|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||540.00||6.00||.300||53.00||79.00||21.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs San Diego||7||3||0|| .500|| .429|| .429|
|vs Smith (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||126||37||3|| .357|| .429|| .294|
|05/22/2013||Josh Willingham, LF MIN||Jon Jay, CF STL|
|05/22/2013||Logan Morrison, 1B MIA|
Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN
Todd Frazier, 3B CIN
Jose Tabata, RF PIT
|Chase Utley, 2B PHI|
Placido Polanco, 3B MIA
Jon Jay, CF STL
Carlos Beltran, RF STL
|05/22/2013||Jon Jay, CF STL||Asdrubal Cabrera, SS CLE|
|Last 10 Games|
|Move down lineup sparks Jon Jay|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/21/13) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay had his ninth multi-hit game in his last 17 appearances Monday against the Padres. He's batting .414 (24 for 58) with two home runs, four doubles and 15 RBI in that span.
Jay has been thriving since being moved out of the leadoff spot in the lineup. He has hit .215 in 19 games as the leadoff hitter, but he's hitting .250 or better batting second, fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth. He's done exceptionally well hitting sixth (.385) or seventh (.407).
"Those numbers for his lack of production in the past were kind of false numbers," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He takes good at-bats. You don’t see him do much different with guys in scoring position. I know the year before last, he was known as a guy who wasn’t driving in runs. I think he’s proved to himself that he’s able to do that when the situation presents itself."
|Jon Jay doubles, scores, knocks in a run|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/19/13) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay finished 2 for 4 in Sunday's win over Milwaukee.
Jay scored a run and knocked in a run as part of the Cardinals' decisive four-run fourth inning. His double was the only extra-base hit of the game for either side. He's now hitting .279/.351/.422 and appears to be over a slow start.
|Jon Jay not in starting lineup|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay is not in the team's lineup Thursday.
Jay has started 35 games this year, and is likely receiving a routine day off. Jay is hitting .276/.351/.425 in 134 at-bats this year. Shane Robinson will fill in for Jay and hit second Thursday. Jay will likely return to face Brewers starter Wily Peralta Friday.
|Buying back in on Jon Jay|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay spent most of April doing a great job of inadvertently arguing for top prospect Oscar Taveras' call-up. He batted just .213 with six extra-base hits in 89 at-bats. Since the start of May, however, he has completely turned things around, and is once again worth a look in Fantasy.
Jay is batting .378 in May, and his improvement can be traced to one very important development: his strikeout rate. After striking out 17 times in 89 at-bats in April, he has struck out just six times in 41 May at-bats.
As long as Jay keeps hitting, cries for Taveras' call-up will be quiet, and he will have a steady job. Jay is a steady hitter who can help any Fantasy owner with his high batting average skills.
|Jon Jay stays hot for Cardinals|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/8/13) Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay continued his recent hot hitting in Wednesday's series finale against the Cubs. He went 1 for 3 with two RBI in the 5-4 win.
Jay hit a sac fly in the fourth inning before driving in Yadier Molina with a single in the eighth.
The 28-year-old has hit safely in seven straight games and has gone 10 for 24 (.417) with one homer and eight RBI during that span.
|Because he missed about five weeks in the middle of the season with a sore shoulder, the strides Jon Jay made in 2012 might go overlooked in Fantasy. But what started as a platoon role for the 28-year-old outfielder developed into everyday duty in early August, and from that point forward, he hit .321 with a .382 on-base percentage and .810 OPS. Though a high batting average is nothing new for him -- he hasn't hit less than .297 in any of his three major-league seasons -- now that he's proven he can maintain it against left-handers as well as right-handers, he has a much better chance of getting the at-bats he needs to make an impact in Fantasy. And batting leadoff for the Cardinals, those at-bats should translate to plenty of runs scored. He also showed more speed than ever before, more than tripling his career high with 19 stolen bases. Because he lacks home run power, Jay will never be a high-end Fantasy option, but as long as he continues to excel in the same areas he did last year, he's a viable fourth or fifth outfielder. Believe it or not, he actually averaged more Head-to-Head points per game than Hunter Pence, Nelson Cruz and Mark Trumbo last year. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Ted Lilly|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|5/27/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||James Shields|
|5/28/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/29/13||KC||8:15 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/30/13||KC||8:15 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|