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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Rankings

Embed from Getty Images Stats from Last Season (250 PA min) Bryce Harper's .330 BA led all outfielders Chris Colabello was the only other OF to hit .320+ Ten other OF hit .300 or better Bryce Harper led with a .460 OBP Mike Trout (.402) and Andrew McCutchen (.401) were the only others with a .400 OBP Michael Brantley led with 45 doubles Mookie Betts and Yoenis Cespedes ...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Colabello tops list of influential Blue Jays

Leader: Jose Bautista. MVP: Josh Donaldson. Masher: Edwin Encarnacion. All three are could be MVP. Having each of them in the lineup is a nightmare for opposing pitchers. Bautista had one of the most memorable home runs in Toronto Blue Jays history and his bat flip was legendary. Josh Donaldson and his man-bun crushed opponents earning him the American League's MVP, becoming the...
Via The GM's Perspective
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Edinson Volquez at Peak Stuff

After Edinson Volquez last pitched, the Jays batters had a fair amount to say about his stuff. Yes, his velocity boost has been third-best this postseason, but Jose Bautista and Chris Colabello told Jordan Bastian that his movement was different from how they remembered him. From Bastian’s piece at MLB.com: “His fastball is playing with a little rise, rather than sink,” Blue...
Via Fangraphs
October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Kelvin Herrera’s new twist - throwing the slider

There’s something that would bother me about Kelvin Herrera. To be clear, it had nothing to do with his personality. And it had nothing to do with the fact that he was successful. Herrera should be successful. Have you watched him? The last two years, he’s run a 2.06 ERA. He’s allowed a .570 OPS, and while maybe that doesn’t mean a lot to you without context, how about...
Via Fangraphs
October 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Colabello *almost* made a sweet double play - but forgot the ball

Chris Colabello's dropped ball led to one of the funnier videos from the postseason. John Rieger USA TODAY SportsIn what was one of the best plays of the game, Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Ben Revere ranged back and made a leaping, run-saving catch to keep it a one-run game in the seventh inning.With Mike Moustakas on first base -- and not tagging up -- the Jays had a chance to get...
Via Fox Sports
October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Toronto Blue Jays 1B Chris Colabello Thinks He Made The Tag But Forgot One Very Important Thing--The Ball

The Toronto Blue Jays are locked in a hard-fought battle for their postseason lives with the Kansas City Royals. Win and they live to fight another day; lose and their season is done. In a situation like that every play counts. So when first baseman Chris Colabello thought he got the tag on Mike Moustakas  he raised his glove in triumph.....and then Moustakas pointed out that there...
Via FatManWriting
October 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Volquez, Royals overwhelm Blue Jays 5-0, take 1-0 ALCS lead

The Kansas City Royals drew first blood in their ALCS matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays, wearing down the Jays and earning a 5-0 win. The Royals now have a 1-0 lead in the series. The two teams felt each other out in the early going. The Jays couldn’t make anything of a two-out walk in the first, while the Royals squandered a leadoff double by Alcides Escobar in the bottom half...
Via The Outside Corner
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers outlast Blue Jays 6-4 in 14 innings, take 2-0 ALDS lead

Like many of us expected, the Rangers-Blue Jays ALDS is heading back to Arlington as a 2-0 series. But it’s not the heavily favored Blue Jays winning – it’s the Rangers. Texas beat Toronto 6-4 in 14 innings on Friday to take a commanding 2-0 series lead. Game 2 immediately got off to a hairy start for both sides. Marcus Stroman allowed a leadoff double to Delino DeShields Jr...
Via The Outside Corner
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Royals fall to Blue Jays 5-2 in a testy game

TORONTO -- Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth. It was the climax of...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Colabello homers, Jays beat Royals 5-2 in testy game

TORONTO (AP) Chris Colabello hit a two-run home run, R.A. Dickey threw seven shutout innings and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 in testy matchup Sunday, taking three of four from the AL's top team. Both benches and bullpens emptied after Toronto reliever Aaron Sanchez was ejected for throwing at Kansas City's Alcides Escobar in the eighth. It was the climax...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Colabello: The Unsung Hero of the Toronto Blue Jays

Behind the Toronto Blue Jays’ top-ranked offense, many names come to mind: Jose Bautista, Edwin Encarnacion, Josh Donaldson, Russell Martin, Jose Reyes. But there’s one name that almost nobody thinks of. He wears number 15 and is the polar opposite of what a true “star” would look like: Chris Colabello. Colabello is the prime example of a late-bloomer. He made his MLB debut...
Via Baseball Essential
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Explaining the futility of the Red Sox in two plays

The Boston Red Sox are a disaster right now. A complete and utter disaster. Heading into Sunday’s game with the Blue Jays, Boston had lost five in a row and were looking to avoid their second straight sweep at the hands of an AL East rival. Eduardo Rodriguez held Toronto scoreless through the first three innings, but the floodgates opened in the fourth. The Jays put a total of...
Via The Outside Corner
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Explaining the futility of the Red Sox in two plays

