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Junior Lake

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

1

RBI

2

R

5

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lake opened the season as the fourth outfielder with the Cubs, but he was not able to maintain the job and spent quite a bit of time at Triple-A. The surplus of bats in Chicago's system allowed the or...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 230   DOB: 3/27/1990   BORN: San Pedro de Macoris, DR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Junior Lake Contract Information:

Claimed by the Blue Jays in December 2015.

August 16, 2016  –  Junior Lake News

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Lake was designated for assignment Tuesday, Blue Jays broadcaster Mike Wilner reports.

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Junior Lake 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
2010 20 A+ DAY 120 447 394 56 104 31 18 4 9 46 13 9 35 99 8 3 7 .264 .333 .398 .731
2011 21 A+ DAY 49 216 203 39 64 21 11 4 6 34 19 4 6 49 2 3 2 .315 .336 .498 .834
2011 21 AA TEN 67 262 242 41 60 18 10 2 6 17 19 2 13 60 2 0 5 .248 .300 .380 .680
2012 22 AA TEN 103 448 405 56 113 39 26 3 10 50 21 12 35 105 2 2 4 .279 .341 .432 .773
2013 23 AAA IOW 40 170 156 30 46 16 10 2 4 18 14 5 10 33 0 2 2 .295 .341 .462 .803
2013 23 MAJ CHC 64 254 236 26 67 22 16 0 6 16 4 4 13 68 1 0 4 .284 .332 .428 .760
2014 24 AAA IOW 14 71 65 11 17 5 3 0 2 7 2 1 6 15 0 0 0 .262 .324 .400 .724
2014 24 MAJ CHC 108 326 308 30 65 22 10 3 9 25 7 3 14 110 1 2 1 .211 .246 .351 .597
2015 25 AAA NOR 15 61 50 2 15 3 3 0 0 5 3 2 10 16 0 1 0 .300 .410 .360 .770
2015 25 AAA IOW 58 231 197 37 62 17 10 0 7 31 9 9 30 53 1 2 1 .315 .404 .472 .876
2015 25 MAJ CHC 21 62 58 2 13 5 4 0 1 5 4 0 4 20 0 0 0 .224 .274 .345 .619
2015 25 MAJ BAL 8 22 22 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 .136 .136 .273 .409
2015  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHC/BAL 29 84 80 4 16 8 7 0 1 5 4 0 4 29 0 0 0 .200 .238 .325 .563
2016 26 AAA BUF 82 318 281 33 65 20 12 2 6 31 10 4 33 77 0 2 2 .231 .314 .352 .666
2016 26 MAJ TOR 22 39 35 5 7 4 3 0 1 2 1 0 4 11 0 0 0 .200 .282 .371 .653
3-Year Averages     67 219 208 20 49 17 11 1 5 15 5 2 10 69 0 0 1 .236 .274 .370 .644
Career  (View All)     223 703 659 65 155 56 36 3 17 48 16 7 35 218 2 2 5 .235 .278 .376 .655

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

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Junior Lake Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 25 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 24 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 23 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Sea Did not play.
Sep. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 16 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 15 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 14 TB Did not play.
Sep. 13 TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 TB Did not play.
Sep. 11 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 10 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 7 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 4 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 3 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 2 @TB Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 30 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 29 @Bal Did not play.
Aug. 28 Min Did not play.
Aug. 27 Min Did not play.
Aug. 26 Min Did not play.
Aug. 25 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 24 LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Junior Lake Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 5 Pawtucket 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Aug. 30 Scranton-WB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Aug. 29 Lehigh Vly 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
Aug. 28 Lehigh Vly 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 14 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .333 .286 .619

Junior Lake: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 1 19 19
2015 21 10 3 10 2
2014 85 53 36 1
2013 56 32 27

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Junior Lake: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 5 61

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Junior Lake Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016193120.263.526.826
2015312031.290.484.796
201494103102.213.372.644

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016162001.125.188.451
2015492123.143.224.417
2014214206155.210.341.575

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016133001.154.231.543
2015263011.154.269.484
2014145115113.214.359.612

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016222120.227.455.715
2015541143.222.352.602
2014163194144.209.344.583
Junior Lake Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 A+ DAY 447 394 7.8% 22.1% 0.35 75% .332 .134
2011 21 A+ DAY 216 203 2.8% 22.7% 0.12 76% .392 .183
2011 21 AA TEN 262 242 5% 22.9% 0.22 75% .307 .132
2012 22 AA TEN 448 405 7.8% 23.4% 0.33 74% .355 .153
2013 23 AAA IOW 170 156 5.9% 19.4% 0.30 79% .353 .167
2013 23 MAJ CHC 254 236 5.1% 26.8% 0.19 71% .377 .144
2014 24 AAA IOW 71 65 8.5% 21.1% 0.40 77% .313 .138
2014 24 MAJ CHC 326 308 4.3% 33.7% 0.13 64% .296 .140
2015 25 AAA NOR 61 50 16.4% 26.2% 0.63 68% .441 .060
2015 25 AAA IOW 231 197 13% 22.9% 0.57 73% .401 .157
2015 25 MAJ CHC 62 58 6.5% 32.3% 0.20 66% .324 .121
2015 25 MAJ BAL 22 22 0% 40.9% 0.00 59% .231 .137
2015  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ CHC/BAL 84 80 4.8% 34.5% 0.14 64% .300 .125
2016 26 AAA BUF 318 281 10.4% 24.2% 0.43 73% .298 .121
2016 26 MAJ TOR 39 35 10.3% 28.2% 0.36 69% .261 .171
3-Year Averages     219 208 4.6% 31.5% 0.14 67% .328 .134
Career     703 659 5% 31% 0.16 67% .325 .141

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2016 Stat Review for Junior Lake    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.261 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.371 SLG
POOR
.171 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
10.3% BB Rate
GREAT
28.2% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.653 OPS
POOR
.282 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Junior Lake: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lake's contract was selected by Toronto on Wednesday.

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Lake was outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, Shi Dividi of Sportsnet reports.

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Lake was designated for assignment Monday.

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Lake played in 13 first-half games for this season, going 5-for-19 (.263) with a home run and two doubles while posting a .391 OBP.

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Lake went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI Wednesday against the Rockies.

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Lake was promoted from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

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Lake cleared waivers and was Triple-A on Saturday.

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The Blue Jays informed Lake on Wednesday that he will not break camp with the big club, the Toronto Star reports.

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Lake was claimed by the Blue Jays on Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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Lake was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Thursday.

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Lake was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday.

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Lake was optioned back to Triple-A on Monday, Brittany Ghiroli of Orioles.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Lake's 13:68 BB:K ratio was one of the worst in the league in 2013, and he was far worse in 2014, finishing at 14:110. We know you can see those numbers above, but we highlight them in case anyone thinks Lake has 20/20 potential. He doesn't. Although he made it to the majors before all of the more heralded Cubs prospects, he's certainly behind them now. If he sticks with the Cubs, he'll likely be a fourth outfielder.

2014

Though Lake was not as pedigreed as many of the other outstanding prospects in the Cubs' system, he came into the league like gangbusters in July and found himself in the starting lineup more often than not in the last months of the season. He slowed down quite a bit after the hot start after hitting four home runs in his first 15 games, he had just two more dingers in his last 49, and also finished with a 13:68 BB:K ratio. Though he came into the league as a shortstop, he played exclusively in the outfield for the Cubs, and it looks like he'll start in center or left depending on how things shake out during the preseason throughout 2014.

2013

Lake had a better go of it the second time around at Double-A, but his plate discipline (35:105 BB:K) was still poor, and his .773 OPS doesn't exactly portend great success in the majors. Moreover, he's stuck behind Starlin Castro at short though given Lake's size he might have to move to third base anyway. In that case, he'd be in the mix with Ian Stewart, Luis Valbuena, Josh Vitters and possibly Javier Baez (eventually) for the job.

2012

The 22-year-old had a strong AFL showing, hitting .296 with five homers and 18 steals in 28 games, but his plate discipline was a major problem both at High-A and Double-A in 2011. His defense at short also leaves something to be desired, and in any event, he's blocked by Starlin Castro for the foreseeable future. Lake did steal 38 bags in 44 attempts, so if he ever does learn to get on base, he'd have his uses as a second baseman or utility player in the big leagues. For now expect him to start the year in the high minors and don't expect a promotion until September 2012 at the earliest.