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John Jaso

30-Year-Old Catcher – Oakland Athletics

2014 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

1

RBI

3

R

4

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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.

April 15, 2014  –  John Jaso News

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Jaso will start at catcher Tuesday and bat leadoff, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.

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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 14 41 36 4 9 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 5 12 0 0 0 .250 .341 .389 .730
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Jaso
3-Year Averages MAJ   89 293 249 32 64 22 15 1 6 32 2 1 39 44 1 2 2 .257 .360 .398 .757
Career  (View All) MAJ   395 1338 1132 161 292 96 66 6 24 145 12 3 183 185 4 9 10 .258 .364 .390 .754

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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
Apr. 19 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .389 .730
Apr. 18 Hou 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .350 .400 .750
Apr. 16 @LAA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .314 .406 .720
Apr. 15 @LAA 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .324 .419 .743
Apr. 14 @LAA 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .379 .500 .879
Apr. 13 @Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .357 .360 .717
Apr. 12 @Sea 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .381 .729
Apr. 11 @Sea 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .333 .633
Apr. 10 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .263 .235 .498
Apr. 7 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 6 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .286 .599
Apr. 5 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .300 .633
Apr. 4 Sea Did not play.
Apr. 3 Sea 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .333 .708
Apr. 2 Cle 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .333 .400 .733
Apr. 2 Cle Did not play.
Apr. 1 Cle Did not play.
Mar. 31 Cle 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 1.167
Last 7 Days 18 4 5 0 0 1 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .381 .444 .825
Last 14 Days 30 4 8 1 0 1 3 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .333 .400 .733
Last 30 Days 36 4 9 2 0 1 3 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .341 .389 .730

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John Jaso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 12
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
2013262010.192.192.442
2012422030.119.143.393
2011312020.161.258.574

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013181293202.282.398.802
20122523910475.302.508.927
2011215245251.233.367.662

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013807081.250.313.696
2012145206293.276.469.877
2011121103140.231.372.657

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013127243131.283.409.799
2012149214212.275.443.824
2011125162131.216.336.646
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 41 36 12.2% 29.3% 0.42 67% .348 .139
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Jaso
3-Year Averages MAJ   293 249 13.3% 15% 0.89 82% .291 .141
Career MAJ   1338 1132 13.7% 13.8% 0.99 84% .290 .132

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

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
67% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.348 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.389 SLG
WEAK
.139 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
12.2% BB Rate
ELITE
29.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.730 OPS
WEAK
.341 OBP
GOOD

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

Best Matchups for John Jaso (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jarrod Parker OAK 4 3 1 2 1 1 0 .750 2.000 2.800
Luis Ayala BAL 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Bud Norris BAL 8 4 2 4 2 1 3 .500 1.500 2.100
Scott Feldman HOU 4 2 1 2 2 0 0 .500 1.250 1.917
Alexi Ogando TEX 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.714
Scott Atchison CLE 5 3 0 2 1 0 0 .600 1.000 1.667
Kevin Jepsen ANA 5 2 1 5 0 0 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Ernesto Frieri ANA 4 1 1 2 3 2 0 .250 1.000 1.571
A.J. Burnett PHI 8 4 0 2 2 1 2 .500 .750 1.350
Justin Grimm CHI-N 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 .667 .667 1.333

Worst Matchups for John Jaso (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Neal Cotts TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Troy Patton BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Yoervis Medina SEA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Mat Latos CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Garza MIL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Nate Robertson DET 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Sipp SD 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Vargas KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Jaso hit a pinch-hit, two-run homer off Ernersto Frieri in the ninth inning of Monday's 3-2 win over the Angels.

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Jaso is back in the lineup on Friday, hitting sixth and catching with a right-hander on the mound.

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Jaso will get the start at catcher and bat sixth in the second half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Indians, the A's official Twitter feed reports.

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Jaso is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Indians.

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Jaso had three knocks and four RBI in Saturday's exhibition game against the Rangers.

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Jaso (elbow) is expected to be a catcher for the A's this season and not a DH as has been rumored, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

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Jaso (elbow) was unable to throw Sunday, but is still expected to catch Tuesday, the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Jaso (arm) will be held out for a few days as a precaution, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Jaso was removed from Wednesday's Cactus League game after being hit by a pitch on his upper right arm, 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.