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Jon Jay

30-Year-Old Outfielder – St. Louis Cardinals

2015 Stats

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.262

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0

RBI

4

R

9

SB

0

2015 Preseason 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.

May 2, 2015  –  Jon Jay News

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Jay, who led off for the third time in his last three starts on Friday night, went 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Pirates.

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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 MAJ STL 23 94 84 9 22 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 7 9 0 0 3 .262 .340 .286 .626
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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)     701 2,518 2,230 309 654 151 110 13 28 221 43 28 173 392 38 15 62 .293 .358 .392 .750

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced 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
May. 3 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .340 .286 .626
May. 2 Pit 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .341 .291 .632
May. 1 Pit 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .270 .349 .297 .646
Apr. 30 Phi 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .346 .290 .636
Apr. 29 Phi Did not play.
Apr. 28 Phi 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .329 .277 .606
Apr. 27 Phi 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .233 .324 .267 .591
Apr. 26 @Mil 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .313 .276 .589
Apr. 25 @Mil 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .279 .236 .515
Apr. 24 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .189 .259 .226 .485
Apr. 23 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .278 .245 .523
Apr. 22 @Was 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .280 .261 .541
Apr. 21 @Was 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .267 .262 .529
Apr. 19 Cin 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .275 .270 .545
Apr. 18 Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .270 .235 .505
Apr. 17 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .233 .506
Apr. 16 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .276 .259 .535
Apr. 15 Mil 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .296 .280 .576
Apr. 13 Mil 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .304 .286 .590
Apr. 12 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .333 .313 .646
Apr. 11 @Cin 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .385 .417 .802
Apr. 10 @Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
Apr. 8 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Apr. 7 @ChC Did not play.
Apr. 5 @ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .750 1.250
Last 7 Days 26 2 8 0 0 0 4 3 2 0 2 1 0 0 .308 .400 .308 .708
Last 14 Days 50 5 15 1 0 0 4 6 4 0 2 1 0 0 .300 .386 .320 .706
Last 30 Days 84 9 22 2 0 0 4 7 9 0 2 3 0 0 .262 .340 .286 .626

Jon Jay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 22 6 20 4
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
2015171020.176.176.399
20148890173.375.455.859
2013118152143.220.314.620

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015678020.284.313.682
2014325433293.283.357.721
2013430605537.291.386.749

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015476040.255.277.604
2014194250194.299.376.759
2013262392285.286.374.732

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015373000.270.297.654
2014219273272.306.379.741
2013286365395.266.367.711
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
2015 30 MAJ STL 94 84 7.4% 9.6% 0.78 89% .293 .024
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3-Year Averages     532 468 7.1% 15.8% 0.45 82% .350 .083
Career     2,518 2,230 6.9% 15.6% 0.44 82% .346 .099

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2015 Stat Review for Jon Jay    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.262 AVG
WEAK
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.293 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.286 SLG
TERRIBLE
.024 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
ELITE
7.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
9.6% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.626 OPS
TERRIBLE
.340 OBP
GOOD

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

Jay is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Phillies.

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Jay will bat leadoff in Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

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Jay is not in the lineup Sunday against the Brewers.

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Jay is not in the lineup Friday against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

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Jay played in his first game of the spring Friday, collecting a single in three at-bats.

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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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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.