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John Jaso

30-Year-Old Catcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.277

HR

7

RBI

31

R

34

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The A's acquired Jaso in January of 2013 and immediately slotted him into the starting catcher role. Jaso provided a lot of value for the A's in 207 at-bats with his .387 OBP, the main reason the A's ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/19/1983   BORN: Chula Vista, CA   COLLEGE: Southwestern (CA) JC   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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John Jaso Contract Information:

Jaso avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the A's in January of 2014.

July 19, 2014  –  John Jaso News

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John Jaso 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 22 A A 95 397 366 58 113 32 22 0 10 55 1 2 31 48 0 0 0 .309 .362 .451 .813
2007 23 AA MON 109 450 380 62 120 38 24 2 12 71 2 2 59 49 2 5 4 .316 .408 .484 .892
2008 24 AA MON 85 356 284 51 77 22 13 2 7 43 1 0 62 33 1 3 6 .271 .408 .405 .813
2008 24 AAA DUR 31 118 108 14 30 12 7 0 5 24 1 1 10 14 0 0 0 .278 .339 .481 .820
2008 24 MAJ TAM 5 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2009 25 AAA DUR 103 384 328 41 87 21 14 2 5 30 1 0 46 48 0 4 6 .265 .362 .366 .728
2010 26 AAA DUR 3 12 11 1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .364 .333 .455 .788
2010 26 MAJ TAM 109 404 339 57 89 26 18 3 5 44 4 0 59 39 1 3 2 .263 .372 .378 .750
2011 27 AAA DUR 6 22 20 2 6 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .300 .364 .400 .764
2011 27 MAJ TB 89 273 246 26 55 21 15 1 5 27 1 2 25 36 1 0 1 .224 .298 .354 .652
2012 28 MAJ SEA 108 361 294 41 81 31 19 2 10 50 5 0 56 51 1 5 5 .276 .394 .456 .850
2013 29 MAJ OAK 70 249 207 31 56 15 12 0 3 21 2 1 38 45 1 1 2 .271 .387 .372 .759
2014 30 MAJ OAK 76 265 235 34 65 25 15 3 7 31 2 0 24 50 0 1 5 .277 .355 .455 .810
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3-Year Averages     89 293 249 32 64 22 15 1 6 32 2 1 39 44 1 2 2 .257 .360 .398 .757
Career  (View All)     457 1,562 1,331 191 348 118 79 9 30 173 14 3 202 223 4 10 15 .261 .363 .402 .765

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John Jaso 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
Jul. 20 Bal 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .355 .455 .810
Jul. 19 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .350 .446 .796
Jul. 18 Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .351 .448 .799
Jul. 13 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .274 .353 .447 .800
Jul. 12 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .351 .448 .799
Jul. 11 @Sea 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .352 .452 .804
Jul. 10 @SF 3 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .354 .451 .805
Jul. 9 @SF Did not play.
Jul. 8 SF Did not play.
Jul. 7 SF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .350 .439 .789
Jul. 6 Tor 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .352 .442 .794
Jul. 5 Tor Did not play.
Jul. 4 Tor 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .348 .434 .782
Jul. 3 Tor 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .348 .438 .786
Jul. 2 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .350 .437 .787
Jun. 30 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .356 .446 .802
Jun. 29 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 28 @Mia 7 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .364 .458 .822
Jun. 27 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .362 .454 .816
Jun. 25 @NYM 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .275 .364 .456 .820
Jun. 24 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .358 .455 .813
Jun. 22 Bos 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .360 .458 .818
Jun. 21 Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .356 .438 .794
Jun. 20 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 19 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .362 .445 .807
Jun. 18 Tex 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .359 .447 .806
Jun. 17 Tex 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .361 .446 .807
Jun. 16 Tex 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .356 .436 .792
Jun. 15 NYY Did not play.
Last 7 Days 23 3 8 2 2 0 4 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 .348 .400 .609 1.009
Last 14 Days 36 5 12 4 2 0 7 2 4 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .385 .556 .941
Last 30 Days 74 11 23 7 2 1 11 5 11 1 0 1 0 0 .311 .363 .500 .863

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John Jaso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 43 26
2013 48 1 17
2012 43 46
2011 82
2010 96 1 9

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John Jaso Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014201030.150.150.411
2013262010.192.192.442
2012422030.119.143.393

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014211327262.284.474.833
2013181293202.282.398.802
20122523910475.302.508.927

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014106215161.311.528.935
2013807081.250.313.696
2012145206293.276.469.877

