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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||400.00||13.00||.242||58.00||60.00||2.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Cleveland||17||4||1|| .286|| .412|| .235|
|vs House (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||34||5||1|| .143|| .265|| .147|
|12/24/2014||Matt Joyce, LF LAA|
Buster Posey, C SF
|David Price, SP DET|
Miguel Montero, C CHC
|12/24/2014||Alex Rodriguez, 3B 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|
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.
|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 will be the Angels' designated hitter against right-handed starters, but he is not likely to get more than a handful of plate appearances against lefties.
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.
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