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Jose Lobaton

31-Year-Old Catcher – Washington Nationals

2016 Stats

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.194

HR

3

RBI

6

R

8

SB

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lobaton saw less action in his second season in the nation's capital due mostly to Wilson Ramos' ability to not get hurt for once, but it's not as though the 31-year-old switch-hitter was demanding mo...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 206   DOB: 10/21/1984   BORN: Acarigua, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Lobaton Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Nationals in December of 2015, avoiding arbitration.

July 20, 2016  –  Jose Lobaton News

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Lobaton got the start behind the plate in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers and went 1-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two runs scored.

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Jose Lobaton 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 A LAK 90 345 304 50 79 28 15 3 10 47 0 0 41 79 0 0 0 .260 .346 .428 .774
2008 23 AA SAN 92 342 294 35 76 30 21 0 9 45 1 1 39 75 2 7 0 .259 .338 .422 .760
2009 24 AA MON 26 102 84 13 22 10 7 0 3 11 0 0 15 19 1 1 1 .262 .376 .452 .828
2009 24 AAA POR 39 148 133 14 32 9 6 0 3 8 0 0 10 35 4 1 0 .241 .292 .353 .645
2009 24 MAJ SDG 7 17 17 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .176 .176 .176 .353
2010 25 AA MON 7 28 24 3 6 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .250 .357 .292 .649
2010 25 AAA DUR 72 271 241 26 63 18 11 0 7 33 1 0 27 52 1 1 1 .261 .337 .394 .731
2011 26 A+ CHA 6 20 18 0 8 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .444 .500 .667 1.167
2011 26 AAA DUR 54 224 184 24 54 19 10 1 8 31 0 0 37 50 2 1 0 .293 .410 .489 .899
2011 26 MAJ TB 15 39 34 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 0 0 1 .118 .231 .147 .378
2012 27 A+ CHA 2 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
2012 27 AA MON 4 16 13 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .154 .313 .231 .544
2012 27 AAA DUR 4 15 15 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .067 .067 .133 .200
2012 27 MAJ TB 69 197 167 16 37 12 10 0 2 20 0 1 24 46 2 2 2 .222 .323 .317 .640
2013 28 MAJ TB 100 311 277 38 69 24 15 2 7 32 0 1 30 65 2 2 0 .249 .320 .394 .714
2014 29 MAJ WAS 66 230 214 18 50 11 9 0 2 12 0 0 15 61 0 0 1 .234 .287 .304 .591
2015 30 MAJ WAS 44 155 136 11 27 7 4 0 3 20 0 0 15 40 1 2 1 .199 .279 .294 .573
2016 31 MAJ WAS 27 83 72 8 14 5 1 1 3 6 0 0 10 15 0 0 1 .194 .301 .361 .662
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3-Year Averages     70 231 209 22 48 13 9 0 4 21 0 0 20 55 1 1 0 .230 .296 .330 .626
Career  (View All)     328 1,032 917 93 204 60 40 3 17 90 0 2 98 240 5 6 6 .222 .300 .328 .628

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Jose Lobaton 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
Jul. 27 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 26 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 24 SD Did not play.
Jul. 23 SD Did not play.
Jul. 22 SD Did not play.
Jul. 21 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 20 LAD Did not play.
Jul. 19 LAD 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .301 .361 .662
Jul. 17 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .291 .319 .610
Jul. 16 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 15 Pit Did not play.
Jul. 10 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 9 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 8 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 7 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 6 Mil 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .295 .324 .619
Jul. 5 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 4 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 3 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 2 Cin Did not play.
Jul. 1 Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .185 .284 .277 .561
Jun. 30 Cin Did not play.
Jun. 29 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 28 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 27 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 26 @Mil 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .296 .290 .586
Jun. 25 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 24 @Mil Did not play.
Jun. 22 @LAD Did not play.
Jun. 21 @LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 4 2 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .400 1.000 1.400
Last 30 Days 14 4 3 0 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .313 .857 1.170

Jose Lobaton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 26
2015 42
2014 64
2013 96
2012 66 1
2011 14
2009 6 1

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Jose Lobaton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016141110.071.286.419
2015171010.118.118.403
2014616040.230.230.483

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016587250.224.379.718
2015119103190.210.319.598
201415312280.235.333.633

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016335250.273.545.930
20156441110.203.281.549
201411612290.241.336.638

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016393110.128.205.432
2015727290.194.306.595
2014986030.224.265.535
Jose Lobaton 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 A LAK 345 304 11.9% 22.9% 0.52 74% .321 .168
2008 23 AA SAN 342 294 11.4% 21.9% 0.52 74% .319 .163
2009 24 AA MON 102 84 14.7% 18.6% 0.79 77% .306 .190
2009 24 AAA POR 148 133 6.8% 23.6% 0.29 74% .305 .112
2009 24 MAJ SDG 17 17 0% 29.4% 0.00 71% .250 .000
2010 25 AA MON 28 24 14.3% 17.9% 0.80 79% .316 .042
2010 25 AAA DUR 271 241 10% 19.2% 0.52 78% .308 .133
2011 26 A+ CHA 20 18 10% 25% 0.40 72% .615 .223
2011 26 AAA DUR 224 184 16.5% 22.3% 0.74 73% .365 .196
2011 26 MAJ TB 39 34 10.3% 20.5% 0.50 76% .154 .029
2012 27 A+ CHA 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .000 .000
2012 27 AA MON 16 13 18.8% 18.8% 1.00 77% .200 .077
2012 27 AAA DUR 15 15 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .100 .066
2012 27 MAJ TB 197 167 12.2% 23.4% 0.52 72% .294 .095
2013 28 MAJ TB 311 277 9.6% 20.9% 0.46 77% .302 .145
2014 29 MAJ WAS 230 214 6.5% 26.5% 0.25 71% .318 .070
2015 30 MAJ WAS 155 136 9.7% 25.8% 0.38 71% .258 .095
2016 31 MAJ WAS 83 72 12% 18.1% 0.67 79% .204 .167
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3-Year Averages     231 209 8.7% 23.8% 0.36 74% .293 .100
Career     1,032 917 9.5% 23.3% 0.41 74% .283 .106

