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Josh Paul

38-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/19/1975   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Paul signed a minor league contract with the Astros in April of 2008.

April 6, 2008  –  Josh Paul News

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Josh Paul 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 30 AAA SAL 9 39 33 6 9 4 4 0 0 6 1 0 6 7 0 0 0 .273 .385 .394 .779
2005 30 MAJ LAA 34 40 37 4 7 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 .189 .231 .378 .609
2006 31 MAJ TAM 58 165 146 15 38 10 9 0 1 8 1 2 14 39 3 1 1 .260 .327 .342 .670
2007 32 A Ver 7 25 25 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .160 .154 .160 .314
2007 32 AA MON 3 14 10 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 .400 .571 .400 .971
2007 32 MAJ TAM 35 115 105 8 20 4 3 0 1 9 1 0 6 30 4 0 0 .190 .234 .248 .482
2008 33 AAA ROU 28 70 58 4 7 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 9 15 2 0 1 .121 .250 .190 .440
Career  (View All) MAJ   321 797 713 92 174 47 35 2 10 73 13 5 59 169 17 5 3 .244 .303 .341 .643

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Josh Paul: MLB Games Played By Position

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Josh Paul Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Josh Paul 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 30 AAA SAL 39 33 15.4% 17.9% 0.86 79% .346 .121
2005 30 MAJ LAA 40 37 5% 22.5% 0.22 76% .192 .189
2006 31 MAJ TAM 165 146 8.5% 23.6% 0.36 73% .349 .082
2007 32 A Ver 25 25 0% 8% 0.00 92% .174 .000
2007 32 AA MON 14 10 28.6% 14.3% 2.00 80% .500 .000
2007 32 MAJ TAM 115 105 5.2% 26.1% 0.20 71% .257 .058
2008 33 AAA ROU 70 58 12.9% 21.4% 0.60 74% .143 .069
Career MAJ   797 713 7.4% 21.2% 0.35 76% .307 .097

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

Best Matchups for Josh Paul (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Beckett LA 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167
A.J. Burnett PHI 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167
Randy Wolf AZ 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .500 1.167
Johan Santana BAL 4 2 0 1 1 2 0 .500 .500 1.100
Jon Lester BOS 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .800 1.000
Casey Janssen TOR 9 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .667 1.000
CC Sabathia NY-A 8 2 1 2 0 2 1 .250 .625 .875
Erik Bedard TB 11 4 0 1 1 7 0 .364 .455 .871
Josh Johnson SD 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Jeremy Guthrie KC 5 1 0 1 0 2 0 .200 .400 .600

Worst Matchups for Josh Paul (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Edgar Gonzalez CIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Felix Hernandez SEA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Hudson SF 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Jose Contreras TEX 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
R.A. Dickey TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joaquin Benoit SD 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jered Weaver ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ricky Nolasco MIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Papelbon PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Josh Paul: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Paul was released by the Rays on Saturday.

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The Rays informed Paul Friday that he did not make the Opening Day roster.

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It appears Paul will not make the Rays' Opening Day roster, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Paul went 0-for-3 for the Rays on Saturday.

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Paul signed a minor league deal with the Rays on Friday.

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Paul filed for free agency Tuesday.

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Paul finished the year hitting .190/.234/.248 for the Rays (20-for-105, one homer in 35 games).

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Paul (back stiffness, personal reasons) rejoined the Devil Rays on Friday, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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With the team's consent, Paul (back) left the Devil Rays Wednesday to deal with a family matter. He's expected to return to the club Friday.

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Paul (lower back) threw and swung a bat before Friday's game against the Mariners, the Associated Press reports.

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Paul (lower back stiffness) did not play for the Devil Rays on Monday night, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Paul reportedly has cleared waivers, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

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Paul will start behind the plate for Tampa Bay on Monday at Detroit, as he has become Edwin Jackson's personal catcher, the Tampa Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Josh Paul.

2008

Paul, a free agent over the winter, missed some time due to injuries in 2007. With Dioner Navarro and Shawn Riggans in the organization, the Rays did not break the bank on a 2008 contract offer to a backup catcher coming off his worst big league season. He'll wind up as someone's backup somewhere, but don't expect him to earn significant playing time.

2007

At best, Paul starts the year as the Rays' second catcher. If Shawn Riggans impresses again in the spring, Paul isn't likely to make the Opening Day roster at all. He's your prototypical fungible backup catcher.

2006

Paul was obtained via trade by the Devil Rays. He enters the spring as the likely backup to Toby Hall, and will get the usual Sunday and day-game-after-night-game starts.

2005

The former White Sox catcher was signed to a minor league deal before the start of the 2004 season. At 29, he's had 425 major league at-bats and managed only a .256 average and .676 OPS. He's a bat off the bench if he makes the squad in 2005, but has stiff competition from the brothers Molina. A year spent toiling away at Triple-A seems probable.

2004

Paul is strictly backup/third catcher material at this point. He could catch on somewhere, but it won't be with anyone's roto-squad.

2003

Paul enters the year as the early favorite to win the starting catcher's job, despite the fact that he's never shown a thing in the majors (.259/.316/.364 in 332 at bats over three-plus seasons). Those numbers can't even be considered a disappointment, as they're right in line with his minor league averages. What he does have from a fantasy perspective is speed from a position lacking in it; in fact, with Miguel Olivo, the Sox might have two backstops with double-digit steals in 2003. Just don't expect anything other than that handful of swipes from Paul.