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Blue Jays | Russell Martin takes a seat

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:12:26 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is out of the lineup for Game 5 of the ALCS Wednesday, Oct. 21, with C Dioner Navarro hitting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) is a limited offensive option to throw out there on FantasyScore against Edinson Volquez.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin returns to lineup

Sat, 17 Oct 2015 10:42:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is back in the starting lineup for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series Saturday, Oct. 17, batting seventh.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) did not start behind the plate in Game 1 because Dioner Navarro serves as the personal catcher for SP Marco Estrada. He has just three hits in 15 at-bats this postseason, although two of the hits are doubles.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro in for Game 1

Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:52:17 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is starting behind the plate and batting seventh in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series against Kansas City Royals SP Edinson Volquez Friday, Oct. 16. C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Friday.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($2,700, 5.4% of cap) has been the personal catcher for Marco Estrada, so it is no surprise to see Navarro starting Friday. The catcher is a strong value play at FantasyScore Friday, as he opens significant cap wiggle room. Navarro is 1-for-5 with a double in the postseason.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin out of ALDS Game 3 lineup

Sun, 11 Oct 2015 14:22:35 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Oct. 11, for Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Texas Rangers. C Dioner Navarro will bat seventh against Rangers SP Martin Perez.

Fantasy Tip: Martin ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has a higher batting average against the left, but 18 of Martin's 23 homers have come against right-handed pitching. Navarro ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has a similar average (.278-3-5 against lefties), so he may be a decent option if you're trying to save some cap room.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin rests Thursday

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:16:45 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is out of the lineup Thursday, Oct. 1, with C Josh Thole hitting sixth.

Fantasy Tip: Thole ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) has a .205-0-2 line on the year and isn't an option against Tyler Wilson on FantasyScore.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro starting vs. Orioles

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 13:28:53 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman Monday, Sept. 28. C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) has been serving as Marco Estrada's personal catcher, and the backstop stands as a nice value play at FantasyScore Monday. Navarro has a. 945 OPS over his past 12 games, and Tillman ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) has allowed 31 runs over 18 innings against the Blue Jays this season.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro starting vs. Rays

Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:36:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is starting behind the plate and batting sixth against Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Andriese Sunday, Sept. 27. C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Sunday.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($3,600, 7.2% of cap) offers upside at FantasyScore Sunday, as he has rattled off a respectable second half with a .275/.333/.449 slash line. Hitting behind the top hitters in the lineup should yield a few RBI opportunities, too.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin resting Tuesday

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:20:24 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 22. C Dioner Navarro is behind the dish and is hitting sixth against New York Yankees SP Luis Severino.

Fantasy Tip: Navarro ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) is better from the left side of the plate against right-handers, but he still only has two homers from that side and a .258 average (8-for-31) in limited at-bats. Plus, the rookie Severino has electric stuff. You're better off looking elsewhere on FantasyScore.

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Blue Jays | Russell Martin to catch R.A. Dickey

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 18:07:11 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin will be behind the plate Saturday, Sept. 19, when SP R.A. Dickey makes his next scheduled start against the Boston Red Sox. Josh Thole has served as Dickey's regular catcher since the beginning of August, but manager John Gibbons wants Martin and Dickey to have experience working together in preparation for the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Although it's a small sample size, Martin ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has caught Dickey ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) in both spring training and the regular season, so he won't be caught totally off guard Saturday. Martin is batting .333 with three home runs and 11 RBIs over the past week, while Dickey is 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA through three starts this month. Both players are worthy of consideration for FantasyScore lineups.

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Blue Jays | Dioner Navarro starting vs. Braves

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:05:36 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Dioner Navarro is starting behind the plate and batting fifth against Atlanta Braves SP Matt Wisler Thursday, Sept. 17. C Russell Martin is not in the starting lineup Thursday.

Fantasy Tip: This is the third consecutive game Navarro ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) has caught starter Marco Estrada ($7,000, 14.0% of cap), so seasonal owners of Martin ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) will want to note that. Plus, with Josh Thole ($1,700, 3.4% of cap) catching R.A. Dickey ($6,700, 7.4% of cap), there aren't many starts for Martin left. Navarro stands a worthy low-price flier at FantasyScore Thursday. It is a nice matchup against Wisler ($5,500, 11.0% of cap) who owns a 5.74 ERA through 15 starts this season, too.

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