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Jeff Mathis

34-Year-Old Catcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2017 Stats

AVG

.215

HR

2

RBI

11

R

13

SB

1

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The D-backs signed Mathis last offseason to bolster their pitching staff with his ability as a defender and pitch-framer behind the plate. He eclipsed 200 plate appearances for the first time since 20...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 205   DOB: 3/31/1983   BORN: Marianna, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By ANA In 2001   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jeff Mathis Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2016.

October 9, 2017  –  Jeff Mathis News

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Jeff Mathis 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
2004 21 AA ARK 117 491 429 54 95 41 24 3 14 57 2 1 49 101 4 4 5 .221 .306 .389 .695
2005 22 AAA SAL 112 479 427 78 118 50 26 3 21 73 4 3 42 85 5 4 1 .276 .340 .499 .839
2005 22 MAJ LAA 5 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2006 23 AAA SAL 99 417 384 62 111 41 33 3 5 45 3 1 26 75 0 5 2 .289 .333 .430 .763
2006 23 MAJ LAA 23 63 55 9 8 4 2 0 2 6 0 0 7 14 0 1 0 .145 .238 .291 .529
2007 24 AAA SAL 66 273 250 39 61 21 14 2 5 26 3 1 17 45 2 2 2 .244 .295 .376 .671
2007 24 MAJ LAA 59 195 171 24 36 16 12 0 4 23 0 1 15 49 3 4 2 .211 .276 .351 .627
2008 25 MAJ LAA 94 328 283 35 55 17 8 0 9 42 2 2 30 90 8 4 3 .194 .275 .318 .593
2009 26 MAJ LAA 84 272 237 26 50 13 8 0 5 28 2 3 22 73 8 1 4 .211 .288 .308 .596
2010 27 AAA SAL 9 37 33 6 8 3 1 1 1 5 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .242 .324 .424 .748
2010 27 MAJ LAA 68 218 205 19 40 10 6 1 3 18 3 0 6 59 3 3 1 .195 .219 .278 .497
2011 28 MAJ LAA 93 281 247 18 43 15 12 0 3 22 1 2 15 75 14 3 2 .174 .225 .259 .484
2012 29 MAJ TOR 71 227 211 25 46 21 13 0 8 27 1 0 9 68 6 1 0 .218 .249 .393 .642
2013 30 A+ JUP 4 16 14 1 4 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
2013 30 AA JAC 3 13 11 1 3 2 1 0 1 6 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 .273 .333 .636 .969
2013 30 AAA NEW 2 10 9 1 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .222 .300 .667 .967
2013 30 MAJ MIA 73 256 232 14 42 13 7 1 5 29 0 0 21 76 1 1 1 .181 .251 .284 .535
2014 31 MAJ MIA 64 195 175 12 35 9 7 0 2 12 0 0 15 64 5 0 0 .200 .263 .274 .537
2015 32 AA JAC 5 20 17 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 .294 .350 .353 .703
2015 32 AAA NEW 4 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 32 MAJ MIA 32 103 93 9 15 7 4 1 2 12 0 0 7 24 0 3 0 .161 .214 .290 .504
2016 33 MAJ MIA 41 132 126 12 30 7 4 1 2 15 0 0 4 36 1 0 1 .238 .267 .333 .600
2017 34 MAJ ARI 60 203 186 13 40 14 10 2 2 11 1 0 14 61 1 0 2 .215 .277 .323 .600
3-Year Averages     44 145 135 11 28 9 6 1 2 12 0 0 8 40 0 1 1 .207 .255 .311 .566
Career  (View All)     767 2,476 2,224 217 441 146 93 6 47 245 10 8 165 690 50 21 16 .198 .256 .309 .565

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Jeff Mathis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 1 @KC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .277 .323 .600
Sep. 30 @KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .216 .279 .324 .603
Sep. 29 @KC Did not play.
Sep. 27 SF Did not play.
Sep. 26 SF Did not play.
Sep. 25 SF Did not play.
Sep. 24 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 23 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 22 Mia Did not play.
Sep. 20 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 19 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 18 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 17 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 16 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 15 @SF Did not play.
Sep. 14 Col Did not play.
Sep. 13 Col Did not play.
Sep. 12 Col Did not play.
Sep. 11 Col Did not play.
Sep. 10 SD Did not play.
Sep. 9 SD Did not play.
Sep. 8 SD Did not play.
Sep. 6 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 5 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 4 @LAD Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Col Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 31 LAD Did not play.
Aug. 30 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Games 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 14 Games 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Last 30 Games 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666

Jeff Mathis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 58
2016 38
2015 30
2014 62
2013 73
2012 66 2
2011 91 2
2010 67
2009 79 4

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Jeff Mathis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017476121.213.362.677
2016375150.324.486.845
2015131130.231.462.676

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20171397190.216.309.573
20168971100.202.270.498
2015808190.150.263.476

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017918281.253.429.749
2016525030.250.308.558
2015414150.122.293.493

