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2017 RECAP

Record: 36 - 39

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 41 34
2 Tampa Bay Rays 40 38
3 New York Yankees 40 33
4 Baltimore Orioles 37 38
5 Toronto Blue Jays 36 39

2017 YTD STATS

Catcher

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Luke Maile (R) TOR C 30 90 6 11 5 1 0 2 3 0 22 1 0 .122
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 48 159 28 35 16 6 0 7 35 0 47 0 1 .220

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Smoak (B) TOR 1B 74 250 43 76 48 9 1 20 25 0 50 0 0 .304

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
Ryan Goins (L) TOR 2B 61 166 17 36 27 8 1 4 15 0 36 1 0 .217

Third Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Darwin Barney (R) TOR 3B 54 136 11 32 9 4 0 2 7 0 26 3 0 .235
Josh Donaldson (R) TOR 3B 34 125 14 35 20 8 0 8 19 1 33 1 0 .280

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Troy Tulowitzki (R) TOR SS 41 149 11 36 17 8 0 3 11 1 19 0 0 .242

Left Field

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Steve Pearce (R) TOR LF 34 104 12 26 16 5 0 5 7 0 27 0 0 .250
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 56 165 18 49 15 2 1 5 17 0 37 3 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 73 296 43 77 19 19 1 9 20 0 47 11 4 .260
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 75 274 48 64 35 11 0 13 43 1 76 4 2 .234
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
Michael Bolsinger (R) TOR SP 5 5 0 2 0 25.2 27 3 16 19 21 5.61 1.79
J.A. Happ (L) TOR SP 8 8 2 4 0 44.2 43 8 19 7 49 3.83 1.12
Joe Biagini (R) TOR SP 23 9 2 6 1 62.2 60 5 31 14 53 4.45 1.18
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 32 0 4 1 1 38.2 23 1 14 13 40 3.26 1.01
Matt Dermody (L) TOR RP 1 0 0 0 0 0.1 4 3 5 1 0 135.00 15.00
Aaron Loup (L) TOR RP 35 0 2 1 0 26.2 28 2 10 10 28 3.38 1.46
Francisco Liriano (L) TOR SP 12 12 4 3 0 56.0 59 8 34 30 54 5.46 1.61
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 34 0 3 0 0 31.2 28 3 12 7 47 3.41 1.14
Aarón Sánchez (R) TOR SP 5 5 0 1 0 24.1 22 4 9 9 18 3.33 1.27
Jeff Beliveau (L) TOR RP 8 0 1 0 0 8.1 5 1 4 3 9 4.32 0.96
Marco Estrada (R) TOR SP 16 16 4 6 0 92.0 99 15 50 28 102 4.89 1.38
Marcus Stroman (R) TOR SP 15 15 7 4 0 92.2 97 13 38 23 76 3.69 1.30
Cesar Valdez (R) TOR RP 6 1 0 0 0 13.2 18 5 12 7 7 4.15 3.54
Dominic Leone (R) TOR RP 28 0 1 0 0 33.1 26 4 13 12 37 3.51 1.20
Danny Barnes (R) TOR RP 26 0 1 2 0 33.1 21 4 8 9 38 2.16 0.90
Jason Grilli (R) TOR RP 26 0 2 4 1 20.2 24 9 16 9 23 6.97 1.60
Roberto Osuna (R) TOR RP 32 0 2 0 19 30.0 20 2 8 3 40 2.40 0.77
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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