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Jon Jay

30-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2014 Stats

AVG

.303

HR

3

RBI

46

R

52

SB

6

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

It took a few months, but by the midway point of 2014, Jay was entrenched as the Cardinals' starting center fielder. Jay rode a .363 BABIP to a .303/.372/.378 line in 413 at-bats. He battled an inferi...

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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:

Signed a two-year, $10.975 million contract with St. Louis in February 2015, avoiding arbitration in each of those seasons.

March 23, 2015  –  Jon Jay News

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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 140 468 413 52 125 22 16 3 3 46 6 3 28 78 3 4 20 .303 .372 .378 .750
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3-Year Averages     138 532 468 65 137 28 21 3 4 51 11 5 38 84 7 3 16 .293 .364 .376 .740
Career  (View All)     678 2,424 2,146 300 632 149 108 13 28 217 43 26 166 383 38 15 59 .295 .359 .396 .755

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

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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
Sep. 28 @Ari Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Ari 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .372 .378 .750
Sep. 26 @Ari 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .373 .379 .752
Sep. 24 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 23 @ChC 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .373 .379 .752
Sep. 22 @ChC 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .377 .383 .760
Sep. 21 Cin 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .376 .382 .758
Sep. 20 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .303 .376 .379 .755
Sep. 19 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .377 .382 .759
Sep. 18 Mil 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .379 .385 .764
Sep. 17 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .307 .380 .386 .766
Sep. 16 Mil 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .383 .389 .772
Sep. 14 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .385 .392 .777
Sep. 13 Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .388 .395 .783
Sep. 12 Col Did not play.
Sep. 11 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .314 .389 .397 .786
Sep. 10 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .316 .389 .399 .788
Sep. 9 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .316 .388 .399 .787
Sep. 8 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .387 .400 .787
Sep. 7 @Mil 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .384 .401 .785
Sep. 6 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .387 .403 .790
Sep. 5 @Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .321 .391 .408 .799
Sep. 4 @Mil 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .390 .407 .797
Sep. 3 Pit 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .316 .387 .406 .793
Sep. 2 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 1 Pit 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .313 .383 .404 .787
Aug. 31 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .379 .395 .774
Aug. 30 ChC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .380 .397 .777
Aug. 30 ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .380 .397 .777
Aug. 29 ChC 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .382 .399 .781
Last 7 Days 23 1 7 1 0 0 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .304 .348 .652
Last 14 Days 50 4 11 1 0 0 6 0 11 0 0 1 0 0 .220 .235 .240 .475
Last 30 Days 96 9 27 1 1 0 7 5 22 0 2 4 0 0 .281 .343 .313 .656

Jon Jay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 125 27 98 33
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
20148890173.375.455.859
2013118152143.220.314.620
2012128120114.281.336.697

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014325433293.283.357.721
2013430605537.291.386.749
20123155842915.314.425.804

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014194250194.299.376.759
2013262392285.286.374.732
20122244432613.384.496.948

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014219273272.306.379.741
2013286365395.266.367.711
2012219261146.224.301.590
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 468 413 6% 16.7% 0.36 81% .367 .075
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3-Year Averages     532 468 7.1% 15.8% 0.45 82% .350 .083
Career     2,424 2,146 6.8% 15.8% 0.43 82% .348 .101

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

Contact

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.303 AVG
ELITE
81% Contact Rate
WEAK
.367 BABIP
HIGH
Power

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.378 SLG
WEAK
.075 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
6.0% BB Rate
WEAK
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.750 OPS
GOOD
.372 OBP
ELITE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jon Jay

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

Jay (wrist) will take a few at-bats during Lance Lynn's simulated game Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Jay (wrist) won't appear in a spring game until later next week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Jay (wrist) may make his first spring game appearance some time this week, MLB.com reports.

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Jay took batting practice Thursday for the first time since the start of training camp, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

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Jay is expected to miss the Cardinals' Grapefruit League opener Thursday due to a wrist injury that required an offseason scope, Jennifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Jay will likely be the starting center fielder for the Cardinals, according to general manager John Mozeliak, MLB.com reports.

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Jay signed a two-year contract with the Cardinals on Monday, avoiding arbitration in each of those seasons.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 the Cardinals' center fielder dozens of runs after being dropped to the bottom third of the order. Jay was much better after April, slashing .288/.362/.377 and stealing nine bases, which is more along the lines of what the Cardinals were expecting. Still, it's likely that Jay missed his opportunity for a full-time role with the club and with new addition Peter Bourjos and top prospect Oscar Taveras waiting in the wings, Jay's playing time will probably take a dramatic hit in 2014. If he has a future as a regular in the big leagues, it appears to be with another organization at this point.

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.