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Royce Clayton

44-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 1/2/1970   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Royce Clayton Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Blue Jays in November 2006. Released in August of 2007. Signed a minor-league deal with the Red Sox in August of 2007.

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Royce Clayton 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
2005 35 MAJ ARI 143 573 522 59 141 34 28 4 2 44 13 3 38 105 10 2 1 .270 .320 .351 .670
2006 36 MAJ CIN 50 164 149 13 35 10 8 0 2 13 6 3 11 32 2 1 1 .235 .290 .329 .619
2006 36 MAJ WAS 87 338 305 36 82 23 22 1 0 27 8 3 19 53 5 5 4 .269 .315 .348 .663
2006  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ CIN/WAS 137 502 454 49 117 33 30 1 2 40 14 6 30 85 7 6 5 .258 .307 .341 .648
2007 37 AAA PAW 7 30 28 2 4 3 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 .143 .200 .250 .450
2007 37 MAJ BOS 8 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 37 MAJ TOR 69 210 189 23 48 15 14 0 1 12 2 1 14 50 3 3 1 .254 .304 .344 .648
2007  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ BOS/TOR 77 216 195 24 48 15 14 0 1 12 2 1 14 53 3 3 1 .246 .296 .333 .629
Career  (View All) MAJ   2108 8163 7379 935 1904 528 363 55 110 723 231 100 565 1415 112 62 45 .258 .314 .367 .681

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Royce Clayton: MLB Games Played By Position

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Royce Clayton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Royce Clayton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 35 MAJ ARI 573 522 6.6% 18.3% 0.36 80% .335 .081
2006 36 MAJ CIN 164 149 6.7% 19.5% 0.34 79% .287 .094
2006 36 MAJ WAS 338 305 5.6% 15.7% 0.36 83% .325 .079
2006  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ CIN/WAS 502 454 6% 16.9% 0.35 81% .313 .083
2007 37 AAA PAW 30 28 6.7% 33.3% 0.20 64% .222 .107
2007 37 MAJ BOS 6 6 0% 50% 0.00 50% .000 .000
2007 37 MAJ TOR 210 189 6.7% 23.8% 0.28 74% .341 .090
2007  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ BOS/TOR 216 195 6.5% 24.5% 0.26 73% .333 .087
Career MAJ   8163 7379 6.9% 17.3% 0.40 81% .306 .109

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Best Matchups for Royce Clayton (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Nate Robertson DET 8 3 0 0 0 2 0 .375 .625 1.000
A.J. Burnett PHI 13 4 0 3 1 1 0 .308 .462 .819
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 8 3 0 1 0 2 0 .375 .375 .750
Oliver Perez AZ 9 2 0 0 3 1 0 .222 .333 .750
Tim Hudson SF 13 4 0 1 1 2 0 .308 .385 .742
Chris Capuano BOS 14 4 0 0 1 4 0 .286 .357 .690
Kyle Lohse MIL 8 2 0 0 1 2 0 .250 .250 .650
Brett Tomko KC 28 7 0 2 0 3 0 .250 .357 .607
Paul Maholm LA 8 2 0 0 1 4 0 .250 .250 .583
Josh Beckett LA 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 .222 .333 .556

Worst Matchups for Royce Clayton (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 9 2 0 1 0 2 0 .222 .333 .556
Randy Wolf AZ 18 5 0 1 0 4 0 .278 .278 .556
Ryan Dempster BOS 10 2 0 1 2 4 0 .200 .200 .533
Jeff Francis CIN 13 2 0 2 4 1 0 .154 .154 .507
Bronson Arroyo AZ 9 2 0 0 0 4 0 .222 .222 .444
Tomo Ohka TOR 11 2 0 0 1 3 1 .182 .182 .432
Jake Peavy BOS 15 2 0 0 0 5 1 .133 .133 .321
CC Sabathia NY-A 8 1 0 2 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
Jose Contreras TEX 10 1 0 0 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Johan Santana BAL 11 1 0 1 0 5 0 .091 .091 .182

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Royce Clayton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Red Sox called up Clayton from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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The Red Sox have signed Clayton to a minor league contract, the Boston Globe reports.

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Clayton was released by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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The Blue Jays designated Clayton for assignment Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Clayton has been in the starting lineup just four times in the past 14 games, including none in the last five as he's sat in favor of John McDonald according to the team's web site.

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Clayton (foot) returned to the starting lineup on Saturday and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in the win over the White Sox.

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Clayton (foot) underwent further x-rays that showed no fracture, the team's web site reports.

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Clayton will be out of the lineup for several days after fouling a ball off of his foot in Tuesday night's win over the Yankees, the Toronto Globe & Mail reports.

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Clayton signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

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Clayton filed for free agency.

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Clayton (shoulder) is headed to Cincinnati from Washington after the two teams completed an eight-player deal Thursday, the Reds' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Royce Clayton.

2008

Clayton finished the 2007 season in the Boston organization, making a couple of token appearances for the World Series champs in a September callup. At 38, Clayton's "best" years are behind him and he's likely to retire.

2007

It was a fairly laughable notion that Clayton could somehow replace Felipe Lopez's bat in the lineup, and he wasn't even much of an improvement defensively. The Reds' offense dropped off dramatically following the trade, and Clayton's .235/.290/.329 line while with them played a decent role. Naturally, hitting coach Chris Chambliss was made the scapegoat instead. Clayton is now Toronto's problem -- he'll begin the year starting ahead of John McDonald, with Russ Adams back in the minors.

2006

Clayton posted an abysmal .671 OPS last season, registered a range factor that was slightly below average for NL shortstops - but hey, for those few balls he got to, he looked really slick - and turned 36 in January. The only teams that'll give any thought to signing him are those that look only to his batting average for the last two years (no better home parks in the NL) and remember the occasional web gems. Unless Clayton winds up in a great hitter's park, stay away.

2005

Clayton's 2004 campaign, including a career-high 160 hits, is proof that the thin air and roomy outfield in Colorado can salvage anyone's career. Expect a big decline as the starter in Arizona and we're not sure he can keep the job all season.

2004

Clayton did not play well in 2003, hitting .228 with a .333 SLG. He'll provide solid defense, but he won't provide any offense - even if he makes the Colorado roster.

2003

Clayton has consistently performed better at the plate over the second half of the season than the first half, but the net result still ranks him among the lower tier shortstops in the league.