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Matt Stairs

46-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 210   DOB: 2/27/1968   BORN: Saint John, NB Canada   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Nationals in December of 2010.

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Matt Stairs 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 37 MAJ KAN 127 466 396 55 109 40 26 1 13 66 1 2 60 69 0 5 5 .275 .373 .444 .818
2006 38 MAJ DET 14 44 41 5 10 5 3 0 2 8 0 0 3 12 0 0 0 .244 .295 .463 .759
2006 38 MAJ KAN 77 261 226 31 59 22 14 0 8 32 0 0 31 52 0 2 2 .261 .352 .429 .782
2006 38 MAJ TEX 26 88 81 6 17 7 4 0 3 11 0 0 6 22 0 0 1 .210 .273 .370 .643
2006  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ DET/KAN/TEX 117 393 348 42 86 34 21 0 13 51 0 0 40 86 0 2 3 .247 .328 .420 .748
2007 39 MAJ TOR 125 405 357 58 103 50 28 1 21 64 2 1 44 66 0 2 2 .289 .368 .549 .917
2008 40 MAJ TOR 105 368 320 42 80 23 11 1 11 44 1 1 41 87 0 2 5 .250 .342 .394 .736
2008 40 MAJ PHI 16 19 17 4 5 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 .294 .316 .706 1.022
2008  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ TOR/PHI 121 387 337 46 85 26 12 1 13 49 1 1 42 90 0 3 5 .252 .341 .409 .751
2009 41 MAJ PHI 99 129 103 15 20 9 4 0 5 17 0 0 23 30 0 0 3 .194 .357 .379 .735
2010 42 MAJ SDG 78 111 99 14 23 12 6 0 6 16 2 0 11 32 0 1 0 .232 .306 .475 .781
2011 43 MAJ WAS 56 74 65 4 10 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 23 0 0 0 .154 .257 .169 .426
3-Year Averages MAJ   56 74 65 4 10 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 9 23 0 0 0 .154 .257 .169 .426
Career  (View All) MAJ   1895 6023 5204 770 1366 572 294 13 265 898 30 24 717 1122 5 40 57 .262 .358 .477 .835

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Matt Stairs: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 4 5
2010 3 14 13 1 2
2009 15 6 9 2

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Matt Stairs Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201131010.333.333.667

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011623010.145.161.415

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011271010.111.111.311

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2011383010.184.211.506
Matt Stairs 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 37 MAJ KAN 466 396 12.9% 14.8% 0.87 83% .306 .169
2006 38 MAJ DET 44 41 6.8% 27.3% 0.25 71% .296 .219
2006 38 MAJ KAN 261 226 11.9% 19.9% 0.60 77% .307 .168
2006 38 MAJ TEX 88 81 6.8% 25% 0.27 73% .250 .160
2006  (Multiple Teams) 38 MAJ DET/KAN/TEX 393 348 10.2% 21.9% 0.47 75% .293 .173
2007 39 MAJ TOR 405 357 10.9% 16.3% 0.67 82% .304 .260
2008 40 MAJ TOR 368 320 11.1% 23.6% 0.47 73% .311 .144
2008 40 MAJ PHI 19 17 5.3% 15.8% 0.33 82% .250 .412
2008  (Multiple Teams) 40 MAJ TOR/PHI 387 337 10.9% 23.3% 0.47 73% .308 .157
2009 41 MAJ PHI 129 103 17.8% 23.3% 0.77 71% .221 .185
2010 42 MAJ SDG 111 99 9.9% 28.8% 0.34 68% .279 .243
2011 43 MAJ WAS 74 65 12.2% 31.1% 0.39 65% .238 .015
3-Year Averages MAJ   74 65 12.2% 31.1% 0.39 65% .238 .015
Career MAJ   6023 5204 11.9% 18.6% 0.64 78% .288 .215

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Matt Stairs (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jason Hammel CHI-N 8 5 2 4 0 1 2 .625 1.500 2.125
Ryan Dempster BOS 10 5 3 6 3 3 0 .500 1.500 2.115
Huston Street SD 10 4 2 4 1 3 0 .400 1.000 1.455
Brett Tomko KC 11 4 2 3 1 4 1 .364 1.000 1.417
R.A. Dickey TOR 11 5 1 4 1 2 0 .455 .909 1.409
Ervin Santana ATL 12 4 2 7 2 4 0 .333 .917 1.345
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 15 6 1 5 1 1 1 .400 .867 1.304
Brandon McCarthy AZ 8 3 0 3 2 2 0 .375 .750 1.250
Matt Guerrier MIN 9 4 1 3 0 0 0 .444 .778 1.222
A.J. Burnett PHI 11 3 2 3 1 4 1 .273 .818 1.152

