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Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:40:39 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez was outstanding in a road victory Wednesday, June 29, over the Colorado Rockies. The right-hander pumped out eight efficient innings, limiting the Rox to just a single run on six hits. He also struck out three and walked two.
Fantasy Tip: While he didn't pile up the strikeouts like he's capable of, Sanchez was still very good here, especially given the assignment at the always-dangerous Coors Field. Now owning a 3.01 ERA to go with 96 K's in 105 1/3 total innings, the 23-year-old could end up making a serious run at an All-Star berth. He's been Toronto's best pitcher this season.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:13:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The reigning American League MVP is starting to deliver a proper return on investment, considering where owners had to draft him, as Donaldson surprisingly had an average below .250 as recent as about a month ago. Now that that's fixed, the 30-year-old can continue to produce without any worries, and there's no reason his run shouldn't continue.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:45:55 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smoak should return to the everyday lineup once the Blue Jays return back to an AL park. Smoak has cooled off considerably in June, hitting .157 (8-for-51) with two home runs and seven RBI. But he has plenty of power and hits in the middle of a potent offense, which makes him valuable in the majority of fantasy leagues. You may want to keep him benched, though, until he comes back around.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:42:50 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays OF Michael Saunders and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 29. OF Junior Lake is starting in right field and is hitting seventh, while C Josh Thole is behind the plate and batting eighth against Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Anderson.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like just a normal day off for both Saunders and Martin Wednesday. Lake has two hits in six at-bats with the Blue Jays, including a home run, but neither he nor Thole move the fantasy needle much at all. At best, they are desperation picks as deep sleepers in DFS today while at hitter-friendly Coors Field.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:24:02 -0700
Fantasy Tip: That effectively kills Floyd's season, although there is a chance he could be back at the end of August. In leagues that use middle-relief and set-up help, feel free to drop Floyd in those formats.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:13:31 -0700
Fantasy Tip: It wasn't pretty, but Happ will take it and so should you. Toronto drives in close to six runs per game in each of Happ's starts. This overcomes any weaknesses Happ may have in his game this season, like a reduced number of strikeouts and a slightly higher earned run average. He's worth playing in all formats, at least until Toronto stops hitting.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:54:38 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Donaldson appears to be locked in at the plate over the last week, as he has five multi-hit efforts during his seven-game hitting streak. The reigning AL MVP has also only struck out once over his last five games while drawing three walks. Donaldson is also batting an absurd .368 with 22 RBI and 24 runs scored this month.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:49:46 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Like most of the rest of the Blue Jays, Pillar is heating up in June. Since June 7, the 27-year-old is batting .333 with five home runs and 15 RBI. His six steals are disappointing after 25 a season ago, but his owners should be able to appreciate the fact he is putting up very solid power numbers lately despite batting at the bottom of the order. Ride this surge as long as possible.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:21:18 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tulo went hitless in his return to Colorado on Monday but sparked a six-run fourth inning with a solo shot off Eddie Butler. The five-time All-Star's .214 average is nothing to look at, but a closer look reveals he is 9-for-30 over his last eight games. Tulowitzki is worth using at the moment, especially against rookie southpaw Tyler Anderson on Wednesday afternoon.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:30:47 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion is enjoying a red-hot June, posting five doubles with 11 home runs and 29 RBIs in 23 games in the month of June. In DFS, he is a must-start regardless of the salary while running hot.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:30:16 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Tulo is having a nightmare season, hitting just .214. If you have him on your fantasy roster and stuck it out with him this far, you cannot drop him now. However, you might want to keep him reserved until he shows some signs of life.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:21:56 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays SP Marco Estrada allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Monday, June 27, against the Colorado Rockies. He threw 62 of his 91 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Estrada has managed eight straight quality starts dating back to May 14. He is humming along with a 2.81 ERA and 0.99 WHIP overall, emerging as a must-start fantasy option across all formats.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:45:49 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Smoak has played just once in the last six games with the Blue Jays facing four left-handed pitchers. The first baseman is an attractive power option in deep mixed and AL-only leagues when in the starting lineup in a potent offense, though. Encarnacion makes for a fine play in all fantasy formats while at Coors Field this week.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:15:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Floyd has been stuck in a relief role all year, and unless he ends up as a starter at some point, he can be ignored in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:10:14 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays C Russell Martin is back in the starting lineup against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale Sunday, June 26. In addition, OF Junior Lake is batting eighth and playing right field, while INF Darwin Barney is batting ninth and playing shortstop. SS Troy Tulowitzki will bat sixth and serve as the designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Martin is batting .264 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 53 at-bats this month and makes a viable catching option today. Barney has cooled off at the plate following a hot start and is hitting .250 through 60 at-bats in June. Lake has only had two at-bats since joining the Jays and should be strictly viewed as desperation salary cap relief.
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