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Michael Saunders
AVG HR RBI
.202 6 21
Team: TorontoHt / Wt: 6-4 / 228 NFBC ADP: 356.80
Position: RFBorn: 11/19/1986 Birthplace: Victoria, Canada
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 11th Round by Mariners (2004)


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Oct. 2 7:16 AM PT8:16 AM MT9:16 AM CT10:16 AM ET10:16 ET14:16 GMT22:16 7:16 AM MST9:16 AM EST9:46 AM VEN18:16 UAE9:16 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 2 Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 2-1. He ended the game with a .202 batting average.
Sep. 29 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Friday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the New York Yankees 4-0. He ended the game with a .204 batting average.
Sep. 27 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox 10-7. He ended the game with a .207 batting average.
Sep. 20 8:06 PM PT9:06 PM MT10:06 PM CT11:06 PM ET23:06 ET3:06 GMT11:06 8:06 PM MST10:06 PM EST10:36 PM VEN7:06 UAE (+1)10:06 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 2 Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Kansas City Royals 15-5. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .208 batting average.
Sep. 18 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Minnesota Twins 13-7. He ended the game with a .210 batting average.
Sep. 15 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Thursday as the Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Minnesota Twins 3-2. He ended the game with a .213 batting average.
Sep. 11 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-Saunders left the team Monday for the birth of his child.
Analysis: Saunders has gone 3 for 6 with an RBI and two walks in five games since having his contract purchased from the minors. The Canadian-born Saunders won the Final Vote competition for an AL All-Star berth with Toronto last season but tailed off in the second half, hitting .178 with eight homers and 15 RBIs. He finished with career bests of 24 homers and 32 doubles in 140 games. Saunders signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Philadelphia but was let go in late June.
Sep. 7 7:58 AM PT8:58 AM MT9:58 AM CT10:58 AM ET10:58 ET14:58 GMT22:58 7:58 AM MST9:58 AM EST10:28 AM VEN18:58 UAE9:58 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 3 Wednesday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-1. He ended the game with a .214 batting average.
Sep. 6 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE12:32 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 1 Tuesday as the Toronto Blue Jays fell to the Boston Red Sox 3-2. He ended the game with a .212 batting average.
Sep. 3 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET19:46 ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST7:16 PM VEN3:46 UAE (+1)6:46 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 1 with an RBI Sunday as the Toronto Blue Jays lost to the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. He ended the game with a .208 batting average.
June 28 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-The Blue Jays signed Saunders to a minor league contract Wednesday and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo.
Analysis: The Canadian-born Saunders won the Final Vote competition for an AL All-Star berth with Blue Jays last season but tailed off in the second half, hitting .178 with eight homers and 15 RBIs. He finished with career-bests of 24 homers and 32 doubles in 140 games. Saunders signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Philadelphia in January but was let go by the last-place Phillies after batting .205 with six homers and 20 RBIs in 61 games.
June 18 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4. He ended the game with a .205 batting average.
June 17 7:03 PM PT8:03 PM MT9:03 PM CT10:03 PM ET22:03 ET2:03 GMT10:03 7:03 PM MST9:03 PM EST9:33 PM VEN6:03 UAE (+1)9:03 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 4 with a double Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1. He ended the game with a .206 batting average.
June 14 9:20 PM PT10:20 PM MT11:20 PM CT12:20 AM ET0:20 ET4:20 GMT12:20 9:20 PM MST11:20 PM EST11:50 PM VEN8:20 UAE11:20 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 with an RBI Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Boston Red Sox 4-3. He ended the game with a .200 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders is 1 for 26 in his last nine games and has seen his average drop to .200, its lowest since the opening week of the season.
June 10 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET16:56 ET20:56 GMT4:56 1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST4:26 PM VEN0:56 UAE (+1)3:56 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 7-0. He ended the game with a .207 batting average.
June 9 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Atlanta Braves 3-1. He ended the game with a .210 batting average.
June 8 8:46 AM PT9:46 AM MT10:46 AM CT11:46 AM ET11:46 ET15:46 GMT23:46 8:46 AM MST10:46 AM EST11:16 AM VEN19:46 UAE10:46 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Atlanta Braves 14-1. He ended the game with a .213 batting average.
