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Toronto Blue Jays

AL East


Bo Bichette went 1-for-3 with a run scored, drove in a run, and stole a base as the Blue Jays beat the Indians by a 7-2 score.

Fantasy Impact: Bichette stole his 17th base of the season and is hitting .293 with a .343 on-base percentage, 19 home runs, and 72 RBI. The 23-year-old shortstop should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


George Springer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Springer is hot at the plate right now and has seven homers, eight doubles, and 17 runs scored in his last 15 games. The 31-year-old outfielder should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Teoscar Hernandez went 3-for-3 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez is having the best season of his career with the bat and is hitting .294 with a .343 on-base percentage, 17 home runs, and 66 RBI over 85 games. The 28-year-old outfielder should be owned in all fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Hyun Jin Ryu allowed two runs on seven hits and struck out eight through seven innings, getting the win in Tuesday's 7-2 victory over Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Ryu is now 11-5 on the season with a 3.22 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 102 strikeouts over 123 innings. The veteran starter is lined up to make his next start on Sunday against Boston and should be owned in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


The Toronto Blue Jays placed infielder Cavan Biggio (back, neck) on the 10-day injured list with back/neck problems. (Source: Kaitlyn McGrath on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: According to manager Charles Montoyo, Biggio was dealing with back and neck problems, and Toronto placed him on the 10-day injured list Tuesday. The Blue Jays are hoping Biggio will be available when first eligible on August 13. Outfielder Corey Dickerson (foot) was activated from the IL in a corresponding move. Dickerson will make his Blue Jays debut and is expected to be in Tuesday’s lineup.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Blue Jays promoted Orelvis Martinez to High-A Vancouver. (Source: Sam Dykstra on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martinez hit .279/.369/.572 with with 19 homers and 68 RBI in 71 games for Low-A Dunedin this season. The 19-year-old checked in at No. 70 overall in Brendan Tuma's midseason top 100 prospects update, though there's a case to be made for him to be even higher now. Martinez needs to be rostered in every dynasty league right now.

Category: Transactions


Brad Hand (5-6) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits and struck out one in one inning, taking the loss Monday versus Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Hand has now allowed four runs (two earned) in two innings since he was traded from Washington to Toronto at the trade deadline. Overall, he has a 3.83 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 43:18 K:BB through 44 2/3 innings and will need to turn things around if he wants to take over the closer's role.

Category: Game Recaps


Vladimir Guerrero went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run in Monday's 5-2 extra-inning loss to Cleveland.

Fantasy Impact: Guerrero has been one of the top players in fantasy this season and is hitting a .328/.423/.659 slash line with 34 homers, 85 RBI, 82 runs scored, and a pair of stolen bases through 437 plate appearances. The 22-year-old slugger should be owned in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Robbie Ray allowed two runs on six hits and three walks with four strikeouts across six innings in a no-decision versus Cleveland on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: Ray now has an ERA at 3.04 with a 1.09 WHIP and 154:33 K:BB through 124 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old left-hander tentatively is set to make his next start versus Boston this weekend.

Category: Game Recaps


Marcus Semien went 1-for-4 with his 25th home run of the season on Sunday, leading the Blue Jays to a three-game sweep of the Royals with a 5-1 victory in the series finale.

Fantasy Impact: On the season, Semien is slashing .275/.341/.530 with 77 runs scored, 25 homers, 66 RBI, and 10 stolen bases across 455 plate appearances. The veteran infielder should be owned in all fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


José Berríos recorded seven strikeouts and one walk over six scoreless innings on Sunday in his Blue Jays debut against the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Berrios is now 8-5 with a 3.31 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 133/33 K/BB ratio across 127 2/3 innings (21 starts) this season. The 27-year-old right-hander will face a tough home matchup against the Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.

Category: Game Recaps


Alex Manoah earned the win Saturday versus Kansas City after giving up two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over seven shutout innings.

Fantasy Impact: Manoah made his first start since July 9 after dealing with a back injury. He is 3-1 with a 2.47 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 56/16 K/BB ratio across 47 1/3 innings (nine starts) this season. The rookie right-hander will face the Red Sox at home in his next scheduled outing.

Category: Game Recaps


Jordan Romano gave up a run on one hit and struck out one batter in the ninth inning Friday to record his ninth save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Royals.

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners of Romano should be glad to see him in the save situation and newly acquired Brad Hand in the setup role on Friday night. Romano should continue to be owned in all fantasy leagues that have the saves category.

Category: Game Recaps


Ross Stripling picked up the win in Friday's 6-4 victory over the Royals, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Stripling is now 4-6 on the season and has picked up his first win since June 27. Over his last 12 outings, he has a solid 3.73 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 56:18 K:BB through 60 1/3 innings and should be owned in deeper fantasy leagues.

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Blue Jays pitcher Simeon Woods-Richardson is headed to the Minnesota Twins along with top prospect Austin Martin in a trade for Minnesota starter Jose Berrios, according to multiple reports. (Source: Dan Hayes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Woods-Richardson was the key piece in the 2019 trade with the New York Mets for Marcus Stroman, and he was Toronto's top pitching prospect. He has struggled in Double-A this season, with a 5.76 ERA through 45 1/3 innings. He does have 67 strikeouts, however, and his expected numbers are significantly better.

Category: Transactions


The Minnesota Twins acquired prospects Austin Martin and Simeon Woods-Richardson in exchange for Jose Berrios on Friday. (Source: Jeff Passan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin was the Jays' first-round pick in 2020. He came out of Vanderbilt with a strong hit tool and was given an aggressive assignment in Double-A. Unfortunately, his power has been very limited, and the SS/OF has been limited to two homers on the season. Still, this is a nice return for Berrios. Twins fans should be excited.

Category: Transactions


Steven Matz allowed four runs on nine hits and one walk in 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to Boston. He had two strikeouts.

Fantasy Impact: Matz falls to 8-6 on the season with a 4.58 ERA, 1.38, and 96 strikeouts over 90 1/3 innings. The 30-year-old lefty will take on the Indians next week at home.

Category: Game Recaps


Blue Jays RHP Julian Merryweather (oblique) is "not closer" to returning, per manager Charlie Montoyo. (Source: Ben Nicholson-Smith on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Merryweather hit the injured list back in April and recently suffered a setback with his oblique injury. He doesn't been to be stashed in redraft leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Tom Hatch allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision versus Boston on Monday.

Fantasy Impact: This was Hatch's first MLB appearance of the season after he missed the first couple of months with an elbow issue. The 26-year-old righty could be a candidate to start in a doubleheader versus Boston next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Lourdes Gurriel Jr. went 2-for-5 at the plate on Saturday as the Blue Jays beat the Mets by a 10-3 score.

Fantasy Impact: Gurriel is hitting .266 with a .293 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, 42 RBI, and 36 runs scored over 336 plate appearances this season. The 27-year-old outfielder should be owned in 14 team fantasy leagues and deeper.

Category: Game Recaps