Matthew Joyce

Matthew R. Joyce (twitter: @sweetswingin20)

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

Born: August 3, 1984 in Tampa, FL
High School: Armwood HS (Seffner, FL)
School: Florida Southern College (Lakeland, FL)
Drafted
by the Detroit Tigers in the 12th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 9, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 5, 2008 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Rays/Tigers 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: 2nd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 yr/$3.7M (14) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.123, Arb Eligible: 2015, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: ACES [*]
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Standard Batting

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
2008 23 DET AL 92 277 242 40 61 16 3 12 33 0 2 31 65 .252 .339 .492 .831 116 119 3 2 0 2 0 79/D
2009 24 TBR AL 11 37 32 3 6 1 0 3 7 1 0 3 7 .188 .270 .500 .770 99 16 0 1 0 1 0 /98D
2010 25 TBR AL 77 261 216 30 52 15 3 10 40 2 2 40 55 .241 .360 .477 .837 132 103 2 2 0 3 2 97D
2011 26 TBR AL 141 522 462 69 128 32 2 19 75 13 1 49 106 .277 .347 .478 .825 131 221 7 4 0 7 9 *97/D AS
2012 27 TBR AL 124 462 399 55 96 18 3 17 59 4 3 55 102 .241 .341 .429 .769 115 171 10 6 1 1 4 *97/D
2013 28 TBR AL 140 481 413 61 97 22 0 18 47 7 3 59 87 .235 .328 .419 .747 108 173 8 2 0 7 0 *79D
2014 29 TBR AL 16 49 39 7 13 3 0 2 7 0 1 8 10 .333 .449 .564 1.013 190 22 1 1 0 1 0 /7D9
7 Yrs 601 2089 1803 265 453 107 11 81 268 27 12 245 432 .251 .343 .458 .800 121 825 31 18 1 22 15
162 Game Avg. 162 563 486 71 122 29 3 22 72 7 3 66 116 .251 .343 .458 .800 121 222 8 5 0 6 4
TBR (6 yrs) 509 1812 1561 225 392 91 8 69 235 27 10 214 367 .251 .343 .452 .796 122 706 28 16 1 20 15
DET (1 yr) 92 277 242 40 61 16 3 12 33 0 2 31 65 .252 .339 .492 .831 116 119 3 2 0 2 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
2008 23 DET AL 92 277 7 -1 1 3 -4 6 0.7 10 16 1.7 .507 .504 1.3 -0.0 13 79/D
2009 24 TBR AL 11 37 0 -0 0 -4 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.2 .465 .498 0.1 -0.4 1 $410,400 /98D
2010 25 TBR AL 77 261 9 -2 0 5 -4 8 0.9 10 18 1.9 .512 .505 1.4 0.2 13 $406,000 97D
2011 26 TBR AL 141 522 16 3 1 -4 -6 10 1.1 20 30 3.0 .507 .506 3.4 -1.0 34 $426,500 *97/D AS
2012 27 TBR AL 124 462 7 -0 -2 3 -5 3 0.4 17 21 2.0 .503 .502 1.8 -0.3 18 $499,500 *97/D
2013 28 TBR AL 140 481 5 -0 0 -5 -7 -7 -0.6 17 10 1.0 .494 .495 1.5 -1.2 15 $2,450,000 *79D
2014 29 TBR AL 16 49 4 -0 -0 0 -1 3 0.4 2 5 0.6 .521 .502 0.5 -0.1 5 $3,700,000 /7D9
7 Seasons 601 2089 49 -1 0 -2 -27 20 2.5 77 97 10.0 .503 .502 10.1 -2.8 99 $7,892,400
TBR (6 yrs) 509 1812 42 0 -1 -5 -23 14 1.8 67 81 8.3 .503 .502 8.7 -2.8 86 $7,892,400
DET (1 yr) 92 277 7 -1 1 3 -4 6 0.7 10 16 1.7 .507 .504 1.3 -0.0 13

