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Matt Kata    \KAY-ta\

Matthew John Kata

Positions: Second Baseman, Pinch Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: March 14, 1978 in Avon Lake, OH
High School: St. Ignatius HS (Cleveland, OH)
School: Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN)
Drafted
by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 9th round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 5, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 15, 2003 (Age 25.093, 15,896th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Diamondbacks/Pirates/Astros/Rangers/Phillies 2003-2009

Last Game: August 11, 2009 (Age 31.150)
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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
2003 25 ARI NL 78 322 288 42 74 16 5 7 29 3 2 25 53 .257 .315 .420 .736 84 121 4 1 5 3 0 45/6
2004 26 ARI NL 42 178 162 17 40 9 2 2 13 4 1 13 29 .247 .301 .364 .665 68 59 1 0 1 1 2 4/56
2005 27 TOT NL 40 44 37 7 7 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 6 .189 .286 .297 .583 52 11 0 0 2 0 0 4/D96
2005 27 ARI NL 30 38 31 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 5 4 .194 .306 .323 .628 64 10 0 0 2 0 0 /4D
2005 27 PHI NL 10 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -14 1 0 0 0 0 0 /496
2007 29 TOT MLB 78 167 158 21 35 9 1 3 16 1 0 5 33 .222 .255 .348 .603 56 55 3 2 2 0 0 547/63D9
2007 29 TEX AL 31 77 70 12 13 2 0 2 6 1 0 5 18 .186 .250 .300 .550 44 21 0 1 1 0 0 7/563D4
2007 29 PIT NL 47 90 88 9 22 7 1 1 10 0 0 0 15 .250 .258 .386 .645 66 34 3 1 1 0 0 45/679
2009 31 HOU NL 40 52 50 2 10 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 .200 .212 .220 .432 16 11 3 1 0 1 0 /473
5 Yrs 278 763 695 89 166 37 9 12 63 9 4 48 126 .239 .290 .370 .660 68 257 11 4 10 5 2
162 Game Avg. 162 445 405 52 97 22 5 7 37 5 2 28 73 .239 .290 .370 .660 68 150 6 2 6 3 1
ARI (3 yrs) 150 538 481 65 120 27 8 9 42 7 4 43 86 .249 .310 .395 .705 77 190 5 1 8 4 2
TEX (1 yr) 31 77 70 12 13 2 0 2 6 1 0 5 18 .186 .250 .300 .550 44 21 0 1 1 0 0
PIT (1 yr) 47 90 88 9 22 7 1 1 10 0 0 0 15 .250 .258 .386 .645 66 34 3 1 1 0 0
PHI (1 yr) 10 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 -14 1 0 0 0 0 0
HOU (1 yr) 40 52 50 2 10 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 5 .200 .212 .220 .432 16 11 3 1 0 1 0
NL (5 yrs) 247 686 625 77 153 35 9 10 57 8 4 43 108 .245 .294 .378 .672 71 236 11 3 9 5 2
AL (1 yr) 31 77 70 12 13 2 0 2 6 1 0 5 18 .186 .250 .300 .550 44 21 0 1 1 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
2003 25 ARI NL 78 322 -7 1 0 -1 2 -4 -0.5 10 6 0.5 .494 .497 0.6 0.1 7 45/6
2004 26 ARI NL 42 178 -7 1 -0 5 1 -0 -0.1 6 5 0.5 .499 .500 -0.0 0.6 0 $315,000 4/56
2005 27 ARI NL 30 38 -2 -1 0 1 0 -2 -0.2 1 -0 -0.1 .494 .499 -0.2 0.1 -2 $330,000 /4D
2005 27 PHI NL 10 6 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /496
2007 29 TEX AL 31 77 -3 0 1 -4 -0 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.3 .479 .496 0.1 -0.4 0 $415,000 7/563D4
2007 29 PIT NL 47 90 -5 0 -0 -6 1 -11 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .477 .493 -0.2 -0.6 -2 45/679
2009 31 HOU NL 40 52 -6 0 -0 2 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.5 0.2 -4 /473
5 Seasons 278 763 -31 1 1 -3 3 -29 -3.0 24 -4 -0.6 .490 .497 -0.4 0.0 -1 $1,060,000
ARI (3 yrs) 150 538 -16 1 0 5 3 -6 -0.7 17 10 0.9 .496 .498 0.4 0.8 5 $645,000
TEX (1 yr) 31 77 -3 0 1 -4 -0 -6 -0.6 3 -4 -0.3 .479 .496 0.1 -0.4 0 $415,000
PIT (1 yr) 47 90 -5 0 -0 -6 1 -11 -1.1 3 -8 -0.8 .477 .493 -0.2 -0.6 -2
PHI (1 yr) 10 6 -1 -0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .490 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1
HOU (1 yr) 40 52 -6 0 -0 2 0 -4 -0.4 2 -2 -0.3 .489 .497 -0.5 0.2 -4

