J.J. Hardy
J.J. Hardy

J.J. Hardy (SS)

Baltimore Orioles - 4% owned
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Bats: R   Throws: R

J.J. Hardy had a big day on Thursday, going 3-for-4 with two homers, one double, and three RBI. The Orioles went on to beat the Astros 13-5.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been swinging a hot bat since the All-Star break and is up to seven dingers and 32 RBI on the year. He lacks the consistency to be an every day starter in season-long leagues, but he is a decent option in daily formats when the matchup is favorable for him.

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J.J. Hardy reaches twice

Sun, Aug 14th 8:02am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-3 on Saturday with a double and a walk. The Giants went on to beat the Orioles 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy picked up one of just three hits allowed by Madison Bumgarner on Saturday night. The shortstop is up to 18 two-baggers on the year and has been swinging a hot bat over the past month. He's more of an option in daily leagues and has another tough matchup with Johnny Cueto scheduled today.

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J.J. Hardy blasts solo homer

Sun, Aug 7th 10:46pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 on Sunday with a solo home run. The Orioles went on to beat the White Sox 10-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy now has five home runs and 28 RBI after spending a month on the DL. The veteran shortstop has been swinging a hot bat since the calendar hit July and is a decent daily league option in favorable matchups. He will travel to Oakland on Monday to take on Kendall Graveman.

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J.J. Hardy had a solid day at the plate on Saturday, going 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. The White Sox went on to beat the Orioles 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been swinging a hot bat over the past month, batting .341 with two homers and 11 RBI. At this point in his career, he's nothing more than a fill-in option at shortstop, but he can be productive in favorable matchups.

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J.J. Hardy grabs two hits

Fri, Jul 29th 9:52am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with an RBI on Thursday. The Twins went on to beat the Orioles 6-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been hot in the month of July, batting .355 with two homers and 12 RBI. He isn't productive enough to be a starting shortstop in fantasy, but he can be utilized as a value play in DFS in favorable matchups.

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J.J. Hardy had another fine day at the plate on Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a double. The Orioles went on to fall to the Rockies 6-3.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy and teammate Adam Jones were the only O's to record an extra-base hit in the game. Hardy is enjoying a great month of July, batting .357 with two homers and 11 RBI. He will face Jonathan Gray in today's series finale.

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J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a run scored on Saturday night. The Orioles went on to beat the Indians 5-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been swinging a hot bat in July, hitting .359 with two homers and 11 RBI. He's more useful as a value play in daily leagues when he has a good matchup. Today he will face Corey Kluber, which makes him a poor option in all formats.

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J.J. Hardy provided all the offense for the Orioles on Saturday. He went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Orioles went on to beat the Rays 2-1.

Fantasy Impact: That was Hardy's fourth long ball of the season as he missed over a month with a fractured ankle. He isn't producing enough to be owned in standard fantasy leagues, but he can be a solid value play in daily leagues when the matchup is favorable. He will face Jake Odorizzi today.

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J.J. Hardy had a solid game for the Orioles on Monday. He went 2-for-4 with two doubles, two RBI, and two runs scored. Los Angeles went on to beat Baltimore 7-5.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has five RBI over his past three games as his bat is heating up. While he is not likely to hit 20-plus homers again like he did from 2011-2013, he can still be useful as he should see many run producing opportunities batting in an explosive Orioles lineup.

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J.J. Hardy drives in two

Sun, Jul 3rd 7:37pm EDT
By Matthew Terelle

J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Sunday's game. The Mariners went on to beat Baltimore 9-4.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy had his first multi-RBI game since returning from the DL in late June. He doesn't really hold much season-long value, but he's a decent value play in daily leagues in good matchups.

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J.J. Hardy picks up two hits

Wed, Jun 29th 9:05am EDT
By Matthew Terelle

J.J. Hardy had a solid day at the plate on Tuesday. The veteran shortstop went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. The O's went on to beat San Diego 11-7.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy missed over a month with an ankle injury, but has been reasonably productive since returning to action on June 18. Since then, he's batting .275 with three RBI and three runs scored. He's more useful as a daily league value play in favorable matchups.

