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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 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

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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
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Rockies.

As a team, the Cubs finished with just three hits. After taking the rough 0-for-4 on Wednesday, Jay is now hitting .303/.410/.379 with four RBI in 29 games played. There is no real fantasy intrigue with the outfielder.
May 10 - 6:39 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Making his first start, Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against the Cardinals on Thursday.

The Cubs have used three center fielders in three games, with Jason Heyward playing there in the opener and Albert Almora starting their (and robbing a homer) in the second game. Jay is our least favorite of the Cubs' three options, but he had a nice game today, including a very important walk against a tough lefty in Brett Cecil (ahead of Kyle Schwarber's go-ahead homer). He helped his case for playing time.
Apr 6 - 5:27 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League win over the A's.

Nice work by Jay. The two-bagger was his first of the young spring. The Cubs signed him to a one-year, $8 million contract in November. While he figures to see his fair share of playing time this coming season, he doesn't offer much on the fantasy front beyond average and on-base percentage. For his career, he is a .287/.352/.384 hitter.
Feb 25 - 6:04 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Cubs signed OF Jon Jay to a one-year, $8 million contract.

Jay holds a solid .287/.352/.384 career slash line over seven major league seasons and has been even better against right-handed pitching. The lefty-batting 31-year-old figures to work in a center field platoon next season with Albert Almora, unless the Cubs make further upgrades at that position. They're having to replace Dexter Fowler, who is one of the top free agents on the market this winter.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 06:50:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that free agent outfielder Jon Jay "has drawn interest from at least one playoff team."

Jay batted .291/.339/.389 with two home runs and two stolen bases in 90 games this summer for the Padres, missing a large chunk of time with a fracture in his right forearm. The owner of a .287/.352/.384 career batting line, Jay may be able to find a multi-year deal on this market. He turns 32 years old next March.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 12:28:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

According to Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Padres have "some interest" in re-signing free agents Jon Jay, Edwin Jackson, Clayton Richard and Adam Rosales.

Despite their admitted interest, the Padres will not be extending qualify offers to any of the players mentioned. Jay hit .291 this past season, though he missed a good chunk of the year to a broken forearm. The one-year qualifying offer for impending free agents has been set at $17.2 million.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 06:13:00 PM
Jon Jay - OF - Cubs

Jon Jay went 2-for-3 with a pair of singles in a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

He has been getting everyday playing time after returning from the 60-day disabled list last week. He has a nice .297 batting average but doesn't accrue much in the way of counting stats. He has two home runs, 25 RBI and 41 runs scored in 79 games.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 11:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Albert Almora
2Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Mike Montgomery
7Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Hector Rondon
6Justin Grimm
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena