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Matt Downs

30-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 3/19/1984   BORN: Tuscaloosa, AL   COLLEGE: Alabama   DRAFTED: 36th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Marlins in January of 2013.

March 26, 2013  –  Matt Downs News

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Downs has been reassigned to minor league camp, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Matt Downs 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 24 A SAN 109 484 437 74 133 48 30 1 17 75 24 13 34 57 7 6 0 .304 .357 .494 .851
2008 24 AAA FRE 22 94 86 10 21 8 5 0 3 7 1 0 4 10 0 1 3 .244 .298 .407 .705
2009 25 AAA FRE 109 467 424 68 127 50 33 3 14 74 8 2 25 58 4 7 7 .300 .343 .491 .834
2009 25 MAJ SFO 17 60 53 6 9 3 2 0 1 2 1 0 6 13 0 1 0 .170 .250 .264 .514
2010 26 R SCO 2 8 7 1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .429 .804
2010 26 AAA ROU 6 21 19 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 .105 .190 .158 .348
2010 26 AAA FRE 56 228 197 37 50 17 9 1 7 28 3 4 25 35 1 1 4 .254 .348 .416 .764
2010 26 MAJ HOU 11 21 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 .105 .190 .105 .296
2010 26 MAJ SFO 29 88 78 6 19 8 7 0 1 7 0 0 8 18 0 1 1 .244 .318 .372 .690
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ HOU/SFO 40 109 97 8 21 8 7 0 1 7 0 0 9 20 0 1 2 .216 .294 .320 .613
2011 27 MAJ HOU 106 222 199 29 55 28 18 0 10 41 0 0 17 47 0 1 5 .276 .347 .518 .865
2012 28 AAA OKL 24 102 90 14 24 5 2 0 3 15 3 2 8 20 0 1 3 .267 .343 .389 .732
2012 28 MAJ HOU 91 191 178 15 36 13 4 1 8 16 2 4 8 38 1 0 4 .202 .253 .371 .624
2013 29 AAA NEW 82 301 270 27 58 21 11 2 8 35 0 1 24 54 0 4 3 .215 .282 .359 .641
3-Year Averages     98 204 188 22 45 20 11 0 9 28 1 2 12 42 0 0 4 .239 .299 .441 .741
Career  (View All)     254 582 527 58 121 52 31 1 20 66 3 4 40 118 1 3 11 .230 .296 .406 .702

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Matt Downs: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 25 3 18 1 13 2 11
2011 13 27 19 2 3 3
2010 21 2 2 1
2009 17

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Matt Downs Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201298106101.184.398.629

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012805261.225.338.617

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012797360.177.316.524

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20129985102.222.414.701
Matt Downs 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 24 A SAN 484 437 7% 11.8% 0.60 87% .320 .190
2008 24 AAA FRE 94 86 4.3% 10.6% 0.40 88% .247 .163
2009 25 AAA FRE 467 424 5.4% 12.4% 0.43 86% .321 .191
2009 25 MAJ SFO 60 53 10% 21.7% 0.46 75% .205 .094
2010 26 R SCO 8 7 12.5% 12.5% 1.00 86% .333 .143
2010 26 AAA ROU 21 19 4.8% 9.5% 0.50 89% .118 .053
2010 26 AAA FRE 228 197 11% 15.4% 0.71 82% .277 .162
2010 26 MAJ HOU 21 19 4.8% 9.5% 0.50 89% .118 .000
2010 26 MAJ SFO 88 78 9.1% 20.5% 0.44 77% .305 .128
2010  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ HOU/SFO 109 97 8.3% 18.3% 0.45 79% .263 .104
2011 27 MAJ HOU 222 199 7.7% 21.2% 0.36 76% .317 .242
2012 28 AAA OKL 102 90 7.8% 19.6% 0.40 78% .313 .122
2012 28 MAJ HOU 191 178 4.2% 19.9% 0.21 79% .212 .169
2013 29 AAA NEW 301 270 8% 17.9% 0.44 80% .240 .144
3-Year Averages     204 188 5.9% 20.6% 0.29 78% .263 .202
Career     582 527 6.9% 20.3% 0.34 78% .260 .176

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

Downs smacked a two-run double to help the Marlins beat the Yankees 6-1 on Friday.

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Downs knocked a solo home run during the Marlins' 7-5 victory over the Mets on Tuesday.

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Downs agreed to a minor league deal with the Marlins on Saturday.

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Downs was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency after going unclaimed on waivers, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Downs will likely see some time in September playing the middle infield positions, according to the Astros' official site.

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Downs was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, the Astros' official Twitter page reports.

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Downs was sent to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

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Downs will form the right-handed half of a first base platoon for the Astros, according to the team's official site. He started Friday against lefty Madison Bumgarner.

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Downs has started three games since June 19.

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Downs will start at first base and bat seventh on Thursday, MLB.com reports.

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The Astros recalled Downs from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Downs.

2013

Downs was unable to build on a 2011 season that saw him hit .276/.347/.518. He was sluggish on the basepaths, unable to work counts at the plate and clumsy in the field. In short, he was exposed. There was a time when Downs was an intriguing option coming off the bench for the Astros, but the team now has better and younger options to trot out there. He was outrighted off the 40-man roster and elected free agency after going unclaimed on waivers. He will attempt to catch on somewhere else this spring.

2012

Downs finally got a chance to play in the big leagues last year and blossomed. In 199 at-bats, Downs hit .276 with 41 RBI and an .864 OPS. While Downs' bat showed some pop, he's subpar (at best) defensively and unusually slow for an infielder. Downs made a couple of starts in the outfield last season, and could make even more there in 2012. The Astros figure to pencil the 28-year-old in as a super-sub, but he'll qualify at second base in many leagues.

2011

Downs made the occasional start down the stretch last season while teammate Jeff Keppinger nursed a toe injury. While he didn't do much, it's reasonable to think Downs could win the utility infield job out of spring training, especially with the departure of Geoff Blum to Arizona. He'll need a strong spring where he shows a little more with his bat for that to become a reality, however.

2010

Downs posted a solid .302/.346/.495 line in Triple-A last season but struggled mightily during his tenure in San Francisco. He offers modest power/speed potential, and if he ever gets a chance with the Giants, it will be as a utility man.