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Matt Joyce
Birthdate: 8/3/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 26 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/185     Position: OF
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 12, Pick: 10, Overall: 360, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $11M / 2 Years (2017 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Joyce went 1-for-3 with a two-run single in Wednesday's 5-3 Cactus League victory over the White Sox. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Joyce took all of the pitches in 2016 - his 38.2% swing rate was over eight percentage points lower than league average. His walk rate spiked to 20.1% in 293 plate appearances. That's the 12th-highest walk rate since 2002 (behind five seasons of Barry Bonds and some other guys). Joyce also "only" struck out in 22.9% of plate appearances. The increased take rate was a good adaptation since he had a below-average contact rate. Joyce even posted solid numbers against same-handed pitchers - he's long been viewed as a platoon-only bat. Then again, it's all small samples. It's really too bad Joyce doesn't have a defensive home since his bat can be so interesting. Luckily, the Athletics will be able to employ him as a designated hitter with regularity, giving him some semblance of fantasy viability. (Brad Johnson)

The Quick Opinion: Joyce did something pretty special in 2016, and this is probably the only place you'll read about it. Granted, walking a lot is one of the most boring types of special.

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SeasonAway vs LGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Away vs L85101100030502000001.200
2010Away vs L1114160000002109010000.000
2011Away vs L345559127401693016100100.218
2012Away vs L31464985003683019000101.174
2013Away vs L27363752201450011010010.139
2014Away vs L18212131101230010000100.143
2015Away vs L1116181010001107100100.063
2016Away vs L1617215320002403000000.294
TotalAway vs L15621023135191006213017077220412.167

SeasonAway vs LBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Away vs L50.0 %20.0 %2.50.200.600.200.800.000.33321.0.444174
2010Away vs L6.3 %56.3 %0.11.000.063.000.063.000.000-2-3.5.044-86
2011Away vs L5.1 %27.1 %0.19.218.271.345.617.127.2895-1.9.27573
2012Away vs L6.1 %38.8 %0.16.174.224.370.594.196.2083-2.2.25864
2013Away vs L0.0 %29.7 %0.00.139.135.278.413.139.1600-4.1.1733
2014Away vs L0.0 %47.6 %0.00.143.143.333.476.190.2001-1.7.20527
2015Away vs L5.6 %38.9 %0.14.063.167.125.292.063.1110-2.4.148-13
2016Away vs L19.0 %14.3 %1.33.294.429.412.840.118.35731.0.375137
TotalAway vs L7.4 %33.3 %0.22.167.234.300.534.133.22512-13.9.23944

SeasonAway vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Away vs L1.0033.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %502525
2010Away vs L0.3333.3 %16.7 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %16.7 %33.3 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %953362
2011Away vs L1.1317.9 %43.6 %38.5 %20.0 %6.7 %0.0 %0.0 %46.2 %25.6 %28.2 %25.6 %51.3 %23.1 %26899169
2012Away vs L0.6222.2 %29.6 %48.1 %7.7 %23.1 %0.0 %0.0 %51.9 %25.9 %22.2 %22.2 %33.3 %44.4 %20878130
2013Away vs L1.4415.4 %50.0 %34.6 %11.1 %11.1 %0.0 %0.0 %61.5 %26.9 %11.5 %19.2 %53.9 %26.9 %15048102
2014Away vs L0.6027.3 %27.3 %45.5 %40.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %45.5 %45.5 %9.1 %36.4 %54.6 %9.1 %852857
2015Away vs L1.0011.1 %44.4 %44.4 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %55.6 %11.1 %11.1 %66.7 %22.2 %712546
2016Away vs L10.0021.4 %71.4 %7.1 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %64.3 %28.6 %7.1 %28.6 %50.0 %21.4 %894049
TotalAway vs L1.1220.0 %42.2 %37.8 %13.7 %11.8 %0.0 %0.0 %51.1 %29.6 %19.3 %23.7 %48.9 %27.4 %1016376640