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2014 Avg.
.268
 
Career Avg.
.261
Name  J.J. Hardy
Born  8/19/1982
Height  6-2
Weight  200
Number  2
Position  SS
Bats  R
Throws  R
10/15/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had the lone Orioles RBI in Game 3 of the ALCS on a double in the second inning to drive in Steve Pierce.
Insight: The Orioles finally jumped out to a lead against the Royals, but Kansas City tied the game in the fourth. Baltimore lost, 2-1. Hardy and the Orioles will have to become the second team in baseball history to comeback from a 3-0 series deficit in order to reach the World Series.
 
10/5/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy has 12 hits in 36 at-bats (.333) against Tigers starter David Price in his career.
Insight: Hardy is 2-for-6 (.333) in the first two games of the ALDS against Detroit. He has a home run, two RBI and three runs. The Orioles hope to end the series in a sweep on Sunday.
 
10/2/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy cracks first homerun of series.
Insight: He was 1-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored. Hardy had only nine homers during the regular season, but hit a big one in the seventh inning to make the score at the time, 4-2. Baltimore went on to drastically stretch that lead, as they won 12-3.
 
9/25/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is just 5-for-28 (.179) in his career against Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Hardy's power numbers are down this season, but he is still very productive, batting .272 with 27 doubles and 52 RBI. Just avoid this matchup on Thursday.
 
9/12/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back spasms) hasn't played since Sept. 5 and is questionable for Friday's doubleheader against the NY Yankees.
Insight: Hardy's MRI showed no structural damage, but isn't likely to be better in time for Friday afternoon's action. Ryan Flaherty owns a modest four-game hitting streak as his replacement, but that's only raised his average to .219 and he has little fantasy value.
 
9/9/2014 10:06:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) has missed three straight games and is headed back to Baltimore for more tests.
Insight: Hardy is likely to miss the entire Boston series, but might return by the weekend. Ryan Flaherty continues to fill in at shortstop, but has little to no fantasy value.
 
9/8/2014 4:06:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) is out of the Orioles lineup for the third straight game.
Insight: Hardy is still considered day-to-day. Ryan Flaherty continues to fill in at shortstop.
 
9/6/2014 11:55:00 AM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday's game with Tampa Bay.
Insight: Hardy missed a few games this week with lower back spasms. Hardy is hitting .281 with nine home runs and 52 RBI this year. The home run total is about half of what fantasy owners were expecting after he averaged 25.6 HR over the past three seasons.
 
9/4/2014 3:32:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy (back) is in the Orioles starting lineup on Thursday night against the Reds.
Insight: Hardy missed two games this week with lower back spasms. He will be batting sixth and starting at shortstop Thursday. Hardy is hitting .280 with nine home runs and 50 RBI this year.
 
9/2/2014 4:11:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy is not in Tuesday's starting lineup.
Insight: Hardy is dealing with a lower back issue that forced him from Monday's game. The shortstop is hitting .282 with 50 RBI, but he is on pace for his fewest home runs since 2010 ahving hit just nine homers this season.
 
8/31/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a grand slam and scored two runs as Baltimore defeated Minnesota, 12-8.
Insight: Hardy hit the grand slam off Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak in the sixth inning. It was Hardy's ninth this season as he finished the game going 1-for-4. The shortstop is hitting .282 with 50 RBI, but he is on pace for his fewest home runs since 2010.
 
8/28/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy went 2-for-4 with the go-ahead single in seventh as the Orioles held on to beat the Rays, 5-4.
Insight: Hardy was slumping a bit coming into the game, hitting .211 in the last week. This game should get the shortstop back on track. He is batting .282 with 36 extra-base hits and 45 RBI this season.
 
Hot8/25/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy hit a solo homer Monday against the Rays.
Insight: Hardy admitted last week that he was still dealing with a thumb injury, but he's managed to hit .333 with four doubles, a homer, 12 RBI and 13 runs in August.
 
Hot8/20/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy said his thumb injury is "definitely not in the past," according to Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun.
Insight: Hardy sat out three games with the injury and has gone 7-for-20 with a double and a homer in five games since he returned. He's batting .385 with four doubles, three homers, 11 RBI and 11 runs in August. The shortstop admitted he's "about 50 percent."
 
8/15/2014 3:56:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy (thumb) is back in the starting lineup for Friday's game against Cleveland and their ace Corey Kluber.
Insight: Hardy has been dealing with a sprained left thumb and hasn't played since last Saturday. He went 11-for-23 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI over his last six games before the injury.
 
Hot8/12/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy (thumb) is hoping to play Friday, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Hardy is dealing with a sprained left thumb and he'll sit out Wednesday and Thursday after missing the last two games. He went 11-for-23 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI over his last six games before the injury.
 
Hot8/11/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy (thumb) is out again Monday.
Insight: Hardy was scratched from the lineup Sunday due to a sprained left thumb. He's gone 11-for-23 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI over his last six games, so the injury comes at a bad time.
 
Hot8/10/2014 2:12:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is dealing with a sprained left thumb, according to Roch Kubatko of masnsports.com.
Insight: Hardy was scratched from the lineup Sunday due to the injury. He's gone 11-for-23 with three doubles, two homers and seven RBI over his last six games, so the injury comes at a bad time.
 
Hot8/8/2014 10:17:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with two homers, four RBI, a walk and three runs Friday against St. Louis.
Insight: Hardy has left the park just six times all season after averaging 26 homers from 2011-13. He's started off 11-for-28 (.393) with five extra-base hits and seven RBI in August.
 
8/4/2014 10:21:00 PM
Description: Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy went 4-for-4 with a double Monday against the Nationals.
Insight: Hardy's last multi-hit game was July 22. He's hitting .279 with four home runs, 33 RBI, 37 runs and a .679 OPS after knocking at least 22 balls out of the park in each of the previous three seasons.