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21 Michael Saunders RF

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
2186.20221260
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016TOR1404907012424575915712.338.478.253
2017TOR732182644621155501.256.344.202

Player Updates

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Leaves team for birth of child
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders has left the Blue Jays to witness the birth of his child, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

It's unclear how much time Saunders will miss while away from the team, but it shouldn't be more than a few games. The 30-year-old outfielder has primarily seen time as a pinch hitter since joining the Blue Jays after rosters expanded, going 3-for-6 with with two walks and two strikeouts. He'll continue to occupy a bench role when he returns.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Joining big-league club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Blue Jays will call up Saunders from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.

The well-traveled, risk-reward outfielder wraps up his Bisons campaign at .275/.322/.408, with two home runs in 152 plate appearances, following a .205/.257/.360 stretch with six bombs in 214 plate appearances for the Phillies. Saunders will serve a depth role for the Jays, making him somewhat valuable in AL-only formats.

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Blue Jays' Michael Saunders: Inks minors deal with Toronto
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

Toronto struggled to find consistent production from the left field spot between Ezequiel Carrera and Steve Pearce this season, so the organization could end up turning to a former Blue Jay to see if he can offer a boost at the position. Saunders was let go by the Phillies earlier this month after slashing .205/.257/.360 in 214 plate appearances, but he's just one season removed from a 24-homer, 32-double campaign that netted him an All-Star nod with Toronto. He'll first report to Triple-A Buffalo to begin his second tour with the organization, but if he's able to find some success at the plate early on, a promotion to the big club could come quickly.

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Michael Saunders: Released Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Phillies released Saunders on Friday.

Saunders and his $9 million contract unsurprisingly passed through waivers unclaimed, so the Phillies have given him his release. He is now eligible to sign with any team for the minimum.

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Phillies' Michael Saunders: DFA'd Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Saunders was designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

After being named an All-Star last season, Saunders struggled through the first half of 2017 before being cast off the Phillies' 40-man roster. The 30-year-old managed a weak .205/.257/.360 triple slash with six homers and 51 strikeouts in 200 at-bats this season (61 games). Given his $9 million contract, he'll likely pass through waivers and sign elsewhere for cheaper.

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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs New York300 .000 .000 .000
vs Price (Career)510 .200.333.200
vs LHP57112 .233 .386 .193
Last 7 Games
  OPP AB R H HR RBI BB SB
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9/27@BOS1000000
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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
2016TOR1404907012424575915712 .338 .478 .253
2017PHI-TOR732182644621155501 .256 .344 .202
Total 7752455324570812632557115523 .305 .397 .232
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009SEAOF39349089010 .989
2010SEAOF8985209197844 .981
2011SEAOF56471401391001.000
2012SEAOF136133323315441 .988
2013SEAOF126109263255712 .996
2014SEAOF71621281271001.000
2015TOROF9915123001.000
2016TOROF128122195188520 .990
2017PHI-TOROF585210397511 .990
Total  7126531466141934138 .991
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2009SEA133401001
2010SEA11210612001
2011SEA503515011
2012SEA31321911106
2013SEA23316161146
2014SEA11310442012
2015TOR00600001
2016TOR323234315214
2017PHI-TOR927500122
Total 12319974161381034
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016TOR821281111000 .409 .571 .381
Total 821281111000 .409 .571 .381
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
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
11/19/1986
Age:
31
Hometown:
Victoria, B.C., CAN
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
9