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Jaff Decker

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

AVG

.214

HR

0

RBI

1

R

8

SB

0

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After two years in the Pittsburgh organization and eight minor league seasons overall, Decker appears to be a Quadruple-A player. He offers some skill, such as an outstanding throwing arm and excellen...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/23/1990   BORN: Phoenix, AZ   COLLEGE: None     

January 22, 2016  –  Jaff Decker News

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Decker signed a minor league contract with the Rays on Friday that includes an invitation to spring training, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jaff Decker 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
2008 18 R AZL 49 214 159 51 56 18 11 2 5 34 9 1 55 36 0 0 0 .352 .523 .541 1.064
2008 18 A EUG 3 12 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2009 19 A FOR 104 446 358 78 107 43 25 2 16 64 10 6 85 92 0 3 0 .299 .442 .514 .956
2010 20 A+ LAK 79 348 290 53 76 33 14 2 17 58 5 4 47 80 0 4 7 .262 .374 .500 .874
2011 21 AA SAN 133 613 496 90 117 50 29 2 19 92 15 5 103 145 1 5 8 .236 .373 .417 .790
2012 22 R PEO 9 33 27 5 8 4 1 2 1 7 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 .296 .394 .593 .987
2012 22 AA SAN 47 190 147 30 27 8 3 2 3 9 6 2 40 37 1 0 2 .184 .365 .293 .658
2013 23 AAA TUC 105 415 350 63 100 34 23 1 10 40 4 6 55 94 6 3 1 .286 .381 .443 .824
2013 23 MAJ SD 13 31 26 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 .154 .233 .269 .502
2014 24 AAA IND 104 409 350 41 90 34 27 1 6 39 7 6 51 73 3 2 3 .257 .355 .391 .746
2014 24 MAJ PIT 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 25 AAA IND 69 265 218 33 58 14 10 1 3 26 18 3 36 38 3 5 3 .266 .370 .362 .732
2015 25 MAJ PIT 23 36 28 8 6 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 9 1 0 0 .214 .371 .321 .692
3-Year Averages     13 22 19 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 0 0 0 .158 .273 .158 .431

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Jaff Decker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Oct. 4 Tor Did not play.
Oct. 3 Tor Did not play.
Oct. 2 Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .371 .321 .692
Oct. 1 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 30 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 29 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .394 .346 .740
Sep. 25 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .419 .375 .794
Sep. 23 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 20 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .385 .350 .735
Sep. 19 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 18 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 17 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 16 NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .385 .350 .735
Sep. 15 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 14 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 13 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .400 .368 .768
Sep. 12 Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .417 .389 .806
Sep. 11 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Det 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .455 .438 .893
Sep. 6 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 4 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .333 .762
Sep. 2 @Bal 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .333 .762
Last 7 Days 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 7 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .375 .286 .661
Last 30 Days 11 3 4 1 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 .364 .417 .455 .872

Jaff Decker: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 9 4 2 3
2014 2 2
2013 8 8

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Jaff Decker: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 61

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Jaff Decker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201561000.000.000.143
201320000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015227010.273.409.838
201450000.000.000.000
2013243120.167.292.542

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201571000.000.000.125
201410000.000.000.000
2013171010.118.118.318

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015217010.286.429.873
201440000.000.000.000
201392110.222.556.856
Jaff Decker Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 18 R AZL 214 159 25.7% 16.8% 1.53 77% .432 .189
2008 18 A EUG 12 10 16.7% 41.7% 0.40 50% .400 .000
2009 19 A FOR 446 358 19.1% 20.6% 0.92 74% .364 .215
2010 20 A+ LAK 348 290 13.5% 23% 0.59 72% .306 .238
2011 21 AA SAN 613 496 16.8% 23.7% 0.71 71% .295 .181
2012 22 R PEO 33 27 12.1% 9.1% 1.33 89% .304 .297
2012 22 AA SAN 190 147 21.1% 19.5% 1.08 75% .224 .109
2013 23 AAA TUC 415 350 13.3% 22.7% 0.59 73% .366 .157
2013 23 MAJ SD 31 26 9.7% 12.9% 0.75 85% .143 .115
2014 24 AAA IND 409 350 12.5% 17.8% 0.70 79% .310 .134
2014 24 MAJ PIT 5 5 0% 60% 0.00 40% .000 .000
2015 25 AAA IND 265 218 13.6% 14.3% 0.95 83% .311 .096
2015 25 MAJ PIT 36 28 19.4% 25% 0.78 68% .316 .107
3-Year Averages     22 19 13.6% 22.7% 0.60 74% .214 .000

