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2017 RECAP

Record: 47 - 54

Last Season’s Fantasy Highlights

Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion lived up to their billing and raked all year. Joey Bats stayed healthy and posted this sweet line of fantasy goodness: 35 HRs, 103 RBIs, 101 Runs and an OBP of .401. Double E was not as good but still pretty darn good, smacking 34 HRs, knocking in 98 and registering a .354 OBP.

What Has Changed?

Quite a lot has changed including Josh Donaldson arriving from Oakland to take over 3B from Brett Lawrie and Michael Saunders arriving from Seattle to attempt to replace Melky Cabrera (snarky comment: good luck with that). The closer role remains up in the air. Russell Martin will catch whoever does close and Dalton Pompey will attempt to make the jump to the big leagues and win the everyday job in center field.

What to Expect:

Expect what has become common in Toronto. They will hit and get hit. Joey Bats and Double E will rake (though I do not Expect Joey to hit for nearly that average or post nearly as neat an OBP). R.A. Dickey and Mark Buehrle will continue to be valuable innings eaters but way overrated in fantasy baseball and Marco Estrada will not enjoy pitching in the bandbox ballparks of the AL East.

This Year’s Surprise:

Russell Martin will disappoint many a fantasy owner. Not only will he do the human nature thing and press to demonstrate he is worth his big contract, he will simply come back to earth and be the player he was from 2010 to 2013 when his batting average never even reached .250 (he hit a shocking .290 in 2014). In 2015, Martin will no longer be playing for the payday and will not be able to post a BABIP 50 points higher than his career average and almost 100 points over the average of the three preceding years. Regression is coming.

2017 STANDINGS

# TEAM W L
1 Boston Red Sox 56 47
2 Tampa Bay Rays 53 49
3 New York Yankees 53 46
4 Baltimore Orioles 48 53
5 Toronto Blue Jays 47 54

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Miguel Montero (L) TOR C 53 123 14 30 8 3 0 4 13 1 29 1 0 .286
Luke Maile (R) TOR C 33 99 6 12 5 2 0 2 3 0 24 1 0 .121
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (B) TOR C 10 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 0 .040
Mike Ohlman (R) TOR C 5 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .222
Russell Martin (R) TOR C 68 233 40 51 21 7 0 10 44 0 64 0 2 .219

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Smoak (B) TOR 1B 100 343 58 102 67 15 1 28 43 1 77 0 1 .297

Second Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Devon Travis (R) TOR 2B 50 185 22 48 24 18 0 5 7 0 38 4 2 .260
Rob Refsnyder (R) TOR 2B 20 37 3 5 0 1 1 0 3 0 8 2 0 .135
Ryan Goins (L) TOR 2B 83 227 19 47 35 13 1 4 18 0 51 1 0 .207

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Darwin Barney (R) TOR 3B 73 180 13 39 11 4 0 2 14 0 36 4 0 .217
Josh Donaldson (R) TOR 3B 59 210 24 50 29 12 0 9 40 1 62 1 2 .238

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Troy Tulowitzki (R) TOR SS 64 237 16 59 26 9 0 7 15 1 38 0 1 .249

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Steve Pearce (R) TOR LF 56 178 18 48 24 7 0 8 11 0 43 0 0 .270
Dwight Smith Jr. (L) TOR LF 12 27 2 10 1 2 0 0 1 0 10 1 0 .370
Ezequiel Carrera (L) TOR LF 78 202 25 60 18 5 1 7 20 0 48 5 1 .297

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Kevin Pillar (R) TOR CF 99 386 48 94 23 24 1 11 24 0 63 12 4 .244
Anthony Alford (R) TOR CF 4 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Chris Coghlan (L) TOR RF 36 75 7 15 5 2 0 1 9 0 22 0 0 .200
José Bautista (R) TOR RF 101 371 61 82 44 16 0 16 58 2 105 5 2 .221
Ian Parmley (L) TOR RF 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
Darrell Ceciliani (L) TOR RF 3 5 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
Mike Bolsinger (R) TOR RP 9 5 0 3 0 38.2 41 7 24 23 38 5.59 1.66
J.A. Happ (L) TOR SP 13 13 3 7 0 72.0 76 15 33 19 65 4.13 1.32
Leonel Campos (R) TOR RP 6 0 0 0 0 8.2 7 1 2 3 10 2.08 1.15
Ryan Tepera (R) TOR RP 45 0 5 1 1 51.1 32 3 19 18 54 3.33 1.03
Chris Smith (R) TOR RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.50
Glenn Sparkman (R) TOR RP 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 9 0 7 1 1 63.00 10.00
Lucas Harrell (R) TOR RP 4 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 1 5 4 6 7.11 2.21
Aaron Loup (L) TOR RP 44 0 2 2 0 36.1 37 3 20 14 38 4.95 1.51
Francisco Liriano (L) TOR SP 17 17 6 5 0 76.2 86 11 51 41 70 5.99 1.67
J.P. Howell (L) TOR RP 13 0 1 1 0 8.2 12 1 8 7 5 8.31 2.19
Joe Smith (R) TOR RP 36 0 3 0 0 33.2 30 3 13 7 50 3.48 1.13
Aarón Sánchez (R) TOR SP 8 8 1 3 0 36.0 42 6 17 20 24 4.25 1.72
Jeff Beliveau (L) TOR RP 19 0 1 1 0 15.2 17 4 13 5 17 7.47 1.47
Marco Estrada (R) TOR SP 21 21 4 7 0 114.1 120 19 69 50 122 5.43 1.49
Marcus Stroman (R) TOR SP 20 20 9 5 0 126.2 123 13 42 36 105 2.98 1.26
Cesar Valdez (R) TOR RP 9 2 1 0 0 25.1 28 5 14 8 18 2.25 3.05
Dominic Leone (R) TOR RP 38 0 2 0 0 45.2 30 4 13 17 48 2.56 1.07
Matt Dermody (L) TOR RP 2 0 0 0 0 0.2 4 3 5 1 1 67.50 7.50
Danny Barnes (R) TOR RP 37 0 2 3 0 43.2 30 7 15 14 47 3.09 1.01
Joe Biagini (R) TOR RP 34 11 3 8 1 84.2 81 8 46 28 71 4.89 1.29
Roberto Osuna (R) TOR RP 43 0 2 0 26 41.1 26 2 9 4 57 1.96 0.73
Mat Latos (R) TOR SP 3 3 0 1 0 15.0 19 5 11 7 10 6.60 1.80

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