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20 Matt Joyce LF
Height/Weight: 6-2/205 | Birthdate: 8/3/1984 | Birthplace: Tampa, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: Florida Southern | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $2,450,000 | Owned/Started%: 26/16 | Average Draft Position: 282.10
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Matt Joyce hits a dinger Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce clubbed a home run Wednesday against the Rangers.

Joyce wasted no time getting to work. He homered in his first at-bat of the game. Joyce took a 93 mph fastball out to right for a solo shot. He finished 1 for 4, with three runs scored and two RBI. 


Matt Joyce gets on base four times


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014)  Rays outfielder Matt Joyce reached base four times Monday against the Rangers, in a 7-0 win.

Though he did not score on any of his four times on base, Joyce did drive in two runs while going 1 for 2. He added a pair of walks and a hit-by-pitch in the easy win.

Joyce has been a solid contributor for the Rays this season, hitting .280/.371/.417 in 314 at-bats. 


Matt Joyce hits fourth homer in six games


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2014) Rays left fielder Matt Joyce cracked his fourth homer in six games Sunday, a two-run shot that keyed a 7-3 win over the Tigers. Joyce went 2 for 4 with a walk and has seven RBI over his last six games.

Joyce is hitting .271/.355/.433 with seven homers and 36 RBI.


Matt Joyce has hit three of his six HRs in last two games


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/1/2014) Rays outfielder/DH Matt Joyce is locked in at the plate. He followed up his two-homer performance Sunday at Baltimore with another home run Monday at N.Y. Yankees -- his sixth home run of the season. Joyce connected for a two-out, solo home run off David Phelps in the first inning Monday.

Joyce is batting .302 with a .373 on-base percentage, .585 slugging percentage, .958 OPS, three home runs, six doubles, 10 runs and 11 RBI in his last 16 games.


Matt Joyce smacks two home runs in five-hit game Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce exploded offensively Sunday, going 5 for 6 with two home runs and four RBI in his team's 12-7 win over the Orioles.

Joyce hit a big shot to center field in the third inning for his first home run since May 11. He didn't have to wait very long for his next home run, shooting one over the right-field fence for a two-run blast in the seventh inning. Joyce has endured his share of struggles at the plate after a nice April, but he now owns a .274/.360/.425 line with five home runs and 33 RBI in 226 at-bats.


Matt Joyce drives in two in helping shoot down Orioles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/27/2014) Rays designated hitter Matt Joyce did what he was designated to do Friday afternoon in Baltimore. He drove in two runs with a double and single to key a victory in Game 1 of a doubleheader. He also scored twice.

The big game snapped a slump in which Joyce managed just two hits in his last 15 at-bats.


Matt Joyce goes 3 for 3 in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce snapped out of an 0-for-12 funk in a big way Wednesday, as he reached base each time he came to the plate in a 5-4 loss to the Marlins.

Joyce went 3 for 3 with a double, before he was lifted for a pinch-hitter. He did not account for a run despite his three hits in the loss.

Joyce is now hitting .273 on the season, having raised his average more than 10 points in one game.


Matt Joyce a worthy short-term option


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/2/2014) It didn't find its way into the start-sit hitters column, but Rays outfielder Matt Joyce is an intriguing option for Fantasy Week 6 (May 5-11).

He's already gotten plenty of attention in Fantasy thanks to a .306 batting average, .421 on-base percentage and .907 OPS to begin the season, but no matter how great the percentages are, they can't make up for a lack of at-bats. Joyce sits against left-handed pitchers, and in most weeks, it's detrimental to his playing time.

But this week, the Rays face nothing but right-handers in their six games, including struggling types like Chris Tillman, Bud Norris, Ubaldo Jimenez and Zach McAllister. If there was ever a time to start Joyce, this is it.

And if it doesn't pan out, well, you'll know you can move on from him, at least in standard mixed leagues. If you can't trust him to perform in those rare weeks when you can trust him to play, what good is he?

But again, that's speaking to owners in standard mixed leagues. In leagues where Joyce was owned from the beginning, he'll obviously still have value.


Matt Joyce tearing it up when getting chance to play


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2014) Rays left fielder Matt Joyce is a platoon player, but only his at-bats indicate a lack of playing time.

Joyce is 0 for 6 against left-handers, but his production against righties has been sensational. He is batting .408 with 20 hits in 49 at-bats against right-handers with two home runs and 13 RBI. He has scored 11 runs and walked 10 times.

The 29-year-old Joyce owns an impressive stat line of .364/.443/.600. He has two hits in three of his last four starts.


Matt Joyce sitting out Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce is not in the team's lineup Thursday.

Joyce will be spelled by Logan Forsythe, who will play left field. Brandon Guyer will play center field. Joyce is hitting .333 in 36 at-bats. 


Matt Joyce collects sixth RBI in loss to Royals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce drove in a run in a pinch-hit appearance Monday night against the Royals in Kansas City.

