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Matt Joyce #20 - DH/OF

Tampa Bay

  • Age: 29
  • 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
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date16397133027810010.333.449.5641.013
On Pace16139270131300207081101010-.333.449.5641.013

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 potentialVersatile 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.

Trades

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

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014Tampa BayAL16397133027810010.333.449.5641.013
2013Tampa BayAL140413619722018475987731.235.328.419.747
2012Tampa BayAL1243995596183175955102432.241.341.429.770
2012DurhamAAA120000001001-.000.333.000.333
2012CharlotteA282210021100-.250.333.375.708
2011Tampa BayAL141462691283221975491061313.277.347.478.825
2010Tampa BayAL7721630521531040405522-.241.360.477.837
2010DurhamAAA2592182780312222113-.293.435.478.913
2010CharlotteA1029611502810810-.379.525.7591.284
2009Tampa BayAL113236103737100.188.270.500.770
2009DurhamAAA11141773114352166667981455.273.373.482.855
2008DetroitAL9224240611631233316502-.252.339.492.831
2008ToledoAAA56200365413213412462230.270.352.550.902
2007ErieAA13045661117333177051127464.257.333.454.787
2006West MichiganA122465751203051186567054-.258.338.415.753
2005OneontaA6524751821044462829951.332.394.453.847
TotalAL6011803265453107118126824543227126.251.343.458.801
TotalAAA1937111271955643211911418117125.274.376.499.875
TotalAA13045661117333177051127464.257.333.454.787
TotalA19974913421546917142951081591.287.365.441.806

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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