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Matt Joyce

29-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

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.333

HR

2

RBI

7

R

5

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Joyce put up a very similar season to 2012 across the board. He started off with a solid April and May, hitting 10 home runs with 25 RBI over the first two months. He went cold at the plate for much o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/3/1984   BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Southern   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Joyce Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with the Rays in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 12, 2014  –  Matt Joyce News

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Matt Joyce Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2007 22 AA ERI 130 514 456 61 117 53 33 3 17 70 4 6 51 127 1 3 3 .257 .333 .454 .787
2008 23 AAA TOL 56 227 200 36 54 28 13 2 13 41 2 3 24 62 0 1 2 .270 .352 .550 .902
2008 23 MAJ DET 92 277 242 40 61 31 16 3 12 33 0 2 31 65 0 2 2 .252 .339 .492 .831
2009 24 AAA DUR 111 493 417 72 114 53 35 2 16 66 14 5 67 98 0 6 3 .273 .373 .482 .855
2009 24 MAJ TAM 11 37 32 3 6 4 1 0 3 7 1 0 3 7 0 1 1 .188 .270 .500 .770
2010 25 A+ Cha 10 40 29 6 11 7 5 0 2 8 1 0 10 8 0 1 0 .379 .525 .759 1.284
2010 25 AAA Dur 25 115 92 18 27 11 8 0 3 12 1 3 22 21 0 0 1 .293 .435 .478 .913
2010 25 MAJ TAM 77 261 216 30 52 28 15 3 10 40 2 2 40 55 0 3 2 .241 .360 .477 .837
2011 26 MAJ TB 141 522 462 69 128 53 32 2 19 75 13 1 49 106 0 7 4 .277 .347 .478 .825
2012 27 A+ Cha 2 9 8 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
2012 27 AAA Dur 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2012 27 MAJ TB 124 462 399 55 96 38 18 3 17 59 4 3 55 102 1 1 6 .241 .341 .429 .770
2013 28 MAJ TB 140 481 413 61 97 40 22 0 18 47 7 3 59 87 0 7 2 .235 .328 .419 .747
2014 29 MAJ TB 14 45 36 5 12 5 3 0 2 7 0 1 7 9 0 1 1 .333 .444 .583 1.027
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Joyce
3-Year Averages MAJ   135 487 424 61 107 43 24 1 18 60 8 2 54 98 0 5 4 .252 .339 .441 .780
Career  (View All) MAJ   599 2085 1800 263 452 199 107 11 81 268 27 12 244 431 1 22 18 .251 .343 .458 .800

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Matt Joyce Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 @Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .444 .583 1.027
Apr. 15 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .463 .594 1.057
Apr. 13 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .355 .475 .613 1.088
Apr. 12 @Cin 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .367 .474 .633 1.107
Apr. 11 @Cin 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .423 .529 .731 1.260
Apr. 9 @KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .500 .609 1.109
Apr. 8 @KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .500 .650 1.150
Apr. 7 @KC 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .444 .522 .722 1.244
Apr. 6 Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .412 .500 .706 1.206
Apr. 5 Tex 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .538 .611 .923 1.534
Apr. 4 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 3 Tor 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .556 .643 .778 1.421
Apr. 2 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .700 .833 1.533
Apr. 1 Tor 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .800 .778 1.000 1.778
Mar. 31 Tor 2 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.000 .800 1.500 2.300
Last 7 Days 16 1 4 1 0 1 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .368 .500 .868
Last 14 Days 31 3 8 2 0 2 4 5 9 0 0 0 1 0 .258 .351 .516 .867
Last 30 Days 36 5 12 3 0 2 7 7 9 0 1 1 1 0 .333 .444 .583 1.027

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Matt Joyce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 8 5 3 4
2013 110 58 58 20
2012 115 33 89 4
2011 136 15 126 1
2010 63 13 52 11
2009 9 4 5 1

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Matt Joyce Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013557271.164.309.499
201291103151.209.330.631
201192113150.217.370.657

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133585416406.246.436.783
20123084514443.250.458.810
201137058166013.292.505.866

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013190288204.237.411.756
2012198224274.237.369.719
20112323311396.310.526.898

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132233310273.233.426.740
20122013313320.244.488.818
2011230368367.243.430.751
Matt Joyce Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 AA ERI 514 456 9.9% 24.7% 0.40 72% .321 .197
2008 23 AAA TOL 227 200 10.6% 27.3% 0.39 69% .328 .280
2008 23 MAJ DET 277 242 11.2% 23.5% 0.48 73% .297 .240
2009 24 AAA DUR 493 417 13.6% 19.9% 0.68 76% .323 .209
2009 24 MAJ TAM 37 32 8.1% 18.9% 0.43 78% .136 .312
2010 25 A+ Cha 40 29 25% 20% 1.25 72% .474 .380
2010 25 AAA Dur 115 92 19.1% 18.3% 1.05 77% .353 .185
2010 25 MAJ TAM 261 216 15.3% 21.1% 0.73 75% .278 .236
2011 26 MAJ TB 522 462 9.4% 20.3% 0.46 77% .323 .201
2012 27 A+ Cha 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .286 .125
2012 27 AAA Dur 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2012 27 MAJ TB 462 399 11.9% 22.1% 0.54 74% .282 .188
2013 28 MAJ TB 481 413 12.3% 18.1% 0.68 79% .256 .184
2014 29 MAJ TB 45 36 15.6% 20% 0.78 75% .400 .250
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Matt Joyce
3-Year Averages MAJ   487 424 11.1% 20.1% 0.55 77% .289 .189
Career MAJ   2085 1800 11.7% 20.7% 0.57 76% .288 .207

