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Caleb Joseph

31-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2017 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

2

RBI

12

R

8

SB

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

As the Orioles backup catcher, Joseph's fantasy value has been correlated with Matt Wieters' health over the past few seasons. Wieters missed significant time in 2014 and 2015, and Joseph was the main...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 180   DOB: 6/18/1986   BORN: Franklin, TN   COLLEGE: Lipscomb   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Caleb Joseph Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with the Orioles in February of 2017 after losing his arbitration hearing.

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Caleb Joseph 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 22 A ABE 63 261 238 34 62 27 19 0 8 34 2 0 15 56 2 6 0 .261 .303 .441 .744
2008 22 A ABE 63 261 238 34 62 27 19 0 8 34 2 0 15 56 2 6 0 .261 .303 .441 .744
2009 23 A FRE 104 407 380 50 108 37 23 2 12 60 2 1 26 64 0 1 0 .284 .337 .450 .787
2009 23 A FRE 104 407 380 50 108 37 23 2 12 60 2 1 26 64 0 1 0 .284 .337 .450 .787
2010 24 AA BOW 106 420 378 43 89 27 15 1 11 51 1 6 33 63 2 3 4 .235 .301 .368 .669
2011 25 AA BOW 107 429 374 42 96 23 15 1 7 41 5 2 40 60 4 5 6 .257 .334 .358 .692
2012 26 AA BOW 80 317 279 38 76 30 17 1 12 48 2 0 29 60 2 4 3 .272 .343 .470 .813
2012 26 AAA NOR 22 76 68 6 14 5 4 1 0 7 0 0 8 10 0 0 0 .206 .289 .294 .583
2013 27 AA BOW 135 570 518 74 155 55 31 2 22 97 4 2 39 92 0 10 3 .299 .346 .494 .840
2014 28 AAA NOR 22 95 92 8 24 9 7 0 2 11 0 0 3 22 0 0 0 .261 .284 .402 .686
2014 28 MAJ BAL 82 275 246 22 51 18 9 0 9 28 0 1 17 69 6 3 3 .207 .264 .354 .618
2015 29 MAJ BAL 100 354 320 38 75 28 16 1 11 49 0 0 27 72 3 1 3 .234 .299 .394 .693
2016 30 A FRE 6 23 17 4 5 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 2 4 0 3 1 .294 .348 .529 .877
2016 30 AA BOW 6 23 21 2 6 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 7 0 0 1 .286 .348 .476 .824
2016 30 AAA NOR 9 42 40 2 10 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .250 .286 .250 .536
2016 30 MAJ BAL 49 141 132 7 23 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7 28 2 0 0 .174 .216 .197 .413
2017 31 MAJ BAL 43 127 122 8 31 11 8 1 2 12 0 0 4 33 0 0 1 .254 .283 .385 .668
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3-Year Averages     77 255 232 22 49 15 9 0 6 25 0 0 17 56 3 1 2 .211 .270 .328 .597
Career  (View All)     274 897 820 75 180 60 36 2 22 89 0 1 55 202 11 4 7 .220 .273 .349 .622

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Caleb Joseph 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
Jun. 24 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 23 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .283 .385 .668
Jun. 22 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .283 .385 .668
Jun. 21 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .286 .388 .674
Jun. 20 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 19 Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .295 .402 .697
Jun. 18 StL Did not play.
Jun. 17 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .298 .405 .703
Jun. 16 StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .298 .405 .703
Jun. 15 @CWS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .298 .405 .703
Jun. 14 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 13 @CWS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .291 .393 .684
Jun. 12 @CWS Did not play.
Jun. 11 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .281 .391 .672
Jun. 10 @NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .274 .391 .665
Jun. 9 @NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .268 .385 .653
Jun. 8 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .275 .396 .671
Jun. 7 Pit 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .283 .408 .691
Jun. 6 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .267 .404 .671
Jun. 4 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 3 Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .268 .411 .679
Jun. 2 Bos 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .274 .419 .693
Jun. 1 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .261 .411 .672
May. 31 NYY 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .270 .425 .695
May. 30 NYY Did not play.
May. 29 NYY 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .271 .422 .693
May. 28 @Hou Did not play.
May. 27 @Hou 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .268 .413 .681
May. 26 @Hou Did not play.
May. 24 Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .266 .423 .689
Last 7 Games 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 12 0 3 1 0 0 1 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .333 .690
Last 30 Games 47 3 11 3 0 0 2 4 17 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .294 .298 .592

Caleb Joseph: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 40
2016 48 2
2015 94 1 3
2014 78 4

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Caleb Joseph Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017344150.235.412.728
2016362000.083.083.191
2015109124140.248.413.706

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017884170.261.375.645
2016965000.208.240.494
2015211267350.227.384.686

