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Joe Mather 3B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
13 537 .219 .271 .357 78 -0.8
Birth Date7-23-1982
Height6' 4"
Weight215 lbs
Age37 years, 2 months, 24 days
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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
2008 SLN 25 54 147 32 7 0 8 12 32 1 1 0 .241 .306 .474 112 2.5 -0.4 -1.0 0.5
2010 SLN 27 36 64 13 4 0 0 2 11 0 1 1 .217 .242 .283 62 -2.7 -0.1 -2.6 -0.4
2011 ATL 28 36 83 16 4 0 1 6 23 0 0 1 .213 .272 .307 69 -2.8 -0.7 -1.5 -0.4
2012 CHN 29 103 243 47 11 0 5 14 46 1 5 2 .209 .256 .324 64 -9.8 0.6 -2.8 -0.5
Career2295371082601434112274.219.271.35778-12.8-0.6-7.8-0.8

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
2001 JCY Rk APL 45 178 .000 .000 .000 .356 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 JCY Rk APL 62 256 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NWJ A- NYP 65 223 .000 .000 .000 .270 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 PEO A MDW 65 270 .000 .000 .000 .329 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 NWJ A- NYP 3 8 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 QUD A MDW 54 234 .260 .330 .388 .245 97 -3 2.0 -0.9 86 0 1.9 0.3 -2.8 0.0
2005 PMB A+ FSL 57 225 .236 .333 .356 .301 96 1.8 0.3 -0.1 104 0 -0.3 -0.1 0.9 0.1
2006 PMB A+ FSL 124 494 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 SFD AA TXS 64 272 .257 .332 .395 .286 102 20.7 7.9 -4.2 167 0 -1.9 0.3 19.5 2.2
2007 MEM AAA PCL 70 288 .271 .334 .426 .251 98 -4.6 8.4 -2.9 99 0 7.8 1.7 1.1 1.6
2008 SLN MLB NL 54 147 .258 .325 .410 .255 96 1.6 4.2 -0.7 112 13 -1.0 -0.4 2.5 0.5
2008 MEM AAA PCL 59 254 .274 .349 .437 .296 102 18.9 7.5 -2.4 154 0 4.8 1.0 12.9 2.3
2009 SFD AA TXS 17 65 .254 .325 .382 .205 116 -3.3 2.1 -0.2 60 0 -0.5 -0.9 -4.4 -0.4
2009 MEM AAA PCL 39 150 .270 .345 .400 .213 79 -5.8 4.3 -1.7 35 0 -0.3 0.2 -10.7 -0.8
2009 CRD Rk GCL 3 11 .215 .293 .290 .286 95 0.9 0.3 -0.1 204 0 -0.7 0.2 1.9 0.2
2010 SLN MLB NL 36 64 .263 .340 .413 .265 88 -5.2 1.7 0.1 62 13 -2.6 -0.1 -2.7 -0.4
2010 MEM AAA PCL 91 376 .282 .352 .446 .327 98 4.4 12.3 -4.1 94 0 -3.5 -0.7 -1.6 0.2
2011 ATL MLB NL 36 83 .255 .322 .389 .294 95 -3.9 2.2 -0.6 69 12 -1.5 -0.7 -2.8 -0.4
2011 CSP AAA PCL 55 234 .284 .351 .440 .357 126 -0.1 7.3 -1.8 95 0 3.4 3.3 -0.6 1.1
2011 GWN AAA INT 18 70 .270 .337 .426 .319 94 -0.4 2.2 -0.9 115 0 -0.1 0.2 1.1 0.2
2012 CHN MLB NL 103 243 .256 .318 .403 .239 100 -11.6 6.7 0.1 64 10 -2.8 0.6 -9.8 -0.5
2013 PEN AA SOU 31 102 .228 .305 .335 .228 99 -4 2.8 -1.3 76 0 -1.4 -1.8 -4.0 -0.6

