|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||6.00||.288||50.00||64.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||4||1||0|| .250|| .250|| .250|
|vs Hahn (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||200||51||1|| .327|| .320|| .255|
|07/31/2014||Jon Jay, CF STL||Curtis Granderson, RF NYM|
|07/31/2014||Denard Span, CF WAS||Jon Jay, CF STL|
Jeff Samardzija, SP OAK
|07/30/2014||Ryan Braun, RF MIL|
Angel Pagan, CF SF
Vance Worley, SP PIT
Gregor Blanco, CF SF
Starlin Castro, SS CHC
|Nick Ahmed, SS ARI|
Wilmer Flores, SS NYM
Yonder Alonso, 1B SD
Will Smith, RP MIL
Jon Jay, CF STL
Nathan Eovaldi, SP MIA
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Jeurys Familia, RP NYM
|Last 10 Games|
|Jon Jay being rewarded for strong play |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/18/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has started three of the last four games in center, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The club brought in Peter Bourjos in the offseason, but he hasn't produced to open the season. Manager Mike Matheny said Jay has been playing well enough to warrant more playing time. "Jon had four quality at-bats (Wednesday)," Matheny said. "It’s a good day for him to keep that swing going."
Jay is hitting .250 in 28 at-bats.
|Jon Jay hits first home run Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay hit a three-run home run in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers Monday.
Jay's first home run of the season was his only hit of the game, and it gave his team a healthy cushion that wound up being unneeded in the shutout win. Jay has hit .200/.273/.500 with seven RBI in 20 at-bats.
|Jon Jay collects RBI in season debut |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/3/14) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny inserted Jon Jay into the lineup for Thursday's series finale against the Reds.
Making his season debut, Jay grounded out to second in his first at-bat, then doubled in a run in the fourth inning. He finished 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI in a 7-6 victory.
|Cardinals expected to have five outfielders on roster |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(3/16/14) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Saturday the team expects to have five outfielders on the opening day roster, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Shane Robinson is expected to be among the group, which would give the Cardinals three center fielders, joining Jon Jay and Peter Bourjos.
|Manager not counting Jon Jay out as starter in center field |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/19/14) Cardinals manager Mike Matheny reached out to center fielder Jon Jay following the offseason acquisition of Peter Bourjos. Matheny told Jay he can't be counted out as the starter in center field, though, management has made it clear it acquired Bourjos with the intent of having him start, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
"I said, 'Hey, this has happened before,'" Jay said of his conversation with the manager. "It’s all to win a championship. That’s what the main focus is around here. I’m all about that."
|Though he got off to a miserable start, Jon Jay rewarded the Cardinals' decision to stick with him in center field by hitting .322 with a .391 on-base percentage and .815 OPS over his final 68 games last year, looking much more like the player who emerged as their leadoff hitter in 2012. But along with his struggles at the plate, Jay took a step back defensively in 2013. Ultimately, the Cardinals decided they could stand to upgrade at the position this offseason, acquiring Peter Bourjos in a trade with the Angels. Defensively, Bourjos is most center fielders' superior, and Jay is no exception. Offensively, he's had his moments, but he's still unproven four years into his big-league career. Plus, his durability is in question after he missed most of last season recovering from wrist surgery. In other words, we may not have heard the last of Jay in Fantasy. On-base specialists like him are never far down the bench, and if Bourjos doesn't perform, Jay may end up right back where he started. Of course, with below-average power and base-stealing ability, he probably isn't worth the wait in mixed leagues, but in NL-only formats, you could still draft him.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/31/14||@ SD||3:40 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|8/1/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Wily Peralta|
|8/2/14||MIL||7:15 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|8/3/14||MIL||2:15 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|8/5/14||BOS||8:15 pm||Rubby De La Rosa|
|8/6/14||BOS||8:15 pm||Jon Lester|
|8/7/14||BOS||7:15 pm||John Lackey|