Michael Saunders

#21, RF, Toronto
Michael Saunders
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    205
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    November 19, 1986
  • Birth Place:
    Victoria, British Columbia
  • College:
    Tallahassee (FL) CC
  • Draft:
    2004 11ᵗʰ round by the Seattle Mariners


Player Notes
Michael Saunders is starting in right field and hitting seventh in the Blue Jays lineup against the Rays on Saturday.

Advice: It's Saunders' first game as a member of the Blue Jays. He draws a dream matchup against Erasmo Ramirez in this outing and should be targeted in all daily leagues where he's available.

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7 hours ago Rotoworld
Blue Jays activated OF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.

Advice: Saunders had minor knee surgery during spring training, but has made a quick recovery and is ready to get his season back on track. With his blend of power and speed and playing in the friendly confines of the Rogers Centre, he could be very relevant in mixed leagues.

Sat, Apr 25 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Saturday.

Advice: The Blue Jays had been considering bringing him back Friday, but with the Rays sending a lefty (Drew Smyly) to the mound, it made sense to wait another day. Saunders got a late start to the season after having minor knee surgery, but he's an interesting fantasy option in deeper leagues with Rogers Centre as his new home.

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Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders (knee) will play another rehab game with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

Advice: The Blue Jays had left open the possibility that Saunders would be activated from the disabled list on Friday, but they've decided to give him one more rehab game. Blue Jays Alex Anthopoulos told MLB Network Radio that he expects the outfielder to be activated "I would think in the next day or two."

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Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) could debut Friday.

Advice: That's what Blue Jays manager John Gibbons told reporters on Tuesday afternoon. Saunders has been out all season recovering from February knee surgery, and he injured his hamstring earlier this month on a minor league rehab assignment. But everything has gone smoothly over the past week. The 28-year-old outfielder should carry deep-league value in the potent Toronto offense.

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Fri, Apr 24 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders (knee, hamstring) is expected to resume his rehab assignment with High-A Dunedin on Friday.

Advice: It was reported previously that he'd be back to game action on Tuesday after his right hamstring tightened up on him Sunday, but he apparently needed a few extra days. Saunders ran sprints and the bases Wednesday before being cleared to return. With Kevin Pillar playing so well, the Blue Jays can afford to take their time with Saunders.

More: Sportsnet

Tue, Apr 21 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Sunday, April 26

Head-to-head vs. Tampa Bay

Head-to-head vs. Tampa Bay
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. TB 25 75 4 14 2 1 1 7 5 25 2 1 .187 .238 .280 .518
Away (this year) 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Last game vs. TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Career vs. Chris Archer 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Batting
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr 25 @TB L 2-4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Career Stats
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Sea 46 122 13 27 1 3 0 4 6 40 4 1 .221 .258 .279 .537
2010 Sea 100 289 29 61 11 2 10 33 35 84 6 3 .211 .295 .367 .662
2011 Sea 58 161 16 24 5 0 2 8 12 56 6 2 .149 .207 .217 .424
2012 Sea 139 507 71 125 31 3 19 57 43 132 21 4 .247 .306 .432 .738
2013 Sea 132 406 59 96 23 3 12 46 54 118 13 5 .236 .323 .397 .720
2014 Sea 78 231 38 63 11 3 8 34 26 59 4 5 .273 .341 .450 .791
2015 Tor 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Totals 554 1718 226 396 82 14 51 182 177 490 54 20 .231 .301 .384 .685
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Sea 39 LF 34 312 89 90 0 1 0 .989
2010 Sea 77 LF 74 647 165 177 8 4 4 .977
2010 Sea 14 CF 11 108 32 32 0 0 0 1.000
2011 Sea 46 CF 42 376 118 119 1 0 0 1.000
2011 Sea 12 LF 5 67 21 21 0 0 0 1.000
2012 Sea 113 CF 107 974 268 275 3 4 1 .985
2012 Sea 22 LF 22 183 41 42 1 0 0 1.000
2012 Sea 5 RF 4 31 6 6 0 0 0 1.000
2013 Sea 78 CF 69 627 173 178 4 1 2 .994
2013 Sea 34 RF 28 246 60 61 1 0 0 1.000
2013 Sea 24 LF 12 124 22 24 2 0 0 1.000
2014 Sea 68 RF 53 480 104 105 1 0 0 1.000
2014 Sea 12 CF 9 75 23 23 0 0 0 1.000
2014 Sea 1 LF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
2015 Tor 1 RF 1 8 2 2 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 546 LF 471 4262 1124 1155 21 10 7 .991