Michael Saunders LFBlue Jays
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|2009-04-07||2009-04-20||Minors||13||0||Right||Shoulder||Recovery From Surgery||Labrum||2008-08-28|
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|2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What do you think will be in the starting OF for Toronto?|
(LittleRon from WV)
|Love me some outfielders. Bautista and Pillar have to be no-brainers, right? As much as I want to #freedaltonpompey, I think the team has to give Michael Saunders a crack to try and get some reps in, and if he succeeds they can either run with him or swap him to the Angels for a pros-, well, for something. Pompey will get his day soon, but gotta try out the lefty Saunders first. (Bryan Grosnick)|
|2016-03-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)||If Michael Saunders stays healthy and hits leadoff, what kinda numbers we looking at?? Thanks|
(Shane Spencer from New York)
|If he's healthy he could hit .270 with 15-20 home runs and 10-15 steals, but asking for health is asking a lot. (Mike Gianella)|
|2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)||In the Jay Bruce / Michael Saunders trade, who on earth was going from the Angels' wasteland of a system to the Reds? Actually, better question, if you were the Reds who would you want back from the Angels for Bruce?|
(Truganini from CO)
|I have no idea, but I can guarantee it wasn't much more than a mediocre prospect, because, well, you know why. (Christopher Crawford)|
|2016-01-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you think Dalton Pompey will grab the starting LF spot in Toronto from Michael Saunders and if he does are we looking at a .275/.330/.400 hitter with 30+ steals or do you project more?|
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
|I think he will eventually, but it might not be on Opening Day. For his rookie year, that actually seems ambitious to me, although given the home park that's certainly possible. (Mike Gianella)|
|2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)||Does the Michael Saunders signing in Toronto stymie Dalton Pompey's chances of being the primary CF or do you see Saunders sliding into the LF opening? What kind of numbers do you expect from Pompey this year? Cheers!|
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
|As I understand the current situation, Pompey is going to be given every opportunity to win the job outright in spring training, regardless of Saunders. In reality, Pompey probably needs a little more polishing after rocketing through the minor leagues last year, but he could handle his own in the big leagues right now. If he were thrust into the lineup on Opening Day and left there all season, I would expect steady improvement and solid overall production driven by an improving batting average and steals over the course of the season, with power coming to bear in 2016. (Mark Anderson)|
|2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)||Is J Pinto starting with the big club? Wondering about keeping him at $1 instead of Michael Saunders at $4. Thanks very much. |
(Chin music from Vancouver)
|Both are very unlikely to see a starting role with their respective clubs--I'd see what else is out there. (Bret Sayre)|
|2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)||I'm going for it in our AL only keeper league.
Is it time to jettison Straily for help right now? If so how would you order Pettitte, Danks, and JSaunders? Also, is MSaunders a big donwgrade from Colby Rasmus? Thanks very much!
(conjoinedtwins from Orillia ON)
|Hi to you both.
Flags fly forever. If Dan Straily can improve your team this year, do it.
Of those three pitchers, you have them in the right order. Andy Pettitte's ERA is high, but his peripheral numbers show a better pitcher lurking in there. John Danks has been OK, but I still have some concerns about how he'll hold up and he is a weaker play against stronger teams. Even in AL-only, Joe Saunders is an at-home play only. He's poison to your chances of winning if you start him on the road.
I wouldn't exactly call Michael Saunders a big downgrade from Colby Rasmus, but he is a downgrade. As Bret Sayre talked about on a recent Towers of Power fantasy podcast, Rasmus' batting average is fueled by a strong BABIP, and his BA isn't even THAT good. You're losing BA/runs/RBI with Saunders, but some of that is luck-dependent. I prefer Rasmus, but if you can improve your team elsewhere, Saunders is an acceptable replacement and isn't a zero. Good luck. (Mike Gianella)
|2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)||Hey Mike Drop I.Davis for Ruf or M.Saunders.Thanks|
(Chesty from New Bern,Nc)
|I'd definitely drop Ike Davis in a one-and-done; the batting average has improved but the power isn't there. Michael Saunders is the better all around player, but if pitchers are going to keep throwing Darin Ruf 0-2 fastballs (like they did today), ride the hot hand. (Mike Gianella)|
|2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)||Trust Michael Saunders to produce at least what he did last year? Has had some good weeks, but dreadful for the past 2-3. He was looking like the ideal 5th OF, now looking around for a replacement.