June 6 9:12 PM PT10:12 PM MT11:12 PM CT12:12 AM ET0:12 ET4:12 GMT12:12 9:12 PM MST11:12 PM EST11:42 PM VEN8:12 UAE11:12 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 Monday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Atlanta Braves 11-4. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .218 batting average.
June 3 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)6:15 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the San Francisco Giants 5-3. He ended the game with a .217 batting average.
June 3 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET1:01 ET5:01 GMT13:01 10:01 PM MST12:01 AM EST12:31 AM VEN9:01 UAE12:01 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the San Francisco Giants 10-0. He ended the game with a .221 batting average.
May 31 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET21:24 GMT5:24 2:24 PM MST4:24 PM EST4:54 PM VEN1:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 1 with a double Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 10-2. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .225 batting average.
May 30 7:30 PM PT8:30 PM MT9:30 PM CT10:30 PM ET22:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 PM MST9:30 PM EST10:00 PM VEN6:30 UAE (+1)9:30 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 7-2. He ended the game with a .220 batting average.
May 30 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Monday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Miami Marlins 4-1. He ended the game with a .226 batting average.
May 29 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 4 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds 8-4. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .231 batting average.
May 27 4:52 PM PT5:52 PM MT6:52 PM CT7:52 PM ET19:52 ET23:52 GMT7:52 4:52 PM MST6:52 PM EST7:22 PM VEN3:52 UAE (+1)6:52 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 3 with a home run and an RBI Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3. The homer was his sixth of the season. He ended the game with a .224 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders' power is starting to come around, as he's homered in two of his last four games and has four RBIs during that stretch. The offseason addition is still 3 for 28 (.107) over his last nine outings.
May 27 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET12:01 ET16:01 GMT0:01 9:01 AM MST11:01 AM EST11:31 AM VEN20:01 UAE11:01 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 with an RBI Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds 5-2. He ended the game with a .222 batting average.
May 25 4:11 PM PT5:11 PM MT6:11 PM CT7:11 PM ET19:11 ET23:11 GMT7:11 4:11 PM MST6:11 PM EST6:41 PM VEN3:11 UAE (+1)6:11 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 5 with a double Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .228 batting average.
May 25 7:32 AM PT8:32 AM MT9:32 AM CT10:32 AM ET10:32 ET14:32 GMT22:32 7:32 AM MST9:32 AM EST10:02 AM VEN18:32 UAE9:32 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 2 with a home run and two RBIs Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Colorado Rockies 7-2. The homer was his fifth of the season. He ended the game with a .229 batting average.
May 23 7:56 PM PT8:56 PM MT9:56 PM CT10:56 PM ET22:56 ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST10:26 PM VEN6:56 UAE (+1)9:56 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Colorado Rockies 8-2. He ended the game with a .225 batting average.
May 22 7:19 PM PT8:19 PM MT9:19 PM CT10:19 PM ET22:19 ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST9:49 PM VEN6:19 UAE (+1)9:19 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 3 Monday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Colorado Rockies 8-1. He ended the game with a .227 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders was dropped to eighth in the order in an unsuccessful effort to help him break out of his slump. He's now 3 for 23 over his last seven games.
May 21 2:13 PM PT3:13 PM MT4:13 PM CT5:13 PM ET17:13 ET21:13 GMT5:13 2:13 PM MST4:13 PM EST4:43 PM VEN1:13 UAE (+1)4:13 PM CT-Saunders went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0. He ended the game with a .232 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders went 0 for 10 with four strikeouts in this three-game set.
May 20 4:27 PM PT5:27 PM MT6:27 PM CT7:27 PM ET19:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)6:27 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3. He ended the game with a .239 batting average.
May 19 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET22:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 7:15 PM MST9:15 PM EST9:45 PM VEN6:15 UAE (+1)9:15 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 2 Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders replaced an injured Daniel Nava after being held out of the starting lineup a day after leaving a loss to Texas with tightness in his left groin.
May 18 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 2 with a triple Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Texas Rangers 8-4. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .250 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders, who has scored six runs in the last four games, left in the sixth inning because of left groin tightness and was not in the lineup Friday in Pittsburgh.
May 18 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Texas Rangers 9-3. The homer was his fourth of the season. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
Analysis: Saunders could be heating up, going 4 for 11 with a homer, double and two RBIs in his last three games.
