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John Jaso

32-Year-Old First Baseman – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

AVG

.306

HR

2

RBI

8

R

11

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Jaso walked in his first plate appearance of the season on Opening Day. He attempted to steal second base, but injured his wrist sliding into the bag and missed three months as the injury lingered on ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/19/1983   BORN: Chula Vista, CA   COLLEGE: Southwestern (CA) JC   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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John Jaso Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $8 million contract with the Pirates in December of 2015.

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John Jaso 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
2006 22 A A 95 397 366 58 113 32 22 0 10 55 1 2 31 48 0 0 0 .309 .362 .451 .813
2007 23 AA MON 109 450 380 62 120 38 24 2 12 71 2 2 59 49 2 5 4 .316 .408 .484 .892
2008 24 AA MON 85 356 284 51 77 22 13 2 7 43 1 0 62 33 1 3 6 .271 .408 .405 .813
2008 24 AAA DUR 31 118 108 14 30 12 7 0 5 24 1 1 10 14 0 0 0 .278 .339 .481 .820
2008 24 MAJ TAM 5 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2009 25 AAA DUR 103 384 328 41 87 21 14 2 5 30 1 0 46 48 0 4 6 .265 .362 .366 .728
2010 26 AAA DUR 3 12 11 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .364 .333 .455 .788
2010 26 MAJ TAM 109 404 339 57 89 26 18 3 5 44 4 0 59 39 1 3 2 .263 .372 .378 .750
2011 27 AAA DUR 6 22 20 2 6 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
2011 27 MAJ TB 89 273 246 26 55 21 15 1 5 27 1 2 25 36 1 0 1 .224 .298 .354 .652
2012 28 MAJ SEA 108 361 294 41 81 31 19 2 10 50 5 0 56 51 1 5 5 .276 .394 .456 .850
2013 29 MAJ OAK 70 249 207 31 56 15 12 0 3 21 2 1 38 45 1 1 2 .271 .387 .372 .759
2014 30 MAJ OAK 99 344 307 42 81 30 18 3 9 40 2 0 28 60 0 2 7 .264 .337 .430 .767
2015 31 A+ CHA 6 23 21 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .286 .348 .381 .729
2015 31 AAA DUR 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2015 31 MAJ TB 70 216 185 23 53 22 17 0 5 22 1 2 28 39 0 2 1 .286 .380 .459 .839
2016 32 MAJ PIT 22 96 85 11 26 9 6 1 2 8 0 0 9 9 0 1 1 .306 .375 .471 .846
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3-Year Averages     79 268 233 32 63 21 15 1 5 27 1 1 31 48 0 1 3 .270 .362 .408 .770
Career  (View All)     572 1,953 1,673 233 443 154 105 10 39 212 15 5 243 281 4 14 19 .265 .362 .409 .771

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John Jaso 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
May. 1 Cin 6 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .375 .471 .846
Apr. 30 Cin 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .389 .456 .845
Apr. 29 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .384 .421 .805
Apr. 28 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 27 @Col 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .329 .390 .438 .828
Apr. 26 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Col 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 .403 .456 .859
Apr. 24 @Ari 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .344 .403 .469 .872
Apr. 23 @Ari 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .361 .420 .492 .912
Apr. 22 @Ari Did not play.
Apr. 21 @SD 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .368 .431 .491 .922
Apr. 20 @SD 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .358 .426 .472 .898
Apr. 19 @SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .346 .417 .462 .879
Apr. 17 Mil 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .354 .418 .479 .897
Apr. 16 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .400 .477 .877
Apr. 15 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .341 .391 .488 .879
Apr. 14 Det 5 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .390 .514 .904
Apr. 13 Det 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .361 .469 .830
Apr. 12 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Det 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .321 .375 .500 .875
Apr. 10 @Cin 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .370 .458 .828
Apr. 9 @Cin 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .318 .450 .768
Apr. 8 @Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
Apr. 6 StL 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .417 .667
Apr. 5 StL 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .222 .222 .444
Apr. 3 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 21 4 4 0 0 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .190 .292 .476 .768
Last 14 Days 41 5 11 2 0 2 6 5 3 0 0 0 1 0 .268 .340 .463 .803
Last 30 Days 85 11 26 6 1 2 8 9 9 0 0 1 1 0 .306 .375 .471 .846

