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Jeff Mathis

31-Year-Old Catcher – Miami Marlins

2014 Stats

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.286

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Brought in to provide a veteran presence behind Rob Brantly, Mathis missed the first month of the season after sustaining a broken collarbone in the spring before working his way into the primary catc...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 3/31/1983   BORN: Marianna, FL   COLLEGE: None      Show ContractHide Contract

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Jeff Mathis Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $3 million extension in August of 2012, with a club option of $1.5 million for the 2015 season.

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Jeff Mathis 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
2004 21 AA ARK 117 491 429 54 95 41 24 3 14 57 2 1 49 101 4 4 5 .221 .306 .389 .695
2005 22 AAA SAL 112 479 427 78 118 50 26 3 21 73 4 3 42 85 5 4 1 .276 .340 .499 .839
2005 22 MAJ LAA 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2006 23 AAA SAL 99 417 384 62 111 41 33 3 5 45 3 1 26 75 0 5 2 .289 .333 .430 .763
2006 23 MAJ LAA 23 63 55 9 8 4 2 0 2 6 0 0 7 14 0 1 0 .145 .238 .291 .529
2007 24 AAA SAL 66 273 250 39 61 21 14 2 5 26 3 1 17 45 2 2 2 .244 .295 .376 .671
2007 24 MAJ LAA 59 195 171 24 36 16 12 0 4 23 0 1 15 49 3 4 2 .211 .276 .351 .627
2008 25 MAJ LAA 94 328 283 35 55 17 8 0 9 42 2 2 30 90 8 4 3 .194 .275 .318 .593
2009 26 MAJ LAA 84 272 237 26 50 13 8 0 5 28 2 3 22 73 8 1 4 .211 .288 .308 .596
2010 27 AAA Sal 9 37 33 6 8 3 1 1 1 5 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .242 .324 .424 .748
2010 27 MAJ LAA 68 218 205 19 40 10 6 1 3 18 3 0 6 59 3 3 1 .195 .219 .278 .497
2011 28 MAJ LAA 93 281 247 18 43 15 12 0 3 22 1 2 15 75 14 3 2 .174 .225 .259 .484
2012 29 MAJ TOR 71 227 211 25 46 21 13 0 8 27 1 0 9 68 6 1 0 .218 .249 .393 .642
2013 30 A+ Jup 4 16 14 1 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
2013 30 AA Jac 3 13 11 1 3 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .969
2013 30 AAA New 2 10 9 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .222 .300 .667 .967
2013 30 MAJ MIA 73 256 232 14 42 13 7 1 5 29 0 0 21 76 1 1 1 .181 .251 .284 .535
2014 31 MAJ MIA 3 10 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .730
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jeff Mathis
3-Year Averages MAJ   79 254 230 19 43 15 10 0 5 26 0 0 15 73 7 1 1 .187 .239 .296 .535
Career  (View All) MAJ   573 1853 1651 172 323 109 68 2 39 195 9 8 127 508 44 18 13 .196 .256 .310 .566

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Jeff Mathis 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
Apr. 16 Was Did not play.
Apr. 15 Was Did not play.
Apr. 14 Was Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Phi 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .444 .286 .730
Apr. 12 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 10 @Was 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Apr. 9 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 6 SD Did not play.
Apr. 5 SD Did not play.
Apr. 4 SD Did not play.
Apr. 3 Col 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 2 Col Did not play.
Apr. 1 Col Did not play.
Mar. 31 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
Last 14 Days 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .444 .286 .730
Last 30 Days 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 .286 .444 .286 .730

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Jeff Mathis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 3
2013 73
2012 66 2
2011 91 2
2010 67
2009 79 4

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Jeff Mathis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013706390.214.386.698
2012646350.219.406.660
20111008060.180.240.469

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201316282200.167.241.464
2012147195221.218.388.635
2011147103161.170.272.494

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311573210.191.322.604
2012110175170.282.500.819
201111041120.145.200.393

