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Matt Tolbert 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
11 680 .230 .288 .319 68 -0.3
Birth Date5-4-1982
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age37 years, 2 months, 17 days
BatsB
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
2008 MIN 26 41 123 32 6 3 0 7 19 0 7 1 .283 .322 .389 74 -3.7 2.3 0.0 0.3
2009 MIN 27 71 231 46 7 1 2 21 37 0 6 2 .232 .303 .308 68 -8.5 0.4 3.7 0.2
2010 MIN 28 48 100 20 4 3 1 9 18 0 1 1 .230 .293 .379 83 -1.8 -0.3 2.3 0.3
2011 MIN 29 87 226 41 10 2 0 11 31 4 3 2 .198 .252 .266 58 -10.6 -1.9 -5.4 -1.1
Career2476801392793481054176.230.288.31968-24.50.60.6-0.3

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2004 ELZ Rk APL 33 118 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FTM A+ FSL 111 472 .239 .306 .347 .309 91 -0.8 1.4 0 96 0 -1.3 -2.0 -1.6 -0.4
2006 FTM A+ FSL 40 173 .250 .319 .372 .319 100 1.4 4.1 -0.2 123 0 0.8 0.4 0.9 0.6
2006 NBR AA EAS 72 292 .254 .324 .390 .295 91 -0.6 5.9 1 90 0 -2.2 0.6 -3.9 0.1
2007 ROC AAA INT 121 477 .267 .334 .406 .316 94 16.6 14.0 -0.2 115 0 -11.8 5.3 8.6 1.5
2008 MIN MLB AL 41 123 .263 .327 .410 .337 100 -1.7 3.6 0.7 74 15 0.0 2.3 -3.7 0.3
2008 NBR AA EAS 14 57 .254 .322 .399 .280 105 -3.4 1.7 0.5 73 0 -0.5 -0.4 -2.4 -0.1
2009 MIN MLB AL 71 231 .267 .336 .423 .273 104 -8.5 6.6 0.2 68 11 3.7 0.4 -8.5 0.2
2009 ROC AAA INT 56 251 .261 .329 .395 .323 108 -1.6 7.3 -0.2 105 0 -2.9 -0.6 1.7 0.5
2010 MIN MLB AL 48 100 .251 .319 .391 .268 106 -2 2.8 0 83 13 2.3 -0.3 -1.8 0.3
2010 ROC AAA INT 42 188 .257 .326 .389 .336 99 -4.8 5.5 0.8 91 0 -1.0 1.7 -1.6 0.5
2010 TWI Rk GCL 4 15 .235 .303 .293 .444 108 1.1 0.5 0.1 124 0 -0.8 0.0 -0.2 0.0
2011 MIN MLB AL 87 226 .259 .321 .406 .233 103 -15.7 6.1 1.1 58 8 -5.4 -1.9 -10.6 -1.1
2011 ROC AAA INT 17 73 .256 .317 .380 .160 99 -7.7 2.3 0.7 38 0 -0.2 0.6 -4.6 -0.1
2012 IOW AAA PCL 113 375 .274 .340 .424 .295 94 -12.9 11.1 2.3 66 0 -3.4 3.0 -13.5 0.0
2013 CLR A+ FSL 13 53 .255 .322 .370 .442 99 3.5 1.6 0.2 175 0 0.8 -0.4 3.0 0.5
2013 REA AA EAS 25 84 .249 .321 .372 .333 100 1.8 2.3 0 108 0 1.2 0.0 -0.6 0.3
2013 LEH AAA INT 4 14 .258 .323 .396 .000 103 -3.2 0.4 0 29 0 0.0 -0.6 -1.2 -0.1
2013 PHL Rk GCL 4 14 .261 .322 .358 .545 102 2.2 0.4 0 187 0 0.1 -0.5 0.6 0.1
2014 REA AA EAS 21 62 .259 .322 .381 .185 106 -7 1.7 0.3 40 0 0.4 0.3 -5.0 -0.2
2014 LEH AAA INT 15 50 .269 .344 .418 .282 109 -3.5 1.5 -0.1 69 0 -0.4 -0.6 -2.4 -0.2
2014 PHL Rk GCL 4 16 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 132 0 0.0 0.0 -0.1 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
2004 ELZ Rk APL 118 104 23 32 7 2 3 52 18 12 13 3 2 .308 .376 .500 .192 1 1
2005 FTM A+ FSL 472 417 55 111 20 6 3 152 46 35 80 11 4 .266 .317 .365 .098 15 15
2006 FTM A+ FSL 173 155 20 47 6 3 4 71 24 14 17 7 2 .303 .363 .458 .155 1 1
2006 NBR AA EAS 292 248 33 64 15 1 3 90 35 30 43 5 1 .258 .341 .363 .105 5 5
2007 ROC AAA INT 477 417 65 122 24 7 6 178 53 37 56 11 3 .293 .348 .427 .134 12 12
2008 NBR AA EAS 57 56 6 14 3 0 0 17 6 1 6 3 3 .250 .263 .304 .054 0 0
2008 MIN MLB AL 123 113 18 32 6 3 0 44 6 7 19 7 1 .283 .322 .389 .106 1 2
2009 MIN MLB AL 231 198 28 46 7 1 2 61 19 21 37 6 2 .232 .303 .308 .076 2 10
2009 ROC AAA INT 251 236 35 68 11 6 3 100 22 14 32 7 4 .288 .331 .424 .136 0 0
2010 ROC AAA INT 188 173 19 49 9 3 1 67 11 13 30 6 1 .283 .332 .387 .104 1 1
2010 MIN MLB AL 100 87 8 20 4 3 1 33 18 9 18 1 1 .230 .293 .379 .149 3 1
2010 TWI Rk GCL 15 12 4 4 2 0 0 6 0 3 3 1 1 .333 .467 .500 .167 0 0
2011 MIN MLB AL 226 207 22 41 10 2 0 55 11 11 31 3 2 .198 .252 .266 .068 0 4
2011 ROC AAA INT 73 59 7 8 1 1 0 11 3 10 11 5 3 .136 .254 .186 .051 2 2
2012 IOW AAA PCL 375 329 38 79 16 1 1 100 13 34 66 9 5 .240 .313 .304 .064 2 8
2013 PHL Rk GCL 14 12 1 6 0 1 0 8 3 2 1 0 1 .500 .571 .667 .167 0 0
2013 LEH AAA INT 14 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .000 .071 .000 .000 0 0
2013 CLR A+ FSL 53 47 5 19 1 0 0 20 5 5 4 3 1 .404 .462 .426 .021 0 1
2013 REA AA EAS 84 78 10 24 1 1 0 27 5 4 7 1 2 .308 .337 .346 .038 1 1
2014 PHL Rk GCL 16 13 3 3 0 0 0 3 2 3 1 2 0 .231 .375 .231 .000 0
2014 LEH AAA INT 50 43 3 11 1 0 0 12 1 5 4 1 1 .256 .333 .279 .023 0
2014 REA AA EAS 62 58 4 10 1 0 0 11 2 2 4 0 0 .172 .213 .190 .017 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 423 0.5201 0.4161 0.8636 0.5727 0.2463 0.9127 0.7400 0.1364 0.0029
2009 840 0.5345 0.4512 0.8153 0.6147 0.2634 0.8732 0.6602 0.1847 0.0008
2010 351 0.4957 0.4103 0.8056 0.5747 0.2486 0.9000 0.5909 0.1944 0.0039
2011 828 0.5242 0.4143 0.8630 0.5553 0.2589 0.9336 0.6961 0.1370 -0.0004
Career24420.52290.42670.83840.58150.25680.90440.67620.16160.0012

