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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak returns to lineup

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:42:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak is starting at first base and batting seventh against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco Thursday, June 30.

Fantasy Tip: Smoak is back in there as expected after sitting two games in an NL park without the designated hitter. The lefty slugger has nice power in a potent lineup, but he's been bad this month (.157-2-7), so you may want to continue to keep him benched until he picks things back up.

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Blue Jays | Troy Tulowitzki, Russell Martin out

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:31:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki and C Russell Martin are not in the starting lineup Thursday, June 30. 2B Darwin Barney is starting at the 6 and is hitting eighth, while C Josh Thole starts again behind the plate and is batting ninth against Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco.

Fantasy Tip: Normal off days for Tulo and Martin, so don't sound the alarm bells. Both Barney and Thole are less than ideal offensive producers and should be avoided in all fantasy formats, especially while rounding out the bottom of Toronto's lineup.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion going the other way

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:02:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion is going the other way more often recently, and two-thirds of his 15 hits in the last two weeks have gone to either center field or right field. Encarnacion is being pitched more away, but he also made a mechanical adjustment after he noticed his swing had gotten too long, leading to many groundouts to the left side. He has two singles and three home runs to left field, compared to four singles, three doubles and three home runs to either center or right field since June 14.

Fantasy Tip: Encarnacion is as hot as they come in June, hitting .318 (28-for-88) with 11 home runs and 30 RBI. On the season, he has a .264/.359/.541 slash line to go with 21 bombs and a whopping 70 RBI. Encarnacion is definitely a top-tier fantasy first baseman in a potent offense.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez may avoid trip to 'pen

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:58:38 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Sanchez has pitched so well this year that the Blue Jays have been forced to reconsider their plan to shift him to the bullpen in the second half. The team's potential trade targets ahead of the Aug. 1 non-waiver trade deadline could affect the usage of Sanchez for the rest of the year. After his start Wednesday, June 29, Sanchez is at a team-high 105 1/3 innings, which is four short of the 109 1/3 frames he pitched in 2015. Toronto is considering using SP Drew Hutchinson in the second half to give Sanchez some rest.

Fantasy Tip: Sanchez has been fantastic as a value pick for fantasy owners this year with his 8-1 record, 3.08 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 16 starts. But given his workload it's inevitable that he'll be rested or even sent to the bullpen in the second half, meaning now is the time to sell high in redraft leagues.

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Blue Jays | Aaron Sanchez terrific, moves to 8-1

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.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson on a monster tear

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 17:13:05 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson has been on a massive tear over his last 19 ballgames, going 33-for-78 (.423) over that stretch with six doubles, four triples, five home runs and 22 RBI.

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.

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Blue Jays | Justin Smoak remains out

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:45:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak remains out of the starting lineup in a National League park Wednesday, June 29.

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.

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Blue Jays | Michael Saunders, Russell Martin out

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.

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Blue Jays | Gavin Floyd to miss up to three months

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:24:02 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Gavin Floyd (lat) has a tear in his right lat muscle, according to results of an MRI. He will miss anywhere from 8-12 weeks.

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.

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Blue Jays | Double-digit wins for J.A. Happ

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 04:13:31 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ improved to 10-3 overall Tuesday, June 28, as he allowed five runs in five innings of a 14-9 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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.

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Blue Jays | Josh Donaldson drives in three

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:54:38 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson went 2-for-5 and drove in all three of his runs with a bases-clearing triple - his fifth of the season - versus the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, June 28.

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.

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Blue Jays | Three-hit effort for Kevin Pilar

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:49:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Kevin Pillar went 3-for-6 with a two-run double and scored twice against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, June 28.

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.

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Blue Jays | Troy Tulowitzki goes deep vs. former team

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 01:21:18 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki blasted his fourth homer in his last eight games against the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday, June 28.

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.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion enjoys Coors Field

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:30:47 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs Monday, July 27, against the Colorado Rockies.

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.

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Blue Jays | Tulo hitless in Denver return

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 22:30:16 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Troy Tulowitzki was hitless in four at-bats in his first game in Denver Monday, June 27, since being acquired from the Colorado Rockies last July 27.

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.

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Toronto Blue Jays Player News

