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Josh Phelps

35-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/12/1978   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with Cleveland in May of 2010.

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Josh Phelps 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 27 AAA DUR 59 243 222 35 60 31 14 3 14 33 0 1 15 53 0 1 5 .270 .329 .550 .879
2005 27 MAJ TAM 47 177 158 21 42 15 10 0 5 26 0 0 12 48 0 3 4 .266 .328 .424 .752
2006 28 AAA TOL 126 525 468 59 142 52 25 3 24 90 6 1 38 126 1 6 12 .303 .366 .524 .890
2007 29 MAJ NYY 36 88 80 8 21 4 2 0 2 12 0 0 6 19 0 0 2 .263 .330 .363 .692
2007 29 MAJ PIT 58 95 77 13 27 11 4 2 5 19 0 0 14 23 0 1 3 .351 .463 .649 1.113
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 94 183 157 21 48 15 6 2 7 31 0 0 20 42 0 1 5 .306 .399 .503 .902
2008 30 AAA MEM 126 528 461 90 134 64 31 2 31 97 2 2 56 109 0 4 7 .291 .373 .568 .941
2008 30 MAJ STL 19 36 34 4 9 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .265 .306 .294 .600
2009 31 R AZL 6 26 21 8 7 3 3 0 0 2 1 0 5 4 0 0 0 .333 .462 .476 .938
2009 31 AA CON 11 34 32 2 6 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .188 .235 .375 .610
2010 32 AAA Col 6 21 21 1 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .190 .190 .333 .523
Career  (View All) MAJ   465 1552 1394 198 380 144 74 6 64 245 2 2 116 397 0 6 36 .273 .343 .472 .815

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Josh Phelps: MLB Games Played By Position

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Josh Phelps Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Josh Phelps 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 27 AAA DUR 243 222 6.2% 21.8% 0.28 76% .297 .280
2005 27 MAJ TAM 177 158 6.8% 27.1% 0.25 70% .352 .158
2006 28 AAA TOL 525 468 7.2% 24% 0.30 73% .371 .221
2007 29 MAJ NYY 88 80 6.8% 21.6% 0.32 76% .322 .100
2007 29 MAJ PIT 95 77 14.7% 24.2% 0.61 70% .449 .298
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ NYY/PIT 183 157 10.9% 23% 0.48 73% .380 .197
2008 30 AAA MEM 528 461 10.6% 20.6% 0.51 76% .321 .277
2008 30 MAJ STL 36 34 5.6% 30.6% 0.18 68% .391 .029
2009 31 R AZL 26 21 19.2% 15.4% 1.25 81% .412 .143
2009 31 AA CON 34 32 5.9% 23.5% 0.25 75% .182 .187
2010 32 AAA Col 21 21 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .286 .143
Career MAJ   1552 1394 7.5% 25.6% 0.29 72% .339 .199

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Best Matchups for Josh Phelps (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Neal Cotts TEX 5 3 1 2 0 1 1 .600 1.200 1.800
Cliff Lee PHI 4 2 1 1 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Brandon Lyon ANA 4 2 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Nate Robertson DET 6 2 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Aaron Harang ATL 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 .250 1.000 1.250
Bronson Arroyo AZ 7 2 1 1 1 1 0 .286 .714 1.159
R.A. Dickey TOR 7 3 0 2 0 2 0 .429 .571 1.000
Paul Maholm LA 5 2 0 0 2 0 0 .400 .400 .971
Kyle Lohse MIL 10 3 0 1 1 0 0 .300 .500 .917
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .900

Worst Matchups for Josh Phelps (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bartolo Colon NY-N 16 5 0 0 0 6 0 .313 .313 .665
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 4 1 0 1 1 3 0 .250 .250 .650
Johan Santana BAL 16 3 0 1 1 9 0 .188 .313 .548
John Lackey BOS 9 2 0 1 0 3 0 .222 .222 .522
Erik Bedard TB 10 2 0 0 1 2 0 .200 .200 .473
Mark Buehrle TOR 12 1 0 0 1 4 0 .083 .083 .237
Carlos Marmol MIA 4 0 0 0 1 4 0 .000 .000 .200
Jose Contreras TEX 9 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .100
Dan Haren LA 6 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000
Jesse Crain HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Phelps, who agreed to a minor league deal with the Rockies, will have a chance to make the Triple-A roster out of spring training, insidetherockies.com reports.

