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Jose Lobaton

29-Year-Old Catcher – Washington Nationals

2014 Stats

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.200

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0

RBI

1

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3

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ....

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   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, $950,000 contract with the Rays in January of 2014 to avoid arbitration.

April 4, 2014  –  Jose Lobaton News

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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 9 33 30 3 6 3 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Jose Lobaton
3-Year Averages MAJ   61 181 159 18 36 11 8 0 3 17 0 0 19 39 1 1 1 .226 .311 .333 .644
Career  (View All) MAJ   200 597 525 59 119 40 29 2 9 53 0 2 61 130 4 4 3 .227 .309 .341 .650

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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
Apr. 16 @Mia 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573
Apr. 15 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 13 @Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .276 .269 .545
Apr. 12 @Atl Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Atl 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .308 .304 .612
Apr. 10 Mia Did not play.
Apr. 9 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .286 .222 .508
Apr. 8 Mia 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .267 .561
Apr. 6 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 5 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .357 .333 .690
Apr. 4 Atl 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .444 .844
Apr. 3 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 2 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Mar. 31 @NYM 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Last 7 Days 12 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .417 .667
Last 14 Days 28 2 5 3 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .179 .258 .286 .544
Last 30 Days 30 3 6 3 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .273 .300 .573

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Jose Lobaton: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 9
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
201395131120.242.358.653
2012584040.310.397.751
2011200000.150.200.390

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013182256200.253.412.745
2012109122160.174.275.584
2011142000.071.071.349

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013147185190.279.435.760
20128161100.210.309.602
2011232000.130.174.341

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013130202130.215.346.662
201286101100.233.326.675
2011110000.091.091.424
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 33 30 9.1% 18.2% 0.50 80% .250 .100
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3-Year Averages MAJ   181 159 10.5% 21.5% 0.49 75% .282 .107
Career MAJ   597 525 10.2% 21.8% 0.47 75% .285 .114

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2014 Stat Review for Jose Lobaton    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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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.300 SLG
TERRIBLE
.100 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.50 BB/K
GOOD
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
18.2% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.573 OPS
TERRIBLE
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Best Matchups for Jose Lobaton (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rich Hill BOS 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.667 2.667
Dylan Axelrod CHI-A 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Andrew Bailey NY-A 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 .500 2.000 2.500
Jeff Francis CIN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Brad Lincoln PHI 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Alexi Ogando TEX 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Will Smith MIL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Javier Lopez SF 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Kyle Gibson MIN 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Ricky Nolasco MIN 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.333 2.000

Worst Matchups for Jose Lobaton (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Josh Roenicke WAS 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Troy Patton BAL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
James Paxton SEA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon McCarthy AZ 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Harang ATL 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Haren LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Felix Hernandez SEA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Phil Hughes MIN 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Jepsen ANA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Lobaton went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI on Thursday.

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The Rays traded Lobaton and two minor leaguers to the Nationals on Thursday for Nate Karns, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

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Lobaton has been a topic of trade discussions between the Rays and Nationals, with Washington still in need of a backup catcher for 2014, MLB.com reports.

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Lobaton signed a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Rays on Friday to avoid arbitration, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Lobaton is in the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Lobaton (elbow) is in the lineup Thursday against the Yankees.

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Manager Joe Maddon said after Tuesday's game that Lobaton (elbow) "should be fine," the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

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Lobaton left Tuesday's game against the Yankees with a bruised right elbow, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Lobaton went 0-for-3 with a strikeout in Sunday's game against the Orioles.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.