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Caleb Joseph

30-Year-Old Catcher – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

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.174

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0

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0

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7

SB

0

2017 RotoWire 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.

March 14, 2017  –  Caleb Joseph News

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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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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 Spring Training 31   BAL 17 45 38 4 10 4 2 0 2 2 0 0 6 8 0 0 1 .263 .378 .474 .851
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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)     231 770 698 67 149 49 28 1 20 77 0 1 51 169 11 4 6 .213 .271 .342 .614

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
Oct. 2 @NYY Did not play.
Oct. 1 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 30 @NYY Did not play.
Sep. 29 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 28 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 25 Ari 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .216 .197 .413
Sep. 24 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 23 Ari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .221 .202 .423
Sep. 22 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .178 .221 .202 .423
Sep. 21 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 20 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 19 Bos Did not play.
Sep. 18 TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .226 .206 .432
Sep. 17 TB Did not play.
Sep. 16 TB Did not play.
Sep. 15 TB Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Bos 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .229 .210 .439
Sep. 11 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .229 .210 .439
Sep. 10 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Det Did not play.
Sep. 7 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 .228 .200 .428
Sep. 6 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 5 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 4 NYY Did not play.
Sep. 3 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .234 .205 .439
Sep. 2 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .193 .240 .211 .451
Aug. 31 Tor Did not play.
Last 7 Games 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Games 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Games 18 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .056 .056 .111 .167

Caleb Joseph: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2016362000.083.083.191
2015109124140.248.413.706

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016965000.208.240.494
2015211267350.227.384.686

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016603000.183.200.446
2015152195270.276.447.783

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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% .310 .180
2008 22 A ABE 261 238 5.7% 21.5% 0.27 76% .310 .180
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .316 .166
2009 23 A FRE 407 380 6.4% 15.7% 0.41 83% .316 .166
2010 24 AA BOW 420 378 7.9% 15% 0.52 83% .257 .133
2011 25 AA BOW 429 374 9.3% 14% 0.67 84% .290 .101
2012 26 AA BOW 317 279 9.1% 18.9% 0.48 78% .309 .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% .329 .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% .250 .147
2015 29 MAJ BAL 354 320 7.6% 20.3% 0.38 78% .270 .160
2016 30 A FRE 23 17 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 76% .333 .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
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3-Year Averages     255 232 6.7% 22% 0.30 76% .253 .117
Career     770 698 6.6% 21.9% 0.30 76% .253 .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
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

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2016 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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0.25 BB/K
POOR
5.0% BB Rate
POOR
19.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.413 OPS
TERRIBLE
.216 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.174 AVG
TERRIBLE
.221 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.197 SLG
TERRIBLE
.023 ISO
TERRIBLE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Caleb Joseph

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

Joseph said his elbow is feeling fine and he is ready to catch again Tuesday despite having been hit by a pitch there Monday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

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Joseph was forced to leave Monday's game after being hit on the left arm by a pitch, Rich Dubroff of PressBoxOnline.com reports.

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Joseph went 2-for-2 with a walk Saturday versus the Pirates.

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Joseph, who will be the backup catcher to Welington Castillo, is optimistic that he's corrected a flaw in his swing that will help him rebound from a poor 2016, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

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Joseph lost his arbitration case and will receive $700,000 for the 2017 season, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Joseph was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Friday.

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Joseph was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Mid Atlantic reports.

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Joseph will start at catcher and bat eighth in the order Sunday against the Indians, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Joseph (groin) was activated from the DL on Thursday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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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.