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2014 Avg.
.231
 
Career Avg.
.259
Name  J.J. Hardy
Born  8/19/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
4/23/2014 3:47:00 PM
Description: O's shortstop J.J. Hardy is back in the lineup Wednesday against Toronto. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli, MLB.com
Insight: He strained his hamstring over the weekend but only wound up missing two games. Hardy is hitless against the Blue Jays this season (0-for-9).
 
4/22/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Hardy left Sunday's game with a mild right hamstring strain. He has played just 11 games this season due to injuries.
 
4/21/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy left Sunday night's game against Boston after straining his hamstring and is not in Monday morning's lineup.
Insight: Hardy exited after the sixth inning. Ryan Flaherty will make the start at shortstop, but he holds little fantasy value batting .209 with a .540 OPS this season.
 
4/20/2014 9:27:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy left Sunday night's game against Boston after straining his hamstring. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli, MLB.com
Insight: Hardy exited after the sixth inning. Stephen Lombardozzi is now in at second base with Ryan Flaherty at shortstop. Though Hardy led all major league shortstops in HR last season (25), he's still searching for his first long ball of 2014.
 
Cold4/20/2014 9:53:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has had a tough time getting anything going against Boston's Jake Peavy.
Insight: Peavy has limited Hardy to one hit in 17 at-bats, a .059 average. Hardy, who has dealt with back spasms on and off this year, is hitting .244 with zero round-trippers.
 
4/18/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is just 3-for-20 (.150) against Boston right-hander John Lackey.
Insight: Hardy has averaged 25.7 HR per season over the last three years, but he's never had an extra base hit against Lackey. He's also still looking for his first homer this season. It won't likely come on Friday. Avoid this matchup.
 
4/14/2014 10:04:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy had two doubles and a single in four at-bats Monday against Tampa Bay.
Insight: Hardy has averaged 25.7 HR per season over the last three years. He missed six games due to a bad back and is still hunting for his first home run this year.
 
4/12/2014 7:00:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is good to go for Saturday's game against Toronto. SOURCE: Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun
Insight: He's missed most of the last week because of back spasms. Hardy led all AL shortstops in homers last season (25) but he has yet to leave the yard in 2014 (15 at bats).
 
4/11/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) is not in the lineup Friday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Hardy has played just one of the past six games due to back spasms. He expects to play Saturday.
 
4/9/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday night, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Hardy has played just one of the past five games due to back spasms.
 
4/7/2014 12:06:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy's back problems flared up again on Sunday and he not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the NY Yankees.
Insight: Hardy also missed Friday's game with the issue. Ryan Flaherty will start in his place, but he's 1-for-18 this season and should be avoided.
 
4/7/2014 10:27:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy's back problems flared up again on Sunday and he is questionable for Monday's game against the NY Yankees.
Insight: Hardy also missed Friday's game with the issue. Ryan Flaherty would start in his place, but he's 1-for-18 this season and should be avoided.
 
4/6/2014 12:46:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy's back problems flared up again on Sunday and he was scratched from the lineup, according to Brittany Ghiroli of mlb.com.
Insight: Hardy also missed Friday's game with the issue. Ryan Flaherty will start in his place again.
 
4/4/2014 6:42:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is day-to-day with back spasms. SOURCE: Brittany Ghiroli, MLB.com
Insight: Hardy missed Friday's game but expects to play on Saturday. Ryan Flaherty got the start at shortstop in today's 10-4 loss to Detroit.
 
9/18/2013 10:36:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is just a .071 hitter (1-for-14) versus Boston starter Jake Peavy.
Insight: Hardy leads all shortstops with 25 homers this season, and his 73 RBI rank fourth among shortstop-eligible players. However, he has never done much against Peavy and fantasy owners should avoid the matchup.
 
9/17/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: It would not be surprising to see Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy have the day off Tuesday as he's just a .094 hitter (3-for-32) versus Boston starter Ryan Dempster.
Insight: Hardy leads all shortstops with 25 homers this season, and his 73 RBI rank fourth among shortstop-eligible players. However, he has never done much against Dempster and fantasy owners should avoid the matchup.
 
9/1/2013 8:55:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy will enter play Sunday with a .111 lifetime average against Yankees starter Andy Pettitte.
Insight: Hardy leads all shortstops with 23 homers this season, and his 67 RBI rank fourth among shortstop-eligible players. However, he has never done much against Pettitte, going 2-for-18 against the veteran.
 
8/27/2013 11:05:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is hitless in 11 career at-bats versus Boston left-hander Felix Doubront.
Insight: Hardy (.258, 23 HR, 67 RBI) is one of the best power-hitting shortstops in fantasy, but doesn't get the publicity that others receive. Tuesday, however, is an unfavorable matchup.
 
8/19/2013 12:08:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is probable for Monday's game against Tampa Bays while dealing with back spasms.
Insight: Hardy (.254, 22 HR, 66 RBI) said that he's feeling much better.
 
8/18/2013 11:43:00 AM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is still out with back spasms. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
Insight: Hardy (.254, 22 HR, 66 RBI) said that he's feeling much better than he did on Saturday. It sounds like he could be back in the lineup Monday against the Rays.