|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||380.00||13.00||.239||44.00||56.00||12.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||22||7||2|| .414|| .727|| .318|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||169||46||8|| .333|| .485|| .272|
|12/27/2014||Aaron Judge, CF NYY|
Justin Masterson, SP BOS
|Michael Saunders, LF TOR|
Victor Martinez, DH DET
Jose Berrios, RP MIN
|12/26/2014||Jose Quintana, SP CHW|
James Loney, 1B TB
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B CLE
|Joey Gallo, 3B TEX|
Marcus Semien, SS OAK
Michael Saunders, LF TOR
Carlos Carrasco, RP CLE
|12/25/2014||Dalton Pompey, CF TOR|
Mark Trumbo, LF ARI
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Max Fried, SP SD|
Michael Saunders, LF TOR
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays acquire Michael Saunders from Mariners
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/3/14) The Blue Jays have acquired outfielder Michael Saunders from the Mariners for pitcher J.A. Happ, according to ESPN. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman has confirmed the deal.
The 28-year-old Saunders is coming off a season in which he hit .273/.341/.450 over 231 at-bats. He had been mentioned as a popular trade candidate all offseason. Saunders is entering his second year of arbitration, and is set to become a free-agent following the 2016 season.
Happ, 32, posted a 4.22 ERA over 158 innings with Toronto. The Blue Jays picked up his $6.7 million option earlier in the offseason. He'll be a free-agent at the end of the year.
Report: Rangers have inquired about Mariners OF Saunders
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(11/24/14) The Rangers have inquired about Rangers outfielder Michael Saunders, according to ESPN. However, the Rangers' interest is mild.
Saunders has a .231 average, .384 slugging percentage and .685 OPS in 553 games over six seasons for the Mariners. He also has 51 home runs, 82 doubles and 182 RBI.
Report: Mariners looking to move OF Michael Saunders
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(11/7/14) The Mariners are expected to seek to trade outfielder Michael Saunders this offseason, according to ESPN.com, claiming both sides are ready to move on.
Saunders lost two months of this season to a back injury, which limited him to 231 at-bats. He compiled a stat line of .273/.341/.450 with 34 RBI aned 38 runs scored.
Michael Saunders back and in lineup
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
|(9/8/14) Not only did the Mariners activate outfielder Michael Saunders from the 15-day DL as speculated Monday, but they started him right away against the Astros. He played right field, shifting Endy Chavez over to left with Dustin Ackley sidelined by an ankle injury.
Saunders had been out since early July with a strained oblique. He hit .276 with six homers, three steals and a .761 OPS in 196 at-bats prior to the injury.
|2014 summary: As usual, the Mariners were semi-committed to playing Michael Saunders to begin 2014, but just when he began to get hot about mid-June, he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder and returned only briefly two weeks later before straining his left oblique. By the time he returned for good in September, he was more or less just a spare part, starting most of the time but not often enough to make a real impact in Fantasy. It's a shame, too, because he finished with career highs in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.|
Playing time status: The possibility of a platoon is a greater threat to Saunders' value than any injury. Now that he's with the Blue Jays, we don't have a great sense of what kind of role he'll play, but considering he hit .276 with an .831 OPS against righties vs. .262 and .680 against lefties, platoon outfielder seems like a logical guess.
2015 outlook: After an impressive minor-league career, Saunders has shown only flashes of potential in six big-league seasons, but all of those were with the Mariners in one of the league's more pitcher-friendly parks. He's now in a hitter's haven in Toronto, which could propel him to a breakthrough season while in the thick of his prime at age 28. Of course, with a platoon role likely, it'd still be a stretch for you to draft him in mixed leagues, but he's an intriguing AL-only sleeper.
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