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Michael Saunders

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders likes playing BAL

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 05:05:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders has gone 18-for-33 with five home runs and 12 RBI against the Baltimore Orioles this season.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has been terrific this month with a .392 batting average, six home runs and 14 RBI. He will continue to see regular playing time and should be a fine starting option in all leagues while he is on a hot streak.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders belts three homers

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:38:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders set career highs with three home runs and eight RBI in a 13-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders' big season continued, and with the Toronto's offense firing on all cylinders, he should be starting in all formats.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders returns against Phils

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:52:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup and is hitting cleanup against Philadelphia Phillies SP Aaron Nola Thursday, June 16.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders left as a precaution in the last game, so he appears to be fine. Return him to starting lineups everywhere, as he's had a fine season as a lineup regular with a .310/.388/.563 slash line and 11 home runs and 23 RBI. Hitting in the middle of a potent lineup like Toronto's gives Saunders plenty of fantasy appeal.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders sitting vs. Phillies

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 12:46:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 15. OF Ezequiel Carrera is starting in left field and leading off against Philadelphia Phillies SP Jeremy Hellickson Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders made a precautionary exit Tuesday, June 14, because of hamstring tightness, so stay tuned for updates. Carrera continues to hit when given an opportunity, and he is a low-end starter in cavernous mixed and AL-only setups given his .333/.398/.452 slash lin through 94 plate appearances. He's a viable flier in daily contests Wednesday, too.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders leaves with injury

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:18:21 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders (hamstring) left the game early as a precaution with right hamstring tightness Tuesday, June 14.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders appears to be day-to-day for now, but check back for more updates on his condition. The left-handed slugger has had a revival in 2016, hitting .311/.388/.566 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI heading into the game Tuesday. He should remain stashed everywhere, as he's had plenty of RBI opportunities hitting in the middle of a potent Toronto lineup.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders continues to rake

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 13:29:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 3-for-4 and scored a run to lift his average to .311 in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders went 3-for-4 for the second straight day and is on a modest six-game hitting streak. The seven-year veteran has really taken to batting in the middle of the Blue Jays' order, as today's effort lifts his average to .371 when hitting either fourth (as he has lately), fifth or sixth. Saunders appears well on track to shatter most of his career highs in his age-29 season and has emerged as a must-start in most leagues.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders goes deep again

Sat, 11 Jun 2016 13:37:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders continued to pound the pitching of the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, June 11, going 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI. Through three games of the teams' four-game set in Toronto, Saunders is 6-for-12 with two doubles, two homers and four RBI.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders, who is batting .302 with 11 home runs and 23 RBI, has found a home for now batting cleanup in the powerful Blue Jays' lineup after leading off earlier in the season. The 29-year-old native of British Columbia has hit safely in eight of the nine June games in which he has played and easily on pace to set career highs across the board if he can stay healthy. He needs to be starting in fantasy every day he is in Toronto's lineup.

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Blue Jays | Three Blue Jays take a seat

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 08:15:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin, OF Michael Saunders and 2B Devon Travis are out of the lineup Wednesday, June 8. OF Kevin Pillar moved up to hit fifth, OF Ezequiel Carrera is hitting sixth, SS Ryan Goins hits eighth and C Josh Thole is hitting ninth.

Fantasy Tip: Pillar has pedestrian numbers, but he has the most daily appeal behind Joey Bats, Josh Donaldson, Edwin Encarnacion and Justin Smoak. Give Pillar a low-end look. Carrera has some fringe basement appeal as well. Pass on Goins and Thole against Jordan Zimmermann.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders doubles his pleasure

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:37:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and an RBI Wednesday, June 1, against the New York Yankees.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders has RBIs in back-to-back games for just the second time since early April. He looks like he is a little more comfortable in the middle of the order, but give him a few more games to produce before trying him outside of AL-only and deeper mixed fantasy formats again.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders out Tuesday

Tue, 31 May 2016 13:30:29 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders is not starting Tuesday, May 31, against the New York Yankees. OF Ezequiel Carrera will play left field in place of Saunders and bat ninth against Yankees SP CC Sabathia.

Fantasy Tip: Saunders gets a rest Tuesday due to the lefty matchup. You may want to consider Carrera in a DFS league (.714 in the last week), but also remember Carrera is batting ninth so that may reduce his chances to hit and drive in runs. Play your hunch accordingly.

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