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Jaff Decker    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.214 AVG
TERRIBLE
68% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.316 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.321 SLG
TERRIBLE
.107 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.78 BB/K
ELITE
19.4% BB Rate
ELITE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.692 OPS
WEAK
.371 OBP
ELITE

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Jaff Decker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Decker wasn't tendered a contract by the Pirates on Wednesday.

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Decker came off the bench to notch a pinch-hit double and score the Pirates’ lone run in Monday's 3-1 loss to the Reds.

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Decker was recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday.

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Decker was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Decker was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Friday.

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Decker (left calf strain) was activated from his rehab assignment and optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Bill Brink reports.

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Decker (calf) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, the Pittsburgh Tribune's Rob Biertempfel reports.

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Decker (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Decker (calf) is expected to open the season on the disabled list, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports.

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Pirates GM Neal Huntington doesn't sound positive regarding Decker's chances of making the team's Opening Day roster. “He wants to do everything he can to put himself in a position to make this club,” Huntington told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Unfortunately the calf injury may not allow him to do that.”

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Decker was unable to parlay an impressive spring training into a spot on Pittsburgh's roster in 2014, playing almost exclusively at the Triple-A level. The former San Diego property hit .257/.355/.391 in 409 plate appearances for Indianapolis. Given the Pirates' stability at all three outfield positions, Decker's only opportunity to crack the big league lineup might be through injuries to the starters -- even then, he's behind Travis Snider and Andrew Lambo. While the left-handed hitter holds a .267/.395/.446 slash line in seven minor league campaigns and is armed with a gun defensively, he'll need more than a few breaks to reach PNC Park in 2015.

2014

Once a prized prospect in the Padres' farm system, Decker showed little in two major league stints, batting .154/.233/.269 with one homer in 26 at-bats. Consequently, he was designated for assignment and soon moved to the Pirates, where his path to the 25-man roster may in fact be more difficult. Residence at Triple-A Indianapolis likely describes his upcoming season.

2012

After four seasons in the Padres' organization, Decker is showing strong enough growth to keep him on your radar although his impact is unlikely to come this year or even next. He's got a nice mix of both power and speed, although his stocky frame will likely favor the power more in the long run. His plate discipline is strong as seen in his 16.8 percent walk rate in his first season at Double-A, but the strikeout rate (23.7 percent) could prove to be a problem. Still, he managed 19 home runs and 15 stolen bases last year and posted a .373 OBP. Keep him on your radar in long term keeper and dynasty leagues, but again, his presence won't be felt for a few years.

2011

Decker, a 2008 supplemental first-round pick, spent 2010 at High-A Lake Elsinore, where he continued to show good power and plate discipline, especially for someone his age (20). He still strikes out too much and without an inflated BABIP, his batting average tumbled to .262. He'll likely spend 2011 at Double-A San Antonio working on his swing and trying to making more contact. Those in keeper leagues should monitor his progress as he's likely to be part of the team's plans sooner rather later.

2010

The Padres' supplemental No. 1 in the 2008 draft did everything right in his full-season debut, showing preternatural plate discipline and excellent power given his age and the level. His contact rate is the primary concern, as striking out in a quarter of your at-bats in the Midwest League is a bad sign. Assuming he goes to Lake Elsinore, he's in line for a huge year and a big leap up prospect charts.