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20 Matt Joyce LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/200 | Birthdate: 8/3/1984 | Birthplace: Tampa, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Florida Southern | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,450,000 | Owned/Started%: 24/14 | Average Draft Position: 424.33
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Projections
TimeframeABHRAVGRBIRSB
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)400.0013.00.24258.0060.002.00
 
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
4189.25452512
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
201400000963600
2013000001162200
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs Cleveland1741 .286 .412 .235
vs House (Career)000000
vs LHP3451 .143 .265 .147
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/24/2014Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Buster Posey, C SF
David Price, SP DET
Miguel Montero, C CHC
12/24/2014Alex Rodriguez, 3B NYY
Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Nathan Eovaldi, SP NYY
Michael Pineda, SP NYY
12/19/2014Matt Joyce, LF LAA
Homer Bailey, SP CIN
Joe Nathan, RP DET
Zack Greinke, SP LAD
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppABRHHRRBIBBSB
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9/23@BOS4121100
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9/26@CLE3010010
9/27@CLE3000010
 
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Latest News

Angels' Matt Joyce to see ample work against lefties this spring

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/26/15) Angels outfielder Matt Joyce will see plenty of opportunities against left-handed pitching during spring training as well as extra work in the cage and against the breaking-ball machine as the team primes him for a potential everyday role, MLB.com reports.

"I don't want him looking over his shoulder every time a lefty comes in, thinking he's going to get pinch-hit for," hitting coach Don Baylor said. "I'm trying to get him out of that mentality. He's on a new ballclub now."

Just 323 of Joyce's 2,182 career at-bats have come against left-handers, against whom he has hit .189/.258/.316 with nine home runs and 50 RBI.

"This is something that I've wanted and asked for for a while," Joyce said. "I really don't feel there's a lot of pressure on me. I've done it in the minor leagues. I feel it's something I'm going to have to put some time and extra effort into, but, without a doubt, I know I can do it."

Joyce will have the opportunity to serve as the team's everyday left fielder with Josh Hamilton recovering from injury and dealing with a potential disciplinary issue.

Angels' Matt Joyce excited about his place in batting order

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/24/15) New Angels outfielder Matt Joyce is estatic about the prospects of where he could be hitting in the lineup this season. He is expected to be either in front of Mike Trout or behind Albert Pujols, according to MLB.com.

"Wow," Joyce said, "don't know how you can go wrong with either. Wherever they want me. Not my decision. I'm here to help the team win. To hit in front of Trout, I could fall in love with that."

Joyce hit .254 with nine home runs and 52 RBI in 418 plate appearances in 2014 for the Rays. 

"It's weird how it's become such a stigma around the game that lefties can't hit lefties," said Joyce. "It makes no sense. You face them all through high school, college, the Minors; it's really nothing crazy. Like anything, it becomes a lot harder when you don't do it a lot."

Angels, Matt Joyce avoid arbitration with contract

by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/9/15) The Angels agreed to a contract with OF Matt Joyce on Monday, avoiding an arbitration hearing. 

Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reported that the contract is for one year and $4.75 million. 

The agreement was slightly over the midpoint between both sides' arbitration figures. Joyce was seeking $5.2 million, and the Angels offered $4.2 million. 

With the contract, the Angels avoided arbitration hearings with all nine of their eligible players. 

Hamilton injury could free up at-bats for Angels' Joyce, Cowgill, Cron

by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/4/15) With Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton doubtful for the start of the season due to shoulder surgery, his absence could open the door for more playing time in the outfield for Matt Joyce and Collin Cowgill. It could also mean more at-bats for C.J. Cron at DH, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We don't envision this being a long-term issue, but 6-8 weeks is not a short-term thing,” general manager Jerry Dipoto said of Hamilton's injury. “We'll have a better idea when he gets back on the field doing baseball things.”

Report: Angels exchange arbitration figures with three players

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/15) The Angels have exchanged arbitration figures with pitcher Garrett Richards, outfielder Matt Joyce and third baseman David Freese, MLB.com reports.

Richards, who is in the first of four years of arbitration eligibility, filed for $3.8 million, while the team offered $2.4 million. Joyce, who is in his final year of arbitration eligibility, filed for $5.2 million, with the team offering $4.2 million. Freese, also arbitration eligible for the final time, filed for $7.6 million, with the team offering $5.25 million.

 
 
 

 
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DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
3/5/15MIL3:10 pm
3/6/15COL3:10 pm
3/7/15@ OAK3:05 pm
3/8/15KC4:10 pm
3/9/15@ CIN4:05 pm
3/10/15TEX4:10 pm
3/11/15@ ARI4:10 pm
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2008DET9224240611233316502 .339 .492 .252
2009TB113236373710 .270 .500 .188
2010TB7721630521040405522 .360 .477 .241
2011TB14146269128197549106131 .347 .478 .277
2012TB124399559617595510243 .341 .429 .241
2013TB14041361971847598773 .328 .419 .235
2014TB140418511069526211125 .349 .383 .254
Total 7252182309546883132995332916 .342 .441 .250
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2008DETOF8457142136240 .972
2009TBOF9815150001.000
2010TBOF6353122115430 .975
2011TBOF136120242231833 .988
2012TBOF115106185181220 .989
2013TBOF11092171168211 .994
2014TBOF9483164156531 .982
Total  6115191041100223165 .985
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2008DET16311920203
2009TB101610100
2010TB15310330222
2011TB32222170497
2012TB183171116410
2013TB22017370208
2014TB232160904411
Total 12713963301211941
Postseason Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010TB4902000410 .222 .222 .222
2011TB41513141500 .250 .467 .200
2013TB4800000400 .000 .000 .000
Total 1232151411310 .182 .281 .156
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2005 A-Oneonta652455181104445302995 .397 .453 .331
2006 A-W Michigan122465751203051186567054 .338 .415 .258
2007 AA-Erie1304566111733317705112746 .333 .454 .257
2008AAA-Toledo5620036541321341246223 .352 .550 .270
2009AAA-Durham1114177311435216666798145 .373 .482 .273
2010AAA-Durham Bulls2592182780312222113 .435 .478 .293
2010AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab1029611502810810 .525 .759 .379
2012AAA-Durham Bulls120000001--01 .333 .000 .000
2012AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab282210021100 .333 .375 .250
Total 522191432252613516663302624163627 .361 .466 .275
 
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