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Justin Turner is not in the Blue Jays lineup on Sunday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Turner went hitless in Saturday's loss. Daniel Vogelbach will serve as the designated hitter for Toronto in the series finale.


Kevin Kiermaier is not in the Blue Jays lineup on Sunday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Kiermaier picked up one hit in Saturday's loss. Daulton Varsho is back in center field for Toronto.


Daulton Varsho in lineup Sunday

Sun, May 26th 11:08am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Daulton Varsho is in the Blue Jays lineup on Sunday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Varsho is back in center field for Toronto. He has nine home runs with 27 RBI so far on the season.


Daniel Vogelbach in lineup Sunday

Sun, May 26th 11:07am EDT
By Ari Koslow

Daniel Vogelbach is in the Blue Jays lineup on Sunday against the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Vogelbach is serving as the designated hitter in the series finale. He is just 8-for-45 at the plate so far this season.


George Springer is not in the starting lineup Sunday for the Blue Jays. (Source: Blue Jays on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Springer will get the day off for rest reasons, with Cavan Biggio stepping in to patrol right field and hit ninth for the Blue Jays.


Cavan Biggio is in the starting lineup for the Blue Jays Sunday. (Source: Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Biggio will get the start in right field and bat ninth. The 29-year-old is currently hitting .196, with one home run, and seven RBI this season.


Alejandro Kirk is not in the lineup for the Blue Jays Sunday. (Source: Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kirk will get the day off for rest reasons after starting Saturday. Danny Jansen will start behind the plate and hit second.


Danny Jansen is in the starting lineup for the Blue Jays Sunday. (Source: Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jansen will return to the lineup hitting second and starting behind the plate. The 29-year-old is hitting .309, with five home runs, and 13 RBI this season.


Jose Berrios delivered a solid outing, allowing two earned runs on seven hits and zero walks while striking out five over seven innings in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his commendable performance, Berrios was saddled with the loss, moving his record to 5-4. His season ERA holds steady at an impressive 2.94, complemented by a 1.10 WHIP. However, his 7.1 K/9 continues to be a concern for fantasy managers looking for strikeouts. Berrios's ability to limit walks and maintain a low ERA makes him a reliable option, but his lower strikeout totals might not cater to all fantasy formats. His consistent performance, evidenced by a solid strikeout-to-walk ratio and a sustainable BABIP, suggests continued success, albeit with limited upside in strikeout-heavy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Davis Schneider returns to the lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Detroit Tigers Saturday. (Source: Toronto Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schneider is back after taking a seat on the bench for regular rest Friday night, patrolling left field and batting leadoff against the Tigers Saturday.


Ernie Clement is in the starting lineup for the Toronto Blue Jays against the Detroit Tigers Saturday. (Source: Toronto Blue Jays on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Clement will take the field after riding the bench the last three games, starting at third base and batting eighth Saturday against the Tigers.


Alek Manoah allowed four earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out four over 4 2/3 innings in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Tigers.

Fantasy Impact: This outing marks a slight deviation from his otherwise solid start to the season, pushing his ERA up to 3.97 and his WHIP to 1.06. Despite a strong 9.1 K/9 rate and a decent 2.88 strikeout-to-walk ratio, Manoah's FIP of 5.68 suggests he might be benefiting from some good fortune, evidenced by a notably low .193 BABIP. Fantasy managers should be cautious, as his underlying metrics hint at potential regression, especially if his BABIP normalizes.

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Isiah Kiner-Falefa made a notable impact in the Blue Jays' 9-1 victory over the Tigers, going 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, one RBI, and scoring once.

Fantasy Impact: This performance is a bright spot in what has been a fairly average season for Kiner-Falefa, who is hitting .255 with three home runs and 13 RBI over 48 games. His ability to contribute extra-base hits in this game could hint at potential upside, but his overall power numbers and limited walk rate (.048) suggest that expectations should remain tempered. Fantasy managers should view him as a depth option, useful primarily in deeper leagues or as a fill-in during hot streaks or favorable matchups. His versatility in the infield also adds a layer of value for roster flexibility.

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Vladimir Guerrero Jr. went 2-for-5 with a home run and a double as the Blue Jays trounced the Tigers 9-1.

Fantasy Impact: His performance included driving in two runs and scoring twice himself, showcasing his power and run-producing capabilities. This game is a positive indicator for Guerrero Jr.'s fantasy managers, as it reflects his ability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. His season batting average now stands at .282, and with 24 RBI and 5 homers, he remains a solid fantasy option, especially in leagues that value power hitting. His consistent contact and moderate power numbers suggest that while he may not lead the league, he'll be a reliable source of fantasy points.

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Kevin Gausman dazzled against the Tigers, allowing just one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out 10 over six innings in Thursday's 9-1 victory.

Fantasy Impact: This performance was a refreshing display of dominance for Gausman, who has had a rocky season with a 4.47 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over his first 10 starts. His 10 strikeouts in this outing highlight his ability to still miss bats at a high rate, evidenced by his season K/9 of 9.9. The significant reduction in hits and runs allowed in this game could be a turning point for Gausman, potentially signaling a return to form. Fantasy managers should consider this performance encouraging, especially given his solid 3.16 FIP and 4.08 K/BB ratio, suggesting some bad luck with a .370 BABIP. This outing might be the spark Gausman needs to regain consistency and become a more reliable option in fantasy rotations.

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Yariel Rodriguez is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez is slated to throw 30-35 pitches. It will be his second rehab start.

Category: Injury Updates


Blue Jays manager John Schneider said the team is unclear if Bowden Francis needs another rehab start. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Schneider said the same goes for Chad Green, who was able to throw 12 pitches on Thursday. The Blue Jays should provide another update on Francis soon.

Category: Injury Updates


Chad Green threw 12 pitches on Thursday. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Blue Jays manager John Schneider said Green "felt good" after throwing 12 pitches on Thursday. The next step is determining whether or not Green needs another rehab start.

Category: Injury Updates


Chris Bassitt delivered a masterful performance on Wednesday, allowing no earned runs and only five hits over seven innings, while striking out four and walking two in a 9-2 victory against the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: This outing was a breath of fresh air for fantasy managers given Bassitt's rocky start to the season, marked by a 4.39 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over his first ten starts. His ability to suppress runs in this game could be a sign of turning the corner, especially considering his solid 7-inning stint. However, his season-long metrics, including a high BABIP and modest strikeout-to-walk ratio, suggest that consistency might still be an issue. Fantasy managers should remain cautious, as one stellar start doesn't necessarily negate the struggles he's faced thus far.

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Bo Bichette went 2-for-4 in the Blue Jays' 9-2 victory over the White Sox, including a home run, three RBI, and one run scored.

Fantasy Impact: This performance might hint at a potential turnaround for Bichette, who has been struggling with a mediocre .233 batting average this season. His power display, marked by his third homer of the year, could be a sign of him regaining his form, which fantasy managers have been eagerly awaiting. Owners should keep an eye on Bichette, as a continued uptick could make him a valuable asset in fantasy lineups.

Category: Game Recaps