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Jose Lobaton

32-Year-Old Catcher – Washington Nationals

2017 Stats

AVG

.158

HR

4

RBI

9

R

11

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Although Lobaton was overshadowed by Wilson Ramos' career year in 2016, the switch hitter is quietly coming off his best season with the Nationals, slashing .232/.319/.374 in 114 plate appearances. Af...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 212   DOB: 10/21/1984   BORN: Acarigua, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By SD In 2002   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Lobaton Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.575 million contract with the Nationals in December of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

July 28, 2017  –  Jose Lobaton News

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Lobaton went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Thursday's rout of the Brewers.

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Jose Lobaton 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 A LAK 90 345 304 50 79 28 15 3 10 47 0 0 41 79 0 0 0 .260 .346 .428 .774
2008 23 AA SAN 92 342 294 35 76 30 21 0 9 45 1 1 39 75 2 7 0 .259 .338 .422 .760
2009 24 AA MON 26 102 84 13 22 10 7 0 3 11 0 0 15 19 1 1 1 .262 .376 .452 .828
2009 24 AAA POR 39 148 133 14 32 9 6 0 3 8 0 0 10 35 4 1 0 .241 .292 .353 .645
2009 24 MAJ SDG 7 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .176 .176 .176 .353
2010 25 AA MON 7 28 24 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .250 .357 .292 .649
2010 25 AAA DUR 72 271 241 26 63 18 11 0 7 33 1 0 27 52 1 1 1 .261 .337 .394 .731
2011 26 A+ CHA 6 20 18 0 8 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .444 .500 .667 1.167
2011 26 AAA DUR 54 224 184 24 54 19 10 1 8 31 0 0 37 50 2 1 0 .293 .410 .489 .899
2011 26 MAJ TB 15 39 34 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 1 .118 .231 .147 .378
2012 27 A+ CHA 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2012 27 AA MON 4 16 13 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .154 .313 .231 .544
2012 27 AAA DUR 4 15 15 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .067 .067 .133 .200
2012 27 MAJ TB 69 197 167 16 37 12 10 0 2 20 0 1 24 46 2 2 2 .222 .323 .317 .640
2013 28 MAJ TB 100 311 277 38 69 24 15 2 7 32 0 1 30 65 2 2 0 .249 .320 .394 .714
2014 29 MAJ WAS 66 230 214 18 50 11 9 0 2 12 0 0 15 61 0 0 1 .234 .287 .304 .591
2015 30 MAJ WAS 44 155 136 11 27 7 4 0 3 20 0 0 15 40 1 2 1 .199 .279 .294 .573
2016 31 AAA SYR 3 14 13 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 .385 .429 .385 .814
2016 31 MAJ WAS 39 114 99 10 23 7 3 1 3 8 0 0 12 18 1 1 1 .232 .319 .374 .693
2017 32 MAJ WAS 37 126 114 11 18 7 3 0 4 9 0 0 10 28 1 1 0 .158 .224 .289 .513
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3-Year Averages     49 165 149 13 33 7 5 0 2 13 0 0 14 39 0 1 1 .221 .291 .295 .586
Career  (View All)     377 1,189 1,058 106 231 69 45 3 21 101 0 2 110 271 7 8 6 .218 .294 .326 .620

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Jose Lobaton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Aug. 20 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 19 @SD 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .224 .289 .513
Aug. 18 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 17 @SD Did not play.
Aug. 16 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .153 .221 .288 .509
Aug. 15 LAA Did not play.
Aug. 13 SF Did not play.
Aug. 13 SF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .157 .227 .296 .523
Aug. 12 SF Did not play.
Aug. 10 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 9 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 8 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .160 .224 .302 .526
Aug. 7 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 6 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 5 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .157 .223 .304 .527
Aug. 4 @ChC Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .218 .307 .525
Aug. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 30 Col Did not play.
Jul. 30 Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .163 .224 .316 .540
Jul. 29 Col Did not play.
Jul. 27 Mil 5 1 2 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .168 .223 .326 .549
Jul. 26 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 25 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 23 @Ari 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .156 .214 .278 .492
Jul. 22 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 21 @Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .140 .202 .267 .469
Jul. 19 @LAA Did not play.
Jul. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Last 7 Games 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .334
Last 14 Games 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Last 30 Games 28 2 6 1 0 1 4 3 6 0 0 0 0 2 .214 .290 .357 .647

