Toronto Blue Jays

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Blue Jays.22886224.26
AL East Division5th5th4th5th
American League 13th14th10th13th
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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. A. Sanchez
3. M. Estrada
4. F. Liriano
5. M. Latos
6. C. Lawrence
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
J. Happ
B. Schultz
R. Martin
L. Maile
  Bullpen
R. Osuna (CL)
J. Grilli
J. Biagini
J. Smith
J. Howell
A. Loup
R. Tepera
D. Leone
D. Barnes
Last Updated: 04/30/2017
 
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Last Five Games
4/29 vs. TB
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraLF
J. BautistaRF
K. MoralesDH
J. Smoak1B
R. MartinC
C. Coghlan3B
D. Barney2B
R. GoinsSS
 
4/28 vs. TB
K. PillarCF
D. Barney3B
J. BautistaRF
K. MoralesDH
J. Smoak1B
S. PearceLF
D. Travis2B
L. MaileC
R. GoinsSS
 
4/27 vs. STL
K. PillarCF
C. Coghlan3B
E. CarreraRF
K. Morales1B
J. SaltalamacchiaC
S. PearceLF
R. GoinsSS
D. Barney2B
C. LawrenceP
 
4/27 vs. STL
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraLF
J. BautistaRF
J. Smoak1B
R. MartinC
C. Coghlan3B
D. Travis2B
R. GoinsSS
M. LatosP
 
4/25 vs. STL
K. PillarCF
S. PearceLF
J. BautistaRF
K. Morales1B
R. MartinC
D. Travis2B
D. Barney3B
R. GoinsSS
R. TeperaP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
K. PillarCF.32648
D. Barney3B.32605
J. BautistaRF.16716
K. MoralesDH.222414
J. Smoak1B.243310
S. PearceLF.17601
D. Travis2B.13714
L. MaileC.00000
R. GoinsSS.22514
 
Notes
  • 24 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 1 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
1 Game(s)
K. PillarCF
J. BautistaRF
K. MoralesDH
T. TulowitzkiSS
J. Smoak1B
R. MartinC
S. PearceLF
D. Travis2B
1 Game(s)
D. Travis2B
R. Goins3B
J. BautistaRF
K. MoralesDH
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
J. Smoak1B
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraLF
1 Game(s)
K. PillarCF
S. PearceLF
J. BautistaRF
K. Morales1B
R. MartinC
D. Travis2B
D. Barney3B
R. GoinsSS
1 Game(s)
K. PillarCF
E. CarreraRF
J. BautistaDH
J. Smoak1B
D. Barney2B
J. SaltalamacchiaC
S. PearceLF
C. Coghlan3B
R. GoinsSS
1 Game(s)
E. CarreraLF
J. BautistaRF
J. SaltalamacchiaDH
K. Morales1B
T. TulowitzkiSS
R. MartinC
K. PillarCF
D. Travis2B

 
 
 

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) will be working with a pitch limit during Sunday's start against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Sanchez has been cleared to start after getting through a bullpen session with no issues Friday. The 24-year-old will have no restrictions while throwing his curveball, though his fantasy value will temporarily take a hit given the pitch limit. Sanchez has allowed six runs on 11 hits with a 9:4 K:BB in two starts (12.1 innings) 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 - 19
News
Carrera is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

With southpaw Blake Snell toeing the rubber for the Rays, Carrera will cede his left field duties to Steve Pearce, which will continue to be the case against most lefties.

Steve Pearce, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
85.2883513350
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, OF - 14
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 - 18, 3B - 1
News
Martin is not in the lineup Friday against the Rays.

After catching 11 innings in each of his last two starts, Martin will head to the bench. Recently promoted Luke Maile will get the start behind the dish Friday in his stead.

Devon Travis, #29
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
101.3005411504
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 20
News
Travis is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Despite collecting hits in each of the last two games, Travis is batting just .137 (10-for-73) on the year. He'll take a seat for the third time in five games as Darwin Barney fills in at second base. It's still early, but Travis will need to turn things around at the plate if he intends to keep hold of his everyday role.

Kevin Pillar, #11
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
146.2665975314
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 24
News
Pillar went 4-for-4 with a walk, two doubles, a solo home run and three runs scored in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Rays.

The homer was his fourth of the season and third in his last seven games, during which stretch Pillar is slashing .333/.412/.767. The Jays have had a brutal start to the year, but their center fielder has been one of their few bright spots.

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 - 20
News
Smoak went 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and two runs Saturday against the Rays.

Smoak's fourth blast of the year broke open a 2-1 game in the sixth inning of a Blue Jays victory. Although he's been far from a strong fantasy option at first base, he's hit four home runs over his last 15 games. However, after having not hit more than 20 homers in any of his previous seven seasons, it's unlikely that he'll develop a more consistent power stroke.

Jose Bautista, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2346822692
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 1, OF - 22, DH - 1
News
Bautista is not in the lineup for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.

After going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored in the first game, Bautista will get a breather as Ezequiel Carrera takes over for him in right field. Bautista should be back in the lineup for Friday's home game against the Rays.

Luke Maile, #46
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
42.227103150
 
Position Breakdown
C - 1
News
Maile was promoted to the Blue Jays' big-league roster on Friday, John Lott of the Athletic reports.

Maile will take the place of Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who was designated for assignment on Friday. So far with Triple-A Buffalo this season, the 26-year-old catcher has slashed .195/.214/.195 in 42 plate appearances. He'll likely to provide mostly defensive value as backup catcher for the Blue Jays this season.

Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
99.188356302
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 10
News
Coghlan is in the lineup for Game 1 of the Blue Jays' Thursday doubleheader with the Cardinals, batting sixth and playing third base, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Coghlan's had some success over his career against Cardinals' starter Carlos Martinez. The 31-year-old is 3-for-13 with a double, pair of RBI and four walks (.412 OBP) against the right-hander. Coghlan will likely head to the bench in favor of Darwin Barney -- or, possibly Russell Martin -- for Game 2 of the doubleheader.

Danny Barnes, #24
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0013.23.95014
 
News
Barnes will be added to the Blue Jays' roster for Game 2 of their Thursday doubleheader with the Cardinals, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Though the official move hasn't been made yet, the right-hander will occupy the extra roster spot awarded to teams that play twin bills. Barnes likely will be sent down soon after Game 2.

Kendrys Morales, #25
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
154.2636530930
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 5, DH - 18
News
Morales is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the Blue Jays' Thursday doubleheader against the Cardinals, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

The lack of a designated hitter in a National League ballpark puts Morales on the shelf, at least for Thursday's opener. Justin Smoak will occupy first base and hit cleanup. Morales should return to action for the nightcap, so don't remove him from your daily lineups.

J.P. Howell, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1150.24.09044
 
J.A. Happ, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
204195.03.1860163
 
Injuries
Elbow - Expected to be out until at least May 13 (Updated - 4/28/17)
News
Happ (elbow) threw 30-to-40 times Saturday and everything went well, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

While Happ remains without a firm timetable for return, Blue Jays' pitching coach Pete Walker called the session "very encouraging" and said Saturday "was a real good day," so things seem to be looking up. The Blue Jays still want to make absolutely sure all of the inflammation is gone before activating him, so it may be a bit of a waiting game, but his recent progress is encouraging.

Francisco Liriano, #45
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813163.04.6985168
 
News
Liriano (2-2) allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six across five innings to earn the win Saturday against the Rays.

Between the big number of strikeouts and walks, Liriano burned through 99 pitches in just five innings, leading to his exit from the contest. However, he was able to strand runners on base while the offense gave him plenty of support en route to his second victory of the season. After getting annihilated in his first start of the year, he's come back in a big way, as he's allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last four starts. Therefore, his 3.97 ERA is a bit deceiving, and he should remain in fantasy lineups while he continues to post solid performances. He'll make his next start Friday against the Rays.

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)
Ryan Tepera, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0118.12.95018
 
Joe Biagini, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4367.23.06162
 
Casey Lawrence
No Stats Available
News
Lawrence was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

The 29-year-old got off to a rough start with the Blue Jays to start the season, posting a 8.78 ERA and 6.35 FIP across 13.1 innings of work. He'll look to rediscover his potential effectiveness against minor-league hitters with Triple-A Buffalo.

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)
News
Donaldson (calf) took batting practice on the field before Saturday's game against the Rays.

Donaldson will head to Florida on Sunday to continue his rehab process after taking batting practice with no issues. Although the 31-year-old remains without a set return date, he is nearing the halfway point of his proposed 2-to-4 week timetable, so a possible rehab assignment doesn't appear too far behind. Donaldson remains hopeful for a return in May, though more should be known about his possible return date as he continues to ramp up his rehab in Florida.

Marcus Stroman, #6
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
910204.04.3754166
 
News
Stroman (2-2) gave up two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out 10 over 7.1 innings but was stuck with a no-decision in Friday's 7-4 loss to the Rays.

The Toronto bullpen once again unraveled in the late innings, denying Stroman a victory despite his second career start with double-digit strikeouts. His 2.97 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 28:7 K:BB through 36.1 innings all suggest the 25-year-old righty is poised for a breakthrough campaign, but he faces a tough test Wednesday on the road against the surging Yankees.

Marco Estrada, #25
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
99176.03.4865165
 
Darwin Barney, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.269354192
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 2, 3B - 11, OF - 1
Mat Latos, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7370.04.893042
 
News
Latos pitched six scoreless innings with three hits and four walks allowed while striking out four batters during a loss in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against St. Louis.

This was Latos' second start of the season, and the veteran righty fared pretty well considering his production over the past few seasons. His velocity is slightly up on both his fastball and slider, which is encouraging. However, Latos is also on his sixth team in three years and posted a 4.93 ERA over the previous two seasons. He lines up to make two starts next week with the first outing coming against the Yankees.

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
Tulowitzki (hamstring) took batting practice on the field Saturday.

Tulowitzki will head to Florida on Sunday to continue rehabbing after the batting practice session went off without a hitch. He still remains without a timetable for return, but the 32-year-old doesn't seem to be too far from game action. Tulowitzki is eligible to come off the DL on Tuesday, but a clearer timeframe of when he'll be activated should start to take shape as he continues to ramp up baseball activities in the coming days.

Ryan Goins, #17
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.186133121
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 10, 3B - 5, DH - 1
Roberto Osuna, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4374.02.683682
 
News
Osuna pitched a perfect inning to record his second save of the season Saturday against the Rays.

Osuna was given a three-run lead, and was finally able to convert a save opportunity after blowing two of them in a row. He'll need to string together a few more successful outings before regaining confidence from fantasy owners, and possibly manager John Gibbons that he'll revert to his 2016 form as a solid closer.