Michael Saunders

Michael Saunders #21

  • LF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 6' 4"/225
  • Age: 29

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Michael Saunders Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.268 22 53 1 .861

Michael Saunders MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.238 73 238 55 .717

Michael Saunders Bio

  • Full Name: Michael Edward Brett Saunders
  • Pronunciation: SAWN-derz
  • Nickname: The Condor
  • Born: 11/19/1986 in Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Draft: 2004, Seattle Mariners, 11th rd. (333rd overall)
  • College: Tallahassee Community College
  • Debut: July 25, 2009
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2016 Stats 421 65 113 22 53 1 .268 .351 .861
MLB Career Stats 2168 293 515 73 238 55 .238 .311 .717

Michael Saunders 2016 Splits

Duration AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
Last 7 Games 24 5 8 2 4 2 4 0 .333 .385 .708
Last 15 Games 52 8 12 3 6 3 14 0 .231 .273 .481
Last 30 Games 106 15 22 6 10 15 36 1 .208 .306 .443
Duration AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG
Last 7 Games 24 5 8 2 4 2 4 0 .333 .385 .708
Last 15 Games 52 8 12 3 6 3 14 0 .231 .273 .481
Last 30 Games 106 15 22 6 10 15 36 1 .208 .306 .443
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
8/24 vs LAA 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/27 vs MIN 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
8/30 @ BAL 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 0
Last 3 Games AB R H HR RBI BB SO SB
8/24 vs LAA 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
8/27 vs MIN 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0
8/30 @ BAL 3 2 2 1 2 0 1 0
2016 Games by Position: LF (94) CF (1) RF (12)

Michael Saunders Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Blue Jays AL 479 90 91.30 231.51 5.33 14.39 39.46
MLB Avg - - - - 89.24 215.05 3.20 11.10 36.72
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Blue Jays AL 479 90 91.30 231.51 5.33 14.39 39.46
MLB Avg - - - - 89.24 215.05 3.20 11.10 36.72

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Michael Saunders 2016 Projections

Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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24 90 13 22 22 5 1 3 13 11 0 27 1 0 .244 .330 .422 .752
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139 511 78 135 237 35 4 25 66 61 1 159 2 2 .264 .347 .495 .842
Duration G AB R H TB 2B 3B HR RBI BB IBB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Rest of Season
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24 90 13 22 22 5 1 3 13 11 0 27 1 0 .244 .330 .422 .752
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139 511 78 135 237 35 4 25 66 61 1 159 2 2 .264 .347 .495 .842

Michael Saunders News

Michael Saunders Fantasy News

August 30, 2016 at 10:07 PM ET

Saunders doubles, homers, drives in two

Blue Jays right fielder Michael Saunders went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs and two RBIs against the Orioles on Tuesday.

August 12, 2016 at 10:27 PM ET

Saunders swats solo shot for 20th homer of season

Blue Jays outfielder Michael Saunders went 1-for-4 with a solo homer on Friday against the Astros.

Awards

Michael Saunders Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2016 Toronto AL

WBC All-Tournament Team

Year Team League
2013 Canada WBC

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2007 High Desert CAL

CAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
05/14/2007 High Desert CAL
06/11/2007 High Desert CAL

CAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 High Desert CAL

Michael Saunders Leaderboards

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 21 13th in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2012 132 21st in AL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2014 5 18th in AL