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2016 Stat Review for Jose Lobaton    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.194 AVG
TERRIBLE
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.204 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.361 SLG
POOR
.167 ISO
AVERAGE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
12.0% BB Rate
ELITE
18.1% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

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.662 OPS
POOR
.301 OBP
POOR

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

Lobaton is in the lineup Friday against the Reds, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Lobaton went 1-for-4 with a solo homer Sunday at the Brewers.

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Lobaton is starting at catcher and batting eighth Thursday against the White Sox, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Lobaton is in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Cardinals, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Lobaton is in the lineup for Saturday's tilt with the Marlins.

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Lobaton was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBI in the Nationals' win over Minnesota on Friday night.

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Lobaton is in the lineup and batting eighth for Friday's game against the Twins, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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Lobaton will get the start in place of Wilson Ramos (rest) on Tuesday against Atlanta, Chase Hughes of CSN Mid-Atlantic reports.

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Lobaton is hitting .316 (6-for-19) through 12 games this spring.

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Lobaton signed a one-year contract with the Nationals on Wednesday, avoiding arbitration, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

As far as backup catchers go, the Nationals could do a lot worse than Lobaton. His time in Tampa made him a master of the subtle art of pitch framing, he does a good job blocking pitches, throws out his fair share of base-stealers, and while his stats at the plate aren't much, hey, at least he can switch-hit. Wilson Ramos' inability to stay healthy makes the No. 2 spot on the Washington depth chart a little more interesting from a fantasy perspective than other backup catcher jobs, but after 700 big league at-bats, Lobaton's offensive limitations have become pretty clear. From a fantasy perspective, the 30-year-old is purely a "break glass in case of emergency" kind of guy.

2014

Lobaton put together his best season as a major leaguer in 2013 working in a platoon with Jose Molina at catcher for the Rays. He posted career highs in every offensive category, hitting .249 with a .714 OPS that included seven home runs and 32 RBI in 277 at-bats. A switch-hitter, he tends to perform better against right-handers when he hits from the left side, as all but one of his home runs came from that side of the plate. He had a walkoff home run to keep the Rays alive in Game 3 of the ALDS against the Red Sox. He is not as strong defensively as many catchers in the game, so that may limit him from seeing everyday work as a catcher. His role with the Rays is now uncertain with the addition of Ryan Hanigan in December.

2013

Lobaton was able to secure the backup catching job for the 2012 season out of spring training, but suffered a shoulder injury in April that knocked him out for over a month. His switch-hitting ability and decent bat earned him regular starts in the lineup throughout the season, though he had a tough time catching fire. While he only hit .222 with two home runs, he carried a strong .323 on-base percentage and hit left-handed pitching especially well (.310/.355/.397 in 58 at-bats). The 2013 starter is likely Jose Molina, who is a superior defender, but Lobaton's advantage with the bat will still earn him regular starts.

2012

With the trade of John Jaso to the Mariners, Lobaton finds himself ready to compete for playing time with Jose Molina behind the plate for the Rays. While Molina is the better defender, Lobaton possesses more upside with the bat despite the lack of experience in the high minors. Lobaton did put together a nice body of work in limited time at Triple-A Durham with eight home runs and a .293 average in only 194 at-bats. One aspect of Lobaton's game that will endear him to the Rays is his patience at the plate; he's posted a walk rate of over 10 percent throughout the minors including a 16.5 percent mark at Durham last season. At 27, there's only so much upside to expect out of Lobaton but there is some sleeper potential in deeper leagues being a switch-hitter matched with a right-handed batter in a platoon.

2011

The emergence of John Jaso blocks a path to the Rays for Lobaton, with Kelly Shoppach also on the roster. He'll likely begin the year at Triple-A and it will take an injury to one of the two catchers ahead of him to get a callup. Even if that were to happen, he's more of a defensive specialist with little offensive upside.

2010

The Rays claimed Lobaton off waivers from the Padres in late July. Known as a defensive specialist, he faces an uphill battle for playing time with Dioner Navarro and Kelly Shoppach already on the big league roster. He should start the season at Triple-A Durham and will likely need an injury to get a callup.

2009

Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in 2002, Lobaton has steadily progressed through the Padres' farm system, so much that he was added to their 40-man roster to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. Offensively, he possesses a little bit of pop with very good plate discipline, though he needs to improve his contact skills. Defensively, he is a good receiver and threw out 42-of-142 runners attempting to steal. Lobaton is slated to begin the season at Triple-A Portland but with the lack of catching depth in the Padres' organization, he could see time in the majors before 2009 is over.