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017955030.179.221.456
20167472120.230.351.630
2015525170.192.288.513
Jeff Mathis vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Jeff Mathis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 21 AA ARK 491 429 10% 20.6% 0.49 76% .255 .168
2005 22 AAA SAL 479 427 8.8% 17.7% 0.49 80% .298 .223
2005 22 MAJ LAA 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2006 23 AAA SAL 417 384 6.2% 18% 0.35 80% .343 .141
2006 23 MAJ LAA 63 55 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .150 .146
2007 24 AAA SAL 273 250 6.2% 16.5% 0.38 82% .277 .132
2007 24 MAJ LAA 195 171 7.7% 25.1% 0.31 71% .262 .140
2008 25 MAJ LAA 328 283 9.1% 27.4% 0.33 68% .245 .124
2009 26 MAJ LAA 272 237 8.1% 26.8% 0.30 69% .281 .097
2010 27 AAA SAL 37 33 10.8% 27% 0.40 70% .318 .182
2010 27 MAJ LAA 218 205 2.8% 27.1% 0.10 71% .253 .083
2011 28 MAJ LAA 281 247 5.3% 26.7% 0.20 70% .233 .085
2012 29 MAJ TOR 227 211 4% 30% 0.13 68% .279 .175
2013 30 A+ JUP 16 14 6.3% 25% 0.25 71% .400 .143
2013 30 AA JAC 13 11 7.7% 46.2% 0.17 45% .500 .363
2013 30 AAA NEW 10 9 10% 50% 0.20 44% .333 .445
2013 30 MAJ MIA 256 232 8.2% 29.7% 0.28 67% .243 .103
2014 31 MAJ MIA 195 175 7.7% 32.8% 0.23 63% .303 .074
2015 32 AA JAC 20 17 10% 30% 0.33 65% .417 .059
2015 32 AAA NEW 10 10 0% 20% 0.00 80% .000 .000
2015 32 MAJ MIA 103 93 6.8% 23.3% 0.29 74% .186 .129
2016 33 MAJ MIA 132 126 3% 27.3% 0.11 71% .318 .095
2017 34 MAJ ARI 203 186 6.9% 30% 0.23 67% .309 .108
3-Year Averages     145 135 5.5% 27.6% 0.20 70% .277 .104
Career     2,476 2,224 6.7% 27.9% 0.24 69% .261 .111

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Jeff Mathis Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 C 246 0 0 0 0 123 0 56 0
2016 C 310 0 0 0 0 139 0 80 0
2017 C 474.7 0 0 0 0 236 0 110 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 C -1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 1
2016 C 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 8
2017 C 0 1 -1 0 1 0 5 6

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2017 Stat Review for Jeff Mathis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
POOR
6.9% BB Rate
WEAK
30.0% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.600 OPS
TERRIBLE
.277 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.215 AVG
TERRIBLE
.309 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.323 SLG
TERRIBLE
.108 ISO
TERRIBLE

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Jeff Mathis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mathis (hand) was activated from the DL and is starting at catcher and hitting ninth Saturday against the Royals.

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Mathis (hand) could be activated from the 10-day disabled list and start at catcher Saturday against the Royals, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Mathis (hand) said he hopes to return from the 10-day disabled list for the Diamondbacks' final series of the regular season, which will begin Sept. 29 against the Royals, Jarrid Denney of MLB.com reports.

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Mathis (hand) is set to meet with a specialist in Arizona next weekend once the Diamondbacks complete their ongoing road trip, Alex Simon of MLB.com reports.

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Mathis may miss up to six weeks due to his fractured hand, Jack Magruder of FanRagSports.com reports.

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Mathis was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a fractured right hand.

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Mathis suffered a right hand contusion and left Monday's game against the Mets in the sixth inning, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

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2017

Mathis has been a career backup catcher, known for his defense expertise. The 33-year-old hasn't appeared in more than 100 games in his career, and his career batting average is sitting at .197, but his defensive consistency has earned him a spot on an MLB roster for each of the 12 previous seasons. Mathis played in 41 games in 2016, starting 36 of those, slashing .238/.267/.333 in 132 plate appearances over that span. The defensive stalwart is a free agent this offseason and has attracted interest from teams as a backup catcher but is yet to sign. The Diamondbacks signed him over the offseason, but despite the change of scenery, Mathis has limited value as his best case scenario is maintaining his role as backup catcher.

2016

Mathis landed on the DL with a fractured finger very early in the 2015 season, and when he returned he received limited time; this came as no surprise, because he was expected to be the Marlins' backup catcher from the beginning. He appeared in 32 games and batted .161/.214/.291 with just 15 hits and also striking out in more than 25 percent of his at bats. Though his offensive game is limited Mathis continues to play excellent defense and provides a veteran presence in the dugout. There is no reason to think that this role will change in 2016, and it is very likely he will be the second or third catcher next season.