Michael Saunders Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 2, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays activated LF Michael Saunders from the 60-day disabled list.
August 25, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays transferred RF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Left knee inflammation
May 10, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays placed RF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list. Left knee inflammation
April 25, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays activated RF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.
April 9, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays sent OF Michael Saunders on a rehab assignment to Dunedin Blue Jays.
April 5, 2015 Toronto Blue Jays placed RF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2015. Left knee meniscus tear.
December 3, 2014 Seattle Mariners traded RF Michael Saunders to Toronto Blue Jays for LHP J.A. Happ.
September 8, 2014 Seattle Mariners activated RF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.
August 7, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent OF Michael Saunders on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 11, 2014 Seattle Mariners placed RF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list. Strained left oblique
June 27, 2014 Seattle Mariners activated RF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.
June 20, 2014 Seattle Mariners sent RF Michael Saunders on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
June 12, 2014 Seattle Mariners placed RF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 11, 2014. Right AC joint inflammation.
April 29, 2013 Seattle Mariners activated RF Michael Saunders from the 15-day disabled list.
April 26, 2013 Seattle Mariners sent RF Michael Saunders on a rehab assignment to Tacoma Rainiers.
April 11, 2013 Seattle Mariners placed RF Michael Saunders on the 15-day disabled list. Sprained Right Shoulder
September 6, 2011 Seattle Mariners recalled Michael Saunders from Tacoma Rainiers.
August 12, 2011 Michael Saunders roster status changed by Tacoma Rainiers.
August 3, 2011 Tacoma Rainiers placed CF Michael Saunders on the temporarily inactive list.
July 2, 2011 Tacoma Rainiers activated CF Michael Saunders from the temporarily inactive list.
June 17, 2011 Tacoma Rainiers placed CF Michael Saunders on the temporarily inactive list.
June 3, 2011 Seattle Mariners optioned CF Michael Saunders to Tacoma Rainiers.
May 6, 2010 Seattle Mariners recalled Michael Saunders from Tacoma Rainiers.
May 6, 2010 Seattle Mariners activated CF Michael Saunders.
March 18, 2010 Seattle Mariners optioned Michael Saunders to Tacoma Rainiers.
July 25, 2009 Seattle Mariners selected the contract of Michael Saunders from Tacoma Rainiers.
July 9, 2009 Michael Saunders roster status changed by Tacoma Rainiers.
July 2, 2009 Tacoma Rainiers placed LF Michael Saunders on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 30, 2009.
April 30, 2009 Tacoma Rainiers activated LF Michael Saunders from the 7-day disabled list.
April 7, 2009 Tacoma Rainiers placed CF Michael Saunders on the 7-day disabled list.

Michael Edward Brett Saunders Bio Info

Michael Edward Brett Saunders. Graduated from Lambrick Park Secondary School in Victoria, BC in 2004. Played baseball at Tallahassee Community College in 2005 where he was teammates with Royals OF Lorenzo Cain. Played for Team Canada in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics... Played for Canada in the 2013 World Baseball Classic. Played in the 1999 Little League World Series… Also played hockey and lacrosse growing up.

2015

Appeared in just nine games after suffering a knee injury in the early days of spring training. Underwent surgery in late February to remove part of the meniscus in his left knee. Began the season rehabbing before his return to the Blue Jays on April 25. Was placed on the disabled list after his game on May 9 and did not return for the balance of the season.

2014

Appeared in 78 games, making 62 starts (RF-53, CF-9)...Recorded a .791 OPS, which was 2nd-best on the club behind Robinson Cano (min. 200 PA)...Despite collecting only 231 at-bats, set career bests in average (.273), on-base percentage (.341) and slugging (.450)...Hit .292 with, 10-2B, 2-3B, 7HR, 31RBI and an .830 OPS in his final 57 games (since May 1); began the season hitting .179 with 1-2B, 3B, HR and 3RBI in his first 21 games...Hit .276 with 9-2B, 2-3B, 8HR, 26RBI & .831 OPS against RHP; hit .262 against lefties...Had two stints on the disabled list: June 12-27 (right AC joint inflammation) and July 11-Sept. 8 (strained left oblique)...During two rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma hit .327 with 3-2B, 3B, HR and 9RBI in 15 games...While on his second rehab assignment, missed time with a viral infection after the birth of his daughter...Started May 5 vs. Oakland in center field, moved to left in the 8th, then to right field in the 9th...Became just the third Mariners player ever to play all three outfield spots in one game...Joined Rich Amaral (Sept. 11, 1992 vs. MIN) and Stan Javier (April 21, 2001 vs. LAA).

2013

Appeared in 132 games, making 109 starts in the outfield (CF-78 G/69 GS, RF-34 G/28 GS, LF-24 G/12 GS). One of 8 players in club history to start 10 or more games at each outfield position, first since Stan Javier in 2000. Led the team for second straight season with 13 stolen bases… also led team with 7 outfield assists. Recorded 5th career multi-HR game Aug. 3 at Baltimore (2x4, 2 HR, 5 RBI). Career-high 10-game hitting streak July 8-21 (.351/13x37, 10 R, 5 2B, 3B, HR, 11 RBI). Recorded career-high 3 extra-base hits May 4 at Toronto (3x5, 2 R, 2B, 2 HR, 3 RBI)…was his second multi-homer game at Rogers Centre, he also went deep twice April 27, 2012 (solo in 9th, grand slam in 10th). Hit first leadoff home run April 29 vs. Baltimore in first PA after returning from disabled list. On 15-day disabled list April 11-29 with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder (collided with the right field fence 4/10 vs. Houston).

