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Jon Jay

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

2017 Stats

AVG

.296

HR

2

RBI

34

R

65

SB

6

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Cubs inked Jay to a one-year deal last winter prior to losing Dexter Fowler via free agency. A left-handed hitting veteran, Jay offered a nice complement to Albert Almora as part of a platoon in c...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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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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 141 433 379 65 112 23 18 3 2 34 6 2 37 80 3 2 12 .296 .374 .375 .749
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3-Year Averages     103 349 312 46 85 18 16 1 1 23 2 1 25 64 2 1 9 .272 .343 .340 .683
Career  (View All)     988 3,475 3,082 439 889 208 157 18 33 287 51 30 241 577 45 19 88 .288 .355 .383 .738

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Jon Jay: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 111 64 54 19 2
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
20178515080.318.341.751
2016107130100.308.374.752
2015384030.158.158.414

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017294502266.289.384.748
2016241362162.282.394.713
201517221170.221.279.596

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017163361193.307.423.843
2016202311120.307.391.743
201510211070.206.235.540

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017216291153.287.338.674
2016145181142.269.386.707
201510814130.213.278.584
Jon Jay vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 433 379 8.5% 18.5% 0.46 79% .368 .079
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3-Year Averages     349 312 7.2% 18.3% 0.39 79% .339 .068
Career     3,475 3,082 6.9% 16.6% 0.42 81% .344 .095

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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 326 -8 52 -4 -8 115 -2 101 0
2017 CF 340.3 -1 76 -1 -1 200 -1 148 0
2017 RF 110 1 15 0 1 63 0 43 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 1 -1 -4 0 0 2 2 -4 0 0
2017 CF -1 0 0 0 0 -2 -1 -1 0 -4
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

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0.46 BB/K
GOOD
8.5% BB Rate
GOOD
18.5% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.749 OPS
WEAK
.374 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.296 AVG
GREAT
.368 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.375 SLG
POOR
.079 ISO
TERRIBLE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Jon Jay

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

Jay is not in the lineup against the Nationals on Saturday.

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Jay is not in the lineup against the Nationals for Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.

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Jay is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.

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

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Jay went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Brewers.

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Jay went 2-for-5 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's win over the Brewers.

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Jay went 2-for-3 with an RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

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Jay is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.

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Jay is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

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Jay is starting in center field and batting leadoff in Sunday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Jay is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Braves.

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Jay is out of the lineup against the Braves on Friday.

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Jay went 4-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored Thursday against the Braves.

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Jay is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Pirates.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 second straight season, as he suffered a broken forearm after getting hit by a pitch in mid-June. Upon returning in September, the San Diego outfield was more crowded, which limited his playing time down the stretch. After signing a one-year deal with the Cubs this offseason, he projects to hit in the eight hole despite handling himself well as a table-setter with the Padres (.339 OBP). Given his career splits (108 wRC+ against RHP, 100 wRC+ against LHP), he should occupy the strong side of a center field platoon with Albert Almora. Jay hasn't flashed a modicum of pop or the ability to contribute more than a small handful of steals in recent years, so in order to be useful, he will need to get on base at a steady clip and rack up runs in a potent Cubs lineup.

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.