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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #30

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/15/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Jon Jay "appears to be a consideration for the Marlins."
The fit makes sense, as the Marlins are desperate for outfield help after trading their entire starting outfield this offseason and Jay should come cheap. Jay is also from Miami, went to The U, and the Marlins might offer him more playing time than he'd get anywhere else, so the interest would probably be mutual. Coming off a .296/.374/.375 line with two homers over 433 plate appearances last season with the Cubs, Jay will turn 33 next month. Feb 8 - 5:34 PM

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Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, the Orioles have had internal discussions about pursuing Jon Jay.

Kubatko believes that Jay would be a nice fit for the Orioles, but notes that the clubs has discussed him internally each of the last two winters and haven't made him an offer. Kubatko adds that there haven't been any rumblings yet about re-signing Seth Smith either.
Source: MASN Sports
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 11:07:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

According to Mark Feinsand of, there is "momentum" toward an agreement between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay has never shown much power, but he can play all three outfield spots and he batted .294 with an excellent .374 on-base percentage in 141 games this past season for the Cubs. The 32-year-old former second-round pick of the Cardinals signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Chicago last winter and figures to land something similar this offseason. Seattle has an opening in center field with Jarrod Dyson no longer under contract. This could come together quickly.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 03:48:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay is starting in center field and batting leadoff in Game 4 of the NLDS on Wednesday against the Nationals.

It's the same lineup Cubs manager Joe Maddon drew up for Tuesday's game, which was postponed due to rain around Wrigley Field. Stephen Strasburg is now the scheduled starter for Washington after battling flu-like symptoms. Here's the full rundown for Chicago: Jon Jay CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Ben Zobrist RF, Kyle Schwarber LF, Addison Russell SS, Javier Baez 2B, Jake Arrieta SP.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 11:28:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-4 during Wednesday's division-clinching win over the Cardinals.

Both hits were singles. Today was a nice microcosm of Jay's fantasy season and career. He hits a lot of singles and doesn't do much else. He has a .295 batting average with two home runs, 33 RBI and 64 runs in 137 games.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 10:46:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and two runs scored Friday versus the Brewers.

Most impressively, Jay fought through a 15-pitch at-bat against Brandon Woodruff by reaching on a single. He eventually scored on a single to center field from Ben Zobrist. Jay doesn’t provide enough pop or speed to be all that interesting in mixed leagues, but he’s hitting .290 with a .375 on-base percentage.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017 12:55:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

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

He laced an RBI single to plate Mike Freeman with his club's only run of the game in the eighth inning. Jay was serving as the designated hitter today. He's gotten a surprising amount of playing time for the defending champions this year but hasn't done a whole lot with it. He has an empty .286 batting average with two home runs and 30 RBI in 397 plate appearances in 130 games.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 11:36:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored on Friday versus the Cardinals.

Jay had a hand in the Cubs' decisive seven-run seventh inning, plating a run with a single and later scoring. It's going to be interesting to see how much Jay plays when/if the Cubs reach the postseason. He's sporting a nice .287/.373/.370 batting line on the season, but Chicago has some options. Jay has started nine 14 games in September, while Ian Happ has started 10 and Kyle Schwarber eight.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 05:48:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay had four hits and two runs scored as the Cubs downed the Braves 6-2 on Thursday.

Jay contributed three singles and a triple in the contest, setting the table all night for his Cubs teammates. The four-hit game was the second of the year for the 32-year-old, who also did it on July 24. Jay has been used sparingly but effectively this season, batting .291/.381/.381 with a pair of homers and three steals in parts of 114 games.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017 12:58:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay will start in center field and bat leadoff Tuesday against the Reds.

Albert Almora, Jr. started in center field and batted leadoff on Sunday, but Jay will draw the start against righty Homer Bailey. Meanwhile, Kyle Schwarber is making another start out of the No. 2 spot in the order.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 02:51:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay singled, doubled, and tripled in the Cubs' win over the Reds on Monday.

He also drew a walk but finished a home run short of the cycle. Jay is batting .299 with a .388 on-base percentage in 99 games this year and he's drawn two straight starts in the leadoff spot.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 12:01:00 AM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay will start in center field and bat leadoff Monday against the Reds.

It will be his second straight start out of the leadoff spot. Jason Heyward will again start in right field while Ben Zobrist plays second base.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 03:57:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay had a double and three singles in a 4-for-4 afternoon Monday against the White Sox.

He was the only Cub to tally multiple hits against Miguel Gonzalez and the White Sox bullpen. His playing time has been hit-or-miss, but Jay has quietly put together a nice season on the north side of Chicago, sporting a .304/.382/.398.
Mon, Jul 24, 2017 06:01:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay hit a pinch-hit three-run shot in the Cubs' defeat of the Rays on Wednesday.

Jay's big fly to left-center field off Rays reliever Erasmo Ramirez gave the Cubs their first runs of the afternoon and tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Chicago would go on to tally four more unanswered runs. Jay is slashing .305/.382/.409 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 73 games this season as an active utility outfielder for the defending World Series champs.
Wed, Jul 5, 2017 05:38:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-4 and belted a solo home run in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.

His shot off starter Jackson Stephens opened the scoring in the third inning. It was his first longball of the season. The veteran outfielder is not known for his power but has been a solid contact hitter throughout his career. He has a .301 batting average with 25 runs and 15 RBI in 176 plate appearances in part-time duty for the Cubs this year.
Sat, Jul 1, 2017 07:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
3Chris Gimenez
4Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Albert Almora
2Ian Happ
3Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Kyle Hendricks
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jen-Ho Tseng
6Adbert Alzolay
7Oscar De La Cruz
8Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Mike Montgomery
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Shae Simmons
10Rob Zastryzny
11Dillon Maples
12Dario Alvarez
13Cory Mazzoni
14Anthony Bass