2012 Appeared in 139 games, making 133 starts (CF-107, LF-22, RF- 4)...hit .247 (125x507) with 71 runs, 31 doubles, 3 triples, 19 home runs, 57 RBI, .738 OPS ... Set career-highs in games (139), at-bats (507), runs (71), hits (125), doubles (31), triples (3), home runs (19), walks (43), steals (21) ... Hit 19 homers and led the team with 21 stolen bases...fell one HR short of becoming Mariners first 20 HR-20 SB player since Mike Cameron in 2002 ... One of 5 AL players with at least 19 HR and 19 SB: Mike Trout (30 HR, 49 SB), B.J. Upton (28 HR, 31 SB), Alex Rios (25 HR, 23 SB), Ian Kinsler (19 HR, 21 SB)...ranked T5th in the AL in the Bill James Power-Speed statistic at 20.0 (2 x HRxSB/HR+SB) ... Hit .261 (47x180) with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 8 home runs, 18 RBI vs. LHP, the 11th highest by lefty vs. lefty in the AL ... Hit 9 home runs over his last 28 games, batting .272 (28x103) with 15 extra base hits, 22 RBI, .359 OBP, .612 SLG, .971 OPS ... Hit 4 home runs over 4 game stretch Aug. 19-22, including third career multi-homer game Aug. 20 vs. Cleveland (3x4, 2 R, 4 RBI) ... Missed six games Aug. 25-30 after collision that ended game Aug. 24 at CWS (collided with Eric Thames) ... Recorded 8 games of 3+ hits, all since May 29 including a career-high 4 hits June 2 at Chicago (AL)...back-to-back 3-hit games May 29-30 at Texas ... Hit a solo HR in the 9th inning, and a grand slam in the 10th April 27 at Toronto to help lift the Mariners to a 9-5 comeback win in 10 innings over the Blue Jays...was only the third time in club history that a player has hit two home runs in the 9th inning or later: Donnie Scott on April 29, 1985 vs. MIL (solo in ninth, 2-run in 10th) & Jim Presley on April 8, 1986 on Opening Day against Angels (2-run in 9th, walk-off grand slam in 10th) ... Became the fourth Canadian-born player to hit 2 home runs in a game while playing in Canada April 27 at Toronto, joining Larry Walker (4/5/97 vs. MON, 6/28/92 vs. PIT, 8/4/94 vs. STL at Olympic Stadium & 6/14/05 vs. TOR at Rogers Centre), Matt Stairs (8/13/99 vs. TOR at Rogers Centre) & Justin Morneau (7/23/07 & 5/17/10 vs. TOR at Rogers Centre). 2011 Made Opening Day 25-man roster for the first time in his career...two stints with Seattle, April 1-June 2 and Sept. 6-end of season...Appeared in 58 games, making 47 starts in the outfield (CF - 46 G/42 GS, LF - 12 G/5 GS)...started 20 consecutive team games in center field (April 23-May 17)...Recorded an RBI in each of his first 5 games of the season (April 2-10), tying the Mariners record with John Olerud (2001)...Spent majority of season with AAA Tacoma...named Rainiers Gold Glove award for best defensive player after putting together a .978 fielding percentage over 64 games in the outfield...Placed on minor league temporary inactive list on June 17, reinstated July 3...Tied career-high with 5 hits July 30 vs. Las Vegas, going 5-for-5 with 2 runs scored, 2 home runs and season-high 4 RBI (also: 6/6/07 vs. Inland Empire)...Reached base safely via hit or walk in 58 of 64 games...walked 50 times, the most since walking 67 times combined between High Desert and West Tenn in 2007. 2010 Appeared in 100 games including 85 starts (LF - 74, CF - 11). ...Among American League rookies ranked 3rd in home runs (10), 7th in RBI (33) & walks (35). ...Recorded first career multi-HR game June 30 at Yankee Stadium (2x4, 2 HR, 3 RBI)...became 12th rookie in club history to have multi-homer game...first Mariners rookie to record a multihome run game at Yankee Stadium since Ken Griffey Jr. (5/30/89). ...Led team with 8 outfield assists despite playing in just 89 defensive games...assist total is T6th most in team history. ...Hit first Major League home run on May 9 (Mothers Day) vs. LAA (off Ervin Santana). ...Hit 3 go-ahead home runs (June 7 at TEX; July 24 vs. BOS; Sept. 22 at TOR) ...Had a career-high 8-game hitting streak July 11-27 batting .400 (10x25). ...Had career-high 4 RBI June 23 vs. Chicago (NL), going 2x3, 2 runs, 1 home run. ...Drew a walk in a season-high 5 consecutive games July 3-7. ...Recalled to Seattle on May 6 (M. Bradley placed on restricted list). ...Opened the season with AAA Tacoma, hitting .200 (16x80) with 5 RBI in 21 games. 