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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 Fielding

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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 STL NL 25 OF 44 27 12 256.1 68 66 1 1 0 .985 2 3 10 14 2.35 1.52 .985 2.21 2.20
2008 STL NL 25 LF 25 12 6 124.2 31 30 1 0 0 1.000 2 2 19 20 2.24 1.24 .983 1.90 1.89
2008 STL NL 25 CF 15 9 2 67.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 -1 -1 -21 -18 2.55 1.27 .990 2.61 2.59
2008 STL NL 25 RF 15 6 4 64.2 17 17 0 0 0 1.000 1 2 26 37 2.37 1.13 .982 2.12 2.11
2008 STL NL 25 1B 4 0 0 13.0 10 9 1 0 1 1.000 0 1 46 102 6.92 2.50 .992 9.35 9.28
2008 STL NL 25 3B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -1 -240 -360 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2010 STL NL 27 OF 25 7 3 100.1 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1 0 1.44 0.64 .987 2.17 2.15
2010 STL NL 27 CF 14 7 3 72.1 13 13 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 1.62 0.93 .989 2.59 2.56
2010 STL NL 27 RF 8 0 0 16.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 52 0 1.12 0.25 .985 2.08 2.08
2010 STL NL 27 LF 7 0 0 12.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -60 0 0.75 0.14 .980 1.80 1.80
2010 STL NL 27 1B 3 1 0 11.0 14 14 0 0 3 1.000 -0 0 -11 0 11.45 4.67 .993 9.25 9.13
2010 STL NL 27 3B 1 0 0 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 9.00 1.00 .950 2.70 2.50
2010 STL NL 27 P 1 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 4.50 1.00 .950 1.80 1.70 0 0 0
2011 ATL NL 28 OF 25 15 11 154.1 33 32 0 1 0 .970 5 0 40 0 1.87 1.28 .986 2.16 2.15
2011 ATL NL 28 RF 21 12 8 122.0 20 19 0 1 0 .950 3 -1 28 -10 1.40 0.90 .983 2.05 2.04
2011 ATL NL 28 LF 4 1 1 12.1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1 0 78 0 1.46 0.50 .985 1.90 1.88
2011 ATL NL 28 CF 3 2 2 20.0 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 2 1 90 60 4.95 3.67 .988 2.56 2.53
2011 ATL NL 28 1B 1 1 1 9.0 11 11 0 0 2 1.000 -0 -1 -67 -120 11.00 11.00 .994 9.30 9.30
2011 ATL NL 28 3B 1 0 0 2.0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 120 0 4.50 1.00 .950 2.70 2.50
2012 CHC NL 29 OF 56 34 17 321.2 91 91 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -8 -6 -29 2.55 1.63 .987 2.11 2.09
2012 CHC NL 29 CF 28 26 10 196.0 64 64 0 0 0 1.000 2 -6 10 -37 2.94 2.29 .989 2.49 2.46
2012 CHC NL 29 LF 25 4 4 71.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -1 -20 -17 2.03 0.64 .987 1.83 1.81
2012 CHC NL 29 3B 18 16 11 132.0 23 2 18 3 3 .870 -5 -3 -48 -27 1.36 1.11 .952 2.45 2.42
2012 CHC NL 29 RF 14 4 3 54.2 11 11 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -1 -44 -22 1.81 0.79 .984 2.01 1.99
2012 CHC NL 29 1B 2 0 0 5.0 4 3 1 0 0 1.000 0 0 48 0 7.20 2.00 .992 9.36 9.20
2012 CHC NL 29 P 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 1.80 0 0 0
4 Seasons OF 150 83 43 832.2 208 205 1 2 0 .990 6 -5 8 -7 2.23 1.37 .986 2.16 2.14
4 Seasons LF 61 17 11 220.0 50 49 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 5 5 2.05 0.82 .984 1.87 1.84
4 Seasons CF 60 44 17 355.1 108 107 0 1 0 .991 2 -6 6 -20 2.71 1.78 .989 2.54 2.52
4 Seasons RF 58 22 15 257.1 50 49 0 1 0 .980 3 0 14 0 1.71 0.84 .983 2.06 2.05
4 Seasons 3B 21 16 11 138.0 25 3 19 3 3 .880 -6 -4 -50 -34 1.43 1.05 .952 2.46 2.44
4 Seasons 1B 10 2 1 38.0 39 37 2 0 6 1.000 0 0 3 0 9.24 3.90 .993 9.31 9.22
2 Seasons P 2 0 0 2.1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 3.86 0.50 .950 1.93 1.75 0 0 0
4 Seasons TOT 183 101 55 1011.0 273 246 22 5 9 .982 0 -9 0 -10 2.39 1.46 .984 2.47 2.56 0 0 0
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 SB CS CS% lgCS% PO 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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2008 STL NL 25 LF 2 19 2 0 2 0 2 20 2 0
2008 STL NL 25 CF -1 -21 -1 1 -2 0 -1 -18 0 -1
2008 STL NL 25 RF 1 26 1 3 -1 0 2 37 3 -1
2008 STL NL 25 1B 0 46 0 0 0 0 1 102 1
2008 STL NL 25 3B -1 -240 -1 -1 0 0 -1 -360 -1
2010 STL NL 27 CF 0 0 -1 0 -1 1 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 RF 1 52 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 LF -1 -60 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 1B -0 -11 -0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 P 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL NL 28 RF 3 28 2 2 -0 1 -1 -10 -1 0
2011 ATL NL 28 LF 1 78 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL NL 28 CF 2 90 2 0 2 0 1 60 1 0
2011 ATL NL 28 1B -0 -67 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -120 -1 0
2011 ATL NL 28 3B 0 120 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 29 CF 2 10 3 -1 3 -1 -6 -37 -5 -1
2012 CHC NL 29 LF -1 -20 -1 -0 -1 0 -1 -17 -1 0
2012 CHC NL 29 3B -5 -48 -5 -4 -2 -3 -27 -2 0 -1
2012 CHC NL 29 RF -2 -44 -2 -1 -1 0 -1 -22 -1 0
2012 CHC NL 29 1B 0 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 29 P 0 0
4 Seasons LF 1 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 1 0
4 Seasons CF 2 6 2 0 2 0 -6 -20 -4 -2
4 Seasons RF 3 14 2 4 -2 1 0 0 1 -1
4 Seasons 3B -6 -50 -6 -4 -2 0 -4 -34 -3 0 -1
4 Seasons 1B 0 3 0 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons P 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons TOT 0 0 -1 0 -1 0 1 -9 -10 -5 0 -1 -3 0
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2008 STL NL 25 54 27 54 47 0 0 4 0 1 0 25 15 15 55 0 19 4
2010 STL NL 27 36 8 36 27 1 0 3 0 1 0 7 14 8 29 0 15 4
2011 ATL NL 28 36 16 36 27 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 21 28 0 13 2
2012 CHC NL 29 103 50 103 74 1 0 2 0 18 0 25 28 14 67 0 33 4
4 Seasons 229 101 229 175 2 0 10 0 21 0 61 60 58 179 0 80 14
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 STL NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 10 0 7 2 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 3 0 26 16 61.5% 9 1 3.8% 0 542 60% 79% 42% 70 44%
2010 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 60.0% 2 0 0.0% 0 50 52% 80% 34% 6 17%
2011 ATL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 51 33% 73% 27% 2 100%
2012 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 6 6 100.0% 0 0 0.0% 0 294 60% 71% 39% 31 52%
4 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 15 0 10 3 1 2 2 0 3 0 0 5 5 0 37 25 67.6% 11 1 2.7% 0 937 58% 76% 40% 109 46%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 57% 76% 39% 47%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 STL NL 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 10 4 40.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 279 57% 78% 37% 36 53%
2010 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 7 77.8% 2 0 0.0% 0 293 55% 70% 35% 30 43%
2011 ATL NL 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 3 2 66.7% 1 0 0.0% 0 84 48% 75% 39% 15 73%
2012 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 6 0 5 0 0 4 2 0 4 1 0 9 3 0 32 12 37.5% 20 0 0.0% 0 899 60% 77% 40% 118 54%
4 Seasons 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 14 0 7 1 0 8 3 0 8 2 0 13 5 0 54 25 46.3% 29 0 0.0% 0 1555 58% 76% 38% 199 54%
MLB Averages 45.2% 1.8% 57% 76% 39% 53%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2008 STL NL 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 10 4 40.0% 6 0 0.0% 0 300 61% 80% 43% 34 50%
2010 STL NL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 33.3% 2 0 0.0% 0 65 54% 78% 42% 4 50%
2011 ATL NL 28 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4 0 7 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 18 11 61.1% 7 0 0.0% 0 523 51% 71% 35% 49 39%
2012 CHC NL 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 2 0 10 5 50.0% 5 0 0.0% 0 228 55% 77% 38% 26 42%
4 Seasons 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 6 0 12 5 0 5 3 0 5 1 0 6 6 0 41 21 51.2% 20 0 0.0% 0 1116 55% 75% 38% 113 43%
MLB Averages 47.0% 2.4% 57% 76% 39% 50%

