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Joey Gathright

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Suspension     INJURY TYPE:  Suspension     EST. RETURN:  5/25/2013
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 170   DOB: 4/22/1982
BORN: Hattiesburg, MS   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Became an unrestricted free agent in Nov. 2011.

September 17, 2011  –  Joey Gathright News

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Joey Gathright 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
2004 22 AA MON 32 138 126 23 43 6 5 1 0 8 10 6 11 30 0 0 1 .341 .399 .397 .796
2004 22 AAA DUR 59 255 231 33 74 10 9 1 0 8 33 12 19 46 2 0 3 .320 .379 .368 .747
2005 23 AAA DUR 58 259 226 46 69 16 10 5 1 18 30 8 29 47 2 1 1 .305 .385 .407 .792
2005 23 MAJ TAM 76 218 203 29 56 10 7 3 0 13 20 5 10 39 3 0 2 .276 .316 .340 .656
2006 24 AAA DUR 10 40 31 5 8 2 2 0 0 1 6 2 6 3 1 0 2 .258 .410 .323 .733
2006 24 MAJ KAN 79 263 229 34 60 10 6 3 1 28 10 6 22 45 4 4 4 .262 .332 .328 .660
2006 24 MAJ TAM 55 182 154 25 31 6 6 0 0 13 12 3 20 30 5 0 3 .201 .305 .240 .545
2006  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ KAN/TAM 134 445 383 59 91 16 12 3 1 41 22 9 42 75 9 4 7 .238 .321 .292 .614
2007 25 AAA OMA 60 277 223 44 76 14 10 4 0 25 25 8 43 24 1 3 7 .341 .457 .422 .879
2007 25 MAJ KAN 74 261 228 28 70 8 8 0 0 18 9 8 20 36 10 0 3 .307 .371 .342 .713
2008 26 AAA OMA 9 36 33 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 .152 .222 .152 .374
2008 26 MAJ KAN 105 315 279 41 71 4 3 1 0 22 21 4 20 40 10 2 4 .254 .311 .272 .584
2009 27 AAA PAW 3 373 332 50 108 13 11 2 0 20 24 8 27 42 11 0 3 .325 .381 .370 .751
2009 27 AAA NOR 80 373 332 50 108 13 11 2 0 20 24 8 27 42 11 0 3 .325 .381 .370 .751
2009 27 MAJ CHN 20 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 6 0 0 0 .214 .267 .214 .481
2009 27 MAJ BOS 17 17 16 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 .313 .353 .313 .665
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/BOS 37 32 30 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 8 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .579
2010 28 AAA Nor 61 244 216 25 40 6 4 2 0 7 12 6 21 40 5 2 0 .185 .255 .222 .477
2011 29 AAA Paw 4 10 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 .375 .444 .375 .819
2011 29 MAJ BOS 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 1.000
2012 30 AAA Lou 40 161 147 9 44 7 7 0 0 16 4 2 7 29 2 1 4 .299 .346 .347 .693
3-Year Averages MAJ   7 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 1.000 .000 .000
Career  (View All) MAJ   452 1329 1175 178 309 38 30 7 1 95 81 30 97 212 32 6 19 .263 .328 .303 .631

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Joey Gathright: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2011 4 4 1
2009 22 7 15 2 1

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Joey Gathright Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Joey Gathright Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA MON 138 126 8% 21.7% 0.37 76% .448 .056
2004 22 AAA DUR 255 231 7.5% 18% 0.41 80% .400 .048
2005 23 AAA DUR 259 226 11.2% 18.1% 0.62 79% .382 .102
2005 23 MAJ TAM 218 203 4.6% 17.9% 0.26 81% .341 .064
2006 24 AAA DUR 40 31 15% 7.5% 2.00 90% .286 .065
2006 24 MAJ KAN 263 229 8.4% 17.1% 0.49 80% .322 .066
2006 24 MAJ TAM 182 154 11% 16.5% 0.67 81% .250 .039
2006  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ KAN/TAM 445 383 9.4% 16.9% 0.56 80% .293 .054
2007 25 AAA OMA 277 223 15.5% 8.7% 1.79 89% .382 .081
2007 25 MAJ KAN 261 228 7.7% 13.8% 0.56 84% .365 .035
2008 26 AAA OMA 36 33 2.8% 2.8% 1.00 97% .156 .000
2008 26 MAJ KAN 315 279 6.3% 12.7% 0.50 86% .297 .018
2009 27 AAA PAW 373 332 7.2% 11.3% 0.64 87% .372 .045
2009 27 AAA NOR 373 332 7.2% 11.3% 0.64 87% .372 .045
2009 27 MAJ CHN 15 14 6.7% 40% 0.17 57% .375 .000
2009 27 MAJ BOS 17 16 5.9% 11.8% 0.50 88% .357 .000
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CHN/BOS 32 30 6.3% 25% 0.25 73% .364 .000
2010 28 AAA Nor 244 216 8.6% 16.4% 0.53 81% .227 .037
2011 29 AAA Paw 10 8 10% 10% 1.00 88% .429 .000
2011 29 MAJ BOS 1 0 100% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
2012 30 AAA Lou 161 147 4.3% 18% 0.24 80% .373 .048
3-Year Averages MAJ   1 0 100% 0% 0.00 0% .000 .000
Career MAJ   1329 1175 7.3% 16% 0.46 82% .320 .040

