Jon Jay
CF CHC
1 week ago

Jay is not in the Cubs' lineup Thursday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

It's not surprising, considering Chicago matches up with left-handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. Jay will sit often against southpaws, giving way to Albert Almora, who carries more upside at the plate.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
2 months ago

Jay, who is expected to platoon with Albert Almora in center field to begin the season, may be positioned as the team's No. 9 hitter.

EDGE Analysis

As the left-handed hitting member of the platoon, Jay is currently positioned for the larger share of the playing time, but hitting behind the pitcher spot as opposed to leading off would chip away at Jay's ability to pile up a lot of runs scored. Nevertheless, how he performs at the plate will likely dictate how much playing time, if any, he yields to Almora against righties as the season rolls along.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
5 months ago

Jay signed a one-year contract with the Cubs on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Jay dealt with a broken forearm for much of 2016, which resulted in him playing in less than 100 games for the second consecutive season. However, Jay was solid at the plate when healthy. By the end of the year, he'd built a .291/.339/.389 line, but struck out at a career-high clip of 20.9 percent. Now that he's a member of the Cubs, Jay will only add to one of the league's deepest outfields, as he's expected to share time in center field with Albert Almora.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is out of the lineup for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Jay will sit out two of the final three-game series for the Padres, playing just 90 games (possibly 91) in 2016 due to injury. Manuel Margot will replace him in center field, leading off for San Diego.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Jay tallied two hits in three of the last four games he started, but with the regular season winding down, manager Andy Green will hold him out Friday for the third time in five games. Travis Jankowski will get the start in center field in Jay's place.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Top prospect Manuel Margot will start in center field and lead off Wednesday -- a preview of what Padres fans and Margot's fantasy owners should become accustomed to heading into 2017. Jay has still been playing almost every day of late, but could sit a couple more times before season's end as San Diego continues to work in its youngsters.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is not in the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Jay has started all but one game since returning from a forearm injury earlier in the month, but he'll head to the bench for a day off now that the Padres have their top prospects from Triple-A up in the big leagues. Hunter Renfroe will take over duties in right field for the night.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Since returning from a forearm injury, Jay has started four games, going 5-for-17 in that time. However, he'll sit out Sunday and give way to Oswaldo Arcia in right field.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
7 months ago

Jay is starting in right field and leading off Wednesday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

This will be Jay's first start since June 19, as a forearm injury sidelined him for 10 weeks. It remains to be seen how much Jay will play down the stretch, but given how well he performed before the injury, it's possible he could assume the starting duties in right field over the final four weeks of the season.

Jon Jay
CF CHC
8 months ago

Jay is not in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Despite being activated off the disabled list earlier in the day, the Padres elected to stick with Travis Jankowski in center field instead of slotting Jay right back into the lineup. It's unclear how the Padres plan to handle the outfield playing time situation for the rest of the month, but it would be tough to leave Jay's .752 OPS on the bench, even if Jankowski filled in well in his absence.