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Jarrod Dyson | Outfielder | #1

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 165
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Southwest Mississippi JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 50 (0) / KC
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Mariners and OF Jarrod Dyson avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.8 million contract.
Acquired from the Royals a week ago, Dyson was eligible for arbitration for the final time. The speedster will start in left field against righties for the Mariners this season. Jan 13 - 3:35 PM

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Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners have acquired Jarrod Dyson from the Royals in exchange for Nate Karns.

Dyson has been involved in trade rumors for most of the offseason, and the Royals finally found a return that they deemed acceptable. He will probably start in one of the corner outfield spots for Seattle with Leonys Martin already in center and gives the Mariners an excellent defensive outfield with Mitch Haniger added in. Dyson will probably bat at the bottom of the order but is still a great bet for stolen bases.
Jan 6 - 4:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Royals remain more likely to trade Jarrod Dyson than Lorenzo Cain.

In a potential deal for Cain, Rosenthal writes that the Royals are looking for a similar trade which netted them Jorge Soler for Wade Davis. With most teams already set in center field, the type of package they want just might not be there. Cain is due to become a free agent after the 2017 season. Dyson should be easier to move, though Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported during the Winter Meetings that the Royals "haven't felt overwhelmed" by the offers for him. Dyson is a 260/.325/.353 career hitter in the majors, but he provides excellent speed and defense. The 32-year-old earned $1.725 million in 2016 and will be arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Source: FOX Sports
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 09:36:00 AM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Royals "haven't felt overwhelmed by offers" for outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Probably because the guy is a .260/.325/.353 career hitter in the major leagues and due to become a free agent next winter. Dyson plays great defense and has tremendous speed, but the Royals can't expect to get much talent in return. They might just hold on to Dyson, per Heyman, in the event a realistic trade partner can be found for Lorenzo Cain. Dyson was known to be drawing interest from the Orioles, Athletics, Rangers, and Cardinals.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:08:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Orioles have spoken to the Royals about Jarrod Dyson.

It's becoming very likely that Dyson is moved, and the Orioles and Athletics seem to be his most aggressive suitors. There's also been talk of interest from the Cardinals and Rangers. Dyson owns an ugly .260/.325/.353 career batting line at the major league level, but he's a great defensive outfielder and excellent baserunner. He'd fit well on pretty much any MLB roster, though probably not in an everyday role.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 05:43:00 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears the Athletics are "very interested" in Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson.

Several other teams have inquired, including the Cardinals, Orioles, and Rangers. Dyson owns a rough .260/.325/.353 career batting line at the major league level, but he's a good and versatile defensive outfielder and he's also among the fastest players in MLB even at age 32. Dyson is due to become a free agent next winter.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:00:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals are expressing interest in Jarrod Dyson.

The Cards have also been mentioned as a potential landing spot for Dyson's teammate, Lorenzo Cain. Like Cain, Dyson is heading into his walk year, but of course he would cost significantly less in terms of prospects you'd have to surrender for him. Dyson, 32, sports a pedestrian .260/.325/.353 career batting line, but he would give St. Louis the defensive upgrade they're looking for in center field.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 04:39:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Royals are getting "multiple inquiries" on Jarrod Dyson.

Dyson could be an underrated target for a team looking for a center fielder, as he's excellent defensively and is coming off a career-best .728 OPS. As Crasnick notes, however, Dyson is currently in line to serve on the strong side of a platoon in right field for the Royals, so they'd probably have to acquire another outfielder if they dealt the speedster. Dyson is 32 and is slated for free agency after next season.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 12:37:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson logged three hits and one steal in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

He provided two singles and a double. Dyson is now tied for ninth in the major leagues with 30 steals. That's an impressive total considering he's basically a part-time player. Unfortunately for fantasy owners he hasn't contributed much in the other stat categories. The 32-year-old has hit .277 with one homer and 25 RBI over 296 at-bats this season.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 07:51:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson delivered a two-run triple in the ninth inning on Friday, but it wasn't enough to lead the Royals to victory over the Tigers.

The only thing his run-scoring knock accomplished was lessening the margin of victory, pulling the Royals to within five runs at 8-3. The speedy center fielder finished the night 1-for-5 and is now hitting .264/.328/.364 with 23 RBI and 28 swipes on the season.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 10:22:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored Tuesday against the Athletics.

Batting leadoff and playing center field, Dyson had a pair of singles and his 27th stolen base of the year in the contest. He also used his speed to reach on a fielder's choice in the ninth inning, advance to third on defensive indifference and score on a Ryan Madson balk. Dyson's bat has come to life in September, a month in which he's hitting .361 -- he's hit safely in all eight of his games -- with nine runs scored and four steals thrown in. He's hitting .260/.329/.360 overall, and owners looking for affordable speed as we head down the stretch should look no further than the 32-year-old.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 10:35:00 PM

Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-5 with an RBI triple, a run scored and a stolen base Tuesday against the Yankees.

Batting leadoff and playing center field, Dyson notched his fifth triple of the season in the third inning to get the Royals on the board. The stolen base was his fourth in his past three games, giving him 22 steals on the year. The 32-year-old's numbers never recovered from an early-season slump, and in the meantime his starting job was copped by Paulo Orlando. Dyson is hitting .248/.321/.353 on the year.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 01:46:00 AM

Jarrod Dyson tripled and hit a grand slam in the Royals' seven-run eighth inning Monday in a 7-3 win over the Indians.

His first career grand slam was also his first homer in 163 at-bats this year. Dyson has been a disappointment this year, but the Royals' outfield injuries have helped keep in the lineup even as Paulo Orlando has outplayed him. He'd still be a better leadoff option for the Royals than Alcides Escobar, and it's not all that hard to imagine him swiping 20 bases in the second half.
Tue, Jul 19, 2016 12:45:00 AM

Jarrod Dyson went 3-for-4 with a stolen base as the Royals edged the White Sox 2-1 on Saturday.

Dyson raised his batting average 28 points with the good afternoon, a picture of how much he's struggled since coming off the disabled list. The stolen base was his seventh in nine attempts, and he was also caught stealing in the game. Even with the CS, it's good to see him being aggressive when he gets on, as that's where the vast majority of his fantasy value lies. If he can continue to build on his .250 average and .296 OBP, those steal chances will keep coming, too.
Sat, May 21, 2016 05:21:00 PM

Royals manager Ned Yost said he will attempt to balance the starts in right field between Jarrod Dyson and Paulo Orlando.

Dyson entered the season as the unquestioned starter, when healthy, but he's hit just .215/.271/.262 in 21 games. Yost said he might dial back Dyson's starts to roughly four per week, with Orlando taking the rest. Dyson already hits at the bottom of the Royals' lineup, so while his speed is unrivaled, a move to a platoon role would relegate him to something close to an AL-only fantasy option.
Sat, May 14, 2016 09:07:00 AM

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1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
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SS1Jean Segura
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3B1Kyle Seager
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CF1Leonys Martin
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RF1Mitch Haniger
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