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Troy Tulowitzki (SS)

Toronto Blue Jays - 82% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

After suffering a shoulder injury last week, Troy Tulowitzki will be out for the remainder of the regular season. (Source: Sportsnet)

Fantasy Impact: The news is not unexpected, but nevertheless is disappointing for fantasy owners. Tulo may return for the postseason, but at this point, no date certain has been set for his return.


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Tulowitzki suffered the injury running into teammate Kevin Pillar in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Yankees. He cracked his left shoulder blade in the second inning. After saying X-rays of his rib and chest were negative, the Blue Jays said he would have an MRI. During the nightcap, Toronto said he sustained a small crack to his scapula and upper back muscle bruising. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is a devastating injury for the Blue Jays and fantasy owners. Tulo is out indefinitely which is a huge blow to the Jays' offense. Similarly, fantasy owners counting on Tulo's offense down the stretch will have to look elsewhere for production at the shortstop position.


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Tulowitzki went 1-for-5 with a two run HR in the 10-4 victory.

Fantasy Impact: He is still one of the best fantasy shortstops in baseball.


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Troy Tulowitzki hits #16

Sat, Aug 29th 9:17am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Troy Tulowitzki hit his 16th home run of the season in the third inning on Friday night in the Blue Jays 5-3 win over the Tigers at the Rogers Centre. It was the front end of back to back shots by he and Josh Donaldson that paced Toronto.

Fantasy Impact: The Jays can't seem to do much wrong these days and the influence of Tulo has been a big part of this great run. When healthy, he is the best SS in the game in both fantasy and reality.


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Troy Tulowitzki goes 2-for-5

Mon, Aug 24th 10:17am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 Sunday in the team's win against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: After getting off to a hot start with his new team, Tulowitzki has largely struggled in August. Despite his lowly OPS of .615, he has been able to score 14 times this month.


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Troy Tulowitzki a tough out

Sat, Aug 15th 7:41am EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Troy Tulowitzki knocked in a run with a groundout Friday night in a Toronto 4-3 loss to the Yankees. While he didn't have a big night on the stat sheet, his last at bat in the bottom of the ninth was memorable. Tulo hung in for a twelve pitch at bat vs. Andrew Miller, fouling off slider after slider with the winning run in scoring position before finally striking out on a nasty breaker to end the game.

Fantasy Impact: Not much fantasy impact here, but it was one of the better matchups of the season in what is shaping up to be a nice battle for the AL East. Good stuff.


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Troy Tulowitzki tomahawked a high inside fastball into the left field seats of Yankees Stadium to tack on an insurance run that David Price never needed. The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-0 and cut the AL East lead to 2.5 games.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki and Price have given the Blue Jays the lift they needed to make this long awaited push. The renewed energy that Tulo is showing only puts the exclamation point on him being the man to own at SS in any league.


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Two more for Tulo

Thu, Aug 6th 11:01pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Troy Tulowitzki went 2-5 leading off for the Blue Jays on Thursday and scored again in what has been the norm since his trade from Colorado. He has been the catalyst in what looks like the peak of a Blue Jays team that was without an identity before he arrived.

Fantasy Impact: Even if Toronto can't keep up their recent pace, Tulowitzki is the man to own at shortstop. Smoke 'em if you got him.


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Tulowitzki ignites Blue Jays

Tue, Aug 4th 10:48pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

Troy Tulowitzki hit his second home run as a Blue Jay by launching a Phil Hughes offering into the second deck of the Rogers Centre. The third inning solo shot proved to be the winning run in Toronto's 3-1 win Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: As long as Tulowitzki can stay healthy, there will be no better fantasy option at the shortstop position for the rest of the season.


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Troy Tulowitzki went 1-3, walked once, and was hit by a pitch on Sunday. His one RBI tacked on an insurance run in the eighth to give the Jays a 5-2 lead.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki seems rejuvenated since joining the AL east pennant race on a team that is going for it all this year. He is clearly the best fantasy shortstop option when healthy, so plug him in and watch the show.


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Tulowitzki went 2-for-6 with two runs scored.

Fantasy Impact: He is an elite talent on an elite offense that plays a position where his stats are even more spectacular.


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Tulowitzki goes second deck

Wed, Jul 29th 9:20pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

In his second at bat as a Blue Jay, Troy Tulowitzki got familiar with the second deck at the Rogers Centre crushing a two run shot to left in the third inning.

Fantasy Impact: Bautista, Encarnacion, Donaldson, and now Tulowitzki. This lineup has tremendous power and will put up huge numbers if it can stay healthy. Forget a falloff after leaving Coors Field and expect a rejuvenated Tulowitzki to have a bigger second half.


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Troy Tulowitzki will make his debut Wednesday after being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays in the early hours Tuesday, in a deal that sent Jose Reyes, Miguel Castro, Jeff Hoffman, and Jesus Tinoco to the Rockies. RHP LaTroy Hawkins was also included in the trade.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners worried about the Coors home/away splits for Troy should not be too worried, as not only is Tulo a .276 hitter away from Coors Field, but he is also moving to the hitter friendly confines of the Rogers Centre. Troy will also be inserted into the MLB's best offensive lineup, so a rise in his peripheral numbers could be expected.


Troy Tulowitzki has been traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for Jose Reyes and minor league prospects. The Blue Jays bolster what is already the league's most prolific offense. (Source: Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal)

Fantasy Impact: The deal also includes RHP Miguel Castro and RHP Jeff Hoffman heading to Colorado, while LaTroy Hawkins will also be shipped to Toronto. Tulowitzki leaves the power-friendly environment of Coors Field, but the Rogers Centre is also a hitter-friendly park, so he should continue to carry plenty of fantasy value in a much more potent lineup.


Troy Tulowitzki fails to produce

Thu, Jul 23rd 4:59pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Troy Tulowitzki was unable to contribute to the eight runs scored by the Rockies on Wednesday. He had a rough day at the plate going 0-for-3 with two walks.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki has been having a solid season sporting a .313/361/.490 slash line. He has been able to add 12 home runs and 52 RBI to his solid slash line which adds up to him being one of the best short stops in baseball. As long as he remains healthy, he is one of the top fantasy options at his position.


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Troy Tulowitzki went deep in the eighth inning of Saturday's game against the Padres, giving the Rockies some hope in what was an eventual 5-4 loss. The home run was Tulo's 11th on the year.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki is clearly feeling healthy, and is poised to have a big second half. He is sitting on a tremendous slash line of .318/.361/.492, and could be setting himself up for a real power surge. Owner's that were patient during Tulowitzki's early season struggles should pat themselves on the back. If there is any hope on a buy low on Tulo, especially as a player who carries SS eligibility, take advantage of it immediately.


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Troy Tulowitzki fans three times

Sun, Jul 12th 3:56pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Troy Tulowitzki had a day he would like to forget on Saturday as he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and stranded five base runners.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki has been struggling for the past week now as he is batting .259 with one home run, five RBI, and three runs over his last seven games. The All-Star break might be a good thing for Tulowitzki.


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Troy Tulowitzki had himself a day on Sunday, going 2-for-5 with a three-run blast. He is quietly having another productive year.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo started the season in a slump, and fantasy owners have yet to forgive him for it. However, he hit his ninth homer of the season on Sunday and brought his OPS up to an solid .847. Tulowitzki has been the subject of multiple trade rumors, and it will be interesting to see what happens as we approach the trade deadline. With the shallow shortstop pool in fantasy leagues, owners are finally getting the value that they payed for on draft day, and hopefully a trade will only help that, not hurt it.


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Troy Tulowitzki picks up one hit

Fri, Jul 3rd 1:23am EDT
By Kyle Smith

Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a single and two strikeouts during Thursday's contest against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki had one of only five hits for the game as the entire offense struggled. Despite this game, he is batting .374 with six home runs, 23 RBI, 21 R, and 11 BB over his last 30 games.


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Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with two singles and two runs scored against the Giants on Friday. He also walked and struckout once.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo was one of six Rockies batters that had a multi-hit effort on Friday night as they rocked Giants SP Tim Hudson. While the homers haven't been as high as you might expect (four in June, eight overall), the batting average certainly has, with Tulo hitting .383 in June and .317 overall. He's a top-three option at SS.


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Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-5 with a single, a run scored, and three strikeouts on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo has had a short stretch of subpar games lately, despite getting a hit in all but one of his last seven he's batting .231 during the stretch with nothing but singles. Tulowitzki is still batting an excellent .353 on the month, so he'll likely bounce back soon, but keep an eye on him just in case.


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Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-4 with a single, a walk, and a three-run homer against the Cardinals on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo has been heating up recently, with four straight multi-hit games, and three homers in his last five. The seventh homer has him in the top-5 in the category at the SS position, and that combined with a .310 average (2nd at SS, top-20 overall) makes him a top fantasy asset.