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017643020.250.297.558
2016603000.183.200.446
2015152195270.276.447.783

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20175852100.259.483.789
2016724000.167.194.384
2015168196220.196.345.612
Caleb Joseph 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 22 A ABE 261 238 5.7% 21.5% 0.27 76% .300 .180
2008 22 A ABE 261 238 5.7% 21.5% 0.27 76% .300 .180
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .315 .166
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .315 .166
2010 24 AA BOW 420 378 7.9% 15% 0.52 83% .254 .133
2011 25 AA BOW 429 374 9.3% 14% 0.67 84% .285 .101
2012 26 AA BOW 317 279 9.1% 18.9% 0.48 78% .303 .198
2012 26 AAA NOR 76 68 10.5% 13.2% 0.80 85% .241 .088
2013 27 AA BOW 570 518 6.8% 16.1% 0.42 82% .321 .195
2014 28 AAA NOR 95 92 3.2% 23.2% 0.14 76% .324 .141
2014 28 MAJ BAL 275 246 6.2% 25.1% 0.25 72% .246 .147
2015 29 MAJ BAL 354 320 7.6% 20.3% 0.38 78% .269 .160
2016 30 A FRE 23 17 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 76% .267 .235
2016 30 AA BOW 23 21 4.3% 30.4% 0.14 67% .385 .190
2016 30 AAA NOR 42 40 4.8% 11.9% 0.40 88% .286 .000
2016 30 MAJ BAL 141 132 5% 19.9% 0.25 79% .221 .023
2017 31 MAJ BAL 127 122 3.1% 26% 0.12 73% .333 .131
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3-Year Averages     255 232 6.7% 22% 0.30 76% .251 .117
Career     897 820 6.1% 22.5% 0.27 75% .263 .129

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Caleb Joseph Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 826.3 0 0 0 0 445 0 195 0
2015 1B 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2016 C 355.3 0 0 0 0 178 0 39 0
2016 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2017 C 298.3 0 0 0 0 164 0 91 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C 6 0 1 0 2 0 3 12
2015 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 C 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
2016 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 C 3 -2 0 0 2 0 2 5

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2017 Stat Review for Caleb Joseph    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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0.12 BB/K
TERRIBLE
3.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
26.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.668 OPS
TERRIBLE
.283 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.254 AVG
WEAK
.333 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.385 SLG
POOR
.131 ISO
POOR

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Caleb Joseph: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joseph is not in the lineup Saturday against the Royals, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Joseph, who's been one of the hottest hitters on the team, will return to the backup role once starting catcher Welington Castillo (shoulder) returns from the DL, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Joseph went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, a run scored and an RBI in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Royals.

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Joseph tied a career high with four hits (all singles) in Monday's 6-4 victory over Washington.

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Joseph is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

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Joseph will draw his third straight start at catcher Wednesday against the Red Sox, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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Despite an unimpressive start to the year, Joseph is in no immediate danger of losing his job as the team's backup catcher, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Joseph is 0-for-8 with two strikeouts to begin the season.

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Joseph isn't included in the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays, but indicated his elbow is no longer an issue, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Joseph was the surprise beneficiary of Matt Wieters' elbow injury in 2014, and he ended up with an extra dose of playing time in 2015 when Wieters continued to struggle with ailments. That afforded Joseph 100 games and he took the opportunity to improve his K rate (25.1 percent in 2014, 20.3 percent in 2015). Still, it's likely that Joseph will always be a better defender than hitter. Unfortunately for Joseph, he is probably the only person in the organization who was not a fan of Wieters' decision to accept a qualifying offer for an additional season with the Orioles. That means Joseph will take on a backup role as long as Wieters is healthy. Leagues that have two catcher spots might benefit by carrying both Baltimore backstops. Wieters still has arm concerns, he can also play first base, or he can be traded if the team struggles. All these potential paths to playing time are a good thing for Joseph.

2015

Having passed Johnny Monell on the organizational depth chart after an outstanding 2013 season at Double-A Bowie (.299/.346/.494 with 22 homers and 97 RBI), Joseph was next in line for a promotion to Baltimore when the team needed a replacement for Matt Wieters (elbow) behind the plate in early May. The Orioles brought in the more experienced Nick Hundley from San Diego when Wieters' injury forced him out of action completely, and he and Joseph split time at catcher throughout the rest of the regular season and into October. Joseph certainly didn't endear himself to coaches or fans early on, slashing just .187/.262/.308 in the first half, but the 28-year-old got hot in early August, homering in five straight games, a record for Baltimore backstops. He went on a more dubious stretch in September, finishing the regular season on an 0-for-30 slide, during which he struck out 13 times while walking once (25.1% K% for season). Wieters is expected back to begin the year, but with Hundley gone, Joseph would be in line to inherit the true primary role should Wieters' elbow present more issues.