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Joey Gathright LF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 1329 .263 .328 .303 63 -0.3
Birth Date4-27-1981
Height5' 10"
Weight175 lbs
Age38 years, 5 months, 22 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2004 TBA 23 19 57 13 0 0 0 2 14 3 6 1 .250 .316 .250 58 -2.9 1.3 -1.7 -0.2
2005 TBA 24 76 218 56 7 3 0 10 39 2 20 5 .276 .316 .340 58 -11.0 2.1 5.8 0.4
2006 KCA 25 79 263 60 6 3 1 22 45 4 10 6 .262 .332 .328 62 -11.7 0.3 4.5 0.2
2006 TBA 25 55 182 31 6 0 0 20 30 3 12 3 .201 .305 .240 65 -7.5 1.3 2.3 0.2
2007 KCA 26 74 261 70 8 0 0 20 36 3 9 8 .307 .371 .342 75 -7.3 -0.8 6.5 0.5
2008 KCA 27 105 315 71 3 1 0 20 40 4 21 4 .254 .311 .272 59 -15.3 4.2 -10.3 -1.2
2009 BOS 28 17 17 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 .313 .353 .313 60 -0.8 0.4 -0.6 -0.1
2009 CHN 28 20 15 3 0 0 0 1 6 0 1 2 .214 .267 .214 61 -0.7 -0.7 -0.6 -0.2
2011 BOS 30 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .000 1.000 .000 81 0.0 0.1 -0.1 0.0
Career4521329309307197212198130.263.328.30363-57.18.05.9-0.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2002 CSC A SAL 59 244 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 BAK A+ CLF 89 389 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 ORL AA SOU 22 93 .000 .000 .000 .457 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 TBA MLB AL 19 57 .271 .338 .423 .342 102 -3.2 1.7 0 58 16 -1.7 1.3 -2.9 -0.2
2004 MNT AA SOU 32 138 .000 .000 .000 .448 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 DUR AAA INT 60 260 .000 .000 .000 .401 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 TBA MLB AL 76 218 .266 .325 .421 .341 103 -8.4 6.3 0.5 58 11 5.8 2.1 -11.0 0.4
2005 DUR AAA INT 58 260 .271 .333 .427 .378 108 0.7 2.9 0.1 114 0 -0.5 6.1 4.8 1.3
2006 KCA MLB AL 79 263 .268 .330 .426 .316 112 -7.1 7.9 0.7 62 11 4.5 0.3 -11.7 0.2
2006 TBA MLB AL 55 182 .280 .342 .449 .250 107 -11.1 5.5 0.5 65 11 2.3 1.3 -7.5 0.2
2006 DUR AAA INT 10 40 .246 .327 .364 .276 102 1.3 1.1 0.1 109 0 0.4 0.5 0.4 0.2
2007 KCA MLB AL 74 261 .268 .332 .412 .365 102 -0.3 7.7 -1.5 75 11 6.5 -0.8 -7.3 0.5
2007 OMA AAA PCL 60 277 .278 .346 .431 .380 105 14.1 8.0 0.4 136 0 -3.6 2.6 12.9 2.0
2008 KCA MLB AL 105 315 .273 .339 .423 .295 103 -16.8 9.1 0.8 59 9 -10.3 4.2 -15.3 -1.2
2008 OMA AAA PCL 9 36 .271 .343 .438 .156 104 -4.4 1.1 0.1 33 0 0.5 0.5 -3.1 -0.1
2009 BOS MLB AL 17 17 .305 .358 .494 .357 116 -1.2 0.5 0 60 15 -0.6 0.4 -0.8 -0.1
2009 CHN MLB NL 20 15 .254 .330 .412 .375 99 -1.2 0.4 0 61 15 -0.6 -0.7 -0.7 -0.2
2009 NOR AAA INT 80 362 .267 .334 .399 .364 103 4 10.5 -0.1 115 0 9.9 1.6 6.4 2.8
2009 PAW AAA INT 3 11 .259 .320 .384 .200 95 -0.6 0.3 0 115 0 -0.4 0.0 6.3 0.6
2010 NOR AAA INT 61 244 .259 .331 .400 .221 100 -21.1 7.4 -0.2 35 0 -1.6 0.1 -16.7 -1.1
2011 BOS MLB AL 7 1 .000 .410 .000 .000 113 0.3 0.0 0 81 1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0
2011 PAW AAA INT 4 10 .277 .343 .452 .429 91 0.3 0.3 0 99 0 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.1
2012 LOU AAA INT 40 161 .256 .326 .389 .370 103 -2.4 4.8 0.3 89 0 -7.5 1.4 -1.6 -0.3
2012 ARA Wnt VWL 15 57 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2002 CSC A SAL 244 208 30 55 1 0 0 56 14 21 36 22 7 .264 .352 .269 .005 5 5
2003 ORL AA SOU 93 85 12 32 1 0 0 33 5 5 15 12 3 .376 .424 .388 .012 0 0
2003 BAK A+ CLF 389 340 65 110 6 3 0 122 23 41 54 57 13 .324 .404 .359 .035 2 2
2004 TBA MLB AL 57 52 11 13 0 0 0 13 1 2 14 6 1 .250 .316 .250 .000 0 0
2004 MNT AA SOU 138 126 23 43 5 1 0 50 8 11 30 10 6 .341 .399 .397 .056 0 0
2004 DUR AAA INT 260 236 34 77 9 1 0 88 8 19 46 33 13 .326 .381 .373 .047 2 2
2005 DUR AAA INT 260 226 46 69 10 5 1 92 18 29 47 31 8 .305 .386 .407 .102 2 2
