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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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SeasonJunGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Jun11110010110000000001.000
2009Jun719223110115205010010.158
2010Jun514203210030502100011.214
2011Jun227585136601786320130210.173
2012Jun134856128202867011010300.250
2013Jun2795107201150412610022110220.211
2014Jun257885221171311127120000200.282
2015Jun2465771384105111019001000.200
2016Jun2250591364037119122000110.260
TotalJun146445512100533031455505751213611061.225

SeasonJunBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Jun0.0 %0.0 %0.001.0001.0003.0004.0002.0001.00011.01.587939
2009Jun9.1 %22.7 %0.40.158.227.368.596.211.1431-1.4.25451
2010Jun25.0 %10.0 %2.50.214.450.286.736.071.25030.7.365132
2011Jun7.1 %23.5 %0.30.173.235.293.529.120.2113-6.6.21834
2012Jun12.5 %19.6 %0.64.250.339.417.756.167.27870.7.331114
2013Jun9.3 %20.6 %0.45.211.290.389.679.179.22911-1.1.30091
2014Jun8.2 %23.5 %0.35.282.341.513.854.231.345133.8.369141
2015Jun14.3 %24.7 %0.58.200.316.292.608.092.2837-2.1.27978
2016Jun15.3 %37.3 %0.41.260.373.520.893.260.400102.8.376138
TotalJun11.1 %23.6 %0.47.225.313.400.713.175.27255-2.1.31097

SeasonJunGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Jun0.00100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %734
2009Jun1.0020.0 %40.0 %40.0 %0.0 %16.7 %16.7 %0.0 %40.0 %26.7 %33.3 %13.3 %40.0 %46.7 %843153
2010Jun1.0016.7 %41.7 %41.7 %20.0 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %58.3 %25.0 %16.7 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %753936
2011Jun0.4224.1 %22.4 %53.4 %16.1 %3.2 %7.7 %0.0 %46.6 %31.0 %22.4 %22.4 %41.4 %36.2 %347136211
2012Jun0.8821.1 %36.8 %42.1 %18.8 %12.5 %0.0 %0.0 %36.8 %44.7 %18.4 %13.2 %65.8 %21.1 %23998141
2013Jun0.9023.0 %36.5 %40.5 %13.3 %13.3 %3.7 %0.0 %47.3 %36.5 %16.2 %16.2 %51.4 %32.4 %426166260
2014Jun0.7117.2 %34.5 %48.3 %17.9 %10.7 %10.0 %0.0 %37.9 %37.9 %24.1 %27.6 %34.5 %37.9 %316118198
2015Jun1.3119.6 %45.7 %34.8 %12.5 %0.0 %14.3 %0.0 %42.6 %34.0 %23.4 %19.2 %61.7 %19.2 %301121180
2016Jun1.2021.4 %42.9 %35.7 %20.0 %30.0 %0.0 %0.0 %46.4 %25.0 %28.6 %17.9 %35.7 %46.4 %280123157
TotalJun0.8321.2 %35.8 %43.0 %15.5 %9.9 %7.6 %0.0 %43.8 %34.4 %21.8 %19.3 %48.3 %32.3 %20758351240