Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 13 minutes ago

Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Nothing is currently pointing toward Tulowitzki losing playing time, but the veteran shortstop has gotten off to a putrid .163 start at the plate this season, which could be a factor into him being left out of Friday's lineup. Ryan Goins will take his place at shortstop, with Darwin Barney slotting into to Goins' normal spot at second base.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 1 day ago

Although the veteran doesn't appear to be in danger of losing his starting job anytime soon, members of the Blue Jays' front office are "concerned" about Tulowizki's slow start, ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulowitzki ($20 million) is the team's highest-paid player while hitting a pathetic .160 with the eighth-most strikeouts (33) in the league. Although it's still early in the season, his 100 at-bats is a large enough sample size to raise some red flags. The shortstop is owed $20 million annually until 2019, before a $14 million payday in 2020 and a $15 million club option ($4 million buyout) in the following campaign.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 5 days ago

Tulowitzki went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer Sunday at the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulowitzki's fifth blast of the year blew open a close game in the ninth inning of a Blue Jays win. After finishing April in a 0-for-12 slump, he started off May on the right foot and raised his slugging percentage to .356.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki (hip) went 3-for-4 with two solo homers in Saturday's 9-3 victory over the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After going hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Thursday, and then being held out of Friday's contest with a hip ailment, Tulo turned in what was by far his most explosive performance in a forgettable campaign to date. The effort marked his first multi-hit game of the season, one of the reasons why his average remained at .188 even after the banner outing. Tulowitzki does have four homers in total on the season, but is otherwise slashing .179/.291/.373 line. However, Saturday's output might have been just what he needed to get his talented bat going in the right direction.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki (hip) is back in the lineup Saturday against Oakland, Jays play-by-play man Mike Wilner reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulowitzki was held out of Friday's game with an undisclosed hip injury, but it's apparently nothing serious, as he's back at his usual shortstop spot Saturday. His status may be something to keep an eye on for a few days, but at this point it doesn't appear as though Tulowitzki will miss any additional time.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki is out of the lineup Friday with a hip injury, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The extent of the issue is uncertain, but apparently Tulowitzki's hip flared up at some point during the Baltimore series. Tulowitzki underwent surgery on his left hip in August of 2014, although the team has not specified which hip is ailing him currently. Ryan Goins is filling in at shortstop Friday.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 2 weeks ago

Tulowitzki is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the A's, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There has been no word of an injury to Tulowitzki, so it seems this is simply an observation day for the struggling shortstop. After an 0-for-4 showing Thursday, Tulowitzki's early-season slash line sits at .150/.268/.267. Ryan Goins will fill in at short.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 3 weeks ago

Tulowitzki is hitting just .125 against pitches in the upper third of the zone, way down from his career average of .337 on high strikes, the Jays Journal reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran shortstop is slashing .128/.222/.255 through 47 at-bats. Struggling to hit the high fastball is uncommon for Tulowitzki and it most likely is a result of the high leg kick that he's added to increase his power. The 31-year-old has been waffling over his stride during the slow start and can't seem to get comfortable. Tulowitzki has been so terrible that he was passed over for the leadoff job when the Jays removed Kevin Pillar from the top spot this weekend (instead opting for Michael Saunders). It may be time to put the five-time All-Star on the pine until he can get things moving in the right direction.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 3 weeks ago

Tulowitzki is struggling to find his way at the plate in the season's early days, going 3-for-28 with 12 strikeouts in his first eight games, Sportsnet reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The five-time all-star conceded that his timing has been off in the early going. Tulowitzki changed his swing in spring training by adding a leg kick, but just eight games into 2016, he's dropped that and reverted to the toe tap he's used throughout his career. What particularly sticks out when you look at the shortstop's numbers is his contact rate, which sits at 72.2 percent over the first week, well off his career rate of 84.1. It's too early to make much of his struggles, but Tulowitzki looks more lost at the plate than ever before.

Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 1 month ago

Tulowitzki went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run and a walk in Sunday's season-opening win over the Rays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Tulo hit fifth in the order Sunday and launched the season's first homer when he dispatched a shot over the left-field wall in the eighth inning. He could be in for a big season batting behind the dangerous trio of Josh Donaldson, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, and Sunday's results were exactly what fantasy owners desired from him heading into the season.