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

Best Matchups for Joey Gathright (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jeremy Guthrie KC 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.250 2.250
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 6 4 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.167 1.833
Chris Bootcheck PHI 5 3 0 1 0 1 0 .600 1.000 1.600
Jered Weaver ANA 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Ervin Santana ATL 5 3 0 0 1 1 0 .600 .800 1.467
Dustin McGowan TOR 5 3 0 1 0 2 0 .600 .600 1.200
Zach Miner SEA 9 4 0 2 1 2 1 .444 .667 1.167
Nate Robertson DET 6 3 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Andrew Miller BOS 5 2 0 4 2 2 0 .400 .400 .971
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 16 7 0 1 1 1 0 .438 .500 .971

Worst Matchups for Joey Gathright (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Miguel Batista COL 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Josh Beckett LA 7 1 0 1 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Casey Janssen TOR 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Gavin Floyd ATL 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 .111 .111 .222
Matt Garza MIL 11 1 0 0 0 3 0 .091 .091 .182
Shaun Marcum CLE 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000
CC Sabathia NY-A 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Joba Chamberlain DET 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Joe Nathan DET 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Slowey MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Joey Gathright: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gathright appeared as a pinch runner late in Tuesday's blowout win as a pinch runner. He later came into the game in left field.

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The Red Sox called up Gathright on Monday, according to Peter Gammons.

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Gathright has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reports.

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The Orioles released Gathright on Thursday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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Gathright agreed to a minor league contract with Baltimore, FoxSports.com reports.

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The Blue Jays released Gathright on Sunday, Jordan Bastian of team's official site reports.

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Gathright went 0-for-5 in Friday's game against the Rays and is now hitting just .179 this spring.

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Gathright signed a minor league contract with Toronto that includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN reports.

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Gathright has drawn interest from the Blue Jays, the team's official site reports.

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Gathright declined an assignment to the minors and elected to become a free agent, WEEI 850 AM in Boston reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Gathright spent much of last season in an independent league before joining the Red Sox organization in late August. He appeared in a few games for Boston in September, mostly has a pinch-runner, which has been pretty much his career of late. He's played 44 games in the majors since 2009, but has just 33 plate appearances. He's an unrestricted free agent, who comes cheaply and has some major-league experience. Those qualifications might land him a job as the 25th man on a roster somewhere.

2009

Gathright remains one of the fastest guys in baseball, and injuries to the Royals' outfield opened up enough playing time for him to show off that prowess in 2008. He stole 21 bases with just 279 at-bats, and was caught only four times. The bad news is that he still has zero power, and is too impatient at the plate (just 20 walks last season, 94 in his career). With the Cubs, he'll likely vie for a fifth outfielder role - as the Milton Bradley acquisition moves Kosuke Fukudome into a timeshare with Reed Johnson in center.

2008

Gathright has been known one of the fastest guys in the game throughout his career, but one of the worst at getting on base, making him a reserve outfielder and professional pinch runner. He finally put it all together in 2007, hitting .341 with four triples and 10 doubles in a career-high 228 at-bats, while earning himself an everyday outfield job. The arrival of Jose Guillen crowds the Kansas City outfield a bit, but if Mark Teahen moves back to the infield, Gathright should still hold onto his job, and hopefully steal more bases than the nine he nabbed in 2007.

2007

The Royals really wanted Gathright to become the team's leadoff hitter and center fielder of the present and future when they brought him to Kansas City in exchange for young lefty J.P. Howell. The jury is still out on Gathright, who hit just .162 in the leadoff spot, striking out 21 times in 18 games. His overall average was his lowest in three major league seasons, but his selectivity improved greatly, which gave him a career-best .321 on-base percentage. The outfield situation in Kansas City is going to get crowded with young players very quickly, so Gathright will have to improve greatly to avoid a life as a fourth outfielder and pinch runner.

2006

He is considered by many to be the fastest human in a baseball uniform. However, Tampa Bay is just about convinced that Gathright can't play center at Tropicana Field, and his on-base average in the bigs didn't improve in 2005. (And, unlike teammates Jorge Cantu and Carl Crawford, Gathright has nowhere near enough power to compensate.) Check in the spring to see if Gathright will get regular playing time, and then bid appropriately for his steals (and nothing more) on auction day.

2005

Gathright might be the fastest baseball player alive. He was 134-for-176 in steal attempts (76 percent) in just 262 career minor league games before coming up to the bigs last year. That makes him, at worst, as valuable as Alex Sanchez if he gets playing time, since he's delivered an OBP of .384 or better at each minor-league stop. With limited power, he'll have to do the same in the majors to remain a big leaguer. The signing of Danny Bautista by the Devil Rays lessens the likelihood that Gathright starts regularly. He hurt his shoulder in the AFL, but it doesn't seem that will keep him out of spring training.

2004

Gathright led the minors in steals (69-for-85, 81 percent) for most of last season before missing the last few weeks with a dislocated shoulder. Offseason surgery went well and he should be ready for spring training. Unlike the historical caricatures of prototypical Devil Rays prospects, Gathright showed great plate discipline in 2003 (combined 64-to-46 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 425 ABs at two levels last year). In other words, he's a Carl Crawford who can actually take a pitch. He'll start 2004 back at Double-A, but he's on the Rays' fast track.

2003

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