Matt Joyce #20 - OF/DH

Tampa Bay

  • Age: 30
  • DOB: 1984/08/03
  • POB: Tampa, FL
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 6
  • Drafted by Detroit in 2005 (12th round).
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Joyce is cold (.150 in last 20AB).
Year to date1313965010223285158103243.258.351.386.737
On Pace143432551112529566311224-.258.351.386.737

Scouting Report

AssetsA good athlete with a smooth stroke, he shows a strong mix of patience and power at the dish and has enough speed to steal some bases. Possesses good defensive instincts with the range and arm to play all three outfield spots.
FlawsHe took a while to develop into a major-league player, in part due to a proneness to injury. Could stand to keep improving his base-running instincts. Struggles with consistency at the plate, no matter if it's against righties or lefties.
Career potentialSolid, versatile outfielder.

Honours and Awards

2011Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/01/17Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2013/05/24Missed 1 game (right hamstring injury).
2013/05/22Right hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2013/01/18Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2012/08/30Missed 1 game (left forearm injury).
2012/08/29Left forearm injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/20Missed 1 game (body soreness).
2012/07/19Body soreness, day-to-day.
2012/07/17Missed 23 games (lower back tightness).
2012/06/22Lower back tightness, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 20th, 2012).
2012/06/20Lower back tightness, day-to-day.
2012/06/19Missed 1 game (flu).
2012/06/17Flu, day-to-day.
2011/07/19Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2011/07/18Knee injury, day-to-day.
2011/06/11Missed 1 game (left shoulder injury).
2011/06/10Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/24Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2010/05/31Missed 51 games (right elbow injury).
2010/05/31Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2010/04/04Right elbow injury, early September.
2010/03/03Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/06/12Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2009/05/31Recalled from Durham (AAA).
2009/04/12Optioned to Durham (AAA).
2009/02/25Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2008/12/11Acquired from the Detroit Tigers.
2008/08/30Missed 1 game (flu).
2008/08/29Flu, day-to-day.
2008/06/29Recalled from Toledo (AAA).
2008/05/29Optioned to Toledo (AAA).
2008/05/05Contract purchased from Toledo (AAA).
2005/06/16Signed by the Detroit Tigers.


2008/12/11Tampa Bay Rays traded Edwin Jackson to the Detroit Tigers for Matt Joyce.
2005/06/07Dratfed by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round in 2005.

Career Stats

2014Tampa BayAL1313965010223285158103243.258.351.386.737
2013Tampa BayAL140413619722018475987731.235.328.419.747
2012Tampa BayAL1243995596183175955102432.241.341.429.770
2011Tampa BayAL141462691283221975491061313.277.347.478.825
2010Tampa BayAL7721630521531040405522-.241.360.477.837
2009Tampa BayAL113236103737100.188.270.500.770
2006West MichiganA122465751203051186567054-.258.338.415.753


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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