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 23 DET AL 277 188 41 5.8 107 .293 .252 .270 .339 .339 .492 .425 .831 .763 116 .573 5.3 0.5 .806 .360 .240 .0
2009 24 TBR AL 37 27 5 4.9 106 .130 .188 .265 .270 .334 .500 .425 .770 .759 99 .489 -0.2 -0.0 .808 .438 .313 1.5
2010 25 TBR AL 261 171 40 6.2 96 .273 .241 .254 .360 .321 .477 .399 .837 .720 132 .630 11.0 1.1 .863 .421 .236 3.3
2011 26 TBR AL 522 349 80 6.2 93 .317 .277 .250 .347 .314 .478 .396 .825 .710 131 .628 21.3 2.1 .836 .333 .201 15.4
2012 27 TBR AL 462 318 59 5.0 94 .281 .241 .250 .341 .314 .429 .403 .769 .717 115 .537 9.3 0.9 .737 .328 .188 6.5
2013 28 TBR AL 481 334 60 4.8 95 .251 .235 .253 .328 .317 .419 .400 .747 .717 108 .527 6.5 0.6 .728 .337 .184 10.1
2014 29 TBR AL 49 29 10 9.3 90 .393 .333 .244 .449 .317 .564 .382 1.013 .698 190 .788 5.4 0.5 1.071 .410 .231 .0
7 Yrs 2089 1416 295 5.6 96 .284 .251 .254 .343 .319 .458 .403 .800 .722 121 .582 58.4 5.7 .792 .351 .206 40.5
162 Game Avg. 563 382 80 5.6 96 .284 .251 .254 .343 .319 .458 .403 .800 .722 121 .582 16 2 .792 .351 .206 11
TBR (6 yrs) 1812 1228 254 5.6 94 .282 .251 .252 .343 .316 .452 .399 .796 .716 122 .584 53.2 5.2 .790 .349 .201 38.8
DET (1 yr) 277 188 41 5.8 107 .293 .252 .270 .339 .339 .492 .425 .831 .763 116 .574 5.3 0.5 .806 .360 .240 .0

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2010 25 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 2 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 TBR AL ALDS TEX L 4 16 15 1 3 1 0 1 4 0 0 1 5 .200 .250 .467 .717 7 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 TBR AL ALDS BOS L 4 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Yrs (3 Series) 12 33 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 13 .156 .182 .281 .463 9 0 0 0 0 0
3 ALDS 12 33 32 1 5 1 0 1 4 1 0 1 13 .156 .182 .281 .463 9 0 0 0 0 0

All-Star Batting

Year Tm Lg Age GS PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2011 TBR AL 26 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 23 DET AL 277 4.3% 23.5% 11.2% 11.2% 51% 2.10 3.7 20.2 7.3 0.54 0.71 60% 18% 12.5% 17%
2009 24 TBR AL 37 8.1% 18.9% 8.1% 10.8% 67% 2.33 4.6 10.7 4.6 0.63 0.73 62% 19% 27.3% 31%
2010 25 TBR AL 261 3.8% 21.1% 15.3% 10.7% 54% 1.38 3.9 21.6 5.4 0.49 0.65 59% 19% 10.8% 15%
2011 26 TBR AL 522 3.6% 20.3% 9.4% 10.2% 41% 2.16 4.4 24.3 6.2 0.58 0.70 66% 21% 9.8% 16%
2012 27 TBR AL 462 3.7% 22.1% 11.9% 8.2% 40% 1.85 3.9 23.5 6.8 0.63 0.88 61% 17% 11.2% 16%
2013 28 TBR AL 481 3.7% 18.1% 12.3% 8.3% 41% 1.47 4.7 22.9 8.8 0.59 0.77 65% 22% 10.4% 16%
2014 29 TBR AL 49 4.1% 20.4% 16.3% 10.2% 39% 1.25 3.9 19.5 5.6 0.67 0.90 57% 17% 13.3% 17%
7 Yrs 2089 3.9% 20.7% 11.7% 9.5% 44% 1.76 4.2 22.3 6.7 0.58 0.76 63% 20% 11.0% 16%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.7% 8.4% 7.6% 33% 2.24 4.8 34.7 8.1 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.6% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 23 DET AL 5.3 0.5 281 0.7 5.3 -4.6 1.00 0.5 0.2 4.8 0.4 0.96 5.2 1.54 9
2009 24 TBR AL -0.2 -0.0 38 -0.0 0.7 -0.7 1.07 0.0 -0.1 0.7 0.1 0.92 0.3 1.03 2
2010 25 TBR AL 11.0 1.1 268 1.7 5.8 -4.2 1.06 0.8 0.8 16.5 1.6 1.00 11.5 1.11 8
2011 26 TBR AL 21.3 2.1 552 2.1 10.4 -8.4 .99 1.6 0.5 17.7 1.8 1.00 18.8 2.20 14
2012 27 TBR AL 9.3 0.9 475 0.5 8.3 -7.8 .99 0.4 0.1 9.3 0.9 0.93 4.4 1.26 10
2013 28 TBR AL 7.1 0.7 500 1.1 9.5 -8.4 1.04 0.5 0.6 -0.1 -0.0 0.95 5.4 1.27 27
2014 29 TBR AL 5.4 0.5 50 0.2 0.8 -0.7 .80 0.5 -0.3 2.8 0.3 0.91 4.5 0.24 5
7 Yrs 59.0 5.8 2164 6.2 41.0 -34.8 1.01 4.2 1.9 51.6 5.1 0.96 50.1 1.38 75