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131177280.171.248.466
201210183101.149.277.449
2011137142101.197.307.557
Jeff Mathis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA ARK 491 429 10% 20.6% 0.49 76% .258 .168
2005 22 AAA SAL 479 427 8.8% 17.7% 0.49 80% .302 .223
2005 22 MAJ LAA 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2006 23 AAA SAL 417 384 6.2% 18% 0.35 80% .349 .141
2006 23 MAJ LAA 63 55 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .154 .146
2007 24 AAA SAL 273 250 6.2% 16.5% 0.38 82% .280 .132
2007 24 MAJ LAA 195 171 7.7% 25.1% 0.31 71% .271 .140
2008 25 MAJ LAA 328 283 9.1% 27.4% 0.33 68% .250 .124
2009 26 MAJ LAA 272 237 8.1% 26.8% 0.30 69% .283 .097
2010 27 AAA Sal 37 33 10.8% 27% 0.40 70% .318 .182
2010 27 MAJ LAA 218 205 2.8% 27.1% 0.10 71% .259 .083
2011 28 MAJ LAA 281 247 5.3% 26.7% 0.20 70% .237 .085
2012 29 MAJ TOR 227 211 4% 30% 0.13 68% .281 .175
2013 30 A+ Jup 16 14 6.3% 25% 0.25 71% .400 .143
2013 30 AA Jac 13 11 7.7% 46.2% 0.17 45% .500 .363
2013 30 AAA New 10 9 10% 50% 0.20 44% .333 .445
2013 30 MAJ MIA 256 232 8.2% 29.7% 0.28 67% .245 .103
2014 31 MAJ MIA 10 7 20% 30% 0.67 57% .500 .000
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3-Year Averages MAJ   254 230 5.9% 28.7% 0.21 68% .250 .109
Career MAJ   1853 1651 6.9% 27.4% 0.25 69% .257 .114

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.286 AVG
GOOD
57% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.500 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.286 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
20.0% BB Rate
ELITE
30.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.730 OPS
WEAK
.444 OBP
ELITE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Jeff Mathis (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Wood ATL 4 3 1 3 0 1 0 .750 1.750 2.500
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .750 1.350
Matt Harrison TEX 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 .571 .714 1.286
Francisco Liriano PIT 7 3 1 2 0 2 0 .429 .857 1.286
Kyle Kendrick PHI 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 .400 .600 1.100
A.J. Burnett PHI 7 3 0 3 0 2 0 .429 .571 1.071
Rick Porcello DET 6 2 0 4 2 1 0 .333 .500 1.000
Scott Feldman HOU 12 4 1 3 1 3 0 .333 .583 .968
Justin Masterson CLE 7 3 0 3 1 1 0 .429 .429 .929
Dan Haren LA 12 4 1 1 0 4 0 .333 .583 .917

Worst Matchups for Jeff Mathis (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alfredo Aceves NY-A 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .000 .000
Luis Ayala BAL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Grant Balfour TB 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Breslow BOS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Anibal Sanchez DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Swarzak MIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Sean O'Sullivan PHI 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jesse Crain HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin De Fratus PHI 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Johnson BAL 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jeff Mathis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mathis is off to a good start this spring, hitting .364 in five games with a .462 OBP.

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Mathis will miss the remainder of the season with a broken thumb, the Miami Herald reports.

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Mathis (thumb) is in the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies, Juan Rodriguez of the Sun-Sentinel reports.

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Mathis had a second X-ray on his injured thumb, but the results were negative. "Each day he seems to be getting better and better," manager Mike Redmond told MLB.com.

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Mathis remains out of the lineup Thursday.

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Mathis (thumb) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Braves.

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Mathis (thumb) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Braves, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

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Mathis left Monday's game with a right thumb bruise, the Sun Sentinel reports.

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Mathis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and three RBI in Sunday's win over Atlanta.

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Mathis drove in a pair of runs and connected for his fourth home run of the season Wednesday against the Nationals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Known for his defense, Mathis did little to help fantasy owners even in the deepest of leagues in 2012, batting .220 with a .261 OBP. Surprisingly, the Blue Jays extended him for two seasons. However, Mathis was then shipped to the Marlins where he'll likely serve as a backup and mentor to rookie Rob Brantly.