John Jaso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 21
2015 8 7 1 48
2014 54 35
2013 48 1 17
2012 43 46
2011 82
2010 96 1 9

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John Jaso Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201610000.000.000.500
2015130020.308.385.911
2014241050.167.208.468

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168411280.310.476.849
2015172235201.285.465.831
2014283419352.272.449.793

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016446240.295.500.867
201590143101.256.456.820
2014150235211.280.460.834

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016415040.317.439.822
20159592120.316.463.858
2014157194191.248.401.701
John Jaso Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 A A 397 366 7.8% 12.1% 0.65 87% .334 .142
2007 23 AA MON 450 380 13.1% 10.9% 1.20 87% .339 .168
2008 24 AA MON 356 284 17.4% 9.3% 1.88 88% .287 .134
2008 24 AAA DUR 118 108 8.5% 11.9% 0.71 87% .281 .203
2008 24 MAJ TAM 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2009 25 AAA DUR 384 328 12% 12.5% 0.96 85% .298 .101
2010 26 AAA DUR 12 11 0% 16.7% 0.00 82% .444 .091
2010 26 MAJ TAM 404 339 14.6% 9.7% 1.51 88% .285 .115
2011 27 AAA DUR 22 20 9.1% 13.6% 0.67 85% .353 .100
2011 27 MAJ TB 273 246 9.2% 13.2% 0.69 85% .244 .130
2012 28 MAJ SEA 361 294 15.5% 14.1% 1.10 83% .305 .180
2013 29 MAJ OAK 249 207 15.3% 18.1% 0.84 78% .333 .101
2014 30 MAJ OAK 344 307 8.1% 17.4% 0.47 80% .303 .166
2015 31 A+ CHA 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .353 .095
2015 31 AAA DUR 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .143 .000
2015 31 MAJ TB 216 185 13% 18.1% 0.72 79% .340 .173
2016 32 MAJ PIT 96 85 9.4% 9.4% 1.00 89% .324 .165
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3-Year Averages     268 233 11.6% 17.9% 0.65 79% .322 .138
Career     1,953 1,673 12.4% 14.4% 0.86 83% .299 .144

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2016 Stat Review for John Jaso    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.306 AVG
ELITE
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.324 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.471 SLG
GOOD
.165 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
ELITE
9.4% BB Rate
GOOD
9.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.846 OPS
GREAT
.375 OBP
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John Jaso: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jaso went 1-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk in Saturday's 5-1 victory over the Reds.

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Jaso is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

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Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Jaso is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.

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Jaso is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres.

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Jaso went 2-for-4 on Sunday to raise his batting average to .354 in 48 at-bats.

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Jaso is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Tigers, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Jaso went 2-for-4 with a walk in Sunday's loss to the Reds.

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Jaso tripled in three at-bats Wednesday against St. Louis.

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Jaso went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his Pirates debut Sunday against St. Louis.

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Jaso, who is set to bat leadoff against right-handed pitching, has improved defensively at first base throughout spring training.

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Jaso batted leadoff Wednesday and will do so again Thursday. “His on-base percentage ... he's done it before,” Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I was going to take some looks at different lineups after the off-day, this was one of them.”

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2016

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2015

For the second straight season, Jaso's campaign ended early due to concussions. Jaso was having a decent 2014, even showing a bit of pop with nine homers in 307 at-bats. One concerning aspect of his season was his usually excellent OBP (.394 in 2012 and .387 in 2013) fell down to .337 in 2014, as his walk rate was cut almost in half from over 15.0% in 2012 and 2013 to 8.1%. His power increase enabled him to put up a .767 OPS in 2014, a very solid number for a catcher. The issue for big league teams is figuring out what to do with Jaso position-wise with the growing concussion issues. While he is a great hitter for a catcher, he is a very poor defensive catcher, and he graded out among the worst defenders behind the plate last season. Assuming health, Jaso will be in the lineup against righties, but it might be at first base or at DH following a January trade back to Tampa Bay, a move that will help to keep him healthy and make him a sneaky second catcher in two-catcher leagues as he will still have catcher eligibility.