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 23 DET AL 4 0 33% 96 0 2 0% 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 4 44% 14 10 4 2 2 0 7 0 6
2009 24 TBR AL 1 0 0% 6 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 33% 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0
2010 25 TBR AL 1 0 24% 73 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 0 2 6 31% 15 11 4 2 1 1 9 4 3
2011 26 TBR AL 3 0 31% 174 13 1 93% 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 6 1 2 0 3 10 61% 20 11 9 8 2 6 16 4 12
2012 27 TBR AL 2 0 27% 134 4 3 57% 4 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 1 1 1 14 60% 12 9 3 8 1 7 17 3 12
2013 28 TBR AL 2 0 31% 186 7 3 70% 7 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 15 54% 28 15 13 7 5 2 13 2 11
2014 29 TBR AL 0 0 25% 27 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 56% 5 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 3
7 Yrs 13 0 29% 696 27 12 69% 25 12 2 0 0 0 5 1 21 3 7 3 8 50 52% 95 60 35 29 12 17 66 13 47

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 23 DET AL 277 90% 61 5 0 9 1 0 1 1.54 12 0 7 12 0 6 6 0 0 0 56 3 5% 22 9 41% 186 26 14% 19 9 47% 5 3 60% 0
2009 24 TBR AL 37 89% 6 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.03 3 0 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 0 0% 3 2 67% 23 4 17% 1 1 100% 2 1 50% 0
2010 25 TBR AL 261 89% 52 1 0 8 3 1 4 1.11 10 2 9 10 0 4 6 0 0 0 41 2 5% 18 7 39% 178 30 17% 13 5 38% 9 6 67% 0
2011 26 TBR AL 522 81% 128 9 0 14 3 0 2 2.20 19 0 13 16 3 11 8 0 0 0 114 7 6% 53 18 34% 378 60 16% 37 16 43% 25 11 44% 0
2012 27 TBR AL 462 77% 96 10 1 10 2 0 1 1.26 17 2 10 14 3 4 13 0 1 1 100% 82 10 12% 33 11 33% 283 45 16% 24 14 58% 18 13 72% 0
2013 28 TBR AL 481 88% 97 11 3 27 5 0 0 1.27 18 0 11 16 2 8 10 0 1 0 0% 96 8 8% 49 15 31% 274 30 11% 25 11 44% 22 10 45% 0
2014 29 TBR AL 49 88% 13 3 0 5 1 0 1 0.24 2 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 9 1 11% 2 1 50% 33 5 15% 2 1 50% 1 0 0% 0
7 Yrs 2089 84% 453 40 4 75 15 1 9 1.38 81 4 50 73 8 36 45 0 2 1 50% 402 31 8% 180 63 35% 1355 200 15% 121 57 47% 82 44 54% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 32% 14% 51% 56%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 23 DET AL 277 1098 3.96 671 61.1% 19.8% 23.8% 29.7% 26.7% 80.2% 0.0% 49.0% 70.3% 40.4% 4.7% 13 0 13.7% 38 18 10.8% 30 16 11 54 16.9% 0 0 0
2009 24 TBR AL 37 142 3.84 86 60.6% 20.9% 16.3% 32.6% 30.2% 79.1% 0.0% 47.9% 79.4% 40.5% 2.7% 1 0 8.1% 3 2 5.4% 2 1 1 6 14.3% 0 0 0
2010 25 TBR AL 262 1094 4.18 620 56.9% 25.8% 17.4% 30.3% 26.5% 74.2% 1.1% 42.2% 76.5% 32.4% 6.1% 16 1 16.8% 44 20 13.7% 36 18 17 38 30.9% -1 0 0
2011 26 TBR AL 525 2120 4.04 1254 60.1% 24.1% 18.1% 28.9% 28.9% 75.9% 3.7% 45.6% 76.2% 34.1% 5.7% 30 1 16.0% 84 36 10.5% 55 29 24 82 22.6% -3 0 0
2012 27 TBR AL 462 1882 4.07 1086 58.1% 27.6% 17.9% 27.0% 27.5% 72.4% 1.8% 42.1% 75.3% 25.8% 6.9% 32 8 18.6% 86 34 11.9% 55 32 30 72 29.4% 0 0 0
2013 28 TBR AL 482 2003 4.16 1186 59.2% 28.3% 16.4% 27.2% 28.1% 71.7% 0.0% 42.4% 77.1% 24.9% 6.0% 29 2 19.7% 95 39 15.6% 75 36 21 66 24.1% -1 0 0
2014 29 TBR AL 49 218 4.45 117 53.7% 33.3% 16.2% 24.8% 25.6% 66.7% 0.0% 35.8% 75.6% 16.3% 12.2% 6 1 26.5% 13 3 18.4% 9 3 1 9 10.0% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2094 8557 4.09 5020 59.0% 25.7% 18.3% 28.3% 27.8% 74.3% 1.4% 43.9% 75.4% 30.5% 6.1% 127 13 17.3% 363 152 12.5% 262 135 105 327 24.3% -5 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.4% 27.8% 15.2% 27.1% 29.9% 72.2% 1.5% 45.7% 78.9% 26.7% 4.9% 14.4% 8.7% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 23 92 277 242 40 61 16 3 12 33 0 2 31 65 .252 .339 .492 .831 116 119 3 2 0 2 0
2009 24 103 314 274 43 67 17 3 15 40 1 2 34 72 .245 .331 .493 .824 114 135 3 3 0 3 0
2010 25 180 575 490 73 119 32 6 25 80 3 4 74 127 .243 .344 .486 .830 122 238 5 5 0 6 2
2011 26 321 1097 952 142 247 64 8 44 155 16 5 123 233 .259 .345 .482 .828 126 459 12 9 0 13 11
2012 27 445 1559 1351 197 343 82 11 61 214 20 8 178 335 .254 .344 .466 .810 123 630 22 15 1 14 15
2013 28 585 2040 1764 258 440 104 11 79 261 27 11 237 422 .249 .340 .455 .796 119 803 30 17 1 21 15
2014 29 601 2089 1803 265 453 107 11 81 268 27 12 245 432 .251 .343 .458 .800 121 825 31 18 1 22 15