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Phelps was reassigned to minor league camp, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Phelps signed a minor league deal with the Giants on Monday, which included an invitation to spring training, the Giants' official site reports.

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The Cardinals designated Phelps for assignment Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Phelps hit .265 with just one RBI in 34 at-bats in 2008.

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Phelps started in left field Sunday.

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The Cardinals purchased Phelps' contract from Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Phelps and the Cardinals agreed to a minor league contract Thursday.

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The Pirates designated Phelps for assignment on Wednesday.

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Phelps pinch-hit a ninth-inning double Thursday night but was thrown out at the plate to end the game when he failed to slide.

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Phelps hit his fifth home run in 46 at-bats for Pittsburgh on Saturday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Josh Phelps.

2009

With the possibility of surgery on Albert Pujols' elbow the biggest question mark in St. Louis last spring, Phelps was a deep sleeper to get significant playing time in St. Louis. We all know what happened - Pujols won the MVP and Phelps had just 34 at-bats with the Cardinals. Phelps has played for six different teams in the last five years, with the Giants looking like number seven in 2009. He'll provide right-handed power off the bench if he makes the team.

2008

Phelps had perhaps his best run as a major leaguer in a 58-game stint with Pittsburgh last year. He batted .351 with five homers for the Bucs, driving in 19 runs in just 77 at-bats. His reward? The Pirates designated him for assignment in November because they didn't want to pay him the $1.7 million he might have cost them in arbitration. The team really had no place to play him, anyhow. He looked overmatched behind the plate, never saw any action in the outfield and was stuck behind Adam LaRoche at first base. If nothing else, Phelps may have created a niche for himself as a player who can come off the bench and deliver the big blow. He might not be fantasy worthy but he'll likely find himself a place back in the big leagues at some point in 2008.

2007

Phelps spent all of last season at Triple-A Toledo despite putting together a fine season. The Tigers just never had the need for another right-handed bat on their bench with limited defensive skills. Phelps signed a minor league deal with the Orioles this past winter but was selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Yankees. He should open the year at Triple-A but could become an option at first base depending on how the Yankees address that position before the season starts.

2006

The Devil Rays picked up Phelps last season as a lottery ticket to use in their DH platoon, but when he looked like he would put up the worst strikeout-to-walk ratio of his career (and didn't show much power in the process), the Rays banished him to Triple-A for the rest of the year. He's not likely to get any big league at-bats in 2006 unless the Tigers are able to trade Dmitri Young and/or Carlos Pena.

2005

The former Blue Jay prospect, who won Rookie of the Month both in August and September 2002, has seen his time cut as a DH ever since his rookie year. He has declined steadily the last two years, with both his power and his plate discipline taking a nosedive. The Devil Rays signed Phelps to be their DH after the Indians cut him loose. Perhaps a good hitting coach can straighten him out, but time is getting short.

2004

Phelps appeared in just eight games at first base in 2003, meaning he's DH-only in most leagues. He showed continued improvement in plate patience, a skill that figures to pay off big time in 2004. His numbers after the All-Star Break (.901 OPS) are more indicative of what he's capable of. His struggles against righties could result in a few Greg Myers-DH lines in the boxscores during the occasional hitting slump.

2003

Won't ever catch again, which hurts his value, of course. But if it helps him hit (Exhibit A, Mike Sweeney), so what? Will see the occasional start at first base, but will be DH-eligible only in most leagues for 2003. Was a monster in August and September, though his poor K/BB ratio on the year (19/82) leaves a lot to be desired. That's pretty much been his modus operandi at every level, and there's no doubting his success in the past. He could smack 30 HRs in his second season.