2005 TBA MLB AL 218 203 29 56 7 3 0 69 13 10 39 20 5 .276 .316 .340 .064 0 3
2006 KCA MLB AL 263 229 34 60 6 3 1 75 28 22 45 10 6 .262 .332 .328 .066 4 4
2006 TBA MLB AL 182 154 25 31 6 0 0 37 13 20 30 12 3 .201 .305 .240 .039 0 5
2006 DUR AAA INT 40 31 5 8 2 0 0 10 1 6 3 6 2 .258 .400 .323 .065 1 1
2007 OMA AAA PCL 277 223 44 76 10 4 0 94 25 43 24 25 8 .341 .460 .422 .081 1 1
2007 KCA MLB AL 261 228 28 70 8 0 0 78 19 20 36 9 8 .307 .371 .342 .035 0 10
2008 KCA MLB AL 315 279 41 71 3 1 0 76 22 20 40 21 4 .254 .311 .272 .018 2 10
2008 OMA AAA PCL 36 33 3 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 1 1 0 .152 .222 .152 .000 0 0
2009 CHN MLB NL 15 14 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 6 1 2 .214 .267 .214 .000 0 0
2009 BOS MLB AL 17 16 7 5 0 0 0 5 0 1 2 1 0 .313 .353 .313 .000 0 0
2009 NOR AAA INT 362 322 49 106 11 2 0 121 20 27 41 24 7 .329 .376 .376 .047 10 10
2009 PAW AAA INT 11 10 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .182 .200 .000 1 1
2010 NOR AAA INT 244 216 25 40 4 2 0 48 7 21 40 12 6 .185 .252 .222 .037 5 5
2011 BOS MLB AL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .000 1.000 .000 .000 0 0
2011 PAW AAA INT 10 8 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 1 1 1 0 .375 .444 .375 .000 0 1
2012 LOU AAA INT 161 147 9 44 7 0 0 51 16 7 29 4 2 .299 .346 .347 .048 1 2
2012 ARA Wnt VWL 57 50 9 13 0 1 0 15 4 5 11 0 0 .260 .339 .300 .040 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 1029 0.5335 0.4276 0.8455 0.5665 0.2688 0.8907 0.7364 0.1545 -0.0010
2009 117 0.5470 0.5128 0.8167 0.6563 0.3396 0.8810 0.6667 0.1833 0.0009
2011 4 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000
Career11500.53300.43480.83960.57370.27510.88660.72670.1569-0.0008

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-06-03 2010-06-20 Minors 17 0 Low Back Strain -
2009-07-19 2009-07-26 Minors 7 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-07-24 2008-08-21 15-DL 28 24 Right Shoulder Contusion Bone -
2008-07-03 2008-07-05 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Subluxation -
2008-06-08 2008-06-08 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Soreness -
2008-05-18 2008-05-21 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Subluxation -
2008-02-26 2008-02-26 Camp 0 0 Right Wrist Soreness -
2007-08-23 2007-08-24 DTD 1 0 Face Infection Eye -
2007-03-20 2007-03-27 Camp 7 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2004-11-14 2004-11-14 WIN 0 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Scar Tissue -
2004-08-23 2004-08-26 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Separation -
2004-04-14 - Minors - - Trunk Contusion Ribs -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 BOS $
2009 CHN $800,000
2008 KCA $427,000
2006 TBA $337,200
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,564,200
3 yrTotal$1,564,200

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 132 dLarry Reynolds1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/23/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Boston as a free agent 8/31/11 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 9/13/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Boston 10/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/13/09 (minor-league contract). Released by Toronto 3/28/10. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 3/30/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Baltimore 7/22/10.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2009). Signed by Cubs as a free agent 12/16/08. Sent outright to AAA by Cubs 5/8/09. Acquired by Baltimore in trade from Cubs 5/8/09. Acquired by Boston in trade from Baltimore 8/29/09. Contract purchased by Boston 9/1/09. Sent outright to AAA by Boston 11/5/09 (refused assignment).
