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John Jaso

31-Year-Old Catcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

AVG

.309

HR

1

RBI

7

R

5

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For the second straight season, Jaso's campaign ended early due to concussions. Jaso was having a decent 2014, even showing a bit of pop with nine homers in 307 at-bats. One concerning aspect of his 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:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.175 million contract with the Rays in January of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

July 31, 2015  –  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 99 344 307 42 81 30 18 3 9 40 2 0 28 60 0 2 7 .264 .337 .430 .767
2015 31 A+ CHA 6 23 21 3 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .286 .348 .381 .729
2015 31 AAA DUR 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .286
2015 31 MAJ TB 21 63 55 5 17 7 6 0 1 7 0 1 7 11 0 1 0 .309 .381 .473 .854
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3-Year Averages     92 315 269 38 72 24 16 1 7 37 3 0 40 52 0 2 4 .268 .368 .413 .781
Career  (View All)     501 1,704 1,458 204 381 130 88 9 33 189 14 4 213 244 4 12 17 .261 .359 .402 .761

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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. 31 @Bos 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .381 .473 .854
Jul. 29 Det 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .296 .371 .444 .815
Jul. 28 Det 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .390 .471 .861
Jul. 27 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .320 .397 .480 .877
Jul. 26 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .500 .900
Jul. 25 Bal 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .340 .407 .511 .918
Jul. 24 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .349 .420 .512 .932
Jul. 22 @Phi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 .435 .538 .973
Jul. 21 @Phi 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .359 .422 .538 .960
Jul. 20 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .415 .514 .929
Jul. 19 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .425 .529 .954
Jul. 18 @Tor 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .472 .600 1.072
Jul. 17 @Tor 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .385 .469 .577 1.046
Jul. 12 Hou 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .409 .500 .636 1.136
Jul. 11 Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .421 .500 .684 1.184
Jul. 10 Hou 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .533 .600 .867 1.467
Jul. 9 @KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .583 .625 .917 1.542
Jul. 8 @KC 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .818 1.250 2.068
Jul. 7 @KC 3 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .750 .833 1.750 2.583
Jul. 7 @KC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jul. 6 @KC Did not play.
Jul. 5 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 4 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 3 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 2 Cle Did not play.
Jul. 1 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 30 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 29 Cle Did not play.
Jun. 28 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 27 Bos Did not play.
Last 7 Days 16 1 3 2 0 0 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 .188 .235 .313 .548
Last 14 Days 36 1 9 4 0 0 5 3 9 0 1 0 1 0 .250 .300 .361 .661
Last 30 Days 55 5 17 6 0 1 7 6 11 0 1 0 1 0 .309 .371 .473 .844

John Jaso: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 3 3 13
2014 54 35
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
201550000.200.200.629
2014241050.167.208.468
2013262010.192.192.442

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015505170.320.500.875
2014283419352.272.449.793
2013181293202.282.398.802

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015252020.160.240.516
2014150235211.280.460.834
2013807081.250.313.696

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015303150.433.6671.137
2014157194191.248.401.701
2013127243131.283.409.799
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 344 307 8.1% 17.4% 0.47 80% .303 .166
2015 31 A+ CHA 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .353 .095
2015 31 AAA DUR 7 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .143 .000
2015 31 MAJ TB 63 55 11.1% 17.5% 0.64 80% .372 .164
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3-Year Averages     315 269 12.7% 16.5% 0.77 81% .310 .145
Career     1,704 1,458 12.5% 14.3% 0.87 83% .295 .141

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2015 Stat Review for John Jaso    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.309 AVG
ELITE
80% Contact Rate
WEAK
.372 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.473 SLG
GREAT
.164 ISO
GOOD
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.64 BB/K
GREAT
11.1% BB Rate
GREAT
17.5% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.854 OPS
ELITE
.381 OBP
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John Jaso: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Jaso is out of the lineup Sunday against the Orioles, Matt Baker of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jaso is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Phillies, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

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Jaso is not in the lineup for Monday's game in Philadelphia, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.

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Jaso is 7-for-16 with a home run and no strikeouts in five games following his return from a wrist injury.

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Jaso went 2-for-3 with a double, a solo home run and a walk in the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

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Jaso will bat leadoff in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Jaso (wrist) was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Manager Kevin Cash indicated Sunday that Jaso (wrist) could rejoin the team in Kansas City this week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Jaso (wrist) is expected to move up to Triple-A Durham in his rehab assignment Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 coveted him, but concussion symptoms ended his season in July. Jaso does not have a lot of power, but does have value in leagues with OBP as a category and as long as he is healthy, he should be back to starting behind the plate when the A's face righties while drawing a large supply of walks and potentially hitting higher in the batting order than the typical discounted catcher.

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.