|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||6.00||.288||50.00||64.00||9.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Wrist - Probable for start of spring training|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||20||7||0|| .381|| .400|| .350|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||4||1||0|| .250||.400||.250|
|vs RHP||325||92||3|| .364|| .357|| .283|
|12/24/2014||Jake Odorizzi, SP TB|
Drew Stubbs, CF COL
|Miguel Cabrera, 1B DET|
Jon Jay, CF STL
|12/23/2014||Khris Davis, LF MIL|
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
Matt Harvey, SP NYM
|A.J. Pollock, CF ARI|
Michael Morse, 1B MIA
Jon Jay, CF STL
Mark Melancon, RP PIT
|12/15/2014||Billy Hamilton, CF CIN|
Matt Wieters, C BAL
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
Denard Span, CF WAS
|Jason Heyward, RF STL|
Jon Jay, CF STL
Brett Lawrie, 3B OAK
Joey Gallo, 3B TEX
|Last 10 Games|
Jon Jay expected to be Cardinals' starting CF in 2015
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/21/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was bumped from the starting job in center field last spring when the team acquired Peter Bourjos in a trade from the Angels. However, as the season progressed, Jay worked his way back into being the regular center fielder and is on track to keep the job heading into 2015.
"Center field (for 2015) right now is Jon Jay’s, based on how he played," general manager John Mozeliak said at a news conference Monday, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "I think he played a much better center field than he did a year ago.
“Peter Bourjos is someone we have under control and certainly envision him being a part of this club. How we create more playing time for him is something we strategize over this offseason. But, clearly, Jay’s performance and how he played the second half frankly is altering how we look at him moving forward."
Mozeliak added Jay will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist Wednesday. He is expected to need 6-8 weeks of recovery, but he will be ready for spring training.
Jon Jay returns Friday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/26/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay has returned to the club Friday, according to Fox Sports Midwest.
Jay was away for a few days due to a personal matter. He rejoined the club Friday, and is back in the starting lineup. Jay is hitting .302/.373/.379 over 404 at-bats.
Jon Jay out Wednesday for personal reasons
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/24/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is not with the team Wednesday while he tends to a personal matter, MLB.com reports. Jay is expected to rejoin the team Friday in Arizona.
Hot hitting against lefties earns Jon Jay more action
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(8/27/14) An ability to hit left-handers as well as righties has resulted in increased playing time for Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay recently. He has already earned more at-bats in August than in any previous month this season.
Jay is 24 of 60 against southpaws for a .400 average. He is 23 of 53 since Aug. 7 in raising his batting average from .285 to .310. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.
Jon Jay comes up big in pinch-hitting duty
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(8/15/14) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay was out of the lineup due to wrist soreness Thursday, but still managed to make an impact as a pinch-hitter.
Jay stepped to the plate with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and provided the game-winning double to bring in two runs. He stayed in the game in center field for the ninth inning, and the wrist should not keep him out moving forward.
|2014 summary: The Cardinals tried to move on from Jon Jay in center field last year, bringing in Peter Bourjos from the Angels to give them a more defensive-minded player out there. But when Bourjos couldn't hit a lick and Jay got back to reaching base at a .370 clip, the Cardinals ultimately reverted to the alignment that worked so well for them the previous two years. |
Playing time status: Even when it became clear Jay was back to being the Cardinals' primary center fielder, he didn't play every day, sitting about twice a week for Bourjos. And it wasn't strictly a lefty-righty thing either. In fact, Jay actually hit better against southpaws. With semi-prospect Randal Grichuk also in the mix, the Cardinals could end up rotating three players at the position, but history shows they always come back to the ultra-reliable Jay.
2015 outlook: For as valuable as Jay can be in real life as an on-base specialist, his abilities don't translate all that well to Fantasy, especially since he plays less than every day. Even in Head-to-Head points leagues, where walks and doubles count for something, he's not really mixed-league material. He'll help in batting average in deeper Rotisserie leagues, though.
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