|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|
|10/17/2014||Collin McHugh, SP HOU|
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|Jon Jay, CF STL|
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
|10/11/2014||LaTroy Hawkins, RP COL|
Jon Jay, CF STL
|Miguel Montero, C ARI|
|10/11/2014||Jimmy Rollins, SS PHI||Jon Jay, CF STL|
Carlos Ruiz, C PHI
|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.
|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) |
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