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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||13.00||.242||58.00||60.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Texas||24||5||0|| .321|| .292|| .208|
|vs Ranaudo (Career)||2||0||0||0||.333||0|
|vs RHP||194||39||4|| .288|| .330|| .201|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Alex Rodriguez, DH NYY|
Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
|Michael Pineda, SP NYY|
|12/19/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Joe Nathan, RP DET
|Zack Greinke, SP LAD|
|Last 10 Games|
Dan Robertson replaces Matt Joyce in left for Angels
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(7/4/15) Angels left fielder Matt Joyce isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against Texas.
Joyce had started the last three and four of the last five. He has a team-high 47 starts in left this year.
In his place, Dan Robertson will get his sixth start of the season.
Angels DH Matt Joyce getting start against Astros on Tuesday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/23/15) Angels designated hitter Matt Joyce will get a start in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Astros.
After sitting the past two games, Joyce will hit seventh in the lineup. Joyce has struggled from the plate this year, however, as he's only hitting .186/.277/.319.
Angels hold struggling Aybar, Joyce out of lineup Thursday
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(6/18/15) Angels manager Mike Scioscia opted to hold shortstop Erick Aybar and left fielder Matt Joyce out of the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
It was just the third time Aybar was held out of the lineup this season and first time since May 30. Joyce sat for the third time in five games.
Both players are struggling offensively. Aybar is mired in a 1-for-27 slump in his last seven games, while Joyce is batting .200 (8 for 40) through 15 June games.
"I think he's put a little pressure on himself right now at this point because some hits aren't falling in," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said about Aybar, per MLB.com. "He's playing a lot, he just needs a bit of a break."
Although, Joyce did go 2 for 3 with one triple, one walk and one run on Wednesday.
"We definitely are balancing when a hitter is starting to swing the bat well and you also grind out some at-bats when they're doing poorly, which I think we've done with Matt," Scioscia said. "In the big picture, it's one day, Matt's still going to get his opportunity to contribute, but we've got some guys on our team who we feel very confident are going to contribute."
Angels OF Matt Joyce back in Tuesday's lineup
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(6/16/15) Angels outfielder Matt Joyce was back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.
Joyce was not in the starting lineup for the last two games. Joyce is 1 for 11 in his last five games. He will bat sixth and play left field. He will go against Jeremy Hellickson, who he has never faced in his career.
The Angels are favored (-190) over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Angels LF Matt Joyce dropped down to ninth in order on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/13/15) Matt Joyce is getting the start in left field for the Angels' matchup with the A's on Saturday. But, Joyce is batting ninth for the first time this season. It's just the seventh time in his career that Joyce has started a game in the ninth spot in the batting order. The last time he was last in the order was May 27, 2014 with Tampa.
Joyce is hitless in his last nine at-bats and is hitting just .161 in the month of June.
"I'd be lying if I said I wasn't frustrated and disappointed," Joyce said, per the Los Angeles Times. "But I'm still in the lineup. I'm still getting a chance to play and make the most of it."
|2014 summary: The team-wide power outage that plagued the Rays last season extended to Matt Joyce, as the seven-year veteran failed to hit at least 15 home runs for the first time since 2010. After clouting 18 long balls in 2013, Joyce mustered just nine of them in 2014. Despite the relative lack of thump, Joyce's batting average (.254) and run production (52 RBI, 51 runs) were not markedly different than his numbers from the previous two years. Joyce's six-year run in Tampa Bay ended this offseason when he was traded to the Angels for reliever Kevin Jepsen.|
Playing time status: Joyce was in line to be the Angels' designated hitter against right-handed pitchers, but with Josh Hamilton's status up in the air, he's looking like a good bet to play the outfield. He still may sit regularly against left-handed pitchers, though.
2015 outlook: Even when Joyce was hitting for more power, he didn't play enough or produce enough in other areas to be very useful in standard mixed leagues. Now that he is less reliable as a home run producer, his value in deeper mixed leagues is more questionable. He is still a late-round option in those formats and a must-own in AL-only leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/7/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Chad Bettis|
|7/8/15||@ COL||8:40 pm||Chris Rusin|
|7/9/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
|7/10/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Mike Montgomery|
|7/11/15||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Hisashi Iwakuma|
|7/12/15||@ SEA||4:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
|7/17/15||BOS||10:05 pm|| |