Jose Lobaton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 36
2016 38
2015 42
2014 64
2013 96
2012 66 1
2011 14
2009 6 1

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Jose Lobaton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017292010.172.207.407
2016151110.067.267.443
2015171010.118.118.403

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017859480.153.318.549
2016849270.262.393.737
2015119103190.210.319.598

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017575140.105.211.372
2016577270.298.491.870
20156441110.203.281.549

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017576350.211.368.654
2016423110.143.214.448
2015727290.194.306.595
Jose Lobaton vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Charlie Morton HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Jose Lobaton 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 A LAK 345 304 11.9% 22.9% 0.52 74% .321 .168
2008 23 AA SAN 342 294 11.4% 21.9% 0.52 74% .309 .163
2009 24 AA MON 102 84 14.7% 18.6% 0.79 77% .302 .190
2009 24 AAA POR 148 133 6.8% 23.6% 0.29 74% .302 .112
2009 24 MAJ SDG 17 17 0% 29.4% 0.00 71% .250 .000
2010 25 AA MON 28 24 14.3% 17.9% 0.80 79% .316 .042
2010 25 AAA DUR 271 241 10% 19.2% 0.52 78% .306 .133
2011 26 A+ CHA 20 18 10% 25% 0.40 72% .615 .223
2011 26 AAA DUR 224 184 16.5% 22.3% 0.74 73% .362 .196
2011 26 MAJ TB 39 34 10.3% 20.5% 0.50 76% .154 .029
2012 27 A+ CHA 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .000 .000
2012 27 AA MON 16 13 18.8% 18.8% 1.00 77% .200 .077
2012 27 AAA DUR 15 15 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .100 .066
2012 27 MAJ TB 197 167 12.2% 23.4% 0.52 72% .289 .095
2013 28 MAJ TB 311 277 9.6% 20.9% 0.46 77% .300 .145
2014 29 MAJ WAS 230 214 6.5% 26.5% 0.25 71% .318 .070
2015 30 MAJ WAS 155 136 9.7% 25.8% 0.38 71% .253 .095
2016 31 AAA SYR 14 13 7.1% 42.9% 0.17 54% .714 .000
2016 31 MAJ WAS 114 99 10.5% 15.8% 0.67 82% .253 .142
2017 32 MAJ WAS 126 114 7.9% 22.2% 0.36 75% .169 .131
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3-Year Averages     165 149 8.5% 23.6% 0.36 74% .284 .074
Career     1,189 1,058 9.3% 22.8% 0.41 74% .271 .108

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Jose Lobaton Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 347.3 0 0 0 0 163 0 152 0
2016 C 277.7 0 0 0 0 169 0 118 0
2017 C 294 0 0 0 0 152 0 55 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -2 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0
2016 C 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2
2017 C -1 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -3

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2017 Stat Review for Jose Lobaton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
7.9% BB Rate
AVERAGE
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.513 OPS
TERRIBLE
.224 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.158 AVG
TERRIBLE
.169 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.289 SLG
TERRIBLE
.131 ISO
POOR

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Jose Lobaton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lobaton underwent evaluation after taking a foul ball off his right forearm Saturday, but X-rays came back negative, Mark Zuckerman of MASNsports.com reports.

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Lobaton is hitting .147 with two home runs and two RBI this season for Washington.

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Lobaton has seven hits in 50 at-bats so far this season.

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Lobaton is in the Nationals' Thursday lineup behind the plate and batting eighth, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Lobaton went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Friday's extra-inning win over the Mets.

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Lobaton (forearm) will catch and bat eighth in the lineup for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Lobaton (forearm) is set to play in a minor league game Sunday and will return to Grapefruit League action Monday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.

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Lobaton signed a one-year deal with the Nationals to avoid arbitration, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

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Lobaton is not in the lineup Tuesday for Game 4 of the Nationals' NLDS matchup with the Dodgers.

