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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
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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. Sep 23 - 12:55 AM

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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.
Sep 20 - 11:36 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.
Sep 15 - 5:48 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.
Sep 1 - 12:58 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.
Aug 22 - 2:51 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.
Aug 15 - 12:01 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.
Aug 14 - 3:57 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.
Jul 24 - 6:01 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.
Jul 5 - 5:38 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.
Jul 1 - 7:24 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay put the Cubs on his back with a go-ahead double Thursday in Chicago's thrilling comeback win over the Nationals.

Stepping to the plate with two on and two out in the ninth inning, Jay sent Blake Treinen’s offering into right center field for a two-run double. That gave the Cubs, who were trailing 4-2 when the inning began, a 5-4 advantage. Jay went hitless in four other at-bats but he came through when the Cubs needed him most. The 32-year-old has hit an impressive .301 over 168 at-bats for the defending World Champs.
Jun 29 - 8:05 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 3-for-4 and scored a run during Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

All three hits were singles and he was able to ride home on a Kyle Schwarber home run in the fourth inning. Jay has always been able to hit for a good batting average but has very little power or speed to go with it. He has a .301 batting average with zero home runs, 20 runs, 10 RBI and one steal in 130 plate appearances as a part-time outfielder.
Jun 14 - 10:41 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay (back) is starting in right field and batting ninth on Wednesday night against the Reds.

Jay has been bothered by back spasms for about a week, though he did pinch-hit on Tuesday night and he'll get a start on Wednesday with the Reds throwing right-hander Scott Feldman. Ian Happ is in center field and batting cleanup for the Cubs.
May 17 - 3:07 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay, who has been troubled by back spasms, lined out as a pinch-hitter Tuesday against the Reds.

It was Jay's first action in four days. It's unclear whether he'll return to the outfield and get a start within the next couple of days.
May 16 - 11:57 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay was forced to make an early exit from Friday's game due to back spasms.

The injury could be a result of not warming up properly before the game, as he was a last minute addition to the lineup when Kris Bryant was scratched. Consider him day-to-day.
May 12 - 9:23 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dillon Maples
11Rob Zastryzny
12Mike Montgomery