  • 1 year/$0.427M (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/2/08 (split contract). Non-tendered by Kansas City 12/12/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Kansas City 3/07.
  • 1 year/$0.3372M (2006). Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Tampa Bay 6/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Renewed by Tampa Bay 2/05.
  • Drafted by Tampa Bay 2001 (32-949).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)I understand it's still not that large of a sample size to go off of, however, is Billy Hamilton the real deal or is there a real chance he turns into Joey Gathright? On a scale of 1 to 10, your thoughts on his chances to stay at SS or 2B?
(Nevy72 from Staten Island, NY)
He's way better than Gathright, and faster. Almost zero chance to stay at SS, and I think they should move him to CF today. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Alcides Escobar is showing that there is some production in his bat. Can he keep up being not terrible on offense for a good part of his career?
(Jerry from Bass Boat)
A guy like that is always tough to project long-term. He's a classic high-speed, low-walk guy. Some of these guys get lots of chances to play regularly (like Juan Pierre). Others don't (like Joey Gathright). Lucky for Escobar, he is a plus defender at a premium position, so I would wager between that, his speed, his youth, and his ability to hit for a decent enough batting average that he'll get his fair share of chances. As long as he plays, he'll be a fantasy asset, especially if a team lets him leadoff. (Derek Carty)
2010-07-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)I've read scouts say that Bryce Harper has "off the charts" power which I equate to 80. Please put that into perspective. Who in the MLB, past or present, would have 80 power? Who would have 80 speed, throwing arm, batting eye, fastball, curveball, etc...
(redsoxin2004 from Columbia, CT)
We talked about this on the podcast! 80 power guys are Howard, Stanton (at least two that come to mind). 80 speed is Joey Gathright, Gary Brown. Ichiro has an 80 arm, Feliz has an 80 fastball, can't think of an 80 curve, batting eye is NOT a tool, no matter what anyone tells you. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina, I'm a long-time fan of your work but a first-time emailer. Do you see Fukudome bouncing back for the Cubs? I like the idea of his arm in center, if/when Bradley is healthy. Reed Johnson just doesn't do it for me as an everyday CF. Thanks!
(MoJo from Washington, DC)
Hi MoJo, glad for the compliment, so many thanks. Yeah, there's something specifically Cubby cuddly about how Reed Johnson was taken to be a speed guy and a regular center fielder, two things he most obviously is not. I'm less excited about Fukudome in center than resigned to it, because there's nothing else to be done with him. It says something about how nova his star has gone that I think he's got to be the favorite over guys like Johnson and Joey Gathright. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't like much of what Jim Hendry has done this offseason but what confuses me is letting Henry Blanco walk? Are koyie Hill and Paul Bako the left handed hitting messiahs? What am I missing? Was Blanco too expensive? Is he injured?
(ced from chicago)
I can understand a desire to get a backup for Geovany Soto who's an opposite-side hitter, but yes, I'd rather have spent the money to retain Blanco than spend it on Bako (or Joey Gathright, for that matter). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Royals are going to cut Justin Huber, a young power hitter, which is something they are desperately in need of, in favor of Ross Gload and Joey Gathright. Is there any hope for this organization?
(Bearfrog from Dallas)
Well, I may be no big booster for Gload or Gathright, but if you want to scapegoat somebody, how about Ryan Shealy? I still don't get why people got all that worked up about Shealy. Similarly, I think my fellow statheads need to wrap their heads around the idea that Huber really isn't all that. He's not really that patient, he doesn't really have that much power, and physically, he really is only a first baseman. If you want to have him around instead of somebody else, pick on the older, just as right-handed first baseman who only ever mashed in Colorado Springs, and even that was off of thrice-cooked Triple-A lefty mound fodder. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableEven Raul Ibanez has to be happy about being out of the game after that catch by Francisco.

As for Fowler, let me know when he can jump over a car like Joey Gathright.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySfw8f0beg (Kevin Goldstein)
 

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