The Boston Red Sox are a disaster right now. A complete and utter disaster. Heading into Sunday’s game with the Blue Jays, Boston had lost five in a row and were looking to avoid their second straight sweep at the hands of an AL East rival. Eduardo Rodriguez held Toronto scoreless through the first three innings, but the floodgates opened in the fourth. The Jays put a total of...
Via Bloguin Best
June 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Marlins fall behind after big 1st, drop opener to Blue Jays

TORONTO (AP) -- Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak to 18 games with an RBI single during a six-run first inning and the Toronto Blue Jays routed the Miami Marlins 11-3 Monday night for their sixth win in a row. Josh Donaldson homered and drove in three runs for Toronto, the top-scoring team in the majors. The Blue Jays have gotten at least six runs in six straight games...
Via AP on Fox
June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Colabello extends streak, rallies Blue Jays past Astros 7-6

TORONTO (AP) Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak with a two-run single that capped a ninth-inning rally, and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-6 on Sunday for their fifth straight win. Jose Bautista hit a pair of solo homers and Russell Martin added a two-run shot for Toronto, which scored three times in the ninth to complete a three-game sweep. Colabello's...
Via AP on Fox
June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins end May on a high note

The Minnesota Twins came back from a 4-1 deficit yesterday to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 and win the three game series. With the win, the Twins finished the month of May with a 20-7 record, and are now 11 games above .500 with a record of 30-19, tied for best in the AL (the Houston Astros are currently 31-20). May of 2015 marks the first time the Twins have won 20 games in...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Buehrle, Blue Jays rally past Twins 6-4 on Colabello homer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Chris Colabello hit two-run tiebreaking homer in the ninth inning against former teammate Glen Perkins, giving Mark Buehrle and the Toronto Blue Jays a 6-4 victory over the Twins on a soggy Friday night, stopping Minnesota's five-game winning streak. Buehrle (6-4) made a drastic recovery from a four-run first inning for his second complete game this season, raising...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero and Chris Colabello: The tale of two careers

Ricky Romero and Chris Colabello are two athletes at the opposite end of the spectrum. Romero, a former Ace and once a potential CY Young candidate, was given his walking papers by the Toronto Blue Jays with $7.5 million remaining on the last year of his contract. His release also ignited a $600,000 buyout of a club option for next year. Colabello, a superb independent league...
Via The GM's Perspective
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Deja Vu: Chris Collabello off to a hot start in 2015

Chris Colabello is off to a hot start in his Toronto Blue Jays’ career (Photo: Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images North America). With Toronto’s outfielders dealing with a myriad of issues this season, and with Dalton Pompey being sent down after struggling through the first month, journeyman Chris Colabello found himself up with the big club unexpectedly. All he’s done since that...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jays' Colabello making the most of his opportunity

Whenever Chris Colabello drives the ball into the gap I can't help but smile. The long-time Indy standout is back on the radar, this time as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.  For years Colabello put up numbers, numbers that would make any manager proud. Unfortunately, those numbers were in the Independent Baseball leagues. Indy ball is getting more recognition now than ever...
Via The GM's Perspective
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays promote slugger Chris Colabello from Triple-A

TORONTO (AP) The Blue Jays have selected the contract of utilityman Chris Colabello from Buffalo and have optioned infielder Jonathan Diaz to the Triple-A team. Toronto needed another outfielder after Danny Valencia sprained an ankle when he stepped awkwardly while climbing the stairs to the clubhouse following Monday's win over the Yankees. Colabello started in left field against...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Smoak, Blue Jays rough up Oberholtzer and the Astros

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) Danny Valencia, Chris Colabello and Justin Smoak homered in the first two innings off Brett Olberholtzer, and Toronto Blue Jays beat the Houston Astros 7-4 Monday night. Oberholtzer, pitching for the first time since straining a lat muscle on March 10, gave up five hits and five runs in 3 1-3 innings. George Springer robbed Colabello of a second home run off...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Champion moves on, Colabello's the odd man out

Ottawa Champions' Elias signs with D-Backs Only a few short months after signing with the Ottawa Champions, Ethan Elias has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alberta native Elias was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Grand Trunk High school. Elias spent the first three years of his professional...
Via The GM's Perspective
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Miners, an MVP, and a World Series worthy manager

Sussex gets a name The newest Can-Am league team, looking to begin play in May of 2015, has officially been named. Welcome the Sussex County Miners. According to the Can-Am Leaguewebsite, The Miners will play their first game at Sussex County Stadium on Memorial Day. Jays sign 2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello It's not the biggest deal the Toronto Blue Jays have ever completed, but the...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello selected off waivers by Jays

Strictly for the sake of discussion, I love that the Toronto Blue Jays have selected Chris Colabello off waivers from the Minnesota Twins, according to MLB TradeRumours. Colabello is quite the story of perseverance. He's a veteran of seven independent league seasons. There is no doubt the guy can hit, but the question of if he can hit MLB pitching still remains. After a monster year...
Via The GM's Perspective
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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