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Matt Joyce

33-Year-Old Outfielder – Oakland Athletics

2018 Stats

AVG

.203

HR

7

RBI

13

R

30

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Joyce was one of 117 players to reach the 20-homer plateau in 2017, as he took an opportunity to play regularly against righties for the A's and pile up a career-high volume of plate appearances (544)...

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  7/27/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 8/3/1984
BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Southern   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Joyce Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $11 million contract with the A's in November of 2016.

July 20, 2018  –  Matt Joyce News

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Joyce (back) has not resumed hitting after receiving an epidural injection last week, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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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 140 493 418 51 106 34 23 2 9 52 2 5 62 111 0 9 4 .254 .349 .383 .732
2015 30 AAA SAL 11 43 36 3 12 3 1 0 2 6 0 0 5 9 0 1 1 .333 .419 .528 .947
2015 30 MAJ LAA 93 284 247 17 43 18 12 1 5 21 0 3 30 67 1 2 4 .174 .272 .291 .563
2016 31 MAJ PIT 140 293 231 45 56 24 10 1 13 42 1 1 59 67 0 0 3 .242 .403 .463 .866
2017 32 MAJ OAK 141 544 469 78 114 58 33 0 25 68 4 1 66 113 0 7 2 .243 .335 .473 .808
2018 33 AAA NAS 3 14 12 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .667 1.238
2018 33 MAJ OAK 63 226 192 30 39 16 9 0 7 13 0 2 30 51 1 2 1 .203 .311 .359 .670
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3-Year Averages     124 372 315 46 71 32 18 0 14 43 1 1 51 82 0 3 3 .225 .336 .416 .752
Career  (View All)     1162 3,880 3,321 479 798 344 191 15 138 457 34 23 484 831 3 41 31 .240 .339 .431 .770

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Matt Joyce Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 21 SF Did not play.
Jul. 20 SF Did not play.
Jul. 15 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 14 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 13 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 12 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 11 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 10 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 9 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 4 SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .203 .311 .359 .670
Jul. 3 SD Did not play.
Jul. 1 Cle 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .206 .315 .365 .680
Jun. 30 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 29 Cle 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .312 .362 .674
Jun. 28 @Det Did not play.
Jun. 27 @Det 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .312 .363 .675
Jun. 26 @Det 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .314 .367 .681
Jun. 25 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .313 .360 .673
Jun. 24 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 23 @CWS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .310 .363 .673
Jun. 22 @CWS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .308 .365 .673
Jun. 22 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 20 @SD Did not play.
Jun. 19 @SD Did not play.
Jun. 17 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 16 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 15 LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 24 7 6 1 0 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .292 .625

Matt Joyce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 53 48 3 2 8
2017 133 24 1 115 2
2016 66 26 43 4
2015 65 64 2 17
2014 94 81 15 34
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: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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Matt Joyce Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018163120.125.375.675
2017704170.186.271.537
2016342150.235.382.763

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018176276110.210.358.670
20173997424614.253.509.855
20161974312371.244.477.884

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20189415250.213.340.659
20172163911342.255.495.854
20161172910261.265.556.990

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20189815580.194.378.682
20172533914342.233.455.767
2016114163160.219.368.737
Matt Joyce vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Johnny Cueto SF 6 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 .333 .429 .833 1.262

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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% .317 .197
2008 23 AAA TOL 227 200 10.6% 27.3% 0.39 69% .325 .280
2008 23 MAJ DET 277 242 11.2% 23.5% 0.48 73% .293 .240
2009 24 AAA DUR 493 417 13.6% 19.9% 0.68 76% .317 .209
2009 24 MAJ TAM 37 32 8.1% 18.9% 0.43 78% .130 .312
2010 25 A+ CHA 40 29 25% 20% 1.25 72% .450 .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% .273 .236
2011 26 MAJ TB 522 462 9.4% 20.3% 0.46 77% .317 .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% .281 .188
2013 28 MAJ TB 481 413 12.3% 18.1% 0.68 79% .251 .184
2014 29 MAJ TB 493 418 12.6% 22.5% 0.56 73% .316 .129
2015 30 AAA SAL 43 36 11.6% 20.9% 0.56 75% .385 .195
2015 30 MAJ LAA 284 247 10.6% 23.6% 0.45 73% .215 .117
2016 31 MAJ PIT 293 231 20.1% 22.9% 0.88 71% .285 .221
2017 32 MAJ OAK 544 469 12.1% 20.8% 0.58 76% .263 .230
2018 33 AAA NAS 14 12 14.3% 7.1% 2.00 92% .545 .167
2018 33 MAJ OAK 226 192 13.3% 22.6% 0.59 73% .235 .156
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3-Year Averages     372 315 13.7% 22% 0.62 74% .257 .191
Career     3,880 3,321 12.5% 21.4% 0.58 75% .276 .191