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
2001 JCY Rk APL 178 165 25 41 3 0 5 59 21 7 60 2 2 .248 .290 .358 .109 1 1
2002 JCY Rk APL 256 224 29 52 15 2 8 95 39 27 57 9 1 .232 .323 .424 .192 0 0
2003 NWJ A- NYP 223 196 23 45 12 1 2 65 22 18 38 4 4 .230 .309 .332 .102 3 3
2004 NWJ A- NYP 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 .125 .125 .125 .000 0 0
2004 PEO A MDW 270 241 34 61 18 2 7 104 31 24 70 3 3 .253 .333 .432 .178 0 0
2005 QUD A MDW 234 209 30 46 15 2 9 92 33 20 49 0 0 .220 .297 .440 .220 0 0
2005 PMB A+ FSL 225 200 37 55 12 2 8 95 27 12 39 4 0 .275 .339 .475 .200 3 3
2006 PMB A+ FSL 494 443 64 119 33 1 16 202 74 36 91 9 0 .269 .333 .456 .187 3 3
2007 SFD AA TXS 272 234 48 71 17 0 18 142 46 29 32 4 0 .303 .390 .607 .303 1 1
2007 MEM AAA PCL 288 253 32 61 10 1 13 112 31 23 51 6 0 .241 .326 .443 .202 2 2
2008 SLN MLB NL 147 133 20 32 7 0 8 63 18 12 32 1 0 .241 .306 .474 .233 1 0
2008 MEM AAA PCL 254 211 45 64 14 2 17 133 41 32 36 7 2 .303 .413 .630 .327 1 1
2009 CRD Rk GCL 11 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 .250 .455 .375 .125 0 0
2009 SFD AA TXS 65 58 8 12 3 0 3 24 11 5 11 0 2 .207 .281 .414 .207 0 0
2009 MEM AAA PCL 150 136 12 24 6 2 1 37 14 9 27 7 1 .176 .238 .272 .096 0 0
2010 SLN MLB NL 64 60 7 13 4 0 0 17 3 2 11 1 1 .217 .242 .283 .067 0 2
2010 MEM AAA PCL 376 335 55 92 18 4 10 148 46 37 74 6 4 .275 .350 .442 .167 0 0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 234 209 36 67 14 1 6 101 31 18 39 3 0 .321 .363 .483 .163 7 0
2011 ATL MLB NL 83 75 4 16 4 0 1 23 9 6 23 0 1 .213 .272 .307 .093 0 2
2011 GWN AAA INT 70 62 13 16 5 0 1 24 4 8 14 2 1 .258 .343 .387 .129 0 0
2012 CHN MLB NL 243 225 18 47 11 0 5 73 19 14 46 5 2 .209 .256 .324 .116 2 1
2013 PEN AA SOU 102 86 6 15 4 0 2 25 10 14 28 1 1 .174 .287 .291 .116 1 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 578 0.4550 0.4740 0.7299 0.6692 0.3111 0.7955 0.6122 0.2701 0.0028
2010 245 0.5184 0.5102 0.7360 0.6220 0.3898 0.7975 0.6304 0.2640 0.0019
2011 312 0.4647 0.5224 0.7117 0.7172 0.3533 0.8846 0.4068 0.2883 0.0029
2012 844 0.5166 0.4953 0.7512 0.6560 0.3235 0.8287 0.5833 0.2488 0.0078
Career19790.49060.49520.73690.66530.33280.82400.56970.26310.0048

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
2009-06-14 2009-08-20 Minors 67 0 Left Wrist Surgery 2009-06-22
2009-05-08 2009-05-29 Minors 21 0 Left Wrist Surgery Cyst 2009-05-07
2008-09-02 2008-09-21 15-DL 19 16 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2008-09-25

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 PHI $
2012 CHN $490,000
2010 SLN $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$890,000
3 yrTotal$890,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 54 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 1/22/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Philadelphia 3/9/13. Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 5/6/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Cincinnati 6/26/13.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/4/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Chicago Cubs 4/4/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Chicago Cubs 10/26/12. Refused assignment 10/30/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Claimed by Atlanta off waivers from St. Louis 11/3/10. Sent outright to Triple-A by Atlanta 3/29/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2010). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by St. Louis 2/28/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by St. Louis 3/4/08.
  • Drafted 2001 (3-104) (Mountain Pointe HS, Ariz.). $0.375M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you agree with Tony La Russa's decision to give the third base job to converted outfielder Joe Mather over David Friese or Allen Craig? Friese was in a car accident and couldn't play for a week, but it doesn't seem like TLR ever gave him a chance.
(jbuofm from Peoria)
It's a 4-6 week stopgap play. One issue is that if you give it to a decent prospect and they play well, you're stuck when Glaus returns. By giving it to Mather, you avoid that issue; he's no more than a utility guy, anyway. (Joe Sheehan)


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