Joey Gathright
Joey Gathright
Joey Gathright
Joey Gathright
36-Year-Old OF
Free Agent
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LEAGUE: Free Agent    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 5'10"    WT: 170 lbs.    DOB: 4/22/1982    College: None    Drafted: 1st Rd in 2001Show Contract
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Joey Gathright Contract Info:
Became an unrestricted free agent in Nov. 2011.
OFBoston Red Sox  
September 17, 2011
Gathright stole a base as a pinch-runner in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
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  1. Joey Gathright 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Gathright spent much of last season in an independent league before joining the Red Sox organization in late August. He appeared in a few games for Boston in September, mostly has a pinch-runner, which has been pretty much his career of late. He's played 44 games in the majors since 2009, but has just 33 plate appearances. He's an unrestricted free agent, who comes cheaply and has some major-league experience. Those qualifications might land him a job as the 25th man on a roster somewhere.
  2. Joey Gathright 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Gathright remains one of the fastest guys in baseball, and injuries to the Royals' outfield opened up enough playing time for him to show off that prowess in 2008. He stole 21 bases with just 279 at-bats, and was caught only four times. The bad news is that he still has zero power, and is too impatient at the plate (just 20 walks last season, 94 in his career). With the Cubs, he'll likely vie for a fifth outfielder role - as the Milton Bradley acquisition moves Kosuke Fukudome into a timeshare with Reed Johnson in center.
  3. Joey Gathright 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Gathright has been known one of the fastest guys in the game throughout his career, but one of the worst at getting on base, making him a reserve outfielder and professional pinch runner. He finally put it all together in 2007, hitting .341 with four triples and 10 doubles in a career-high 228 at-bats, while earning himself an everyday outfield job. The arrival of Jose Guillen crowds the Kansas City outfield a bit, but if Mark Teahen moves back to the infield, Gathright should still hold onto his job, and hopefully steal more bases than the nine he nabbed in 2007.
  4. Joey Gathright 2007 Preseason Outlook
    The Royals really wanted Gathright to become the team's leadoff hitter and center fielder of the present and future when they brought him to Kansas City in exchange for young lefty J.P. Howell. The jury is still out on Gathright, who hit just .162 in the leadoff spot, striking out 21 times in 18 games. His overall average was his lowest in three major league seasons, but his selectivity improved greatly, which gave him a career-best .321 on-base percentage. The outfield situation in Kansas City is going to get crowded with young players very quickly, so Gathright will have to improve greatly to avoid a life as a fourth outfielder and pinch runner.
  5. Joey Gathright 2006 Preseason Outlook
    He is considered by many to be the fastest human in a baseball uniform. However, Tampa Bay is just about convinced that Gathright can't play center at Tropicana Field, and his on-base average in the bigs didn't improve in 2005. (And, unlike teammates Jorge Cantu and Carl Crawford, Gathright has nowhere near enough power to compensate.) Check in the spring to see if Gathright will get regular playing time, and then bid appropriately for his steals (and nothing more) on auction day.
  6. Joey Gathright 2005 Preseason Outlook
    Gathright might be the fastest baseball player alive. He was 134-for-176 in steal attempts (76 percent) in just 262 career minor league games before coming up to the bigs last year. That makes him, at worst, as valuable as Alex Sanchez if he gets playing time, since he's delivered an OBP of .384 or better at each minor-league stop. With limited power, he'll have to do the same in the majors to remain a big leaguer. The signing of Danny Bautista by the Devil Rays lessens the likelihood that Gathright starts regularly. He hurt his shoulder in the AFL, but it doesn't seem that will keep him out of spring training.
  7. Joey Gathright 2004 Preseason Outlook
    Gathright led the minors in steals (69-for-85, 81 percent) for most of last season before missing the last few weeks with a dislocated shoulder. Offseason surgery went well and he should be ready for spring training. Unlike the historical caricatures of prototypical Devil Rays prospects, Gathright showed great plate discipline in 2003 (combined 64-to-46 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 425 ABs at two levels last year). In other words, he's a Carl Crawford who can actually take a pitch. He'll start 2004 back at Double-A, but he's on the Rays' fast track.
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OFBoston Red Sox  
September 17, 2011
Gathright stole a base as a pinch-runner in Saturday's loss to the Rays.
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OFBoston Red Sox  
September 13, 2011
Gathright appeared as a pinch runner late in Tuesday's blowout win as a pinch runner. He later came into the game in left field.
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OFBoston Red Sox  
September 12, 2011
The Red Sox called up Gathright on Monday, according to Peter Gammons.
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OFBoston Red Sox  
August 31, 2011
Gathright has signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox, the Boston Globe reports.
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OFFree Agent  
July 22, 2010
The Orioles released Gathright on Thursday, MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.
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