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2017 RECAP

Record: 73 - 83

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 91 64
2 New York Yankees 86 69
3 Tampa Bay Rays 76 80
4 Baltimore Orioles 75 82
5 Toronto Blue Jays 73 83

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 74 183 24 40 16 6 0 6 21 1 47 1 0 .286
Luke Maile (R) TOR C 44 125 9 17 7 4 0 2 3 0 33 1 0 .136
Raffy Lopez (L) TOR C 22 50 9 12 12 1 0 4 7 0 18 0 0 .240
Jarrod Saltalamacchia (B) TOR C 10 25 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 16 0 0 .040
Michael Ohlman (R) TOR C 7 13 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .231
Russell Martin (R) TOR C 88 296 49 67 35 12 0 13 50 0 79 1 2 .226

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Smoak (B) TOR 1B 153 541 84 149 89 28 1 38 68 3 125 0 1 .275

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 .259
Rob Refsnyder (R) TOR 2B 49 82 7 14 0 2 1 0 7 1 15 4 1 .135

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Darwin Barney (R) TOR 3B 124 322 31 75 24 14 0 5 15 0 61 7 2 .233
Josh Donaldson (R) TOR 3B 108 395 60 103 72 18 0 30 74 1 104 2 2 .261

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Richard Urena (B) TOR SS 18 59 5 13 4 4 0 1 5 0 23 1 0 .220
Troy Tulowitzki (R) TOR SS 66 241 16 60 26 10 0 7 16 1 40 0 1 .249
Ryan Goins (L) TOR SS 137 400 33 92 59 19 1 8 31 0 90 3 1 .230

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Steve Pearce (R) TOR LF 92 313 38 79 37 17 1 13 26 1 68 0 0 .252
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 126 280 37 79 20 10 1 8 28 0 74 9 1 .282

Center Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Kevin Pillar (R) TOR CF 151 574 71 147 42 37 1 16 33 0 93 15 5 .256
Anthony Alford (R) TOR CF 4 8 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125
Teoscar Hernandez (R) TOR CF 21 64 12 17 12 5 0 5 3 0 23 0 1 .266

Right Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Christopher Coghlan (L) TOR RF 36 75 7 15 5 2 0 1 9 0 22 0 0 .200
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
José Bautista (R) TOR RF 151 566 90 115 62 26 0 22 80 3 161 6 3 .203
Michael Saunders (L) TOR RF 70 212 26 44 21 9 2 6 13 2 53 0 1 .205

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos G GS W L Sv IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
J.A. Happ (L) TOR SP 24 24 9 11 0 138.1 141 18 56 45 133 3.64 1.35
Cesar Valdez (R) TOR SP 11 4 1 1 0 30.2 41 7 26 10 21 6.75 3.52
Matt Dermody (L) TOR RP 20 0 2 0 0 21.1 20 5 9 3 13 3.80 1.13
Chris Smith (R) TOR RP 4 0 0 0 0 5.0 7 1 3 1 1 5.40 1.60
Ryan Tepera (R) TOR RP 71 0 7 1 2 76.1 57 7 31 27 78 3.66 1.15
T.J. House (L) TOR RP 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 0 1 1 1 4.50 2.00
Glenn Sparkman (R) TOR RP 2 0 0 0 0 1.0 9 0 7 1 1 63.00 10.00
Mike Bolsinger (R) TOR RP 11 5 0 3 0 41.1 48 9 29 27 39 6.32 1.81
Tim Mayza (L) TOR RP 15 0 1 0 0 13.1 24 3 13 4 21 8.78 2.10
Luis Santos (R) TOR RP 7 0 0 1 1 14.0 13 3 4 4 11 2.57 1.21
Aaron Loup (L) TOR RP 68 0 2 3 0 56.1 59 4 24 22 63 3.83 1.53
Joe Biagini (R) TOR SP 43 17 3 12 1 114.2 119 15 68 41 94 5.34 1.40
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
Chris Rowley (R) TOR SP 5 3 1 2 0 17.2 23 4 14 10 11 7.13 1.87
Marco Estrada (R) TOR SP 32 32 10 8 0 183.2 177 30 96 70 174 4.70 1.34
Marcus Stroman (R) TOR SP 32 32 13 8 0 197.0 195 20 67 60 162 3.06 1.30
Brett Anderson (L) TOR SP 11 11 3 4 0 45.1 64 5 36 18 32 8.18 3.63
Taylor Cole (R) TOR RP 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 6 0 4 1 1 36.00 7.00
Carlos Ramirez (R) TOR RP 9 0 0 0 0 12.0 4 2 4 3 10 3.00 0.58
Leonel Campos (R) TOR RP 13 0 0 0 0 13.2 11 2 4 8 15 2.63 1.39
Nick Tepesch (R) TOR SP 4 4 1 2 0 15.2 22 6 9 8 9 5.40 5.91
Lucas Harrell (R) TOR RP 4 0 0 0 0 6.1 10 1 5 4 6 7.11 2.21
Dominic Leone (R) TOR RP 63 0 3 0 1 68.2 50 5 19 20 77 2.49 1.06
Tom Koehler (R) TOR RP 25 13 1 7 0 70.4 80 16 52 31 59 7.92 2.87
Roberto Osuna (R) TOR RP 64 0 3 4 37 62.0 46 3 24 9 82 3.48 0.89
Danny Barnes (R) TOR RP 57 0 2 6 0 64.0 46 10 25 22 61 3.52 1.08
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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