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J.J. Hardy made his return to the lineup on Saturday, going 1-for-3 with his eighth double of the year. The O's went on to beat Toronto 4-2.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy had been on the DL since May 1st with a fractured ankle. He's worth checking on if you have a hole at shortstop on your roster as he has a good deal of power potential.

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J.J Hardy is expected to miss six to eight weeks with a hairline fracture in his left foot. (Source: Roch Kubatko on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardy is a big loss for the Orioles, especially defensively. Expect Ryan Flaherty to be called up from Triple-A. Machado should also see some time at shortstop.

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J.J Hardy left Sunday's game after fouling a ball off of his foot. (Source: Baltimore Sun)

Fantasy Impact: Originally the Orioles thought it was just a bruise, but as they have indicated it could be worse than that. Hardy will have an MRI Monday and could be headed to the disabled list. If Hardy does move to the DL, expect Ryan Flaharty to be called up and Manny to play some shortstop.

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J.J. Hardy struggled at the plate on Monday, going 0-for-3 with one strikeout. Baltimore lost the contest 2-0. The Orioles will try to even the series against the Rays on Tuesday night.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy is batting .259 with two HR and eight RBI. His fantasy value isn't very high at this point. He could be of some value as a back up is AL-only leagues.

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J.J. Hardy returns to lineup

Mon, Apr 11th 10:18am EDT
By Blaine Blontz

J.J. Hardy returned to the Orioles' lineup on Sunday after sitting with calf tightness over the weekend. He went 0-for-3 in his return.

Fantasy Impact: Baltimore will likely continue to be cautious with Hardy. His value is mostly on defense, though if he's able to remain healthy he has shown an ability to hit for power from the SS position.

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J.J Hardy went 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Fantasy Impact: J.J Hardy used to be the best power hitting middle infielder in baseball. Hardy has great stream value and is a good DFS play at times. For season-long leagues he is to inconsistent in his old age. Leave him on the waiver unless an injury arises.

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J.J Hardy opened the season 0-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: As we said in previous posts, Hardy does not have much value in the fantasy realm. If Hardy can find his power again, than we have something to talk about. Until then, leave him on the wire.

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J.J Hardy had one hit and one strike-out in three at bats in the Orioles' 8-8 tie with the Tampa Bay Rays.

Fantasy Impact: J.J Hardy is not relevant at all. Look at the box score, say nice job, and move on. Hardy should not be drafted or considered on the waiver unless you are desperate.

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J. J Hardy went 2-for-3 against the Pirates with a double and a RBI.

Fantasy Impact: There is not much fantasy relevance here with Hardy. It is nice to see him have a good game and he will be a nice fill in for DFS games. Overall, Hardy is not a long term answer for anyone in any league. Keep him on the waiver wire for the time being.

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Hardy had no hits in three at-bats for the Baltimore Orioles in their seventh straight loss this spring.

Fantasy Impact: J.J Hardy has become irrelevant in fantasy baseball. He adds tremendous value to any real-life clubhouse but for fantasy purposes, keep him off of everything until proven otherwise.

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J.J Hardy did not do much in his first spring game.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy is 33 and has descending stats. He is practically irrelevant in fantasy unless he can find his power again. Keep him on the waiver for now.

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J.J. Hardy doubles in loss

Sun, Sep 13th 8:22pm EDT
By Blaine Blontz

J.J. Hardy collected a double in four at-bats in the team's loss to the Royals Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The double was Hardy's first hit since returning from the DL. While he provides good value for the O's defensively, he's been awful at the plate this season, outside of seven HRs from the SS position. He's struck out seven times in his four games off the DL.

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Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a groin injury. (Source: Rich Dubroff on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been slumping in a big way of late, and he's only mustered a line of .222/.253/.315 with seven home runs and 32 RBI on the season. He's not at risk of losing his starting role after injury considering the defense he provides, but since owners don't get credit for defense in standard leagues Hardy offers little fantasy relevance.