Worst Matchups for Matt Stairs (by OPS, min 8 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeremy Guthrie KC 24 4 1 1 1 8 1 .167 .292 .492
Zach Miner SEA 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 .222 .222 .444
Matt Garza MIL 13 2 0 0 2 7 0 .154 .154 .421
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 20 3 0 2 3 4 0 .150 .150 .411
Felix Hernandez SEA 9 1 0 1 2 2 0 .111 .111 .384
Joe Nathan DET 11 2 0 0 0 5 0 .182 .182 .364
Phil Hughes MIN 8 1 0 0 1 2 0 .125 .125 .347
Cliff Lee PHI 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 .100 .100 .282
Jered Weaver ANA 10 1 0 1 1 4 2 .100 .100 .282
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 12 0 0 0 4 3 1 .000 .000 .250

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Matt Stairs: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Nats have released Stairs, the team's PR department reports.

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Stairs has been designated for assignment, Bill Ladson of MLB.com reports.

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Stairs will serve as the DH and bat eighth against the Angels on Tuesday, the Nationals' official site reports.

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Stairs will serve as the DH in Friday's game against the Orioles, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

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Stairs is the Nats' most likely candidate to DH in Baltimore during the team's upcoming weekend series, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

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Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said that Stairs would likely break camp on the major league bench, the WashingtonPost reports.

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The Nationals have signed Stairs to a minor league team contract, The Washington Post reports. He'll have an invite to major league camp to compete for a final roster spot.

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Stairs (knee) was activated from the diabled list on Thursday, Padres' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Matt Stairs.

2011

At 43 years old, there's not much Stairs has left to offer fantasy owners. In 2010 with the Padres, he served as a pinch-hitter who swung from his heels, trying to crush anything he could get a hold of. In the offseason the Nationals signed him to a minor league deal. Unless you're in a fantasy league that rosters guys you'd like to have on your beer league softball team, Stairs should be left on the waiver wire.

2010

Stairs spent the 2009 season in a pinch-hitting role with the Phillies and primarily came to the plate looking to hit a home run. He managed to hit five home runs and showed a good eye, but he was never able to get things going due to the inconsistent at-bats. Stairs is 42 years old and said he would like to come back for one more season, but it is unclear if there will be a club interested in giving him a guaranteed contract.

2009

Stairs, whom Philadelphia acquired late in the season, hit three home runs in just 21 regular and postseason at-bats with the Phillies. Stairs will be 41 this season, but should remain one of Philadelphia's left-handed power bats off the bench until he shows signs of regression. Not surprisingly, this role will fail to provide him with any sort of consistent fantasy value.

2008

Stairs used injuries to Lyle Overbay and Reed Johnson, and struggles from Adam Lind, to his advantage and ended up with a nice season (.289/.368/.549, 21 HR). He's a poor bet for a repeat performance in that it's unlikely he'll receive the same amount of playing time in 2008, but a two-year contract keeps him in a good hitting environnent so he'll retain some value in AL-only leagues at a minimum.

2007

Stairs spent time with the Royals, Rangers and Tigers last season. He signed with the Blue Jays this offseason and will act as the team's fourth outfielder and possible platoon-mate with Reed Johnson. He does have a little power so he could provide some fantasy value if he were to garner significant playing time.

2006

Kansas City loves his veteran leadership and potent bat, which is the main reason the Royals re-signed the 38-year-old during a youth movement. Stairs battled numerous aches and pains, which sapped him of his home run power at times, but he provided a steady bat in the lineup during times when Mike Sweeney was out. His role shouldn't change much in 2006, playing occasionally at first and outfield but getting the bulk of his play at designated hitter.

2005

Stairs can only be considered a luxury for the Royals. He’ll turn 37 during spring and, defensively, is just above full-time designated hitter talent. With Mike Sweeney, Ken Harvey and Calvin Pickering clogging the DH and first base slots, Stairs’ action will come in the corner outfield spots. If he hits well and/or if Aaron Guiel, Abraham Nunez and Terrence Long all show they can adequately play in the majors, Stairs is nice trade bait. How he hits will determine just how well the Royals spent the $1 million to sign him.

2004

Stairs is a platoon player with some pop who will help the Royals replace Raul Ibanez on the cheap. The problem is he's a streak hitter who garners sporadic playing time. Stairs looks like he is ready for the beer leagues, but he still managed to hit .292 last season with 20 home runs and 57 RBIs in 305 at-bats despite getting off to a slow start.

2003

Stairs could represent an improvement as a platoon outfielder for the Pirates, but getting even semi-regular playing time still might be an issue with the acquistion of Randall Simon and the resulting spillover effect.