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014125122131.240.376.675
2013127243131.283.409.799
2012149214212.275.443.824
John Jaso 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 22 A A 397 366 7.8% 12.1% 0.65 87% .334 .142
2007 23 AA MON 450 380 13.1% 10.9% 1.20 87% .339 .168
2008 24 AA MON 356 284 17.4% 9.3% 1.88 88% .287 .134
2008 24 AAA DUR 118 108 8.5% 11.9% 0.71 87% .281 .203
2008 24 MAJ TAM 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .250 .000
2009 25 AAA DUR 384 328 12% 12.5% 0.96 85% .298 .101
2010 26 AAA DUR 12 11 0% 16.7% 0.00 82% .444 .091
2010 26 MAJ TAM 404 339 14.6% 9.7% 1.51 88% .285 .115
2011 27 AAA DUR 22 20 9.1% 13.6% 0.67 85% .353 .100
2011 27 MAJ TB 273 246 9.2% 13.2% 0.69 85% .244 .130
2012 28 MAJ SEA 361 294 15.5% 14.1% 1.10 83% .305 .180
2013 29 MAJ OAK 249 207 15.3% 18.1% 0.84 78% .333 .101
2014 30 MAJ OAK 265 235 9.1% 18.9% 0.48 79% .326 .178
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3-Year Averages     293 249 13.3% 15% 0.89 82% .291 .141
Career     1,562 1,331 12.9% 14.3% 0.91 83% .295 .141

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2014 Stat Review for John Jaso    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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.277 AVG
GOOD
79% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.326 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.455 SLG
GOOD
.178 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.48 BB/K
GOOD
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
18.9% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.810 OPS
GOOD
.355 OBP
GOOD

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John Jaso: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jaso is not starting Wednesday against the Giants.

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Jaso is not in the starting lineup Tuesday night.

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Jaso is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays.

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Jaso is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Jaso is not in the lineup Sunday against the Marlins, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Jaso is not in the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox.

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Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

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Jaso was 0-for-4 Saturday night to extend his hitless streak to 21 at-bats.

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Jaso drove in four runs in a victory over the Orioles on Sunday.

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Jaso went 2-for-4 with a solo homer -- Oakland's lone damage against Masahiro Tanaka -- in Thursday's loss to the Yankees.

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Jaso made his presence felt in his return to the lineup Tuesday, smacking a two-run home run off Tigers' ace Max Scherzer.

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Jaso (back) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

A seemingly minor move last offseason turned into a major find for the Mariners in Jaso, who was the team's best hitter last season. His biggest problem was earning manager Eric Wedge's trust behind the plate. He didn't catch his first game until May and played more games at DH than catcher last year.  He likely won't have similar problems this year as he was dealt to Oakland in January. Jaso makes consistent contact and works the count; his 1.10 BB:K by far led the Mariners last season, and his 56 walks were only three less than team-leader Dustin Ackley in more than 300 fewer plate appearances. Jaso likely goes to camp as the No. 1 catcher, though his struggles against left-handers could lead to a platoon.  Even if he can't hit lefties, though, the A's likely didn't acquire Jaso to not give him  more at-bats than the 294 he had last season.

2012

The signing of veteran Jose Molina coupled with a pair of young catching prospects ready to contribute in Tampa Bay made Jaso expendable, and he was traded to Seattle. Jaso cooled off in his full second season, seeing his batting average drop 39 points to a paltry .224 and a decreased walk rate led to a 74-point drop in his OBP. Jaso should see a slight boost in those stats but is an endgame filler given his new home ballpark and backup role with the Mariners.

2011

Jaso was one of the bigger surprises for the Rays last season, taking advantage of an early injury to Kelly Shoppach and a slumping Dioner Navarro to become the team's primary catcher. Jaso ended up hitting leadoff most nights when he was in the lineup, using an outstanding batting eye (59:39 BB:K ratio) to a .372 OBP. He'll share catching duties with Shoppach now after Navarro was non-tendered and should get the lion's share of playing time out of that platoon. He's a decent choice as a No. 2 catcher (especially if your league uses OBP); just be sure to realize the likelihood for limited power and speed numbers.

2010

Jaso has a solid batting eye (46:48 BB:K ratio) but isn't as good defensively as Shawn Riggans or Jose Lobaton. With the addition of Kelly Shoppach and the glut of catchers on the 40-man roster, it will take a couple of injuries for him to get a shot at time with the Rays.

2009

Before his September cup o'joe with the big club, Jaso held his own in a relatively tough hitters' environment at Double-A Montgomery and also did well at the plate in a brief Triple-A stint. We'll see how much of a challenge Jaso gives Shawn Riggans for the backup catcher job in the spring; the Rays like Jaso's bat, but they love Riggans' defense more at the moment.

2008

Jaso's bat really blossomed last season. His defense is still holding him back, however; as a catcher, he's a heck of a DH. Still, the Rays don't yet have long-term solutions in place at the major league level at either catcher or DH, so Jaso is still in the organization's plans. He could fill a role as the left-handed part of a DH platoon, especially if he can also convince folks that he could enter the game as a third catcher and not contend for the league lead in passed balls. Jaso likely starts 2008 at Triple-A Durham for the Rays, with a chance for a big league callup before season's end.

2007

Jaso has great on-base skills and good left-handed power, but injuries have really held him back. He also may not be a catcher much longer. Still, a bat like this will find a chance somewhere. Likely a year or more away from the bigs, he’ll take more time if asked to learn a new position.