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On Monday, The Baltimore Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves 2-1. This game took a walk off home run by Matt Wieters in the 11th to win it. J.J. Hardy went 1-3 in the virctory with a hit and RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy had a solid game for the Orioles and was able to come up big with an RBI. Hardy has been able to help the Orioles out with consistent offense when they need it most. This season he is hitting .238, with six home runs, 27 RBI, and an OPS of .616. Hardy would bring a solid player to any team that is looking for it, he has been very consistent to this point in the season. Hardy and the Orioles will look to keep their winning ways on Tuesday.

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On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the New York Yankees 3-2. The Orioles offense wasted a solid outing by Chen. J.J. Hardy got an RBI in the loss and also went 1-4.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been a relatively productive player this year for the O's. He is a solid shortstop and has been able to come up big for the Orioles when they need him most. This season he has a .229 AVG, with five home runs, 24 RBI, and an OPS of .595. Hardy could be a good depth player that you can play the match ups for. The Orioles will look to get back into the win column on Wednesday.

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On Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Minnesota Twins 8-3. The Baltimore bats weren't that quit through the game, but they struggled to score in key situations. J.J. Hardy went 1-4 with a home run, and two RBI in the Orioles loss.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been a solid defensive asset for the Orioles this season, and has been good at the plate. Hardy has come up in big spots for the Orioles, and has helped them win some key games to put them in the hunt for first place. Hardy this season is hitting .232, with four home runs, 20 RBI, and an OPS of .588. Hardy will bring a decent bench player to any team that needs a short stop that they could use in match-ups that favor him. Hardy and the Orioles will look to get back to winning on Tuesday against the Twins.

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Wednesday saw the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 4-2. J.J. Hardy helped the O's get the win, with a big two run home run. Hardy went 1-4, with the home run, and the two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been solid this season for the Orioles, he has provided offense in a few key games this season. Hardy is hitting .250 this season, with four home runs, and 20 RBI. Hardy has been one of the most hot and cold players this season for the Orioles. Hardy has struggled this season to put together consistent plate performances, and hasn't been able to keep his offense up. Only time will tell if Hardy will pick it up, and if the Orioles will be able to stay in first place.

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The Orioles' Monday night 8-1 loss to the Rangers featured very little offense for the home club. One bright spot however was J.J Hardy's ability to reach base three times. Hardy finished with one single and two walks in four at bats and raised his average to a season high .249.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy's overall numbers won't blow anyone away but his recent stats paint a different picture. Over his last 15 games, Hardy has a batting average of .321 and an OBP of .350. In that span Hardy has had one home run, eight RBIs, and 10 runs scored. Hardy's ability to get on base like he did Monday night makes him a sneaky good fantasy pickup for future weeks.

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J.J. Hardy with a two RBI Friday

Fri, Jun 26th 11:33pm EDT
By James McGowan

On Fridays, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-3. In the game J.J. Hardy went 1-3 with a two run home run, which gave hime two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been pretty good over these last few games, he has one home run and seven RBI in his last ten games. This season Hardy is hitting .248, with three home run, 18 RBI, and he also has a .599 OPS. Hardy has been getting better over his last ten he is hitting .341 in his last 41 at bats. This is a good sign for Hardy who struggled early on this season being a consistent threat at the plate. For now Hardy will bring good depth to a bench where you can play the match-ups that will favor him. If Hardy can pick it up and become more of an offensive presence he could become a solid second basemen that could any team. It'll be interesting to see if Hardy will become a consistent threat over the course of the season.

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JJ Hardy with two RBI Sunday

Mon, Jun 22nd 1:01am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Hardy went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI.

Fantasy Impact: Right now, he is merely a deep league or MI-slot league player. If he regains his old power, then he will move up to consideration for more selective leagues.

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JJ Hardy with a RBI Monday

Tue, Jun 16th 1:11am EDT
By Jamie Mellor

Hardy went 1-for-3 with a RBI Monday in the 4-0 victory. Hardy now has a hit in 9 of the past 10 games he has played in. During this stretch, he has four runs scored and five RBI.

Fantasy Impact: He is playing better and there will be leagues where he should be owned due to the nature of the fantasy shortstop position. Be advised that it is still a long shot that he will return to his former glory.

