Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 2 days ago

Carrera went 2-for-4 and scored twice in Friday night's win over the Red Sox.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Filling in for Jose Bautista, Carrera hit leadoff and continued his success in that role. He's slashed a ridiculous .478/.520/.696 in 23 at-bats from the lineup's top spot this season. Despite Carrera's success at times, the outfielder will resume his normal duties as a reserve outfielder now that Bautista has served his one-game suspension.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 2 days ago

Carrera is hitting leadoff and starting in right field Friday against the Red Sox, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The left-handed hitting Carrera has a chance to be a useful option in daily leagues Friday, as Jose Bautista will serve his one-game suspension, allowing Carrera to hit atop the lineup. His .333 average is bolstered by a .417 BABIP, and he actually has reverse splits for his career, but the spot atop the order in front of Josh Donaldson and Edwin Encarnacion is intriguing enough for daily leaguers to consider the 28-year-old.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 2 weeks ago

Carrera was a late addition to Saturday's lineup, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Kevin Pillar was scratched from the lineup due to chest soreness Saturday, leaving manager John Gibbons to plug Carrera into the lineup to take his place. Carrera will bat seventh in the order and takes over in center field. The left-handed outfielder will be facing righty Colby Lewis and the Rangers Saturday. In 28 at-bats against righties this season, Carrera is batting .286 with a .690 OPS.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 3 weeks ago

Carrera is batting eighth and starting in left field Wednesday against the Giants, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carrera continues to swing a hot bat, hitting for a .350/.395/.475 slash line, but with Michael Saunders blocking him in left field, Carrera's at-bats are fairly limited. While he does have some positional flexibility, able to play both corner outfield spots and he has played center, he will continue to be hamstrung by limited playing time.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Carrera has six hits in his last 10 at bats, and manager John Gibbons indicated that he'll likely get the chance to start in left field again Monday, Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Michael Saunders, the Blue Jays' primary left fielder, has been nursing a sore hamstring, so Carrera's hot streak comes at the perfect time for the Blue Jays. The outfielder makes for a great add in daily leagues considering the team's offense has starting to heat up.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Carrera will make a third straight start in left field and serve as the Jays' leadoff hitter Sunday against the Athletics, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carrera has been filling in for the ailing Michael Saunders (hamstring) and was dynamite in Saturday's contest, going 4-for-5 with three runs and a stolen base. It's uncertain how much further time Saunders will miss due to the injury, however, so Carrera doesn't look to be much more than a short-term roster add in deep mixed leagues or AL-only formats.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 1 month ago

Carrera will start in left field and lead off against the A's on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's logged just five at-bats in the team's last 11 games, but it's posible Carrera could match that number Friday. Michael Saunders is out of the lineup with a hamstring injury, the severity of which is unknown at this time.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 2 months ago

The Blue Jays informed Carrera on Wednesday that he will open the season as the team's fourth outfielder, the Toronto Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carrera hit a paltry .154 (4-for-26) this spring, but he appeared in 91 games for the Blue Jays last season and is out of options, so the team decided to keep him over Junior Lake and Darrell Ceciliani. The Blue Jays will head into the regular season with just four outfielders, so Carrera will be the team's top backup at each of the three spots.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 11 months ago

Carrera went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season and three RBI in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

While only seeing limited at bats, Carrera has been more than serviceable, hitting for a .295/.351/.386 slash line in 88 at bats across 43 games. While he doesn't have the same kind of platoon value that Danny Valencia does, he's established himself as a solid contributor who doesn't need a ton of playing time to make an impact.

Ezequiel Carrera OF/DH TOR 12 months ago

Carrera is out of the lineup for the third straight game Sunday against the Astros.

With Jose Bautista now recovered from his bout with shoulder soreness and able to play right field on a regular basis, the Blue Jays no longer have a need for Carrera as an everyday player. Carrera has delivered a surprising .303/.356/.364 line since joining the big club, which should put him first in line for a regular role if Chris Colabello's production tails off.