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Joyce    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.333 AVG
ELITE
75% Contact Rate
WEAK
.400 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.583 SLG
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.250 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
ELITE
15.6% BB Rate
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20.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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1.027 OPS
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.444 OBP
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Best Matchups for Matt Joyce (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randall Delgado AZ 5 4 1 5 0 1 0 .800 1.600 2.400
Hector Noesi TEX 6 4 1 2 0 1 0 .667 1.500 2.167
Ricky Nolasco MIN 6 3 2 5 1 1 0 .500 1.667 2.111
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 6 3 2 3 0 1 1 .500 1.500 2.000
Phil Hughes MIN 15 7 2 5 5 1 0 .467 1.067 1.686
Jamey Wright LA 5 3 0 1 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
James Shields KC 5 2 1 2 1 2 0 .400 1.000 1.500
Josh Tomlin CLE 9 4 1 2 0 1 0 .444 1.000 1.444
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 14 5 3 3 1 3 0 .357 1.000 1.400
Jake Arrieta CHI-N 14 7 1 4 2 0 2 .500 .857 1.387

Worst Matchups for Matt Joyce (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 18 2 0 0 0 6 3 .111 .111 .222
Brandon McCarthy AZ 9 1 0 0 0 3 1 .111 .111 .222
Matt Albers HOU 7 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .222
Erik Bedard TB 5 0 0 1 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Brian Duensing MIN 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Dan Haren LA 15 0 0 0 2 6 0 .000 .000 .118
Brett Cecil TOR 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Coke DET 5 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Collins KC 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Downs CHI-A 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Matt Joyce: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joyce is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce batted leadoff Tuesday, going 2-for-3 with a run and a walk against the Jays.

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Joyce is starting in left field and batting leadoff Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce (neck) returned to the lineup Sunday for the Rays against the Red Sox.

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Joyce said his neck was still stiff Thursday from treatment, but expects to play Friday, the Tampa Bay Tribune's Roger Mooney reports.

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Joyce left Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Orioles with neck stiffness, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Joyce and the Rays avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $3.7 million on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Joyce will start in left field Sunday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce is not in the lineup Saturday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Twins.

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2014

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2013

After a breakout 2011 All-Star season, it is tough to not be a little disappointed with Joyce's production in 2012. He struggled with an oblique injury that landed him on the disabled list in July and likely bothered him longer after that. Even with that, Joyce showed ugly splits against left-handed pitching, hitting .209/.301/.330 against lefties compared to .250/.352/.458 against right-handers, costing him at-bats to Sam Fuld and Ben Francisco. He will be anchored as a regular in the Rays' outfield this season (likely moving to left field with the acquisition of Wil Myers) and is still a player in his prime.

2012

Joyce rewarded fantasy owners who took a chance on him, finishing the season with 19 home runs and 13 stolen bases. After a strong start in April (.884 OPS) and May (1.229 OPS), he cooled off in June (.528 OPS) and July (.653) before rebounding over the last two months. The fluctuation of OPS is directly correlated with his BABIP showing that the roller coaster between Joyce being lucky and unlucky. He's more of a player who can hit for power than a speed guy but should again get a handful of swipes given the Rays' philosophy to run more than most teams. At 27, Joyce is entering his prime and if he shows improvement against left-handed pitching (.217 BA last season) he could be in line for at extra 100 plate appearances, adding to his value. The Rays have him penciled in as their everyday right fielder with Ben Zobrist likely to receive the bulk of his playing time at second base.

2011

After coming over in the Edwin Jackson trade, the Rays had high hopes for Joyce. However, his first year with the team raised questions about his attitude and work ethic and he spent most of 2009 at Triple-A. Last season was a different story with coaches raving about his positive transformation. Unfortunately, an elbow injury cost him the first two months of the season and there wasn't a roster spot by the time he was done with his rehab. Joyce spent a short time at Triple-A before finally getting 216 at-bats with the Rays, playing mostly right field. He'll have a good shot of winning most of the time there this spring as a left-handed bat. He'll make for a nice fifth outfielder with pop (HR in every 21.6 at-bats last season) in most formats with 4-5 starts a week.

2010

Joyce started the season in the mix for the right-field spot and ended up spending most of 2009 at Triple-A Durham. His results were stellar, as he finished with a .273 batting average, 16 home runs and 14 stolen bases. He's only 25, so there's still time for him to pay dividends from the Edwin Jackson trade. Right now, there just isn't a spot for him with the big club, so he's likely ticketed for a return to Durham.

2009

Joyce was a bright spot on a Tigers squad that severely underperformed last year. He came up from Triple-A and posted solid power numbers to go along with a good eye at the plate. Joyce was traded to the Rays in December, where he'll get a chance to take over at least half of playing time in right field. He makes a nice speculative pick in deeper leagues as there is potential here.