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
2014-07-22 2014-07-30 Minors 8 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2014-05-14 2014-06-30 Minors 47 0 Right Fingers Fracture Index Finger - -
2011-08-18 2011-08-20 DTD 2 2 Left Wrist Sprain - -
2011-08-16 2011-08-17 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2010-07-01 2010-08-15 15-DL 45 39 Right Fingers Dislocation Middle Finger -
2009-10-10 2009-10-12 DTD 2 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-05-16 2008-09-01 60-DL 108 97 Left Thumb Surgery Ligament 2008-05-22

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PHI $
2013 PHI $
2012 CHN $
2011 MIN $425,000
2008 MIN $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$815,000
2 yrTotal$815,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 57 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 12/22/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 2/8/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/30/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2011). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Minnesota 10/14/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/7/10. Optioned to Triple-A 3/26/10. Recalled 3/7/10. Optioned to Triple-A 5/19/10. Recalled 6/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Re-signed 3/8/09. Optioned to Triple-A 4/3/09. Recalled 5/6/09. Recalled 9/4/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Contract purchased 11/20/07. Re-signed 1/24/08.
  • Drafted 2004 (16-481) (Mississippi).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen anything to make you worry about Nishioka as of yet? How badly do the Twins need some IF depth. Watching Matt Tolbert play makes me yearn for Steve Lombardozzi.
(paulbellows from Calgary)
I wrote about Nishioka and all things Twins infielder in today's TA (linked above). Suffice it to say that I'm not a believer. Even if you mean "other than a fractured fibula" and would be inclined to disregard his slow start at the plate, I just don't think Nishioka's cut out to be a productive major leaguer, based on his skill set and track record in Japan.

The Twins need IF depth badly, but I don't know if they'd agree. History suggests that Ron Gardenhire has no problem living and dying with the Tolberts of the world. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)The Twins are moving outdoors next year. Given that Minnesota in April and October should be, um, chilly, and they won't be playing on artificial turf, should they change their roster construction radically?
(ElAngelo from New York, NY)
That's assuming that guys beyond their lefty power hitters and the pitching have all that much value in the first place. Turf or grass, warm or cold, picking a polar bear over Matt Tolbert might at least score you a few more runs, but picking anybody over Matt Tolbert might score you a few more runs. The Twins need to get busy regardless of their environment. They can't afford to perpetually Punto away opportunities, and history doesn't cherish its post-season speed bumps. (Christina Kahrl)


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