Joyce came in for Sean Rodriguez with a runner on second in the final frame. He singled in a run off closer Greg Holland in his only at-bat of the night. He is hitting .444 (8 for 18) with one home run and six RBI in eight appearances.

Rays announce opening day lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2014) Rays left fielder David DeJesus will be the team's leadoff hitter for Monday's season opener against the Blue Jays. He will be followed by right fielder Wil Myers, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria, first baseman James Loney, center fielder Desmond Jennings, DH Matt Joyce, catcher Jose Molina and shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Matt Joyce makes return to Rays lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce was back in the spring lineup Sunday against the Red Sox after missing a few days due to neck stiffness. Joyce is batting .222 (8 for 36) with one home run, two doubles and four RBI in 14 spring games.

Matt Joyce hopes to be back in lineup Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce, who left Wednesday's spring game due to neck stiffness, said he was still sore Thursday, per the Tampa Bay Times. Joyce said he has limited range of motion, but he hopes to play Friday after getting treatment Thursday.

Matt Joyce removed from game with neck stiffness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Rays outfielder/desginated hitter Matt Joyce left the game Wednesday against Baltimore with a stiff neck. Details have yet to be reported.

Report: O's still interested in Ike Davis; Rays no longer in mix


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2014) The Orioles remain in the market for a designated hitter and still have interest in Mets first baseman Ike Davis to potentially fill that role, according to the New York Post.

However, one team that appears to be no longer interested in trading for Davis are the Rays. The Mets and Rays were working around a Davis-Matt Joyce swap, but the Mets didn't want to do a one-for-one deal. The Rays then ended up re-signing James Loney to play first base and now Joyce will serve as an outfielder/DH.


It's DH or bust for Matt Joyce


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2014) Matt Joyce has accepted that he must serve as a designated hitter to maximize playing time with the Rays this season, per MLB.com.

"Everybody knows where I set, where I stand, how I feel about everything, but none of that matters," he said. "At the end of the day, the team wants to win, and they're going to do what's best for the team. ... I'm going to do whatever in takes to make the team win and be successful."

The Rays outfield appears set with David DeJesus, Desmond Jennings and wunderkind Wil Myers left to right.


Matt Joyce hopes added weight will lead to more home runs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce said he has gone up 20 pounds in hopes the additional weight will lead to increased power and keep him stronger throughout the season, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

"I think that in itself is going to help," said Joyce, who hit 14 homers through mid-June and only four after. "Everything looked great last year, but I felt a little weaker."


Matt Joyce avoids arbitration


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce has avoided arbitration with the club, according to the New York Post

Joyce will make $3.7 million next year. He's coming off a season in which he hit .235/.328/.419 in 413 at-bats.


Matt Joyce gets first start of postseason


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(10/7/2013) Matt Joyce was in the Rays' starting lineup at designated hitter for Monday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox.

This will be Joyce's first start in the series, though he has appeared as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement.


Matt Joyce has only good day for Rays


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce was the lone bright spot Monday during a blowout loss at Kansas City. Joyce doubled twice and recorded three hits in the defeat.

Joyce finished the game 3 for 3 with a walk. He scored a run and is batting .259 on the year for Tampa Bay.

The 29-year-old Joyce has hit in three straight games and six of his last seven. He has two homers and six RBI over that stretch. Joyce has 17 home runs and 42 runs driven in for the Rays on the season.

Matt Joyce drives in three runs


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce drove in three runs against the Orioles Tuesday night in Baltimore. Joyce's double in the ninth inning scored two of those runs.

Joyce also had a sacrifice fly in the third inning for his third RBI of the night. He finished the game 1 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. Joyce is batting .251 on the season. He now has 41 runs driven in for Tampa Bay.

The 29-year-old Joyce has two homers in his last five games and six RBI over that stretch. He's hit in his last three contests for Tampa.

Matt Joyce gets back on track for Rays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2013) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce hit a two-run homer during Monday's 4-3 win at Baltimore. He finished 2 for 3.

Joyce is batting .355 (11 for 31) with a .645 slugging percentage, 1.057 OPS, two home runs, three doubles, five RBI and six runs in his last 11 games (seven starts).

Prior to his 11-game run, Joyce hit .181 with a .238 slugging percentage, .521 OPS, one home run and three RBI in a 39-game stretch from June 15-Aug. 6.


Matt Joyce sitting Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/15/2013) Rays outfielder Matt Joyce is not in the team's starting lineup Thursday against the Mariners.

Joyce will be replaced by Jason Bourgeois. Bourgeois will hit sixth against Joe Saunders. Joyce is hitting .247/.336/.428 in 320 at-bats.


Rays to use 'revolving door' in leadoff spot


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2013) Rays manager Joe Maddon said Tuesday the leadoff spot will be a "revolving door" with shortstop Yunel Escobar, infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist and outfielder Matt Joyce, according to the Tampa Bay Times. In the leadoff spot this season, Escobar is batting .250 (1 for 4), Zobrist is batting .214 (6 for 28) and Joyce is batting .230 (23 for 100).