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Jaff Decker

24-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

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Once a prized prospect in the Padres' farm system, Decker showed little in two major league stints, batting .154/.233/.269 with one homer in 26 at-bats. Consequently, he was designated for assignment ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 190   DOB: 2/23/1990   BORN: Phoenix, AZ   COLLEGE: None     

March 25, 2014  –  Jaff Decker News

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Pittsburgh optioned Decker to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, the Pirates' official website reports.

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Jaff Decker 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 18 R AZL 49 214 159 51 56 18 11 2 5 34 9 1 55 36 0 0 0 .352 .523 .541 1.064
2008 18 A Eug 3 12 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2009 19 A For 104 446 358 78 107 43 25 2 16 64 10 6 85 92 0 3 0 .299 .442 .514 .956
2010 20 A+ Lak 79 348 290 53 76 33 14 2 17 58 5 4 47 80 0 4 7 .262 .374 .500 .874
2011 21 AA San 133 613 496 90 117 50 29 2 19 92 15 5 103 145 1 5 8 .236 .373 .417 .790
2012 22 R Peo 9 33 27 5 8 4 1 2 1 7 0 0 4 3 0 1 1 .296 .394 .593 .987
2012 22 AA San 47 190 147 30 27 8 3 2 3 9 6 2 40 37 1 0 2 .184 .365 .293 .658
2013 23 AAA Tuc 105 415 350 63 100 34 23 1 10 40 4 6 55 94 6 3 1 .286 .381 .443 .824
2013 23 MAJ SD 13 31 26 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 .154 .233 .269 .502
2014 24 AAA Ind 16 63 52 7 10 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 7 13 1 1 2 .192 .306 .212 .518
3-Year Averages MAJ   13 31 26 3 4 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 3 4 1 1 0 .154 .233 .269 .503

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Jaff Decker Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Jaff Decker: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 8 8

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Jaff Decker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201320000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013243120.167.292.542

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013171010.118.118.318

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201392110.222.556.856
Jaff Decker 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 18 R AZL 214 159 25.7% 16.8% 1.53 77% .432 .189
2008 18 A Eug 12 10 16.7% 41.7% 0.40 50% .400 .000
2009 19 A For 446 358 19.1% 20.6% 0.92 74% .364 .215
2010 20 A+ Lak 348 290 13.5% 23% 0.59 72% .306 .238
2011 21 AA San 613 496 16.8% 23.7% 0.71 71% .295 .181
2012 22 R Peo 33 27 12.1% 9.1% 1.33 89% .304 .297
2012 22 AA San 190 147 21.1% 19.5% 1.08 75% .224 .109
2013 23 AAA Tuc 415 350 13.3% 22.7% 0.59 73% .366 .157
2013 23 MAJ SD 31 26 9.7% 12.9% 0.75 85% .143 .115
2014 24 AAA Ind 63 52 11.1% 20.6% 0.54 75% .256 .020
3-Year Averages MAJ   31 26 9.7% 12.9% 0.75 85% .143 .115

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Best Matchups for Jaff Decker (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
LaTroy Hawkins COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jhoulys Chacin COL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Jeff Manship PHI 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.167
Peter Moylan HOU 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 1.000
A.J. Burnett PHI 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667
David Aardsma STL 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .500
Mike Leake CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Zack Wheeler NY-N 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Hughes PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Worst Matchups for Jaff Decker (by OPS, min 0 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Zack Wheeler NY-N 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jared Hughes PIT 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon League LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Francisco Liriano PIT 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jenrry Mejia NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Ottavino COL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Carlos Torres NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Gonzalez Germen NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Rice NY-N 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jaff Decker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Pirates continue to take a look at Decker for playing time in right field, though it's possible Travis Snider and Jose Tabata are currently slotted in front of him. "I've got another two-and-a-half weeks to watch him," manager Clint Hurdle told the Pirates' website. "I've only watched him for less than three weeks. ... I'm glad we have him and we'll see how that fit works out."

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Decker nailed a Detroit runner at home with a perfect pea from right field Tuesday.

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Decker was dealt with Miles Mikolas to the Pirates on Monday for Alex Dickerson, who was sent back to the Padres.

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The Padres designated Decker for assignment Wednesday, MLB.com's Corey Brock reports.

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Decker was optioned to Triple-A Tucson on Monday.

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Decker clubbed his first career home run Monday, as the Padres were pounded in Colorado.

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Decker has been promoted from Triple-A Tucson to replace Carlos Quentin (knee) on the Padres' active roster, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Decker went 2-for-5 with a run scored against Triple-A Nashville on Sunday and has now hit safely in five of his last six games.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

After four seasons in the Padres' organization, Decker is showing strong enough growth to keep him on your radar although his impact is unlikely to come this year or even next. He's got a nice mix of both power and speed, although his stocky frame will likely favor the power more in the long run. His plate discipline is strong as seen in his 16.8 percent walk rate in his first season at Double-A, but the strikeout rate (23.7 percent) could prove to be a problem. Still, he managed 19 home runs and 15 stolen bases last year and posted a .373 OBP. Keep him on your radar in long term keeper and dynasty leagues, but again, his presence won't be felt for a few years.

2011

Decker, a 2008 supplemental first-round pick, spent 2010 at High-A Lake Elsinore, where he continued to show good power and plate discipline, especially for someone his age (20). He still strikes out too much and without an inflated BABIP, his batting average tumbled to .262. He'll likely spend 2011 at Double-A San Antonio working on his swing and trying to making more contact. Those in keeper leagues should monitor his progress as he's likely to be part of the team's plans sooner rather later.

2010

The Padres' supplemental No. 1 in the 2008 draft did everything right in his full-season debut, showing preternatural plate discipline and excellent power given his age and the level. His contact rate is the primary concern, as striking out in a quarter of your at-bats in the Midwest League is a bad sign. Assuming he goes to Lake Elsinore, he's in line for a huge year and a big leap up prospect charts.