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 23 92 275 241 39 60 16 3 12 32 0 30 65 .249 .335 .490 .824 39 92
2009 24 11 37 32 3 6 1 0 3 7 1 3 7 .188 .270 .500 .770 4 11
2010 25 77 266 219 33 55 16 3 11 44 2 42 55 .251 .372 .502 .874 41 77
2011 26 141 536 472 78 138 34 2 20 85 14 53 106 .292 .364 .500 .864 87 141
2012 27 124 471 405 61 102 19 3 18 65 4 58 102 .252 .353 .447 .800 63 124
2013 28 140 492 420 68 104 24 0 19 53 8 63 87 .248 .343 .440 .784 64 140
2014 29 16 51 40 8 14 3 0 2 8 0 9 10 .350 .471 .575 1.046 11 16
7 Yrs 601 2128 1829 290 479 113 11 85 294 29 258 432 .262 .355 .475 .830 309 601
162 Game Avg. 162 574 493 78 129 30 3 23 79 8 70 116 .262 .355 .475 .830 83 601



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

On-Base% s c a p y
2014 AL  .449 (4th)**

Slugging % s c a p y
2014 AL  .564 (9th)**

On-Base Plus Slugging s c a p y
2014 AL  1.013 (5th)**

Adj. Batting Runs s c a p y
2014 AL  5 (8th)

Adj. Batting Wins s c a p y
2014 AL  0.5 (8th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (9th)

Intentional Bases on Balls s c a p y
2011 AL  9 (10th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2014 AL  1 (5th)

Situ. Wins Added (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2014 AL  0.5 (10th)

                           
A ** by the stat's value indicates the player had fewer than the required number of at bats or plate appearances for the BA, OBP, SLG or OPS title that year. In order to rank the player, the necessary number of hitless at bats were added to the player's season total. The value printed here is their actual value and not the value used to rank them, therefore some numbers may appear out of order. Requirements to qualify for rate stats.
Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 3 (2119), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1812), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1525), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (197th), 10.0 career WAR/10.0 7yr-peak WAR/10.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Matthew Matthew R. Joyce

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