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John Jaso | Outfielder | #28

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/19/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southwestern (CA) JC
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 12 (0) / TB
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Pirates signed 1B/OF John Jaso to a two-year, $8 million contract.
Jaso slashed .286/.380/.459 with five homers, 22 RBI and 17 doubles in 185 at-bats for the Rays in 2015. Injuries limited him to just 70 games. Indeed, he hasn't appeared in more than 100 games since he played for the Mariners in 2012. While Jaso played almost exclusively at DH this past season, the Pirates have indicated that he'll be transitioning to first base for the 2016 campaign. He figures to split time with Mike Morse there and serve as a lefty platoon bat. Jaso turned 32 in September. Wed, Dec 23, 2015 05:02:00 PM

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John Jaso went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox.

Jaso put the Rays on the board with his two-run homer off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello in the fifth inning. For the season, he's hitting .278/.369/.438 with three homers and 17 RBI over 144 at-bats while serving as the Rays' somewhat unorthodox lead-off cat. Injuries have limited him to just 53 games in 2015.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 09:21:00 PM

John Jaso went 2-for-3 with a walk Saturday against the Yankees.

Both hits were singles. Jaso is not your typical leadoff man, but he has done a nice job when healthy this season, batting .281 with a .373 on-base percentage. He's relevant in two-catcher fantasy leagues.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 04:55:00 PM

John Jaso knocked in three runs in a 2-for-3 effort as the Rays took down the Mets on Sunday.

Jaso hit a sacrifice fly in the third inning, then hit a two-run double in the fifth to knot the game at 3-3. He's been terrific since returning to the Rays on July 7, currently batting .329/.393/.493 with one home run and 10 RBI in 84 plate appearances.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 04:07:00 PM

John Jaso went 1-for-3 with a double, a walk, and a run scored Friday against the Astros.

Jaso, who served as the DH and hit leadoff Friday, has hit safely in all five games since coming off the disabled list. He's well worth a look in two-catcher mixed fantasy leagues.
Fri, Jul 10, 2015 09:45:00 PM

John Jaso went 1-for-4 with a sacrifice fly in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

Jaso is just returning from a left wrist injury suffered on Opening Day. He's recorded a hit in all four games since coming back. Last season, the DH/catcher hit .264/.337/.440 with nine homers and 40 RBI across 307 at-bats for the A's. There's some value to be had here, particularly in deeper AL-only formats.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 05:20:00 PM

John Jaso is making his first career start in the outfield on Thursday against the Royals.

He's also leading off. Jaso went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored on Wednesday and had an even bigger night Tuesday in his first game since suffering a severe left wrist injury on Opening Day. The versatile 31-year-old is capable of producing considerable fantasy value in the second half of the 2015 season.
Thu, Jul 9, 2015 02:04:00 PM

John Jaso went 3-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored from the leadoff spot Wednesday against the Royals.

Jaso is going to play regularly against righties and hit high in the order, so he makes for a nice No. 2 catcher in mixed leagues now that he's healthy again.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 11:06:00 PM

John Jaso homered, walked, and doubled in four plate appearances, but the Rays were unable to overcome the Royals in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

Jaso, making his first appearance since Opening Day, led off and served as the Rays' DH. He broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run -- his first -- off of Edinson Volquez. He pinch-hit and singled in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader. The backstop had missed three-plus months with a bruised left wrist.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:31:00 PM

Rays activated C John Jaso from the 60-day disabled list.

Jaso has been out since Opening Day with a bruised left wrist, but he's finally back to 100 percent. He figures to see semi-regular at-bats out of the DH spot, which makes him a sneaky add in deeper fantasy leagues.
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 11:09:00 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that John Jaso (wrist) could "possibly" rejoin the club in Kansas City early this week.

Jaso has batted .286/.348/.381 over six rehab games to this point. It's unclear whether he'd be ready to play regularly upon his activation, but the 31-year-old would figure to see regular starts in the designated hitter spot.
Sun, Jul 5, 2015 12:04:00 PM

John Jaso (wrist) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Saturday.

Jaso finally turned a corner recently with his ailing left wrist and is ready for game action now. It's not clear how many rehab games he'll need, but given that he's been sidelined since Opening Day it figures to be quite a few. Fantasy owners probably shouldn't count on him being back until the start of the second half.
Fri, Jun 26, 2015 04:20:00 PM

John Jaso (wrist) could begin a rehab assignment before the end of the week.

Jaso's recovery from a bruised left wrist has been painfully slow, but he's been taking batting practice recently with no issues. Given that he's been sidelined since Opening Day, he figures to require more than just a handful of rehab games. A return prior to the All-Star break seems unlikely.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 10:29:00 AM

John Jaso (wrist) will join the Rays on their road trip and take batting practice on the field.

Jaso has been on the shelf with a bruised left wrist since Opening Day but finally appears to be making some real progress. He's hoping to be activated by the Rays prior to the All-Star break.
Mon, Jun 15, 2015 04:45:00 PM

John Jaso (wrist) took batting practice in the cage on Saturday.

He also took ground balls at first base. Jaso has been out with a bruised left wrist since Opening Day and hopes to be activated by the Rays prior to the All-Star break.
Sun, Jun 14, 2015 11:50:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Elias Diaz
4Ed Easley
1B1John Jaso
2Michael Morse
3Jason Rogers
4Josh Bell
5Jake Goebbert
2B1Josh Harrison
2Gift Ngoepe
3Maxwell Moroff
SS1Jordy Mercer
2Pedro Florimon
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2Sean Rodriguez
3Cole Figueroa
LF1Starling Marte
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Antoan Richardson
RF1Gregory Polanco
2Harold Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jeff Locke
4Jon Niese
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Tyler Glasnow
7Kyle Lobstein
8Jesse Biddle
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Arquimedes Caminero
3Tony Watson
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6Rob Scahill
7Juan Nicasio
8Trey Haley
9John Holdzkom
10Jim Fuller
11Wilfredo Boscan
12Robert Zarate
13Curtis Partch