2014

The A's acquired Jaso in January of 2013 and immediately slotted him into the starting catcher role. Jaso provided a lot of value for the A's in 207 at-bats with his .387 OBP, the main reason the A's coveted him, but concussion symptoms ended his season in July. Jaso does not have a lot of power, but does have value in leagues with OBP as a category and as long as he is healthy, he should be back to starting behind the plate when the A's face righties while drawing a large supply of walks and potentially hitting higher in the batting order than the typical discounted catcher.

2013

A seemingly minor move last offseason turned into a major find for the Mariners in Jaso, who was the team's best hitter last season. His biggest problem was earning manager Eric Wedge's trust behind the plate. He didn't catch his first game until May and played more games at DH than catcher last year.  He likely won't have similar problems this year as he was dealt to Oakland in January. Jaso makes consistent contact and works the count; his 1.10 BB:K by far led the Mariners last season, and his 56 walks were only three less than team-leader Dustin Ackley in more than 300 fewer plate appearances. Jaso likely goes to camp as the No. 1 catcher, though his struggles against left-handers could lead to a platoon.  Even if he can't hit lefties, though, the A's likely didn't acquire Jaso to not give him  more at-bats than the 294 he had last season.

2012

The signing of veteran Jose Molina coupled with a pair of young catching prospects ready to contribute in Tampa Bay made Jaso expendable, and he was traded to Seattle. Jaso cooled off in his full second season, seeing his batting average drop 39 points to a paltry .224 and a decreased walk rate led to a 74-point drop in his OBP. Jaso should see a slight boost in those stats but is an endgame filler given his new home ballpark and backup role with the Mariners.

2011

Jaso was one of the bigger surprises for the Rays last season, taking advantage of an early injury to Kelly Shoppach and a slumping Dioner Navarro to become the team's primary catcher. Jaso ended up hitting leadoff most nights when he was in the lineup, using an outstanding batting eye (59:39 BB:K ratio) to a .372 OBP. He'll share catching duties with Shoppach now after Navarro was non-tendered and should get the lion's share of playing time out of that platoon. He's a decent choice as a No. 2 catcher (especially if your league uses OBP); just be sure to realize the likelihood for limited power and speed numbers.

2010

Jaso has a solid batting eye (46:48 BB:K ratio) but isn't as good defensively as Shawn Riggans or Jose Lobaton. With the addition of Kelly Shoppach and the glut of catchers on the 40-man roster, it will take a couple of injuries for him to get a shot at time with the Rays.

2009

Before his September cup o'joe with the big club, Jaso held his own in a relatively tough hitters' environment at Double-A Montgomery and also did well at the plate in a brief Triple-A stint. We'll see how much of a challenge Jaso gives Shawn Riggans for the backup catcher job in the spring; the Rays like Jaso's bat, but they love Riggans' defense more at the moment.

2008

Jaso's bat really blossomed last season. His defense is still holding him back, however; as a catcher, he's a heck of a DH. Still, the Rays don't yet have long-term solutions in place at the major league level at either catcher or DH, so Jaso is still in the organization's plans. He could fill a role as the left-handed part of a DH platoon, especially if he can also convince folks that he could enter the game as a third catcher and not contend for the league lead in passed balls. Jaso likely starts 2008 at Triple-A Durham for the Rays, with a chance for a big league callup before season's end.

2007

Jaso has great on-base skills and good left-handed power, but injuries have really held him back. He also may not be a catcher much longer. Still, a bat like this will find a chance somewhere. Likely a year or more away from the bigs, he’ll take more time if asked to learn a new position.