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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
2003 ARI NL 25 2B 52 45 41 409.1 240 106 131 3 27 .988 -1 -4 -4 -12 5.21 4.56 .983 5.12 5.07
2003 ARI NL 25 3B 23 19 14 173.1 52 10 41 1 3 .981 -2 3 -12 21 2.65 2.22 .955 2.74 2.72
2003 ARI NL 25 SS 6 4 2 37.2 12 7 5 0 1 1.000 -2 0 -51 0 2.87 2.00 .973 4.52 4.48
2004 ARI NL 26 2B 38 35 33 320.2 188 75 111 2 25 .989 8 4 29 16 5.22 4.89 .982 5.00 4.97
2004 ARI NL 26 3B 3 2 1 17.1 8 4 4 0 0 1.000 -0 0 -21 0 4.15 2.67 .956 2.75 2.73
2004 ARI NL 26 SS 1 1 1 9.1 8 3 5 0 2 1.000 0 1 64 155 7.71 8.00 .972 4.44 4.40
2005 TOT NL 27 2B 10 3 2 33.0 20 8 12 0 6 1.000 2 1 62 36 5.45 2.00 .981 4.99 4.92
2005 ARI NL 27 2B 7 3 2 28.0 20 8 12 0 6 1.000 2 1 73 34 6.43 2.86 .981 4.98 4.91
2005 ARI NL 27 DH 1 0
2005 PHI NL 27 2B 3 0 0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 5.04 4.93
2005 PHI NL 27 OF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.20
2005 PHI NL 27 RF 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.10 2.10
2005 PHI NL 27 SS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.40
2007 TOT MLB 29 3B 17 14 11 125.0 31 5 23 3 1 .903 -4 -7 -40 -67 2.02 1.65 .955 2.66 2.64
2007 TOT MLB 29 OF 13 5 5 65.0 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 4 2 74 36 2.22 1.23 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 TOT MLB 29 2B 12 3 3 47.0 33 17 15 1 8 .970 -3 -2 -69 -51 6.13 2.67 .984 4.90 4.85
2007 TOT MLB 29 LF 12 5 5 64.0 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 4 2 75 37 2.25 1.33 .985 2.10 2.07
2007 TOT MLB 29 SS 9 3 3 41.2 20 9 11 0 3 1.000 -1 -2 -40 -57 4.32 2.22 .972 4.45 4.42
2007 TEX AL 29 LF 10 4 4 54.0 14 12 2 0 1 1.000 3 3 69 67 2.33 1.40 .985 2.12 2.09
2007 TEX AL 29 OF 10 4 4 54.0 14 12 2 0 1 1.000 3 3 69 66 2.33 1.40 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 TEX AL 29 3B 7 6 4 44.1 12 3 7 2 0 .833 -4 -5 -106 -138 2.03 1.43 .957 2.62 2.60
2007 TEX AL 29 SS 6 2 2 25.0 13 7 6 0 2 1.000 -0 0 -10 0 4.68 2.17 .970 4.46 4.42
2007 TEX AL 29 1B 4 1 1 20.0 25 25 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -1 -6 -54 11.25 6.25 .995 9.36 9.28
2007 TEX AL 29 DH 3 0
2007 TEX AL 29 2B 2 1 1 13.0 5 3 1 1 2 .800 -1 -1 -120 -111 2.77 2.00 .984 4.98 4.90
2007 PIT NL 29 2B 10 2 2 34.0 28 14 14 0 6 1.000 -1 -1 -49 -42 7.41 2.80 .984 4.87 4.84
2007 PIT NL 29 3B 10 8 7 80.2 19 2 16 1 1 .947 -0 -2 -4 -31 2.01 1.80 .954 2.68 2.67
2007 PIT NL 29 OF 3 1 1 11.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 98 -109 1.64 0.67 .985 2.29 2.30
2007 PIT NL 29 SS 3 1 1 16.2 7 2 5 0 1 1.000 -1 -2 -86 -158 3.78 2.33 .974 4.43 4.43
2007 PIT NL 29 LF 2 1 1 10.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 -1 108 -120 1.80 1.00 .985 1.98 2.00
2007 PIT NL 29 RF 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 1.80 2.20
2009 HOU NL 31 2B 7 5 3 47.0 33 9 24 0 4 1.000 2 2 51 51 6.32 4.71 .984 4.86 4.81
2009 HOU NL 31 LF 4 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -45 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 1.90
2009 HOU NL 31 OF 4 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 -0 0 -45 0 0.00 0.00 2.36 2.17
2009 HOU NL 31 1B 1 0 0 4.0 5 5 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 11.25 5.00 .992 9.22 9.20
5 Seasons 2B 119 91 82 857.0 514 215 293 6 70 .988 7 1 10 1 5.33 4.27 .983 5.04 4.99
3 Seasons 3B 43 35 26 315.2 91 19 68 4 4 .956 -6 -4 -24 -15 2.48 2.02 .955 2.71 2.69
3 Seasons OF 18 5 5 70.2 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 4 2 66 33 2.04 0.89 .987 2.29 2.26
4 Seasons SS 17 8 6 89.2 40 19 21 0 6 1.000 -2 -1 -33 -13 4.01 2.35 .972 4.48 4.44
2 Seasons LF 16 5 5 66.2 16 14 2 0 1 1.000 4 2 70 36 2.16 1.00 .985 2.09 2.03
2 Seasons 1B 5 1 1 24.0 30 30 0 0 3 1.000 -0 -1 -5 -50 11.25 6.00 .995 9.34 9.26
2 Seasons DH 4 0
2 Seasons RF 2 0 0 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.15
5 Seasons TOT 202 140 120 1357.0 691 297 384 10 84 .986 2 -3 2 -2 4.52 3.37 .979 4.40 4.32
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

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  1 (5th)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2004 NL  8 (3rd)

                           

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2004 26 Arizona Diamondbacks $315,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 27 Arizona Diamondbacks $330,000 ?
2007 29 Texas Rangers $415,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$1,060,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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