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Troy Tulowitzki has been heating back up at the plate recently and he had another terrific game against the Dodgers on Wednesday. Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with a home run, one run scored, and five runners batted in. He also walked twice.

Fantasy Impact: Over his last seven games Tulowitzki has hit a scorching .407 with four home runs, 10 RBI, and eight runs scored. Despite going through a dry spell he still remains the top short stop in all of fantasy baseball.


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Troy Tulowitzki went nuts against Cole Hamels and the Phillies on Friday night, going 4-for-4 and hitting two solo-shot homers.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo has always been regarded as one of the best shortstops in the game when he is healthy, and tonight was a perfect example why. Tulowitzki has been underperforming by his standards thus far this season, but perhaps a monster night like this one is exactly what he needs to snap out of his funk. After tonight's heroics he is now batting .285/.303/.456 with four homers and 20 RBIs on the year.


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Troy Tulowitzki was looking to turn it around on Wednesday against the Reds, but he was unable too. Tulowitzki went 0-for-3 and scored a run and walked once.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki admitted recently that he needed to play better but his struggles have continued. Over his last 15 games he is hitting a paltry .189 with zero home runs, eight RBI, and four runs scored. If you want to trade Tulowitzki, now may not be the best time during a long cold streak. He will eventually turn it around as he is simply too good to struggle for a long amount of time.


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Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with two singles and a RBI against the Giants on Saturday. He also struckout once in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Tulo started this season off pretty well, batting .308 with a couple homers, but has completely fallen off in May, hitting a mere .234. The superstar shortstop has never turned in a bad season, with his only issue being health in the past, but this will be the exception if the trends continue. Keep Tulowitzki active, but don't hope for a resurgence anytime soon.


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Tulo was out for the 2nd straight game with a mild quad strain on Sunday. Leg injuries have always been a cause for concern in Tulowitzki's case, as they have plagued him throughout his career.

Fantasy Impact: Hopefully the rest will help to get Tulo healthy, and on the right track. Prior to the injury he was really struggling with a 29:2 K/BB ratio, a horrendous number for any player. The high draft day price has far from paid itself off, even in a shallow pool of SS eligible players. With the injury concerns, and lack of production, Tulo is rapidly losing fantasy value. Owners should sell high on Tulowitzki after any signs of life.


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Troy Tulowitzki picks up two hits

Thu, May 14th 3:30pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Troy Tulowitzki got bumped up to second in the lineup on Wednesday as the Rockies try to give their struggling offense a jolt. As a result Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with both hits being singles.

Fantasy Impact: The lineup shift did not help the offense as the Rockies lost 2-to-1 in 11 innings. Over his last 10 games Tulowitzki is batting a healthy .314 but has only driven in one run and hasn't hit a home run. The good average is a positive sign and soon that should translate into producing runs. Tulowitzki remains an elite option in fantasy.


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Troy Tulowitzki continued his slump at the plate in game one of a Thursday double-header against the Diamondbacks. He went 0-for-3 on the game and is hitting just .248 over his last 10 games.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki is prone to go through slumps like every body else, so this should not worry fantasy owners. The Rockies have a great offense and provides Tulowitzki with ample amount of opportunities to be a major run producer. Expect him to turn it around very soon.


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Troy Tulowitzki smacks a double

Thu, Apr 30th 2:37am EDT
By Kyle Smith

On a night where the Colorado Rockies offense failed to show up, Troy Tulowitzki was able to go 2-for-4 with a run and a double, his eleventh of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki has slowed down a bit from his hot start but he is still batting .308. The big thing is that he is still healthy and has not shown any signs of wear and tear. The Rockies are one of the best hitting teams in baseball and Tulowitzki will continue to put up excellent numbers hitting the middle of it.


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Troy Tulowitzki made his way to the plate four times on Wednesday against the Padres and he went 1-for-4 with a double and two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki has cooled off a little after his sizzling start, but he is still batting .321 for the season. As hot as Tulowitzki has been at the plate, he has only homered once and driven in eight runs. As long as he continues to get hits the RBI and HR should start rolling in. He is the premier SS for as long as he is healthy.


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Troy Tulowitzki returned to the Rockies lineup Monday after a planned day off. Tulowitzki had the only RBI of the game, a 2-0 win for the Rockies over the Giants in San Francisco. Tulowitzki's RBI single to left scored Charlie Blackmon in the 4th inning, spoiling the Giants' World Series championship home opener.

