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Jon Jay (LF,CF,RF)

San Diego Padres

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Jon Jay traded to Padres

Tue, Dec 8th 2:54pm EST
By Brad Richter

Outfielder Jay has been traded to the Padres from the Cardinals in exchange for Jedd Gyorko. The Padres will also send $7.5 million to St. Louis in the deal. (Source: San Diego Union-Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: The 30-year-old Jay has played for the Cardinals the last six seasons posting a career .287 batting average. Last season Jay hit only .210 in 79 games for the Cardinals as he dealt with a wrist injury. Jay should be able to get playing time in the Padres outfield this season in both left and center field.


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Jay is expected to start his rehab at Triple-A Memphis this weekend. Jay has missed the last 51 games with a left wrist injury. The length of the rehab has not been determined. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Jay looks like he might be the first injured Cardinal to make his way back to the big club. Rosters are set to expand next Tuesday, September 1st, so he will likely not be up before then. If Jay does return from injury before other Cardinals, he could factor into the outfield playing time mix. Jay should only be considered in deeper fantasy leagues.


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Jay has made significant progress rehabbing from his wrist injury. He has been increasing his swings and throwing. (Source: Derrick Goold on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jay is targeting a mid-September return. He could factor into the outfield mix for the Cardinals down the stretch depending on the return dates of the other injured Cardinals outfielders. Jay has 166 at bats on the season with a .223 average.


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The Cardinals got their 40th win of the season with a 4-0 shutout of the Royals on Friday. Jon Jay had a good game, going 1-for-2 with a triple, two RBI, run scored and a walk. Jay is now batting .229 for the season.

Fantasy Impact: Jay had been slowed by injuries and struggled at the plate since his return. His on-base percentage is .309 and has a weak .282 slugging percentage. Jay has a career OPS of .746, so expect him to pick up the pace as the season progresses towards the All-Star break.


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The Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with left wrist tendonitis on Thursday morning. The team recalled Xavier Scruggs from AAA Memphis is a corresponding move. (Source: St. Louis Cardinals on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A trip to the DL was somewhat expected after it was Pete Kozma, not Jay, who came into the game to relieve the ailing Matt Holliday yesterday. Peter Bourjos will take Jay's spot in the lineup and bat leadoff Thursday.


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Jon Jay was 0-for-4 at the plate in the Cardinals' 7-5 extra innings win over the Reds on Sunday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Jay was also hit by a pitch, a common occurrence for the veteran. Jay was hit by 20 pitches in 2014, more than any other player in the majors. While he continues to struggle to find his swing, Jay was impressive defensively on Sunday, making a sliding catch at the track that robbed Brandon Phillips of extra bases.


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Jon Jay goes 0-for-4 Wednesday

Wed, Apr 8th 5:00pm EDT
By Rob Nichols

Jon Jay went 0-for-4 with one strikeout in a 2-0 loss to the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact: Jay had a chance to drive home Matt Adams and Jhonny Peralta, but grounded out to Cubs starter Jake Arrieta to end the inning. Jay and the Cardinals will look to get their offense going after a series dominated by pitching on Friday against the Reds.


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Jon Jay went 2-4 with a double in the Cardinals' 3-0 win over the Cubs on Opening Night.

Fantasy Impact: In other words, Jon Jay did Jon Jay things. He consistently finds himself in the bottom half of the order, which leaves the veteran's counting stats lacking, but Jay will hit for a solid average and has been known to go on prolonged hot streaks. He can be a useful option in deeper leagues.


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Jay made his first Grapefruit League appearance with a single in his final at-bat. It marks a return from offseason surgery on his left wrist. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: A career .295 hitter, Jay holds value in primarily one category. He won't hurt you much and occasionally will steal a base too. You could do a lot worse at the back end of a draft, and his return at this point should signal his recovery from wrist surgery is coming along just fine.


During the off season, St. Louis Cardinals CF, Jon Jay, elected to undergo surgery on his left wrist to repair an injury he suffered in June, but played through the rest of the year. Jay is gradually resuming baseball activities and expects to be ready before the team opens its season against the Cubs on April 5th. (Source: STLToday)

Fantasy Impact: Plan for Jay to be the starting CF on Opening Day. It is hard to say exactly how the Cardinals will manage the playing time between Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Randal Grichuk, and Peter Bourjos, but Matheny is loyal to a fault and Jay will almost certainly get the majority of ABs in CF to start the season. Holliday just turned 35 and will likely start to see routine days off in order to prolong his career and prevent injury, but there will be a stiff competition for ABs in a crowded Cardinals outfield. If Jay struggles out of the gate, he could lose playing time fairly quickly.


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Veteran center fielder Jon Jay has agreed to a new two-year deal with the Cardinals worth $10.975 million, avoiding a potential arbitration hearing. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A career .295 hitter, Jay will likely remain the starter at center for the Cardinals, who are hoping he can continue to provide a solid on base percentage. Jay will become more fantasy relevant if he can top his RBI total of 46 from last season.