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Jon Jay

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2017 Stats

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.304

HR

2

RBI

18

R

30

SB

1

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After being acquired by the Padres in December in the Jedd Gyorko trade, Jay opened the 2016 season as the team's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter. Injuries limited his playing time for the ...

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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.

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Jay will man left field and bat ninth Sunday against the Orioles, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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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
2015 30 A PEO 3 11 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .091 .000 .091
2015 30 AAA MEM 4 14 13 3 5 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .385 .429 .615 1.044
2015 30 MAJ STL 79 245 210 25 44 7 5 1 1 10 0 2 19 36 3 2 11 .210 .306 .257 .563
2016 31 A+ LAK 3 11 10 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
2016 31 MAJ SD 90 373 347 49 101 29 26 1 2 26 2 0 19 78 1 0 6 .291 .339 .389 .728
2017 32 MAJ CHC 81 218 191 30 58 13 10 1 2 18 1 0 19 44 1 1 6 .304 .382 .398 .780
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3-Year Averages     103 361 323 42 90 18 15 1 2 27 2 1 22 64 2 2 12 .279 .345 .350 .695
Career  (View All)     928 3,260 2,894 404 835 198 149 16 33 271 46 28 223 541 43 18 82 .289 .354 .385 .740

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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
Jul. 24 CWS 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .382 .398 .780
Jul. 23 StL Did not play.
Jul. 22 StL 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .371 .380 .751
Jul. 21 StL Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Atl 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .371 .380 .751
Jul. 18 @Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .376 .385 .761
Jul. 17 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 16 @Bal 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .377 .388 .765
Jul. 15 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .375 .389 .764
Jul. 14 @Bal Did not play.
Jul. 9 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .385 .400 .785
Jul. 8 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 7 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 6 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .305 .384 .407 .791
Jul. 5 TB 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .382 .409 .791
Jul. 4 TB 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .378 .387 .765
Jul. 2 @Cin 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .372 .384 .756
Jul. 1 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .383 .396 .779
Jun. 30 @Cin 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .380 .373 .753
Jun. 29 @Was 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .383 .377 .760
Jun. 28 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .305 .389 .376 .765
Jun. 27 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .390 .381 .771
Jun. 26 @Was 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .397 .390 .787
Jun. 25 @Mia 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .319 .400 .393 .793
Jun. 24 @Mia 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .318 .397 .394 .791
Jun. 23 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .397 .394 .791
Jun. 22 @Mia 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .323 .406 .403 .809
Jun. 21 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .401 .390 .791
Jun. 20 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .320 .404 .393 .797
Jun. 19 SD 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .399 .397 .796
Last 7 Games 13 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .462 .462 .538 1.000
Last 14 Games 27 2 8 1 0 0 0 3 6 0 0 1 0 0 .296 .387 .333 .720
Last 30 Games 72 7 20 3 0 2 6 8 16 0 0 2 0 0 .278 .366 .403 .769

Jon Jay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 64 36 24 16 1
2016 86 8 72 9
2015 64 17 54 7
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
2017429040.310.357.745
2016107130100.308.374.752
2015384030.158.158.414

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017149212141.302.409.790
2016241362162.282.394.713
201517221170.221.279.596

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201778191111.346.487.951
2016202311120.307.391.743
201510211070.206.235.540

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201711311170.274.336.653
2016145181142.269.386.707
201510814130.213.278.584
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% .324 .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% .303 .113
2010 25 AAA MEM 191 165 8.9% 11.5% 0.77 87% .348 .170
2010 25 MAJ STL 323 287 7.4% 15.5% 0.48 83% .350 .122
2011 26 MAJ STL 503 455 5.6% 16.1% 0.35 82% .340 .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% .355 .095
2013 28 MAJ STL 628 548 8.3% 16.4% 0.50 81% .325 .094
2014 29 MAJ STL 468 413 6% 16.7% 0.36 81% .363 .075
2015 30 A PEO 11 10 9.1% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2015 30 AAA MEM 14 13 7.1% 7.1% 1.00 92% .364 .230
2015 30 MAJ STL 245 210 7.8% 14.7% 0.53 83% .246 .047
2016 31 A+ LAK 11 10 9.1% 9.1% 1.00 90% .333 .100
2016 31 MAJ SD 373 347 5.1% 20.9% 0.24 78% .371 .098
2017 32 MAJ CHC 218 191 8.7% 20.2% 0.43 77% .384 .094
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3-Year Averages     361 323 6.1% 17.7% 0.34 80% .340 .071
Career     3,260 2,894 6.8% 16.6% 0.41 81% .343 .096

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Jon Jay Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 57.7 2 10 2 2 27 2 16 0
2015 CF 407.3 -1 113 3 -1 203 -1 84 0
2015 RF 31.7 3 8 1 3 25 1 3 1
2016 LF 46 -3 16 -1 -3 30 -1 19 0
2016 CF 599.3 -6 155 0 -6 342 3 199 0
2016 RF 75.7 2 19 1 2 59 1 33 1
2017 P 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2017 LF 168.3 -2 25 0 -2 56 0 46 0
2017 CF 142.7 -5 26 -2 -5 75 -1 57 0
2017 RF 90 1 12 0 1 52 0 40 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2015 CF 6 -1 -2 0 0 -1 1 1 0 1
2015 RF -1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 LF 1 -1 -2 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 CF 4 -2 -2 0 0 -4 1 -2 0 -5
2016 RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 2 0 -2 0 0 2 1 -1 0 2
2017 CF -1 0 -2 0 0 -1 0 -2 0 -3
2017 RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Jon Jay    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.43 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.7% BB Rate
GOOD
20.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.780 OPS
AVERAGE
.382 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.304 AVG
ELITE
.384 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.398 SLG
WEAK
.094 ISO
TERRIBLE

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

Jay is out of the lineup against the Pirates on Saturday.

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Jay is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

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Jay went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

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Jay will start in left field and lead off Tuesday against the Rays. It's the fifth consecutive game that Jay has served as the Cubs' leadoff hitter.

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Jay went 1-for-5 with a game-winning two-RBI double Thursday against the Nationals.

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Jay is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Jay went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs during Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

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Jay went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

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Jay is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

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Jay will start in left field and lead off Tuesday against the Marlins.

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Jay is out of Saturday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Jay (back) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Reds, batting ninth and playing right field.

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Jay (back) is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Jay struggled to fully recover from his wrist surgery last winter and was only able to accumulate 210 at-bats of an anemic slash line. At 30 years old, he's shown some positive flashes over the years, but with age no longer on his side and troubles that his wrist gave him all year long it's unclear if Jay will be able to provide much at the plate. Jay still provides plus defense in center field, which likely enticed the Padres to take him back in a trade that sent Jedd Gyorko to St. Louis. The Padres will find ways to get him in the lineup for his glove, either in center field or in left, likely depending on the production of Travis Jankowski. If he can find everyday at-bats and his wrist is 100 percent again, then he can provide doubles power and a few stolen bases to his fantasy owners.

2015

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 inferior Peter Bourjos for much of the 2014 season but looks to be the clear choice for the center field job heading into the 2015 season. In September, Jay hit out of the first or second spot in the lineup an encouraging 17 times, and if Matt Carpenter is moved down to the second or third spot it could mean that Jay could be the Opening Day leadoff hitter for an improved Cardinals' lineup in 2015. Jay drew a walk in just three of those 17 starts, however, and he will need to improve on his career 6.8% walk rate. If Jay can stay healthy and rack up at-bats at the top of the lineup, he could crack 100 runs in 2015 to go along with a solid batting average and OBP.

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.