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Matt Joyce
Birthdate: 8/3/1984 (32 y, 7 m, 23 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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SeasonBatting 1stGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Batting 1st1110000000000000000.000
2010Batting 1st1221100010000000100.500
2011Batting 1st2895300232101000000.625
2013Batting 1st2911012024127051389022100310.218
2014Batting 1st411142200010311000001.182
2015Batting 1st1110000000000000000.000
2016Batting 1st610131100020303000000.100
TotalBatting 1st441431603319707201016127100411.231

SeasonBatting 1stBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Batting 1st0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2010Batting 1st0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.000.50000.2.448188
2011Batting 1st11.1 %11.1 %1.00.625.6671.3752.042.750.60053.7.837456
2013Batting 1st7.5 %18.3 %0.41.218.283.418.702.200.22913-0.5.30896
2014Batting 1st21.4 %7.1 %3.00.182.357.182.539.000.2001-0.7.24354
2015Batting 1st0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.3.000-100
2016Batting 1st23.1 %23.1 %1.00.100.308.100.408.000.1431-1.0.22738
TotalBatting 1st10.0 %16.9 %0.59.231.313.427.739.196.239191.2.324107

SeasonBatting 1stGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Batting 1st0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %523
2010Batting 1st1.0050.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %1248
2011Batting 1st0.2014.3 %14.3 %71.4 %20.0 %40.0 %0.0 %0.0 %71.4 %14.3 %14.3 %28.6 %14.3 %57.1 %471928
2013Batting 1st0.8922.7 %36.4 %40.9 %13.9 %13.9 %6.3 %0.0 %52.3 %28.4 %19.3 %20.5 %47.7 %31.8 %482185297
2014Batting 1st0.800.0 %44.4 %55.6 %20.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %30.0 %50.0 %20.0 %30.0 %60.0 %10.0 %633429
2015Batting 1st0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %202
2016Batting 1st6.0014.3 %85.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %71.4 %14.3 %14.3 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %642935
TotalBatting 1st0.9220.0 %38.3 %41.7 %14.6 %14.6 %6.8 %0.0 %53.5 %27.6 %19.0 %22.4 %46.6 %31.0 %675273402