Joe Mather

Joseph Paul Mather

Positions: Outfielder, Pinch Hitter and Third Baseman
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: July 23, 1982 in Sandpoint, ID
High School: Mountain Pointe HS (Phoenix, AZ)
Drafted
by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3rd round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed June 30, 2001. (All Transactions)
Debut: May 30, 2008 (Age 25.312)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Cubs/Cardinals/Braves 2008-2012

Final Game: October 1, 2012 (Age 30.070)
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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 25 STL NL 54 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 18 1 0 12 32 .241 .306 .474 .780 103 63 2 1 0 1 1 789/35
2010 27 STL NL 36 64 60 7 13 4 0 0 3 1 1 2 11 .217 .242 .283 .525 43 17 2 0 2 0 0 8/97351
2011 28 ATL NL 36 83 75 4 16 4 0 1 9 0 1 6 23 .213 .272 .307 .578 59 23 1 0 2 0 2 9/7835
2012 29 CHC NL 103 243 225 18 47 11 0 5 19 5 2 14 46 .209 .256 .324 .581 56 73 4 1 1 2 1 8759/31
4 Yrs 229 537 493 49 108 26 0 14 49 7 4 34 112 .219 .271 .357 .628 68 176 9 2 5 3 4
162 Game Avg. 162 380 349 35 76 18 0 10 35 5 3 24 79 .219 .271 .357 .628 68 125 6 1 4 2 3
STL (2 yrs) 90 211 193 27 45 11 0 8 21 2 1 14 43 .233 .287 .415 .702 85 80 4 1 2 1 1
CHC (1 yr) 103 243 225 18 47 11 0 5 19 5 2 14 46 .209 .256 .324 .581 56 73 4 1 1 2 1
ATL (1 yr) 36 83 75 4 16 4 0 1 9 0 1 6 23 .213 .272 .307 .578 59 23 1 0 2 0 2

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 25 STL NL 54 147 0 1 -0 3 -2 2 0.2 5 7 0.6 .504 .501 0.3 0.1 4 789/35
2010 27 STL NL 36 64 -5 -0 -0 0 -0 -6 -0.6 2 -4 -0.4 .483 .496 -0.4 -0.1 -4 $400,000 8/97351
2011 28 ATL NL 36 83 -5 -0 -0 -1 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.6 .477 .495 -0.5 -0.2 -4 9/7835
2012 29 CHC NL 103 243 -14 -1 1 -11 -1 -26 -2.8 8 -18 -2.0 .473 .483 -0.9 -1.2 -7 $490,000 8759/31
4 Seasons 229 537 -24 -1 1 -9 -4 -37 -4.0 17 -20 -2.4 .483 .491 -1.5 -1.4 -11 $890,000
STL (2 yrs) 90 211 -5 1 -0 3 -2 -3 -0.4 7 3 0.2 .496 .499 -0.1 0.0 0 $400,000
CHC (1 yr) 103 243 -14 -1 1 -11 -1 -26 -2.8 8 -18 -2.0 .473 .483 -0.9 -1.2 -7 $490,000
ATL (1 yr) 36 83 -5 -0 -0 -1 -1 -8 -0.8 3 -5 -0.6 .477 .495 -0.5 -0.2 -4

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 25 STL NL 147 104 20 5.2 106 .255 .241 .265 .306 .336 .474 .423 .780 .759 103 .524 0.1 0.0 .748 .331 .233 1.8
2010 27 STL NL 64 52 4 2.1 100 .265 .217 .258 .242 .328 .283 .407 .525 .735 43 .188 -4.8 -0.5 .380 .100 .067 .0
2011 28 ATL NL 83 63 6 2.6 99 .294 .213 .260 .272 .328 .307 .405 .578 .733 59 .267 -4.4 -0.4 .459 .160 .093 .0
2012 29 CHC NL 243 187 19 2.7 102 .239 .209 .262 .256 .328 .324 .416 .581 .744 56 .283 -14.2 -1.4 .495 .191 .116 5.0
4 Yrs 537 406 49 3.2 102 .254 .219 .262 .271 .330 .357 .415 .628 .745 68 .343 -23.2 -2.3 .540 .213 .138 9.3
162 Game Avg. 380 287 35 3.2 102 .254 .219 .262 .271 .330 .357 .415 .628 .745 68 .343 -23.2 -2.3 .540 .213 .138 7
STL (2 yrs) 211 156 24 4.1 104 .259 .233 .263 .287 .334 .415 .418 .702 .752 85 .430 -4.7 -0.5 .627 .259 .181 3.2
CHC (1 yr) 243 187 19 2.7 102 .239 .209 .262 .256 .328 .324 .416 .581 .744 56 .284 -14.2 -1.4 .495 .191 .116 5.0
ATL (1 yr) 83 63 6 2.6 99 .294 .213 .260 .272 .328 .307 .405 .578 .733 59 .268 -4.4 -0.4 .459 .160 .093 .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 25 STL NL 147 5.4% 21.8% 8.2% 10.2% 47% 2.67 4.2 16.6 7.4 0.46 0.50 64% 20% 13.3% 14%
2010 27 STL NL 64 0.0% 17.2% 3.1% 6.3% 31% 5.50 5.5 20.0 0.60 0.95 77% 20% 0.0% 23%
2011 28 ATL NL 83 1.2% 27.7% 7.2% 6.0% 31% 3.83 3.3 75.0 8.3 0.55 0.86 61% 11% 4.3% 30%
2012 29 CHC NL 243 2.1% 18.9% 5.8% 6.6% 34% 3.29 4.9 45.0 11.8 0.72 0.88 72% 18% 6.3% 22%
4 Yrs 537 2.6% 20.9% 6.3% 7.5% 37% 3.29 4.4 35.2 10.1 0.60 0.77 69% 18% 7.5% 21%
MLB Averages 2.6% 18.5% 8.4% 7.7% 33% 2.19 4.8 34.5 8.0 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 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 25 STL NL 0.1 0.0 153 -0.0 2.6 -2.7 .89 0.9 -0.9 1.7 0.2 0.90 5.6 1.06 18
2010 27 STL NL -4.8 -0.5 67 -0.5 0.7 -1.2 .92 -0.6 0.1 -7.8 -0.8 0.94 -7.0 0.75 14
2011 28 ATL NL -4.4 -0.4 84 -0.2 1.6 -1.8 1.27 -0.5 0.4 -2.7 -0.3 0.95 -5.0 1.29 13
2012 29 CHC NL -14.2 -1.4 255 -1.0 3.8 -4.8 1.04 -0.8 -0.1 -10.8 -1.1 0.94 -8.5 0.96 31
4 Yrs -23.2 -2.3 559 -1.6 8.8 -10.4 1.02 -1.0 -0.6 -19.6 -2.0 0.93 -15.0 1.00 76

