Michael Saunders

#21, LF, Toronto
Michael Saunders
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    228
  • 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
  • AVG
    .287
  • HR
    19
  • RBI
    46
  • R
    53


Player Notes
Michael Saunders belted his 18th and 19th home runs of the season in a losing effort against the Mariners.

Advice: Saunders has now homered in each of his first two games against his former ballclub. His solo shot off Hisashi Iwakuma in the sixth inning did nothing more than putting a band aid on a stab wound, pulling the Jays to within nine runs at 11-2. He then tagged Wade LeBlanc for a solo shot with two outs in the eighth, making it a 14-3 ballgame. Saunders is having a monster season in the middle of the Jays lineup, slashing .286/.363/.542 with 19 homers and 46 RBI.

Sat, Jul 23 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders slugged a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Mariners.

Advice: His second-inning blast off James Paxton was the only offense of the night for Toronto. He had a chance to play hero in the ninth inning, but struck out to end the ballgame. Saunders has cooled down considerably since his three-homer game on June 17, but he’s now up to 17 homers on the year. He’s two shy of his career-high from 2012.

Fri, Jul 22 Rotoworld
Michael Saunders flew home from Arizona on Wednesday to deal with a personal matter.

Advice: Saunders is expected to return for Friday night's series opener at home against his former team, the Mariners. He boasts an .893 OPS in 86 games this season for the Blue Jays, who will roll with Darwin Barney in left field and at leadoff Wednesday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

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Wed, Jul 20 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Tuesday, July 26

Head-to-head vs. San Diego

Head-to-head vs. San Diego
G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Career vs. SD 14 34 3 9 2 0 2 2 6 11 3 0 .265 .375 .500 .875
Home (this year) 44 160 25 48 17 0 8 21 21 57 0 1 .300 .383 .556 .939
Night (this year) 55 206 38 65 18 2 14 33 23 65 0 2 .316 .386 .626 1.012
Last game vs. SD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .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
Jul 25 SD T - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .365 .549 .913
Jul 24 SEA W 2-0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .287 .365 .549 .913
Jul 23 SEA L 5-14 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 .288 .365 .552 .917
Jul 22 SEA L 1-2 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .363 .534 .898
Jul 19 @ARI W 5-1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .286 .365 .528 .893
Jul 17 @OAK W 5-3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .289 .366 .533 .899
Jul 16 @OAK L 4-5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .293 .368 .540 .908
Jul 15 @OAK L 7-8 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .296 .372 .547 .920
Changed team from ALS to TOR
Jul 12 NLS W 4-2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Changed team from TOR to ALS
Jul 10 DET W 6-1 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .298 .372 .551 .923
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 9 31 2 6 0 0 0 3 5 10 0 0 .194 .306 .194 .499
2016 TOR 89 328 53 94 25 2 19 46 37 100 0 2 .287 .365 .549 .913
Totals 651 2075 281 496 107 16 70 231 218 599 54 22 .239 .311 .407 .719
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 6 RF 6 49 5 8 3 0 0 1.000
2015 TOR 3 LF 3 26 7 7 0 0 0 1.000
2016 TOR 85 LF 81 715 115 122 5 2 0 .984
2016 TOR 1 CF 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 640 LF 560 5046 1249 1290 29 12 7 .991