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On Wednesday, the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2. in the Game J.J. Hardy had a double, and a single, while striking out once. In the game Hardy also had a season high two RBI game.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has tried to turn it around this season, after a slow start and some injuries derailed him early. This season Hardy is hitting .204, with two home runs, and six RBI. Hardy has struggled this season after some injuries slowed his season, and has made it very hard on him to be consistent. But this game could be a prelude for things to come. Hardy has been a consistent defensive asset to the Orioles this season, but it is his plate production has really struggled to pick up. As of right now I would steer clear of Hardy because he is a struggling bat at the plate. If he can pick-up his plate presence then he could be a very good player that could be used as depth guy on a bench.

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J.J. Hardy sidelined again

Tue, Jun 2nd 10:01am EDT
By Stacie Rigby

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy was sidelined for Monday's lineup due to soreness in his left side that he first felt on Sunday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. Hardy hopes this will not put him back on the DL list. (Source: Baltimore Orioles)

Fantasy Impact: According to Ghiroli, any type of side soreness can signal an oblique injury, which is a common injury landing players on the DL list. Hardy started the season on DL list and has played only 23 games so far. He is not a good starter for now. Somewhat injury prone.

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J.J. Hardy does it agian

Fri, May 29th 11:52pm EDT
By James McGowan

A week after J.J. Hardy singled to win the game against the Mariners, he did it again. This time the ninth inning with the game tied 1-1, Hardy singled to drive in the games winning run and get the 400th career victory for Buck Showalter. (Source: Baltimore Orioles Official Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has struggled this season at the plate since coming back to the line-up on May 7th. This season at the plate Hardy is hitting .194, with 2 homer runs, and five RBI. Hardy has played in 20 games this season since coming back from a shoulder injury that he suffered in spring training. Hardy's defense hasn't suffered, but he has been a slow starter at the plate. Hardy has been getting better from game to game and will look to keep this up in the games to come. Right now Hardy would be a good back end of the line up guy, but look for him to turn it on as the season progresses.

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J.J. Hardy plays hero

Thu, May 21st 8:08pm EDT
By James McGowan

J.J. Hardy singled in the eighth inning, leading to the winning run crossing the plate for the Orioles. Hardy this season has two home runs, and four RBI. He is also hitting just .190 in 42 plate appearances this season. (Source: Baltimore Orioles Official Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has struggled this season to be a consistent threat at the plate. Hardy who made his season debut on May 7th, has had a hard time after rehabbing a shoulder injury that he suffered in spring training. His defense though hasn't suffered, Hardy is still the gold glove caliber shortstop that he's always been. He is starting to look more and ore comfortable every time he is up. If hardy can find his swing, and round out his game he will a hot free agent pick up. For right now he would be a great defensive depth guy, that can provide some offense but doesn't on a regular basis.

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J.J. Hardy doing well in rehab

Wed, May 6th 7:01pm EDT
By Stacie Rigby

Baltimore Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is doing good in his second day of rehab with Double-A Bowie, going 1-for-4 with two strike-outs.

Fantasy Impact: Hardy has been on the disabled list since late March after jamming his shoulder during Spring training. According to Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun, Hardy reported feeling "100 percent" and is ready to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday.

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Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy received a Cortisone injection in his left shoulder on Saturday and will be down until the middle of next week, according to the teams' official website. (Source: Baltimore Orioles)

Fantasy Impact: Hardy will not be returning to baseball until at least Wednesday. Showater believes he will have to do three or four rehab games after the discomfort in his shoulder subsides. Hardy has a career batting average of .261 with 167 home runs (ESPN).

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JJ Hardy to start season on DL

Mon, Mar 30th 7:08pm EDT
By Matt Burke

After getting a MRI on his right shoulder, JJ Hardy was diagnosed with a strained shoulder. Hardy will not participate in baseball activities for at least 10 days. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: While JJ Hardy is on the DL, look for Ryan Flaherty or Everth Cabrera to take most of his playing time. His injury doesn't seem like it will put him out for too long.

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JJ Hardy will receive an MRI after jamming his shoulder during the Orioles game against the Rays on Friday. (Source: MASN)

Fantasy Impact: It is still unknown as to how severe Hardy's injury is. Depending on the severity of the injury, Hardy could be out for a little while.

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