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Matt Joyce

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

AVG

.254

HR

9

RBI

52

R

51

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Joyce put up a very similar season to 2012 across the board. He started off with a solid April and May, hitting 10 home runs with 25 RBI over the first two months. He went cold at the plate for much o...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/3/1984   BORN: Tampa, FL   COLLEGE: Florida Southern   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Matt Joyce Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $3.7 million deal with the Rays in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

September 28, 2014  –  Matt Joyce News

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Matt Joyce 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
2007 22 AA ERI 130 514 456 61 117 53 33 3 17 70 4 6 51 127 1 3 3 .257 .333 .454 .787
2008 23 AAA TOL 56 227 200 36 54 28 13 2 13 41 2 3 24 62 0 1 2 .270 .352 .550 .902
2008 23 MAJ DET 92 277 242 40 61 31 16 3 12 33 0 2 31 65 0 2 2 .252 .339 .492 .831
2009 24 AAA DUR 111 493 417 72 114 53 35 2 16 66 14 5 67 98 0 6 3 .273 .373 .482 .855
2009 24 MAJ TAM 11 37 32 3 6 4 1 0 3 7 1 0 3 7 0 1 1 .188 .270 .500 .770
2010 25 A+ CHA 10 40 29 6 11 7 5 0 2 8 1 0 10 8 0 1 0 .379 .525 .759 1.284
2010 25 AAA DUR 25 115 92 18 27 11 8 0 3 12 1 3 22 21 0 0 1 .293 .435 .478 .913
2010 25 MAJ TAM 77 261 216 30 52 28 15 3 10 40 2 2 40 55 0 3 2 .241 .360 .477 .837
2011 26 MAJ TB 141 522 462 69 128 53 32 2 19 75 13 1 49 106 0 7 4 .277 .347 .478 .825
2012 27 A+ CHA 2 9 8 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
2012 27 AAA DUR 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
2012 27 MAJ TB 124 462 399 55 96 38 18 3 17 59 4 3 55 102 1 1 6 .241 .341 .429 .770
2013 28 MAJ TB 140 481 413 61 97 40 22 0 18 47 7 3 59 87 0 7 2 .235 .328 .419 .747
2014 29 MAJ TB 140 493 418 51 106 34 23 2 9 52 2 5 62 111 0 9 4 .254 .349 .383 .732
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3-Year Averages     135 487 424 61 107 43 24 1 18 60 8 2 54 98 0 5 4 .252 .339 .441 .780
Career  (View All)     725 2,533 2,182 309 546 228 127 13 88 313 29 16 299 533 1 30 21 .250 .342 .441 .783

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Matt Joyce Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Cle Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Cle 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .349 .383 .732
Sep. 26 @Cle 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .350 .386 .736
Sep. 25 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .348 .386 .734
Sep. 24 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .255 .349 .387 .736
Sep. 21 CWS Did not play.
Sep. 20 CWS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .348 .379 .727
Sep. 19 CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .350 .382 .732
Sep. 17 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .350 .382 .732
Sep. 16 NYY 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .352 .384 .736
Sep. 15 NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .353 .386 .739
Sep. 14 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .351 .386 .737
Sep. 12 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 11 @NYY 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .354 .390 .744
Sep. 10 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .353 .389 .742
Sep. 9 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .354 .390 .744
Sep. 7 Bal 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .352 .391 .743
Sep. 6 Bal 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .356 .395 .751
Sep. 5 Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .358 .398 .756
Sep. 4 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 3 Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .359 .399 .758
Sep. 2 Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .360 .401 .761
Sep. 1 Bos 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .363 .405 .768
Aug. 31 Bos 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .365 .408 .773
Aug. 30 Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .365 .406 .771
Aug. 29 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .366 .409 .775
Aug. 28 @Bal 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .272 .368 .414 .782
Aug. 27 @Bal 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .368 .413 .781
Last 7 Days 14 1 4 0 0 1 1 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .500 .875
Last 14 Days 26 1 4 0 0 1 1 4 11 0 1 0 1 0 .154 .258 .269 .527
Last 30 Days 70 6 11 1 0 1 4 7 24 1 1 0 1 0 .157 .231 .214 .445

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Matt Joyce: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 94 81 15 34
2013 110 58 58 20
2012 115 33 89 4
2011 136 15 126 1
2010 63 13 52 11
2009 9 4 5 1

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Matt Joyce Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014342170.147.265.408
2013557271.164.309.499
201291103151.209.330.631

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014384498452.263.393.758
20133585416406.246.436.783
20123084514443.250.458.810

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014215252251.251.349.671
2013190288204.237.411.756
2012198224274.237.369.719