May 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Texas Rangers 5-1. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .238 batting average.
May 15 6:46 AM PT7:46 AM MT8:46 AM CT9:46 AM ET9:46 ET13:46 GMT21:46 6:46 AM MST8:46 AM EST9:16 AM VEN17:46 UAE8:46 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 3 with a double Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 6-5. Saunders scored three times. He ended the game with a .246 batting average.
May 14 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 1 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Washington Nationals 4-3. He ended the game with a .235 batting average.
May 14 9:14 PM PT10:14 PM MT11:14 PM CT12:14 AM ET0:14 ET4:14 GMT12:14 9:14 PM MST11:14 PM EST11:44 PM VEN8:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 with an RBI Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Washington Nationals 6-4. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .237 batting average.
May 10 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Wednesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Seattle Mariners 11-6. He ended the game with a .236 batting average.
May 9 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET23:59 ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST11:29 PM VEN7:59 UAE (+1)10:59 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Seattle Mariners 10-9. The homer was his third of the season. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
May 7 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET19:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)6:53 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 3 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies topped the Washington Nationals 6-5. He ended the game with a .245 batting average.
May 6 7:37 PM PT8:37 PM MT9:37 PM CT10:37 PM ET22:37 ET2:37 GMT10:37 7:37 PM MST9:37 PM EST10:07 PM VEN6:37 UAE (+1)9:37 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Washington Nationals 6-2. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
May 5 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 4 with a double Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Washington Nationals 4-2. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.
May 4 4:57 PM PT5:57 PM MT6:57 PM CT7:57 PM ET19:57 ET23:57 GMT7:57 4:57 PM MST6:57 PM EST7:27 PM VEN3:57 UAE (+1)6:57 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-4. He ended the game with a .242 batting average.
May 3 11:04 PM PT12:04 AM MT1:04 AM CT2:04 AM ET2:04 ET6:04 GMT14:04 11:04 PM MST1:04 AM EST1:34 AM VEN10:04 UAE1:04 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 with an RBI Tuesday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Chicago Cubs 8-3. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.
May 2 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET1:14 ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST12:44 AM VEN9:14 UAE12:14 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 2 for 5 with a home run and an RBI Monday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Chicago Cubs 10-2. The homer was his second of the season. He ended the game with a .253 batting average.
Apr. 30 7:08 PM PT8:08 PM MT9:08 PM CT10:08 PM ET22:08 ET2:08 GMT10:08 7:08 PM MST9:08 PM EST9:38 PM VEN6:08 UAE (+1)9:08 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 0 for 4 Sunday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3. He ended the game with a .244 batting average.
Apr. 30 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 5 Saturday as the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-5. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .257 batting average.
Apr. 29 12:07 PM PT1:07 PM MT2:07 PM CT3:07 PM ET15:07 ET19:07 GMT3:07 12:07 PM MST2:07 PM EST2:37 PM VEN23:07 UAE2:07 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 Friday as the Philadelphia Phillies fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3. He ended the game with a .261 batting average.
Apr. 27 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET21:33 GMT5:33 2:33 PM MST4:33 PM EST5:03 PM VEN1:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Michael Saunders went 1 for 4 Thursday as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Miami Marlins 3-2. Saunders scored once. He ended the game with a .262 batting average.
Apr. 11 8:33 AM PT9:33 AM MT10:33 AM CT11:33 AM ET11:33 ET15:33 GMT23:33 8:33 AM MST10:33 AM EST11:03 AM VEN19:33 UAE10:33 AM CT-Saunders went 2 for 4 with an RBI on Monday.
Analysis: It was the second multihit performance in three days for Saunders following a 1-for-10 start to the season. There seems to be no reason to sit the lefty-hitting Saunders when facing southpaws because he's 3 for 5 against them this season after batting .275 against lefties in 2016, compared to .247 versus righties.
Apr. 8 8:10 PM PT9:10 PM MT10:10 PM CT11:10 PM ET23:10 ET3:10 GMT11:10 8:10 PM MST10:10 PM EST10:40 PM VEN7:10 UAE (+1)10:10 PM CT-Saunders had three hits - including a double and a triple - in a 17-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
Analysis: Saunders had been 1 for 10 in his previous four games.

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