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Jose Tabata

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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.250

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0

RBI

3

R

4

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Fantasy owners endured another season of bumps and bruises with Tabata in 2013, but a funny thing happened -- he actually produced consistently good numbers. The outfielder struggled in April, slashin...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 210   DOB: 8/12/1988   BORN: Anzoategui, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Tabata Contract Information:

In August of 2011, Tabata signed a contract extension for six years, with options that keep him under team control through 2019. Tabata gets a guaranteed $15 million, with the chance to earn up to $37.25 million if the Pirates exercise the three team options at the end of the contract.

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Jose Tabata 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
2006 17 A A 86 349 319 50 95 28 22 1 5 51 15 5 30 66 0 0 0 .298 .377 .420 .797
2007 18 A Tam 103 444 411 56 126 23 16 2 5 54 15 7 33 70 0 0 0 .307 .371 .392 .763
2008 19 R GCL 4 13 11 4 5 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .455 .538 1.091 1.629
2008 19 AA ALT 101 429 383 56 104 23 15 2 6 49 18 2 34 67 1 4 7 .272 .339 .368 .707
2008 19 AA TRE 79 332 294 40 73 12 9 0 3 36 10 2 26 49 1 4 7 .248 .320 .310 .630
2009 20 AA ALT 60 249 224 30 68 19 16 1 2 24 7 6 20 25 0 1 4 .304 .369 .411 .780
2009 20 AAA IND 32 148 134 21 37 11 7 1 3 10 4 2 10 18 1 1 2 .276 .333 .410 .743
2010 21 AAA Ind 53 252 224 42 69 18 13 2 3 19 25 6 23 35 0 3 2 .308 .373 .424 .797
2010 21 MAJ PIT 102 441 405 61 121 29 21 4 4 35 19 7 28 57 5 1 2 .299 .346 .400 .746
2011 22 A+ Bra 4 11 8 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .125 .364 .250 .614
2011 22 AAA Ind 9 38 33 6 11 6 6 0 0 2 0 2 5 4 0 0 0 .333 .421 .515 .936
2011 22 MAJ PIT 91 382 334 53 89 23 18 1 4 21 16 7 40 61 1 3 4 .266 .349 .362 .711
2012 23 AAA Ind 41 173 158 21 47 9 9 0 0 15 5 2 10 20 0 1 4 .297 .353 .354 .707
2012 23 MAJ PIT 103 374 333 43 81 26 20 3 3 16 8 12 29 58 6 0 6 .243 .315 .348 .663
2013 24 AAA Ind 9 32 28 1 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 0 0 1 .179 .281 .214 .495
2013 24 MAJ PIT 106 341 308 35 87 28 17 5 6 33 3 1 23 45 5 0 5 .282 .342 .429 .771
2014 25 MAJ PIT 17 39 36 4 9 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 8 0 0 1 .250 .308 .306 .614
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3-Year Averages MAJ   100 365 325 43 85 25 18 3 4 23 9 6 30 54 4 1 5 .262 .332 .372 .705
Career  (View All) MAJ   419 1577 1416 196 387 108 78 13 17 108 46 27 122 229 17 4 18 .273 .338 .383 .721

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Jose Tabata Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 Mil 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .306 .614
Apr. 18 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .294 .290 .584
Apr. 17 Mil 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .323 .321 .644
Apr. 16 @Cin 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .259 .559
Apr. 15 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .321 .280 .601
Apr. 14 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .292 .600
Apr. 13 @Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .320 .304 .624
Apr. 12 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .316 .649
Apr. 11 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .350 .333 .683
Apr. 10 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .368 .353 .721
Apr. 9 @ChC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .400 .385 .785
Apr. 8 @ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .333 .690
Apr. 6 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .364 .749
Apr. 5 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .286 .444 .429 .873
Apr. 4 StL 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .500 .929
Apr. 3 ChC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
Apr. 2 ChC 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Mar. 31 ChC Did not play.
Last 7 Days 17 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .294 .572
Last 14 Days 30 2 7 1 0 0 2 1 7 0 0 1 0 0 .233 .281 .267 .548
Last 30 Days 36 4 9 2 0 0 3 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .308 .306 .614

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Jose Tabata: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12 2 10
2013 89 40 50
2012 96 32 77
2011 88 76 2 15
2010 102 93 13

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Jose Tabata Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20136811280.250.471.742
20127912155.241.380.706
20117412153.297.419.819

