitters. The 25-year-old has now banked complete games in two of his last three starts. Despite a rather unlucky .320 BABIP, Stroman owns a great 3.10 ERA and 3.03 FIP through four starts. He'll toe the rubber next on Friday against the Rays.

Marco Estrada, #25
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
99176.03.4865165
 
News
Estrada (0-1) gave up two runs on six hits and a walk while striking out nine over six innings but came away with a no-decision in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Cardinals.

It's his third straight quality start and fourth in five outings this season, but Estrada is still searching for his first win despite a strong 2.70 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 33:10 K:BB through 30 innings. He'll look for some more timely run support in his next start Sunday at home against the Rays.

Darwin Barney, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.269354192
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 4, SS - 2, 3B - 9, OF - 1
Mat Latos, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7370.04.893042
 
News
Latos will start the first game of the Blue Jays' doubleheader with the Cardinals on Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

The 29-year-old was initially set to pitch Wednesday, but his start will be pushed back a day to accommodate the change. Latos will likely face off against Carlos Martinez in the afternoon, with Casey Lawrence still taking the mound for his regularly-scheduled start in the nightcap.

Troy Tulowitzki, #2
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
131.2545424791
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 15
Injuries
Hamstring - Expected to be out until at least May 2 (Updated - 4/23/17)
News
An MRI on Tulowitzki's strained right hamstring revealed no surprises, Sportsnet.ca reports.

While the Blue Jays have not offered up an estimated timetable for Tulowitzki's return to action, one should start to take shape as he begins ramping up his baseball activities. Tulowitzki hit the 10-day DL on Saturday, meaning May 2 would be his earliest possible return date. The 32-year-old is batting .263/.295/.386 with one home run and 10 RBI through 16 games this season.

Ryan Goins, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.186133121
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 6, 3B - 5, DH - 1
News
Goins will start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order Sunday against the Angels, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

It's the fourth start in a row for Goins, who looks poised to hold down a full-time role in the short term following Troy Tulowitzki's (hamstring) placement on the disabled list Saturday. Goins has shown some decent plate discipline in the past, but with little power or speed to speak of and a career .224 batting average, there's little fantasy upside to be mined here.

Roberto Osuna, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4374.02.683682
 
News
Osuna gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning to take his second blown save of the season in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Cardinals.

The 22-year-old has had a rough return to action since missing the beginning of the season with a neck issue, going 1-for-3 in save opportunities and allowing a run in three of five appearances. Osuna's fastball is also down more than one mph from last year (94.6 mph, compared to 95.8 mph in 2016), but as yet the Jays don't seem too concerned about their young closer.