Jon Jay
OF CHC
6 days ago

Jay will man left field and bat ninth Sunday against the Orioles, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-handed Jay was at the top of the order Saturday with southpaw Wade Miley on the mound for the Orioles, so it's somewhat surprising to see him plummet all the way to the ninth spot despite the more favorable matchup with right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the series finale. Jay still looks to be locked into at least semi-regular playing time in the Cubs' crowded outfield, but his at-bats could take a hit in the final two and a half months of the season if Kyle Schwarber is able to turn things around after a brutal first half.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
2 weeks ago

Jay is out of the lineup against the Pirates on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Jay will head to the bench for the third time in the previous four outings while Kyle Schwarber once again draws the start in left field. With Schwarber's return from Triple-A Iowa, and the relative health of Chicago's lineup, Jay may be in line to lose a little action here and there. But overall, Jay has been one of the best contributors for the Cubs this season, posting a .305/.384/.407 line at the plate.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
2 weeks ago

Jay is out of the starting lineup Wednesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Jay has seen his name in the starting lineup for seven consecutive contests, but will get the day off with southpaw Blake Snell on the bump for Tampa Bay. Ian Happ will take over in left field and bat fifth, while Willson Contreras moves up to the leadoff spot.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
2 weeks ago

Jay went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Jay batted leadoff in this one, the fifth game in a row that he's done that. In that span, he's 6-for-22 (.273) with three runs scored. With Jason Heyward returning Tuesday, the Cubs outfield has gotten a bit more crowded. However, Jay could continue to be a useful leadoff hitter, at least against right-handed starters.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
3 weeks ago

Jay will start in left field and lead off Tuesday against the Rays. It's the fifth consecutive game that Jay has served as the Cubs' leadoff hitter.

EDGE Analysis

Though the Cubs have some crowding in the outfield with Jason Heyward (hand) returning from the disabled list Tuesday, Jay may be able to stick in the lineup as the leadoff man against right-handed pitching so long as he continues to rake at the dish. Jay is hitting .300 over his last 60 at-bats and carries a superb .372 on-base percentage for the season, making him a serviceable table setter for the North Siders.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
3 weeks ago

Jay went 1-for-5 with a game-winning two-RBI double Thursday against the Nationals.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs were down to their last out when Jay came up in the ninth and he delivered the decisive double to deep right field off of Blake Treinen. He has started six of the last seven games in left since Kyle Schwarber's demotion and is hitting .301/.383/.377 over 146 at-bats this season. Jay stands to continue seeing regular playing time against right-handed pitching as long as Schwarber is working through his struggles at Triple-A Iowa.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
4 weeks ago

Jay is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jay will be squeezed to the bench for the first time in four games with the Nationals bringing lefty Gio Gonzalez to the hill. The Cubs will counter with an all-right-handed outfield of Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Mark Zagunis.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
1 month ago

Jay went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs during Sunday's win over Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Jay now boasts an impressive .319 batting average and .393 on-base percentage for the year, and after Jason Heyward suffered a hand abrasion Sunday, the first-year Cub might see more at-bats for the immediate future. While his fantasy ceiling is low, Jay's fleeting uptick in playing time has his virtual value trending up. He's been solid when called upon this season with 29 RBI and 26 runs through 216 plate appearances, so there is cross-category appeal.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
1 month ago

Jay went 3-for-4 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Jay did not start in Tuesday's game, and playing time likely won't be consistent moving forward in a crowded Cubs outfield unless there are injuries. However, Jay has been pretty effective when he's in the lineup, posting a .301/.380/.381 slash line to date.

Jon Jay
OF CHC
1 month ago

Jay is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Jay will head to the bench for a breather after coming up hitless in Monday's series opener. Albert Almora Jr. will draw the start in center field in his stead, batting ninth.