Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders

LF,RF - TOR
Height: 6' 4"Weight: 225 lbsAge: 31College: Tallahassee CC, FLBats: LThrows: RCountry: CAN

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Michael Saunders gets designated for assignment

Michael Saunders has been designated for assignment by the Phillies on Tuesday afternoon.

Fantasy Impact

The move is somewhat surprising, given Saunders signed a $9 million contract with the Phillies this past winter. He has been horrible though, batting just .205 through the middle of June. The 30-year-old was an All-Star just last season, so he will likely latch on with another team soon.

Michael Saunders collects two hits

Michael Saunders picked up two hits on Saturday, one of which was a double. Saunders also left three men on base in the 5-1 loss to Arizona.

Fantasy Impact

He has been getting playing time lately with Howie Kendrick shifting to second base in the absence of Cesar Hernandez. Still, Saunders isn't worth rostering even in the deepest of formats. He is batting just .206 through mid-June.

Michael Saunders homers

Michael Saunders went 1-for-3 with a home run in Saturday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Fantasy Impact

Saunders' sixth home run of the season came off Bronson Arroyo in this one. For the season he is batting .224, which is down from the .253 average he posted a season ago.

Michael Saunders hits fifth homer

Michael Saunders hit a two run homer in Wednesday night's 7-2 loss to the Rockies. Saunders also added a walk and a run but the homer was his only hit of the night.

Fantasy Impact

Saunders isn't much of a fantasy factor this season since he's hitting just .229, however, there is pop in his bat so he's capable of putting up a hot streak at some point. For now fantasy players can do better.

Michael Saunders (groin) not in the lineup Friday

Michael Saunders is not in the Phillies lineup tonight after suffering a groin injury on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

The injury is not considered serious, but apparently Saunders is not healthy enough to play tonight. Daniel Nava is playing RF and batting second in his place. Saunders has been his typical so-so self thus far, with a .250 AVG and four home runs on the season.