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Jon Jay | Outfielder | #9

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 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-4 with a pair of doubles, two RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's win over the Pirates.
Jay continues to excel at setting the plate atop the Diamondbacks' lineup, leading off the game with a ground-rule double and scoring later in the inning before knocking a two-run double and scoring another run in the second. He's been especially effective since joining the D'backs on June 6, going 17-for-50 (.340) with 15 runs scored. He's usable in deeper mixed leagues but even with his success, Jay's offensive game really limits him to NL-only in most cases. Jun 22 - 12:07 AM

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Jon Jay finished 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and a strikeout in Tuesday's 5-4 road loss against the Angels.

Jay was hitless over his first 12 at-bats across four games after coming over from the Royals on June 6. It might have taken him a few games to get acclimated to his new surroundings, but now he is good to go. Jay is 15-for-34 (.441) with a double, a home run and six RBI while coming across to score 10 runs over the past eight outings. The buy-low window is still slightly open but will slam shut if he continues at this rate.
Jun 20 - 2:09 AM

Jon Jay went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a run batted in on Friday in a win over the Mets.

One of Jay's hits was a triple, his first with the Diamondbacks. This makes four-straight multiple-hit games for Jay since the trade, and he's batting .345 since coming over from the Royals. He was good with Kansas City, and while this is a small sample size, he's been even better with Arizona.
Jun 16 - 1:08 AM

Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles Wednesday in the Diamondbacks’ loss to the Pirates.

He legged out an infield single in the first and later scored on a two-run homer by David Peralta (with an assist from Austin Meadows). Jay drew a walk in the second, then plated two runs with an RBI single off Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez in the ninth inning. Jay began his D’Backs tenure by going hitless in his first 12 at-bats but has bounced back in a big way over his last two games, delivering five hits, six RBI and four runs scored during that span.
Jun 13 - 7:27 PM

Jon Jay went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and three runs scored in Tuesday's 13-8 win against Pittsburgh.

It was Jay's first home run since coming over from the Kansas City Royals on June 6, and the hits were also his first in four games with his new team. Hopefully this will get Jay feeling a little more comfortable in his new surroundings and he can finally get going for the Diamondbacks. He should continue to see regular at-bats as the leadoff hitter with other options banged up at the moment.
Jun 13 - 2:27 AM

Jon Jay was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts and a walk Sunday in Colorado.

Jay made his debut with the team on Friday night, and it appeared to be a favorable spot at Coors Field. However, he ended up hitless in 12 at-bats with two runs scored, two walks and eight strikeouts in the three-game set. The team is banged up, so Jay has a chance to shine at the top of the team's lineup, but for now he is a risky fantasy proposition.
Jun 10 - 8:04 PM

Jon Jay is starting in right field and batting leadoff in his Diamondbacks debut Friday.

Jay was acquired from the Royals in a trade earlier this week. He should see regular starts in the outfield with all the injuries the D'Backs are dealing with and it appears he's the new favorite to bad leadoff, too.
Jun 8 - 5:16 PM

Royals traded OF Jon Jay to the Diamondbacks for LHP Gabe Speier and RHP Elvis Luciano.

Jay was signed to a one-year deal by the Royals prior to the 2018 season, and the veteran outfielder performed well for Kansas City; hitting .307/.367/.374 with a homer and three stolen bases in his 59 games. He should get a chance to play regularly for Arizona -- especially when you consider the bunch of injuries to their outfielders -- hitting near the top of the lineup against right-handed pitchers. The deal should help his fantasy prospectus, and certainly won't hurt it.
Jun 6 - 8:56 PM

Jon Jay went 4-for-5 with three doubles Monday to raise his average to .305.

Jay is hitting .367 in 109 at-bats this month after coming in at .238 in April. He's a prime candidate to be traded, possibly well in advance of the July 31 deadline.
May 28 - 11:09 PM

Jon Jay singled and drove in a run Wednesday in the Royals’ 10-inning win over St. Louis.

Playing against his former team, Jay went hitless in his first three at-bats before adding to the Royals’ lead with an RBI single off lefty Brett Cecil in the 10th inning. That single extended his hitting streak to five games. The 33-year-old is batting a healthy .293 on the year, but doesn’t offer enough speed (two steals) or power (no homers in 188 at-bats) to be a useful fantasy contributor.
May 23 - 5:27 PM

Jon Jay notched three hits Wednesday in the Royals’ loss to Tampa Bay.

Jay drew a lead-off walk in the first, singled in the third, doubled and scored in the fifth and singled again in the seventh. His luck ran out in the ninth inning when he struck out swinging against Rays closer Alex Colome with a runner on first base. Jay owns an impressive .299 average over 164 at-bats this year, though only seven of his 49 hits have gone for extra bases.
May 16 - 7:13 PM

Jon Jay went 3-for-4 and scored two runs in a loss to the Indians on Saturday.

Leadoff batter Jay and two-hole hitter Jorge Soler each had three hits but the rest of the team combined for one lonely knock in the ballgame. Jay has done a good job in his first year with the Royals. He is getting to play every day and sports a .293 batting average with no homers, nine RBI and 17 runs scored.
May 12 - 8:59 PM

Jon Jay went 2-for-3 and scored a run as the Royals rallied late to beat the Tigers on Friday night in Kansas City.

After Cheslor Cuthbert had drawn a leadoff walk in the eighth inning, Jay delivered a single through the left side of the infield that ignited a four-run rally to put the Royals ahead. With his two-hit attack, Jay is now hitting .276/.351/.310 though he's still looking for his first home run of the season.
May 4 - 11:14 PM

Jon Jay went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

With this hit-less showing under his belt, Jay is now slashing a meager .239/.352/.304 in 46 at-bats. He's generally good for an average in the neighborhood of .300, but there's no real fantasy upside in his bat.
Apr 14 - 11:24 PM

Jon Jay went 1-for-2 in the Royals' Cactus League loss to the Cubs on Sunday, raising his Cactus League average to .387.

There's nothing particularly noteworthy about 12 hits in 31 at-bats, but it's more worth noting that he's not playing his way out of a job this spring. In fact, Jay hit atop the lineup Sunday and could find himself there with regularity, as Sunday's lineup appeared to be something of a dry run for the regular season for Ned Yost's club. That doesn't make Jay a mixed league play, but he's suddenly more interesting in AL-only leagues.
Mar 25 - 6:30 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Alex Avila
2Jeff Mathis
3John Ryan Murphy
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2Christian Walker
2B1Ketel Marte
2Chris Owings
SS1Nick Ahmed
2Deven Marrero
3B1Jake Lamb
2Daniel Descalso
LF1Steven Souza
CF1A.J. Pollock
2Jon Jay
3Jarrod Dyson
RF1David Peralta
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Robbie Ray
3Taijuan Walker
4Patrick Corbin
5Zack Godley
6Shelby Miller
7Matt Koch
8Clay Buchholz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Archie Bradley
3Yoshihisa Hirano
4Andrew Chafin
5Jorge De La Rosa
6Fernando Salas
7T.J. McFarland
8Silvino Bracho
9Randall Delgado