2012

After spending parts of the last seven seasons with the Angels, Mathis was sent to the Blue Jays in an offseason trade. Mathis draws raves for his defensive skills, but with just a .194 batting average and .557 OPS at the major league level, it’s clear he does not hit enough to warrant regular playing time. As such, expect Mathis to serve as backup catcher behind J.P. Arencibia.

2011

Mathis recorded a hit in each of his first 10 games last season, but a broken wrist knocked him out for the next two months and he really struggled with the bat the rest of the way. Mathis hit .170 and walked just four times in 170 at-bats after his June 18 return, and he was on the bench a lot even though fellow catcher Mike Napoli saw considerable action at first base. Mathis will enter the 2011 season healthy, but Napoli will likely catch more with Kendry Morales back at first base. While Mathis will make a few starts a week because he is better defensively than Napoli, he will not benefit fantasy owners at all unless he makes big strides with the bat.

2010

His ALCS heroics aside, Mathis is a no-bat backup catcher with enough defensive skills to make a long career out of nothing. Manager Mike Scioscia seems very attached to him, enough to make him a slightly better than usual No. 2 catcher in AL-only leagues.

2009

Mathis played in 94 games in 2008 and proved that his offensive game still needs some work. His production at the major league level is a far cry from our expectations generated by his early minor league numbers. Mathis will be Mike Napoli's backup again next season, but could become the starter if the injury-prone Napoli goes down again, or when Napoli goes into one of his patented slumps.

2008

Mathis has long been expected to be the Angels' catcher of the future, but he hasn't been able to prove himself at the major league level yet. He is regarded more for his defense than for his offensive skills, but few catchers are going to get regular at-bats hitting .211 in the majors. Mathis' bat just hasn't looked ready for everyday duty and Mike Napoli will be the Angels' starting catcher to begin the 2008 season, so bid and draft accordingly.

2007

Mathis survived the Bengie Molina era only to be lapped by Mike Napoli, then didn't hit all that well on his return to Salt Lake. He'll get another chance should Napoli falter, and like Casey Kotchman and Dallas McPherson, needs to convert the next opportunity or be cast aside. He's still just 24, and could end up as Mike Stanley down the road.

2006

The Angels feel Mathis is ready for a regular spot on the 25 man roster after a nice rebound at Salt Lake City in 2005. The power is definitely there. If the plate discipline starts to improve, he could join the ranks of the AL upper echelon catchers sooner than later. He's more than adequate defensively, although not superior, but good enough that if he's hitting, he'll earn more than his fair share of starts behind the plate in 2006.

2005

Mathis stalled at Double-A last year, with his OPS dropping from .827 to .695 and his average falling to an eyebrow-raising .221. It appeared as if he started pressing after teammates Casey Kotchman and Dallas McPherson were promoted. Even with the setback, Mathis is still considered a fine prospect and should bounce back in 2005.

2004

Mathis is quickly advancing in the Angels organization. He hit .315 with 13 HR and 93 runs scored between Double-A Arkansas and at high Single-A Ranch Cucamonga. The combination of power, plate discipline and defensive skills at an early age (he'll be just 21 next season) suggest he'll be a star one day. A strong year at Double-A this season could make him a factor at the major-league level in 2005.

2003

Mathis may turn out to be the best all-around catching prospect of the current crop. High praise considering the group includes super-prospect Joe Mauer. He excels in the areas that are most important for a backstop; athleticism, arm strength, receiving, and overall intelligence/makeup. While his home run potential is not off the charts, strong hands and a quick bat make it likely he’ll develop into a medium power hitter that will also produce a decent average. The Angels 2001 first round supplemental pick will begin the season at High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. It would be unusual for him to advance to Double-A in 2003. Catchers are generally developed at a slower pace than other position players, but the 20-year-olds potential is so high this may the exception.