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Matt Carson

Matthew Reese Carson

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: July 1, 1981 in Newport Beach, CA
High School: Yucaipa HS (Yucaipa, CA)
School: Brigham Young University (Provo, UT)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed July 1, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 18, 2009 (Age 28.079)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2011 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Twins/Indians 2009-2013
2014 Contract Status: Pre-Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 1.020, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2019 [*],
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Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2009 27 OAK AL 10 22 21 1 6 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 7 .286 .273 .429 .701 83 9 0 0 0 1 0 /9D7
2010 28 OAK AL 36 83 79 7 14 2 0 4 9 4 0 2 23 .177 .193 .354 .547 46 28 0 0 0 2 0 9/78D
2012 30 MIN AL 26 69 66 3 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 21 .227 .246 .242 .489 37 16 0 0 0 1 0 7/9D
2013 31 CLE AL 20 13 11 5 7 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 1 .636 .692 .909 1.601 350 10 0 1 0 0 0 9/7D
4 Yrs 92 187 177 16 42 3 0 6 21 7 0 5 52 .237 .257 .356 .613 66 63 0 1 0 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 329 312 28 74 5 0 11 37 12 0 9 92 .237 .257 .356 .613 66 111 0 2 0 7 0
OAK (2 yrs) 46 105 100 8 20 2 0 5 14 4 0 2 30 .200 .210 .370 .580 54 37 0 0 0 3 0
MIN (1 yr) 26 69 66 3 15 1 0 0 4 0 0 2 21 .227 .246 .242 .489 37 16 0 0 0 1 0
CLE (1 yr) 20 13 11 5 7 0 0 1 3 3 0 1 1 .636 .692 .909 1.601 350 10 0 1 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2009 27 OAK AL 10 22 -1 -0 0 -1 -0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .478 .499 -0.0 -0.1 -0 /9D7
2010 28 OAK AL 36 83 -5 1 1 0 -1 -5 -0.5 3 -2 -0.2 .486 .497 -0.2 -0.1 -1 9/78D
2012 30 MIN AL 26 69 -4 0 0 4 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.1 .495 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3 7/9D
2013 31 CLE AL 20 13 4 1 0 0 -0 4 0.4 0 4 0.5 .521 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 9/7D
4 Seasons 92 187 -7 2 1 3 -3 -4 -0.4 7 3 0.3 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 -0
OAK (2 yrs) 46 105 -6 1 1 -1 -2 -7 -0.7 4 -3 -0.3 .485 .497 -0.2 -0.2 -2
MIN (1 yr) 26 69 -4 0 0 4 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.1 .495 .499 -0.3 0.3 -3
CLE (1 yr) 20 13 4 1 0 0 -0 4 0.4 0 4 0.5 .521 .503 0.4 -0.0 4

Standard Fielding

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2009 OAK AL 27 OF 9 6 5 56.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 6 -21 1.93 1.33 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 OAK AL 27 RF 8 6 5 54.0 12 12 0 0 0 1.000 0 -1 7 -22 2.00 1.50 .982 2.13 2.10
2009 OAK AL 27 DH 1 0
2009 OAK AL 27 LF 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.25 2.10
2010 OAK AL 28 OF 33 21 12 194.0 47 45 2 0 0 1.000 2 -0 10 0 2.18 1.42 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 OAK AL 28 RF 25 18 9 154.0 35 33 2 0 0 1.000 3 2 21 15 2.05 1.40 .984 2.10 2.08
2010 OAK AL 28 LF 6 1 1 19.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -13 0 2.84 1.00 .983 2.08 2.05
2010 OAK AL 28 CF 3 2 2 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -51 -114 2.57 2.00 .990 2.74 2.70
2010 OAK AL 28 DH 1 0
2012 MIN AL 30 OF 22 16 14 143.0 28 25 3 0 1 1.000 1 4 5 33 1.76 1.27 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 MIN AL 30 LF 15 8 8 75.2 17 15 2 0 1 1.000 1 3 13 48 2.02 1.13 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 MIN AL 30 RF 9 8 6 67.1 11 10 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 16 18 1.47 1.22 .984 1.99 1.98
2012 MIN AL 30 DH 2 0
2013 CLE AL 31 OF 18 1 1 50.0 10 10 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 19 0 1.80 0.56 .987 2.23 2.23
2013 CLE AL 31 RF 14 1 1 38.0 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 13 0 1.89 0.57 .982 2.06 2.06
2013 CLE AL 31 LF 4 0 0 12.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 40 0 1.50 0.50 .990 1.95 1.98
2013 CLE AL 31 DH 1 0
4 Seasons OF 82 44 32 443.0 97 92 5 0 1 1.000 3 3 9 8 1.97 1.18 .986 2.26 2.24
4 Seasons RF 56 33 21 313.1 66 63 3 0 0 1.000 4 2 16 7 1.90 1.18 .983 2.08 2.06
4 Seasons LF 26 9 9 108.2 25 23 2 0 1 1.000 1 3 11 33 2.07 0.96 .984 1.97 1.97
1 Season CF 3 2 2 21.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -51 -114 2.57 2.00 .990 2.74 2.70
4 Seasons TOT 82 44 32 443.0 97 92 5 0 1 1.000 3 3 9 8 1.97 1.18 .986 2.26 2.24
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Transactions

  • June 4, 2002: Drafted by the New York Yankees in the 5th round of the 2002 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2002.
  • November 3, 2008: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 1, 2008: Signed as a Free Agent with the Oakland Athletics.
  • August 1, 2011: Purchased by the Tampa Bay Rays from the Oakland Athletics.
  • September 30, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 17, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
  • November 2, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 19, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
  • December 2, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 13, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Cleveland Indians.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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