Fantasy Impact: Besides the game winning hit, Troy Tulowitzki struck out swinging, struck out looking and flied out to center. The Rockies shortstop is now batting .370 in the young season.


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Daniel Descalso got the start with Tulowitzki resting and committed two costly errors at shortstop. Descalso went 1-for-4 at the plate, a infield single, scoring on D.J. LeMahieu triple.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki day of rest was disturbed when Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins allowed Dexter Fowler to hit a 415 foot home run to give the Cubs the lead. Troy Tulowitzki pinch hit leading off the bottom of the ninth inning and struck out swinging.


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Troy Tulowitzki had two hits in four at bats helping the Colorado Rockies win their home opener. Tulo is now hitting .444 on the young season.

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki is picking up where he left off last season when he batted .417 in 163 AB at Coors Field. He seems to be intent on being one of the best who ever played the game, he only needs to stay healthy.


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With trade talks on the back burner for now, Troy Tulowitzki had a good spring camp. The 30-year-old Tulo hit .381 this spring with 5 HR and 12 RBI in 42 AB. Tulowitzki hit for power, made spin moves at SS, and ran from first to third base comfortably during Cactus League play. Last August surgery to repair the torn labrum in his left hip seems far away. (Source: Denver Post )

Fantasy Impact: Troy Tulowitzki, the best SS in the game, when healthy, hit 21 HR's in just 91 games in 2014. Tulo has averaged only 88 games per season since 2012. If a healthy Tulo can play in 140+ games in 2015 he can put up MVP-type numbers. As long as Tulo is healthy he's a must-start in all fantasy formats whether the Rockies are home or on the road.


Troy Tulowitzki homers twice

Wed, Apr 1st 9:06pm EDT
By Kyle Smith

Troy Tulowitzki continued his torrid pace in the Cactus League by going 3-5 with 2 home runs, 3 RBI, and 3 R on Wednesday. His spring average is now sitting at a scorching hot .385 and he has driven in 11 runners with 5 home runs.

Fantasy Impact: This is exactly what every fantasy owner wants to see. Tulowitzki is healthy and is on fire at the plate. There were questions before about what round he should go in for fantasy drafts but that question should now have an answer. Expect to see Tulowitzki go off all draft boards in the late-first to early-second rounds.


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Troy Tulowitzki goes deep again

Thu, Mar 26th 10:23am EDT
By Matthew Davis

Tulowitzki hit his third HR yesterday. His HR was a no doubter that went well past the left field wall for 2 RBI.

Fantasy Impact: The highly talented SS has 3 HR, 8 RBI with a .345/.400/.792 stat line in 10 spring games. Tulowitzki insists that he is healthy and is focusing on playing more games this season. I wouldn't bank on 150+ games played but don't let him slip too far.


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Troy Tulowitzki played shortstop and went 1-1 with a solo home run and a walk on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: It is great to see Tulowitzki not only playing, but taking the field at shortstop. He will continue to be eased along this spring but barring any setbacks, he is again a legitimate first or second round fantasy selection.


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Troy Tulowitzki took the field for the first time this spring on Monday. He went 0-2 at the plate, leaving two runners stranded, but the most important thing is that he is healthy.

Fantasy Impact: Assuming Tulowitzki doesn't have a setback, he appears all systems go for Opening Day. Last season Tulowitzki was limited to 91 games, but he mashed in those 91 games hitting for a .340 average with 21 home runs and 52 RBI. Be cautious with selecting Tulowitzki this season. He will provide elite numbers as long as he is healthy, so if you draft him, make sure you grab a solid backup as well.


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Troy Tulowitzki began base-running work early Monday morning. (Source: Nick Groke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Tulowitzki has been a huge injury risk in fantasy baseball over the past few seasons and this season is no different. He is recovering from hip surgery and is expected to be ready for Opening Day. Tulowitzki still offers first-round production, however be familiar with the risk he presents if you pick him.


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With the Red Sox and Mets fading in negotiations with the star SS, the Yankees check the price on Tulowitzki. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Although the price would be steep, the Yankees do need a huge bat and Tulowitzki is a top-five talent when healthy. In the best case scenario for the Yankees, they would shift Didi Gregorious to 2B and Tulowitzki to SS, giving them an elite fielding combination as well. Tulowitzki would easily hit 30 home runs in the Bronx and regain his .900+ OPS, but health is always the issue with Tulowitzki; another issue for the Yankees is the price to obtain the superstar.