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Lobaton went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Dodgers, evening the NLDS at 1-1.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Lobaton saw less action in his second season in the nation's capital due mostly to Wilson Ramos' ability to not get hurt for once, but it's not as though the 31-year-old switch-hitter was demanding more at-bats with his play. Lobaton's .199 batting average and .573 OPS were both career worsts, and the only thing preventing the Nationals from looking elsewhere for a new backup catcher is his reputation as a strong pitch framer and his relationship with Gio Gonzalez. New manager Dusty Baker may be less inclined to lock Lobaton into a role as Gonzalez's personal catcher than Matt Williams, especially given Ramos' own issues at the plate in 2015. That could open up more playing time for Lobaton, but his track record and limited offensive skills don't suggest he'd be able to do much with it.

2015

As far as backup catchers go, the Nationals could do a lot worse than Lobaton. His time in Tampa made him a master of the subtle art of pitch framing, he does a good job blocking pitches, throws out his fair share of base-stealers, and while his stats at the plate aren't much, hey, at least he can switch-hit. Wilson Ramos' inability to stay healthy makes the No. 2 spot on the Washington depth chart a little more interesting from a fantasy perspective than other backup catcher jobs, but after 700 big league at-bats, Lobaton's offensive limitations have become pretty clear. From a fantasy perspective, the 30-year-old is purely a "break glass in case of emergency" kind of guy.

2014

Lobaton put together his best season as a major leaguer in 2013 working in a platoon with Jose Molina at catcher for the Rays. He posted career highs in every offensive category, hitting .249 with a .714 OPS that included seven home runs and 32 RBI in 277 at-bats. A switch-hitter, he tends to perform better against right-handers when he hits from the left side, as all but one of his home runs came from that side of the plate. He had a walkoff home run to keep the Rays alive in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox. He is not as strong defensively as many catchers in the game, so that may limit him from seeing everyday work as a catcher. His role with the Rays is now uncertain with the addition of Ryan Hanigan in December.

2013

Lobaton was able to secure the backup catching job for the 2012 season out of spring training, but suffered a shoulder injury in April that knocked him out for over a month. His switch-hitting ability and decent bat earned him regular starts in the lineup throughout the season, though he had a tough time catching fire. While he only hit .222 with two home runs, he carried a strong .323 on-base percentage and hit left-handed pitching especially well (.310/.355/.397 in 58 at-bats). The 2013 starter is likely Jose Molina, who is a superior defender, but Lobaton's advantage with the bat will still earn him regular starts.

2012

With the trade of John Jaso to the Mariners, Lobaton finds himself ready to compete for playing time with Jose Molina behind the plate for the Rays. While Molina is the better defender, Lobaton possesses more upside with the bat despite the lack of experience in the high minors. Lobaton did put together a nice body of work in limited time at Triple-A Durham with eight home runs and a .293 average in only 194 at-bats. One aspect of Lobaton's game that will endear him to the Rays is his patience at the plate; he's posted a walk rate of over 10 percent throughout the minors including a 16.5 percent mark at Durham last season. At 27, there's only so much upside to expect out of Lobaton but there is some sleeper potential in deeper leagues being a switch-hitter matched with a right-handed batter in a platoon.

2011

The emergence of John Jaso blocks a path to the Rays for Lobaton, with Kelly Shoppach also on the roster. He'll likely begin the year at Triple-A and it will take an injury to one of the two catchers ahead of him to get a callup. Even if that were to happen, he's more of a defensive specialist with little offensive upside.

2010

The Rays claimed Lobaton off waivers from the Padres in late July. Known as a defensive specialist, he faces an uphill battle for playing time with Dioner Navarro and Kelly Shoppach already on the big league roster. He should start the season at Triple-A Durham and will likely need an injury to get a callup.

2009

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in 2002, Lobaton has steadily progressed through the Padres' farm system, so much that he was added to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Offensively, he possesses a little bit of pop with very good plate discipline, though he needs to improve his contact skills. Defensively, he is a good receiver and threw out 42-of-142 runners attempting to steal. Lobaton is slated to begin the season at Triple-A Portland but with the lack of catching depth in the Padres' organization, he could see time in the majors before 2009 is over.