Advanced Fielding -- 3B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 543 53 GB LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2008 STL NL 25 15 53% 73% 33% 1 0% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 4 25% 75% 25% 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL NL 28 10 70% 40% 10% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 29 551 54% 75% 32% 32 63% 1 2 2 0 0 18 12 5 1 0 3 0 2 1 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 40%
4 Seasons 580 54% 74% 32% 34 62% 1 3 2 0 1 19 13 5 1 0 3 0 2 1 3 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 5 40%
MLB Averages 57% 76% 31% 87% 65%

Advanced Fielding -- 1B*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA RHB% BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt Frc Tag 3U Tot 1B 2B Hm Rly Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 363 361 36 GB GBs LD LDs LDf bFld bF2O%
2008 STL NL 25 50 56% 68% 26% 3 100% 0 9 1 8 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 STL NL 27 45 40% 78% 33% 2 100% 0 14 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
2011 ATL NL 28 38 50% 63% 37% 1 100% 0 11 0 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 29 23 70% 57% 30% 1 100% 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Seasons 156 52% 68% 31% 7 100% 0 37 2 35 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 57% 76% 31% 93% 82%

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2010 STL NL 27 12 67% 17% 1 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 CHC NL 29 2 100% 50% 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Seasons 14 71% 21% 1 0% 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB Averages 76% 31% 85% 80%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

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