2015

Mathis is slated to begin the season as the Marlins' primary backup behind Jarrod Saltalamacchia at the catcher position after the team picked up his $1.5 million option for 2015. Though his offensive game is limited (.187/.239/.293 three-year average) Mathis continues to play excellent defense behind the dish and provides a veteran presence to help guide a dynamic young pitching staff. Mathis appeared in 64 games last season and figures to draw†a couple of starts per week over the season's first few months. Although Mathis could eventually lose playing time to upcoming prospect J.T. Realmuto, he figures to stick on the roster throughout the season.

2014

Brought in to provide a veteran presence behind Rob Brantly, Mathis missed the first month of the season after sustaining a broken collarbone in the spring before working his way into the primary catcher role down the stretch. The elevation to the everyday lineup, however, had everything to do with Mathis' defense and his handling of a young pitching staff rather than his underwhelming offensive output. While he did slug five home runs in 232 at-bats last season, the .181/.251/.284 line says it all. Mathis is better suited to serve as a backup, a role he will likely compete for during spring training with Brantly after the Marlins signed Jarrod Saltlamacchia to take over as the team's starter behind the plate in December.

2013

Known for his defense, Mathis did little to help fantasy owners even in the deepest of leagues in 2012, batting .220 with a .261 OBP. Surprisingly, the Blue Jays extended him for two seasons. However, Mathis was then shipped to the Marlins where he'll likely serve as a backup and mentor to rookie Rob Brantly.

2012

After spending parts of the last seven seasons with the Angels, Mathis was sent to the Blue Jays in an offseason trade. Mathis draws raves for his defensive skills, but with just a .194 batting average and .557 OPS at the major league level, itís clear he does not hit enough to warrant regular playing time. As such, expect Mathis to serve as backup catcher behind J.P. Arencibia.

2011

Mathis recorded a hit in each of his first 10 games last season, but a broken wrist knocked him out for the next two months and he really struggled with the bat the rest of the way. Mathis hit .170 and walked just four times in 170 at-bats after his June 18 return, and he was on the bench a lot even though fellow catcher Mike Napoli saw considerable action at first base. Mathis will enter the 2011 season healthy, but Napoli will likely catch more with Kendry Morales back at first base. While Mathis will make a few starts a week because he is better defensively than Napoli, he will not benefit fantasy owners at all unless he makes big strides with the bat.

2010

His ALCS heroics aside, Mathis is a no-bat backup catcher with enough defensive skills to make a long career out of nothing. Manager Mike Scioscia seems very attached to him, enough to make him a slightly better than usual No. 2 catcher in AL-only leagues.

2009

Mathis played in 94 games in 2008 and proved that his offensive game still needs some work. His production at the major league level is a far cry from our expectations generated by his early minor league numbers. Mathis will be Mike Napoli's backup again next season, but could become the starter if the injury-prone Napoli goes down again, or when Napoli goes into one of his patented slumps.

2008

Mathis has long been expected to be the Angels' catcher of the future, but he hasn't been able to prove himself at the major league level yet. He is regarded more for his defense than for his offensive skills, but few catchers are going to get regular at-bats hitting .211 in the majors. Mathis' bat just hasn't looked ready for everyday duty and Mike Napoli will be the Angels' starting catcher to begin the 2008 season, so bid and draft accordingly.

2007

Mathis survived the Bengie Molina era only to be lapped by Mike Napoli, then didn't hit all that well on his return to Salt Lake. He'll get another chance should Napoli falter, and like Casey Kotchman and Dallas McPherson, needs to convert the next opportunity or be cast aside. He's still just 24, and could end up as Mike Stanley down the road.

2006

The Angels feel Mathis is ready for a regular spot on the 25 man roster after a nice rebound at Salt Lake City in 2005. The power is definitely there. If the plate discipline starts to improve, he could join the ranks of the AL upper echelon catchers sooner than later. He's more than adequate defensively, although not superior, but good enough that if he's hitting, he'll earn more than his fair share of starts behind the plate in 2006.

2005

Mathis stalled at Double-A last year, with his OPS dropping from .827 to .695 and his average falling to an eyebrow-raising .221. It appeared as if he started pressing after teammates Casey Kotchman and Dallas McPherson were promoted. Even with the setback, Mathis is still considered a fine prospect and should bounce back in 2005.

2004

Mathis is quickly advancing in the Angels organization. He hit .315 with 13 HR and 93 runs scored between Double-A Arkansas and at high Single-A Ranch Cucamonga. The combination of power, plate discipline and defensive skills at an early age (he'll be just 21 next season) suggest he'll be a star one day. A strong year at Double-A this season could make him a factor at the major-league level in 2005.

2003

Mathis may turn out to be the best all-around catching prospect of the current crop. High praise considering the group includes super-prospect Joe Mauer. He excels in the areas that are most important for a backstop; athleticism, arm strength, receiving, and overall intelligence/makeup. While his home run potential is not off the charts, strong hands and a quick bat make it likely heíll develop into a medium power hitter that will also produce a decent average. The Angels 2001 first round supplemental pick will begin the season at High Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. It would be unusual for him to advance to Double-A in 2003. Catchers are generally developed at a slower pace than other position players, but the 20-year-olds potential is so high this may the exception.