Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:14:36 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OFs Ezequiel Carrera, Chris Dickerson and Andy Dirks (back), 1B Chris Colabello and 3B Danny Valencia are expected to compete for the vacant left field job during spring training. Driks will continue to rehab a back injury and is not expected to resume baseball activity for the next seven to 10 days, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos, and manager John Gibbons does not expect Dirks to be able to adequately compete for the position due to his injury.
Fantasy Tip: This is a position battle to monitor, but the winner won't be a viable option in the majority of mixed leagues. In the long term, Dirks projects as the best fantasy option, but he'll have to prove his health and earn playing time first. Continue to check back for updates on who is the front-runner for the left field job.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:38:50 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak and 3B Danny Valencia could be part of a platoon at first base if 1B Edwin Encarnacion begins the season as the designated hitter.
Fri, 06 Feb 2015 06:38:53 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays INF Danny Valencia won his arbitration hearing Friday, Feb. 6, and will make $1.675 million in 2015.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 15:42:04 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Danny Valencia is asking for $1.675 million in arbitration, while the Blue Jays offered $1.25 million, according to a source.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:34:38 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Danny Valencia will be given more playing time against right-handed pitchers, according to manager John Gibbons.
Fantasy Tip: Valencia has fleeting Al-only value as long as playing time is available. He could hit his way into the mixed league conversation, too. Brett Lawrie is out with an oblique injury, so third base is an option and Valencia can also play multiple positions.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 12:46:51 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Danny Valencia is batting fifth and playing first base Friday, Aug. 8, against the Detroit Tigers.
Fantasy Tip: Valencia could be a high-risk, high-reward play tonight in daily games. He is a cheap option, however Anibal Sanchez is a difficult matchup.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:30:49 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain. The team also recalled RP Rob Rasmussen from Triple-A Buffalo.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie goes right back on the disabled list and could miss the rest of the month of August. Munenori Kawasaki and Danny Valencia could receive time at the position, but Juan Francisco could become the regular starter when Adam Lind returns to the lineup. Kawasaki and Valencia probably are short-term options in AL-only leagues while Francisco could help in some mixed leagues.
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 12:31:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Juan Francisco is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 6. 3B Danny Valencia is starting at first base and INF Munenori Kawasaki is starting at the hot corner.
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 15:34:07 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays activated 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) from the disabled list Monday, Aug. 4.
Fantasy Tip: Lawrie's return means Danny Valencia's short-term value in AL-only leagues will take a big hit. Get Lawrie back into your weekly lineups this week.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:23:00 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Danny Valencia will also play some first base, according to manager John Gibbons. Valencia played first base in college in 2004.