Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:12:11 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez will work in the team's rotation, although the team has declined to announce the order of its starting pitchers. Sanchez joins SPs Mark Buehrle, R.A. Dickey, Drew Hutchison and Daniel Norris in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez will be a bargain in FantasyScore in the early going, as he comes with a price tag of just $3,000 (or 6.0% of cap). Unless he gets absolutely hammered he will easily live up to salary expectations while saving your squad a ton of money to allocate elsewhere.
Sun, 22 Mar 2015 07:33:26 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada (ankle) was scratched from his start Sunday, March 22, after slightly injury his ankle during fielding practice.
Fantasy Tip: Estrada is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, but his 9.39 ERA and 1.70 WHIP though 7 2/3 innings this spring aren't helping his case. More concerning is his 2.3 HR/9 mark this spring, as the long ball has plagued him throughout his career, and his new home ballpark won't help that any. Estrada is a fallback option for the fifth spot, and expect Daniel Norris and Aaron Sanchez to be the preferred options if the youngsters are ready. All three pitchers warrant AL-only attention if they land in the rotation, and Norris and Sanchez have upside in mixed leagues.
Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:48:17 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez is pretty much assured a spot in the starting rotation, according to manager John Gibbons.
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez ($3,000; 6.0% of your cap) was amazing in relief last season, but his numbers at Double-A and Triple-A in '14 leave a bit to be desired. He was 3-7 with a 3.95 ERA, a 1.45 WHIP and 84 K's in 100 1/3 innings. Sanchez will be a low-end flyer on FantasyScore in good matchups.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 17:20:08 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez is one of three pitchers competing for two spots in the rotation after the likely season-ending injury to SP Marcus Stroman (knee).
Fantasy Tip: Sanchez was already in the mix for a rotation spot, but he was also considered a potential closing candidate. The loss of Stroman for the season increases the likelihood the Blue Jays will keep Sanchez stretched out even if he loses the rotation battle. Even without the potential to accumulate saves, Sanchez remains an intriguing late-round gamble based on the accolades he received as a starting pitching prospect as recently as last year and his dominant bullpen performance for Toronto.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 10:20:54 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays RP Brett Cecil, who has been great in a late-inning role the last two years, has the skills to be the team's ninth inning guy, but manager John Gibbons said Cecil may not win the role. SP Aaron Sanchez wants to win a spot in the starting rotation, but many believe he's the club's best option for closer. Gibbons likes to use Cecil in high-stakes situations prior to the ninth inning. "It could be one of those deals where one night he might be closing, the other night he might have to come in at the end of the seventh or eighth inning," Gibbons said.
Fantasy Tip: Some confusion could be cleared up if Sanchez outright wins a job in the starting rotation. Even then, though, this could become a closer-by-committee between Cecil and Aaron Loup. Toronto's closer battle is worth watching intently this spring. Right now, Cecil is the best late-round gamble, but things could be frustrating in this bullpen for fantasy owners.
Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:28:58 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez said he would to be a starting pitcher but is willing to pitch out of the bullpen if it helps the team.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:54:50 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez is expected to move into the rotation following the trade of SP J.A. Happ to the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:16:45 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the organization continues to view P Aaron Sanchez as a starting pitcher, even though there is no room for him in the rotation barring an injury or trade.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:48:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez will be stretched out during spring training next season, because the team views him as a starting pitcher. Sanchez could see time in the bullpen at some point next season.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:54:59 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays RP Aaron Sanchez is unavailable Thursday, Sept. 4, and Friday, Sept. 5, according to manager John Gibbons. Gibbons noted RP Casey Janssen will get any save opportunities until then.