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Matt Joyce Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2017 157.3 2 - 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 352.7 -1 22 -1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2017 8.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 8 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2017 907 -8 33 -1 -6 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 8 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Matt Joyce    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.59 BB/K
GOOD
13.3% BB Rate
ELITE
22.6% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.670 OPS
TERRIBLE
.311 OBP
WEAK
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.203 AVG
TERRIBLE
.235 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.359 SLG
TERRIBLE
.156 ISO
WEAK

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

Joyce (back) recently received an epidural injection, according to manager Bob Melvin, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Joyce was placed on the 10-day disabled list Saturday due to a lumbar strain, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports.

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Joyce is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Indians.

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Joyce is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Padres, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Joyce, who went 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Indians on Sunday, is hitting .286 (6-for-21) with a double, three walks and seven runs in seven games since returning from the disabled list.

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Joyce is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Indians, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Joyce is not in the lineup against Detroit on Thursday.

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Joyce is not starting Tuesday against the left-handed Blaine Hardy and the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Joyce, activated earlier in the day from the disabled list, went 0-for-2 with a walk and a run during a loss to the White Sox in the second game of a doubleheader Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The eighth-year MLB veteran hit .174/.272/.291 in 284 plate appearances for Anaheim before venturing to the Dominican Winter League in 2015. His hard work paid off, and Joyce rebuilt his reputation with Pittsburgh in 2016. He parlayed that success into a two-year, $11 million deal with the A's. Joyce figures to occupy the strong side of a right field platoon in Oakland. He boasts a career .252/.353/.449 slash line against righties, and last year he improved upon that career line, thanks largely to a 20.3 percent walk rate and 12 homers in just 197 at-bats against righties. His 21 pinch walks established a new major league record. If he can maintain that kind of patience, he could work his way into a spot near the top of Oakland's lineup. The fact that he won't be an everyday player and lacks standout tools makes him less appealing in standard leagues, but in deeper leagues and AL-only formats he makes for a relatively cheap, high floor option thanks to his established excellence against righties.

2016

Joyce's power outage continued after signing a one-year deal with the Angels, as he logged a career-worst .117 ISO in 93 games. Long known as a potential threat to right-handed pitching, Joyce struggled from both sides of the plate in 2015. If the .174 average wasn't bad enough, his walk rate also took a hit, dropping to 10.6-percent after standing at 12.6-percent in 2014. Joyce missed the entire month of August due to a concussion, but did not see much playing time upon his return, logging just five at-bats in September. Determined to get his career back on track, Joyce will play winter ball in the Dominican Republic, and while he is unlikely to repeat his .215 batting average on balls in play if he is signed in 2016, it may be tough to expect a strong rebound from a 31-year-old platoon player whose power continues to trend in the wrong direction.

2015

Joyce’s OPS declined for a fifth consecutive season in 2014, which is not ideal for a player that is now 30. Despite getting the same amount of playing time, his home run total was cut in half last season while he struck out at a career-high rate. He is never going to hit lefties, but the production against righties is declining as his salary is increasing. The one skill that has not waned is his ability to get on base as he is very good at working counts to draw a walk, but there were times in 2014 when that was his best chance at getting on base. A look at the trend in his average flyball distance is rather concerning: 274, 270, 265, 264. Joyce was traded to the Angels during the offseason, where he may end up on the larger side of a platoon in the DH spot with C.J. Cron. Perhaps a change in location can give him a spike, but he’s still going to be someone that mixed league players should only look at in the reserve rounds.

2014

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 of the remainder of the season and worked mostly in a platoon situation in left field and at DH against right-handed pitching. In the limited time against southpaws, he only hit .164/.190/.309 in 58 plate appearances. He provides solid power in the right matchups as he has approached 20 home runs in each of the past three seasons. The Rays opted to retain David DeJesus, another left-handed outfielder. With Wil Myers established as the everyday right fielder, Joyce will likely work in a matchup role starting primarily against right-handed pitching for the Rays in 2014.

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.