Also, what do you think Dom Brown's final line is?|
(jacks from socal)
Trust isn't a word I'd use to describe what Michael Saunders might or might not do. His contact skills make it a fine line for him in terms of providing the batting average he'll need to duplicate 2012. He is a little BABIP unlucky this year, but on the other hand the difference between .220 and .240 isn't significant. You're dead on about what to expect from Saunders: some good weeks followed by some dreadful ones. Whether he makes it or not depends a lot on luck as much as anything else.
My pure guess is that Brown is going to finish with 23 HR, 79 RBI, 52 runs, 4 steals and a .250 batting average. (Mike Gianella)
|2012-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you have an explanation for 3 perfect games already this season, or is this just randomness?|
(Alex from My birthday)
|There's some randomness to it, of course, but every year the league sets new strikeout records and the best way to throw a perfect game (or, at least, a no-hitter) is to not let stupid stuff like bad hops and bloopers and Michael Saunders get involved.
I may be the minority, but it's been a long time since I cared about no-hitters. They so often look like just good, not superlative starts. So I'm hoping the run of perfect games makes everybody just ignore plain old no-hitters. (Sam Miller)
|2012-06-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Is Michael Saunders for real, or is he really the .600ish OPS guy from his first couple of go arounds in the majors ?|
(tbwhite from San Diego)
|Saunders is another guy who cut into his strikeout rate. He's walking more and hitting for more power. My guess is that he'll wind up somewhere in between the two extremes. (R.J. Anderson)|
|2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Where do you put Cliff Lee in the fantasy SP rankings? Will his move to Safeco and the best defense in MLB materially improve his performance?|
(MarinerDan from SF)
|You really couldn't ask for a better setup, could you? Death to Flying Things patrolling a massive outfield. Especially if Michael Saunders gets a lot of innings in right, Lee is going to be very, very successful. If you play in a league that uses K/BB or something along those lines, he's especially useful. The only thing that holds him back is the relatively modest K rate (compared with his overall skill set). I also think he'll be drafted too high in a lot of leagues because of people jumping on the park effect. (Tommy Bennett)|
|2010-01-19 15:30:00 (link to chat)||Mwah hah hah! King Felix is ours for 5 more years! No Yankees poaching!|
(David from Seattle)
|Curses! Foiled again!
...The Mariners have made some really interesting moves the last couple of seasons, and particularly this winter. They could really surprise in the weak soup that is the AL West, especially with the A's going Lackey-free. They're a bit short at catcher and it would be nice if Michael Saunders hits, but still, you have to like their chances. (Steven Goldman)
|2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Whom do you fear is your next Kearns? |
(Harvey from Mactaquac)
|Michael Saunders? (I am pretty high on Saunders) (Tommy Bennett)|
|2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)||What should Mariners fans make of Michael Saunders fast start hered in Tacoma?|
(Juice from Tacoma)
|They should be pumped. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)||What's your impressions of Michael Saunders? |
(Jake from Kansas City)
|Athletic, toolsy outfielder with power, speed and patience? Sign me up. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any thoughts on Michael Saunders (SEA)? Can he still be a decent starting OFer in MLB?|
(Al from Charlestown)
|I think he could be better than decent, actually. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Why is Michael Saunders getting little attention? Is it because of his high K rate? Does he have a bright future or will he be felled by the same affliction that got Brandon Wood?|
(jjf1041 from New York)
|He doesn't have nearly as much raw power as Wood, but he does have a way better approach. The concern for him is can he REALLY play centerfield, and if not, can he be enough offensively to be an every day corner guy. Scouts are pretty mixed on both questions. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-04-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Hi Kevin, good to have you chatting today! How concerned are you about Michael Saunders' improvement being a High Desert mirage?
Also, I keep trying to get this one in... Mojo Nixon, yay or nay? This is important stuff! |
(Greg from NYC)
|I like Saunders quite a bit. I think High Desert help his power, but I think his pure hitting and on-base skills are very real. (Kevin Goldstein)|
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