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014203267271.256.419.794
20132233310273.233.426.740
20122013313320.244.488.818
Matt Joyce Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 22 AA ERI 514 456 9.9% 24.7% 0.40 72% .321 .197
2008 23 AAA TOL 227 200 10.6% 27.3% 0.39 69% .328 .280
2008 23 MAJ DET 277 242 11.2% 23.5% 0.48 73% .297 .240
2009 24 AAA DUR 493 417 13.6% 19.9% 0.68 76% .323 .209
2009 24 MAJ TAM 37 32 8.1% 18.9% 0.43 78% .136 .312
2010 25 A+ CHA 40 29 25% 20% 1.25 72% .474 .380
2010 25 AAA DUR 115 92 19.1% 18.3% 1.05 77% .353 .185
2010 25 MAJ TAM 261 216 15.3% 21.1% 0.73 75% .278 .236
2011 26 MAJ TB 522 462 9.4% 20.3% 0.46 77% .323 .201
2012 27 A+ CHA 9 8 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .286 .125
2012 27 AAA DUR 3 2 33.3% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2012 27 MAJ TB 462 399 11.9% 22.1% 0.54 74% .282 .188
2013 28 MAJ TB 481 413 12.3% 18.1% 0.68 79% .256 .184
2014 29 MAJ TB 493 418 12.6% 22.5% 0.56 73% .326 .129
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3-Year Averages     487 424 11.1% 20.1% 0.55 77% .289 .189
Career     2,533 2,182 11.8% 21% 0.56 76% .293 .191

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Joyce    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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.254 AVG
WEAK
73% Contact Rate
POOR
.326 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.383 SLG
WEAK
.129 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.56 BB/K
GOOD
12.6% BB Rate
ELITE
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.732 OPS
WEAK
.349 OBP
GOOD

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Matt Joyce: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Joyce is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Joyce is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Yankees, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Joyce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce sent the Rays home happy Monday afternoon, hitting a walk-off single in the bottom of the 10th.

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Joyce is out of the lineup Tuesday in Baltimore, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Joyce is not in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Joyce went 2-for-4 with a double and one run scored in Sunday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees.

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Joyce is out of the lineup Thursday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Joyce swatted a home run, drove in a pair of runs, and scored three of his own in Sunday's demolition of the Rangers.

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Joyce had a productive day at the plate Monday, going 1-for-2 with a pair of walks and two RBI.

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Joyce is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.

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2014

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2013

After a breakout 2011 All-Star season, it is tough to not be a little disappointed with Joyce's production in 2012. He struggled with an oblique injury that landed him on the disabled list in July and likely bothered him longer after that. Even with that, Joyce showed ugly splits against left-handed pitching, hitting .209/.301/.330 against lefties compared to .250/.352/.458 against right-handers, costing him at-bats to Sam Fuld and Ben Francisco. He will be anchored as a regular in the Rays' outfield this season (likely moving to left field with the acquisition of Wil Myers) and is still a player in his prime.

2012

Joyce rewarded fantasy owners who took a chance on him, finishing the season with 19 home runs and 13 stolen bases. After a strong start in April (.884 OPS) and May (1.229 OPS), he cooled off in June (.528 OPS) and July (.653) before rebounding over the last two months. The fluctuation of OPS is directly correlated with his BABIP showing that the roller coaster between Joyce being lucky and unlucky. He's more of a player who can hit for power than a speed guy but should again get a handful of swipes given the Rays' philosophy to run more than most teams. At 27, Joyce is entering his prime and if he shows improvement against left-handed pitching (.217 BA last season) he could be in line for at extra 100 plate appearances, adding to his value. The Rays have him penciled in as their everyday right fielder with Ben Zobrist likely to receive the bulk of his playing time at second base.

2011

After coming over in the Edwin Jackson trade, the Rays had high hopes for Joyce. However, his first year with the team raised questions about his attitude and work ethic and he spent most of 2009 at Triple-A. Last season was a different story with coaches raving about his positive transformation. Unfortunately, an elbow injury cost him the first two months of the season and there wasn't a roster spot by the time he was done with his rehab. Joyce spent a short time at Triple-A before finally getting 216 at-bats with the Rays, playing mostly right field. He'll have a good shot of winning most of the time there this spring as a left-handed bat. He'll make for a nice fifth outfielder with pop (HR in every 21.6 at-bats last season) in most formats with 4-5 starts a week.

2010

Joyce started the season in the mix for the right-field spot and ended up spending most of 2009 at Triple-A Durham. His results were stellar, as he finished with a .273 batting average, 16 home runs and 14 stolen bases. He's only 25, so there's still time for him to pay dividends from the Edwin Jackson trade. Right now, there just isn't a spot for him with the big club, so he's likely ticketed for a return to Durham.

2009

Joyce was a bright spot on a Tigers squad that severely underperformed last year. He came up from Triple-A and posted solid power numbers to go along with a good eye at the plate. Joyce was traded to the Rays in December, where he'll get a chance to take over at least half of playing time in right field. He makes a nice speculative pick in deeper leagues as there is potential here.