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013240244253.292.417.778
2012254312113.244.339.650
20112604131613.258.346.679

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013155244161.297.465.823
201214717122.218.313.607
2011177343148.316.429.823

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013153112172.268.392.717
2012186262146.263.376.708
201115719178.210.287.584
Jose Tabata Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 17 A A 349 319 8.6% 18.9% 0.45 79% .363 .122
2007 18 A Tam 444 411 7.4% 15.8% 0.47 83% .360 .085
2008 19 R GCL 13 11 15.4% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .636
2008 19 AA ALT 429 383 7.9% 15.6% 0.51 83% .316 .096
2008 19 AA TRE 332 294 7.8% 14.8% 0.53 83% .289 .062
2009 20 AA ALT 249 224 8% 10% 0.80 89% .335 .107
2009 20 AAA IND 148 134 6.8% 12.2% 0.56 87% .301 .134
2010 21 AAA Ind 252 224 9.1% 13.9% 0.66 84% .355 .116
2010 21 MAJ PIT 441 405 6.3% 12.9% 0.49 86% .340 .101
2011 22 A+ Bra 11 8 27.3% 27.3% 1.00 63% .200 .125
2011 22 AAA Ind 38 33 13.2% 10.5% 1.25 88% .379 .182
2011 22 MAJ PIT 382 334 10.5% 16% 0.66 82% .316 .096
2012 23 AAA Ind 173 158 5.8% 11.6% 0.50 87% .341 .057
2012 23 MAJ PIT 374 333 7.8% 15.5% 0.50 83% .287 .105
2013 24 AAA Ind 32 28 9.4% 21.9% 0.43 75% .238 .035
2013 24 MAJ PIT 341 308 6.7% 13.2% 0.51 85% .315 .147
2014 25 MAJ PIT 39 36 5.1% 20.5% 0.25 78% .321 .056
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3-Year Averages MAJ   365 325 8.2% 14.8% 0.56 83% .303 .110
Career MAJ   1577 1416 7.7% 14.5% 0.53 84% .316 .110

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2014 Stat Review for Jose Tabata    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.250 AVG
WEAK
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.321 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.306 SLG
TERRIBLE
.056 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.1% BB Rate
POOR
20.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.614 OPS
TERRIBLE
.308 OBP
WEAK

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Best Matchups for Jose Tabata (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jon Niese NY-N 5 4 1 3 0 0 0 .800 1.800 2.600
Shelby Miller STL 5 3 1 1 1 1 0 .600 1.400 2.067
Zach Duke MIL 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .750 1.500
Jorge De La Rosa COL 11 4 2 3 2 3 0 .364 .909 1.371
Ian Kennedy SD 5 2 0 3 0 0 0 .400 .800 1.300
Randy Wolf AZ 7 3 0 4 7 2 0 .429 .571 1.286
Mat Latos CIN 13 4 2 2 2 1 0 .308 .846 1.284
John Danks CHI-A 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .250 1.000 1.250
Jeremy Guthrie KC 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250
Zack Greinke LA 6 3 0 2 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.238

Worst Matchups for Jose Tabata (by OPS, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Madison Bumgarner SF 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Casey Coleman KC 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Clayton Kershaw LA 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
P.J. Walters KC 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Steve Cishek MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Fernandez MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Taylor Jordan WAS 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Kintzler MIL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Mark Melancon PIT 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Smith MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Jose Tabata: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tabata (head) will be available off the bench Thursday against the Brewers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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Tabata will be evaluated Thursday, after experiencing mild concussion-like symptoms following a crash into the outfield fence Wednesday, and manager Clint Hurdle has not said who would replace Tabata if he went to the DL, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Tabata experienced mild concussion-like symptoms following his crash into the outfield wall Wednesday at Cincinnati.

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Tabata (shoulder/head) was removed from Wednesday's game in Cincinnati after crashing into the wall in left-center field, C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Tabata will make his fifth start of the season Wednesday afternoon against Cincinnati.

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The Pirates expect to use Tabata on a matchup basis with Travis Snider in right field, CBSPittsburgh reports.