Adams David 3B
Ahrens Kevin 3B
Alford Anthony OF
Alvarez Hector C
Anderson Charles OF
Anderson Jacob OF
Antolin Dustin RP
Arce Kevin DH
Armstrong Jason SS
Arnold Jason P
Avendano Javier P
Ayala Luis RP
Baksh Jonathan OF
Baligod Nicholas OF
Barney Darwin 2B
Bartlett Cody SS
Bautista Jose OF
Beck Chad P
Berti Jonathan SS
Biagini Joseph P
Bibens-Dirkx Austin P
Bixler Brian SS
Blackwell Chad P
Blank Matt P
Brito Jose P
Broadway Lance SP
Broadway Michael P
Broussard Colby P
Brown Domonic OF
Brummett Tyson P
Buckwalter Ross P
Bull Brian P
Burns Andy 3B
Burns Cory RP
Bush Dave P
Calderone Adam OF
Campbell Scott 2B
Campos Juan P
Cardona Adonis P
Carnevale Hunter P
Carrera Ezequiel OF
Carroll Sawyer OF
Casilla Alexi 2B
Castro Luis SS
Cecil Brett RP
Ceciliani Darrell OF
Cenas Gabriel 3B
Chavez Jesse SP
Cheng Chi-Hung P
Chiaravalloti Vito OF
Colabello Chris 1B
Cole Taylor P
Collazo Willie P
Conde Greylor P
Condotta Steven SS
Core Daniel P
Cosby Robert INF
Cota Carlo INF
Crabbe Callix 2B
Crawford Evan P
Crowell Cody P
Cummings Jeremy P
Cutbertson Brad P
Davis D.J. OF
Davis Shane P
De Jong Jordan P
De La Cruz Aderly P
DeAza Andres OF
Denis-Fortier Kevin 1B
Dials Zach P
Diamond Scott SP
Dicken Randy P
Dickerson Chris OF
Dickey R.A. SP
DiRosa Mike C
Dominguez Matt 3B
Dominguez Oliver 2B
Dominique Andy C
Donaldson Josh 3B
Dorn Danny OF
Dougher James P
Dragmire Brady P
Duncan Jeff OF
Ebarb Roger C
Eiland Eric OF
Emanuele Chris OF
Encarnacion Edwin 1B
Englebrook Evan P
Estrada Marco SP
Everts Clint SP
Farina Alan P
Fernandez Jonathan SS
Fernandez Luis INF
Floyd Gavin SP
Frost Barron OF
Gabrszwski Jeremy P
Galarraga Joel C
Garbarino Mikal OF
Garcia Melvin OF
Garibaldi Anthony 3B
Garner Cole OF
Gilligan Kyle SS
Gindl Caleb OF
Ginley Kyle SP
Glenn Brad OF
Goedert Jared 1B
Goins Ryan 2B
Gonzales Tyler P
Gonzalez Rey SP
Grilli Jason RP
Guerrero Jr. Vladimir OF
Guillen Luillyn P
Haines Joseph P
Hall Brian 2B
Hansen D.J. P
Happ J.A. SP
Harang Daryl P
Harris Jon P
Hensley Matt P
Hernandez Fernando P
Hernandez Roberto SP
Hicks David 1B
Hill Danny P
Hinshaw Alex RP
Hoffpauir Jarrett INF
Hopkins Luke INF
Hurtado Erick P
Hutchison Drew SP
Hynes Colt RP
Isenberg Kurt P
Izturis Julio Cesar 2B
Jacobo Gabe 1B
Jenkins Chad RP
Jenkins Stephen P
Jennings Nathan P
Jimenez A.J. C
Jimenez Alvido P
Johnson Zachary P
Kemp Beau P
Keng Po-Hsuan P
Klosterman Ryan INF
Korecky Bobby RP
Kotchman Casey 1B
Kountis Jonathan P
Kuzmic Craig C
Labour Jairo P
Lake Junior OF
Lane Matthew C
Langerhans Ryan OF
Lavarnway Ryan C
Lee Michael P
Leffler Robert P
Leroux Chris P
Letko Brian P
Liuzza Matthew C
Lopez Gregory INF
Lopez Wilton RP
Loup Aaron RP
Loveless Derrick OF
Lowe Ronald P
Lunch Michael P
Lundberg Spike P
Macaluso Michael SS
Magee Brandon P
Majewski Dustin OF
Malone Chris P
Marek Stephen P
Markwell Diegomar P
Marquez Robert P
Martin Russell C
Mathews Aaron OF
Matos Josue P
Matumoto Jo P
Maurer David P
McCoy Pat RP
McDonald Michael P
McGuigan Patrick P
McKenzie Casey P
McLaughlin Joey P
Medina Martin C
Mesa Melky OF
Mier Jiovanni SS
Montero Jesus 1B
Morales Franklin SP
Morgan Matt C
Mulholland Chad P
Munoz Luis X. C
Murphy Bill SP
Nakamura Michael RP
Nanita Ricardo OF
Nay Mitch 3B
Negrych Jim 2B
Nickeas Mike C
Nielsen Eric OF
Nieves Effrain P
Nolan Kevin SS
O'Brien Daniel P
Ohka Tomo SP
Opitz Shane INF
Ormond Rodney P
Osuna Roberto RP
Overbey Seth P
Patterson Kevin 1B
Pentecost Max C
Perez Luis RP
Phillips Kyle C
Phillips Paul C
Pillar Kevin OF
Pineiro Joel SP
Pompey Dalton OF
Powers Greg 3B
Ramirez Ismael P
Register Steven P
Rich Dominic P
Rider Michael P
Robson Thomas P
Rodriguez Edward P
Rodriguez Kenny P
Rogers Adam P
Romero Davis P
Roney Matt RP
Roy Scott P
Sanchez Aaron SP
Sanchez Tony C
Santana Johan SP
Santos Alberto 2B
Santos Reid P
Saunders Michael OF
Schlereth Daniel RP
Schneider John C
Schultz Bo P
Scobee Shawn OF
Scobie Jason P
Scott Luke OF
Sequea Jorge INF
Serra Jorge P
Shealy Ryan 1B
Sikula Andrew P
Smith David OF
Smith Egan P
Smoak Justin 1B
Smoral Matt P
Snavely Christian OF
Spoone Chorye SP
Stansberry Craig INF
Starner Nathan P
Stidfole Alan P
Storen Drew RP
Strieby Ryan 1B
Stroman Marcus SP
Sweppenhiser Kelly INF
Tablado Raul OF
Talley Jonathan C
Tate Derek P
Taylor Drew P
Taylor Mitchell P
Taylor Nico OF
Tejada Francisco OF
Tepera Ryan P
Thole Josh C
Thomas Lane SS
Thompson Rich RP
Timm Jordan P
Tolisano John 2B
Townsend Wade P
Travis Devon 2B
Tritz John P
Tulowitzki Troy SS
Uviedo Ronald P
Vega-Rosado Jorge SS
Venditte Pat P
Vento Mike OF
Vermilyea Jamie P
Villatoro Denis P
Walrond Les P
Walter Kyle P
Wells Josh P
Wideman Aaron P
Williams Leslie P
Wilson Kenneth OF
Yates Kyle P
Zawadzki Lance SS
Zazueta Amadeo INF
Zeskind Ben OF
Zeuch T.J. P
Zinnicker John P

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