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Matt Joyce

31-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2016 Stats

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.317

HR

5

RBI

15

R

13

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 struggl...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 208   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 minor league contract with the Pirates in February of 2016.

May 16, 2016  –  Matt Joyce News

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Joyce, making just his second start of the month, went 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored.

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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 42 78 63 13 20 9 3 1 5 15 0 1 14 14 0 0 1 .317 .449 .635 1.084
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3-Year Averages     124 418 359 43 82 30 19 1 10 40 3 3 50 88 0 6 3 .228 .323 .370 .693
Career  (View All)     860 2,895 2,492 339 609 255 142 15 98 349 29 20 343 614 2 32 26 .244 .338 .431 .769

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Matt Joyce 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. 31 @Mia 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .456 .635 1.091
May. 30 @Mia Did not play.
May. 29 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .317 .449 .635 1.084
May. 28 @Tex 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .459 .667 1.126
May. 27 @Tex Did not play.
May. 26 Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .339 .471 .661 1.132
May. 25 Ari 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 .478 .673 1.151
May. 24 Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .471 .648 1.119
May. 23 Col Did not play.
May. 22 Col Did not play.
May. 21 Col 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .471 .648 1.119
May. 20 Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .484 .686 1.170
May. 19 Atl Did not play.
May. 18 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .360 .492 .700 1.192
May. 17 Atl 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .383 .508 .745 1.253
May. 16 Atl 4 2 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .372 .500 .767 1.267
May. 15 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .480 .692 1.172
May. 14 @ChC Did not play.
May. 13 @ChC Did not play.
May. 11 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .342 .490 .711 1.201
May. 10 @Cin Did not play.
May. 9 @Cin Did not play.
May. 8 @StL 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .500 .730 1.230
May. 7 @StL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .351 .489 .730 1.219
May. 6 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .361 .500 .750 1.250
May. 4 ChC 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .371 .511 .771 1.282
May. 3 ChC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .500 .676 1.176
May. 2 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .387 .525 .742 1.267
May. 1 Cin 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .538 .767 1.305
Apr. 30 Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .379 .526 .759 1.285
Last 7 Days 9 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .364 .556 .920
Last 14 Days 16 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 0 0 .125 .300 .313 .613
Last 30 Days 35 9 10 1 1 2 6 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .405 .543 .948

Matt Joyce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 13 3 10 3
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 Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016110000.273.364.792
2015210010.048.095.262
2014342170.147.265.408

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201652135150.327.6921.145
2015226175200.186.310.592
2014384498452.263.393.758

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20163484110.412.7941.294
201512464120.153.290.528
2014215252251.251.349.671

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016295140.207.448.843
201512311190.195.293.598
2014203267271.256.419.794
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% .321 .197
2008 23 AAA TOL 227 200 10.6% 27.3% 0.39 69% .328 .280
2008 23 MAJ DET 277 242 11.2% 23.5% 0.48 73% .297 .240
2009 24 AAA DUR 493 417 13.6% 19.9% 0.68 76% .323 .209
2009 24 MAJ TAM 37 32 8.1% 18.9% 0.43 78% .136 .312
2010 25 A+ CHA 40 29 25% 20% 1.25 72% .474 .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% .278 .236
2011 26 MAJ TB 522 462 9.4% 20.3% 0.46 77% .323 .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% .282 .188
2013 28 MAJ TB 481 413 12.3% 18.1% 0.68 79% .256 .184
2014 29 MAJ TB 493 418 12.6% 22.5% 0.56 73% .326 .129
2015 30 AAA SAL 43 36 11.6% 20.9% 0.56 75% .400 .195
2015 30 MAJ LAA 284 247 10.6% 23.6% 0.45 73% .217 .117
2016 31 MAJ PIT 78 63 17.9% 17.9% 1.00 78% .341 .318
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3-Year Averages     418 359 12% 21.1% 0.57 75% .276 .142
Career     2,895 2,492 11.8% 21.2% 0.56 75% .287 .187

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

Contact

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.317 AVG
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78% Contact Rate
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.341 BABIP
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Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.635 SLG
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.318 ISO
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Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
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17.9% BB Rate
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17.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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1.084 OPS
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.449 OBP
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Matt Joyce: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joyce hit a two-run pinch-hit home run in Pittsburgh's win over the Reds on Friday night.

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Joyce homered, his second, as part of a 2-for-5 game with three RBI in Monday's win over the Rockies.

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Joyce went 3-for-4 against the Brewers on Sunday.

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Joyce stroked a three-run homer as a pinch hitter Friday against the Brewers.

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Joyce will remain in the lineup for Tuesday's game and bat out of the leadoff spot against the Tigers, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Joyce, getting the start at DH in an AL park, went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in Monday's win against the Tigers.

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Joyce will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter in Monday's game against the Tigers, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Joyce will be on the Opening Day roster, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Joyce went 2-for-2 with a homer and a walk in Monday's spring game against the Twins.

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Joyce went 2-for-4 with a homer, walk and a stolen base Thursday.

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Although Pittsburgh could use Joyce's left-handed bat off their bench, it's possible he starts 2016 in the minor leagues, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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The Pirates will give Joyce serious consideration for the fourth-outfielder spot during spring training. “I'd always seen him as a baseball player and a guy who was more than just a contributor,” manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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2016

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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.