2009 Selected from Tacoma (AAA) on July 25...made Major League debut that night vs. Cleveland (0x4 in start in LF)...Appeared in 46 games, including making 34 starts in left field...Recorded first Major League hit on July 26 vs. Cleveland (single off Cliff Lee)...added RBI single to LF in 9th...6 of his 27 hits were bunt singles...is 4th Mariner rookie with at least 6 bunt hits in a season (Ichiro-10, 2001; S. Monahan-7, 1998; J. Reed-6, 2005)...Recorded first career extra-base hit Aug. 5 at KC (3B)... • Had season-high 3-game hit streak Sept. 17-23 (5x5) and Aug. 4-6 (6x13/.462)...Broke an 0-for-24 streak with a single in the 13th inning on Sept. 17 vs. CWS...Recorded hits in 5 consecutive at-bats, Sept. 17-23...singled on Sept. 17 vs. CWS and 19 vs. NYY and went 3x3 with a triple, 2 runs scored and a stolen base on Sept. 23 at TB...Opened the season on the minor league DL recovering from shoulder surgery (right shoulder); reinstated and assigned to the Tacoma roster on April 30...Started 64 games for Tacoma (LF-39, CF-24, RF-1)...Hit 5 of his 13 home runs during a 7 game stretch, April 30-May 7...also recorded three 3-RBI games over 4 games, April 30-May 4...Scored a run in 22 consecutive games (29 runs total), May 6-31...Recorded season-high 15-game hit streak, batting .400 (26x65) with 21 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI, May 14-31...On the 7-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring, June 30-July 9...Hit .340 (17x50) in 13 games in July, including batting .394 (13x33) with 7 runs scored, 4 doubles, 2 home run and 3 RBI during 8-game hit streak, July 17-24...Rated by Baseball America as the Mariners No. 2 prospect heading into the 2010 season...also rated as being the best defensive outfielder in the Mariners organization. 2008 Began season with West Tennessee...recorded 8-game hit streak (.424/14x33), April 12-19 and a season-high 9-game hit streak (.390/16x41), May 2-11...promoted to Tacoma (AAA) on June 19...competed for Team Canada in the Beijing Summer Olympics, July 28-Aug. 25...hit .286 (8x25) with 5 runs, 2 doubles, 2 home runs and 4 RBi in 7 games...returned to Tacoma and placed on the disabled list on Aug. 27 after having surgery on his right shoulder. 2007 Split season between High Desert (A) and West Tennessee (AA), finishing T3rd among all Mariners Minor Leaguers in RBI (84), T4th in stolen bases (29) and 7th in average (.298)...had 38 multi-hit games with High Desert, including 6 three-hit games, 1 four-hit game and 1 five-hit game...recorded season-high 14-game hit streak, hitting .400 (24x60) with 17 runs scored, 9 extra-base hits and 20 RBI, May 6-22...recorded 2 multi-home run games, May 22 vs. Lake Elsinore and June 10 at Stockton...recorded 25 RBI in 28 games in May...named Southern League Player of the Week twice, May 7-13 and June 4-10... promoted to West Tennessee on Aug. 9, hitting safely in 10 of 15 games...placed on the DL with a skull contusion, Aug. 27...member of the World Team in the 2007 MLB Futures Game...represented Canada in the 2007 International Baseball Federation (IBAF) World Cup in Taiwan, Nov. 6-18. 2006 Spent season with Wisconsin in the Midwest League...led the team with 22 stolen bases, 8 triples and 48 walks...hit .400 (10x25) during 6-game streak, July 21-27... played with Canada in the Olympic Qualifier games...participated in the Mariners Arizona Instructional League. 2005 Joined Mariners organization as a draft-and-follow...began pro career with Everett... hit .270 (53x196) with 7 home runs and 39 RBI in 56 games...batted .325 (27x83) with 17 RBI in 24 games in August...participated in 2005 Arizona Instructional League.