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 25 STL NL 1 0 29% 56 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 6 36% 7 7 0 3 1 2 4 1 3
2010 27 STL NL 0 0 37% 27 1 1 50% 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 40% 2 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 2
2011 28 ATL NL 0 0 13% 24 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 67% 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 29 CHC NL 2 0 21% 71 5 2 71% 3 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 3 53% 10 6 4 0 0 0 7 2 5
4 Yrs 3 0 24% 178 7 4 64% 5 4 2 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 1 2 2 12 46% 22 15 6 3 1 2 14 4 10

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 25 STL NL 147 49% 32 0 0 18 6 2 3 1.06 8 0 3 5 3 2 6 0 0 0 29 2 7% 11 1 9% 84 11 13% 5 1 20% 6 3 50% 0
2010 27 STL NL 64 53% 13 2 0 14 5 0 1 0.75 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 11 2 18% 8 5 63% 39 3 8% 3 1 33% 1 1 100% 0
2011 28 ATL NL 83 33% 16 1 0 13 2 0 0 1.29 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 67% 12 1 8% 5 2 40% 49 8 16% 3 2 67% 2 1 50% 0
2012 29 CHC NL 243 51% 47 6 1 31 5 1 2 0.96 5 0 1 3 2 4 1 0 3 1 33% 45 4 9% 19 7 37% 140 16 11% 12 6 50% 11 4 36% 0
4 Yrs 537 48% 108 9 1 76 18 3 6 1.00 14 0 8 9 5 6 8 0 8 5 63% 97 9 9% 43 15 35% 312 38 12% 23 10 43% 20 9 45% 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 25 STL NL 147 587 3.99 366 62.5% 23.5% 20.5% 28.1% 27.9% 76.5% 0.5% 47.8% 73.2% 32.0% 8.2% 12 0 19.0% 28 9 14.3% 21 9 7 25 21.9% 0 0 0
2010 27 STL NL 64 246 3.84 170 69.1% 22.4% 19.4% 28.2% 30.0% 77.6% 0.0% 53.7% 75.0% 34.4% 1.6% 1 0 10.9% 7 3 4.7% 3 2 2 9 18.2% 0 0 0
2011 28 ATL NL 84 320 3.81 209 67.0% 19.1% 22.5% 32.5% 25.8% 80.9% 7.2% 54.2% 72.2% 29.8% 7.1% 6 0 11.9% 10 1 4.8% 4 3 5 18 21.7% -1 0 0
2012 29 CHC NL 243 849 3.49 576 68.2% 26.2% 18.1% 24.1% 31.6% 73.8% 1.5% 50.3% 75.5% 30.5% 2.1% 5 0 10.7% 26 11 2.9% 7 3 7 39 15.2% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 538 2002 3.72 1321 66.4% 23.8% 19.6% 27.1% 29.4% 76.2% 1.9% 50.6% 74.3% 31.2% 4.5% 24 0 13.2% 71 24 6.5% 35 17 21 91 18.8% -1 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.3% 27.8% 15.1% 27.1% 30.0% 72.2% 1.6% 45.6% 79.1% 26.6% 5.0% 14.5% 8.8% 24.7%

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 25 54 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 18 1 0 12 32 .241 .306 .474 .780 103 63 2 1 0 1 1
2009 26 54 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 18 1 0 12 32 .241 .306 .474 .780 103 63 2 1 0 1 1
2010 27 90 211 193 27 45 11 0 8 21 2 1 14 43 .233 .287 .415 .702 85 80 4 1 2 1 1
2011 28 126 294 268 31 61 15 0 9 30 2 2 20 66 .228 .283 .384 .667 78 103 5 1 4 1 3
2012 29 229 537 493 49 108 26 0 14 49 7 4 34 112 .219 .271 .357 .628 68 176 9 2 5 3 4

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 25 54 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 18 1 12 32 .241 .306 .474 .780 19 54
2010 27 36 64 60 7 13 4 0 0 3 1 2 11 .217 .242 .283 .525 4 36
2011 28 36 84 76 4 17 4 0 1 10 0 6 23 .224 .280 .316 .596 7 36
2012 29 103 244 226 18 48 11 0 5 19 5 14 46 .212 .259 .327 .587 19 103
4 Yrs 229 539 495 49 110 26 0 14 50 7 34 112 .222 .273 .360 .633 49 229
162 Game Avg. 162 381 350 35 78 18 0 10 35 5 24 79 .222 .273 .360 .633 35 229



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