MLB

Matt Kata # - IF/OF

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1978/03/14
  • POB: Avon Lakes, OH
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 185lbs
  • Bats/Throws: S/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by Arizona in 1999 (9th round).

Scouting Report

Assets
Flaws
Career potential

Honours and Awards

2001Class A+ - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
2001California League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2011/12/22Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2011/01/13Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2010/04/04Assigned to Round Rock (AAA).
2010/03/13Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2009/09/06Designated for assignment by the Houston Astros.
2009/08/12Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2009/07/20Recalled from Round Rock (AAA).
2009/07/11Optioned to Round Rock (AAA).
2009/05/29Contract purchased from Round Rock (AAA).
2009/03/22Assigned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.
2008/12/05Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2008/04/03Acquired from the Colorado Rockies.
2008/03/23Assigned by the Colorado Rockies to their minor league camp.
2007/12/21Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2007/10/31Refused minor league assignment from the Pittsburgh Pirates and opted for free agency.
2007/08/14Contract purchased from Indianapolis (AAA).
2007/08/09Outrighted to Indianapolis (AAA).
2007/08/02Designated for assignment by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
2007/06/30Contract purchased from Indianapolis (AAA).
2007/06/15Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2007/06/13Filed for free agency.
2007/06/05Designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers.
2007/03/31Contract purchased from Oklahoma (AAA).
2006/11/08Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2006/11/01Opted for minor league free agency.
2006/04/17Outrighted to Louisville (AAA).
2006/04/07Designated for assignment by the Cincinnati Reds.
2006/03/29Optioned to Louisville (AAA).
2006/03/15Claimed off waivers from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2005/09/01Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2005/08/05Optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2005/07/22Acquired from the Arizona Diamondbacks.
2005/06/29Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2005/06/25Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2005/06/04Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2005/05/19Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2005/05/09Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2005/02/21Re-signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks to a one-year contract.
2004/10/04Missed 113 games (shoulder injury).
2004/06/09Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (shoulder injury).
2004/05/31Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2004/05/30Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/26Missed 2 games (finger injury).
2004/05/24Finger injury, day-to-day.
2003/06/14Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2003/03/17Optioned to Tucson (AAA).

Trades

2011/01/13Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2008/12/05Signed by the Houston Astros to a minor league contract.
2008/04/03Colorado Rockies traded Matt Kata to Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later.
2007/12/21Signed by the Colorado Rockies to a minor league contract.
2007/06/30Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates to a minor league contract.
2006/11/08Signed by the Texas Rangers to a minor league contract.
2006/03/15Cincinnati Reds claimed Matt Kata off waivers from the Philadelphia Philles.
2005/07/22Arizona Diamondbacks traded Matt Kata to the Philadelphia Phillies for Tim Worrell.
1999/06/02Drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th round in 1999.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012Round RockAAA10941257113203962206041-.274.328.403.731
2011Round RockAAA106392601153021371286311-.293.353.480.833
2010Round RockAAA13248563131252647265040-.270.319.367.686
2009HoustonNL4050210100505100.200.212.220.432
2009Round RockAAA6622722611012221225808.269.313.348.661
2008IndianapolisAAA118396509718684522651866.245.289.381.670
2007PittsburghNL478892271110015001.250.258.386.644
2007TexasAL317012132026518103.186.250.300.550
2007Total Tex/PitMLB78158213591316533104.222.255.348.603
2007IndianapolisAAA19721220512578212.278.338.458.796
2006LouisvilleAAA1133314587204934184844-.263.318.429.747
2005PhiladelphiaNL10611000002000.167.167.167.334
2005ArizonaNL303166210054010.194.306.323.629
2005Total Ari/PhiNL403777210056010.189.286.297.583
2005TucsonAAA462002562103328625519.310.329.435.764
2005Scranton/WBAAA249610305104414214.313.340.385.725
2004ArizonaNL421621740922131329412.247.301.364.665
2003ArizonaNL7828842741657292553324.257.315.420.735
2003TucsonAAA4820131581353259292310.289.327.448.775
2002El PasoAA136578951723391157378012718.298.341.443.784
2001El PasoAA41647200422010.438.500.5631.063
2001LancasterA119494801461961054417930829.296.355.419.774
2000South BendA133521821332296595258381239.255.327.367.694
1999South BendA783184083145333284656-.261.328.365.693
TotalMLB278695891663791263481269410.239.290.370.660
TotalAL317012132026518103.186.250.300.550
TotalNL24762577153359105743108847.245.294.378.672
TotalAAA78128123757741562855343152387501839.275.323.409.732
TotalAA140594991793591161398212818.301.346.446.792
TotalA3301333202362552019146121183732668.272.337.386.723

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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