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Jon Jay

29-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

1

RBI

7

R

1

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jay failed to impress as the Cardinals' leadoff hitter to start the season, eventually losing the role to Matt Carpenter thanks in part to a .213/.293/.337 line in April. The slow start likely cost th...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 3/15/1985   BORN: Miami, FL   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jon Jay Contract Information:

Avoided arbitration by signing a one-year deal worth $3.25 million in January of 2014.

April 14, 2014  –  Jon Jay News

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Jay made the most of his start Monday, launching a three-run homer against the Brewers.

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Jon Jay Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 22 R GCL 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
2007 22 A Pal 32 131 126 19 36 10 8 0 2 10 5 2 5 25 0 0 0 .286 .321 .397 .718
2007 22 AA SPR 26 117 102 17 24 8 4 2 2 11 4 1 11 19 0 0 4 .235 .333 .373 .706
2008 23 AA SPR 96 427 372 57 114 31 17 3 11 47 10 7 39 46 7 3 6 .306 .379 .457 .836
2008 23 AAA MEM 16 64 58 8 20 6 4 1 1 10 0 1 6 10 0 0 0 .345 .406 .500 .906
2009 24 AAA MEM 136 564 505 72 142 35 23 2 10 54 20 8 34 64 8 5 12 .281 .338 .394 .732
2010 25 AAA Mem 42 191 165 31 53 20 16 0 4 32 13 0 17 22 3 2 4 .321 .394 .491 .885
2010 25 MAJ STL 105 323 287 47 86 25 19 2 4 27 2 4 24 50 8 1 3 .300 .359 .422 .780
2011 26 MAJ STL 159 503 455 56 135 36 24 2 10 37 6 7 28 81 9 4 7 .297 .344 .424 .768
2012 27 AAA Mem 2 8 7 3 3 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 1.143 1.643
2012 27 MAJ STL 117 502 443 70 135 30 22 4 4 40 19 7 34 71 9 1 15 .305 .373 .400 .773
2013 28 MAJ STL 157 628 548 75 151 36 27 2 7 67 10 5 52 103 9 5 14 .276 .351 .370 .721
2014 29 MAJ STL 11 27 24 1 6 3 1 1 1 7 1 1 2 4 1 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jon Jay
3-Year Averages MAJ   144 544 482 67 140 33 24 2 7 48 11 6 38 85 9 3 12 .290 .355 .392 .747
Career  (View All) MAJ   549 1983 1757 249 513 130 93 11 26 178 38 24 140 309 36 11 39 .292 .355 .402 .757

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Jon Jay Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 @Was 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .323 .464 .787
Apr. 16 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Apr. 15 @Mil Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .500 .773
Apr. 13 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .278 .375 .653
Apr. 12 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .400 .694
Apr. 11 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .455 .763
Apr. 9 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .308 .455 .763
Apr. 8 Cin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .625 1.025
Apr. 7 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .625 1.025
Apr. 6 @Pit 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .444 .714 1.158
Apr. 5 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 .500 .900
Apr. 4 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 3 @Cin 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Apr. 2 @Cin Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 17 3 5 0 0 1 5 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 .294 .333 .471 .804
Last 14 Days 28 3 7 1 1 1 7 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 .323 .464 .787
Last 30 Days 28 3 7 1 1 1 7 2 4 1 1 1 0 1 .250 .323 .464 .787

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Jon Jay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 9 1 6 3
2013 152 152
2012 116 116
2011 140 19 75 56
2010 88 9 27 61

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Jon Jay Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013118152143.220.314.620
2012128120114.281.336.697
2011949181.287.394.727

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013430605537.291.386.749
20123155842915.314.425.804
2011361479295.299.432.779

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013262392285.286.374.732
20122244432613.384.496.948
2011216305154.287.417.743

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013286365395.266.367.711
2012219261146.224.301.590
2011239265222.305.431.791
Jon Jay Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 R GCL 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .000
2007 22 A Pal 131 126 3.8% 19.1% 0.20 80% .343 .111
2007 22 AA SPR 117 102 9.4% 16.2% 0.58 81% .272 .138
2008 23 AA SPR 427 372 9.1% 10.8% 0.85 88% .327 .151
2008 23 AAA MEM 64 58 9.4% 15.6% 0.60 83% .404 .155
2009 24 AAA MEM 564 505 6% 11.3% 0.53 87% .306 .113
2010 25 AAA Mem 191 165 8.9% 11.5% 0.77 87% .353 .170
2010 25 MAJ STL 323 287 7.4% 15.5% 0.48 83% .352 .122
2011 26 MAJ STL 503 455 5.6% 16.1% 0.35 82% .343 .127
2012 27 AAA Mem 8 7 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .714
2012 27 MAJ STL 502 443 6.8% 14.1% 0.48 84% .356 .095
2013 28 MAJ STL 628 548 8.3% 16.4% 0.50 81% .329 .094
2014 29 MAJ STL 27 24 7.4% 14.8% 0.50 83% .263 .250
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jon Jay
3-Year Averages MAJ   544 482 7% 15.6% 0.45 82% .341 .102
Career MAJ   1983 1757 7.1% 15.6% 0.45 82% .342 .110

