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2017 RECAP

Record: 76 - 86

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 93 69
2 New York Yankees 91 71
3 Tampa Bay Rays 80 82
4 Toronto Blue Jays 76 86
5 Baltimore Orioles 75 87

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 76 185 24 40 16 6 0 6 22 1 47 1 0 .286
Luke Maile (R) TOR C 46 130 10 19 7 5 0 2 3 0 35 1 0 .146
Raffy Lopez (L) TOR C 24 54 9 12 12 1 0 4 7 0 21 0 0 .222
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 91 307 49 68 35 12 0 13 50 0 83 1 2 .221

First Base

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Justin Smoak (B) TOR 1B 158 560 85 151 90 29 1 38 70 3 128 0 1 .270

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 52 88 8 15 0 2 1 0 7 1 17 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 129 336 34 78 25 14 0 6 18 0 64 7 2 .232
Josh Donaldson (R) TOR 3B 113 415 65 112 78 21 0 33 75 1 111 2 2 .270

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos G AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB K SB CS AVG
Richard Urena (B) TOR SS 21 68 6 14 4 4 0 1 6 0 28 1 0 .206
Troy Tulowitzki (R) TOR SS 66 241 16 60 26 10 0 7 16 1 40 0 1 .249
Ryan Goins (L) TOR SS 143 418 37 99 62 21 1 9 31 0 96 3 2 .237

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 131 287 38 81 20 10 1 8 30 0 75 10 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 154 587 72 150 42 37 1 16 33 0 95 15 6 .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 27 88 16 23 20 6 0 8 6 0 36 0 1 .261

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 157 587 92 119 65 27 0 23 81 3 170 6 3 .203
Michael Saunders (L) TOR RF 73 218 26 44 21 9 2 6 13 2 55 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 25 25 10 11 0 145.1 145 18 57 45 142 3.53 1.31
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 23 0 2 0 0 22.1 23 6 11 4 15 4.43 1.25
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 73 0 7 1 2 77.2 57 7 31 27 81 3.59 1.13
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 19 0 1 0 0 17.0 24 3 13 4 27 6.88 1.65
Luis Santos (R) TOR RP 10 0 0 1 1 16.2 15 4 5 4 16 2.70 1.14
Aaron Loup (L) TOR RP 70 0 2 3 0 57.2 59 4 24 24 64 3.75 1.53
Joe Biagini (R) TOR SP 44 18 3 13 1 119.2 125 15 71 42 97 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 6 3 1 2 0 18.2 24 4 14 10 11 6.75 1.82
Marco Estrada (R) TOR SP 33 33 10 9 0 186.0 186 31 103 71 176 4.98 1.38
Marcus Stroman (R) TOR SP 33 33 13 9 0 201.0 201 21 69 61 164 3.09 1.31
Brett Anderson (L) TOR SP 13 13 4 4 0 55.1 73 5 39 21 38 8.18 3.53
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 12 0 0 0 0 16.2 6 3 5 3 14 2.70 0.54
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 65 0 3 0 1 70.1 51 6 20 20 81 2.56 1.05
Tom Koehler (R) TOR RP 27 13 1 7 0 72.2 83 16 54 32 62 7.92 3.02
Roberto Osuna (R) TOR RP 66 0 3 4 39 64.0 46 3 24 9 83 3.38 0.86
Danny Barnes (R) TOR RP 60 0 3 6 0 66.0 48 11 26 23 62 3.55 1.09
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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