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The Pirates are shopping Tabata, who hit .282/.342/.429 in 308 at-bats in 2013, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

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2014

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2013

Pittsburgh mercifully sent Tabata to Triple-A in early July after three months of general disinterest. The outfielder hit .230 through July 1 and played a defense which often focused on avoiding injury than on making plays. Manager Clint Hurdle has seemingly soured on the chronically-pained Tabata. Foot, groin and leg issues kept him off the field at different times. General manager Neal Huntington even said that Tabata is no longer the base-stealing threat he once was because of weight gain. Just a couple seasons ago he appeared capable of multiple .300 seasons with double-digit homers and 20-plus stolen bases. Now he's not even guaranteed a roster spot, even with four years left on a guaranteed contract. Plotting the enigmatic Venezuelan's future is a crapshoot. He'll compete with several others for outfield playing time in 2013.

2012

Tabata has shown glimmers of greatness and a propensity for injury since coming over from the Yankees in 2008. The outfielder stole nine bags in the first 20 games of the season and appeared primed for a breakout. A hamstring injury slowed him down, thereafter, and he would never be quite the same. The Pirates shut Tabata down in early September with a fractured wrist. He tried to play through it after inking a $15 million contract extension but was ineffective. He's got the ability to hit .300 -- he batted .299 in 405 at-bats as a rookie in 2010 -- but questions remain about his ability to stay healthy. He's slated to start every day in right field. With any luck, Tabata might finally realize his potential -- just be prepared for a stint or two on the DL.

2011

An MVP-type showing in the 2009 Arizona Fall League paid almost immediate dividends for Tabata and the Pirates. Tabata piggy-backed his AFL showing by stealing 23 bases in just 53 Triple-A games at the start of 2010, batting .308/.373/.424 prior to his recall to Pittsburgh. He promptly got a pair of knocks in his first major league game in Washington and never really looked back. In fact, he could have sat out either of the team's last two games to secure a .300 batting average, but chose to play in both (going 0-for-7) and finished with a composite line of .299/.346/.400 in 405 at-bats. He stole 19 bases in 26 attempts and gave the Pirates decent defense in mostly left field and occasionally center. The way he's able to take the ball to the opposite field with conviction bodes well for his ability to stay out of protracted slumps. Tabata's got left field and a spot in the batting order locked down for 2011. He makes for a smart target late in fantasy drafts, as he'll help in several categories including runs, batting average and stolen bases. At a listed age of 22, Tabata also has a chance to develop power down the road, as his 21 doubles suggest.

2010

Tabata led the Arizona Fall League with a .392 batting average and could force the Pirates' hand with a strong spring training and early-season start at Triple-A. After recovering from personal issues in spring training and an early-season hamstring problem that saw him miss six weeks, Tabata lit up Double-A and was hitting .302/.370/.404 when he was promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. He cooled off with Indy, putting up a line of .276/.333/.410. He hit just five homers in 2009, but that number figures to increase with experience. General manager Neal Huntington has made it known that the organization intends to bring up Tabata in 2010 if he continues to hit.

2009

The Pirates hope that Tabata builds upon his performance from Double-A Altoona last summer in 2009. The main component in the Xavier Nady trade, Tabata hit .348 for Altoona in 22 games after struggling with Double-A Trenton, where he hit just .248. Tabata suffered a broken hamate bone in 2007, perhaps adding to his slow start last year. Regardless, the Pirates hope that after another year or two in the minors he'll be able to contribute at the major league level. Although Pittsburgh does not feature a particularly deep outfield, it's unlikely that the team will want to start Tabata's arbitration clock a second before it has to. As a result, it might not be wise to expect even a September call-up for the skilled outfielder.

2008

Tabata's season at High-A Tampa ended because of a broken hamate bone in his wrist just after turning 19 in August. The combination of his age and level of play are enough to put him among the game's most-promising hitting prospects, while the .307/.371/.392 line is just a hint of his long-term potential. Tabata only hit five homers, but he stole 15 bases in 22 attempts, and there's little reason to believe that his power won't develop as he fills out his frame the next few years. The Yankees may start him at Double-A to see how he fares out of spring training, while the possibility of seeing him at Yankee Stadium as an everday regular in 2009 (Bobby Abreu is in the final year of his contract) is still a possibility and will hinge on how he responds to Double-A pitching.

2007

Tabata projects as a potential replacement in right field for the Yankees once Bobby Abreu's contract runs out after this season. He'll turn 19 this August, but if he continues to use his good bat speed to drive the ball all over the ballpark, finishing the year a Triple-A is a possibility. Tabata also runs very well and would be a legitimate 30-steal candidate in the right environment. Keep him in mind for minor-league drafts and deep-keeper formats.