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2014 Stat Review for Jon Jay    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
83% Contact Rate
GOOD
.263 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.500 SLG
ELITE
.250 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
7.4% BB Rate
WEAK
14.8% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.808 OPS
GOOD
.308 OBP
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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jon Jay (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Rusin CHI-N 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 .800 1.200 2.000
Bryan Morris PIT 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 .833 .833 1.667
Matt Garza MIL 12 7 1 3 1 1 0 .583 .917 1.532
Johnny Cueto CIN 21 10 3 7 1 2 0 .476 .952 1.452
Jared Hughes PIT 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .833 1.333
Jose Fernandez MIA 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .800 1.300
Logan Ondrusek CIN 7 3 0 1 2 1 0 .429 .714 1.270
Charlie Morton PIT 16 8 0 3 2 5 0 .500 .625 1.204
Xavier Cedeno WAS 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Mike Gonzalez WAS 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200

Worst Matchups for Jon Jay (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Justin Wilson PIT 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 .000 .286
Trevor Cahill AZ 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .222
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 5 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000 .000 .167
Aroldis Chapman CIN 5 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .167
Randy Choate STL 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Anibal Sanchez DET 10 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .091
Carlos Marmol MIA 11 0 0 0 1 8 1 .000 .000 .083
Daniel McCutchen TEX 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
LaTroy Hawkins COL 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jon Jay: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jay is in the lineup Monday against the Brewers, FOX Sports Midwest reports.

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Jay got the start in center Sunday, batting second and going 1-for-3 with an RBI triple in the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to Pittsburgh.

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Jay will start in right field for the Cardinals against Miami on Thursday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Jay is expected to compete with Peter Bourjos for playing time in center field this spring, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Jay and the Cardinals avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $3.25 million contract on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Jay is not in the Cardinals' lineup for Monday's Game 4 of the World Series versus the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reports.

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Jay is not in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 of the World Series, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Jay is not in the lineup for Friday's Game 6 of the NLCS, Jim Bowden of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

After hitting .305 in 2012, Jay is now a lifetime .300 hitter in the big leagues. While only 30 of his 135 hits were for extra bases, Jay helped his owners with a career-high 19 stolen bases and drew enough walks to finish with a .373 OBP. Still, it's tough to hit .300 as a singles hitter and a lifetime 86:202 BB:K ratio, so expect a mild correction in 2013, especially if that .356 BABIP from last year comes down to more normal levels.

2012

After hitting .300 due to a bloated BABIP in 2010, Jay was expected to be nothing more than a platoon outfielder and spot starter last year. Instead he played 159 games - including 107 starts - in the outfield as the Cardinals battled injuries all season. As we said last year, Jay will hit for a can't-hurt-you batting average, but doesn't possess enough power or speed to warrant a double-digit bid in most NL-only leagues, and his career-worst 28:81 BB:K ratio indicates that he could struggle if gets extended playing time again this year.

2011

Jay finally made the majors in 2010 and managed to hit .300, but his .352 BABIP might have something to do with it, because the rest of his numbers were nothing to write home about. He has decent speed and should have a can't-hurt-you batting average most years, but there's not a lot to like from a fantasy perspective. He'll be the fourth or fifth outfielder for the Cards with Lance Berkman signed to join Colby Rasmus and Matt Holliday in the St. Louis outfield.

2010

Jay is already 25, so his good-but-not-great year with Triple-A Memphis has to be considered a disappointment. He's got good speed and a little bit of pop, but his ceiling in 2010 is probably as a fifth outfielder in St. Louis.

2009

The 23-year-old Jay got back on track in 2008, hitting .312/.382/.463 in 430 at-bats. Considering his disappointing and injury-filled 2007 campaign, Cardinals officials were happy to see him bounce back. A strong defensive center fielder, Jay is blocked on the organizational chart by Colby Rasmus. He'll spend at least one more year in the minors.